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'.
|1.||Choose Configuration... from the 'Options' menu (or press f8) to open the General page of the 'Configuration options' dialog.|
|o||Select RT.INI to use the default configuration or |
|o||Select *.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 Dynamic Document Formatter (the PrePrinter) or the DataStream Converter to create it, EscapeE 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.||he 'Ignore' panel contains a number of features for removing unnecessary components from pages and minimizing file-sizes. See Optimizing the configuration for more details:|
|6.||Similarly, in the 'Ignore download fonts' panel:|
|o||You may choose to ignore All fonts which have been downloaded with the file or |
|o||If substituted: just those for which substitutes have been given. (Ignored fonts are not stored.) Or|
|o||If 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.
|o||If 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..|
|o||To see the details of the fonts in the 'Font substitutes' file, click View...; see also Font tables.|
|o||To 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.|
|10.||Select the Output 'Format'.|
|o||Further options may be configured for AFP, DICOM, FDL, HTML, IDF, IMG, IPDS, JPEG, PCL, PDF, PostScript, RTF, TIFF, TXT and XPS formats: click Options....|
|o||When 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.|
|12.||Click the Save button to retain these settings after you close the program. Alternatively, click OK to use them for the current session.|
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':
To ask for a specific INI file on the command line, use a command such as:
About exporting pages
Exporting files manually
Optimizing the configuration