Instead of copy/paste/rename, open average.indd and Save As joe.indd.
Thanks for the help but I'd just tried and doesn't work!
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Ah well, it is generally accepted that the most recent PDF-export file name "sticks" and when that's the case, there isn't anything you can do about it except type in the new name you want. However, I just tried it a second time (the first time before my first post), and here, I got it to work the way you want by doing what I originally advised...
- Start new file.
- Save As average.indd
- Export > PDF...file name defaults to average.pdf
- Back in InDesign, Save As joe.indd
- Export > PDF...file name defaults to joe.pdf
What exactly did you try, and where did the result differ from what I saw?
Problems like this tend to happen when you change the name from the default (the filename) when you export, then save the indd file afterwards. This writes the changed name into the file as the new default. Only way I know to clear it is to export to IDML.