Adobe registered trade mark of Adobe Systems Inc.

BMP MS Windows bitmap files.

Clip regions are areas cut from a file and inserted into an IDF document: see CLIP.

Composite document A document created in EscapeE from other files, or extracts of files, and IDF code.

CSV – "Comma Separated Variables" – data-files in which field-values are contained between specified characters, typically a 'comma'. Each line of data values corresponds to one data-record, usually with field-names defined in the first record of the file.

DCX is a format used by some fax systems, with PCX format used for the images.

DDF – "Dynamic Document Formatter" – manages dynamic reformatting of text in multi-page documents and connects printers to a network so that pages can be printed easily to either desktop or centralized printers. See Scripts in DDF have the extension ".ddf". See also Element DDF.

DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information.

EE An ".EE" file is an EscapeE field-definitions file which supplies field names found in the first record of the associated control file. Using EscapeE's composite field mechanism, field definitions may be constructed to compute filenames from the fixed data values in subsequent records in the control file. The named files are assembled into the composite document.

Epson ESCP refers to the "Escape P" printer control language from the Seiko Epson Corporation.

HP Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

IDF – "Intelligent Document Format" – the name of the code described in this Help file to create new documents for display and export by EscapeE. Scripts in IDF have the extension ".idf". See also Element IDF.

IMG – image format from Xerox.

JPEG – "Joint Photographic Experts Group" – compression method for filing photographic images.

Microsoft and MS registered trade marks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Overlay On long print-runs of pages with variable data, it is faster and more efficient to split jobs into 'static' and 'dynamic' content. The static content (printed on every page – like pre-printed stationery) is known as an "overlay". For more on generating and handling overlays, see Page Designer at and Dynamic Document Formatter, above.

PCL – "Printer Command Language" from Hewlett-Packard.

PDF – "Portable Document Format" from Adobe.

PNG – "Portable Network Graphic" – a web-compatible format for displaying images in browsers.

PRN default extension usually used for files output by a 'Print' dialog.

PS – "PostScript®" language from Adobe.

RedTitan trademark of RedTitan Technology Ltd: see

RS/2 – "RedTitan Script Two" – is a lightweight, Pascal-like scripting language which provides dynamic document features and extended field processing. RS/2 scripts may be opened with EscapeE and its resources used to create a page from scratch: see also Element RS2.

RTF – "Rich Text Format" refers to pieces of formatted text, i.e. a sequence of characters with attributes such as font family, style, weight and size, defined.

TIFF – "Tagged Image File Format" used for imaging pages for archive.

TXT – "Plain text" – text which is not formatted (unlike RTF). See Notes on text.

URL – "Uniform Resource Locator" – also known as "Universal Resource Locator": a web-site address such as "".

Windows – the Microsoft® operating system.

XEROX registered trademark of Xerox Corporation.