To make a QuarkXPress document begin with a two-page spread instead of a single page, first make sure that you check Facing Pages in the New Project dialog when creating the document. (If you already have a non-Facing Pages document, you can change it to Facing Pages in the Layout Properties dialog: Layout> Layout Properties.)
Then, with at least three pages in the document, double-click the second page in the Page Layout or Document Layout palette. Choose Page> Section and in the dialog that appears, tick the Section Start checkbox and assign an even page number for the new first page.
Click OK and then delete the first page. Your Layout will now begin with facing pages!
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.