Exporting files to AFP images

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To export files to AFP images

1.Choose Export... from the 'File' menu.
2.Select the page range you want to export.
3.Select Discard file list if you want same-named files to be overwritten - see File List.
4.Choose AFP images as the 'Format'.
5.A wildcarded filename (with extension .AFP) and folder are supplied. To create a different filename or extension, type in the new name. To select a different folder to store the file, use the Browse button.
Check the LPR box - the filename will be supplied automatically.
6.Click AFP options... button to display the Configuration dialogue.
7.Set up the FormDef by typing in the AFP Medium Map name corresponding to the Simplex and Duplex trays
Tick Generate FormDef automatically, then enter the number of the tray that you would like the AFP printer to use alongside each corresponding PCL tray number cited in the document. (The entry for tray 0 applies in the case where no PCL tray has been selected.)
8.To set more options for image import/export, select the Images... button.
9.To set up the default tray names for your output select the Printer tab from the Configuration dialogue - see Setting the output printer's defaults.
10.Tick the Force monochrome checkbox if required. See also Setting options for image import/export.
11.If you have defined data fields on the pages, EscapeE will automatically create a .LOG file in CSV format. See options for Log file export.
12.Click OK to export the pages.


It is recommended that you trim the image by sweeping out an area of the page with the cursor and choosing Selected area from the 'Images options...' dialogue.


AFP systems use a "FormDef" resource to process the datastream which EscapeE can generate automatically. The default set-up is a one-to-one mapping from the PCL tray number to the AFP tray number. Alternatively, Users may choose to construct the FormDef manually using Medium Map names and correlating them with the appropriate trays and 'plexing'. Note that medium maps have names of up to eight characters.

It is recommended that you use compression option CCITT group 4.

See also

Export formats