Prevent pages in spreads from separating in PDFs in Acrobat

PDFs will often have, but not always, a stand alone cover page with the following pages appearing in pairs of left and right pages (spreads). How these pages sit next to one another can be crucial when reviewing or presenting a PDF within Acrobat.


0:00 – Page Display options in Acrobat

0:37 – Show Cover Page in Two Page View

  • Activate this option if the document has a single, stand-alone cover page.
  • Deactivate this option if the first page is part of a two page spread.

1:21 – How to permanently “glue” pages in a spread together

  • If creating the PDF from InDesign, activate the Export As Spreads option within the Export PDF dialogue box.

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