How to create a three-page spread in indesign

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How to create a three-page spread in indesign
Create three-page spreads for your book covers in InDesign. (Ciaran Griffin/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Adobe provides two options when you begin a new document in InDesign. The default option is a two-page spread similar to a book layout. If you deselect "Facing Pages" in the new document dialogue box, you can view single pages. But what if your design calls for a three-page spread? For example, you may need to create an accordion-style document or perhaps you want to take advantage of the new multiple-page size tool on InDesign CS5 to add a flap to a book cover. InDesign does allow you to create three-page spreads.

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    Three-Page Master Spread

  1. 1

    Click on the "Window" menu and select "Pages" to open the pages panel.

  2. 2

    Click on the pages panel flyout menu and select "New Master."

  3. 3

    Type "3" in the "Number of Pages" box and press "OK." A three-page spread will appear in the Master Pages section.

  4. 4

    Select all three of the new master page and drag them to the pages section of the panel. InDesign will add the new three-page spread to your document.

    Three-Page Spread Page

  1. 1

    Select the pages where you want to create the three-page spread.

  2. 2

    Click on the pages panel flyout menu and deselect "Allow selected pages to shuffle."

  3. 3

    Drag a master page into the spread until the cursor changes to a hand with an arrow holding a page. Release the mouse and you will see three pages on one spread.

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