EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE may be used to extract data from PCL data-streams and documents; see About exporting data.

The fields and tags are depicted as rectangular boxes with "sizing handles" at the corners:

  Field box (green sizing handles) image   Tag box (yellow sizing handles) image

The default color for the sizing handles may be entered manually into the configuration file (RT.INI) or on the command line, see Command line syntax.

Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo view the position of data fields and tags
Select Show from the 'Fields' menu. From the sub-menu, you may choose to view
oAll of the fields and tags, or
oonly the fields and tags If found on the page.

See also Defining fields and tags for check-box options on the Definitions page of the Field dialog (Ctrl D).

To display field names and tag names along with their boxes on the page, select Show from the 'Fields' menu and click Show names from the sub-menu.
To switch off field and tag viewing, select Show from the 'Fields' menu and choose None.

"Tick" glyph A tick indicates the currently selected option.

Blue diamond bullet Tip: Select Show field values or Show field details (Fields menu) to add field information to the Console notebook's Log: see Logged messages.

Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo view field and tag definitions
1.Select Edit... from the 'Fields' menu. Field names are listed in the Fields list pane (usually docked on the right of the Field information pane).
2.Tick the Tree box to set up and show the relationships between fields. The tree can be expanded/collapsed by clicking on the Folder iconfolder icons. To edit the tree structure, see Fields list/tree.
To view a sorted list of names instead, uncheck 'Tree'. This makes field-names easier to find and rename.
3.Click on the field or tag name in the list to display the its definition.
oWhile a field or tag definition is being displayed it is also depicted on the page with a red outline.
oIf the field is a 'child' (sub-field) of 'parent' field(s) then the parent field(s) are are indicated by cyan marker Cyan pointer glyph points on the page.

Blue diamond bullet Tip: Click the 'back'Arrow back (left) glyph and 'forward'Arrow forward (right) glyph buttons at the foot of the dialog to show the previous page and next page of the document. Click the left, up, down or right buttons in the Scroll-page arrow buttons glyph arrow set to scroll the page.