Shortcuts - the easy way to construct a command line

You may change the EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE Configuration options and keep them as your default set-up using Save, see Setting General export options. In addition, you may set up one or more "Shortcuts" with alternative configurations, each customized for a specific task. You may choose to place each of these shortcuts as an icon on your Start menu, desktop or elsewhere: see To create a special shortcut icon, below.

If you wish to run EscapeE continuously and monitor a particular folder for files with other extensions, you can add the special icon to the Windows StartUp group. See To run EscapeE continuously from startup, below.

Expert users can set other options from the command line and to do this a special icon can be created manually, with options added to the command line and the icon can then be moved to the StartUp group. See Running EscapeE from the command line.

To create a special shortcut icon
1.With EscapeE running, select Configuration... from the 'Options' menu.
2.Set up options as required on the tabbed pages (Printer, Viewing, TCP/IP, Layout, Log file, Images, Automatic, General and its further format-specific options).
3.Click Shortcut...; the commands to carry out the special options are already entered into the 'Arguments' box.
4.The default setting is to create the icon in the Windows Start menu, as shown in 'Shortcut location'. To change the location of the shortcut, select:
oDesktop to create an icon on the desktop, or
oElsewhere and click Browse to select another path.

Every time you run this version of EscapeE the options you specified for it will be used.

To run EscapeE continuously from startup

With EscapeE running, select Configuration... from the 'Options' menu.

1.On the Automatic page, set the folder you wish to monitor using wildcards.
2.Set any other options, such as the output format and the time interval between checks.
3.Click Shortcut....
4.Select Elsewhere and click Browse.
5.Locate the Windows StartUp folder.

EscapeE will automatically run at startup and monitor the folder you choose.