The 'General' page of the Configuration dialog defines the options which apply to documents whatever their format: see below.

Format-specific configuration 'Options' pages may be displayed by clicking the button alongside the 'Output' Format box on the General page, or from the Export dialog; see Exporting files manually.

Tip:  when a format-specific 'Options' page is on view, clicking any other tab resets the 'Options' page to 'General'.

Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo set General Configuration options
1.Choose Configuration... from the 'Options' menu (or press f8) to open the General page of the 'Configuration options' dialog.
2.In the INI file section:
oSelect RT.INI to use the default configuration or
oSelect *.INI to use a per-file one with the same name as the data file but with extension .INI.
3.Under 'Source Type', specify the origin of the PCL file. If you used the Windows Driver, the RedTitan DDF 'printer' iconDynamic Document Formatter (the PrePrinter) or the DataStream Converter to create it, EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE can optimize other configuration settings, e.g. symbolset.
4.Rarely, you may wish EscapeE to convert the character set in the fonts (see Handling fonts). Scroll the Symbol set list to select a suitable option. See also Notes, below.
5.The 'Ignore' panel contains a number of features for removing unnecessary components from pages and minimizing file-sizes. See Optimizing the configuration for more details:
oSelect Images.
oSelect Shading.
oSelect White areas.
oSelect Null clips.
oSelect PJL commands. See also Preamble and PJL options.
oKyocera !R! is a specialist option, normally deselected. See also Kyocera Prescribe.
6.Similarly, in the 'Ignore download fonts' panel:
oYou may choose to ignore All fonts which have been downloaded with the file or
oIf substituted: just those for which substitutes have been given. (Ignored fonts are not stored.) Or
oIf same header. Any downloaded font which has the same ID and an identical header to a previously loaded font will be ignored. This avoids multiple copies of a font being included in the output.

You must also specify which one of the Standard Adobe fonts is to be used: see PDF export options.

7.In the Fonts panel:
oIf the font characteristics specified by the printer driver are inappropriate, tick the Calculate download font characteristics box and let EscapeE provide more fitting values for point size, weight etc..
oTo see the details of the fonts in the 'Font substitutes' file, click View...; see also Font tables.
oTo use the fonts in the named 'Font substitutes' file, check Enable.
8.The location of the EE file containing the field definitions is shown. It may be changed by clicking Edit... to open the Field dialog.
oWhen the default fields file is in use then the location is labeled Default field definition file, see Setting fields file options.
oWhen a specific fields file is in use then the location is labeled Field definition file, see Field definitions file and Setting fields file options.
9.Select the 'Input' format: this is normally set to Auto format detection but you may choose a specific format from the drop-down list instead: see also File format recognition.
10.Select the Output 'Format'.
oFurther options may be configured for AFP, DICOM, FDL, HTML, IDF, IMG, IPDS, JPEG, PCL, PDF, PostScript, RTF, TIFF, TXT and XPS formats: click Options....
oWhen exporting to TIFF image format, a check-box allows you to specify whether a Multi-page TIFF file or individual single image files are to be output.
11.Check whether a Duplex override is in force – see Simplex and duplex options.
12.Click the Save button to retain these settings after you close the program. Alternatively, click OK to use them for the current session.
13.To create a Shortcut icon which uses all the options you have set, click Shortcut...: see Shortcuts - the easy way to construct a command line. Alternatively, expert users can click the Save as button to save these settings to a file.
Click to expand/collapse this hidden textNotes

It is essential that the correct Symbol set is specified. EscapeE translates characters from the specified symbol set into the standard Windows set 19U. See About symbol sets

Changing the symbolset, either directly or by changing the "source" set up, may affect any data-fields and tags set up previously. See Field Problems.

If the symbolset is negative and Calculate download font characteristics is selected then the widths are calculated from the bounding box of the characters. Professional users may obtain this effect on the command line; for example:

ESCAPEE /SYMSET -29 /CALC Y

There is a shorthand for use on the command line for using the configuration 'filename.ini' (if it exists) and data file 'filename.pcl':

^^* filename.pcl

To ask for a specific INI file on the command line, use a command such as:

escapee ^^c:\temp\newdefs.ini