Once you have set up the document's layout parameters in the Composite document wizard, you need to specify how each page is to be composed in the wizard's 'File pages' table.
When a file is added to the document, each of its pages is listed in a row of the 'File pages' table. Clicking on a row selects it for processing; for example, you could open the Page editor and use the mouse to drag-out a clip-region. The 'Options' cell of the table-row would be updated with the clip-region's parameters automatically. If you add more than one clip-region from the same page, each new clip-region is added to the table in a new row (with the same 'File page number').
|1.||Select the file(s) to be processed:|
click Add files... and choose file(s) from a standard 'Open' dialog or highlight file(s) in your usual File Manager and 'drag&drop' them onto the 'File pages' table.
(Standard 'Ctrl+click' and 'Shift+click' hot-keys may be used for selecting multiple files.)
|o||If you have selected 'Music part extraction', EscapeE will access the file and display images of its page(s) for editing: see Music part extraction. Otherwise |
|o||EscapeE enters the details in the 'File pages' table directly.|
You will see the table of files and pages build at the foot of the wizard. The wizard will take care of the positioning, rotation and ordering of pages dictated by the chosen layout automatically.
To add more clippings from other files to the document, simply repeat this step.
|2.||Further features may be accessed by clicking the More... button:|
|o||Add EscapeE fields |
Standard 'Open' dialogs are displayed for you to select a file and its EE file. You may opt to:
|•||use the Existing... fields, or |
|o||View fields |
Displays the Trimming dialog with any existing field(s) set up in the Options editor.
|o||Split up... |
When extracting music parts, the split between choirs is deemed to occur when there are no bar-lines joining the staves, other that at the start of the line.
|o||Delete parts |
Opens 'Delete parts' dialog: enter the range of music parts to be removed, e.g. 3-5.
|o||View IDF in EscapeE |
Runs another EscapeE and displays the IDF document in its window.
|•||Break at original page breaks |
|3.||Select clip-regions to be extracted:|
|o||Right-click a table-row to display the pop-up menu then choose:|
|•||Edit the options – enables you to edit the Element options box directly. E.g.:|
/WIDTH 8.2667 /HEIGHT 11.6933.
|•||Show file in EscapeE – Select a clip-region in the newly opened EscapeE window, and, while holding down the Alt key, 'drag-and-drop' it onto the file-table.|
The 'Options' cell of the selected table-row is updated with the clip-region's parameters. If more than one clip-region has been set up from a page, extra rows containing their details are added to the table.
|4.||To delete a clip-region from the file-table, click on its row in the table to select it, then:|
|o||right-click and choose Remove from the pop-up menu.|
|5.||To change the order of the clips in the file-table, select it then:|
|o||click Move up or Move down or |
|o||right-click and choose Move up or Move down from the pop-up menu.|
|6.||Click OK. The IDF editor opens with the IDF code for the document completed.|
|o||You may make further changes to the document by editing the IDF: see Text mode and Tree mode.|
|7.||Click Save or Save as....|
Enter a File name for the file, then Save as type IDF files.
The Composite document IDF file is created and displayed in EscapeE.
Composite document wizard