I have a set of chapters that are individual .indd files. I can put them into a book easily (and have - I use this book file).
However, I have another set of chapters that are "companions" to the original chapters. I want combine the two files in such a way that the "real" chapter 1 page 1 faces "companion" chapter 1 page 1. There are some companion chapters that are longer than the original chapter which I would like to stay on the right side, facing a blank page if necessary.
I know I can do this manually as PDFs, but I'd like to keep the "real" and "companion" chapters separate files so that if/when I update the "real" chapter, it updates within both book files (assuming doing what I would like is a function within creating another book).
Also, a pipe dream, perhaps, but is there also a way to keep the page numbers? So in the merged book, both page 1s, say "1"; flip the page, both say "2", etc?
Thanks in advance.
You can place pages from the .indd files, too, not just PDF, and they behave as linked images. I just looked to see if Scott Zanelli's multipage importer script can handle the "one side of the spread only" for each doc, but it doesn't look like it will. Too bad, because it's a real time saver.