A file for export to Intelligent Document Format may comprise whole-page impositions of an existing document and/or a number of clipped areas and/or a series of IDF statements entered manually. This is an invaluable feature when re-purposing existing documents.

To export files to IDF

1.Choose Export... from the 'File' menu or
press Ctrl E keys.
2.Set up the Page number range of the pages you want to export, see Selecting page ranges.
3.To avoid a new file overwriting an existing file with the same name, tick Do not overwrite files: see Overwriting files.
4.Choose IDF Intelligent Document Format from the drop-down list of formats;
oa wild-carded filename (with extension .IDF) 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. Or
ocheck the LPR box; the filename will be supplied automatically.
5.To make the IDF format the default, click Save format.
6.Click Options... to set up IDF-specific configuration options: see IDF export options.
7.Tick the Force monochrome checkbox if required.
8.If you have defined data fields on the pages, EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE can create a .LOG file automatically:
oselect the Fields to be logged: see Log file export.
oSet the Log format:
Comma separated (default)
Plain text
oFurther Log file options may be set up from the 'Log File' page of the Configuration dialog: click Log file....
9.To open the new file immediately in EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE, tick Run the associated program after creating the file.
10.Click OK; if 'Show Fields form' has been configured, the Field dialog opens: see IDF export options.