Documents often contain information which is not relevant to the job in hand but take time, memory and window/page area to display or print. EscapeE can streamline document viewing and export by excluding specific types of information which you set up in the General page of the Configuration dialog. This is, of course, likely to change the appearance of the document as shown on-screen and in the output file.
The order in which colored or shaded areas are added to the page can be an issue when viewing and printing some documents. This is particularly problematical when shading has been converted to gray-scale. EscapeE overcomes these difficulties by means of Ignore and Keep original element order options.
|Select Configuration... from the 'Options' menu (or press f8) to open the 'General' page of the 'Configuration options' dialog.
In the Ignore panel:
|Images When this option is selected, any images found in the input document are not displayed on-screen. If the file is exported, no images are included in the output file. This speeds file processing and, if images are overlaid on the text, may make it easier to read.
Note that vector graphics are not ignored; see also To view graphic and line details.
|Null clips A "null clip" is a clip region of zero width, typically used to contain information which the User is not meant to see.
Tip: when some scanners create PDFs they put OCR text in the file as null clips. You may view this OCR text by ticking the 'Null clips' and 'Images' Ignore options (though it may not be rendered in the ideal font).
|Shading If you can tolerate the absence of shading, selecting this option results in smaller file sizes on export (shading does not compress well). See also To view graphic and line details.
|White areas If the first item(s) on the page are filled white path(s), these are always ignored as they are likely to have been used to aid the laying-out of the page rather than as "content". Ticking the 'White areas' option, however, removes all entirely white characters, lines, filled paths, rectangles and images from the screen view and the output, wherever they occur in the document. This usually reduces the size of the output file and ensures that 'hidden' features do not interfere with the rendering of the document.
|It is usually best to configure EscapeE with the specialist Kyocera !R! option deselected. If, however, the data for printing actually contains the string "!R!", you may treat the characters simply as text by selecting this option. See also Kyocera Prescribe.
|Selecting PJL commands suppresses the action of any PJL commands present in the original document on-screen and prevents their export. New PJL commands constructed from them by EscapeE, however, may be included in the exported file: see Preamble and PJL options.
Configuring the input format
Setting General export options