What have you got against scripts?
But that's not the answer, so it's not a problem. You set the Initial View in Acrobat Pro after you expor the PDF as individual apages, not spreads. You probably still have Acrobat 8, or maybe 7, if using CS3? It might have moved, but try File > Document Properties > Initial View tab.
Because I don't know how to use scripts, hell I don't even know where to put scripts in the first place! I usually get a vague response involving scripts.
Yes I have Acrobat Pro 8. Okay, thats a clear response. Very helpful, thanks.
I apologize, I responded before testing it. This method is only giving me the option of Two-Up (Continuous) or Facing etc...This only puts up to 2 pages side by side. What if I have 3 or more? Any ideas?
I don't think three or more side by side in Acrobat is possible without making spreads compound pages.
Scripts are well worth the effort to learn to use, even if you don't want to learn to write them. They can automate tasks to d things in seconds that would take you much longer to do manually, and with less chance of error, and the can access parts of ID that are not available in the UI. They aren't nearly as scary as they seem. Check out How to install scripts in InDesign | InDesignSecrets