I have Adobde Design Suite CS5. I have also purchased Adobde Creative Suite 5 Bible. I have read chapter 22 (Designing and Modifying Layouts) - Establishing an InDesign Layout - Page versus Spreads - working with Pages and Spreads...
However, I cannot seem to create two 5.5 x 8.5 pages on 8.5 x 11 paper. When I selected New Document I was unclear what the "Page Size" meant... (Letter - half) the page size I want 5.5 x 8.5 or the page size of the paper I am uisng 8.5 x 11 (Letter)
I finally got two "guides" to appear... I went to the side ruler and dragged two guides, which according to pg 709 of the Bible - makes them "page guides"... I did this to the "master" page
However, they did not allow me to create sequence page numbers on the "spreads" ... the page numbers appeared as Page A on both "pages" and on page 2 they showed as two Page 2's -- perhaps they are not "page guides" ???
What am I doing wrong?
when you start a new document, what page size do you want, enter that eg: 5.5 x 8.5. (not the spread size) select facing pages. When there are three pages in the doc you will see the spread.