I have this very real situation. I have a 68 page brochure + cover. I'm working with facing pages, which is ideal for clarity and design of the brochure. But the problem is when I need to export the brochure for the printhouse.
The printer tells me he needs each page separately (as opposed to spreads) and each page has to have its own bleed area. This makes perfect sense. But when I work with spreads in InDesign, there is no inner bleed area. What happens during export, is that whatever is on the opposing page gets included in the other page's bleed area, on the inner side at the spine.
I needed to get the job done quickly, so I did it the dirty way. I converted the facing pages document into a non-facing pages document. Then I had to reposition some elements because they got moved, especially because the left and right margin of each even/odd page, were different. So I had to prepare new master pages, for the left and right page with appropriate margins, and assign the master pages to each even/odd page. This is a terribly error prone workflow. It got the job done, the printer accepted my file. Each page got its own clean bleed area. But this is just wrong (dirty) workflow.
Is there a clean and flexible way to do this in InDesign CS5.5 or CS6? A feature that does this? What I imagine would be appropriate, is a gap between the left and right page, so that there is space for the inner bleed. Then I could keep working in facing pages layout, but have the ability to provide the inner bleed.
Edit: This is not a dupicate question. In my case, I need to have different content on the left and right pages, hence I need different inner bleeds. The other question is for when I want one image to spread accross the facing pages, it's not the same situation.