Setting configuration options
Assign each of the numbered PCL 'input trays' used by the document a
PostScript Name or Number. (The entry for tray 0 applies in the case where no
PCL tray has been selected.) You may select a standard paper size from the
drop-down box or leave this blank and fill in the paper height and width (in
When exporting to a 'production' printer, it is useful to specify the weight (in
grams), color and Media-type attributes as well.
If exporting to a smaller printer which uses numbered trays, just give the tray a
number instead of a name (and leave the other attributes blank).
See also Notes
To remove a tray definition from the list, click Delete.
To remove all the tray definitions from the list, click Delete all.
Select keep original element order if the document has ordered opaque
elements (e.g. shading) to overwrite text or lines.
The omit blank pages option may be ticked as required - for example when
exporting a document which is to be viewed on screen (not printed) from a
10. Click More... to set up Jog offsetting, stapling and PJL comments options: see
More options for PS export
11. Specialists may set up a 'Preamble' if using a PostScript printer made by Xerox
Click Preamble... to open an edit panel and enter the code required; see
12. Select Printer page of the Configuration dialog to set the printer defaults
13. Click OK.
In addition, when you have finished setting up the options, you may also choose to
create a Shortcut icon that uses all the options you have set by clicking Shortcut...
(see Shortcuts - the easy way to construct a command line
) or click the Save
button to retain these settings after you close the program.
Compressed files generated for old PostScript printers ("level 2") will work on the new
PostScript printers ("level 3"). PS level 3 printers accept more efficient methods of
compression (e.g. Flate) than PS2 and so even smaller files may be generated, but
these files may not be usable by PS2 printers.
A PS file may be rendered as a graphic only or as a graphic with text. The 'graphic
only' option will produce an accurate image from the file, including an image of the
text, but cannot be used for extracting text for further processing. Exporting the file
as 'graphic with text' retains the text features (e.g. search) and consumes less
memory, but note that
EscapeE will always place text and drawn lines on top of any
opaque elements, e.g. shading. You may override this feature by selecting the 'Keep
original element order' option.
Text phrases can be stored as longer phrases to improve searching. As this entails
deciding whether individually positioned words form part of a continuous string the
results may sometimes be unsatisfactory.
PostScript files include a DSC (Document Structuring Convention) header which
specifies the input trays and output bins to be used when the document is printed.
The trays may be identified by index number or by attributes (media size, color, type,
weight). When EscapeE reads a PS file, it uses the information in the DSC header to
assign existing PCL tray names to the specified trays (see step 7 above). If no match