when I add 6 pages in Indesign they create a multi-page spread, 8 pages in a row, instead of adding 3 new 2-page spreads. how do I create 2-page spreads?
Simply drag pages next to each other in the Pages panel.
You may need to select the
Allow Document Pages to Shuffle option in the Pages Panel menu.
If your master pages are set up as spreads (facing pages) simply clicking the
New Page icon at the bottom of the Pages Panel will add pages in spread fashion rather than a single page fashion.