|Select Edit... from the 'Fields' menu (Ctrl D) and click on the field you wish to edit in the Fields list.
Right-click on a field on the page and select Edit Field...
|Click the Action tab and set up the 'Action' condition:
|Each time field found The Action occurs every time the field is found, or
|When field changes The Action occurs only when the contents of the field change (not meaningful for tags, as they are set up to search for occurrences of the same text string). The sub-fields of Composite fields will only be exported if the contents of their parent field have changed, or
|When field absent The Action occurs only when the field is not detected. This is only useful if a search criterion such as a tag or font characteristic is specified, or the field is a sub-field of a field with such a criterion.
|Choose whether the Action relates to the page where the field is found – This page – or to the Next page.
|Start a new log file each time an Action condition is met (instead of accumulating all log entries in a single log file).
|Start a new set When jog offsetting or stapling has been requested for a PS printer: a new set is started, automatically ending the current set (if there is one). See More options for PS export.
|End set Ends a jog offsetting or stapling set on a PS printer. (This does not need to be specified if there are no sheets between this set and the next – 'Start a new set' ends the current set automatically). See More options for PS export.
|Use another fields file When an Action condition is met, the value of the field supplies the name of a field definitions file (the default extension is .EE and the default folder is that of the current field definitions file). The "new" field definitions file is loaded and applied immediately, up to once per page.
|Reset page count Set the page count back to zero.
|Force front page Feeds a new sheet ready to print on the 'front' side if the Action condition is met, for example when switching to a different paper tray, see below.
|Force back page Feeds a new sheet ready to print on the 'back' side if the Action condition is met, for example when switching to a different paper tray, see below.
|New back page moves print position to the next 'back' page if the Action condition is met. If the current print position is already on a 'back' page a new sheet will be fed even though its 'front' page will be left blank. The new back page will be blank unless this field (or another on the 'front' page) adds something with a Plugin using the 'On the back' option, see below.
|Omit page Omits the current page from the output.
|When requested by Log file options, a log record can be written for any page on which the field is found: tick Write log record.
|When the Action condition is met, you may force the printer to use:
|Tray Enter an input tray number. This is useful for cases where colored paper is required for a header or trailer page.
|Bin Enter an output bin number.
|Overlay number A tag can be linked to an overlay. Type the macro number in the box and select whether that overlay is to be turned 'on' or 'off' when it recognizes the selected tag.
|You may call a 'Plugin' when the Action condition is met, for example, to add a Bar-code to the sheet. Select one of the Call Plugin options from the drop down list. This list will depend on which plug-ins are installed on your system, see Using plugins.
|An image or text may be added to the back of the target page: tick the On the back check-box. This forces duplex printing even on simplex jobs (long-edge binding if portrait and short-edge binding if landscape).
Note that the Booklet option on the 'Printing' dialog reorders the pages, so should not be used when using 'On the back' option.
When an Action condition has been met, the Found circle on the Definitions page for that field turns cyan.
A number of Actions specified by fields on the current page are indicated by these letters at the right-hand end of the status bar and in the Log when Show field details is selected.
B new Back page
F start a new File
L write Log record
O Omit page
R Reset sheet count
S start a new Set
Defining fields and tags
Setting advanced options in field definitions