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Spread in IDML template contains two pages, but is recognized by AP as one page only


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Hi,

I am a total newbie to Affinity Publisher and DTP in general.  I want to print a 30page photobook with - say - Whitewall. To get page sizes right, Whitewall offers idlml templates. When I open a template for a 30-page book, it shows 30 single pages, but each single page (i.e. "spread" in Affinity) is actually a double page,

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Going to "document settings" and checking "facing pages" gives me a spread with four pages on it: I am not sure that will come out right from the printer.

Is there a way to "tell" Affinity Publisher, that the spreads in the idml-File actually contain two pages?

Thanks

Foucault

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Welcome to the Affinity forums @Foucault!

Normally APu recognizes double pages correctly. Could you upload the IDML template here?

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I cannot open the first file, as it seems to be corrupted (or an INDD instead of IDML?). The second file (Fotobuch ...) has 13 pages with the dimensions of width 290 mm and height 145 mm, so APu opens them correctly.

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Hi,

yes, the Whitewall idml seems to be corrupt; I can't open the either. 

About the second idml: There are 13 spreads, each 290*145mm; but shouldn't there be 26 facing pages, 145*145mm?

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10 minutes ago, Foucault said:

but shouldn't there be 26 facing pages, 145*145mm?

No, I opened the file with InDesign and there were in fact 13 pages with 290 x 145 mm.

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Hm,

when I open an idml template from CEWE, I get 16 spreads with 30 pages looking like this (When choosing "facing pages"):

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Using the Saal-Digital template, I get 15 spreads numbered as 15 pages:image.png.ec46cd5dc4ea28143a9618f4a8eb821c.png

Checking "facing pages" there still are 8 spreads with 15 pages looking like this:

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