1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 13, 2014 1:07 PM by JimmyRun

    How to add a gutter in spread format?

    KRun

      I have a children's book ready for the publisher in all ways but one—I cannot for the life of me seem to figure out how to get the requisite 3 mm gutter in between the pages of my spreads.  Though the file is ssent off in page-only form, it is designed in spread format because the illustrations cross both pages.  The publisher doesn't want ink in the gutter to get in the way of gluing.  I had tried making each page a single column and entering a gutter, but that was apparently not it.  What can I do?

        • 1. Re: How to add a gutter in spread format?
          JimmyRun

          You're doing everthing correct by setting up your file as spreads. The printer should take care of the gutter when they impose your file. When exporting a PDF or printing from INDD, they should set the inside document bleed settings to 0 and make the gutter whatever they want in their impostion software.