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Vertical Page Spreads in InDesign CS5

It’s the start of a new year and it’s time to make calendars! If you eve wanted to create a vertical flipping page but InDesign wouldn’t let you, here’s how!

  • Create a new document. DO NOT use facing pages.
  • Deselect “Allow Document Pages to Shuffle” from the pages panel.
  • Move page 2 up to page one so it becomes a spread.
  • Use the Page Tool to move page two below page one to create a calendar fold.
  • If you have multiple pages that need this treatment, do it to a set of master pages and save yourself some time.

Original Cari Jansen Post is here. http://indesignsecrets.com/vertical-master-page-spreads.php

  1. Canvai
    2011/05/01 at 6:13 pm

    I just thought of a great use for this. In the new .folio format, articles are accessed through horizontal swipes, and pages are accessed through vertical swipes. So this vertical layout is essentially the same setup as the .folio format!

  2. Just
    2011/06/15 at 6:26 am

    Does vertical page spread also work for interactive page transition? I mean if this also applicable for digital or online media. Page transition works, however, on left and right flip but not the up and down effect when I tried it.


    • Canvai
      2011/06/15 at 7:31 pm

      I’m pretty sure it won’t work. Since the document is set up without facing pages, there is no ‘spine’ for the document. If you look at the layout through the pages panel, the pages are also still side by side. I thin, the page flips are pre-programmed to do their thing, and doesn’t really take into effect how the document is actually setup.

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