I need to set up a postscript file for my book to take it to print but I can set up the print settings for 11 by 17 in. paper. Is there a way to get around this?
I am using a mac with cs6.
Is your print service provider requiring a PostScript file? Normally, they would require PDF with any reasonably modern workflow.
The print to PostScript Printer and Device Independent option is very limited. If there is a particular device your print service provider is using and requires PostScript for, they should be providing a particular PPD for you and thus, allow you to customize the PostScript for that device.
No they require a PDF but when I set up the printer spread, it doesn't all fit becaue it automatically sets the spreads up on 81/2 by 11 in. There is no way for me to change the paper size without no printer?
Export PDF using the spreads option, assuming of course you created the document with spreads as opposed to individual pages. By default, if for example you have two page spreads of 8.5"x11" pages, exporting spreads to PDF will yield 11"x17" pages in PDF. You can increase the page size beyond that by including a bleed and/or slug area either in the document setup and/or in the export dialog.