An optional attribute which can be used for specifying the source of the position and size coordinates for a FIELD.

DEFINE="yes"

Field coordinates are fixed at the position attributes given in the IDF element tag. For backward compatibility, the shorthand for
FIELD DEFINE="YES"
is
DEFINE

DEFINE="no"

Field coordinates are taken from an existing field in an EE field-definitions file, and will change if the field is changed using EscapeE.

DEFINE="auto"

If the field exists already, coordinates are taken from the EE field-definitions file (like "No") but if the field does not exist in an EE file, the field is defined using the IDF position attributes (like "Yes").

Command-line tips

DEFINE field=value

The value may be numbers, characters or a filename.

You may declare a field in the IDF file e.g.

<INCLUDE FILENAME="Brochure{part}.pdf" />

and supply the value on the command-line e.g.

EscapeE c:\CustomerRecords\MailBrochure.idf /DEFINE part=Fruit1

The equivalent IDF statement would be:

FILENAME="BrochureFruit1.pdf"

FIELD element sample script

Double page sample script