I am creating a catalog. I did a data merge as single pages because I couldn't figure out how to export it as spreads (and also read online it's not possible). I completed the merge and my document has been created. I went under Document Setting a checked "Facing Pages." Nothing happened. It's still single pages. I tried clicking "allow document pages to shuffle." That made no difference. I even tried clicking "enable layout adjustment," and that didn't make a different. The only thing that has worked was physically dragging a single page onto the next page to create a spread. This is not an option. My document is 300-page photo-heavy document. Any little adjustment needs several minutes to load. Help!
Was Allow document pages to shuffle checked before you changed to facing pages? If not, go back and uncheck facing pages, then allow the shuffling before changing to facing.
Also select all pages in the pages pallet, and make sure that Allow selected spread to shuffle is also checked.
Thanks SRiegel, that worked!
You're welcome. I do 5 or 6 major data-merge projects every fall, so I've done this fix lots of times for my own work.