Using LabelWizPro for Sesame 2.0

These are instructions for using the LabelWizPro designer to create/design/customize mailing/shipping labels for use with your Sesame 2.0 or later applications. For LabelWiz installation/setup instructions and an easy tutorial on using LabelWiz, click the LabelWiz Setup button on the LabelWiz form.

LabelWiz helps you quickly and easily design mailing label templates that you can link to any form in any Sesame application to print mailing and shipping labels, ID/name badges, and the like. You don't need an external program. LabelWiz does it all right from inside Sesame.

LabelWiz works with US Letter size and international A4 portrait-oriented label sheets. It's not for dedicated label devices like the DYMO, Seiko and Brother labelers. It's not an envelope printer.

What's new in LabelWizPro?
So many new features have been added to enhance label design and functionality that we changed the name to LabelWizPro. Here's a brief rundown of what's new:
  • LabelWizPro takes advantage of Sesame 2.0's powerful XResultSet technology to print labels. Records don't show on screen like a running mass update. Instead, they're and printed transparently in the background. Printing Queued labels, and optionally automatically un-queuing them, is now easier and faster.
     
  • Each label line can now be individually fonted (any font in your system), sized (from 6 to 40 points), styled (bold, italic, all caps, underline or any combination), aligned (left, right or center), custom-spaced and colored, giving you more control over the appearance of your labels and supporting highly sophisticated label designs. Now even complex and colorful name tags and conference badges can be designed and printed with LabelWiz.
     
  • You can now add decorative graphic lines to your labels in virtually any position and thickness.
     
  • New options make it easier to have LabelWiz close up empty lines and spaces.
     
  • Three new options have been added to deal with lines that are too long to fit the label width. Auto-Downsize reduces the font size of the line until it fits. Auto-Truncate truncates the line to fit. Auto-Prompt lets you edit the long line, on-the-fly, so you can change a lengthy line like Manager, Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Section to something shorter as your labels are being printed.
     
  • There's a new Shift Image Right control on the Options tab you can use to move an image to the right. This lets you, for example, vertically center the image on the label or slide it all the way over to the right.
     
  • More barcoding options have been added. For PostNet barcoding, the ZIPCode field doesn't have to be the last merge field on the label. And barcodes other than PostNet are supported.
     
  • Two new tabs Use ASCII and Use Database have been added to the LabelWiz design screen. Use ASCII lets you print labels right from the Label Designer using most any delimited ASCII (export) file as your data source. The Use Database tab lets you sort and print labels for selected records in any database in any Sesame application by mapping the database's fields to your LabelWiz merge fields. These powerful new options mean you don't have to add the LabelWiz programming and print button to all the forms from which you want to print labels. You can optionally do all your label printing right from the same LabelWiz interface where you design your labels.
     
  • Other internal enhancements, such as a much higher positioning and printing density, provide more accuracy and sharper label text.
     
  • LabelWizPro imports your old LabelWiz label definitions and upgrades them to the new format.

LabelWizPro's Screens

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The Label Settings tab

Label Name
Assign a unique name to each label definition. The Label Name should describe the type of label (such as Avery 5160), the number of labels per sheet (30 Up, for example) and optionally the application and/or form that it is designed for (such as Contacts). If you will be accessing your label definitions from different applications or forms with differently-named elements, add the application name and/or form name as part of the Label Name. The Label Name is what will appear on your pop-up menu when you click the Print Label button on your form, so you want to be sure you're selecting a label with the correct layout elements for that form.

The Buttons

There are three buttons near the top of the LabelWiz form. Here's what they do:

  • Label Design Help Displays this document.
     
  • LabelWiz Setup Click this button for information on the options you have for setting up (configuring) LabelWiz to work with your forms. You'll also find an easy-to-follow tutorial exercise (Test Drive LabelWiz) for printing a few labels using the included Customers database and sample labels. This tutorial takes just a few minutes to complete and rapidly familiarizes you with how LabelWiz works.
     
  • Test Print Click this button to print a sample label that represents your design specifications so far. Use this button as often as needed to check your label design and alignment. It will prompt you to enter some realistic data and will then print a label in the first label position on the page. Test your label designs by printing to plain paper.

The Label Settings tab

Import Label
The Import Label button displays a picklist of predefined Avery label templates, including their product number, labels per sheet, rows and columns, label width and height, column gap and top and left margins. When you select a label sheet, you're prompted to import its specs into the current record. If you say 'Yes' and there are already specs in the record (on the Label Settings tab) they will be overwritten. Any data on any of the other tabs will not be affected.

You can always enter your label specs manually, and make small adjustments to them to accommodate your particular printer. Information on measuring your labels is on the Measuring tab.

Import Old LabelWiz Records
This button imports your label definitions from an earlier (original) version of LabelWiz. After running this procedure, you'll be prompted to F10 through the imported records in order to upgrade them to the new LabelWizPro format.

Cols, Rows, Labels per Sheet
Select the number of columns and rows for the label sheet you're defining. The Labels per Sheet field will then show the number of labels on the sheet.

Label Width, Label Height, Column Gap, Top/Left Margins
These settings must be accurate for the label you're using. You can measure these using a good ruler with small divisions, but you're better off getting the settings from a label maker or by using LabelWiz's Import Label button. The following site has a cross-reference chart for the most popular Avery label sheets.

http://www.worldlabel.com/Pages/pageaverylabels.htm

Find the Avery label number you're using on the chart, click the Click here to view button, then click the Click here for dimensions link. Use the dimensions shown when defining your label. Round all numbers to three decimal places.

Small adjustments to the above settings can get your label sheets to print precisely to most any sheet-fed printer. All printers are not created equal. Some have slightly larger or smaller "no-print" margins, some feed the sheets so that printing starts a little closer to or farther away from the sheet edge. LabelWiz provides a little extra "breathing room" so that anything you print has a good chance of printing inside the label's die cut.

A4 Paper (International)
Check this box if you're printing to A4 label sheets. This tells LabelWiz to adjust for a sheet size that's 8 x 11 inches (210mm x 297mm).

Label Notes
Use this field for any notes or reminders you may want to save about this particular label, such as which form it's for use with, which printer to print to, and so forth. Check the Show notes when using this label checkbox if you want the notes to display when this label is selected for printing. (The notes don't display when printing directly from LabelWiz.)

Printing Tips

  1. Test print on a plain sheet of paper.
     
  2. Hold the printed sheet squarely behind the label sheet and hold them both up to bright light to check the alignment of your layout. Slight adjustments to the layout may be necessary.
     
  3. If the labels "creep" down the sheet, decrease the label height a bit. If the labels creep up the sheet, increase the label height a bit. 
     
  4. If the entire sheet is slightly misaligned, adjust the top and/or left margins slightly.
     
  5. When satisfied with the layout, print onto the label sheets.

Technical note: LabelWiz prints each page of labels as a "separate job." For this reason, you're not likely to experience the kind of "label creep" you can get with other products where the "creep" becomes increasingly severe as each sheet is printed. LabelWiz avoids this by "starting over" with each individual label sheet.

The Merge Fields tab


The first Merge Fields tab (label lines 1 through 8)


The second Merge Fields tab (label lines 9 through 16)

LE Names, Text, Lines
Type your layout element names in the fields provided. If the element name on your form is First Name, then type in *First Name*. If you have elements named First Name and Last Name, and you want them to print on one line, type:

*First Name* *Last Name*

All merge fields must be enclosed in asterisks.

To print a line of literal text, simply type it without asterisks, as in this example:

To Be Opened by Addressee Only!

You can place literal text and merge fields on the same line, as in this example:

Name: *FName* *MI* *LName*
Company: *Company*

or, as in this example:

To be opened by *FirstName* *LastName* only!

To have LabelWiz collapse the line if the sole merge field on that line is blank when printed, precede the line with an exclamation point, like this:

!*Address2*

Note: To optionally have LabelWiz automatically close up all blank lines, be sure the Close Up Empty Lines checkbox is checked. (See below.) If not checked, then LabelWiz will collapse a blank line only if the merge field is preceded by a "!".

Important:
NEVER use a ";" (semicolon) character anywhere.
NEVER use an "*" (asterisk) character anywhere except to denote a merge field.
NEVER use a "+" (plus) sign anywhere except to force manual spacing, such as between a state and ZIPCode

The above are LabelWiz reserved characters. If any of the merged data or literal label text includes any of them, you can get unexpected results.

Printing Solid Graphic Lines
To print a solid line, type the @Line(Thickness, Length) command on the label line.

Thickness an integer representing the line's thickness, such as 1 or 3 or 10.
Length an integer representing the line's length as a percentage of the label's width. For example, to make the line 50% of the label's width, specify 50 as the length parameter.

  The following examples print a solid line in various thicknesses and lengths:

@Line(1, 100)
@Line(2, 100)
@Line(3, 50)
@Line(4, 25)
@Line(9, 50) (centered)
  • You can align a line left, center or right, just as you can align merge fields and text.
  • You can RGB Color the line to print it in the color of your choice.
  • You can add vertical space after the line.
  • Font, Font Size and Styles have no affect on graphic lines.

Adding a Barcode
To add a barcode to a label, type it on the label line in this format:

*<bc Zip>*

Then, in the adjacent Font and Size fields, type the name of the barcode font and select the font size. (A size of 14 is about right for a PostNet barcode.) You must have the specified barcode font installed in your system.

The example above tells LabelWiz to apply the specified barcode font and size to the data in the Zip field and print the barcode on this label line.

Barcode fonts typically require a special character to delimit the start and end of the data to be barcoded. Some barcode fonts use a "/" or a "*" character for this. When specifying a barcode, be sure to enter this special character in the Barcode Delimiter Character field on the label Options tab.

If the barcoded value is alphanumeric (as opposed to strictly numeric as a PostNet barcode), check the Leave non-digits in barcoded strings checkbox.

For a PostNet barcode, you can download and install the "bars12" font from http://www.savepostage.com.

PostNet barcodes are supposed to speed mail delivery, but they're really only useful with ZIP+4 (9-digit) ZIP Codes, preferably with the carrier route added.

Font
Type in the font name as it exists on your PC. You must spell the font name exactly right or LabelWiz will use your PC's default font. Here are some typical font name examples:

Arial
Arial Narrow
Arial Black
Verdana
Times New Roman
Lucida Sans
Courier New

If you do not specify a font, LabelWiz will use your PC's default font. If you have a word processor such as Microsoft Word, you can use it to see what fonts you have, the exact names of those fonts, and what they look like at various sizes.

Font Size
Select the font size from the dropdown. LabelWiz supports font sizes from 6 to 40.

Font Style
Optionally select text enhancements from the dropdown. You can choose bold (Bld), italic (Ital), underline (Und) and ALL CAPITALS (Caps) or any combination of these. Use the default "Normal" style for regular text.

Space
Optionally select the line spacing from the dropdown. This is the amount of space you want added or subtracted after the current line. To print the next line closer to the current line, choose a number preceded by a minus (-) sign. To add more space between the current line and the next line, choose a number preceded by a plus (+) sign.

Alignment
Optionally select the type of text alignment from the dropdown. Align left is the default. You can also align center or right.

Color
Optionally enter the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) value for the color in which to print the label line. This value must be entered in a strict format. For example, the following will print the line in a bright orange, assuming you use a color printer:

255,157,0

You can use Sesame Designer's custom color mixer to find the RGB values for the colors you like. Jot down their RGB values on a sheet of paper, then type them into the appropriate LabelWiz fields. The following web page shows hundreds of colors and their RGB values:

http://www.pitt.edu/~nisg/cis/web/cgi/rgb.html

As you design your label, use the Test Print button to see how it will look when printed.

Note: If you're defining a label for use with several applications that have different layout element names, or with one application that has multiple forms with different layout element names, then you will need to create a Label record for each such form. Take care that such records do not have the same Label Name because LabelWiz will find the first label with that name and use it and it might not be the label you wanted.

Close Up Empty Lines
When this box is checked, LabelWiz will close up any vertical space on the label left by merge fields that are blank. (See sample below.) This box is checked by default. If you want LabelWiz to leave blank lines in the label when the merge fields are empty, uncheck this box.

If you want LabelWiz to close up only certain label lines when blank, precede the merge field on those lines with an "!" and leave Close Up Empty Lines unchecked.

Close Up Empty Spaces
When this box is checked, LabelWiz will close up any contiguous horizontal space (multiple spaces) on a label line left by merge fields that are blank. (See sample below.) A blank merge field positioned between two non-blank merge fields would normally leave two spaces one on either side of the blank merge field. This setting collapses those two spaces into one. This box is checked by default. If you want LabelWiz to leave extra spaces in the label left by blank merge fields, uncheck this box.

Merge fields Sample Values Not Closed Up Closed Up
*First* *MI* *Last*
*Company*
*Address1*
*Address2*
*City* *State* *Zip*
Bob [blank] Jones
[blank]
211 Elm St.
[blank]
Laguna CA 92456
Bob  Jones

211 Elm St.

Laguna CA 92456
Bob Jones
211 Elm St.
Laguna CA 92465

Using "+" to force additional space
If you want to maintain additional spacing between certain label elements, such as between a state and ZIP code, use "+" signs instead of spaces. Close Up Empty Spaces will then respect your manual spacing.

You can also place one or more "+" signs at the beginning of any line to indent it. For example, typing "+++" at the beginning of any line will indent that line by three spaces.

Be careful when using "+" on a "!" line that will be closed up if blank. In this case, you must type the "+" signs after the "!", like this:

!++++*Address2*

Downsize Lines that are Too Long
When this box is checked, LabelWiz reduces the font size of an overly long line by 1 point increments until it is able to make the line fit the label width.

Truncate Lines that are Too Long
When this box is checked, LabelWiz truncates an overly long line one character at a time until it is able to make the line fit the label width.

Prompt for Lines that are Too Long
When this box is checked, LabelWiz prompts you to edit an overly long line until it fits the label width. This happens in real time, as the labels are being printed.

Note: If none of the three boxes (Downsize, Truncate, Prompt) is checked, any lines too long to fit the label width will wrap and obscure some or all of the text on the subsequent label line.

Note: If you are printing a frame on your label (See The Options tab below), LabelWiz does its best to place all text inside the frame. Because the right edge of the frame must be within the printable margin in the rightmost column, LabelWiz has to reduce the label width slightly. Therefore, the above methods to shorten lines that are too long might not work as well on a framed label.

The Options tab


The Label Options tab

Your label options are as follows:

  • Image Path and Name Specify an image to print on the label. LabelWizPro's default image path as set at the Application Property Manager screen is the pics folder. (You're free to change this.) Assuming the image you want to include on your label is in that folder in your working Sesame directory, you can type in the relative path to your image file (such as pics/mylogo.jpg) in this field. When you move out of the field, if the image exists, it will appear in the Image Preview box, scaled to fit the box's dimensions. (This will not likely be the image's actual size.)

    You can optionally double-click on the Image Preview box and select the image from your file system that way. If you're going to be using images in your labels, and you have them stored elsewhere than the pics folder, you should go into Application Property Manager in Designer and specify the path to them.

    The image file must be a BMP, non-progressive JPG or PNG. The image will print at 100% unless you specify the Width and Height. (See Downsize Image below.)

    Images can be resized/resampled in most any graphics program. Suppose your image is 3 inches wide by 1 inch high and you're printing to Avery 8164 shipping labels (4 inches wide by 3.33 inches high). Any image you specify will print starting in the upper left corner of the label. If you Shift (see below) your label text Down by 1.5 and Right by .50, the address block will print below the image with plenty of white space around it.
     
  • Shift Image Right Enter the amount, in decimal inches, to shift the image to the right. LabelWiz normally prints an image at the top left corner of the label. This setting lets you slide the image over to the right. To center the image at the top of the label, for example, divide the label width by 2, then subtract half the image width from it.
     
  • Downsize Image Image Width & Height. You can specify the Width and Height of the selected image. These settings are useful if you need to scale the image down a bit to fit on the label after performing a Test Print. Scaling an image (called resizing or resampling) is best done in a real graphics program such as Photoshop, Paint Shop, PhotoPaint or Microsoft Paint (on the Accessories menu in Windows), but you can do it in LabelWiz to see the effect of the scaling. You cannot scale an image upward (increasing its size), only downward. You can use Test Print to see the effects of your image sizing.

    Note: If you specify a Width setting and leave the Height setting blank, LabelWiz will maintain the image's correct width-to-height aspect ratio for the reduced width you specified.

    Note: For larger labels such as shipping labels, you can create and use an image file of your company's logo, name and address, and tell LabelWiz to use that image on your labels. Ideally, you'd create the image at a width slightly smaller than the label width. You can then shift your text down (see below) to start printing your text below the image. Keep in mind that LabelWiz prints at 1,000 dpi (dots per inch). So if the label's width is 4 inches, you'd want your image's width to be about 3 inches or thereabouts at 1000 dpi/pixel resolution (or 17 inches at 200 dpi/pixel resolution). If you need help sizing your image, send us the image file by email attachment (office@insidesesame.com) and tell us the dimensions of the label you want to use it on.
     
  • Shift Text Shift the label text down and/or to the right. This feature provides an offset for the label address block, such as when printing addresses on large shipping labels. Use this feature to shift the text down and over to the right so it prints more in the center of the label. Shift Text is particularly useful on larger labels, such as the Avery 8164. This label is 4 inches wide by 3.33 inches high. If you shift the text 1.25 Down and 1.00 Right, a typical address block will print close to the center of the label.
     
    No
    Shift Text
      Shift
    Text
    Down &
     Right
    text
     
    text

    Shift Text is required if you're including an image on your label, such as a company logo, or using a Label Frame (see below). The image will print starting in the upper left corner of the label, so you'll need to Shift your address block to print below that and perhaps a bit over to the right. With a frame, you'll need to shift the text down and to the right a bit so it doesn't print on the frame border.

    You can also use small Shift Text settings to compensate for the variations that all printers have as to where they actually put the ink on the paper.
     

  • Add Label Frame. This feature prints a frame around the perimeter of the label, 1/8th to 1/4 of an inch in. You can optionally use this for larger labels where you know you have enough  "white space" around the outside of the label. Do not use a label frame for small 3-across labels such as the Avery 5160 as they have barely enough room as they are to print an address block. Click the Pick button to select a frame style from a popup list. Click the Styles button to print out a page that shows all the frame and box types. You can then print a sample of the frame style to your default printer by clicking the Test Print button.

Note: When using a Frame with right-aligned text, LabelWiz does it's best to keep the end of the line inside the frame. To do this, it must reduce the label width by a small amount.

  • Print Down. This feature prints your labels down the page in a phonebook-like "snaking column" format (right-hand graphic below) rather than across the page (the default). If you sort your records before printing the labels (always a good idea in case you experience a jam or didn't provide enough label sheets and have to reprint) then the sort order will go down the first column and continue at the top of the next column.
     
    Print
    Across
    Sheet
    (default)
      Print
    Down 
    Sheet
     
    1 2   1 4
    3 4 2 5
    5 6 3 6

     

  • Barcode Delimiter Character. Type in the start/end delimiter character for the barcode font you're using. For the "bars12" font that character is the / (slash) character. Some barcode fonts use the * character instead. You must have the barcode font installed in your system. If you don't, then your labels will print with something like this for a barcoded Zip field:

    /926271275/
     
  • Leave non-digits in barcoded strings. Leave this box unchecked for a PostNet barcode, because you want the dash in a Zip+4 Zip Code (92627-1275, for example) stripped out. If you're using a barcode font that supports characters other than digits, and your data contains other than digits, then check this box and LabelWiz will barcode the data as it is.

The Measuring tab


The Measuring tab

LabelWiz's Measuring tab shows you how to measure a label sheet to get the specifications for the Label Settings tab. You won't need this tab when importing a predefined label template. For a custom label sheet, measure using a good ruler with small 1/16th-inch divisions. If for example, the label width measures 2 5/8 inches, divide the 5 by the 8 on a calculator to get .625 and add this to the 2 to get 2.625 decimal inches. This is the value you use for Label Width on the Label Settings tab.

The Use ASCII tab


The Use ASCII tab

LabelWiz can use a delimited ASCII (text file) for label printing. This is a powerful option because it is form-independent, allowing you to print labels for data that comes from virtually any source, not just a Sesame database.

You can use most any kind of ASCII file as long as each record in the file ends with a carriage return and the data values are delimited in some way.

All settings, specs and options in the current LabelWiz record will be applied to the printed labels.

When printing labels from an ASCII file, you must map the LabelWiz merge fields to the corresponding field/column in the ASCII file. To do this, click on the LabelWiz Merge Fields box. It will fill with the LabelWiz merge field names. In the adjacent ASCII Fields box, type in the ASCII file's field/column numbers that correspond to the merge field names.

For example, if the City merge field is on the 8th line of LabelWiz Merge Fields box, but it's the 4th field in the ASCII file, type 4 on the corresponding line of the ASCII Fields box. This maps the 4th field/column in the ASCII file to the City merge field, as shown in the example below.

LabelWiz
Merge Fields
Corresponding
ASCII File Fields
First
MI
Last
Position
Company
Add1
Add2
City ----------->
State
Zip
8
9
10
7
1
2
3
4
5
6

When printing labels from an ASCII file, LabelWiz first counts the records, shows you a sample record from the ASCII file, and asks for your okay before continuing. It then lets you specify the starting label position on the label sheet and the printer to print to.

Note: When you click on the ASCII File Path field to open the ASCII file, the open file dialog will show a portion of the file you select. This gives you a chance to eyeball the file and confirm that your LabelWiz settings are correct for it. If still in doubt, you can click the Preview ASCII File button to display the entire file.

When creating an export file in Sesame (or any other product), sort the records first. This way, if printing is interrupted because of a jam or other problem, you can re-create the export file, omitting the records that printed okay, then print the remaining ones.

When exporting from a Sesame database for LabelWiz, do not include a "header row" of field names. Just use Sesame's default export specs, then you can tell LabelWiz to use comma as the delimiter with quotes around values.

Note: If using a barcode with an ASCII file, be sure to correctly map the barcode merge field to the field/column where the data to be barcoded appears in the ASCII file, as shown in this example:

Zip        8
<bc Zip>   8

The Use Database tab


The Use Database tab

LabelWiz can use an external Sesame database for label printing. This powerful option is form-independent, allowing you to print labels for records in any database in any Sesame application.

LabelWiz uses Sesame 2.0's XResultSet technology for this option, which is covered in the Sesame 2.0 Programming Guide. The key things here are:

  • You must know the name of the database in the Sesame application that you want to use. This is often the same as the form name, but not always. (In the sample Customers application that comes with Sesame, the form is named Main Form but the database is named Customers. So it's Customers that you'd type in the Database Name field) The Application menu tree shows the names of the databases it contains along with the form names linked to it. The database name always comes first on the tree. That's what LabelWiz needs to know the database name.
     
  • You must also know the names of the fields in the database that you want LabelWiz to use. These are not the form layout element names or their labels. They are the database field names, which may not be named the same. If you go into Sesame Designer, you can use the form to tell you the database field names. Open the form, click on a layout element, then click on the Other tab of the Property Viewer. You'll see the Bound To field name with a "!" in front of it. That's the name LabelWiz wants, without the "!" in front of it.

When you know the database field names, you can then map them to the LabelWiz merge fields. Click on the LabelWiz Merge Fields box and LabelWiz will fill it with the merge field names as shown on the Merge Fields tab.

Then, in the right-hand Matching DB Field Names box, type in the database field names that correspond, line to line, to the ones in the left-hand box.

Here's an example of what the two boxes might look like when you're finished:

LabelWiz
Merge Fields
Corresponding
Database Field Names
First
MI
Last
Position
Company
Add1
Add2
City
State
Zip
First Name
Init
Last Name
Title
Company
Address
Address2
City
State
ZipCode

The database field names in the right-hand box must correspond, line to line, to the LabelWiz merge field names in the left-hand box.

For the Search Mode, select an And search or an Or search. This setting corresponds to the Field Retrieve Spec List field just below it, where you type in your record selection criteria. If there are multiple criteria, an And search finds the records that meet ALL the criteria, whereas an OR search finds the records that meet ANY of the criteria.

If you don't supply a Field Retrieve Spec List, LabelWiz will include ALL the records in the named database.

Here are a some examples of Field Retrieve Spec Lists:

!Company=m.. selects the records where the Company field begins with M.

!Company=/= selects the records where the Company field isn't blank.

!Status== selects the records where the Status field is empty.

In an AND search,
!Company=/=,!Address=/=,!City=/=,!State=/=,!Zip=/=
selects the records where each of the five named fields has something in it.

In an OR search, !Status==;VIP selects the records where the Status field is blank or contains VIP.

Consult the Sesame 2.0 Programming Guide under @XResultSetSearch for other examples.

When you click on the Continue button, assuming the lookup is successful, you'll be prompted to supply your sorting criteria. You can sort ascending or descending on up to three fields. LabelWiz then displays the data from the first record in the result set, giving you a chance to make sure your specs look right before proceeding.

Note: If using a barcode with a database file, be sure to correctly map the barcode merge field to corresponding field in the database file, as shown in this example:

Zip        Zip
<bc Zip>   Zip

Stopping a Label Print Job
If you've started a label printing job and realize you've made a mistake, you can press Ctrl-Shift-End to terminate the printing loop. This does not prevent label sheets already sent to your operating system/printer from trying to print. The only way to stop the printing is to stop label sheets from being fed. For this you can pull out the paper tray containing the label sheets. (Don't ever just turn off the printer.) You can then cancel the print job in Windows then safely turn the printer off to clear its print buffer.

Label Page Print Preview
Previewing the first page of a sheet of labels before wasting paper is always a good idea. LabelWiz lets you select any available printer to print to. By default, the printer menu includes only your default printer, but you can add to the menu any printer in your system or a shared printer on your network. A good "printer" for previewing the first page of a label print job is PDF995. For $10.00 you can download PDF995 at http://www.pdf995.com. Once you've installed it in your system, you will have a new printer named "PDF995" which you can add to your LabelWiz printer menu via the Add Printer menu selection. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer if you use PDF995. Adobe Reader is available free at http://www.adobe.com.

Note:
PDF995 will display only the first page of labels for a print job. Do not use a printed copy of a PDF995-generated PDF file to check label alignment as such a document isn't likely to have the same page margins as a label sheet printed directly from LabelWizPro.

If you need technical assistance for LabelWizPro, contact us at office@insidesesame.com. We may ask you to send us the application you're using to print labels so we can determine the cause of the problem.

For LabelWiz setup instructions, click the LabelWiz Setup button
near the top of the LabelWiz form.