I have no idea but I am incredibly curious...why are you doing this?
Printing to postscript is a completely archaic workflow. Export to PDF
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:12 PM
How do I print to a postscript file with InDesign CS6 without
both extensions, .indd.ps?
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Yep, I know it is but I work for a newspaper and the shop that prints our publications have us print to postscript with their settings and also distill with their settings, and we send that PDF file to them for print. I'm not a pre-press guru so I really don't know why.
Maybe our press is behind the times but they do a great job with our papers. Print quality is great.
I think you'll need to learn to deal with this then.
I do think you should ask them about exporting PDFs. Even if you went
with X/1-a it would be whole lot easier.
You should be able to copy the .joboptions file to your user's Adobe PDF settings folder and pick the job options file from ID. Then export using those settings.
You don't mention what OS you are using. For a Windows user, the path to the .joboptions folder is something like (this is mine on Win8):
To get there easily in Windows, open file explorer, and in the adress bar type in %appdata% and then navigate from there.
Take care, Mike
Unfortunately, the question was with regards to the name given for the PDF file, not where or how to access the conversion joboptions.
PS: I most strongly concur with Bob Levine with regards to creating PDF via export as opposed to distillation of PostScript. Although PDF/X-4 is what we most strongly recommend, PDF/X-1a exported from InDesign should suffice for the shop that prints the OP's publications. I suspect their “distillation of PostScript” requirement is an old, bad habit that this shop hasn't grown out of as opposed to them having any real issue with exported PDF.