with your first page selected in the Pages pallet, go to Layout > Numbering and Section Options. From there you can choose to start your numbering with page 2, which will move your first page to the left, and make your layout start with a spread.
Thanks. Worked like a charm.
That may not be a good idea. You said 20 pages, and if this is not a self-cover, you don't have the correct page count to include the inside covers in the document (you will need a multiple of 4 pages for binding). If it is a self-cover, then the inside cover is the second page of the document, if not, you should be adding theinside cover content to the file that is being used to print the covers.
The cover sheet is going to be heaver paper. So I've decides to make the cover/back cover in inside cover/back cover a separate file.
There are actually 20 pages. I did not count the cover/bk cover in that.
I think this will work out OK. I've put together publications in the past. I've just never used inDesign that much. Mainly I do corporate
identity and farmed out production on catalogues, etc... This time I thought I'd give it a shot. So I'm trying to find out where they
put/hide all the things in inDesign.
Thanks again for taking the time to give me direction and tips on this.
Well, if the cover is printing separately on heavier stock you absolutely do not want to include the inside covers as part of the main magazine file.