Create the cover on a separate document and export to pdf then combine with other pdf pages in acrobat from File>create>combine files into a single pdf
No need for a separate document.
File>Export to PDF
I don't know how big your document is - but if it's 24 pages then
Select Page Range
Then export pages 2-23 as per normal.
Then combine the files in a PDF.
And if you have the latest version of InDesign you can add a couple of animations and export it as Publish Online document and really impress your client!
(You can also allow users to download it as PDF version.)
Thanks everyone! These were all super helpful... and quick and easy.
I am trying to use Publish Online, but I simply cannot work out how to make it show up as Spreads so it reads like a magazine, instead its showing as single pages? I made a PDF preset with spreads set to on and applied it before publishing, but this didn't seem to make a difference.
I am new to teaching myself inDesign, I have searched google and can find lots of suggestions for exporting PDFs, as I have got that working previously, but I can't work out how to do it for this Print Online feature which I would love to be able to ultilize.
This thread seemed the closest to what I am asking so I figured I would ask here
Select 'Spread' in Publish Online settings dialog which comes on clicking Publish Online.