5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2010 2:11 PM by [Jongware]

    Two page display of pdf created in InDesign CS4 js

    Yuliaart Level 1

      Hi, I need to set page desplay for pdf created in InDesign to two page view and I couldn't find anything like that in OMV. I assume it will be setting preferances for Matadata. Would you be able to help me.

       

      Thank you.

      Yulia

        • 1. Re: Two page display of pdf created in InDesign CS4 js
          [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

          It's not really a metadata thing from InDesign. Changing Document View settings is a real PDF operation, and you still can't set them in CS4 -- or even in CS5.

           

          It's about time Adobe added this, as well as the other "missing" PDF Open properties ...

          • 2. Re: Two page display of pdf created in InDesign CS4 js
            Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            @Yulia:
            You can set all "open"-options with Acrobat Pro and you can automate this with a batch process under "Advanced => Document Processing => Batch Processing".

             

            Also there is a way to do that through pdfmark instructions inside a placed EPS. Documentation for doing a "Two-Up (Cover page)" with pdfmarks is not available in the pdfmarkReference_v9.pdf for the PageLayout-tag. And of course you have to use Distiller to get the pdfmarks working, no chance doing that trick with PDF export.

             

            Here is the pdfmark-code for an EPS you can work with (found and adapted it from the "PostScript & PDF-Bible" by Thomas Merz and Olaf Drümmer):

             

             

            %!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0
            %%BoundingBox: 0 0 72 72
            %%EndProlog
            /pdfmark where {pop} {userdict /pdfmark /cleartomark load put} ifelse
            [ {ThisPage} << /Trans << /S /Dissolve >> >> /PUT pdfmark
            
            [ {Catalog} << /PageLayout /TwoColumnRight >> /PUT pdfmark
            
            %%EOF
            

             

            Save the code as a plain text file with the ".eps" suffix. Place it on any page you want to print of your InDesign layout, write a PostScript file and distill it to pdf. You should get a "Two-Up" view when opening it in Acrobat.

             

            Meanwhile (after doing a little research on the web) it seams that all possible "/PageLayout" parameter pairs are indeed documented, but not in the pdfmarkReference_v9.pdf, but in the PDF32000_2008.pdf on page 73:

            SinglePage     Display one page at a time
            OneColumn     Display the pages in one column
            TwoColumnLeft     Display the pages in two columns, with odd-numbered pages on the left
            TwoColumnRight     Display the pages in two columns, with odd-numbered pages on the right
            TwoPageLeft     (PDF 1.5) Display the pages two at a time, with odd-numbered pages on the left
            TwoPageRight     (PDF 1.5) Display the pages two at a time, with odd-numbered pages on the right
            Default value: SinglePage.

             

             

             

            Uwe

            • 3. Re: Two page display of pdf created in InDesign CS4 js
              herr mueller Level 1

              Possibly the property "PDFExportPreference.exportReaderSpreads" is what you are wanting?

               

              From the OMV description:

               

              PDFExportPreference.exportReaderSpreads  
              Data Type: Boolean
              Adobe InDesign CS4 (6.0) Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model
              If true, each spread in the exported document is combined into a single page that has spread's original width.

              • 4. Re: Two page display of pdf created in InDesign CS4 js
                Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                @Herr Mueller:

                 

                No, that wouldn't do the trick. What's needed here is a "view"-option in Acrobat showing left and right pages side by side.
                Edit: With single pages intact.

                 

                Uwe

                • 5. Re: Two page display of pdf created in InDesign CS4 js
                  [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant
                  Adobe InDesign CS4 (6.0) Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model Object Model

                   

                  Did you type that in, or could you copy it?

                   

                  Anyway, Uwe is right, your setting corresponds to the "Export as Spreads" option in PDF export.