Include Spread Rotation in PDF Export and Publish Online
When exporting/publishing as spreads, allow us to "include spread rotation" and display those properly in the online viewer and PDF export.
I have a calendar layout with most of the spreads rotated for proper viewing. I've always exported as spreads and rotated manually in Acrobat for the client but I can't do that when publishing online.
A simple version of this would apply only when exporting spreads ie: where the result of 2 8x10 pages is a single 16x20 page which is then rotated per the ID view settings.
A truly complete solution would need Acrobat/Reader the ability to show actual 2 page spreads vertically, where the result matches my spread layout and rotation in InDesign automatically. This could apply to multipage spreads as well, like a fold-out spread in a magazine, all while still respecting the individual pages in the PDF.
Further advancement could include folding information in the ID layout. That could allow for the export of interactive folding mockups as well as flat layouts for print directly from the same document without additional setup. Imagine a pocket folder layout that automatically exports both the proper looking 9x12 interactive comp for client viewing as well as the 18x16 flat layout for printing without any additional work. WOW that would be pretty cool, right?
Sofia Antonia Milone commented
I also agree - the PDF preview should follow any rotated views in the design document.
Totally agree! It's basically impossible to make a horizontal booklet with saddle on top/bottom and display it as spread to a customer via Publish Online.