Try export "Spreads" instead of "Pages"
If "spreads" won t work either, there is something wrong with the Page order options ate the Page Attributes Panel.
Try to hook or unhook "Allow new page order" or "allow new spread order". My version is in German, so it will read similiar to this.
Check also in the page attributes panel if the two pages are connected to a spread or not.
If the error is not in the Exporting process it has to be in the page attributes panel!
That's the PDF (Interactive) dialog. It's the default, so if you intended to export for a print PDF you have to change the type in the dropdown of the export dialog.
That said, you probably don't want to export spreads, and there is no option during export to specify facing pages. You can set the view in Acrobat or reader to two-up and show cover page which will get you the same display as a standard facing pages file.
if your InDesign has facing pages, you can select Pages or Spread when exporting. Pages will result in single pages even if the original InDesign document has facing, double, pages.
But if your InDesign document is set up as single pages, and from the screenshot here it seems it is, you can not make facing, double, pages of course.
My guess is that you are confusing the way you can display your PDF in Acrobat: there you can choose to display two pages next to each other even if the document itself has single pages.
Thanks for all your comments guys, I have been exporting as 'interactive' as my main purpose is to export to Microsoft Word afterwards in order to share around my office for other people to work from a template.
Unfortunately changing the page display to 'two page view' in Acrobat' is only a temporary solution and doesn't resolve the problem when exported to Word.
Feels like I'm bangin my head against a brick wall with this one, should be an easy solution
Word doesn't know anything about the concept of facing pages. What are you trying to accomplish?
Why not share the PDF?
...should be an easy solution
Why is that?
InDesign > Interactive PDF > MS Word template... is nowhere near an intended workflow.
A 2-up view is possible in Word, (so-called Read Mode, or click Multiple Pages in the Zoom group on the View ribbon) once you have it there. If you save with it in that view, it will (er...might) open that way for others.
Jamie, I also have clients working only in Word. You can save a lot of time and frustration by designing simple and good documents that can be built in Word. It is not as much fun as in InDesign but the client is the king and you are the professional
You are banging your head against a brick wall because InDesign is not intended for this kind of use.
I would rather complain on the other side, because Word looks so limited in possibilities to me.
You are right, of course. I was advised that it was possible to use this method but clearly there are too many bugs and slip-ups to make it useful for the end-user.
In fairness, Word's design capabilities have improved in recent years but it still frustrates compared to the ease of InDesign.
Thanks for your help!
The Multiple pages option worked, thank you.
I don't think you appreciate how much I hate trying to format a Word document with basic design elements.
I'm going with Powerpoint instead!