When you mark up text on pages, the field definitions are saved in a file with the same name as the input file and the extension .EE. This can be imported into another print file and used to extract the text at the same positions on the page.

The previous version of any .EE field definition file is saved as .~EE for backup purposes.

Locating .EE files

When a file is opened, EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE searches for the field definitions file specified by:

the /FIELDS option.
If the FIELDS symbol has not been set (and the Always use these definitions option has not been ticked either), then EscapeE continues to search for:
i.a field definitions file with the same name as the input file but with extension ".EE".
If this .EE file cannot be found it then searches for:
ii.the field definitions file specified by the /FIELDDEF symbol in the PCLVIEW section of the INI file.
If this symbol has not been set, then:
iii.a field definitions file called DEFAULT.EE in the same folder as the input file is used.

Tip: The field definitions file can be specified explicitly on the command line, e.g.


To save the field definitions file
1.Select Edit... from the Fields menu or
hold down Ctrl and press D key.
2.The Field dialog opens: click the File tab.
3.If you wish to change the name under which the definitions are saved, you can type a new name in the Field Definition File box.
4.Click Save.

Tip:  You can save changes automatically when you exit from EscapeE or close the data file or load a new set of definitions. Tick Always or Ask to Save definitions on close or exit.