LIGHTROOM: "Export Book to PDF" separates 2-page spreads when viewed

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When exporting my completed Book to pdf (Lightroom 5), the 2-page spreads are presented as separate pages which defeats the purpose of sharing a preview of the book with the client.
Does anyone know how the pdf preview can be configured to be presented as a proper book layout rather than individual pages?
Thanks
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john beardsworth

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Open it in Acrobat.
File > Properties > Initial View > Two Up (facing)
File > Save
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Thanks for the tip John, that solved that issue for me.
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Thanks John - It would probably have been an acceptable solution but for the fact that the inside cover page is always left blank when setup in LR, so the first photo in the LR book layout is on the RIGHT side page. So when you setup to view the book in Acrobat after exporting as you have suggested, the 1st photo ends up on the LEFT side page of the book layout, throwing all subsequent page layouts off by one page. Aaaarrrggghhhhh.
BTW, I use Reader, not Acrobat, so have limited editing capabilities.
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For review purposes you can always add blank pages (or ones with your own comments to the client) and repeat the cover on a page.

As for not having Acrobat, take a look around and see if one of the free PDF tools will help. I've not been able to find the thread on the main Lightroom user forum, but recently a few were mentioned.
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Thanks very much John - Really do appreciate your responses. Following your suggestion, I have been able to get a workaround. I had to pay for a licenced Batch PDF Merger software to avoid having their large watermarks stamped on the leading page!

It will be nice for Adobe to have this as a standard function rather than going through these convoluted workarounds as part of one's workflow.