I am working with an already created (unfortunately) document that is 11 x 8 1/2 side-by-side layout. I need the document to be top to bottom. As this is a long-edge bound document, the client wants to see it with the pages as they are going to be bound.
I don't need to turn the pages, I just need to move them:
One very labor-intensive option would be to change the page setup to portrait and rotate the pages in the pages panel. However, that does not seem to rotate the content, just the pages. I have a few hundred pages and would really rather not have to rotate the content one page at a time. :-)
Any suggestions would be most helpful. As InDesign is probably the most robust document layout program there is, I can't imagine there is no way to set up long edge binding - I just can't find it (and neither can a friend who is very proficient in InDesign). (Even Word can print long edge!)
Basically, for this file, you're screwed.
Create a new facing pages file with PORTRAIT orientation, then use the Rotate Spreads 90 degree Clockwise command from the Pages Panel menu to put the left page above the right and make it LOOK like it's in landscape one above the other. Copy the content from the original and paste into the new file.
Actually, Indesign is intended to create a printable layout in form of a PDF. If you make a document in landscape format, it doesn't matter if the pages are side by side or on top of each other. This is what the printing company does when putting it on paper. The arrange the content, for example two A4 pages in landscape on a A3 sheet in portrait.
Apart from that, you can arrange pages (alas, manually) as you want, but then it's not facing pages anymore, because facing pages are always side-by-side in Indesign.
Another way is to use portrait and only rotate the content, then export booklet.