Add a "View" option "a spread as single pages"
My idea is to create an option in the VIEW panel, to see your spread as single pages, where they are broken apart and still on the left or right, but separated... Here's why...
Amazon is becoming one of the largest online stores around. Their "create space" content uploader is requiring an interior bleed on your books. So if anyone wants to create a facing page spread in indesign, they will need to separate the pages into single pages so that they can work on making sure the graphics cover the bleed area as well as export properly since both pages will be over the center... and if they are exported that way even if they are exported into single pages, the graphic on the front layer wins and gets on both pages, since there's a bleed on both pages.
To do what I need to do now.. I have to click on every spread... then turn off the ability of the spread to shuffle, then separate each right page of the spread out individually. My book is only 24 pages, so that's 12 times.. but this could be soooo much easier if there was just a "view spread as single pages" option.
I would like to see the opposite also, view single pages as spreads. Similar to Acrobats Document Properties, > Initial View > Page Layout > Two-up (facing) and Two-up (cover page).
Agreed! Yes, please!
Yes, yes! Would save a ton of scrolling back and forth to be able to VIEW spreads as single pages, vertically aligned, without changing the layout to pages.
Agreed, viewing side by side with a pdf of corrections is invaluable when a second screen is not available.
Mark Reis commented
Another reason for viewing spreads as single pages is for screen space management purposes. I work with book publishers and when inputing corrections from a client I have their marked up PDF on one side of the screen and the InDesign doc on the other side of the screen. If I could view the InDesign doc as single pages, like the PDF, there would be a lot less side to side scrolling to do to get to each page.