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For ease of printing I find I need my spreads to be single pages. I do not see where it is possible to convert already formatted & filled 2-page spreads to single pages. Am I missing something? Thanks, all for assisting!!

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Hi Jemez

Go to File > document Setup > Layout and you shall find the option for organising the document into single and facing pages. You can also set the print dialog to single to only print single pages instead of 2 page spreads


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4 hours ago, Pebowski said:

Have you tried on Document setup to uncheck the Facing pages?

 

That worked - thanks!

Using this on an existing series of spreads, all my text and images are still there; however,  I find every page now has the same margin settings. What I want is a wider margin at the center of opposing pages.

I thought I would create a right hand and left hand master & apply those where appropriate, but I seem to be unable to create a pair single page masters with differing margin settings. I want a left hand master with 5/8" (.625") margins except 1" on the right side, and a right hand master with 5/8" margins except 1" on the left side. whenever I try to put the 1" margin on the left or right, all the other settings revert...

Any suggestions?

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I can do what you say with a new document. Are you trying to do this retroactively to existing two page spread documents.


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2 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

I can do what you say with a new document. Are you trying to do this retroactively to existing two page spread documents.

Yes - retroactively. Actually, I think my original margins remain - but I'm seeing a purple border I believe represents margin, and it is not right...

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Jemez,

I just made a two page spread document and then split it into single pages and there is some stuff happening. Left and Right are kind of ... relative . This needs more investigation but right now I just had a crash after closing and quitting the application so I am going to call it a day. But yeah, all is not right.


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I have a similar issue. When I create a new spread doc I get the first and last pages listed as 'single page' before the pages i nbetween are all shown as 'two-page' spreads.

This is fine but when I tick 'Facing' check box after creating a single page document it groups all the pages into two page spreads.

I have a doc whereby graphics flow across all the pages and I need to check that they all lineup correctly ahead of print. I'd like the option to view any two pages side by side, with or without the 'centre-page' bleed. At the moment I can't see an easy way to do this.

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2 hours ago, Quinwolf said:

I have a similar issue. When I create a new spread doc I get the first and last pages listed as 'single page' before the pages i nbetween are all shown as 'two-page' spreads.

This is fine but when I tick 'Facing' check box after creating a single page document it groups all the pages into two page spreads.

I have a doc whereby graphics flow across all the pages and I need to check that they all lineup correctly ahead of print. I'd like the option to view any two pages side by side, with or without the 'centre-page' bleed. At the moment I can't see an easy way to do this.

Perhaps if you change the start page from right to left?

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23 minutes ago, Jemez said:

Perhaps if you change the start page from right to left?

Erm... Yes. That does it.

I could have sworn I tried that before but it spread every page into two whether left or right selected. I wondered what the point of it was.

However, I've just reopened the same doc to test, selecting right means the cover and back page sit as one-page. Selecting left means everything sits as two-page spread. As I'd expect.

Thanks! 

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I find that if you just need to export to pdf before printing, then what you can do is select "PDF (for print)" preset, then for Area option select "All Pages", and without changing any layout settings, your exported pdf will be single-paged.

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When I select "convert to single page" from spread layout I get the spreads combined as a single page... that is the 6x9 individual pages become 12x9 pages. I want the typical 6x9 stacked individual pages.

Also someone mentioned to make the conversion when exporting PDF but I don't see that option.

Thanks

 

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18 minutes ago, oneearth said:

When I select "convert to single page" from spread layout I get the spreads combined as a single page... that is the 6x9 individual pages become 12x9 pages. I want the typical 6x9 stacked individual pages.

Also someone mentioned to make the conversion when exporting PDF but I don't see that option.

 

By "Spread Layout" do you mean "Spread Setup"? If so, I'm not aware of a "convert to single page" there.

If you meant "Document Setup" then there's still no "convert to single page" to select. There is a "Facing Page" option that is enabled (checked) or disabled (not checked), which is what you would want to use. And it works correctly for me.

Can you provide a sample .afpub file that shows the problem?

Exporting a PDF: When you have a document that is set to have Facing Pages, and you export to a PDF, you can set the Area to "All Pages" rather than the default "All Spreads":

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Hi there,

I have a problem when I wnat to "cut" my double pages to single one

Before:

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after disabling facing pages:

 

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How can fix this?

Thank you

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:48 AM, abysan said:

I have a problem when I wnat to "cut" my double pages to single one

If you are doing this for printing purposes, don't.  Instead, when you export the PDF, choose to export "All Pages" instead of "All Spreads".

This will do what you want at the time of export so that the design file can be kept in the generally more useful facing pages mode.

 

If you do need to split them in the Publisher file for some reason, I don't believe this is currently possible without some added manual work.  You would need to find all of the objects that span across the spreads and manually copy them from whichever side they wind up on to the side they were missing from.

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