Viewing Pages

As you work on a book, you can select and view particular pages, and you can change your view of the pages. You can display your pages laid out singly or side by side, and you can enlarge or reduce your view of book pages.

For more information on the various page-viewing options, see the following sections:

Navigating to Book Pages

You can navigate to pages in your book by clicking a page in the Pages pane or by clicking the navigation buttons.

To view a particular page in a book
  • Use the scroll bar in the Pages pane of the Book Layout Editor to scroll to a specific page, then click the page to select it.

    Figure. Controls in the Pages pane of the Book Layout Editor.

You can also quickly scroll through your pages by clicking the Previous Page and Next Page buttons.

Figure. Navigation buttons in the Book Layout Editor.

Displaying Single Pages or Spreads

You can set the Book Layout Editor to display your pages singly or side by side. For example, you can display pages side by side to see how images work beside each other in two-page spreads.

Figure. Show Single Pages and Show Full Spreads buttons in the Book Layout Editor.
To display pages singly or side by side
  • Click the Show Single Pages or Show Full Spreads button.

Note: Printing single- or double-sided pages is a function of your printer and the options available in the printer’s Print dialog. If you’re purchasing printed books from the Apple print vendor, your book is automatically printed double-sided.

Resizing the Page View

You can reduce or enlarge the view of your book pages in the Book Layout Editor. For example, you might enlarge the display of your pages to closely inspect details, or reduce the view to get an overview of the general page composition.

Figure. Page display controls in the Book Layout Editor.
To reduce or enlarge the display of your pages
  • Drag the Display Size slider left or right to change your view.

To return your page view to a size that fits within the Book Layout Editor
  • Click the Scale to Fit button.

To change the page view to show the actual size of the page
  • Click the Actual Size button.