LabelMark 5 Manual

Program Installation
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Program Installation
The LabelMark 5.0 program is installed from the DVD provided with your software
package.
To install the LabelMark 5.0 program from the DVD:
1. Insert the DVD into your computer’s DVD drive.
The installation program automatically launches.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
If you purchase the LabelMark 5.0 program electronically, an e-mail is sent to you
providing the program files, license information/serial numbers, and installation
instructions. Follow these instructions for proper installation of LabelMark 5.0
NOTE
You must update your printer drivers for proper printing.
Register Your Program
Register your program on-line at www.bradycorp.com/register.
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LabelMark 5.0 Quick Start Guide
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Program Start-Up
Program Start-Up
To start the LabelMark 5.0 program:
1. On the Windows Desktop, click the Start button.
2. Choose Programs>Brady>LabelMark.
OR
If a desktop icon has been created, double click the icon.
3. On the Create New/Open screen, select a part number, then click OK.
Figure 1. Create New/Open Screen
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Application Window
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Application Window
Figure 2. Workspace window
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Application Window
Window Elements
Window Element
Description
Menu
Menus provide functions or commands available in the
LabelMark program.
Toolbar
Collection of menu shortcuts displayed on buttons. The toolbar
contains standard Windows application commands and
commands specific to the LabelMark software, enabling you to
process label-making tasks.
Status Bar
Located at the bottom of the workspace window, the status bar
displays relevant information about the label and media on which
you are working. The status bar contains the selected label part
number and total number of labels in the current file.
Workspace
The main area of the screen that displays the label file on which
you are working as well as other LabelMark functionality, such as
managing custom parts, schemes, and favorites.
Properties Window
Located on the right side of the Workspace window, the
properties window contains formatting functions for the label
element on which you are working.
Document tabs
Display the names of open files or functionality screens. If a file
is new and has not yet been saved, the unsaved file is identified
as “Untitled.”
Zoom Button Control
Available for editing labels, templates, or custom parts, the Zoom
feature enables you to zoom in or out on a label document by
dragging the button left or right. The zoom percentages range
from 25% to 800%.
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Toolbars
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Toolbars
Standard
Button
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Function
Button
Function
Create a new label file,
template, or job.
Open a previously saved
label file, template, or
job.
Save a label file,
template, or job.
Display information about
printers currently
available to LabelMark.
Send label file or
template to the printer.
Preview label file or
template before it is
printed.
Removes an element
from a label for
placement on another
label or different area of
the same label.
Duplicates elements on a
label.
Paste cut or copied
elements on different
labels, or different areas
on the same label.
Undo the last action,
returning the label/
document to the previous
state before the action
was taken.
Redo the last action,
returning the label/
document to the state
before the Undo action
was taken.
Permanently delete
elements from a label, or
a label from a label file.
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Toolbars
Format
Button
Function
Button
Function
Select a different font
(typeface) and/or font
size for a text element.
Font attributes used to
apply Bold, Italics, or
Underline to text
elements.
Horizontal Justification
used to justify text (left,
center, right) within the
text element’s
boundaries
Vertical Text Alignment
used to vertically align
elements on a label to
each other (top, middle,
bottom).
Horizontal Text
Alignment used to
horizontally align
elements on a label to
each other (left, center,
right).
Rotation
Rotates elements on a
label, left or right, 90
degrees at a time.
Center Objects Vertical/
Horizontal centers
elements vertically or
horizontally to the label
boundaries.
Brint to Front/Send to
Back rearranges
overlapping elements to
allow visibility of all layers
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Toolbars
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Action
Button
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Function
Button
Function
Selection tool
Selects elements on a
label, placing handles
around the element to
indicate it is selected.
Text tool
Used to enter text on a
label. (If “Allow Graphical
Label Design” is not
turned on, label will
automatically be in text
mode.)
Image tool
Used to insert a graphic
onto the label. (“Allow
Graphical Label Design”
must be turned on.)
Barcode tool
Used to insert a barcode
onto the label. (“Allow
Graphical Label Design”
must be turned on.)
Line tool
Used to draw a
horizontal, vertical, or
diagonal line on the label.
(“Allow Graphical Label
Design” must be turned
on.)
Rectangle tool
Used to draw a square or
rectangle on the label.
(“Allow Graphical Label
Design” must be turned
on.)
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Navigation
Navigation
Mouse
Function
Button Action
Description
Select
Left Click
Selects a label element or the label itself.
Context Menu
Right Click
Displays the applicable context menu for the
selected element or label.
Multi-Select Noncontiguous Items
CTRL + Left Click
Used to select one or more non-contiguous
elements or labels. (Non-contiguous refers to
elements or labels that are not next to each
other.)
Multi-Select
Contiguous Items
SHIFT + Left Click
Used to select a range of contiguous labels.
(Contiguous refers to labels next to each
other.) This function does not apply to
elements.
Drag and Drop/
Move
Left Button Drag
Moves a selected label element within a
label.
Resizes the element if the mouse is
positioned on one of the handles of the
selected element.
Lasso
Left Button Drag
Selects multiple items if the mouse is NOT
positioned on any selected item. (See
“Selecting Multiple Elements” on page 32 of
the User’s Manual for more information.)
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Navigation
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Cursor Movement
Function
Key
Description
Move Next
Moves to the next label in a file.
Move Previous
Moves to the previus label in a file.
Scroll Up
In a multi-label file, scrolls one label row
up.
Scroll Down
In a multi-label file, scrolls one label row
down.
First
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Last
• Moves to the last label in the file.
• In Text Element, moves to the end
of the line of text.
Move Up
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Move Down
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Moves to the first label in the file.
In Text Element, moves to the
beginning of the line of text.
If a label is selected in a multi-label
file, moves to the label above.
If on a label element, selects the
element above the current element.
If on the last element, moves to the
label above, selecting the bottom
element on that label.
If a label is selected in a multi-label
file, moves to the label below.
If on a label element, selects the
element below the current element.
If on the last element, moves to the
label below, selecting the top
element on that label.
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Navigation
Function
Key
Description
Move Left
•
If a label is selected in a multi-label
file, moves to the label on the left.
• If on a label element, selects the
element to the left of the current
selected element.
• If on the top left element, moves to
the label on the left, selecting the
right-most element on that label.
Move Right
•
If a label is selected in a multi-label
file, moves to the label on the right.
• If on a label element, selects the
element to the right of the current
selected element.
• If on the right-most element, moves
to the label on the right, selecting
the left-most element on that label.
Nudge Element Up
Nudges a selected element up by one
grid unit.
Nudge Element
Down
Nudges a selected element down by one
grid unit.
Nudge Element Left
Nudges a selected element left by one
grid unit.
Nudge Element Right
Nudges a selected element right by one
grid unit.
Go To
Invokes the GO TO Label dialog box, to
go to a specific label.
Find
Invokes the Find dialog box, to search
for specific text in a label file.
Find Next
Finds the next occurrence of the
searched for text.
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Navigation
Function
Key
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Description
Find and Replace
Invokes the Find and Replace dialog box
to replace searched-for text with different
text.
Select All Elements
Selects all elements on a label.
Select All Labels
Selects all labels in the label file.
Cancel Current
Action
Cancels the current action, which
includes canceling a context menu or a
dialog box.
Clipboard Copy
Copies selected elements or labels and
places the duplicates on the clipboard.
Clipboard Cut
Removes selected elements or labels
from the Editor and places them on the
clipboard. This action(s) supports undo/
redo.
Clipboard Paste
Pastes the contents from the clipboard
onto a selected label. This action(s)
supports undo/redo.
Undo
Undo the last action. Puts the element or
label back to the state it was in before
the last action was taken.
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Navigation
Function
Key
Description
Redo
Redo the previous action that was
“undone.” Puts the element or label back
to the state it was in before Undo was
inacted.
Command Multiplier
Invokes the Command Multiplier dialog
box. Copies objects or the contents of
entire labels and pastes the items
multiple times, according to your
specifications. (See “Data Bound
(Linked) Objects” on page 70 of the
User’s Manual for more information.)
Label Navigation
When in single label view, use the
Label Navigation buttons on the
right side of the Status Bar to
access specific labels.
To go to the a specific label in the file:
1. Highlight the current number in the Label Navigation numbered field.
2. Enter the number of the label you want to go to.
3. Press [Enter].
To move to the next or previous label:
1. Click Next
or Previous
.
To move to the last or first label in the file:
2. Click Last
or First
.
Quick Zoom
A Zoom control scale displays in the lower right
corner of the Status Bar. To quickly change the zoom
percentage of the label file:
1. Drag the zoom control button to the right of the
scale to increase the size.
2. Drag the zoom control button to the left of the scale to decrease the size.
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Add Text
To add text to a label (with “Allow Graphic Label Design” turned on):
1. Click on the label where text should be added.
2. Click the Text button
on the Action toolbar.
The mouse pointer becomes an I-beam, indicating that text can be entered.
3. Click the mouse where the text should be placed.
4. Enter the text.
A border displays around the text as it is being entered. This border represents the text
line.
5. When finished entering the text, click anywhere on the screen to remove the typing line
borders.
NOTE
When an element is selected (i.e., displaying handles or typing line
border), the element’s properties display. Use the properties box to reformat the element.
Edit Text Element
To add or delete text from the text element:
1. Double click the text element to access the text string.
The text line border re-displays and the cursor blinks at the beginning of the text string.
To add text to the text string:
2. Click the mouse in the text string where the text should be added.
3. Enter the text.
To delete characters, after accessing the text string:
4. Click the mouse to the left or right of what you want to delete.
5. Press the [DELETE] key to delete characters to the right of the cursor; press
[BACKSPACE] to delete characters to the left of the cursor.
To exit the text string:
6. Click anywhere on the label.
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Add an Image
Add an Image
To add an image to a label:
1. Click the image button
on the Action toolbar.
The mouse displays as a cross (
©).
2. Drag the image mouse icon to draw a frame in which the image will display.
3. From the Open dialog box that displays, browse the directories to find the image you
want to use.
4. In the list of images, click the image you want to use, then click Open.
The image fills the frame you drew.
Resize Image
When the image is placed in the frame, a series of “handles” display around the framed
image.
1. Position the mouse on one of the handles.
2. Drag the mouse to enlarge or shrink the image. (Dragging toward the image shrinks the
image; dragging away from the image enlarges it.)
Move the Image
To move the image to another location:
1. Click the image to display the handles.
2. With the mouse inside the image boundaries (NOT on any handle), drag the image to
the new location. The mouse will display as a cross
when it is inside the image.
3. To remove the handles from the image, click anywhere on the screen.
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Print a File
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Print a File
To print a label file, from anywhere in the file:
1. Click Print
.
This displays the Print dialog box, where you can change the printer, select specific labels
to print, or indicate a number of copies to print.
2. Click Print
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Save a File
Save a File
To save a file for future use, with the label file on the screen:
1. Click the Save
icon.
2. Using normal Windows procedures, determine in which directory you want to save the
file.
3. In the File name: field, enter the name under which you want to save the label file.
4. Click Save.
If the name already exists, a message displays asking if you want to overwrite the
previous file with that name.
5. To overwrite, click Yes.
OR
Click No to remove the message from the screen and return to the file name entry box
6. To enter a different file name or choose a different directory, repeat Steps 2 through 4
above.
When the file is saved, you are returned to the Editor with the saved file still being
displayed
To remove the saved file from the screen:
7. Click the X on the Label Name tab.
OR
Choose File>Close Active Tab.
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