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  • problem with labels

    Trying to print labels (avery 5160 3 across 10 down)
    can get it to print across just fine but when I try to adjust the height (need to move the top gutter or margin down about 1/2 inch) I keep getting errors about not valid page layout or margin.
    Does anyone have templetes for standard label layouts.
    When I go to desing labels I have no standard layouts availabe.
    Charlie Crimmel

  • #2
    RE: problem with labels

    Charlie the standard labels that ship with Alpha Five are stored in the a_shared.* series of files... They should be in your EXE (Program) folder.

    -- tom


    • #3
      RE: problem with labels

      Like Charlie I have no standard labels listed when I try to create a new label. If I open the a_shared.dbf file I see all the labels listed but they do not appear in the genie? Do you have to do something to import them into the list?



      • #4
        RE: problem with labels

        There are three files that Alpha Five needs to use standard labels


        For the development version of Alpha Five I think these need to be in the local program directory for alpha five. This is the folder where alpha five lives, not where your database files live.

        For the runtime versioni of Alpha Five they need to located in a folder that Alpha Five can see. i.e. a shared folder on the server, or in the local runtime folder.


        • #5
          RE: problem with labels

          Thanks Tom

          All three files are in the main program file but still do not appear in the genie.



          • #6
            RE: problem with labels

            Are you using the development version or the runtime version? Runtime will not permit you to design label layouts, is why I ask... -- tom


            • #7
              RE: problem with labels

              a_shared.cdx 3kb
              a_shared.dbf 9kb
              a_shared.fpt 3kb
              a_shared.ddd 1kb
              a_shared.ddm 1kb
              a_shared.ddx 3kb

              This is a complete list of the a_shared series in my alpha five program directory, along with their respective file sizes as reported by windows explorere.

              -- tom


              • #8
                RE: problem with labels

                I have all the same files the only exception is a_shared.fpt is 13 kb. I am using 4.5 build 266 and the files are in the directory c-program files- a5v4
                I have attached a sample file that shows what lists when you create a label and then check the size. The only label that appears is one that I created.



                • #9
                  RE: problem with labels

                  You're right the FPT file is 13kb. My typo. Sorry.

                  I suggest you check to see what your printer setup is in Alpha Five.
                  (From A5 Control Panel, Click File, the Print Setup. Verify that the specified printer is what you were expecting, configure it for letter sized and portrait mode.)

                  It may be that only one of the standard formats will 'fit' in your current setup. Otherwise I'm at a loss to explain what you are seeing.


                  • #10
                    RE: problem with labels

                    Thanks for the help Tom I checked the printer and setup everything is ok. I'll keep checking and see if we get a response from anyone else.

                    Thanks again


                    • #11
                      RE: problem with labels

                      I just opened windows explorer and went to the directory where alpha was installed.(c:program filesA5v4) and copied all the A_shared files to the directory where my application is.
                      Then I started up my application
                      Went to control panel
                      Selected label new and use the genie
                      and all the standard templete were there.
                      Charlie Crimmel