I want to lay out the text on the left-hand page and picture on the right hand page. It helps to see these side by side while we are putting the book together. I can see how it works out when we use the publish function, but that is late in the game.
I also use two languages on the text page and I have been successful in creating those page templates that work very well for us. I just want to see my text and image as the reader will see it - while I am putting it together.