- First of all, you should abandon postscript: Don't use EPS, don't use print to PDF, don't use Distiller. Postscript is anarchaic old file type, simply don't use it. Use instead AI or PDF/X-4 for vectors. Maybe that converting all EPS to PDF is solving the problem anyway.
- When you have Photoshop images don't use EPS neither, use PSD files, best practice is to place RGB images into InDesign.
- Even on the Mac it is highly recommended to use suffixes for any file. I would suggest to adjust your company's data base system in a very short run.
- EPS can have different content. I would open them in Illustrator first and resave them AI files. If they are not Illustrator files, I would recommend to convert them with Acrobat Distiller to PDFs. In this case you will get only normal PDFs. Be careful to embed all used fonts.
We are a company with 6000 peoples. Its not so easy to change the file-type, even if this is not the best option.
So I need an answer how to place a EPS-File without suffix. For me it makes no sense why this works with drag and drop and not with "place file".
As Willi has suggested, a database system that forbids using the right suffixes, plus using EPS, equals a broken workflow that you will eventually have no choice but fix - the sooner the better.
Agree with the others. Fix it.
This sounds like a workflow out of the ‘90s. You can’t make a major change like Quark to InDesign in a vacuum. There are other changes that need to be made and this is one of them.
Why do you stuck with EPS? There is no reason to use it and there was no reason to use it for more than a decade, not only in InDesign, also for Quark.
Likewise to work without suffixes stems from a time with Mac OS classic before 9 and even at that time suffixes were recommended since Quark Xpress 4.0.
You have a problem now, because you have not repaired it before. It is time to make things right better today than later, the longer you wait the more these problems will increase.
A quick test on my end showed that even if I remove the extension, I am still able to place the file using File > Place. I'm on a Mac.
This depends on the source of the EPS. If you do it today's programs, InDesign will detect the header correctly, but with older EPS it is rarely the case. Likewise you cannot write Meta Data into older EPS with Bridge, with the newer EPS it is not a problem.