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Wasp Labeler User Manual

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STATEMENTS IN THIS DOCUMENT REGARDING THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ARE BASED ON INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE BY THIRD PARTIES. WASP BARCODE TECHNOLOGIES AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT THE SOURCE OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Wasp Barcode Technologies, the Wasp logo and Wasp Labeler are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Wasp Barcode Technologies in the United States and other countries. Other parties’ trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Software activation system licensed under Patent No. 5,490,216 Terms, conditions, features, hours and contact information in this document are subject to change without notice. Wasp is committed to providing great products and exceptional customer service. Occasionally we may decide to update our selection and change our service offerings so please check www.waspbarcode.com for the latest information. Wasp Labeler Install Key (Printed on shipped material) ________________________

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Getting Started ...................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 1 1.2 Getting Started - Wasp Labeler Capabilities.................................................................................... 2 1.3 Getting Started - What is a Barcode?.............................................................................................. 4 1.4 Getting Started - Navigating the Main Screen ................................................................................. 5 1.4.1 Section A: Help/Resizing Icons ................................................................................................ 6 1.4.2 Section B: Tabs ....................................................................................................................... 7 1.4.3 Section C: Icon Toolbar.......................................................................................................... 10 1.4.4 Section D: Design Window..................................................................................................... 10 1.4.5 Section E: Properties Box ...................................................................................................... 11 1.5 Getting Started - Creating a Static Label....................................................................................... 14 1.6 Getting Started - Binding a Data Source to an Object ................................................................... 20 1.7 Getting Started - Using String Builder to Concatenate Data .......................................................... 25 1.8 Getting Started - Creating Enumerated Labels.............................................................................. 32 1.9 Getting Started - Example Labels ................................................................................................. 37 1.10 Barcode Symbology Reference .................................................................................................. 40 Chapter 2 - File Tab ............................................................................................................................... 51 2.1 File Tab Overview ........................................................................................................................ 51 2.2 Exporting a Barcode as an Image File .......................................................................................... 52 2.3 Exiting Wasp Labeler with Unsaved Labels .................................................................................. 53 Chapter 3 - Design Tab ......................................................................................................................... 54 3.1 Design Toolbar Function Descriptions .......................................................................................... 55 3.2 Adding a Drawing Object .............................................................................................................. 59 3.3 Adding a Picture ........................................................................................................................... 63 3.3.1 Steps to Add a Picture to a Label: .......................................................................................... 63 3.3.2 Picture Properties Box: Format Tab ....................................................................................... 65 3.3.3 Picture Properties Box: Content Tab ...................................................................................... 67 3.4 Adding a Barcode......................................................................................................................... 68 3.4.1 Steps to Add a Barcode ......................................................................................................... 68 3.4.2 Adding a Barcode: Properties Box.......................................................................................... 70 3.4.3 Barcode Properties ................................................................................................................ 79 3.5 Adding a Text Box ........................................................................................................................ 99 3.5.1 Steps to Add a Text Box ........................................................................................................ 99 3.5.2 Adding a Text Box: Properties Box ....................................................................................... 101 3.6 Content Options ......................................................................................................................... 108 3.6.1 Object Data Source - Date/Time .......................................................................................... 108 3.6.2 Object Data Source - Serial Alpha........................................................................................ 109 3.6.3 Object Data Source - Database............................................................................................ 111 3.6.4 Object Data Source - Another Object ................................................................................... 112 3.6.5 Object Data Source - User Defined List ................................................................................ 113 3.6.6 Object Data Source - Serial Number .................................................................................... 116 3.6.7 Object Data Source - Prompt at Print ................................................................................... 118 3.6.8 String Builder ....................................................................................................................... 120 3.6.9 Formatting Data ................................................................................................................... 124 Chapter 4 - Data Tab ........................................................................................................................... 137 4.1 Data Tab Overview..................................................................................................................... 137 4.2 Connecting to a CSV File ........................................................................................................... 139 4.3 Connecting to a Microsoft Access Database ............................................................................... 141 4.4 Connecting to an Excel File ........................................................................................................ 143 4.5 Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server ........................................................................................... 145 4.6 Data Source - ODBC Compliant Data Source ............................................................................. 146 4.7 Connecting to QuickBooks® ....................................................................................................... 148 4.8 Connecting to a Text File (delimited)........................................................................................... 152 i

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Wasp Labeler User Manual 4.9 Creating a Wasp Labeler Data Source........................................................................................ 155 4.9.1 Deleting Columns or Data From the Database: .................................................................... 158 4.10 Sorting Data Source Content .................................................................................................... 158 4.10.1 Method 1: Sort Data Using Column Headers ...................................................................... 158 4.10.2 Method 2: Sort Data Using the Sort Button ......................................................................... 159 4.11 Filter the Data Source Content ................................................................................................. 162 4.11.1 Creating a Filter ................................................................................................................. 162 4.11.2 Deleting a Filter.................................................................................................................. 167 4.12 Joining Tables .......................................................................................................................... 168 4.12.1 Steps to Join Tables .......................................................................................................... 169 4.13 Refreshing Data Source Information ......................................................................................... 173 4.14 Editing the Data Source Connection ......................................................................................... 174 4.15 Removing the Data Source Connection .................................................................................... 175 Chapter 5 - Print Tab ........................................................................................................................... 176 5.1 Print Tab Overview ..................................................................................................................... 176 5.1.1 Print Toolbar Function Descriptions...................................................................................... 177 5.1.2 Print Tab Properties Box - Number of Copies ....................................................................... 181 5.1.3 Print Tab Properties Box - Starting Label and Order ............................................................. 185 5.1.4 Print Tab Properties Box - Data Source ................................................................................ 186 5.1.5 Print Tab Properties Box - Print Summary ............................................................................ 186 5.2 Page Setup Screen .................................................................................................................... 187 5.2.1 Access and Use the Page Setup Screen .............................................................................. 188 5.2.2 Create a Custom Layout ...................................................................................................... 189 5.2.3 Copy a Layout ..................................................................................................................... 190 5.2.4 Delete a Layout.................................................................................................................... 192 Chapter 6 - Activating Wasp Labeler .................................................................................................... 193 6.1 Steps to Activate Wasp Labeler: ................................................................................................. 193 6.2 Updating Your License: .............................................................................................................. 195 Chapter 7 - Running Labeler from a Command Line ............................................................................ 197 7.1 Application Execution ................................................................................................................. 197 Chapter 8 - About Screen .................................................................................................................... 198 8.1 Using/Viewing the About Screen ................................................................................................ 198 Index ................................................................................................................................................... 199

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490. Introductory Materials Wasp Labeler Capabilities What is a Barcode? Navigating the Main Screen Creating a Static Label Binding a Data Source to an Object Using String Builder to Concatenate Data Creating Enumerated Labels Example Labels Barcode Symbology Reference After you have read the introductory materials.Wasp HC1 User Manual Chapter 1 . 5.216 1 .1 Introduction Thank you for your purchase of the Wasp Labeler barcode creation software. Software activation system licensed under Patent No. This topic contains information that will help familiarize you with barcodes and show you how to create customized barcodes.Getting Started 1. Click on the link below to go to the next step in the Getting Started section. you are ready to start using Wasp Labeler. The Introductory Materials section contains important information you should familiarize yourself with prior to creating barcodes.

• • • Allows import of text files or Microsoft Excel worksheets.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1. MicroPDF. ICON (*ico). MaxiCode. UCCEAN128.jpeg. *. please refer to the Barcode Symbology Reference.tif). asset or inventory labels. Wasp Labeler supports drawing objects including text. Allows you to input data on the label at print time. Allows import of QuickBooks® data (version 2008 or later). QRCode. GS1Truncated. GS1.2 Getting Started . rectangles. TIFF (*. Capable of advanced graphic resizing and graphic rotation.tiff.jpe. PDF417. Microsoft SQL Server. ellipses. Allows you to edit multiple labels concurrently.Wasp Labeler Capabilities Wasp Labeler is a professional label generation application designed to meet the most demanding barcode labeling and printing requirements. Code 128. In addition. Interleaved2of5. Msi. position and color. Itf14. MicroPDF417. ID badge labels. PNG (*. business checks. DataMatrix. or retrieved from a database. QuickBooks® as well as comma separated files or other delimited text files. linked to the original file. Wasp Labeler: • Supports the following barcode languages: AztecCode. GS1Expanded. then print your labels from any local or network Windows printer. Wasp Labeler can generate compliance labels for practically every industry. address labels and envelopes with PostNet Zip Codes. UPC-A. *. Postnet. PDF417. dot matrix. 2 . • Prints the most popular 2D barcodes: DataMatrix. Easily generate barcode labels. *jfif). JPEG (*. Aztec Code and QRCode • • • • • • Supports any laser. Code 39. and date and time stamps for perishable goods. MaxiCode. Code 93. MicroQRCode. practically any picture can be imported onto the label design. ODBC data sources. and barcodes. EanJan13. GS1Stacked.bmp). Allows connecting to external databases: Microsoft Access. GS1Limited. In addition. Each of these drawing objects has full edit capabilities including draw style. GIF (*. Allows import of bitmap files (*. You can import data directly from your corporate databases or you can create a new Microsoft Access database. size. MicroQRCode. GS1Omnidirectional. Codabar.jpg. lines. Isbn. thermal or ink jet printer using a standard Windows printer driver. EanJan8. *. Includes over 100 label layout templates. UPC-E For a description of each of these symbologies.png).gif).

In addition.Wasp HC1 User Manual Wasp Labeler supports Static. and Date/Time for objects. view. and edit information from the most common databases and allows your Text and Bar Code objects to retrieve their source value from an external file. Serialization. Bind to Another Object. The 'External Data Source' feature allows you to import. 3 . Wasp Labeler provides the capability to quickly create your own database. Prompt at Print Time. External Data Source. The 'Prompt at Print Time' feature is used to interactively enter information onto the label at print time.

are too small or are damaged. For example. to represent a different set of characters or to enable scanning at different angles or distances. 4 . There are many different barcode formats or symbologies. location. If you have very long item numbers or location numbers you may need to reconsider the numbering scheme or the scanner you are using. When using Wasp Labeler. supplier and customer creates an environment where a mobile device can be used to easily keep track of inventory movements and alleviates the problem of data-entry errors. Also be aware that many of the less expensive barcode readers do not read barcodes that are bent. In other words. Some barcode scanners have a limited width that they can read. These different formats exist to provide ways to compress more data into a smaller space. Barcodes get wider with the amount of numbers and characters you want represented by them.3 Getting Started . or a thermal label printer. Wasp Labeler can print to a regular printer or a barcode printer. Assigning a permanent barcode to each site. barcodes should be printed using a high quality laser or ink jet printer. The same characters are represented by different symbologies in different ways. Whse1 becomes: . at an angle.What is a Barcode? A barcode is a graphical representation of a set of numeric or alphanumeric characters that can be read by a barcode scanner.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1. the two symbologies below represent the same information (Whse1). 1234 becomes: . the width is determined by the amount of numbers or characters represented by the barcode. Consider the possible disposition of your barcodes before choosing a scanner. The different symbologies can be thought of as different fonts. item. You want the barcode label to be high quality because low quality barcodes are harder to scan and usually do not last long.

Links to detailed instructions for using each function are provided throughout this topic. The Main screen provides access to all of the features and functions you will need to create customized labels or to create labels using the templates.4 Getting Started . Use this topic to help familiarize yourself with getting around in the application.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1.Navigating the Main Screen In this topic: Help/Resizing Icons Accessing Help Resizing/Minimizing Wasp Labeler Tabs Icon Toolbar Design Window Properties Box Hide/Show the Properties Box Move the Properties Box This topic provides a brief overview of Wasp Labeler's Main screen. A: Help/Resizing Icons B: Tabs C: Icon Toolbar D: Design Window E: Properties Box 5 .

access this Help file or close the Labeler window. Help Button Example .1 Section A: Help/Resizing Icons This section contains icons that allow you to adjust the size of the Labeler screen. Clicking the Help icon on the Properties box launches Help specific to the object you have selected.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1. Context-Sensitive Help: You can access a Help topic specific to the screen or feature you are currently using by clicking on the small question mark arrow that appear on most screens and in the Properties box.Screen Help Button Example .Properties Box 6 . You can search for or navigate to other topics as needed.4. Accessing Help Launching the Help File: You can launch this Help file from anywhere in the Labeler application by clicking the question mark icon in the top right of the screen. You can also launch context-sensitive help by hitting the F7 key on your keyboard. Using this method launches the Help with the topic related to the currently open screen/tab displayed.

click the icon in the top. You can resize the screen by dragging any of the corners or borders. This tab also allows you to launch example labels and check for updates to your software. basic shapes. To minimize the screen and place it on the taskbar. To resize the window. Paste. click the minimize icon in the top. Design Tab: The Design Tab contains all of the options for customizing your label. click on the icon on your taskbar. right of the Main screen. The toolbar on this tab is divided into 5 sections: Clipboard . Copy.The Insert options allow you to insert text. and close options. Click on an icon to access that function.Wasp HC1 User Manual Resizing/Minimizing Wasp Labeler Wasp Labeler can be resized to fit your whole screen or reduced to appear as a portion of your screen. as shown below: Labeler will be placed on your taskbar. a picture or a barcode into your label. 1.4.2 Section B: Tabs File Tab: The File Tab contains save. To reopen it. open. as shown below: The screen will reduce in size when the icon is clicked. Insert . Labeler will remember the size when it is closed and re-opened. 7 .The Arrange menu allows for precision placement of objects or text you insert onto your label.This section contains basic commands such as Cut. Arrange . right of the Main screen. Undo and Redo. Click on an icon to access a function.

.Use these options to change the layout of your label or to hide/show the ruler along the top and side of the label. such as a text field or a barcode with the data source. 8 . Changes you make will appear in the Label Design window. spreadsheet. Data Tab: The Data Tab allows you to add a database. You can then associate an object on your label.csv file or other data source to your label project.Wasp HC1 User Manual Layout Options .The View menu allows you to zoom in or out. View .

including Page Layout.Wasp HC1 User Manual Print Tab: The Print Tab contains functions relating to printing your labels. 9 .

Keep in mind that you cannot expand the Design window over the Properties box. The tabs act as a way to group Wasp Labeler's features together by task. For instance. When the Design window reaches it's maximum width.. closing a file. the Design tab is displayed and this is the tab you will probably use the most. You can switch to a different tab by clicking on the desired tab label.4.4 Section D: Design Window The Wasp Labeler Design window. as shown below: With the left button held down on your mouse. place your mouse over the dividing line between the Design window and the Properties box until your cursor turns into a double arrow. saving a file. it will stop moving. while the Design tab contains functionality related to creating and designing your labels. 1. If you need more design area.3 Section C: Icon Toolbar The tabs at the top of the Main screen allow you to switch between functionalities. hide the Properties Box.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1. When you first open Wasp Labeler. 10 . To resize the window. etc. You can Hide the Properties box entirely. by default. or you can resize the Design window as needed. drag the dividing line either left or right. the File tab contains functionality related to opening a new file.4. shares space on the Main screen with the Properties box.

the Properties box displays the various options available to the selected object.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1. This box displays information relating to the tab you are currently using.4. picture or drawing object).. you can hide the Properties box by clicking on the Pin icon in the right-hand corner of the box. text box. If you want to have a larger design area. Hide/Show the Properties Box The Properties box is displayed on the Main screen by default.5 Section E: Properties Box The Properties box contains options specific to the type of object you have selected in the Design window (barcode. You can hide the Properties box or "dock" it in a different location as needed. a label will appear on the right side of the screen as shown below: 11 . For example. as shown below: When the Properties box is hidden. on the Design tab.

Drag the box to the center or left of the screen. floating box similar to the example shown below: 2. 1.Wasp HC1 User Manual Move the Properties Box By default the Properties Box is docked on the right side of the Labeler screen. the Properties Box to the center-left. You can move. Arrows appear on the screen showing you all dockable locations as shown below: 12 . or redock. Click on the top of the Properties Box and drag it. center-right or left side of the screen as needed. The box will undock from it's current location and appear as a small.

13 . Drag the box to an arrow. In the example shown below. the box would appear from the center of the window to the right.. To move the Properties box back to the default location. You can then let go of the box and it will dock where indicated.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. click the Reset Docking icon on the Design Tab toolbar. The screen will highlight yellow indicating the area in which the box will appear if docked there.

etc. 1. You can move the barcode around on your label as needed by clicking on it and dragging it where you want it. The label does not pull information from a database. 2. Open a document: Open a New Document and make sure the Design tab is selected.5 Getting Started . isn't serialized. you can begin creating your labels.a static barcode label. For this example.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1. 14 . Links are provided in each step to detailed information regarding the tabs and screens. Add a barcode: Click on the barcode icon and drag it to the Design window. This topic will take you through the steps to create the most basic label . A static label means the information on it does not change. we are going to create one name badge label containing a standard Code 128 barcode and a text field containing a name and employee ID number.Creating a Static Label Now that you are familiar with the basics of moving around the Main screen.

Define your barcode: By default. Enter the data you want encoded in the barcode into the Content box. c. 15 . b. a. d. Make sure the barcode is selected in the Design window. Make sure Code 128 is selected in the Symbology drop down box. we want the employee name and employee ID number so entered Jane Doe123456 into the Content box. Use the Properties box to select the appropriate barcode and enter the content (what you want encoded in the barcode). In this case.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. a Code128 barcode with content123456789 will be placed onto your label. Click the Barcode tab in the Properties box.

Here we will place the cursor after the e in Doe. we want the employee ID number to appear below the employee name. Scroll through the list and select <CR> (carriage return).. A list of all available special characters appears. Place your cursor where you want the break to occur. To do this. please refer to the topic ASCII Special Character Codes.Wasp HC1 User Manual Note that your label changes to display Jane Doe123456 below the barcode. Now your data will appear as follows: Note: For a description of the ASCII Special Characters. Now that we have the content in the barcode. 16 . e. we can specify how it should be formatted.) button to the right of the Content field. In this case.. Then click the Special Characters button. The Special Characters menu option appears. click the ellipse (.

you will follow the same steps you used for adding a barcode. then select a name and location for your label. a graphic such as a picture of the employee or a company logo might be included. Choose the label stock on which you want to print: When you have your label designed the way you want. You can also save by pressing CTRL + S on your keyboard to save the label. To save your Label. To add objects. an example of how your label will print is displayed as shown below: 17 . Add additional objects to your label: You can include additional objects on your label as needed. 5.Wasp HC1 User Manual The barcode on your design label will look similar to the following: 4. 6. In the case of the name badge we are creating in this example. you can print it to the label printer of your choice. When you open the Print tab. You can select the label stock on the Print tab. Click on the icon of the object you want to add and drag it to your label. click the File tab. Select Save from the toolbar. Save your label: It is a good idea to save your label periodically so you won't lose any information in the event of an unexpected shutdown.

In this case. click the Layout button on the toolbar. Let's assume our example company uses a laser printer with Avery name badge labels for the employee badges. we want to print just one employee badge for Jane Doe. The Page Setup screen appears: The Page Setup screen allows you to choose a different label template or create custom templates. The template should match the label stock you are using.Wasp HC1 User Manual The example in the screen shot above shows a layout of 4 labels per page. we should select Avery Laser from the Family drop down and Name Badge from the Type drop down. For our example label. The screen will now look like this: 18 . To change the type of label.

Click the Print button on the Print tab toolbar. You can move on to the next step: 19 .Wasp HC1 User Manual Click Done to close the Page Setup screen. That's it! You've created a static barcode label. because this particular type of label (Avery Name Badge) has 8 labels per page. Notice that the Print Preview window changes based on the Family and Type of label you selected. Print your label: Now you are ready to print your label. We just want to print one label. The Properties box indicates that 8 labels will be printed. so in the Number of Labels section select Specify and enter 1 as shown below: 7. The standard Windows Print screen will appear allowing you to select a printer.

It will appear in the Design window. click on it to open.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1. if you are creating employee badges.Binding a Data Source to an Object Now that you can create a basic label (see Getting Started . 1. Open your label. then bind a database containing all employee names and ID numbers to objects on your label. When printing.Creating a Static Label). select the Open icon. Browse to your label and select it. If you do not see your label in the list. Recently opened files will appear in the drop down. then let Labeler pull information from the database when printing. attach a database to it. let's try binding a data source to an object. Labeler will pull the information from the database and place it in the associated (bound) barcode or text box on the badge.6 Getting Started . you can create one template badge. This topic will show you the basic steps for attaching a database to your label using the Static Label you created in the previous step. For example. This allows you to create one label template. On the File tab. click Open Files From Folder. 20 . If you see your label listed.

Your data source options are listed on the Data tab. Select an External Data Source on the Data tab.Wasp HC1 User Manual 2. We'll add a data source to this project using the Data tab. 21 .

txt file that contains a list of employee ids. we want to add a . and names so click on Text. 22 . For this example.Wasp HC1 User Manual Select the type of database you want to add.

Wasp HC1 User Manual The Data Source . Bind an object on the label to a column in the data source. 23 . select the object to which you want to bind data. On the Design tab. 3. see the topic Connecting to a Text File.Text File (delimited) screen appears: Select your file and the associated Delimiter. For detailed instructions on adding a Text file. The property options for the selected object appear in the Properties box. then click Apply.

Select the appropriate column from the drop down list and click Done. 24 . Etc. Notice that the Properties Box now indicates that this object is using the Employee ID column as the data source. You can continue binding objects to columns or other data sources (Serialized Numbers or Letters. A window appears displaying all available columns from the data source. That's all there is to adding a data source and binding an object to it. On the Properties box > Content tab. click the Database button.Wasp HC1 User Manual Here we have selected the barcode object and want to bind it to the Employee ID column in the data source.) as needed. Data/Time.

now let's bind the Employee First Name and Employee Last Name columns to a text box. 1. Creating strings allows you to bind data from two different columns in your data source to one object.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1.Using String Builder to Concatenate Data In the previous example we learned how to add a data source to the label project and bind an object to a column within that data source. Add a Text Box Object. 25 . Click on the barcode icon and drag it to the Design window. The Properties Box updates with options for the text box. Continuing the Employee Badge example: we previously bound the column containing the Employee ID to a barcode. Joined data is called a "string". or combine.7 Getting Started . two different columns. Now let's learn how to concatenate.

On the Properties Box > Content tab. click the String Builder button. Create a String using String Builder. 26 .Wasp HC1 User Manual 2.

then click the Add Substring button. For this example we want to create a string containing two database columns: Employee Last Name and Employee First Name. The result should look like this: Doe. John a. Let's assume we want the Last Name first. 27 . then a comma and a space.Wasp HC1 User Manual The String Builder screen appears. First. followed by the First Name. select Database Column from the drop down.

Select Employee Last Name. b.Wasp HC1 User Manual The Data Source . 28 . then click Done.Database screen appears allowing you to select a column.

29 . but this time select Employee First Name from the drop down list and click Done.Wasp HC1 User Manual The substring appears in the window as shown: c. Now repeat Steps a and b. d. Highlight the substring Column: Employee First Name and select Add Space Before in the Substring Properties box. Another substring will be added.

then click OK. f. Enter a comma in the text box provided. Select Static from the drop down menu. Now we just need to add the comma.Wasp HC1 User Manual e. 30 . The Static content screen appears. we'll add a static substring with the character ". The Static substring appears in the String list. Highlight it and click the up arrow icon once to move it between the Employee Last Name and Employee First Name substrings." in it. then click Add Substring. To do this.

31 . Click OK to save your new string. Notice that your sample data at the bottom of the String Builder screen now shows the correct formatting for your data.Wasp HC1 User Manual g. The Content Source for your text box now shows <StringBuilder>.

Add a textbox to your label. 4. 3. You need a label that has a barcode connected to your inventory database containing the inventory number for the printer type. You have four counter field options on the String Builder screen: Label Counter . Counters tell you what number out of a set each label represents: i. The String Builder screen appears.The total number of unique labels. Insert a barcode onto your label and connect it to the inventory number column in your inventory database.The total number of copies. Insert another barcode and bind it to Serial Number. 2 of 12. Steps: 1. then click Add Substring. etc. With the textbox selected. Example One: Your warehouse wants to create inventory labels for a set of 20 printers. On the String Builder screen. click String Builder in the Properties Box > Content tab.This counts the number of copies of unique labels. You can create these counters using a text field and the String Builder screen. a serialized barcode representing the serial number and a label counter. Make sure the Last value as next print job's seed checkbox is selected on the Serial Number Settings screen. 6. Add your Inventory Database to the label project. Label Total . 1 of 12.Wasp HC1 User Manual 1. Each printer is the same make and model. 3 of 12. 5.Creating Enumerated Labels A common need when printing labels is a "label counter" or "copy counter". Copies Counter . but has a unique serial number. The substring will be added to the list as shown below: 32 .8 Getting Started .e. select Label Counter.This counts the number of unique labels. Copies Total . 2.

The Static window appears.Wasp HC1 User Manual 7. Highlight the sample text and type "of" (without quotation marks). select Add > SPACE Before and Add > SPACE After. 8. 33 . Now select Static from the drop down and click Add Substring. then click OK. 9. With your Static substring highlighted in the list.

Wasp HC1 User Manual 10. select Label Total from the drop down list and click Add Substring. Finally. 34 . Label Total will be added to your substring list. Your screen should look similar to the following: 11. On the Print tab enter 20 in the Number of Labels > Specify field.

3. You need identical labels on each box with a counter indicating 1 of 2 and 2 of 2. Now select Static from the drop down and click Add Substring. With the textbox selected. On the String Builder screen. Steps: 1. 35 . The substring will be added to the list as shown below: 5. 4. select Copies Counter. Create your label as desired 2. The String Builder screen appears. then click Add Substring. click String Builder in the Properties Box > Content tab. The items will be packed into two separate boxes.Wasp HC1 User Manual Now your label will look similar to the following: Example Two: You are sending a shipment to a customer. Add a textbox to your label.

36 . Highlight the sample text and type "of" (without quotation marks). select Add > SPACE Before and Add > SPACE After.Wasp HC1 User Manual The Static window appears. On the Print tab enter 2 in the Number of Copies > Manual from User field. 7. Your screen should look similar to the following: 9. then click OK. Finally. 6. Copy Total will be added to your substring list. 8. select Copy Total from the drop down list and click Add Substring. With your Static substring highlighted in the list.

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1.9 Getting Started - Example Labels
Wasp Labeler includes a set of example labels that you can access for a quick demonstration of various Labeler features. Choosing an example label is a good starting point for your label design. Review the descriptions in the list of example labels and choose one that best fits your needs. 1. On the File tab, select the Example Templates icon.

The Example Templates screen appears.

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2. Scroll through the list of available label templates. Highlight a label to see a preview and description.

3. To open an example template in the design window, highlight a template and click the Open button. The label will open in the design window.

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You can click on any of the elements on the label and see their associated properties in the Properties box. You can do a "Save As" function to save the label under a different name and make changes to it as needed. You cannot make changes directly to the label template. If you try to save changes directly to the template file, the following screen appears:

Click OK on the warning screen to pick a new name and location for your new label.

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1.10 Barcode Symbology Reference
Note: All example barcodes use the Wasp Labeler default properties unless otherwise noted.

C|D|E|G|I|M|P|Q|U
C Codabar
Codabar is a variable length symbology capable of encoding 16 characters within any length message. Codabar can encode six special characters ("+" (plus), "-" (minus), "$" (dollar sign), "/" (slash), ":" (colon), and "." (point)) and all numeric digits. There are also 4 start/stop code choices possible when using the Codabar symbology. These characters (A, B, C, or D) must be included at the beginning or ending of a string. Codabar symbology for any new applications today should not be considered except under unusual circumstances because it is limited and out-dated. Codabar is widely used in library systems and blood banks and for some package transport companies. Codabar Example (No Check Digit)

Code 11
Code 11 is used primarily in telecommunications. The symbol can encode any length string consisting of the digits 0-9 and the dash character (-). One or more modulo-11 check digit(s) can be included. Code 11 Example (No Check Digit)

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The Code 128 character set includes the digits 0-9. Code 39 Code 39 is variable length and is the most frequently used symbology in industrial bar code systems today. In Code 39 Full ASCII. %.Contains capital letters. Code 128 is widely used in the shipping industry. Character Set C . has the highest number of characters per inch. The codes are divided into three character sets: A.Contains only numbers and the FNC1 character. %. /. control characters and digits.Contains all printable characters. Character Set B . "a" is represented as "+A". /. +) with a letter (A-Z) to form the characters that are not present in the standard Code 39 symbology. Code 39 Example (No Check Digit) 41 . and C. Of all the common linear symbologies. the letters A-Z (upper and lower case). A-Z. however. Each character is represented by 11 modules that can be one of four bar widths. • • • Character Set A . For example. Code 39 can be extended to an 128 character symbology (full ASCII) by combining one of the special characters ($. Three of the nine elements (bars) are wide and six elements are narrow. in standard Code 39 a lowercase "a" cannot be represented. Code 128 Example A special version of Code 128 called GS1 (formerly known as UCC/EAN 128) is used extensively world wide in shipping and packaging industries. B. The principal feature is to encode messages using the full alphanumeric character set. and is variable length. It supports both alpha and numeric characters easily. Code 128 is the most easily read code with the highest message integrity due to several separate message check routines. Code 128 is the most flexible. and all standard ASCII symbols and control codes.Wasp HC1 User Manual Code 128 Code 128 is variable length and encodes the full 128 ASCII character set. +). $. Code 39 Extended (Full ASCII Code): Standard Code 39 contains only 43 characters (0-9.

It is also used in the aeronautical industry and the US Department of Defense. may represent a country code in its entirety or just the beginning of the country code. The reduced size is 80% of the nominal size. Data Matrix is popular for labeling small products because it can encode many characters in a small area. Also. Code 93 encodes the full 128 ASCII character set and is encoded similarly to Code 39 Extended.Wasp HC1 User Manual Code 93 Code 93 encodes the full 128 ASCII character set using 9 modules arranged into 3 bars with adjacent spaces. but includes two more digits for the country code. The reduced size is 80% of the nominal size. and cells inside the border which are dark or light. Each Data Matrix symbol consists of a perimeter quiet zone. which may vary from 2 to 3 digits. The border's two solid lines with data cells are used for symbol identification. 42 . It is becoming the industry standard for marking small electronic equipment. border with two solid edges and two dashed edges. variable length symbology capable of encoding all 128 ASCII characters and a number of different character sets. Two of the characters are check characters. The nominal height for the EAN/JAN-13 bar code is one inch. The code 00-04 and 06-09 are assigned to the United States. orientation. but encodes a 13th digit. Data Matrix barcodes can be read by smart phones by downloading a reader. and cell location. Code 93 Example D Data Matrix Data Matrix is a 2D. The nominal height for the EAN/JAN-8 bar code is one inch. Code 93 is similar to Code 39 but encodes more characters per inch. the "12th and 13th" digits of an EAN-13. Data Matrix has a high degree of redundancy and resists printing defects. The EAN/JAN-8 is fixed length and is similar to the UPC-E code. Data Matrix Example E EAN/JAN The EAN/JAN-13 is fixed length and is similar to the UPC-A symbology. Data Matrix can accommodate up to 500 MB per square inch with a data capacity of 1 to 2335 characters.

GS1-Limited encodes a 14-digit GS1 item identification with indicator digits of zero or one in a linear symbol for use on small items that will not be scanned at the point-of-sale. GS1 bar code symbols are intended for encoding identification numbers and data supplementary to the identification. GS1 Expanded can also be printed in multiple rows as a stacked column. The administration of the numbering system by GS1 ensures that identification codes assigned to particular items are unique worldwide and they and the associated supplementary data are defined in a consistent way. GS1-14 encodes the full 14-digit GS1 item identification in a linear symbol that can be scanned omnidirectionally by suitably programmed point-of-sale scanners.UCC) system. GS1 Expanded encodes GS1 item identification plus supplementary AI element strings such as weight and "best before" date in a linear symbol that can be scanned omnidirectionally by suitably programmed point-of-sale scanners.Wasp HC1 User Manual EAN/JAN 8 Example EAN/JAN 13 Example G GS1 (Formerly RSS) The GS1 family contains three linear symbologies to be used with the GS1 (formerly EAN. The major benefit for the users of the GS1 system is the availability of uniquely defined identification code and supplementary data formats for use in their trading transactions. The use of this symbology is intended to comply with the GS1 application guidelines. and a taller omnidirectional version that is designed to be read by omnidirectional scanners. 43 . GS1-14 Stacked is a variation of GS1-14 symbology that is stacked in two rows and is used when the normal symbol would be too wide for the application. It comes in two versions – a truncated version used for small item marking applications.

standard solution for their individual tracking and tracing needs. The GS1-128 bar code symbology requires AIs to define the data architecture. When this option is selected. AIs are prefixes which indicate the meaning and format of the data which follows. quantities. which reduces the overall length of the linear bar code so it can fit better on certain packaging configurations. The separator pattern between the two rows is designed to eliminate cross-row scanning errors. Among the things they may be used for are item identification. It is typically used in industrial and master carton labeling. and it is compared to a calculated check digit to verify the symbol. dates. The symbology uses bars to represent the first character and the interleaved (white) spaces to represent the second character. Interleaved 2 of 5 Example (No Check Digit) 44 .Wasp HC1 User Manual GS1Stacked Omnidirectional allows the full height GS1-14 to be printed in two rows of two segments each. transaction references and location numbers. the last digit of the symbol is assumed to be the check digit. GS1-128 Example I Interleaved 2 of 5 Interleaved 2 of 5 is a variable length. GS1-128 (Formerly UCC/EAN 128) GS1-128 is a Serial Shipping Container Code with a secure bar code symbology. GS1 Truncated Any member of the GS1 family can be printed as a stand-alone linear symbol or as a composite symbol with an accompanying 2D Composite component printed directly above the GS1 linear component. A modulo 10 check character can be used to enhance data security for Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode symbols. Each character has two wide elements and three narrow elements. It allows all participants in the supply chain to use a common. numeric bar code symbol. traceability. measurements. even-numbered.

and as a full box (with H gauges) when printed directly on corrugated surfaces. Other than the check digit. ISBN is based on an ISO International Standard that was first published in 1972 as ISO 2108. in this case. the item number. ITF14 Example 45 . title and check digit) with either a hyphen or a space. ISO 2108 specifies the basic structure of an ISBN. the 14-digit code is numeric and used to display the unique traded unit number. The ISBN separates its parts (group. Prior to 2007 they contained 13 digits. no part of the ISBN will have a fixed number of digits ISBN Example ITF14 The ITF-14 Traded Unit Case Code is used in the retail sector on outer cases and pallets (traded units). publisher. the rules for its allocation. Bearer bars must be included in horizontal form for codes printed on labels. An International Standard Book Number consists of 4 or 5 parts: • • • • • for a 13-digit ISBN. Based on Interleaved 2 of 5. 978 denotes book publishing) the group identifier. and the administration of the ISBN system. (language-sharing country group) the publisher code. ISBN barcodes have consisted of 13 digits since 2007. a GS1 (Code 128) prefix: 978 or 979 (indicating the industry.Wasp HC1 User Manual ISBN The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique machine-readable identification number used to identify books. (title of the book) and a check sum character or a check digit.

MaxiCode uses three unique properties when encoding the data: Class of Service. derived from and closely based on PDF417. Maxicode Example (Postal Code 75074. such as ID of printed circuit boards and electronics parts.1 inch by 1. The size of a MaxiCode symbol is 1. MaxiCode is well suited to being read quickly and often in any direction. and Mode.Wasp HC1 User Manual M MaxiCode Predominantly used by United Parcel Service to sort mail at high speed. MicroPDF417 Example Micro QR Code Micro QR Code is a very small QR Code that fits applications that require a smaller space and use smaller amounts of data. Country Code 840. etc. Country Code. MaxiCode is a fixed-size 2D matrix barcode symbology having 866 hexagonal elements arranged in 33 rows around a central finder pattern. Class of Service 003) MicroPDF417 MicroPDF417 is a multi-row 2D symbology.05 inch. Micro QR Code Example 46 . Module dimensions are user-specified to enable symbol production and reading by a wide variety of techniques. A single MaxiCode symbol can encode up to 93 characters of data and uses five different code sets to encode all 256 ASCII characters. It is designed for applications that need improved area efficiency but without the requirement for PDF417's maximum data capacity. together with a fixed level of error correction for each symbol size. A limited set of symbols is available.

and inventory management. and trailing quiet zone. left row indicator character. ZIP+4. Most often. The ZIP Code or ZIP+4 code is encoded in half. primarily transport. or "binary" 11000.9 as well as two "guard" characters (representing the beginning and end of the barcode). The symbology does not support alphabetic characters. 2. and byte compaction that correlate the mapping between codeword values and decoded data. one to thirty data characters. Each character consists of 4 bars and 4 spaces in a 17 module structure. The full bars represent "on" bits in a pseudo-binary code in which the places represent. numeric compaction.Wasp HC1 User Manual MSI The MSI character set consist of the numbers 0.e. The barcode starts and ends with a full bar (often called a guard rail or frame bar and represented as the letter "S" in one version of the USPS TrueType Font) and has a check digit after the ZIP. from left to right: 7. (Though in this scheme. the delivery point is added. two-out-of-five code). 4. Each row consists of a leading quiet zone.. two of which are full bars (i. PDF 417 Example POSTNET POSTNET (Postal Numeric Encoding Technique) is a barcode symbology that is used by the United States Postal Service to assist in directing mail. identification cards. PDF stands for Portable Data File. usually being the last two digits of the address or PO box number. The name of the symbol is derived from the format of the code.and full-height bars. Each PDF417 symbol consists of 3 to 90 stacked rows surrounded by a quiet zone on all four sides. MSI Example P PDF417 PDF417 is a stacked linear barcode symbol format used in a variety of applications. zero is encoded as 11 decimal. start pattern.) 47 . PDF417 supports text compaction. PDF stands for "Portable Data File" and "417" is derived from the module structure. or delivery point. The encoding table is shown on the right. Each individual digit is represented by a set of five bars. right row indicator character. 1. PDF417 can accommodate up to 340 characters per square inch with a maximum data capacity of 1850 text characters. 0. stop pattern.

Wasp HC1 User Manual POSTNET Example PLANET PLANET stands for Postal AlphaNumeric Encoding Technique and is used by the United States Post Office to identify and track pieces of mail. QR Code Example U UPC-A Each UPC-A barcode consists of a scannable strip of black bars and white spaces. there is only one way to represent each 12-digit number visually. The UPC-A barcode is used on retail goods. above a sequence of 12 numerical digits.in other words. No letters. This barcode can be 12 or 14 digits long. The information encoded may be text. and there is only one way to represent each visual barcode numerically. or other data. characters. URL. or other content of any kind may appear on a standard UPC-A barcode. The digits and bars maintain a one-to-one correspondence . The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. PLANET Example Q QR Code A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. 48 .

does not use middle guard bars.Wasp HC1 User Manual UPC-A Example UPC-E To allow the use of UPC barcodes on smaller packages where a full 12-digit barcode may not fit. UPC-E Example 49 . The way in which a 6-digit UPC-E relates to a 12-digit UPC-A is determined by the last (righthand most) digit. and the end bit pattern (E) becomes 010101. This symbology differs from UPC-A in that it only uses a 6-digit code. a 'zero-compressed' version of UPC was developed called UPC-E.

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The Open.Wasp HC1 User Manual Chapter 2 . 51 • • • • • • .Click the Close icon to close the currently active label project. you will be prompted to install it. Please refer to the topic Example Templates for a complete description of available templates. This is useful if you want to create a copy of a label that can be changed without altering the original.Click the New Label icon to open a new label project in the Design window. You can have multiple label projects open in the Design window at the same time. Save . Check for Updates . You can access the Example Templates here or search for updates to Labeler. you can Activate the product from this tab and view the About screen. Save As . File Toolbar Function Descriptions • • New Label . In addition. Save All .Opens an Internet connection to Wasp Barcode Technologies to determine if any new updates are available for your version of Labeler.Opens an Explorer window allowing you to navigate to a folder to save and name your project. a drop down menu of recently opened label projects appears. you will be prompted to save it before closing.Launches the Example Templates. Select the project you want to open from the list or click Open Files From Folder to navigate to your project.Allows you to save an already saved project under a new name. If an update is found.File Tab 2. Close . When you click Open. Example Templates . Close and New Document functions are found on this tab.Click the Open icon to select a saved label project to open.Saves changes to all projects currently open in the Design window. If the project is unsaved. Open .1 File Tab Overview The File tab contains basic functions that you would typically find on a Windows File menu.

then right click to see the pop up menu. Select Save as image from the pop up menu: The Export Barcode as Image File screen appears. If you have any unsaved label projects open.Closes the Wasp Labeler application. For a description and example of the About screen please refer to the topic About Screen. the Save and Exit screen appears. Click on this button to access the Activate Labeler screen where you can enter your activation code and register your software.Wasp HC1 User Manual • About .This icon only appears if you are running Wasp Labeler in Trial Mode. 2. Select the barcode. • • 2. 52 . Please see the topic Exiting Wasp Labeler with Unsaved Labels for detailed instructions on using the Save and Exit screen. Exit .Opens the About screen.2 Exporting a Barcode as an Image File You can export any barcode you create in Labeler as an image file. Steps to Export a Barcode as an Image File 1. The About screen lists the version number and serial number of your product. Update License .

The Barcode Information section of the Export Barcode. you should specify resolution values no lower than 200 dpi. In the Target section. the Save and Exit screen (shown below) appears. the placeholder value will appear in the Value field. Options are: Bitmap Image (BMP) GIF Image (GIF) JPEG Image (JPG) PNG Image (PNG) TIFF Image (TIFF) WMP Image (WMP) 4. Select No to close without saving or Cancel to cancel the exit process and return to Labeler. 5. Click the Export button when you are ready to save the image. 53 . If you only intend to display the image on a monitor. Note: If the barcode is bound to a database or other external source. 2. If you have any unsaved label projects open.screen lists the Symbology and Value encoded into the barcode. If you have selected to save multiple labels. 72 dpi is sufficient. A standard Windows browser screen appears allowing you to choose a location and name for your label. a browser window will appear for each label. Enter the Resolution you want for your image. Resolutions as low as 72 dpi and as high as 1800 dpi may be specified. A browser window will appear allowing you to select a save location. The default of 300 dpi is ideal for printing.. then click Yes. Select the labels you want to save.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. select the Format to which you want to convert your barcode. If you intend to print the image file for subsequent decoding by bar code scanners..3 Exiting Wasp Labeler with Unsaved Labels Click the Close button on the File tab to close the Wasp Labeler application.

This topic provides details on the functions contained on the Design tab.Creating a Static Label. please refer to the topic Getting Started . graphics and drawing objects onto your label. For an example of creating a label using the Design tab.Wasp HC1 User Manual Chapter 3 .Design Tab In this topic: Design Toolbar Function Descriptions Clipboard Insert Arrange Layout Options View The Design tab contains all of the options for customizing your label. 54 . text boxes. This tab allows you to place items such as barcodes.

Click this icon to undo the most recent action. Place your cursor on the desired object. you can choose the symbology and data source using the options in the Properties box.The Box. Insert Picture . After placing the barcode. Paste . to it.Click this icon to redo the most recent action undone (by clicking Undo). 4. Insert Drawing Object . You can place it more precisely or move it as needed. spreadsheet.Places an object saved to the clipboard onto a new location. ellipse or line. Line and Ellipse icons allow you to add basic shapes to your label.JPG. *.PNG) TIFF (*. 3. *. please refer to the topic 55 .This section contains basic commands: • • • • • Cut . please refer to the topic Adding a Textbox. The options in the Properties box will vary depending on the type of object you chose to insert. Copy . you can add content to it from a variety of sources. Undo . Insert .BMP) JPEG (*.JFIF) PNG (*.JPE.TIF) GIF (*. For complete instructions on adding a Textbox to your label.This icon allows you to insert a barcode onto your label. For complete instructions on adding a shape to your label. *. • Insert Text .JPEG. etc.GIF) ICON (*. Clipboard Insert Arrange Layout Options View Clipboard . You can enter static content into your text box or attach a database. basic shapes.Removes the selected object from the canvas and saves it to the clipboard. please refer to the topic Adding a Picture. a picture or a barcode into your label.The Insert options allow you to insert text. *. 5.Copies the selected object from the canvas and saves it to the clipboard. For complete instructions on adding a barcode to your label. Redo . please refer to the topic Adding a Drawing Object. 2. then drag it to the Design window and drop it where you want it. • Insert Barcode .TIFF. string. The supported graphic formats are: o o o o o o Bitmap Files (*.ICO) • • For complete instructions on adding a picture.1 Design Toolbar Function Descriptions The toolbar on this tab is divided into 5 sections: 1.This icon allows you to insert a graphic onto your label. After you insert an object. These icons use the Drag and Drop method for placement.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3.This icon allows you to insert a text box onto your label. You can add a rectangle.

This option allows you to align a selected object or multiple selected objects. known as the base object. The object that is used for alignment. the first object you added to the barcode will be used for alignment. Vertical Center or Horizontal Center. 56 .This option allows you to rotate a select object clockwise or counter clockwise. Note that you can also use the top grab point on a selected item to rotate it as shown below: • Align . Right. will appear selected in blue as shown in the example below.Wasp HC1 User Manual Adding a Barcode. Top. Arrange . • Rotate . Bottom. You can align Left.The Arrange menu allows for precision placement of objects or text you insert onto your label. All alignments are relative to the first object you select when using CTRL + click to select them. To select multiple objects. If you select objects using CTRL + A. click on the objects while holding down the CTRL key.

but will no longer be the base object.Wasp HC1 User Manual If you want to change your base object. Use CTRL+ click to select the barcodes. The blue outline will change to the newly selected object. The previous base object will still be selected for alignment. hold down the SHIFT key and click on a different object.Using the Align Function You have three barcodes on your label and you want to align two of the barcodes centered horizontally relative to the third one. making sure to select the barcode to which you want the other barcodes aligned first. Your label will look similar to the following: 57 . Example .

Use this option to move a selected object behind other objects.Use this option to move a selected object in front of other objects. 58 .Use this option to move a selected object forward. Bring Forward . • • • • • Space . The barcodes are now aligned relative to the center of the first barcode you selected. Bring to Front .This option allows you to evenly space multiple selected objects across or down. Send Backward .Wasp HC1 User Manual Now select Align > Horizontal Center. Send to Back .Use this option to move a selected object backward.

Accesses the Page Setup screen where you can choose the label type/size. View .Select a percentage from the drop down to zoom in on the label. Options are Inches.Allows you to see more of the page at a reduced size. 3. Drag and drop the object where you want the drawing object to appear on your label (you can change the location at any time). click the Reset Docking icon. Zoom Out . Drawing objects can be moved. Zoom . Line or Ellipse icon on the toolbar.Allows you to get a close up view of your label. Reset Zoom . 1. • • • • Zoom In . To move it back to the default position.Use these options to change the layout of your label or to hide/show the ruler along the top and side of the label. On the Label Design tab click the Box. Reset Docking.Wasp HC1 User Manual Layout Options .2 Adding a Drawing Object You can add Boxes.The View menu allows you to zoom in or out of the Design window.Changes the ruler units. resized and customized as needed. 59 . notice that the Properties box displays any options for the object. Centimeters and Millimeters Layout . • • • Units/Ruler . When you place the object on your label.You can move and "redock" the Properties box to the left or center of the Labeler window (by default it is docked on the right side of the screen). Lines and Ellipses to your label using the drag and drop method.Returns the view to default settings (100%).

Rotate . the Top will stay in the same position and the box will "grow" from the bottom.Rotate the text box on your label. 60 . Anchor . then adjust the Height. Resize the object by clicking on a corner of the object and dragging it.You can optionally enter a new name for the object here. if you set the Anchor for a box to Top.Enter the precise location you want your barcode relative to the left side of the label. Width . Top .Enter the width of your text box.Enter the precise location you want your barcode relative to the top of the label. Display on Print .Wasp HC1 User Manual 2. If you anchor it Center.Enter the height of your text box.Select where you want to anchor the object on the page. Options are: • • • • • • • • Object Name . For example. Left .Make sure this checkbox is selected if you want the text box to display when your label is printed. the center position will stay the same and the box will "grow" from the top and bottom. You can also enter precise size and location coordinates in the Properties Box > Format tab. You can move the drawing object by clicking on it and dragging it. Height .

Click the ellipse button (.. This color defaults to Black. The units on the Format tab will update with the new unit of measure.) to view the color selection pop up..Wasp HC1 User Manual Note: By default the unit of measurement is inches. Add color and/or change the line size using the options in the Drawing section of the Properties box. Options are: • Line Color .This is the color of the outline of your drawing object (or the color of the line). select Units/Ruler on the Design tab toolbar and select a different unit of measure. To change this. shown below: 61 . 3.

. • • • Line Style .) to view the color selection pop up. A sample of your color appears in the lower. dot.. By default the fill color is transparent.Select how you want the outline to appear (dashed. Line Width . left corner. solid. shown above.to view the Advanced Color Palette screen.(Ellipses and Boxes only) Select a style for the interior of the drawing object. shown below: Click on an area of the palette and/or drag the arrow up or down on the shade bar. Fill Style . • 62 ..Wasp HC1 User Manual Click on a color to select it or click More Colors. Fill Color . Click OK to save your selection.Enter how thick you want the outline (in pixels). Click the ellipse button (. etc.(Ellipses and Boxes only) The fill color is the color of the interior of the drawing object. By default the style is transparent.) from the drop down menu..

gif). Your graphic will appear on the label.3 Adding a Picture In this topic: Adding a Picture to a Label Picture Properties Box: Format Tab Picture Properties Box: Content Tab You can add pictures to your label either "statically".png). then click OK. You can now use the Format tab or the buttons on the Design toolbar to edit your image. *jfif). ICON (*ico).tif). Drag and drop the picture where you want it to appear on your label (you can change the location at any time). PNG (*. On the Label Design tab click the Picture icon on the toolbar. 63 .3. TIFF (*. GIF (*.jpeg. *.jpe. 2. 3.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. meaning you add a single picture that will appear on all labels. A browser window will appear allowing you to navigate to a picture file. For Static Images: Browse to the desired graphic.jpg.1 Steps to Add a Picture to a Label: 1.bmp). *. JPEG (*. Labeler allows import of bitmap files (*. or you can link a picture placeholder to a database and have Labeler pull the pictures onto each label at print time.tiff. *.

Wasp HC1 User Manual For Pictures Bound to a Database: If you do not want to import a single graphic. click Cancel on the browser window. 64 . Use the Properties Box > Content tab to bind the picture object to a data source. This inserts a Placeholder representing your image as shown below: You can now use the Format tab or the buttons on the Design toolbar to edit the placement/alignment of your image.

Format Tab . Top . General and Picture. Below is an example of the Format tab.Rotate the text box on your label. then adjust the Height.Enter the precise location you want your barcode relative to the top of the label. The Format tab is divided into two sections.Enter the width of your text box.General Options are: • • • • • • • Left . For example. If you anchor it Center.Make sure this checkbox is selected if you want the text box to display when your label is printed. if you set the Anchor for the image to Top.Select where you want to anchor the object on the page. Rotate . Width . You can also enter precise height and width measurements on this tab.Enter the precise location you want your barcode relative to the left side of the label.2 Picture Properties Box: Format Tab The Format tab allows you to specify an exact location for a selected barcode on your label. the Top will stay in the same position and the picture will "grow" from the bottom.Enter the height of your text box.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. Anchor . the center position will stay the same and the picture will "grow" from the top and bottom. Display on Print . 65 . Height .3.

Resize . Link to a Picture: If this checkbox is NOT selected. select Units/Ruler on the Design tab toolbar and select a different unit of measure.LAB file.Select an option from the drop down: Original . make sure that any moves keep the link intact. Data Source: When the picture is linked to a column on the datasource. Format Tab . • Size . or actual picture data. the path to it will be listed here.) to open a browser window to choose a new graphic file.This options keeps the graphic at it's original size. if you move either the .Picture Options are: • • Picture File . however. Labeler will save a link to the picture in the . 66 . the link will be broken and the picture will not display on the label. Link to File . The units on the Format tab will update with the new unit of measure. To change this.LAB file or the picture file to a different location.LAB file.jpg).If you imported a graphic..This checkbox performs different functions depending on whether you have bound the object to an actual picture or if you are using an external data source. Saving a link decreases the size of the . Do not select this checkbox if the column is an actual picture file stored in the database. If you select Link to File.LAB file.Wasp HC1 User Manual Note: By default the unit of measurement is inches. Labeler will save the picture to the . the 'Link to File' checkbox represents what type of data is in the column: a path to a picture file. Click the ellipse button (. Select this checkbox if the linked column contains a path to picture file (ex: D:\Pictures\mypic. Resize with Aspect Ratio .This option allows you to resize the image (by dragging the corners) without regard to aspect ratio..This option allows you to resize the image (by dragging the corners) while maintaining aspect ratio. If this box is not selected.

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3.3.3 Picture Properties Box: Content Tab
The Content tab allows you to specify the content of your barcode (if you are not using a static picture). Below is an example of the Content tab.

Basic Source Section The Basic Source section lets you choose a source for the picture. Your options are: Database Prompt at Print Clear Content Section Click the Clear Content button to remove the currently selected data source (including a string). When this button is selected, the following question screen appears:

Click Yes to remove the current data source or No to cancel and keep the data source.

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3.4 Adding a Barcode
Adding a barcode to your label is as simple as dragging and dropping it where you want it to appear. After you have placed your barcode, you can select a symbology, choose a data source (or bind it to a data source you have added via the data source screen) or add static content, add and format a caption, etc. For a detailed example of adding a static barcode to your label, please refer to the topic Getting Started - Creating a Static Label.

3.4.1 Steps to Add a Barcode
1. On the Label Design tab click the Barcode icon on the toolbar.

Drag and drop the icon where you want the barcode to appear on your label (you can change the location at any time). You can use the buttons on the Label Design toolbar to rotate the barcode, move it forward or backward, etc. When you place the barcode on your label, notice that the Properties box displays the options for defining your barcode.

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2. Define your barcode by using the Barcode Properties box - Barcode Tab to select the symbology and any available optional settings for the selected symbology. 3. You can move your barcode on your label by clicking on it and dragging it where you want. You can enter precise location coordinates using the Barcode Properties box - Format Tab. 4. Attach your barcode to an external data source or define serialization, date/time, etc using the Barcode Properties box - Content Tab.

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3.4.2 Adding a Barcode: Properties Box
In this topic: Entering Static Data Barcode Tab Format Tab Content Tab Basic Source Section String Builder Section Formatting Section After you add a barcode to a label, the Properties box populates with the options available to barcodes (symbology, data source, formatting, etc.) You can use these options to define the information encoded in your barcode, the caption that appears with your barcode or for precise location placement on your label.

Contents Box - Entering Static Data:
Static Data is data that does not change as your labels are printed. The content for that object will be the same on each label. For a detailed example of creating a static barcode, please refer to the topic Getting Started - Creating a Static Label.

Steps to Enter Static Data
1. Make sure your barcode object is selected in the Object List drop down menu.

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etc. such as a space or carriage return will be represented by a symbol.. click the ellipse (. The data will change depending on the code you select. scanner. The Special Characters list appears.) button to the right of the Content field. Click anywhere off of the Special Character box to close it. 3. 71 . These are printable and non-printable markers that tell a printer. how to handle spaces. The barcode on your label will change to depict the content you entered.Wasp HC1 User Manual 2. Special Characters are ASCII Codes.. If you need to add special characters to your barcode. For a complete list of ASCII Codes available. please refer to the topic ASCII Special Character Codes. Enter your data directly into the Content text box. Select any special characters you want to appear in the Content of your barcode. The data you entered into the Content box will appear in the text box on the Special Characters List as shown in the example above. Note that codes that represent a non-printable marker. 4.

Click a symbology below to view a description for the related properties: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MicroQRCode MSI PDF417 PLANET POSTNET QRCode GS1-14 GS1 Limited GS1 Stacked Omnidirectional GS1 Truncated GS1 Expanded GS1 128 UPC-A UPC-E Code 128 Aztec Code Codabar Code 39 Code 93 Code 11 Data Matrix EAN/JAN 8 EAN/JAN 13 Interleaved 2 of 5 ISBN ITF 14 Maxicode MicroPDF417 72 .Wasp HC1 User Manual Barcode Tab: The Barcode tab on the Properties box is where you will select the symbology for your barcode. Below is an example of the Properties Box > Barcode tab. the actual screen will look slightly different depending on your selected symbology. This tab also has fields for precision placement of your barcode. The options available on this tab vary depending on the symbology you have selected. The fields available on the Barcode tab vary depending on the symbology selected. The example below is with Code 128 selected.

Enter the precise location you want your barcode relative to the top of the label. Rotate .Enter the height you want your barcode.Wasp HC1 User Manual Format Tab: The Format tab allows you to specify an exact location for a selected barcode on your label. You can also enter precise height and width measurements on this tab. This is the height of your entire barcode. Top . including the caption. 73 . The Format tab is divided into three sections: General. Format tab .Enter the width you want your barcode.Enter the precise location you want your barcode relative to the left side of the label. This is the width of your entire barcode. if it has one. including the caption.General options are: • • • • • • Object Name .You can optionally enter a new name for the barcode object. Height . Left . Caption and Drawing. Width . if it has one. Keep in mind that this affects the density of your barcode which could make it harder to scan. Below is an example of the Format tab.Rotate the barcode on your label. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too tall or too short could cause distortion which could make it harder to scan.

shown below: 74 .. Click the ellipse button (.The Fore color (the color of your barcode) defaults to black. the Right side will stay in the same position and the barcode will "grow" from the left. the center position will stay the same and the barcode will "grow" from the right and left.Click the ellipse button (. Click OK to save your selections or Cancel to close the Font screen without saving your selection. Below is an example of the Font screen Select the desired font from the Font Family drop down menu.Caption options are: • • Align -Select an option from the drop down list to set the alignment of your caption above or below your barcode..Select where you want to anchor the barcode on the page. If you anchor it Center. A sample of your selections will appear in the Sample section. Font . The Back color (the background color) defaults to white.. Format tab . Click on the desired Typeface and font Size. if the barcode grows or shrinks due to variable data from a data source.) to select a font for your caption..Wasp HC1 User Manual • • Display on Print . For example. if you set the Anchor to Right. Anchor .Make sure this checkbox is selected if you want the barcode to display when your label is printed.Drawing options are: • Fore Color/Back Color . Format tab .) to view the color selection pop up.

. shown below: Click on an area of the palette and/or drag the arrow up or down on the shade bar.to view the Advanced Color Palette screen. A sample of your color appears in the lower. 75 . Click OK to save your selection. left corner.Wasp HC1 User Manual Click on a color to select it or click More Colors..

Strings . or format expression. You can create a "mask". Below is an example of the Content tab.To add more than one data source to the barcode. Formatting . date/time. serial number or alpha. for example). object.This section is where you can bind the barcode to a data source.This section allows you to build on the general formatting done to the caption on the Format tab and to format the value. This tab is divided into four sections: • • • Basic Source . Clear Content . that will be applied to all data/captions (if using a data source. which is the barcode content.Click the Clear Content button to remove the data source from the barcode. • 76 .Wasp HC1 User Manual Content Tab: The Content tab allows you to specify the content of your barcode (if you are not using static data). use the String Builder. etc.

Formatting The Formatting section on the Properties box > Data Source tab allows you to add formatting to your barcode caption or to the value encoded in your barcode. This option can be for the following: 1. use the String Builder. To do this you will create a Format Expression using the Format Value and Format Caption buttons in this section. To compress two or more text or barcode values of different lengths from an external data source. Substrings concatenate. 77 . To compress multi-line text values to remove blank lines. the caption of a barcode by combining two or more data sources (static plus date/time. Click here for a detailed example of using String Builder to concatenate two different data sources in your barcode. For example. 3. or join. To customize.Wasp HC1 User Manual Basic Source This section lets you choose the data that will be encoded into your barcode. or build. Click on a source type to bind it to your object (barcode. Source options for barcodes are: Database Date/Time Serial Alpha Another Object User Defined List Serial Number Prompt at Print String Builder To add more than one data source to the barcode. you would use the String Builder to accomplish this. different values to build what appears to be a single text or barcode object on the label from multiple data sources. Click here for detailed instructions on formatting barcode values and captions and for a list of standard characters used to create Format Expressions. for example). 2. if you want your barcode to have a serialized number followed by a space. graphic or textbox). Click here for detailed instructions on using the String Builder screen.

the following question screen appears: Click Yes to remove the current data source or No to cancel and keep the data source. When this button is selected.Wasp HC1 User Manual Clear Content Click the Clear Content button to remove the currently selected data source (including a string). 78 .

Default is the recommended setting to help you avoid. There are three different character sets for Code 128 . for example. Char Set Field • • • Character Set A . Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all.Contains only numbers and the FNC1 character.A. Character Set B .Contains capital letters. the more dense your barcode will be.3 Barcode Properties Code 128 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Code 128 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. 79 . Character Set C . For a complete list of Symbology available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. B and C and Default. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field.4. By leaving this set to Default. This setting determines density of the barcode.Contains all printable characters.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. The more characters you add per inch. Code 128 is a dense barcode and supports a relatively high character per inch. Append Use the Append field to add any characters you want included at the end of your barcode. resulting in a more dense barcode. You might want a moredense barcode to fit on a small label. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. the Bar Width field decreases. Code 128 Description Select Code 128 from the drop down list. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. This settings stands for character per inch. Labeler will determine the best character set to use based on the content of your barcode. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. control characters and digits. The bar height Bar Height does not affect density. Notice that as you increase the Char per inch number in the Char per inch field.

but could potentially make it harder to read if your barcode contains a large amount of data. For a complete list of Symbology available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. if needed. A module in an Aztec barcode is a square dot and is the smallest Code Module component of the barcode.Wasp HC1 User Manual Aztec Code Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Aztec Code in the Properties box > Barcode tab. while the largest Aztec Code symbol encodes 3832 numeric or 3067 alphabetic Code Format characters or 1914 bytes of data. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. You can choose from 5% to 95% of the data in the barcode for error correction. while also ensuring readability by most scanners. The default setting is 23%. Field 80 . There are 32 sizes from which to choose. the barcode is made up of many light and dark square modules. This setting determines the size of the barcode (along with error correction and code module size). or down to decrease it. No quiet zone is required outside the bounds of the symbol. This allows the scanner to read the barcode correctly even in the case of a partially damaged barcode. In essence. This settings determines the amount of RS (Reed-Solomon) error correction for the barcode. the larger your barcode will be. The smallest Aztec Code symbol encodes 13 numeric or 12 alphabetic characters. Code Rune You can optionally create a "rune" containing the value 0 . Aztec runes are small. You can adjust the module size Size up. This correction amount (23%) is usually the amount of correction necessary to make your barcode data safe from damage. which will increase the size of your barcode. plus an additional 4 compact sizes.255. You can leave this setting at Auto to have Labeler determine the size based on the included content. Error Correction The higher the amount of data you select for error correction. Aztec Code Description Select Aztec Code from the drop down list. This makes your barcode less susceptible to damage. machine-readable symbols.

It is recommended that you do not exceed 12. Select a Start Character for your barcode or choose Auto to let Start Labeler assign one for you. C or D. C or D. The more Char per Inch characters you add per inch. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. Show in When this option is selected. for example. Show Select this checkbox to display the Start and Stop characters in the Start/Stop caption of the barcode. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. B. This settings stands for character per inch. The default setting is 2 (2:1). The bar height Bar Height does not affect density. Notice that as you increase the number in the Char per inch field. A Start Character at the beginning of a Character barcode tells a scanner or barcode reader that the content is about to start. Field 81 . B. Select the Check Digit checkbox to include an optional check digit on your barcode to enhance data security. Codabar Description Select Codabar from the drop down list. the check digit will appear in the Caption barcode caption. the Bar Width field decreases. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be.8 characters per inch for Codabar barcodes. A Check Digit modulo 16 check character is used. and it is compared to a calculated check digit to verify the symbol. This setting determines density of the barcode.Wasp HC1 User Manual Codabar Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Codabar in the Properties box > Barcode tab. Your options are: A. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. A check digit appears last on the barcode and checks for errors in the preceeding content. resulting in a more dense barcode. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. Ratio This is the wide to narrow bar ration. Your options are: A. the last digit of the symbol is assumed to be the check digit. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. A Stop Character at the end of a barcode Character tells a scanner or barcode reader that the content has ended. Select a Stop Character for your barcode or choose Auto to let Stop Labeler assign one for you. For a complete list of Symbology available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. the more dense your barcode will be. When this option is selected. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field.

the Bar Width field decreases. A check digit appears last on the barcode and checks for errors in the preceeding content. Select this checkbox to display the Start and Stop characters in the Show captions of the barcode. Select a Stop Character for your barcode or choose Auto to let Stop Labeler assign one for you. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field. C or D. Show in When this option is selected. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Your options are: A. the more dense your barcode will be.Wasp HC1 User Manual Code 39 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Code 39 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. In Code 39 the * character is automatically Start/Stop used as the Start and Stop characters. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. The more characters you add per inch. Select the Check Digit checkbox to include an optional check digit on your barcode to enhance data security. Ratio This is the wide to narrow bar ratio. Field 82 . This setting determines density of the barcode. The last digit of the symbol is assumed to be the check digit. This settings stands for character per inch. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. the check digit will appear in the Caption barcode caption. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. Code 39 Description Select Code 39 from the drop down list. Notice that as you increase the number in Char per Inch the Char per inch field. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. resulting in a more dense barcode. Bar Height This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. The default setting is 2 (2:1). B. for example. Code 39 Extended supports all ASCII characters by using double character encoding. Select this checkbox if you want this to be Code 39 Extended Extended symbology. A Check Digit modulo 43 check character can be used to enhance data security for Code 39 symbols. For a complete list of Symbology available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. and it is compared to a calculated check digit to verify the symbol. The bar height does not affect density. Start and Stop characters tell a reader where the barcode content begins and ends. A Stop Character at the end of a barcode Character tells a scanner or barcode reader that the content has ended.

Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. Code 93 Field Symbology Description Select Code 93 from the drop down list. The bar height does not affect density. resulting in a more dense barcode. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. 83 . please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Bar Height This setting determines density of the barcode. for example. The more characters you add per inch. Notice that as you increase the number in Char per Inch the Char per inch field.Wasp HC1 User Manual Code 93 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Code 93 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. the Bar Width field decreases. the more dense your barcode will be. This settings stands for character per inch.

This setting determines density of the barcode. This settings stands for character per inch. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. Bar Width 84 . The more characters you add per inch. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each.Wasp HC1 User Manual Code 11 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Code 11 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Notice that as you increase the number in Char per Inch the Char per inch field. for example. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. Code 11 Field Symbology Description Select Code 11 from the drop down list. Data Matrix Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Data Matrix in the Properties box > Barcode tab. resulting in a more dense barcode. for example. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. the more dense your barcode will be. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. The bar height does not affect density. the Bar Width field decreases. Data Matrix Field Symbology Description Select Data Matrix from the drop down list. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Bar Height This setting determines density of the barcode.

The usual reduced size is 80% of the nominal size. The nominal size for a EAN/JAN barcode is 1inch. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. Check this box to enter a specific bar height.Wasp HC1 User Manual EAN/JAN 8 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for EAN/JAN 8 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. % of Nominal Specify Bar Height Bar Height Enter the exact bar height in the field provided. EAN/JAN 13 Field Symbology Description Select EAN/JAN 13 from the drop down list. EAN/JAN 8 Field Symbology Description Select EAN/JAN 8 from the drop down list. The usual reduced size is 80% of the nominal size. 85 . For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. EAN/JAN 13 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for EAN/JAN 13 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. % of Nominal Specify Bar Height Bar Height Enter the exact bar height in the field provided. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. The nominal size for a EAN/JAN barcode is 1inch. Check this box to enter a specific bar height.

Show in When this option is selected. the more dense your barcode will be. Bearer bars are lines that can be added to frame your barcode. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. Bottom and Sides. This settings stands for character per inch. When this option is selected. The bar height does not affect density. the check digit will appear in the Caption barcode caption. Adding lines all around the barcode stamp or just on the top and sides of the stamp was found to provide additional stability so the stamp did not bend as the box was being stamped. resulting in a more dense barcode. Ratio This is the wide to narrow bar ration. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. the last digit of the symbol is assumed to be the check digit. Select the Check Digit checkbox to include an optional check digit on your barcode to enhance data security. Your options are None. and it is compared to a calculated check digit to verify the symbol. the Bar Width field decreases. rubber stamps are used to print Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes onto cardboard boxes. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field. The default setting is 2 (2:1).Wasp HC1 User Manual Interleaved 2 of 5 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Interleaved 2 of 5 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. Top and Bottom and Top. Bearer bars were introduced to prevent barcode distortion when Bearer Bars flexible. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. Width 86 . Bar Height This setting determines density of the barcode. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. The more characters you add per inch. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Interleaved 2 of 5 Field Symbology Description Select Interleaved 2 of 5 from the drop down list. A check digit appears last on the barcode and checks for errors in the preceeding content. Notice that as you increase the number in Char per Inch the Char per inch field. for example. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. A Check Digit modulo 10 check character is used. Bearer Bar Enter the width for the bearer bar(s).

the Bar Width field decreases. ITF 14 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for ITF 14 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. for example. Notice that as you increase the number in Char per Inch the Char per inch field. The usual reduced size is 80% of the nominal size. resulting in a more dense barcode. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. ITF14 Field Symbology Description Select ITF 14 from the drop down list. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. the more dense your barcode will be. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each.Wasp HC1 User Manual ISBN Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for ISBN in the Properties box > Barcode tab. 87 . ISBN Field Symbology Description Select ISBN from the drop down list. % of Nominal Specify Bar Height Bar Height Enter the exact bar height in the field provided. This settings stands for character per inch. The bar height does not affect density. The nominal size for a EAN/JAN barcode is 1inch. The more characters you add per inch. Bar Height This setting determines density of the barcode. Check this box to enter a specific bar height. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference.

and as a full box (with H gauges) when printed directly on corrugated surfaces. Bearer bars are lines that can be added to frame your barcode. Mode 88 .Unformatted data with Enhanced Error Correction. Enter the Class of Service code. Bearer bars must be included in horizontal form for codes printed on labels. This field defaults to 840 (United States). Mode 6 . Enter the width for the bearer bar. 4. Enter the Country Code of the destination address.Formatted data containing a structured Carrier Message with an alphanumeric postal code.Unformatted data with Standard Error Correction. (Primarily used for US domestic destinations. Note: UPS codes use Mode 2 or Mode 3. Bottom and Sides. Your options are None. Mode 5 . (Primarily used for international destinations. Maxicode Field Symbology Description Select Maxicode from the drop down list.) 3. Postal Code Country Code Class of Service Enter the postal code of the destination address. Mode 3 .Wasp HC1 User Manual Ratio This is the wide to narrow bar ration. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. Bearer Bars Bearer bars were introduced to prevent barcode distortion when flexible rubber stamps are used to print barcodes onto cardboard boxes. Mode 2 .Formatted data containing a structured Carrier Message with a numeric postal code. Select a Mode from the drop down list. Bearer Bar Width Maxicode Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for Maxicode in the Properties box > Barcode tab. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. These codes vary by carrier. The default setting is 2 (2:1). 5.) 2. Top and Bottom and Top. Adding lines all around the barcode stamp or just on the top and sides of the stamp provides additional stability so the stamp did not bend as the box was being stamped.Used for programming hardware devices. Mode 4 . Options are: 1.

Wasp HC1 User Manual MicroPDF417 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for MicroPDF417 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. The bar height does not affect density. MicroPDF417 Field Symbology Description Select MicroPDF417 from the drop down list. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. Select the barcode version. for example. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. This setting determines density of the barcode. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. The version represents predefined combinations of numbers of columns and rows Bar Height Bar Width Version 89 .

Code Version • • Select the Error Correction Level.Approx 30% capability Select the type of data you want to encode. Options are: Error Correction Level • • • • L . Options are: Code Encoding • • • • AlphaNumeric Auto Byte Numeric Code Module Select the size ofyour barcode or let Labeler determine the sized Size based on content or previous selections. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each.Use this option to have Labeler select the version for you based on the barcode's content.This version is capable of encoding: o up to 23 numeric characters and 14 alphanumeric characters with L error correction or. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference.This version is capable of encoding: o up to 5 numeric characters with no error correction. M3 .This version is capable of encoding: o up to 35 numeric characters and 21 alphanumeric characters with L error correction. M1 . MicroQRCode Field Symbology Description Select MicroQRCode from the drop down list. o up to 30 numeric characters and 18 alphanumeric characters with M error correction or. M2 . 90 .Approx 15% capability Q . Select the Code Version for your barcode.Wasp HC1 User Manual MicroQRCode Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for MicroQRCode in the Properties box > Barcode tab. o 18 numeric characters and 11 alphanumeric characters with M error correction. o up to 8 numeric characters and 5 alphanumeric characters with M error correction. o up to 21 numeric characters and 13 alphanumeric characters with Q error correction level. You have five options: • • • Auto . M4 .This version is capable of encoding: o up to 10 numeric characters and 6 alphanumeric characters with L error correction or.Approx 7% capability M .Approx 25% capability H .

This is the wide to narrow bar ratio. Bar Height This setting determines density of the barcode. A Check Digit modulo 10 check digit calculation is always performed on the data string. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. The default setting is 2 (2:1). Select the Check Digit checkbox to include an optional check digit on your barcode to enhance data security. Notice that as you increase the number in Char per Inch the Char per inch field. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. Show in Caption Ratio When this option is selected.Wasp HC1 User Manual MSI Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for MSI in the Properties box > Barcode tab. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. The more characters you add per inch. MSI Field Symbology Description Select MSI from the drop down list. resulting in a more dense barcode. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. the Bar Width field decreases. the check digit will appear in the barcode caption. the more dense your barcode will be. 91 . This settings stands for character per inch. A check digit appears last on the barcode and checks for errors in the preceeding content. for example. The bar height does not affect density. A second modulo 10 check digit is optional and is used to perform a check on the entire string including the first check digit.

The bar height does not affect density. or remove. Select the number of rows for your barcode (3-90). You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. the right side of the PDF417 barcode. but makes it more susceptible to damage. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. This is useful if you need a smaller barcode. This setting determines density of the barcode. 92 . for example. Select the number of columns for your barcode (1-30). Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. PDF417 Field Symbology Description Select PDF417 from the drop down list. Select this checkbox to truncate. The error correction level depends on the amount of data that needs to be encoded. the size and the amount of symbol damage that could occur. Bar Height Bar Width Columns Rows Error Correction Level Truncate PLANET Properties Box Options There are no additional options for the PLANET barcode in the Properties box > Barcode tab. Select the error correction level (1-8).Wasp HC1 User Manual PDF417 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for PDF417 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be.

For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. The bar height does not affect density. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. The bar height does not affect density. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased. POSTNET Field Symbology Short Bar Height Tall Bar Height Description Select POSTNET from the drop down list. Select the number of columns for your barcode (1-30). This setting determines how tall the tall bars on your barcode will be. This setting determines density of the barcode. The default setting is (1:1). You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference.Wasp HC1 User Manual POSTNET Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for POSTNET in the Properties box > Barcode tab. This setting determines how tall the short bars on your barcode will be. This is the wide to narrow bar ratio. for example. Bar Width Columns Ratio 93 .

For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. Options are: Error Correction Level • • • • L .Approx 15% capability Q . 94 . Options are: Code Encoding • • • • AlphaNumeric Auto Byte Numeric Code Module Select the size ofyour barcode or let Labeler determine the sized Size based on content or previous selections.Approx 30% capability Select the type of data you want to encode. Select the Code Version for your barcode.Approx 25% capability H .Approx 7% capability M . Select the Error Correction Level. You can choose Auto to Code Version have Labeler select the version for you based on the barcode's content. QR Code Field Symbology Description Select QR Code from the drop down list.Wasp HC1 User Manual QR Code Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for QR Code in the Properties box > Barcode tab. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. or select Version V01 through V40.

Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. The bar height does not affect density. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. Bar Width Bar Height GS1 Limited The table below lists the options available for GS1 Limited Code in the Properties box > Barcode tab. GS1-14 Field Symbology Description Select GS1-14 from the drop down list. This setting determines density of the barcode. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. This setting determines density of the barcode. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. Bar Width Bar Height 95 . please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. for example. GS1 Limited Field Symbology Description Select GS1 Limited from the drop down list. for example.Wasp HC1 User Manual GS1-14 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for GS1-14 Code in the Properties box > Barcode tab. The bar height does not affect density.

Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. for example. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. This setting determines density of the barcode. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. Bar Width Bar Height GS1 Truncated Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for GS1 Truncated in the Properties box > Barcode tab. for example. The bar height does not affect density. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased.Wasp HC1 User Manual GS1 Stacked Omnidirectional The table below lists the options available for GS1 Stacked Omnidirectional in the Properties box > Barcode tab. Bar Width Bar Height 96 . please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. The bar height does not affect density. GS1 Stacked Omnidirectional Field Symbology Description Select GS1 Stacked Omnidirectional from the drop down list. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. GS1 Truncated Field Symbology Description Select GS1 Truncated from the drop down list. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. This setting determines density of the barcode.

the Bar Width field decreases. Bar Width Bar Height UCC/EAN 128 Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for UCC/EAN 128 in the Properties box > Barcode tab. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. Notice that as you increase the number in Char per Inch the Char per inch field. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. resulting in a more dense barcode. The bar height does not affect density. You might want a more dense barcode to fit on a small label. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. Bar Height This setting determines density of the barcode. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all.Wasp HC1 User Manual GS1 Expanded Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for GS1 Expanded in the Properties box > Barcode tab. This setting determines how tall your barcode will be. Keep in mind that a barcode that is too dense may be harder for a scanner to read and may not be scannable at all. This setting determines density of the barcode. UCC/EAN 128 Field Symbology Description Select UCC/EAN 128 from the drop down list. 97 . The more characters you add per inch. The bar height does not affect density. GS1 Expanded Field Symbology Description Select GS1 Expanded from the drop down list. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is Bar Width decreased. This settings stands for character per inch. For a complete list of available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. the more dense your barcode will be. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. You can add more characters per inch by increasing the number in this field. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. for example. for example. Increase the bar width (applies to the individual bars in the barcode) and the density is decreased.

9 mm (1.02 in. Height Bar Height Enter the exact bar height in the field provided. Nominal symbol height for UPC-A is 25. Specify Bar Check this box to enter a specific bar height.) You can set % of Nominal the magnification from 80% to 200%. For a complete list of Symbology available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each. Nominal symbol height for UPC-E is 25. Field UPC-E Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for UPC-E in the Properties box > Barcode tab. UPC-A Description Select UPC-A from the drop down list.02 in. UPC-E Description Select UPC-E from the drop down list. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Height Bar Height Enter the exact bar height in the field provided. please refer to the topic Barcode Symbology Reference. Field 98 . Specify Bar Check this box to enter a specific bar height.Wasp HC1 User Manual UPC-A Properties Box Options The table below lists the options available for UPC-A in the Properties box > Barcode tab.) You can set % of Nominal the magnification from 80% to 200%.9 mm (1. For a complete list of Symbology available symbologies along with examples and descriptions of each.

1 Steps to Add a Text Box 1. Drag and drop the icon where you want the text box to appear on your label (you can change the location at any time). You can bind your text box to a variety of data sources.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. When you place the text box on your label.5 Adding a Text Box Labeler allows you to add Text Boxes to your label and place them where you need them using the drag and drop method.5. notice that the Properties Box displays the options for defining your text box. or enter static text (text that does not change as labels are printed). 3. 99 . On the Label Design tab click the Text Box icon on the toolbar.

date/time.Wasp HC1 User Manual 2. etc using the Text Box Properties box Data Source tab.Format Tab. Attach your text box to an external data source or define serialization. Enter precise location coordinates and size using the Text Box Properties box . 100 . 3. You can move the text box on the label by clicking on it and dragging it where you want it.

Steps to Enter Static Data 1. data source.Entering Static Data: Static Data is data that does not change as your labels are printed.Creating a Static Label. etc.) You can use these options to define the information encoded in your barcode. the Properties box populates with the options available to barcodes (symbology. please refer to the topic Getting Started .5.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. The content for that object will be the same on each label. the caption that appears with your barcode and even allows for precise location placement on your label. The topics covered in this section are: Entering Static Data Format Tab Content Tab Basic Source Section String Builder Section Formatting Section Content Field . Make sure your text box object is selected in the Object List drop down menu. formatting.2 Adding a Text Box: Properties Box After you add a barcode to a label. 101 . For a detailed example of creating a static barcode.

102 . 4. etc. the only available Special Characters are <TAB> and <CR>. The data you entered into the Content box (of the place holder text) will appear in the text box on the Special Characters List as shown in the example above. The data will change depending on the code you select. Note that codes that represent a non-printable marker. click the ellipse (. Note that for text boxes. scanner. These are printable and nonprintable markers that tell a printer. how to handle spaces. Special Characters are ASCII Codes.. Select the special characters you want to appear in the Content of your text box. If you need to add special characters to your text box. please refer to the topic ASCII Special Character Codes 3. such as a space or carriage return will be represented by a symbol.) button to the right of the Content field. Enter your data directly into the Content text box. Click anywhere off of the Special Characters list to close it. The text box will display the content you entered.. The Special Characters List appears. These are the characters for Tab and Carriage Return.Wasp HC1 User Manual 2. For a complete list of ASCII Codes available.

Left . if the text box grows or shrinks due to variable data from a data source.Select where you want to anchor the text box on the page. Top .Enter the height of your text box. If you anchor it Center. Display on Print .General options are: • • • • • • • • Object Name . 103 . Anchor . Format tab .Make sure this checkbox is selected if you want the text box to display when your label is printed. Below is an example of the Format tab. the center position will stay the same and the text box will "grow" from the right and left. For example..Wasp HC1 User Manual Format Tab: The Format tab allows you to specify an exact location for a selected text box on your label. if you set the Anchor to Right. Rotate .You can optionally enter a new name for the text box object. Height .Enter the precise location you want your barcode relative to the top of the label.Enter the width of your text box. Width . You can also enter precise height and width measurements on this tab. the Right side will stay in the same position and the text box will "grow" from the left.Enter the precise location you want your barcode relative to the left side of the label. The Format tab is divided into two sections: General and Text.Rotate the text box on your label.

The units on the Format tab will update with the new unit of measure.Select an option from the drop down list to set the justification of your text box.. select Units/Ruler on the Design tab toolbar and select a different unit of measure.Text options are: • • Justification . Format tab . Below is an example of the Font screen 104 .. Font .) to select a font for your caption. To change this.Click the ellipse button (. Options are Left.Wasp HC1 User Manual Note: By default the unit of measurement is inches. Center or Right.

• Auto Size . Below is an example of the Content tab.Wasp HC1 User Manual Select the desired font from the Font Family drop down menu. Content Tab: The Content tab allows you to specify the content of your text box (if you are not using static data). Click on the desired Typeface and font Size. 105 . A sample of your selections will appear in the Sample section.Select how you want Labeler to handle text wrapping for your text box. Options are Size Rectangle to Text (default) or Wrap Text to fit Rectangle. Click OK to save your selections or Cancel to close the Font screen without saving your selection.

which is the barcode content and/or format the caption by creating a "mask" that will be applied to all data/captions (if using a data source. • Basic Source This section lets you choose the data that will be encoded into your text box. for example). for example). for example). if you want your text box to have a serialized number followed by a space. String Builder . serial number or alpha. 3. 106 .This section is where you can bind the text box to a data source. To customize. object. For example. date/time. or join. the caption of a barcode by combining two or more data sources (static plus date/time. you would use the String Builder to accomplish this. Source options for text boxes are: Database Date/Time Serial Alpha Another Object User Defined List Serial Number Prompt at Print String Builder To add more than one data source to the text box. Here you can format the value. Substrings allow you to concatenate. use the String Builder.This section allows you to build on the general formatting done to the caption on the Format tab. Click on a source type to bind it to your object (barcode. use the String Builder.Click the Clear Content button to remove the data source from the barcode. Click here for detailed instructions on using the String Builder screen. This option can be for the following: 1. To compress multi-line text values to remove blank lines. or build. etc. Clear Content . different values to build what appears to be a single text box or barcode object on the label from multiple data sources. 2.To add more than one data source to the data source (serial number plus static content. Formatting . To compress two or more text or barcode values of different lengths from an external data source.Wasp HC1 User Manual This tab is divided into four sections: • • • Basic Source . You can create multiple substrings on the String Builder screen. Click here for a detailed example of using String Builder to concatenate two different data sources in a barcode. graphic or textbox).

Clear Content Click the Clear Content button to remove the currently selected data source (including a string). 107 . the following question screen appears: Click Yes to remove the current data source or No to cancel and keep the data source.Wasp HC1 User Manual Formatting The Formatting section on the Properties box > Content tab allows you to add formatting to your barcode caption or to the value encoded in your barcode. To do this you will create a Format Expression using the Format Value and Format Caption buttons in this section. When this button is selected. Click here for detailed instructions on formatting barcode values and captions and for a list of standard characters used to create Format Expressions.

August 31. Options are: Date/Time Time/Date Date Time 3.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. Options are: Short Time . 2011 4. Select how you want the time formatted from the Time Format drop down list.1 Object Data Source .31-AUG-2011 Long Date.6. Select how you want the date formatted from the Date Format drop down list.1:18:36 PM 108 . Wednesday. Options are: Short Date . With the text box or barcode selected in the Design window. The following screen appears: 2.6 Content Options 3.1:18 PM (default) Long Time .Date/Time You can set your object (text box or barcode) to display the current date/time or a set date/time.13:18 Medium Time . Select what information you want to appear or be encoded in the object from the Includes drop down list.8/31/2011 (default) Medium Date . select the Date/Time option from the Properties box > Data Source tab. Steps to Add Date/Time to an Object 1.

Steps to Serialize an Object Alphabetically 1. Select the how you want your letters to appear from the Character Set drop down list. To start the dates one year prior to today. click the Serial Alpha button on the Properties box > Data Source tab.6. For example. Click OK to save your data. enter in the duration in the Offset by Years. With the object (Text or Barcode) in the Design window. Days fields.Wasp HC1 User Manual 5.Serial Alpha The Serial Alpha setting allows you to serialize your labels alphabetically. 3. Notice that an example of how your date/time will look appears in the Sample field. to start the dates one year from the current date. enter -1 in the Years field or click the down arrow once. The following screen appears: 2. If you want the date to start earlier or later than today. enter 1 in the Years fields or click the up arrow once. 6.2 Object Data Source . Options are: Upper case Lower case Upper then lower case Lower then upper case 109 . Objects that can be serialized alphabetically are Barcodes and Textboxes. Months.

Click OK on the Serial Alpha screen to save your changes. etc. Click the Refresh button to update the samples with any changes you have made or Close to close the Serialization Preview screen. the default settings (shown in the screen shot above) sets the serialization to start at letter A and increase one letter (step) every one label. If you set the labels to rollover after a set value and do not want them to reset to the seed value. Changing the Every field to 2 means that the alpha serialization will increase one letter (step) every 2 labels. BB. 9. 6. You can adjust this number up or down using the Number of samples to display field arrows or enter a sample number. Enter the value you want to restart at in the field provided. check the checkbox if you want to do one of the following: . In the Serialization Configuration section. For example. 4. Below is an example of the Serialization Preview screen: 8.resume the serialization where it left off at the next printing. 7. Enter the beginning character in the Start at seed: field. Click the Preview button to view how your serialization will look. or . 5. the serialization will start over with the seed value. By default the serialization continues past Z to AA. So each label will go up one level.increment the sequence with each new record in an external data source. select the Rollover after checkbox and enter a value.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. select the Reset after rollover checkbox.. If you want to change this. 110 . then enter how many characters you want to increase per a set number of labels in the Step and Every fields. After the entered value is reached (the default is Z). By default 100 samples are displayed.

You choose a database on the Properties Box > Data tab for a selected object. then click on the Properties Box > Content tab and select Database. Steps to Select a Database Column as the Data Source 1. You might have a text box pull data from the company column and a barcode with a caption pull data from an employee name column. You can create your label. The following screen appears. graphic or text box to a database to obtain data.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. or bind. you may have attendee names in one database. the following message will appear: Click Yes to go to the Data tab and select a Data Source. 111 . 2. or select Database Column from the drop down list on the String Builder screen and click Add Substring. 1. Then when you print the badges. Select an object (barcode. if you are creating conference badges. Note: If you have not already selected a Data Source on the main Data Source tab. For example. the appropriate data will appear in the text box and encoded on the barcode. You can select it from the Data tab. allowing you to select which columns you want to make available to your label project and to sort/filter data. your barcode. then attach various objects to different columns in the database from which they can pull data.6. There are three ways you can attach a database.3 Object Data Source .Database You can attach. 3. picture or text box) in the Design window. You can select it when you create substrings on the String Builder screen.

4. then click on the Properties Box > Data Source tab and select Another Object. 3. To map a column to the selected object. the data source will change for both objects 112 . Steps to Bind an Object to Another Object 1. you might "map" the column containing employee names to a text box. Select which object you want to bind from the drop down menu. The Bind to Another Object screen appears: 2. you can go through the adding data source and column mapping functions once.Database screen allows you to "map" a column in your data source to the selected object. then use the Bind to Another Object feature to quickly add the same data source and column to a new object.Another Object You can give a text box or barcode the same data source as another text box or barcode already on your label using the Bind to Another Object feature. Click Done after you have made your selection. 3. The Content Source . Keep in mind that you can use this screen to map one column to your object. 3. Note: If you change the data source on the object to which you have bound another object. Select an object (barcode.Wasp HC1 User Manual 2.4 Object Data Source . For example. If you creating any filters or joins for the database on the Data tab. if you are creating a name badge. If you want to add data from more than one column to an object. If you want two or more objects to use the same data. use the String Builder to concatenate (join) data. select a column from the drop down menu. Click OK on the Bind to Another Object screen. only the columns you selected will appear in the drop down list. picture or text box) in the Design window.6.

or you can create a custom list. The User Defined list screen appears. 113 . Select an object (barcode.5 Object Data Source . then click on the Properties Box > Data Source tab and select User Defined List. Steps to Bind an Object to a User Defined List 1.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3.User Defined List Labeler contains a set of lists you can use as a data source. picture or text box) in the Design window.6.

You can select one of these lists from the drop down: or click Manage Lists to create a new list or select a list you have already created. State Abbreviations.txt and State Names. a Manage Lists browser window appears: 114 . When Manage Lists is selected. There are three pre-built lists contained in Labeler: Colors.Wasp HC1 User Manual 2.txt.txt.

The new list will appear in the browser window. 115 . In this folder are the three pre-built lists. You can create a new list from scratch by rightclicking anywhere in the window and selecting New > Text Document. This browser window opens to the <path> folder on the machine where Labeler was installed.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3.txt) then doubleclick on the file name to open and edit the document. Save the file with the name of your choosing (make sure the extension stays .

By default the serialization continues past Z to AA. Enter the value you want to restart at in the field provided. select the Reset after rollover checkbox. So each label will go up one level. With the object (Text or Barcode) in the Design window. click the Serial Number button on the Properties box > Data Source tab.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3.Serial Number The Serial Number setting allows you to serialize your labels numerically. select the Rollover after checkbox and enter a value. 4. the serialization will start over with the seed value. Objects that can be serialized numerically are Barcodes and Text boxes. then enter how many characters you want to increase per a set number of labels in the Step and Every fields. To Create a Serial Number Object 1. Enter the beginning number in the Start at seed: field. BB. 3. The following screen appears: 2. Changing the Every field to 2 means that the number will increase one (step) every 2 labels. 116 . Select if you want your labels serialized in Incrementing series or Decrementing series by selecting the appropriate radio button. If you want to change this. If you set the labels to rollover after a set value and do not want them to reset to the seed value. etc.6. 5. After the entered value is reached (the default is Z).6 Object Data Source . the default settings (shown in the screen shot above) sets the serialization to start at the number 1 and increase one digit (step) every one label. For example.

7. check the checkbox if you want to do one of the following: . or . Below is an example of the Serialization Preview screen: 8. By default 100 samples are displayed.resume the serialization where it left off at the next printing.Wasp HC1 User Manual 6. 117 . Click OK on the Serial Number screen to save your changes. In the Serialization Configuration section. You can adjust this number up or down using the Number of samples to display field arrows or enter a sample number. 9. Click the Refresh button to update the samples with any changes you have made or Close to close the Serialization Preview screen. Click the Preview button to view how your serialization will look.increment the number with each new record in an external data source.

7 Object Data Source .6. Click the OK button. Enter a description for the prompt in the field provided. A Keyboard Entry screen similar to the following: 5. it is dynamically input by the user when the label is configured to print. The following screen appears: 2. click the Prompt at Print button on the Properties box > Data Source tab.Prompt at Print Prompt at Print is used to permit keyboard entry of information onto the label during the Print process. 4. Barcode or Picture) in the Design window. Prompt at Print can be used with Text. This should be descriptive enough that the user printing the labels will know what value to enter. When the labels are ready to be printed. 118 . With the object (Text. on the Print tab. Any objects that are setup for a prompt appear in the top window. Type in data in the Value field for each object that has a prompt. The Prompt at Print Time information is not stored anywhere.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. Steps to Enable Prompt at Print for an Object 1. 3. click the Print button. Barcode or Picture objects. Prompt at Print should be considered when the label information is available only at the time of print.

8. Click the Print button when you have finished entering values at all the prompts. Select the Loop continuously checkbox to apply the data you entered in the Value field to that object on all labels. Click Next to move on to the next label. 7. 119 .Wasp HC1 User Manual 6.

or join. Note that the String Builder screen is different for barcodes and text boxes. 2. for example). This option can be used for the following: 1. To compress two or more text or barcode values of different lengths from an external data source. 3. Steps to Create Substrings Using String Builder 1.6.Barcodes 120 . String Builder Screen . Click here for a detailed example of using String Builder to concatenate two different data sources in your barcode. Substrings concatenate. or build.8 String Builder To add more than one data source to the barcode. use the String Builder. different values to build what appears to be a single text or barcode object on the label from multiple data sources. The String Builder screen appears.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. you would use the String Builder to accomplish this. For example. To compress multi-line text values to remove blank lines. the caption of a barcode by combining two or more data sources (static plus date/time. if you want your barcode to have a serialized number followed by a space. To customize. With the text box or barcode object selected. click the String Builder button on the Properties Box > Data Source Tab.

for information that will appear when you print the label. Serialized Alpha .The Serialized Number option allows you to create serial numbers for your labels based on a beginning number you select. Label Counter (Text Box Only) .This option displays the current date/time (or a date/time of your choosing) on the associated object.The Serialized Alpha option allows you to serialize your labels alphabetically based on a beginning letter you select. User Defined List .Labeler contains a set of pre-defined lists you can select from or you can create your own lists. The options will vary depending on the type of object you have selected.This option allows you to enter a question.This option allows you to select a column from the data source associated with your label file. or prompt. If you have not yet connected to a data source.Wasp HC1 User Manual String Builder Screen . Prompt at Print .This allows you to bind the substring to another object that already has a data source. Static . Bind to another Object . Select the data source from the drop down menu. You must have a data source associated with the current label in order to use this option.This option allows you to put 121 • • • • • • • • . Options are: • Database Column .This option allows you to enter static text or characters that will appear on all of your labels.Text Boxes 2. Date/Time . Serialized Number . please refer to the topic Data Tab Overview for detailed instructions. then click the Add Substring button.

please refer to the topic Creating Enumerated Labels. 2 of 5. Label Total (Text Box Only) . Copies Total (Text Box Only) .Wasp HC1 User Manual • • • a label counter on a text box. 3 of 5.) For a detailed example of how to create enumerated labels with and without serial numbers. unique labels that are printed (determined in the Number of Labels fields on the Print tab). unique labels printed.This option displays the total number of physical.This option allows you to put a copies counter on a text box. Copies Counter (Text Box Only) . Substrings you add will appear in the window as shown below: 122 . A “copies counter” counts the number of identical copies of a label that are printed (determined in the Number of Copies fields on the Print tab).This option displays the total number of identical copies of a label that are printed. A Label Counter counts the number of physical. Note: You can use the Counter and Total substrings to create enumerated labels (1 of 5. etc. 3.

4.Wasp HC1 User Manual A sample of the entire string appears in the Sample result after concatenating all substrings field. highlight a substring in the window. You can reorder substrings by clicking the up or down arrows to the right of the substring list: You can edit a substring by clicking on the Pencil icon or delete it by clicking the red X icon. To edit Substring Properties. The selected Substring name appears in the Substring: field: 123 .

Wasp HC1 User Manual 5. Select the Ignore if Previous substring is blank if you want Labeler to skip the selected substring if no data is found for the previous substring in the list.Select this checkbox to include the substring in the barcode caption. 8.9 Formatting Data In this topic: Steps to Access and Use the Format Value Screen Character Formatting Definitions and Examples Number Formatting Definitions and Examples String Formatting Definitions and Examples Custom Date and Time Formatting (DATEFORMAT Command) DATEFORMAT Characters and Definitions Example DATEFORMAT Expressions Removing Unwanted Spaces from Data (TRIM Command) The Formatting section on the Properties box > Data Source tab allows you to add formatting to your barcode caption or to the value encoded in your barcode. 3. 9. 7. To do this you will create a Format Expression using standard characters to represent digits placeholders. For barcodes. Use in barcode caption . etc. Select the Add checkbox(s). you can enter a place holder in the Place Holder field. but will change to the content pulled from the external source at print time. such as a text file or Access database. This adds a carriage return or space Before and/or After the selected substring.Select this checkbox to include the substring in the barcode value. You can add formatting to a substring by clicking the Data Formatting button. percentage placeholders. For dynamic data sources that pull data from an external source. then select Carriage Return or Space from the drop down.6. decimal placeholders. you have two additional options: Use in barcode value . The content you enter here will appear in the text box or barcode as a 'place holder' for display purposes. 6. This means the substring will be encoded in the barcode. 124 . Click here for a detailed description of creating format expressions.

There are two methods for accessing the Format screen. click on the Format Value or Format Caption buttons in the Properties Box > Content Tab > Formatting section. After you have added a barcode or text box to your label and bound data to it.Wasp HC1 User Manual Steps to Access and Use the Format Value/Caption Screen 1. a. 125 .

For detailed information on creating substrings. The Format Value/Format Caption screen appears. Enter your format expression in the Format String text box. The screen shots/verbiage in this topic refer to "Format Value" but are applicable to the Format Caption screen. click String Builder in the Strings section. please refer to the String Builder topic. Numbers or Dates. This expression serves as a "mask" that will be placed on all data pulled from the data source. Note: The Format Value and Format Caption screens are identical and function the same way.Wasp HC1 User Manual b. 126 . If you are creating an object with substrings. Add a Substring. then click Data Formatting (the Data Formatting button will be disabled until you create at least one substring). 2. You can create format expressions for Strings (Characters or combination of numbers and characters).

the number is rounded 0.147 separator (whether or not a decimal is specified) means "scale the number by dividing it by 1000.00") The expression is multiplied by 100. 0. Display a digit or nothing. If there is a digit in the position where the 0 appears in the format string.##") = . except that Placeholder leading and trailing zeros aren't displayed if the number has the same or fewer digits than there are # characters on 0. leading or trailing zeros are displayed. display nothing in that position. numbers smaller than 1 begin with a Placeholder decimal separator. If the Digit Placeholder number has more digits to the right of the decimal separator than there are zeros to the right of the decimal 0. rounding as needed. Examples 0 # . display it. The percent character = %36.Wasp HC1 User Manual Formatting Character Definitions and Examples The tables below contain the formatting characters. ("#####") = 12345 Digit This symbol works like the 0 digit placeholder.5678 otherwise. The decimal placeholder determines how many digits are displayed to the left and right of the decimal separator. The thousand separator separates thousands from hundreds within a number that has four or more places to the left of the decimal separator.3697 ("%#0.00") = Decimal left of this symbol. If the number has more digits to the left of the decimal separator than there are zeros to the left of the decimal separator in the format expression. You will combine these characters to create your format expression.45678 ("0.#. If the format expression contains only numbers sign to the 0. the extra digits are displayed without modification. If there is a digit in the position where the # appears in the format string.3697 ("##.46 either side of the decimal separator in the format expression. their meanings and additional information about each one.45678 (#..97 Percentage (%) is inserted in the position where it appears in the format string. otherwise display a zero in that position. display it.0% . Surround the thousand Thousand separator with the digit placeholders (0 or #). Two adjacent 2147483647 Separator commas or a comma immediately to the left of the decimal ("#. 1234.5678 % Placeholder 0.46 to as many decimal places as there are zeros.45678 ("0. use 0 as the first digit placeholder to the left of the decimal separator instead." You can scale large numbers using this 127 .46 displayed with fractional numbers. If you want a leading zero to always be 0. If the number being formatted has fewer digits than there ("00000") = are zeros (on either side of the decimal) in the format 012345 expression. 1234. Character Definition Number Formatting Additional Information Display a digit or a zero.00") = separator in the format expression.0%") = 37.") = 2.

or e+. Use E+ or e+ to place a minus sign next to negative exponents and a plus 1.0##e+00") = minus sign next to negative exponents. 128 .Exponential number of digit placeholders to the right determines the e+ Notation 1503. 0.or e. and !) can't be displayed. Using a backslash is the same as enclosing 987654 Escape \ the next character in double quotation marks. and period) and the string-formatting characters (@. negative and zero numbers. Many characters in the format expression have a special meaning and can't be displayed as literal characters unless they are preceded by a backslash. %. Two adjacent commas in any position other than immediately to the left of the decimal separator are treated simply as specifying the use of a thousand separator. the #987654# numeric-formatting characters (#.+ $ ( ) literal precede it with a backslash (\) or enclose it in double character quotation marks (" "). the second to negative values.504e+03 sign next to positive exponents. 68 degrees Delimiter Defines sections with separate format strings for positive. comma. The E. the 987654 ("0. If the format expression contains at least one digit placeholder (0 or #) to the right of E-.to place a ("0. <. a period is used as the thousand separator. Use E.8e4 inserted between the number and its exponent. use two backslashes (\\).E+ e.92311 number of digits in the exponent. &. E. the third to zeros and the fourth to Null values. The actual character used as the thousand separator in the formatted output depends on the Number Format specified in the International section of the Control Panel. >.. For some countries. E+. To display a ("\###00\#") = Character backslash. A format expression can have from Section one to four sections separated by semicolons. . you can use the format string "##0. Display a To display a character other than one of those listed. e. For example.0e0") number is displayed in scientific format and E or e is = 98. Literal Indicates that the enclosed characters should be copied to the 68 ("#' degrees'") = "ABC" String result string unchanged. e-. Numbers smaller than 1 million are displayed as 0.Wasp HC1 User Manual technique. The first section ." to represent 100 million as 100. The backslash itself isn't displayed. For example. Separator applies to positive values.

Placeholders are filled from right to left unless there is an ! character in the format string.Wasp HC1 User Manual Character @ Definition Character placeholder String Formatting Additional Information and Examples & < > ! "ABC" Display a character or a space. display Character placeholder nothing in that position. Force placeholders to fill from left to right instead of right to left Literal String Indicates that the enclosed characters should be copied to the result string unchanged. Delimiter 129 . otherwise. Display a character or nothing. display a space in that position. display it. If there is a character in the string being formatted in the position where the & appears in the format string. Force lowercase All characters are displayed in lowercase format Force uppercase All characters are displayed in uppercase format. Placeholders are filled from right to left unless there is an ! character in the format string. display it. otherwise. If there is a character in the string being formatted in the position where the @ appears in the format string.

from 1 through 31. 130 . from 01 through 31. H Hour The hour using a 24-hour lock from 0 to 23. If you do not want to show the time on your label.D. Month 9/26/2011 1:33:45 = 26 9/1/2011 1:33:45 = 1 9/26/2011 1:33:45 = 26 9/1/2011 1:33:45 = 01 9/26/2011 1:33:45 = Mon 9/26/2011 1:33:45 = Monday 9/26/2011 1:33:45 = A. Month Abbreviated Day of The abbreviated day of the week. Week Period or The period or era (A. Week Full Day of The full name of the day of the week. use the DATEFORMAT function described below. 9/26/2011 1:33:45 AM = 1 9/26/2011 1:33:45 PM = 1 9/26/2011 1:33:45 AM = 01 9/26/2011 1:33:45 PM = 01 9/26/2011 1:33:45 AM = 1 9/26/2011 dd Day of the The day of the month.) Era ddd dddd g or gg h Hour The hour using a 12-hour clock from 1 to 12. hh Hour The hour using a 12-hour clock from 01 to 12. This means that if you have a column in your data that is just a date.Wasp HC1 User Manual Custom Date and Time Formatting (DATEFORMAT Command) Labeler always stores date as DateTime format.D. Labeler will add the default time of 12:00:00 AM to it. DATEFORMAT Characters and Definitions Example DATEFORMAT Expressions Character Definition DATEFORMAT Characters and Definitions Additional Information Result d Day of the The day of the month.

The year as a four digit number. 1:33:45 PM = 13 9/26/2011 1:33:45 AM = 01 9/26/2011 1:33:45 PM = 13 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = 1 m Minute The minute from 1 through 59 mm Minute The minute from 00 through 59 9/26/2011 1:01:45 PM = 1 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = 01 9/26/2011 1:01:45 PM = 01 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = 9 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = 09 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = Sept 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = September 9/26/2011 1:01:01 AM = 1 9/26/2011 1:01:01 AM = 01 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = A 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = AM M Month Month The month from 1 through 12. MMMM Month Second Second AM/PM AM/PM Year Year Year Year The full name of the month s The second from 0 through 59. The year with a minimum of three digits. tt y yy yyy yyyy The AM/PM designator. MMM Month The abbreviated name of the month. The year from 0 to 99. MM The month from 01 through 12.Wasp HC1 User Manual HH Hour The hour using a 24-hour clock from 00 to 23. 131 . ss The second from 00 through 50. t The first characters of the AM/PM designator. The year from 00 to 99.

To display a backslash. 1:01:45 AM = / 9/26/2011 Indicates that the enclosed characters should be copied to the result 1:01:45 AM string unchanged. 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM (h \h) = 1 h Any other character The character is copied to the result string unchanged. the numeric-formatting characters (#. 1:01:45 AM (%h) = 1 \ Many characters in the format expression have a special meaning and can't be displayed as literal characters unless they are preceded by a backslash. The backslash itself isn't displayed. ("arr:" h"m t) arr: 1:45 A 9/26/2011 Defines the following character as a custom format specifier. comma. E. use two backslashes (\\). Separator Date Separator Literal String Delimiter Custom Format Specifier "ABC" % 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM = : 9/26/2011 The date separator. &. Using a Escape backslash is the same as enclosing the next character in double Character quotation marks. and !) can't be displayed. 0. %.Wasp HC1 User Manual : / Time The time separator. >. e. For example. 9/26/2011 1:01:45 AM (arr hh:mm t) = arr 01:45 A 132 . and period) and the string-formatting characters (@. <.

the Test Results will display 04/10/1973 as shown in the screen example below: Example 2 [DATEFORMAT: hh:mm:ss] If the value Dec 1. 1973 is entered.Wasp HC1 User Manual Example Data and Time Format Expressions Enter a custom date format in the format shown below: [DATEFORMAT:<format string here>] The “DATEFORMAT:” prefix must be specified. Example 1 [DATEFORMAT:dd/MM/yyyy] If the value Oct 4. 2011 5:15:35 PM is entered. the Test Results will display 05:15:35. 133 . followed by the <format string here> section. The [] brackets are required. Inside the <format string here> you can enter any valid formatting string from the table above.

2011 5:15:35 PM is entered. 2011 5:15:35 PM is entered. 134 . the Test Results will display December 01. the Test Results will display 05:15 PM. Example 4 [DATEFORMAT: MMMM dd. 2011 05:15 PM.Wasp HC1 User Manual Example 3 [DATEFORMAT: hh:mm tt] If the value Dec 1. yyyy hh:mm tt] If the value Dec 1.

then the LEFT:3 will be applied to the result [RIGHT:3] ------> This command returns the last 3 characters from the input. tabs. then the RIGHT:3 will be applied to the result [RTRIM RIGHT:3] ------> same as above. but before it performs a TRIM on the input. but before it performs a LTRIM on the input. but before it performs a TRIM on the input. but before it performs a TRIM on the input. 33 of these are non-printable markers that define how spaces are handled by a scanner or printer (line breaks. then the LEFT:3 will be applied to the result [RTRIM LEFT:3] ------> same as above. then the MID:2. then the MID:2.3 will be applied to the result ASCII Special Character Codes ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) codes represent 128 characters.3 will be applied to the result [RTRIM MID:2. [LTRIM LEFT:3] ------> same as above. but before it performs a LTRIM on the input.).This command returns the first 3 characters from the input. but before it performs a LTRIM on the input. The formatting commands for removing spaces are provided below: • • • • • • • • • • • • [LEFT:3] . then the MID:2. You can use the "TRIM" function to remove unwanted spaces from the final output on your label.3] ------> same as above.3] ------> This command returns the substring starting at position 2 returning the next 3 chars that appear [LTRIM MID:2. but before it performs a RTRIM on the input.3] ------> same as above. Below is a table of the non-printable ASCII character codes and their associated definitions: Code Definition <SOH> Start of Header <STX> Start of Text <ETX> End of Text <EOT> End of Transmission <ENQ> Enquiry <ACK> Acknowledgment <BEL> Bell <BS> Backspace <TAB> Horizontal Tab 135 .Wasp HC1 User Manual Removing Unwanted Spaces from Data (TRIM Command) There may be instances where data source has spaces at the end or beginning of data. then the RIGHT:3 will be applied to the result [TRIM RIGHT:3] ------> same as above. then the LEFT:3 will be applied to the result [TRIM LEFT:3] ------> same as above.3 will be applied to the result [TRIM MID:2. then the RIGHT:3 will be applied to the result [MID:2. [LTRIM RIGHT:3] ------> same as above. but before it performs a RTRIM on the input. etc.3] ------> same as above. but before it performs a RTRIM on the input.

Wasp HC1 User Manual <LF> Line Feed <VT> Vertical Tab <FF> Form Feed <CR> Carriage Return <SO> Shift Out <SI> Shift In <DLE> Data Link Escape <DC1> Device Control 1 <DC2> Device Control 2 <DC3> Device Control 3 <DC4> Device Control 4 <NAK> Negative Acknowledgment <SYN> Synchronous Idle <ETB> End of Transmission Block <CAN> Cancel <EM> End of Medium <SUB> Substitute <ESC> Escape <FS> File Separator <GS> Group Separator <RS> Record Separator <US> Unit Separator <SP> Space <DEL> Delete The remaining codes represent printable characters such as the exclamation point (!). Upper and lower case alphabetic characters are also represented.).). etc. comma (. period (. 136 .

etc) from which inventory labels with barcodes are produced. You can then associate an object on your label. barcode. In either case. .csv file or other data source to your label project. Using a data source allows for the "automation" of your labels as Labeler will extract the data from the associated data source and use that as the content for your text field.Data Tab 4.1 Data Tab Overview In this topic: Select an External Data Source Sort the Data Source Content Filter the Data Source Content Join Tables Refresh Data Edit Connection Remove Connection The Data tab allows you to add a database. etc. Please refer to the topic Getting Started . spreadsheet. any ODBC compliant data source.Wasp HC1 User Manual Chapter 4 . Example . a delimited text file. 137 . Labeler can easily access the data from the external data source and apply it to the label. picture. Another example might be that a company needs to print mailing labels for their customers where the customer address information is stored in a spreadsheet. such as a text field or a barcode with the data source using the Properties > Contents box on the Design tab.When to Use an External Data Source Using an external database from which to draw data is useful if your company has inventory information stored in a database (Microsoft Access or Excel.Binding a Data Source to an Object for a step-by-step example of linking an object to an external source.

click on the desired data source type on the Data tab. Adding a data source here makes it available to bind to objects on the Design Tab.Wasp HC1 User Manual On the Data tab you can add one external data source and define which columns and rows you want to include. Select an External Data Source To create a connection to an external data source. Your options are: CSV File Access Database Excel Spreadsheet MSSQL ODBC Connection QuickBooks® Text File Wasp Data (this option allows you to create your own Wasp database) 138 .

5. a browser window will appear allowing you to navigate to your file.000.Comma Separated File screen will populate with the path and name of your data source in the File Name field. The Data Source . make sure the First Row is Column Headings checkbox is selected. After you select your file and click OK on the browser window. When you click Browse. 2.2 Connecting to a CSV File 1. 4. Enter the file name and location or click the Browse button to navigate to the file. the Data Source . The maximum rows included in your label defaults to 1. On the Data tab click the CSV option. 139 . If the first row of your file contains column headers.Comma Separated File screen appears: 3. You can enter a smaller or larger number as needed in the Max Rows field.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4.

Keep in mind that a very large number of rows may result in slower performance. You can now perform the following functions: Refresh the Data Edit the Connection Remove Connection Sort the Data Filter the Data Join two or more tables 140 . 6.Wasp HC1 User Manual Enter 0 (zero) to return all rows of data. If a connection is established. The data contained in the selected file will appear on the Data tab as shown in the example below: 8. Click Apply to add the connected file to your Labeler project. 7. the message shown below appears: Click OK on the Test Connection message to close it. Click Test Connection to make sure Labeler is able to successfully establish a connection to the selected file.

3 Connecting to a Microsoft Access Database 1.Microsoft Access screen appears: 3. 2.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. 141 . On the Data tab click the Access option. The Data Source . Click Browse to navigate to the Access database. After you make your selection the path will appear in the File Name field.

You can optionally change the Max Row count to return more rows from the database. You can click the Test Connection button to make sure you are connected to the database. Keep in mind that returning a large number of rows can result in slower performance Your data will appear on the Data tab.. If a connection is established. This is the same User Name and Password used when opening the database directly. enter your user name and password. Click Apply to select the database. You can now perform the following functions: Refresh the Data Edit the Connection Remove Connection Sort the Data Filter the Data Join two or more tables 142 . 6. If you have security setup on the database. the message shown below appears: Click OK on the Test Connection message to close it. 5.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4.

On the Data tab click the Excel option.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. The Data Source . Enter the file name and location or click the Browse button to navigate to the file. After you select your file and click OK on the browser window. make sure the First Row is Column Headings checkbox is selected. 4.4 Connecting to an Excel File 1.Microsoft Excel screen appears: 3.Text File (delimited) screen will populate with the path and name of your data source in the File Name field. When you click Browse. the Data Source . 143 . If the first row of your file contains column headers. 2. a browser window will appear allowing you to navigate to your file.

Wasp HC1 User Manual 5. Keep in mind that a very large number of rows may result in slower performance. Enter 0 (zero) to return all rows of data. 7.000. You can enter a smaller or larger number as needed in the Max Rows field. the message shown below appears: Click OK on the Test Connection message to close it. 6. The maximum rows included in your label defaults to 1. The data contained in the selected file will appear on the Data tab as shown in the example below: 8. You can now perform the following functions: Refresh the Data Edit the Connection Remove Connection Sort the Data Filter the Data Join two or more tables 144 . You can click the Test Connection button to make sure you are connected to the database. If a connection is established. Click Apply to add the connected file to your Labeler project.

You can click the Test Connection button to make sure you are connected to the server. 3. Select a database from the list. On the Data tab click the MSSQL option The Data Source . 4. Select the desired Server from the drop down. 145 .Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. select the Use Windows Authentication checkbox (default). Any SQL servers setup on your network will appear in the Server drop down menu. .Microsoft SQL Server screen appears: 2. A list of available databases appears in the Database field. enter your User Name and Password in the fields provided. If you want to use the SQL Server Authentication. If you have your SQL server setup to accept Windows Authentication.5 Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server 1.

Wasp HC1 User Manual 5. On the Data Source tab click the ODBC option. Click Apply to add the database to your label project. The Data Source . The Data tab will display the selected data.6 Data Source . 2. You can now perform the following functions: Refresh the Data Edit the Connection Remove Connection Sort the Data Filter the Data Join two or more tables 4.ODBC screen appears: 146 .ODBC Compliant Data Source 1. 6.

a. If you want to select a different driver. Click the Advanced Delimiter Options button if you want to edit which delimiters Labeler will use for the data. The Data Source Selection screen appears again displaying the data source you selected. These changes should only be attempted if you are an advanced user. Optional: You can specify and edit delimiters if needed.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. From here you can select a different data source and make changes to it or to the connection. The Change Data Source screen is a Microsoft screen. The ODBC Options screen appears: 147 . Click the ODBC Configuration button to configure the connection. The Change Data Source screen appears. The Connection Properties screen appears. click the Change button. 5. 4. The installed ODBC driver read from your system will appear in the Data Source field.

Brackets appear by default. c. enter commas here.ODBC screen. For instance. e. 1. Select the Use only when table or column contains: checkbox and accept the default entry or enter a new parameter in the text field. Enter the beginning and ending delimiter in the Begin and End fields. You can now perform the following functions: Refresh the Data Edit the Connection Remove Connection Sort the Data Filter the Data Join two or more tables 4. if the data in the ODBC data source is divided by commas. On the Data tab. d. Some ODBC drivers have difficulty handling square brackets [ ] in the query string.7 Connecting to QuickBooks® Note: Make sure you have QuickBooks® running before connecting. Click Apply to add the database to your label project. 7. click the QuickBooks® icon: 148 . The Data tab will display the selected data.Wasp HC1 User Manual b. Click OK to save your changes and return to the Data Source . 6. Click Reset to return the options to the default values.

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2. Select QuickBooks® from the Source Type drop down list, then click the OK button. The following Connecting to QuickBooks® message appears:

As indicated in the warning message, you may see a QuickBooks® message similar to the one shown on the screen after you close the Connecting to QuickBooks® message screen. Select the Don't show me this reminder again checkbox if you don't want this message to display each time you connect to QuickBooks®. 3. Click OK to close the Connecting to QuickBooks® message screen.

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4. If you see a QuickBooks® screen similar to the one indicated in the Connecting to QuickBooks® message, select one of the following options, then click OK Yes, Prompt each time Yes, Whenever this QuickBooks® company file is open Yes, Always: allow even if QuickBooks® is not running 5. A screen will appear showing all data from QuickBooks®. You can set up a filter to limit the data you bring into your Labeler file.

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4.8 Connecting to a Text File (delimited)
1. On the main Data Source tab click the Text option

2. The Data Source - Text File (delimited) screen appears:

3. Enter the file name and location or click the Browse button to navigate to the file. When you click Browse, a browser window will appear allowing you to navigate to your file. After you select your file and click OK on the browser window, the Data Source - Text File (delimited) screen will populate with the path and name of your data source in the File Name field.

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Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. Select the Delimiter from the drop down menu. 5. You can enter a smaller or larger number as needed in the Max Rows field. If the first row of your file contains column headers. 6. 153 . If a connection is established.000. If you select Other.. Keep in mind that a very large number of rows may result in slower performance. Enter 0 (zero) to return all rows of data. Options are: Comma (default) Semicolon Tab Space Other. The maximum rows included in your label defaults to 1. You can click the Test Connection button to make sure you are connected to the database. the message shown below appears: Click OK on the Test Connection message to close it. make sure the First Row is Column Headings checkbox is selected. 7. enter the delimiter in the text box to the right of the Delimiter field.

Click Apply to add the connected file to your Labeler project. The data contained in the selected file will appear on the Data tab as shown in the example below: 9. You can now perform the following functions: Refresh the Data Edit the Connection Remove Connection Sort the Data Filter the Data Join two or more tables 154 .Wasp HC1 User Manual 8.

1. On the main Data tab click the Wasp Data option.WDF) and provides the capability to create a single database table by entering the column and data. 2.9 Creating a Wasp Labeler Data Source Wasp Labeler provides the capability to creating a new data source from within the application. Use this option only when you want to create labels that will be composed of one or more variable fields for which you do not currently have an external data source.Wasp Data Source screen appears: 155 . The Data Source .Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. Labeler generates a Wasp Data File (extension .

Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. Click in the Column1 area and type in a new column header. 7. Two sample columns appear in the Create Column section. 156 . When you are ready to add a new column. Options are: String . Repeat steps 4 and 5. 5. select Click here to add new column. 4. A new Column and Type column will appear. Press TAB or click in the Type field and select the type of data that will be contained in this column. The New Wasp Labeler Data Source screen appears.This can be a combination of text and numbers. Date Number 6. Click in the Column2 field and repeat steps 4 and 5. Click Create New Wasp Data Source.

Wasp HC1 User Manual 8. The default Wasp Labeler Data Source name is DataSource1. You can tab from field to field to speed up data entry. 11. 10. you can now perform the following functions: Refresh the Data Edit the Connection Remove Connection Sort the Data Filter the Data 157 . When you have completed entering data. rename your database and save it. click the Save button. A browser window appears. Your data will appear in the Data tab. Any columns you have created will appear as column headings in the Enter Data section as shown in the example below: Click in a field and add data that corresponds to the column heading and type. After you have created your columns. 9. You can navigate to the location of your choice.WDF. If you connected to the file from the main Data Source tab. you are ready to add data to them.

Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. Sorting is a useful way to make sure your data prints in the order you want. When you click the header an arrow appears indicating if it is sorted ascending (up arrow) or descending (down arrow).10 Sorting Data Source Content After you have attached a data source to your project.1 Deleting Columns or Data From the Database: Highlight the row(s) you want to delete. Select multiple rows by pressing SHIFT + Click.10. you might want to print mailing labels in zip code order or conference badges alphabetically by participant name. For example. then click the Delete Selected button.9. An example of columns with a sort arrow displayed on a header is shown below: 158 . The first time you click a heading it will sort ascending. Press the CTRL + A keys on your keyboard to select all rows. There are two methods for sorting data: 4. you can sort the data on the Data tab. 4.1 Method 1: Sort Data Using Column Headers You can sort the data ascending or descending by clicking on the column heading in the Data tab.

2 Method 2: Sort Data Using the Sort Button Using the Sort button allows you to create and save multiple sort criteria. then alphabetically by employee name. For example. select the Sort button on the toolbar. On the Data tab. 1.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. you may want to sort alphabetically by Company. The Sort Criteria List screen appears: 159 .10. This is useful if you want to sort by multiple criteria.

Now a new pair of Column and Sorting Order drop down menus appear. The bottom of the screen shows a preview of your data with one of the sort criterion applied. 5. 160 . Repeat steps 4 and 5. To add a new criterion select the Add button at the bottom of the Sort Criteria List. You can only have one criterion set as active at a time. Select Ascending or Descending from the Sorting Order drop down menu. You can continue adding additional sort criteria as needed. Enter the name of your new Sort Criterion in the Sort Criteria Name field. Select the column you want to sort from the drop down menu. 7. In this example. 2. we have created a list that will be sorted first by Asset Tag. The Add Sort Criteria screen appears: 3. 4. then by UPC Code. The Column drop down menu lists all columns from the data source that you have selected to be included in your label project. You can add additional criteria to by clicking the Add Criteria button.Wasp HC1 User Manual The top of the screen displays all sort criteria you have already created along with their status (active or inactive). 6.

When you have an active sort applied to the data source contents.Wasp HC1 User Manual 8. Click Done on the Sort Criteria List to return to the Data Source tab. the name of the sort currently in use will appear in the contents preview window as shown below: 161 . then click the Set as Active button. When you click OK the Sort Criteria List screen appears displaying your changes: 10. 11. Check the Set as Active checkbox if you want the sort criteria you just created to be applied to your data. your data will now be sorted according to the set parameters. 9. To change which sort criteria is currently active. Click Clear to delete the criteria and start over. highlight a listing. Notice that if you have active sort criteria. Click OK to save your new criteria.

Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. For example. you can display only the item numbers that are out of stock (QTY=0).11. The Filter Criteria List screen appears: 162 . After you have selected a data source on the Data tab. 4. and quantity in stock.1 Creating a Filter 1.11 Filter the Data Source Content Filtering the data source content on the Data tab allows you to only the data that meets the criteria you specify. click the Filter button on the toolbar. descriptions. if the data source contains a list of item numbers.

The Filter Criteria screen appears: 3. Enter a name for the filter in the Filter Criteria Name field. An operator selection bar appears at the top of the screen. Leave the first filter as And. Click Add to create a new filter for the selected data source. Click in the middle of the bar to toggle between the And and Or operators.Wasp HC1 User Manual 2. 163 .

The preview window displays what rows would be returned for given parameters. Example: In the screen shot below the entered parameters are Asset Tag is equal to 2456. A new criterion bar appears: 5. Enter a value in the last field. Click the green + sign to add a criterion to this filter. This means that only rows in which the column Asset Tag equals the value 2456 will appear in the results. Select a column from the first drop down. 6. Select a parameter from the second drop down. The first drop down menu contains the columns from your data source. Options are: • • • • • • Is equal to Is not equal to Is less than Is less than or equal to Is greater than or equal to Is greater than 7.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. 164 .

The filter is not active until you click the Set as Active button. Click Save and Close to save the new filter and return to the Filter Criteria List. the preview window will continue to update to display what your results will look like with the filter applied. 8.Wasp HC1 User Manual You can add additional parameters as needed by clicking the green join icon. 9. This is to provide you with a preview of the filter results. The new filter will appear on the Filter Criteria List. Highlight the desired filter and click the Set as Active button to apply it to the database results. The Status will update to Active. 165 . As you add criteria. Notice that the database results on the Data Source tab update to the highlighted filter.

Wasp HC1 User Manual When you have an active filter applied to the data source contents. the name of the filter currently in use will appear in the contents preview window as shown below: 166 .

Click the Filter icon on the Data tab toolbar. The following warning message appears: 3. then click the Delete button.2 Deleting a Filter 1. 167 . The Filter Criteria List appears. Click Yes on the warning message to delete the filter. 2.11.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. Highlight the filter you want to delete.

you can select more than one table within a single data source.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. one containing the employee name and department ID code and another containing department ID codes and the corresponding department name. In order to use data from more than one table. for example. You might have two spreadsheets. one or more tables (or spreadsheets) can be selected for use with the label you are designing. Example . While you can't select more than one data source at a time for your label. Then you can select to include only the employee name from the first table and department name from the second table on your labels.When to Use the Join Tables Function Joining tables is useful if. you will need to join the tables by creating a link between them.12 Joining Tables After selecting a data source on the Data Source tab. you are creating an employee badge and want to include the employee and department. 168 . To join tables you will link two columns with common data. You can combine the two tables by creating a link between the department ID code column in the first spreadsheet with the department ID code in the second spreadsheet. then select which columns from each table you want to include on your label.

Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. click the Join button.1 Steps to Join Tables 1. The Join Tables screen appears: 169 .12. After selecting a data source on the Data tab.

. spreadsheet. click the Add button. 170 . spreadsheets. The Add Link screen appears: 3. On the Join Tables screen. All available tables. A list of columns in the selected table.csv or .Wasp HC1 User Manual 2. spreadsheet. will appear in the top preview pane. from the selected data source will appear here. On the Add Link screen select the table. etc. etc.txt file from which you want to create a link in the From Table drop down menu.

spreadsheet.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. A list of columns in the selected table. Select the column to which you want to create a link using the To Column drop down menu. to which you want to link using the To Table drop down menu. Select the column from which you want to create a link using the From Column drop down menu. 5. spreadsheet. Now select the table. etc. etc. 6. 171 . will appear in the bottom preview pane .

Your link will now appear in the List of Links window on the Join Tables screen. Click the Save button to create your link. spreadsheets. 8. will appear in the Properties > Select Columns to Use on Label window. 9. Select those columns you want to use on your label and deselect those you do not want to use on your label. 172 . The preview window will update with your column selections.Wasp HC1 User Manual 7. etc. All columns from both tables. Click Save on the Join Tables screen to return to the Data tab.

Labeler will establish a connection using the same parameters you initially entered. click the Refresh Data button on the toolbar. live connection to the file is not maintained.13 Refreshing Data Source Information When you establish a connection to a data source. Labeler will pull data from the data source using any filters and sorts you have created (except in the case of QuickBooks® connections . you will need to use the Edit Connection function. 173 . All data contained in the source file that meets any sorts/filters you have created in Labeler will be returned. Note: QuickBooks® users should be aware that clicking Refresh applies filters and sorts to the data that is already contained in the Labeler project. meaning that changes made within the source file after you create the Labeler connection will not be reflected in the Labeler project. a constant.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. Each time you click Refresh Data.see note below). the data contained within the selected file is added to your Wasp Labeler project and displayed on the Data Source tab. To update the data contained on the Data Source tab. You will not need to reenter a path or other connection information. This function is also useful if you have created sorts and filters and want to make sure they have been applied to the data contained in Labeler. use the Refresh Data function. To add new or edited information from the source file. While the path/connection information is retained. To pull new or edited data from the QuickBooks® source file. New/edited data is not pulled from the QuickBooks® source file.

then create a new connection. as long as they are the same time. but want to change to a different Excel file. you can use the Edit function to browse to the new file.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. you can use the Edit function to pull new/edited data from the existing QuickBooks® file. For QuickBooks® users. use the Remove function to delete the existing data from your project. To edit the connection to the external data source. You can also use this feature if you move the external data source to a new location.14 Editing the Data Source Connection The Edit Data Source Connection allows you to change from one external data source to another. click the Refresh Data button on the Data Source Tab toolbar. CSV File Access Database Excel File Microsoft SQL Server ODBS Compliant Data Source QuickBooks® Text File Wasp Labeler Data Source 174 . Keep in mind that any filters or sorts you have created for your existing external data source will be deleted. if you are connected to an Excel file. Follow the steps you used to connect to that data type to establish a connection with a different file of the same time. For example. If you want to switch to an entirely different type of external data source. The Connection screen specific to the type of file you are currently connected to will appear.

The Data tab will appear as shown below after the connection is removed. for example.15 Removing the Data Source Connection To completely break a connection with a data source and remove the data source's information from your project. All Joins. click the Remove Connection button. 175 . You will use this function if you want to delete the data source information and change your label to a static label (that does not use an external data source at all) or if you want to change to a different external data source type. On the Data Source tab.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. you will use the Edit Connection function. CSV to CSV or MSSQL to MSSQL. The warning message shown below appears: 2. use the Remove Connection function. 1. Filters and Sorts you have created for the current data source will be removed and the data source connection parameters (the path to a file/SQL settings. etc. Click Yes to continuing removing the connection. Note: If you want to change to a data source within the same type.) will be deleted from the project.

The Print tab consists of a toolbar containing function icons. Next or Last to scroll. select specific records from the data source to print. 176 . If your labels consist of multiple pages. a preview window that displays how your labels will look when printed and a Properties box containing print options.Print Tab 5. You can manually enter a page number.1 Print Tab Overview In this topic: Print Toolbar Function Descriptions Print Tab Properties Box Number of Copies Number of Labels Starting Label and Order Data Source Prompt at Print Time Function The Print tab provides a preview of how your printed labels will look. Prev. or click First. sort and filter which labels to print and enter the number of copies to print for each label.Wasp HC1 User Manual Chapter 5 . you can use the navigation buttons on the toolbar to scroll through the various pages. From the Print tab you can modify the Page Layout.

will be ignored.Wasp HC1 User Manual 5. any sort criteria already created and set as active on the Data Source tab will already be applied to the data.The Print icon accesses the standard Windows Print screen where you can select a printer and print your labels. You can CTRL + Click on records to select multiple. Any filters put on the data. You can also: • • • click Sort to access the Sort Criteria screen and apply an existing sort or create new sort criteria to the chosen records. non-adjacent records.Sort accesses the Sort Criteria List where you can create a new sort. Sort . Select Records Now . Click the center Magnifying Glass button to access the Find screen (shown below): 177 . Keep in mind that when the Sort function is accessed from the Print tab. Print .The Layout icon accesses the Page Setup screen where you can choose the label type/size. or SHIFT + Click to select multiple. other than those created from the Select Records Now screen. click Filter to access the Filter Criteria screen and apply an existing filter or create a new filter to the chosen records.Click the Select Records Now icon to select records to print. select a record(s) and click Print to print directly from the Select Records Now screen.1 Print Toolbar Function Descriptions Layout (Page Setup). adjacent records. The left Magnifying Glass icon takes you to the previous search entry and the right Magnifying Glass icon takes you to the next search entry.1.

4 labels for each record in the data source that you have selected to print will print if One full page is selected. Your options are: • One Full Page . 178 . For example. selected the Equal (=) controller and the Name column. then select a controller and the column in which you want to search.2 Print Tab Properties Box . Enter the text or number for which you want to search in the Find text box.Number of Labels The Number of Labels section allows you to select how many unique labels will be printed. here we have selected a page that contains 2 labels across and 2 labels down (2 x 2). This means Labeler will look for any text that equals Payroll Liabilities in the Name column. here we have entered Payroll Liabilities in the Find text box. If you are using an external data source. unique labels you want printed. 5. This means that 4 labels will print if One full page is selected. For example. The Number of Labels section controls the number of physical.The number of labels printed using this option will vary depending on the label type you selected on the Page Setup screen.Wasp HC1 User Manual The Find screen allows you to enter parameters to search for specific data.1. This should not be confused with copies of labels.

Enter the number of labels for each record you want to print in the text box.Specifying the Number of Labels and Copies Example 1: A label is setup with Numeric Serialization to produce a series of labels (1 through 500). If you enter 50 in the Number of Labels .Wasp HC1 User Manual • Specify .Specify box and 2 in the Number of Copies . This means that 10 labels for each record in your data source (if you are using one) will be printed. Enter 1 in the Specify field if you want one label for each record in the data source to print. Examples .Manual from User box. 179 . 2 copies each of the first 50 serialized labels will be printed. the first fifty serialized labels will be printed. If you enter 50 in the Specify box. resulting in 100 physical labels. In the example below a value of 10 is entered.

you can print labels that specify 1 of N with N being the number of boxes. and each item has a unique serial number. enter 1 in the Number of Labels . you will get 15 labels. you will end up with 30 labels printing. 3 records x 5 labels each = 15 x 2 copies = 30 labels. 3 records x 5 labels each = 15 labels. Example 3: If you are using an external data source and want one label for each record in your data source. This is especially useful if you are creating enumerated labels with serial numbers.Specify box.Manual from User box. 180 .Wasp HC1 User Manual Example 2: The label is pulling data from an external data source. If you have 3 records in the data source and you enter 5 in the Number of Labels Specify box. Now if you also enter 2 in the Number of Copies . If you have multiple boxes of the same item.

resulting in 100 physical labels. If you enter 50 in the Specify box. • Manual from User .Number of Copies The Number of Copies section allows you to enter how many copies of each unique label you want to print.Specifying the Number of Labels and Copies Example 1: A label is setup with Numeric Serialization to produce a series of labels (1 through 500).2 Print Tab Properties Box .The number of copies of each label is determined by the user entering a value in the Manual from User text field.Manual from User box.Wasp HC1 User Manual 5. 2 copies each of the first 50 serialized labels will be printed. Examples .1. the first fifty serialized labels will be printed. meaning one copy of each label. This field is always used to determine the number of copies if no objects are mapped to an external data source. The default value is 1.Specify box and 2 in the Number of Copies . If you enter 50 in the Number of Labels . 181 .

Example 3: If you are using an external data source and want one label for each record in your data source. 3 records x 5 labels each = 15 x 2 copies = 30 labels.Specify box. If you have multiple boxes of the same item. If you print: • With the As consecutive labels checkbox selected and 2 entered in the Manual from User field: 2 copies of the first label will print. enter 1 in the Number of Labels . you can print labels that specify 1 of N with N being the number of boxes. Now if you also enter 2 in the Number of Copies . If you have 3 records in the data source and you enter 5 in the Number of Labels Specify box. followed by 2 copies of the second label and 2 copies of the third label. As consecutive labels.Printing Copies as Consecutive Labels You have a label connected to an external data source containing 2 records.) Note: As consecutive labels is always selected if you have checked Dynamic from column in data source. you can select the As consecutive labels checkbox to indicate you want all copies printed together. Example . • 182 . and each item has a unique serial number. followed by the second copy of all labels. followed by all of a second copy.If you enter a value greater than 1 in the Manual from User text field. (Rather than all of one copy printing. • As consecutive labels .Manual from User box. 3 records x 5 labels each = 15 labels. you will get 15 labels. one after the other. This is especially useful if you are creating enumerated labels with serial numbers. With the As consecutive labels checkbox unchecked and 2 entered in the Manual from User field: One copy of all labels will print.Wasp HC1 User Manual Example 2: The label is pulling data from an external data source. you will end up with 30 labels printing.

The Dynamic from Column in Data Source screen appears: This screen displays the first few rows of the data source associated with this label file. The associated column must contain a numeric value. Click the Select button. Each record can have a different number of copies specified in this column. for example. Example . 1.the quantity column of an inventory database could be used for printing item labels.Wasp HC1 User Manual • Dynamic from column in data source . You might find that data already existing within an External Data Source is ideal for controlling the number of copies to print of each label . Select the Dynamic from column in data source checkbox. Steps for Using the Dynamic from Column Option Note: You should already have an external data source setup for your label via the Data tab and bound to at least one object.Using the Dynamic from Column Option An Excel spreadsheet containing data columns mapped to multiple label objects could be modified to include an additional column in which the user specifies the number of copies Labeler is to print for each record. The number of copies for the labels will be determined by an associated column in the external data source. 2. 183 .Select this option if you want to control the number of copies on a label-by-label basis.

6. in the Substitute the value with field. Select the column from which you want to pull the number of copies from the Column drop down menu (the column must be numeric). enter the number of copies to print if rows of the selected column are blank or contain non-numeric values. you can limit the maximum number of copies to a specified amount.this is the number you entered in the Substitute the value with field. 5.Wasp HC1 User Manual 3. Finally. 4.this option means no labels will be printed if the value equals zero. Next. The next section applies if the value is equal to zero. Click OK on the Dynamic from Column in Data Source when you are finished entering information. Labels will not be printed over this amount even if the number in the associated column is greater. 7. Use the substitution value from above . You can select to: Print no copies for the record . The default is 999. 184 .

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5.1.3 Print Tab Properties Box - Starting Label and Order
• Beginning Label - This option allows you to select where on the page of labels you want to start printing. This is a useful feature if you want to continue printing on a partially printed label sheet. To use this feature: 1. Click the Select button next to the Beginning Label field. The Select Beginning Label field appears.

The preview pane shows how many labels are on the page (as per the label format you selected on the Page Setup screen). 2. Click on the label in the preview pane where you want to start printing. Or, you can enter the Row and Column number in the Label fields. 3. Click OK when you are done making your selection. The Print Preview pane on the Print tab will update to reflect your selection. • Order - You can use this feature to tell Labeler in what order to print the labels on the page. Your options are: Across, then down - this tells the printer to start at the left side of the page, print across, then go down one row and across. Down, then across - this tells the printer to print all the way down the column on a page, then across to the next column and down.

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5.1.4 Print Tab Properties Box - Data Source
The Data Source section allows you to limit the number of rows contained in this print job. This section contains two options: Max Rows - If your data source contains many rows, you can set how many you want to print at a time by entering a value in the Max Rows field. The default value is 50. Prompt for Filter Values - If you want to be prompted to enter filter values.

5.1.5 Print Tab Properties Box - Print Summary
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Number of labels - Indicates the number of unique, physical labels. Number of copies - Indicates the number of copies of each label. Total pages to print - The total number of label pages that will print. Total labels to print - The Number of Labels x Number of Copies. This is the total number of labels that will print based on your settings. Current Printer - The printer you currently have selected for label printing. You can change this by clicking the Print button and selecting a different printer. Print Page Size - The size of the label page you selected on the Page Setup screen (via the Layout icon).

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In this topic: Access and Use the Page Setup Screen Create a Custom Layout Copy a Layout Delete a Layout The Page Setup screen allows you to specify label placement on the page and the page size. You can choose a custom layout or use one of the predefined Avery label templates. Wasp Labeler contains a predefined set of Avery label templates. The available predefined families of templates are: • Avery Dot Matrix • Avery Ink Jet • Avery Laser • One Up Labels • W - 300/305 • E - 600/606

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5.2.1 Access and Use the Page Setup Screen
1. On the Design tab, select Layout. Or, on the Print tab, select Layout.

The Page Setup screen appears:

2. On the Page Setup screen, select the label you want to create from the Family and type drop down menus. You can choose Custom Layout or one of the Predefined Label Layouts. 3. Click Done on the Page Setup screen.

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189 .Wasp HC1 User Manual 5. If you want to use the settings in Type A. By default. click Done. Label Size. The New Layout screen appears. 4. proceed to Step C. If you do not want to use the settings in Type A. Select the Type of label from the Type drop down menu. Click New.2 Create a Custom Layout 1. Select Custom from the Family drop down menu. 2. Enter a name for your new layout type and click OK. Type A is selected (this is the only predefined custom type). Notice that as you enter new data into these fields the preview display on the right updates to reflect your changes. 3.2. Now the fields on the Page Setup screen are enabled allowing you to enter custom Number of Labels. You have completed your selection on the Page Setup screen. Page Margins and Space Between Labels.

190 . 2. Enter a name for your new layout type and click OK. Notice that as you enter new data into these fields the preview display on the right updates to reflect your changes.2. The New Layout screen appears.3 Copy a Layout 1. Select Rounded Borders if the labels have rounded borders. 7. Now the fields on the Page Setup screen are enabled allowing you to enter custom Number of Labels. Select the layout you would like to copy from the Family and Type drop down lists. Uncheck this checkbox for square borders. If you do not want changes made to your custom layout select the Lock Edits checkbox. Click Save to save your new layout template. Label Size. 5. 6. 3. Page Margins and Space Between Labels.Wasp HC1 User Manual 5. Click Copy.

If you do not want changes made to your custom layout select the Lock Edits checkbox. Select Rounded Borders if the labels have rounded borders.Wasp HC1 User Manual 4. 5. Click Save to save your new layout template. 6. 191 . Uncheck this checkbox for square borders.

Click Yes to delete the layout.4 Delete a Layout 1.2. Click Delete. 192 .Wasp HC1 User Manual 5. 2. The Warning screen appears. 3. Click No to cancel the delete process. Select the layout you would like to delete from the Family and Type drop down lists.

. then click the Register button.Wasp HC1 User Manual Chapter 6 .Activating Wasp Labeler In this topic: Activating Wasp Labeler Updating Your License You can run Wasp Labeler in "Demo" mode for 30 days. please contact the Sales department at [email protected] Wasp Labeler will cease to function if an Activation Code has been entered within 30 days of product installation. If you would like to extend the trial period beyond thirty days. click the Activate Labeler icon. On the File tab. The Activate Labeler screen appears. Type in the activation code. 6. 193 . 2. an icon will appear on the File tab toolbar allowing you to enter an activation key.1 Steps to Activate Wasp Labeler: 1.com. During that time.

Enter your Registration information. Click OK on the Activate Labeler screen. 3. Note: If you want to register your product later. 194 . click OK on the Activate Labeler screen after entering your Activation Code. the Activate Labeler icon changes to Update License. A Success screen appears: Click OK on the Success message screen. After activation.Wasp HC1 User Manual The Registering Products page from the Wasp Barcode Technologies website appears. 4.

You can also click the Register button to register your product if you did not do so at activation. 3.2 Updating Your License: 1. 195 . Type in the new activation code. The Update License screen appears. (After product activation) On the File tab. then click the OK button. 2.Wasp HC1 User Manual 6. click the Update License icon.

Enter your Registration information.Wasp HC1 User Manual The Registering Products page from the Wasp Barcode Technologies website appears. 4. 196 .

(Same as "-h" and "-help".Wasp HC1 User Manual Chapter 7 . (Same as "-?" and "-help".exe C:\temp\LABfilename. You must specify the directory where the Wasp Labeler application was originally loaded and the appropriate directory and filename of the LAB file to be opened. A small utility called sleep.lab C:\temp\file2.exe C:\temp\LABfilename.) Displays a command line help window.exe (i..\Labeler\Wlab32.) Launches the application in quiet mode (i..exe C:\temp\file1...lab -p -l 10 -u C:\...exe C:\temp\LABfilename.\Labeler\sleep 10 C:\.) Prints 'm' copies (optional.exe C:\temp\LABfilename.\Labeler\Wlab32... (Same as "-?" and "-h".lab -u 197 .) Displays a command line help window.\Labeler\Wlab32.exe -? Note: In Windows 98 and Me..lab C:\temp\file2.lab -p -c 6 -u C:\. does not show the Welcome screen on startup.\Labeler\Wlab32. default=1).Running Labeler from a Command Line 7..\Labeler folder which can be used to delay execution of statements following any call to wlab32.1 Application Execution The Wasp Labeler application can be executed from the command line (i..) Prints 'n' labels (optional.. Syntax Wlab32[.lab -p -c 6 -u C:\. Run Command).lab -u C:\. (Note: '-p' parameter required. the command interpreter will not wait for Labeler to exit before executing the next command in a batch file.exe C:\temp\file1.. Multiple files can be opened using a single command. does not show ‘Objects outside label border’ warning message) Displays a command line help window.\Labeler\Wlab32....) Unloads the running Wlab32. closes the application) Example: C:\.\Labeler\Wlab32..exe C:\temp\LABfilename.\Labeler\Wlab32.. default=1).exe] [path/filename] [-p] [-l n] [-c m] [-q] [-h] [-?] [-help] Parameters Description Parameter -p -l n -c m -q -h -? -help -u Description Opens the specified LAB file and prints it. (Note: Only one file can be printed from the command line at a time.e....lab -p -u C:\. It uses one argument.\Labeler\sleep 10 C:\.e.e..exe C:\temp\LABfilename.lab -p -l 10 -u C:\.lab -p -u C:\. a numeric value that specifies the number of seconds to wait..exe..\Labeler\Wlab32. For example: C:\.\Labeler\sleep 10 C:\..exe can be found in the .\Labeler\Wlab32. (Note: '-p' parameter required.

198 . The serial number assigned to this product appears here as well. On the File tab. The About screen appears: 2. click the About icon. 8. Click OK to close the About screen.1 Using/Viewing the About Screen 1.About Screen The About screen allows you to view program version and license details.Wasp HC1 User Manual Chapter 8 .

.................................................. 158 Data Source .. 141 Data Source .....User Defined List ................................................... 112 Data Source ................................................Label Design Tab .....................158 199 CSV File ...................................................................... 109 Alphabetical Serialization ...........Text Box ..... ..........................................Export Barcode as ..............................63 A About Screen................................. 109 Another Object ......................................................................... 146 Data Source .................Example Creating Static ................. 120 Criteria ................................ 143 Data Source ..........Refresh..................................Filter.....................................................................................Database .... 141 Database ............... 5 Digit Placeholder .................. 139 Connecting to QuickBooks®.................. 59 Dynamic from Column in Data Source.Binding Example...................................Adding to Label.................. 101 Data Source ..........Filter .............. 187 Example .......Activation ............. 120 Data Sources .......Sorting ............................... 193 Add New Filter .............. 118 Data Source ... 162 Add Sort Criteria Screen ........... 52 Expression ..... 162 Design Window ............................................................................ 51 Excel........................................................................... 137 External Data Source .................................Export as Image .................................................................. 193 Activation Code .......................................ico ..........Concatenating.........................................................................Wasp HC1 User Manual Index ....162 Creating a Static Label ..Resizing...... 112 Arrange Objects ... 37.....................Excel ............ 137 Database .......... 14 Example ...ODBC............ 193 Columns ..........................................198 Access Database ....54 Bring to Front............. 20 Data Source .... 148 Connection Properties ..Binding a Data Source to an Object20 Example ..........63 ..............................................54 B Barcode .. 112 Binding to a Database ........ 143 Excel .14 Creating New Wasp Labeler Data Source .................................................................. 54 D Data ............. 145 Connecting to CSV File ..................53 Code .............................70 Bind Time/Date to Object ..................Multiple ................................70 Copies ........................ 176 E Editing Layout Templates ..CSV File .................................Adding ...... 173 Data Source ........Connecting To .......Adding to a Label ........................................................54 Create Filter ................ 139 Concatenating Data ........................................................................................................................ 124 Deleting a Filter ............................ 143 Export ...51 Close Wasp Labeler .......................Prompt at Print................................................ 37 Example Static Label ............. 155 Data Source ....Sorting ................................................................. 139 Data Source ..... 124 Drawing Object ..........................................................51 Close a label ..............Connecting to .................. 111 Database ...........Sorting..................Access ...................... 162 Data ............. 113 Data Sources .........Creating New Labeler Data Source........... 120 Connecting to a SQL Database.....Adding to Label ............................................ 124 Date/Time .......162 Criteria ..........Access ........gif ..................................63 .......... 143 External Data Source .............................................................................. 139 Cut...................................14 Barcode ............Another Object..........................Excel File .. 108 Bind to Another Object..........Filter ...................... 176 Copy ................Barcode as Image....................... 148 Data Source ........... 111 Data Source ........ 108 Decimal Placeholder ..............Sort ..Format ........ 111 BMP .............................................jpg .......................................................................52 Barcode Properties Box .....................52 Box ...................................................................................Determining when printing .......................................................54 C Character Formatting ................... 120 Data Tab Overview .................................................. 155 Creating Substrings ... 124 Check for updates .. 14 Example Templates ........................................ 141 Activating Labeler ............................................54 Alpha Serial Preview Screen..................................59 Bring Forward ................................ 158 F File Tab.................... 141 Content Tab .... 158 Adding Layout Templates ....... 124 External Data Source . 162 Date Formatting .................................................................................. 51 Fill Color .......................Adding to label ......................51 Close ...................QuickBooks® .... 54 Example Labels ................... 158 Comma Separated File ......Binding to............................................................................................Creating a Static Label ......... 59 ......... 187 Align Objects ..........

.................Supported Formats ..........................................63 Graphics ...................................... 52 Preview .....................................................................................51 Label ...................................... 124 PNG ................. 124 Reset Layout........................................................................................Creating a Static Label .................Drawing Objects . 187 Paste ..70 Format Date .......Export Barcode as ................... 173 Register your product ........................... 118 Object Source .Hide/Show .................Open an existing .........Prompt at Print........................124 M Main Screen ................. 187 Layout Templates .......................... 109 ODBC ...................... 63 Picture ............ 155 New Label.........New ..........................................................14 Getting Started ..................................................................... 176 Prompt at Print .............................................................20 Getting Started .... 54 RTRIM .............Text Box ........Deleting ................... 120 N New Data Source ... 155 Labels ....... 146 Open............................124 G Getting Started ...............................................................................................................................Adding to Label ............. 124 Ruler ..................................Export Barcode as ................................................ 118 Print Tab ............................... 124 Picture .....................................................................................51 Label ......... 143 Microsoft SQL Server .....................Saving .......... 176 O Object ............... 63 Pictures ..................59 Format Barcode.... 109 Print ......................... 59 Redo Action .................. 54 Reset Zoom ............. 112 Object .......................5 200 Microsoft Excel ...Connecting .............51 Label ......User Defined ......................................Resize.......................................... 124 Format Expression .Printing .. 54 Placeholders ....................................Creating a Static ....................37 Layout Options .................95 H Hide/Show Properties Box ....Example Static Label...........................Templates ............................................................... 54 Refresh Data..... 162 Filter Criteria List ...............................Examples ................................... 118 Properties ........................................... 187 Labeler .............close ............................... 70 Properties Box .......176 Fore Color ...................... 193 Line ..................................52 Insert Menu ...........Serial Alpha .................... 5 Rotate Object ..............Barcode ............................................................................................... 59 Object Data Source ........................Defining for Text Box ............. 5 Q QuickBooks® .... 187 Page Setup Screen ...... 51 ............................................................................Serial Alpha ..Wasp HC1 User Manual Filter . 187 Layout Templates .........................51 Label Design Tab ................................................................................................................Bind Time/Date to .....................52 Graphic ............................................................................... 148 R Rectangle ........................ 193 Removing Unwanted Spaces ........ 162 Filtering Data .......................................... 118 L Label ............. 51 Outline Width ..... 124 Multiple Data Sources ...........................Export Barcode as .................Bind to Another ...................... 54 Resize Picture......................Binding a Data Source to an Object ........Adding to a Label .........52 K Keyboard Entry Screen .........................................Export Barcode as ......... 5 MTRIM ..................Connecting to .........59 List ............ 155 Labeler ............................. 54 Percentage Placeholder ..... 124 Format Time ........................Prompt At ........Adding ..................... 124 Formatting .... 101 Properties ..................................................................................... 162 Find Screen .....................95 GS1-14 Properties ...Adding to Label .....................Supported Formats....... 59 P Page Layout...........59 Line Width ..............Navigating the Main Screen ............Creating New Data Source....................... 54 S Save ..................New Data Source Creating.......... 187 License ..........54 GS1 Limited Properties ........................................ 113 LTRIM ..........5 I Image ........... 168 JPG .............................................. 145 Minimizing the screen .Overview.Editing ......................................... 51 Open an exising label............Adding to a Label .................................. 108 Object .................. 63 Resizing the screen.....................................37 Labels ............................. 124 Number of Labels .............5 GIF ..............................................................................................................14 Getting Started ...................54 Label Design Tab Example ...Update ...................................................................... 51 Number Formatting ..................................Connecting to .........54 J Joining Tables ....................................................14 Label .............54 Label Stock Templates ........................................................ 176 Printing Labels ................................................... 176 Labels ...................................................................................................................................... 101 Properties Box .......................................................................................54 Layout Templates ....................

......... 187 Text Box ......... 108 TRIM................................. 176 Send Backward ............................................................... 52 Time Formatting ............... 101 Text Box ..... 158 Source .Closing.............................................................. 158 Sorting Data Content ......................Adding to a Label .................................Layout ...................................Minimizing ...................... 198 Serialization Alpha................................ 109 Sort ............................... 109 Serialization Preview Screen ............51 Save and Exit Screen ...................... 155 WMP ...................................Export Barcode as ............. 137 Tab .........................................158 Sort Criteria ...........Checking for... 198 View Menu .............................................................. 124 U Undo Last Action.............................. 54 201 .....................................53 Save As .......................................................... 53 Updates ..................................................................................59 Static Label ....54 Spaces .................................................Wasp HC1 User Manual Save All ........................... 51 User Defined List .........Examples....................................................................Data .....14 String .................. 120 Substrings ..................70 Substring Properties ..Removing Unwanted..........Entering Static Data ............................................ 124 Time/Date .............................................................158 Sort Columns........................................................ 124 SQL Database ................................ 113 V Version Number ............................................................... 54 Units/Ruler .........145 Square ........... 145 SQL Server ................. 51 Templates ....................................158 Sort Criteria List ..........................................................54 Serial Number . 168 Templates .....................................................................................................................................Properties .176 Select Records Now ............Object Serial Alpha.................................................................................................................120 T Tab .......................... 54 Tables .................................................................................................Example ........... 120 String Builder......120 String ..Create ........................ 120 String Formatting ............ 54 Unsaved Labels ...........................5 Search..........Creating New ........................... 54 W Wasp Labeler Data Source . 124 Strings .................................Joining................................................. 54 Zoom Out..............................Label Design ............................................. 109 Space Objects ..............................................Export Barcode as ................................................ 101 TIFF .....54 Send to Back .............51 Screen ....................................... 54 Zoom Percentage ..................................................... 52 Z Zoom In ......................................................