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Ok...I 've got a catalog I've done in Indesign
that I want to chop up and post in sections so visitors can grab the files off the site.
I REALLY want the viewer to see the catalog as a spread...2 page up view (or whatever acrobat calls it)
problem is I change the view and save the document...next time I open it...It's back in standard view.
I don't expect readers to change the view option. How can I force the file to always open in the view I want?
I'm pretty sure it's possible...or am I asking too much?
thanks in advance!
Click the check box "Spreads" when outputting the PDF from InDesign.
- Won't override the user's defaults, unfortunately. Worthless tip.monospaced
- sure it will. i do it all the time.inkpink
- and have tested w/ PDFs transfered to other computersinkpink
- Works for me every time also. you can set it to open full screen and set some (poor) transitionsBrainiac
- actually wait.. i have noticed that OS X Preview does not recognize these properties set in Acrobatinkpink
- but anything opened in Acrobat or Reader has been good for me.inkpink
- inkpink, you're not right, sorry.monospaced
+ if its a catalog you probably want to select the "2-up with cover" option to offset the indd page 1 and force your spreads to display correct.
while you're there i find it nice for comps to also set magnification to "height" and force your clients acrobat navigation to open with the page + pages panel option.
Thanks guys...a little from column A and a little from column B
you guys rock
A user's default views in Acrobat Professional will ALWAYS override the author's intended views, even if they're set up correctly. I do it every, single, day. My preferences always override the document's, even the ones I set myself. On other computers where I haven't set the viewing defaults, the document's viewing prefs will be seen.
End result, don't trust the view properties you set for a PDF within Acrobat. The only guaranteed way of getting them to view the PDF the way you intend is to output it that way from within InDesign, which is what I suggested hours ago.