When you mark up text on pages, the field name definitions are saved in a file with extension .EE which uses the same name as the input file. This can be imported into another print file and used to extract the text at the same positions on the page. The previous version of any .EE field definition file is saved as .~EE for backup purposes.

Locating .EE files

When a file is opened, a search is made for its field definition file using the following order of priority:

i.the file specified by the /FIELDS option. If the FIELDS symbol has not been set, then:
ii.a file with the same name as the input file but with extension ".EE". If the .EE file cannot be found:
iii.the file specified by the FIELDDEF symbol in the PCLVIEW section of the INI file. If this symbol has not been set, then:
iv.a file called DEFAULT.EE in the same folder as the input file is used.

However, the field definition file can be specified explicitly on the command line, e.g.


To save the field definitions file
1.Select Edit... from the Fields menu or
hold down Ctrl and press D key.
2.The Field dialog opens: click the File tab.
3.If you wish to change the name under which the definitions are saved, you can type a new name in the Field Definition File box.
4.Click Save.

Tip:  You can save changes automatically when you exit from EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE, close the data file or load a new set of definitions. Tick Always or Ask to Save definitions on close or exit.