To print spreads you need to check the spreads box in the print dialog. I suspect you probably also need to have a left-hand page as the first one in the range.
It's a little complicated.
First, you must have spreads checked in the print dialog box.
Then turn off Allow Document to Shuffle and Allow Selected Spread to Shuffle.
Then, you need to separate the left-hand page from the right side island spread
Then you need to drag the page that used to be on the right side, back onto the right. (It may have moved over to the left of the left of the spine.)
And then separate the right-hand page from the next left side spread.
It should look like this:
Pages 5-6 are the right side with the extra fold.
Pages 7-8 are the left side with the extra fold.
Sandee, I think you're onto something here. I've managed to separate the spreads from the spine as you suggested, however, I'm still getting the same result. The preview in the print dialogue is exactly what I want, yet the printout itself still print 'D11' on the back of 'D12'. I'm under a mountain of failed printouts! In the end I gave up and just taped the extra fold to the dummy manually.
I'd love to figure this out though for future use, so any more input would be divine!
Thank you so much for helping out!
I have an idea as to what the problem is. Notice in my example above the page numbers are sequential.
But yours have been changed to work with your island spreads.
You could renumbers the pages as shown here:
Or, if you don't want to change your page numbers, and I can understand why you wouldn't want to do that, try, when printing create absolute numbers in front of the page numbers such as +11-+14.
Because you're not really printing from D11-12. (I know, you're considering the second page 12 with no prefix to be 12.) But by putting the + sign in front of the numbers you're saying print the actual eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth pages. Because D13 and 12 are the thirteenth and fourteenth.
BRILLIANT!!!!!!! Twas the prefix '+' that did the trick! That'll definitely make life easier in the future!
Thanks for being a hardcore InDesign user!