The automatic export options are set up from the Automatic page of 'Configuration' dialog; see also Exporting files automatically.
|1.||Fill in the Input files specification edit box (see Filenames and wildcards for more information and examples) or leave this box blank if you want all files to be converted.|
|2.||To engage automatic file export, tick the Check every box and set the time interval. A clock icon will be placed on the Tool bar to show that file conversion is operating automatically.|
If you want to see the PCL pages on screen while files are automatically being created, select View. If you do not turn this on, the status panel will still show the progress of the conversion.
|3.||After the input files have been processed you may choose to:|
|o||Delete them instead: see Notes below.|
|4.||Set up a 'Drag and Drop' action: when a file or group of files is dropped onto the EscapeE shortcut icon you may choose to View the file(s) or Export them.|
|1.||Specify the output filename or folder in the Output file specification edit box: see Filenames and wildcards for more information and examples. The output file will be named automatically and stored in the program folder. |
|2.||Some formats allow LPR output to be selected at this stage; to use TCP/IP input or LPR output, see Setting TCP/IP options – the LPR output box will then be checked.|
|3.||Select Create new folder if necessary if you have specified a folder that does not yet exist.|
|4.||Check Rename output when complete to defer the naming of the output files until all processing is finished. This avoids the possibility of creating incomplete temporary files with the specified output names.|
|5.||If the Do not overwrite files box is checked, a suffix of "#1", "#2" etc. is added to the filenames.|
|1.||Run the associated program after creating the file to open the file immediately using the program specified in the box below, e.g.|
|2.||To automate updating EscapeE regularly, tick the Check the RedTitan website each month for updates to EscapeE box.|
|3.||To close the dialog, you may choose to:|
Click OK to use them for the current session.
Click the Save button to retain these settings after you close EscapeE.
Click the Save as button to save these settings to a file.
Click Shortcut... to create a Shortcut icon which uses all the options you have set: see Shortcuts - the easy way to construct a command line.
In timed mode, once EscapeE has used an input file, the default action is to Rename it by changing the extension to ".BAK". (To change this extension, use the command line option /RENAME.)
Alternatively, you may choose to Delete processed input files instead. For timed mode, this is set up in the ERASE Configuration symbol: only input files that have been processed automatically are erased. (Using /ERASE on the command line supersedes the ERASE configuration symbol.)
Setting General export options
Exporting files manually
Running EscapeE from the command line