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Creating workspace with 3 pages in 1 spread for BannersHelpful Member! 

heatherAlv (TechnicalUser) (OP)
31 Aug 06 15:50
I'm creating a design for 3 banners 33" x 94" tall, and they will stand together side by side.  I want to create a workspace so I can see all three of them at once.  Currently I can only get 2 together with the "facing" pages option.  Is there any way to set InDesign so I can see all 3 side by side on the screen?
jmgalvin (TechnicalUser)
31 Aug 06 16:46
Can't you just make 3 docs, size them down and put them next to each other.  If they're separate banners, they'll have to be separate docs for proper printing anyway.  Spreads are designed for multipage docs.

Using OSX 10.3.9 on a G4

heatherAlv (TechnicalUser) (OP)
31 Aug 06 16:59
Thank-you for the suggestion.  I was hoping to edit the pages in one document because some of the graphics and text will be spreading from one banner to the other.  Perhaps InDesign just doesn't have this feature.  Thanks.
jmgalvin (TechnicalUser)
31 Aug 06 17:16
If you have that, you make one 1 page doc about 99 X 94, do all the layout and then divide it into 3 separate docs.  You can set guides for the 3 divisions.

When you have the 3 separate docs, you have to make sure to set any necessary bleeds for each before printing.

Using OSX 10.3.9 on a G4

Helpful Member!  Ekwoman (Instructor)
31 Aug 06 17:39
You can absolutely do this, it's called an island spread (ooh...bring me a margarita)...the maximum size of a page in InDesign is 18 feet (216 in). So, if each page is 33 in. wide by 96 in. tall, make that your document size. Create your three pages in the Pages palette. Now, shift-select all three pages in the palette and choose Keep Spread Together from the palette menu. Move page two up to the right of page one and page three will follow. Now you can work across pages.

Hope that helps!
heatherAlv (TechnicalUser) (OP)
31 Aug 06 17:48
Perfect, exactly what I was looking for.  Thank-you.
Ekwoman (Instructor)
31 Aug 06 17:51
You're welcome...glad to help!

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