I bet this is several .indd files gather together with a .indb book file. Spreads only work within a single file, they will not combine pages from different files.
it is a book with different indesign files.
I didn't know it cannot do spreads? I use to have the other cs6 version and I exported into spreads from a book.
I am confused, when I export it it has the option for spreads. shouldn't that option be gray out?
what is my alternative? combine all of the files into one indesign file? how do I do that?
If there are multiple pages within any individual file in your book, those can be output as spreads, but you cannot print a spread made from the last page of file A and the first page of file B even though they are together in the finished book.
If you need to have spreads, I'd export the entire book to PDF (as single pages), then place the PDF into a new .indd file using Scott Zanelli's script (InDesignSecrets » Blog Archive » Zanelli Releases MultiPageImporter for Importing both PDF and INDD Files) and print your spreads from that, but really, do you need spreads for a proof?
I don't know if I need them for a proof, but next week I am going to send the final pdf.
Do I need to send the pdf as spreads to the printer?
You should NEVER send spreads to the printer. If the printer asks for spreads you should find a new printer.
thank you !!!
yes I have been sending them with spreads