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Awesome InDesign CS5 find by Mike Rankin

Honest, Mike’s one of those super smart people who just finds the coolest gadgets in InDesign CS5. He’s just written a post on InDesign Secrets on Transforming Pages in CS5. As soon as I read it I thought: Calendars… so I tested his tip and ooooh yeahhhhh baby….. you can now construct your InDesign document with vertical spreads… A much requested feature… What an amazing tip Mike!!!

Not just that… if you Export the InDesign Document as Spreads to PDF… you get a similar result:

Vertical Spreads in InDesign CS5

A seriously cool find! Thank you Mike!!

This is a great way obviously of providing proofs to your customer, however, I won’t guarantee that your printer will be happy with this ūüėČ

You can actually achieve a similar PDF result from InDesign CS4 as well… (and CS5) … using Rotate Spread View (Pages panel menu) … However, that results initially in a rotated spread PDF (landscape) output. You’d need to use the Rotate Pages command in Acrobat to get the same finished (portrait) ¬†result.

For a step-by-step ‘how to create vertical page spreads in InDesign CS5″ please refer to my blog-post on InDesign Secrets:

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  1. December 28, 2010    

    Hi Helvecio, I’ve just written a post on the InDesign Secrets blog on how to do this step-by-step:

  2. December 22, 2010    

    Hi Cari
    Can you tell me if you made a vertical master page? One on top of each other? If so, how did you acomplish that? I tried to do it by myself, but all I got was a landscape side by side. Thank you!

  3. Paul Paul
    July 13, 2010    

    Hi Cari-

    I have been reading your “vertical spreads” posting. This is awesome. I still find it a little hard to follow step by step to start the document from scratch. Is it possible to email me a layout preset or simple setup instructions?

    Thanks a Bunch in advance!!


  4. Cari Jansen Cari Jansen
    May 8, 2010    

    Hi Moiz, thank you for pointing that out. Have fixed the link so it’s actually working now ūüôā


  5. Moiz Moiz
    May 8, 2010    

    The Link to “Transforming Pages in CS5” is broken. Missing “H” in “http”.

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