Complex spread layout and spread containing 10+ pages
We do a lot of large format printing. In some cases we have large displays arranged in rows and columns. Unfortunately it's not possible to arrange pages of a spread in rows and columns like in Illustrator.
I could create a large page and freely arrange smaller pages inside the large page, but that's very limited, because all pages need to be part of the same spread—and spreads itself are limited to 10 pages.
Two spreads with 30 pages would have been the perfect way to set up my leporello folder, which will be printed in several parts because there is no paper large enough. The artist could have easily seen how the whole thing would look. The people doing the imposition would have been free to split it wherever they needed, and a bleed of 20 mm right and left would have provided all the bookbinder needs to glue the parts together. But no ... PLEASE remove this ridiculous and unnecessary limitation!
Gavin Kimber commented
I'm currently working on a card deck and, although it is useful to be able to have separate pages with a gutter visible, the 10 page limit is quite restricting.
As other contributors have mentioned, being able to add unlimited pages to a spread would be extremely useful.
Toby Nelson commented
I have the same problem. Inflexible Indesign strikes again.
This would be so useful in numerous market applications, when doing murals on walls that have door frames and profile cut paths that need to be cut up for the cnc cutter this would be helpful.
It would also provide a clear layout to use for proofs and briefs to clients and installers.
Make the page limit unlimited or 50 if you have to put a limit Please!!!
We do large format exhibit booth displays that consist of one giant image spanning across many individual panels. We design the overall image as one big piece, but the printing vendors want to receive each panel as a separate file. This would be so much easier to set up if you could remove the 10pg horizontal spread limit and add the ability to stack pages vertically. In other words, having the freedom to arrange our pages in rows and columns (like we can do with Illustrator artboards).