Firstly, why are you exporting an EPS?
Secondly, what is the size of the page (artboard) in InDesign and what is the size of the EPS?
I think you might have better success with a PDF.
What is your goal here - I genuinely don't even know why InDesign has an export to EPS function...
1) because the signage supplier asked for files to be supplied as EPS
2) No matter what size my document is in indesign, the EPS is always 45x55mm (on work comp) and A3 (on home comp).
i think it's defaulting to the 'default' new doc size in illustrator. Maybe indesign doesn't specify the document size when creating the EPS so illustrator just makes it the default.
I'd rather just supply PDFs, but they asked for EPS and I rather work in indesign than illustrator.
maybe it's a bug? maybe it's like this for a reason?
WAIT! You're testing this by opening the EPS in Illustrator?
Bad idea. Create a new InDesign file and PLACE the EPS file there. Now check the size.
Thanks bob, it goes into indesign fine, but why wouldn't the artboard match in illustrator?
or is that something totally different?
I know when I create an EPS in illustrator and bring it into indesign, it disregards the artboard (And doesn't allow the option to set it to crop, or artwork bound etc.)
EPS is not really intended to be opened or edited.
that kinda makes sense!
InDesign doesn't have an artboard - it has Page Sizes.
Artboard in Illustrator is different than Pages in InDesign.
Printers asking for EPS - oh dear - we're going backwards but that is beside the point.
If it needs to be opened and edited in Illustrator then I suggest that you recreate the artwork in Illustrator.
Using Illustrator as an editor for EPS/PDF files not created in Illustrator is only asking for problems.
Hope that helps.
They mention that the printer is a signage supplier. So my guess is the printer wants VECTOR artwork that they can use on their vinyl cutter.
Regarding the following statement: I know when I create an EPS in illustrator and bring it into indesign, it disregards the artboard (And doesn't allow the
option to set it to crop, or artwork bound etc.)
If you check the check box next to "Show Import Options" when placing the EPS in InDesign you will be given the option of cropping to the artwork, the page size, or even the page size with bleed.