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  • Label Question

    How do you update the Labels that are in the Label Wizard to add additional/different vendor labels?

    Is there an import of templates from say Avery that will add the various types and styles of labels that are available?

    Thanks for any help,

    Ben

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    Re: Label Question

    Don't believe you can. You can use any of the available templates as the basis for creating and saving your own.

    Further: I now think it is possible if somewhat tedious.

    Find your a_shared.dbf, probably in the Alpha Five program directory.
    Copy the three a_shared files to your database directory.
    Add a_shared.dbf to your database.
    Open a_shared.dbf and add all the sizes you want/can determine the necessary field values.
    Backup your original a_shared files.
    Drop the a_shared.dbf from your database.
    Copy the same three files back to the program directory.
    Last edited by Stan Mathews; 01-12-2010, 01:49 PM.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Label Question

      If you need help defining a label let me know. I've experimented with a couple now and have an idea about what is required.
      There can be only one.

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      • #4
        Re: Label Question

        Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
        If you need help defining a label let me know. I've experimented with a couple now and have an idea about what is required.
        Thanks Stan. I will give that a try. Also, here is something that I have found to be really strange. I went in and defined a custom label to match the Avery 5390 Name Badges Insert label (actually I cheated a little, I went into Word 2007 to the Label section which contains a ton (well actually a bunch) of predefined labels by various Makers and when you choose the label you really want to use and then click the Detail button, it gives you all the info to use within Alpha's custom design screen), so I put in the design info, added the data to the label and did a preview and viola' it looked great, now the bad news, when I go in and select my data by a filtered query and I see all the records in a Default View, all the records are there, however, when I do the print, it only prints 1 label. Can't figure this one out.

        Ben

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        • #5
          Re: Label Question

          I don't have stock to test but it previews and prints ok if I use

          WID=5040 HGT=3125 COLS=2 ROWS=4 GUT_WID=144 GUT_HGT=144 MGN_WID=1080 MGN_HGT=1685 ALPHA=1
          Last edited by Stan Mathews; 01-12-2010, 02:56 PM.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Label Question

            Thanks Stan ... Great help as always ...

            Ben

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            • #7
              Re: Label Question

              Ben,

              What margin and gutter sizes actually worked?
              There can be only one.

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              • #8
                Re: Label Question

                Stan,

                Here is the info I pulled up in Word for the Label 5390 and the spec's I used. Once I found this info, I just went into Alpha Label Custom and entered the info from what I found in Word. Worked like a charm.

                Ben

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                • #9
                  Re: Label Question

                  Sorry, I was talking about adding them to the label genie templates.
                  There can be only one.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Label Question

                    Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                    Sorry, I was talking about adding them to the label genie templates.
                    Sorry, I haven't tried that yet, have been stuck in meeting all afternoon. I'll give it a try hopefully tomorrow and let you know.

                    Thanks,

                    Ben

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