Casio DISC TITLE PRINER User`s guide

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DISC TITLE PRINTER
Application Version 3.03
For Windows®
User’s Guide
• We recommend that you print on a disc* before you record anything on it. Printing on a
disc that already has data recorded on it can cause the data to become corrupted.
• Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. shall not be held liable for any loss or
corruption of data on discs arising through the use of this printer.
* CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc.
Please keep this User’s Guide and all information handy for future reference.
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Read This First!
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laws.
• The contents of the manual are subject to change without notice.
• The DISC TITLE PRINTER application is an application designed to
run under Windows XP, 2000 Professional, Me, 98SE or 98.
• The application may not be able to run correctly on certain system
hardware and software configurations.
• See the “CW-E60 User’s Guide” sheet for information about minimum
computer system requirements.
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• Be sure to read this manual carefully before attempting to use the product for
the first time.
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Contents
About the Bundled CD-ROM ................................................ 3
Handling Precautions ........................................................ 3
Storage Precautions ......................................................... 3
Using this Manual ................................................................. 4
Button Operations ............................................................. 4
How to use this Manual ........................................................ 5
Features ................................................................................. 6
Useful Text Input Functions ............................................... 30
Saving Label Data ............................................................... 31
Opening a Label Data File .................................................. 32
Creating a Data Index File .................................................. 33
Configuring Layout Settings .............................................. 34
To configure layout settings ............................................. 34
Configuring Text Layout Settings ..................................... 35
Configuring Font Settings .................................................. 37
Inserting an Image into a Label ......................................... 39
To input an image from a file ........................................... 39
Capturing a PC Screen Image ........................................ 39
Controlling the Aspect Ratio of an Image ....................... 41
About color images... ...................................................... 42
Label Making Overview
Label Creation Basics......................................................... 10
To create a label .............................................................. 10
To print a label ................................................................. 14
To save label data ........................................................... 17
To quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application ................ 17
Label Making with Preset Templates
Original Label Making
Creating an Original Label Layout ..................................... 44
Free Text Label Template Main Window .......................... 45
Free Design Label Template Main Window ..................... 45
Free Design and Free Text Template Main Windows ...... 46
Toolbars ........................................................................... 46
Using the Assistant Screen ............................................. 20
Configuring Font Settings
(Free Text Template, Free Design Template) ................. 48
Inserting a Label Background Image
(Free Text Template) ........................................................ 49
Fields (Free Design Template) ........................................... 50
Using the Main Window ...................................................... 21
Importing Text Data ............................................................. 23
Field Types ...................................................................... 50
Common Text Field and Image Field Operations ............ 50
Automated Label Layout .................................................... 18
Using the Assistant Feature .............................................. 20
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Importing CD-Text Data for a Music Label ...................... 23
Importing Windows Media Player Data for a Music Label ..... 25
Importing iTunes Data for a Music Label ......................... 26
Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label ........ 27
Importing File and Folder Name
for a Data Label or Digital Image Label ...................... 28
Inputting Text into a Text Field (Free Design Template) ... 51
To input text manually ..................................................... 51
To input text imported from a file ..................................... 51
To configure font settings for the text in a field ................ 52
To delete a text field ........................................................ 52
Inserting an Image into a Label
(Free Design Template) ................................................... 52
To insert an image into a label ........................................ 52
To delete an image field .................................................. 52
Resizing a Field (Free Design Template) ........................... 53
Aligning and Resizing Fields (Free Design Template) ..... 54
To align fields .................................................................. 55
Configuring Field Properties (Free Design Template) ..... 56
To reposition and resize a field ........................................ 56
Useful Text Input Functions
(Free Text Template, Free Design Template) ................. 57
Other Operations
Configuring Advanced Settings ........................................ 59
To configure advanced print settings ............................... 59
Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memory Entry .......... 59
To configure advanced layout settings ............................ 60
Using Help ........................................................................... 61
To use Help ..................................................................... 61
Phrase Library List ............................................................. 62
Troubleshooting .................................................................. 62
Error Messages ................................................................... 64
About the Bundled CD-ROM
Handling Precautions
• Handle the disc to avoid finger smudges, dirt, scratches, etc. on either of its
surfaces.
• Should the disc become dirty, use an eyeglass cleaning cloth or some other
soft dry cloth to wipe it lightly from the center of the disc outwards towards
its edge. Never use phonograph record cleaner or any other cleaning agent.
• Never write on either of the disc’s surfaces with a pen or pencil or other
sharp writing utensils, or affix a sticker to the disc surfaces.
• Use of a disc that is cracked or deformed, or a disc that has adhesive on it
is dangerous. Never use such a disc.
Storage Precautions
• Avoid storing discs in areas subjected to high temperature, high humidity, or
direct sunlight.
• When you are not using a disc, store it in its original case.
• Avoid storing a disc so its label comes in direct contact with the surface of a
vinyl case, bag, etc.
Warning!
Never play a CD-ROM disc on any device that is not specifically designed to
play back CD-ROM discs. Audio output at a high volume setting creates the
risk of damaged hearing and damage to audio speakers.
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Using this Manual
This User’s Guide explains operation of the DISC TITLE PRINTER application,
which is designed to run under Windows® XP, 2000 Professional, Me, 98SE
or 98 (referred to in this manual collectively as “Windows”).
Note that this User’s Guide does not contain information about using Windows,
and assumes that you are already familiar with the following standard Windows
operations.
• Mouse operations such as click, double-click, right-click, drag, drag and
drop, etc.
• Menu operations using the mouse
• Text input using the keyboard
• Standard Windows window operations
Button Operations
All operations in this manual are performed using the mouse.
Command operations are indicated as shown below.
1.
2.
1. Click the
button.
2. On the menu that appears, click New.
• Dialog box button operations are indicated as shown below.
If you are not already familiar with these and other basic Windows operations,
see the user documentation that came with your PC or Windows package.
Using the Assistant Feature
The DISC TITLE PRINTER application has an Assistant feature that
guides you step-by-step through certain operations. (See page 20.)
3.
Help
You can access information about procedures and precautions using the
DISC TITLE PRINTER application’s Help feature. (See page 61.)
3. Click Save.
• All of the sample screens in this manual show operation under the
English version of Windows XP. Screens appear differently when
running the application under another operating system.
• Note that the screen images shown in this manual may differ somewhat
from those that actually appear on your computer screen.
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How to use this Manual
Getting Ready
• Installing the Software (See the “CWE60 User’s Guide” sheet.)
The sections of this manual are arranged as shown below.
Refer to the indicated pages for details.
Label Making Overview (page 10)
• This section takes you through the basic label creation and printing process, using a
music CD label as an example.
Original Label Making
Label Making
with Preset Templates
• For information about connecting the
printer to your computer, see the
“CW-E60 User’s Guide” sheet .
Automated Label Layout (page 18)
• This section describes how to create
labels quickly and easily using preset
templates.
• You can select a music label, data label,
or digital image label template.
Creating an Original Label Layout
(page 44)
• This section describes how to layout text
and images to create exactly the type of
look you want.
• A Free Text label template gives you wide
ranging control over text you input into a
label.
• A Free Design label template provides
you with maximum freedom when
creating your label design.
Troubleshooting Guide
(page 62)
• Check this section whenever you run into
problems.
• Here you will find details about online help
and error messages.
Printing and Other Operations
Printing (page 14)
This section explains how to print a completed label.
Other Operations (page 59)
This section provides details about other settings.
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Features
After using this software to create the labels you want, you can connect your printer to your computer and
print then.
• Music Discs
Labels can include artist names and track titles (page 18).
You can also import track names from Windows MediaTM
Player, iTunes, or Easy CD Creator, or you can import CDText from a CD (page 23).
• Screen shots shown in this manual are based on Windows
Media Player for Windows XP.
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Important!
This software does not include functions for recording to a CD-R, CD-RW or other types of discs.
• Data Discs
You can import the names of folders and files
you plan to store on a disc and print them on
its label. You can also type in information
manually (pages 18 and 28).
Business report.xls
Holiday work.xls
New employees research data.doc
Weekly meeting summary.doc
New order.xls
Counter error data.doc
• Digital Image Discs
You can import recording dates and image
descriptions from your PC and print them on
the label. You can also type in information
manually (pages 18 and 28).
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Features
• Print with TrueType® fonts installed on your PC
(page 37).
• Support for both text and images (page 39).
Note that images are printed in monochrome.
• A collection of preset templates lets you
produce great looking labels with minimum
effort.
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• A Free Text Template allows more control over the
appearance and layout of text (Free Text → page
44).
• A Free Design Template gives you almost total
freedom for laying out text and images to create
exactly the look you want (Free Design → page
44).
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Label Making Overview
Label Creation Basics
Now that everything is set up, let’s try creating a label.
This section runs through the basics of label making, from layout, to printing,
and saving the label in a file.
To create a label
1. On your Windows desktop, double-click the DISC TITLE PRINTER short
cut icon.
Example: Music CD label
Note
You can also start up the application by clicking the Windows Start button
and then All Programs. Next, point to CASIO, and then click DISC TITLE
PRINTER. Note that the location of the application may be different on
your computer, depending on what you specified when you installed it.
After DISC TITLE PRINTER application starts up, a label template selection menu appears.
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2. Click
.
This displays the main window for the music label template.
3. Input the text data you want.
Move the cursor to the label input boxes, and then type in the disc title,
artist names, and track names.
The text you input appears in the preview image on the screen.
Label Preview Image
Warning message
Label Input Boxes
Important!
You must select a label template before you can perform operations on the
main window.
Important!
The warning message “Printing string is overflow” appears when the text
data you input does not fit inside the print area.
See “Configuring Text Layout Settings” (page 35) and “Configuring Font
Settings” (page 37) for information about adjustments you can make to
help the text fit.
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Configuring Template Setting
4. Click
6. Click
.
7. Click
.
8. Click
.
.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the text layout.
Note
See page 35 for details about changing the text layout pattern.
5. Click
This displays a dialog box for selecting the print pattern.
.
Note
See page 34 for details about print pattern setting.
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9. Click
.
Selecting a Font
12. For Font Size, select 2.
13. Click the Artist Name tab.
10. Click
.
This displays a dialog box for making font settings.
11. Confirm that Title tab is selected.
Note
If a different tab is displayed, click Title.
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14. Select 2 for Font Size, and then click OK.
This completes input of the label data.
Note
See page 37 for details about font settings.
To print a label
Important!
• See the separate “Printing Precautions” sheet for important information
about printing conditions.
• This printer supports printing on 12cm diameter discs only. Attempting
to print on a CD-R single or on a business card CD-R can cause damage
to the printer.
• We recommend that you use this product for printing on blank,
unrecorded media. Printing on media that already had data recorded
on it may cause the data to become corrupted.
• Place the printer on a level surface when printing. A tilted surface can
make normal printing impossible.
• Make sure an ink ribbon cassette is loaded in the printer .
1. Connect the printer to your computer.
• See the “CW-E60 User’s Guide” sheet for more information.
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2. Click
.
This displays a dialog box for printing (page 16).
3. With the area of the disc you want to print on facing downwards, slide the
disc from right to left into the slit along the top of the printer.
Important!
• Handle the disc gently when sliding it into place. Rough handling can
damage the disc.
• Check to make sure that there is no dirt, dust, or other foreign matter on
the disc. Dirt or dust can scratch the recording surface of the disc and
make it impossible to record data onto it.
• Sliding the disc onto the slit with the recording side facing you will result
in printing on the recording side of the disc, which will make the disc
unrecordable.
4. Slide the disc to the left as far as it will go.
• Make sure you slide the disc to the left as far as it will go. Normal printing
may not be possible if the disc is not positioned properly inside the printer.
1Insert a thin object* into the hole and slide in the direction indicated by
the arrow.
• This will cause the print head to release the disc so you can remove
it from the printer.
5. Use the positioning guide to position the disc.
Positioning
guide
Printing will
appear here.
• Adjust the position of the disc so its logo or marking is parallel with the
positioning guide and slit.
• Note that the printer cannot print in an area of the disc that already has a
logo or other markings.
• You can skip this step if the disc you are using does not have a logo or
other markings on it.
6. Click Start printing.
• This starts the print operation.
• Never disconnect the AC adaptor or USB cable while a printing operation
is in progress.
• Do not touch the disc while printing is in progress. Make sure there is
nothing to the right of the printer that can obstruct movement of the disc
when it exits the slit.
• Never open the cassette cover while a print operation is in progress.
Doing so can scratch the disc or cause malfunction of the printer.
• If you are unable to remove the disc from the printer due to printer
malfunction, click the Eject button on the Main Window (page 21) and
then remove the disc. If your computer is frozen up, restart it and then
click the Eject button. If you are still unable to remove the disc after
performing the above operations, perform the following steps to remove
the disc from the printer. Normally, you should not use the following
procedure to release the print head. Use this procedure only when the
print head fails to release normally due to malfunction.
Print Head Release Lever Hole
2The release lever will return to its original position automatically.
* Use an object that is at least 30mm (1-3/16") long and no thicker than
1.5mm (1/16"). Do not use a toothpick or other object with an easily
breakable tip. Doing so creates the risk of printer malfunction.
7. When printing is complete, slide the disc to the right and remove the disc
from the printer.
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■ Printing Both Label 1 and Label 2
■ Print Dialog Box
After printing of the upper label area (Label 1) is complete, rotate the
disc 180 degrees, and then click Start Printing again.
• This starts printing of the lower label area (Label 2).
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Positioning guide
When printing in two locations on the same disc, be
sure to use the positioning guide to position the disc
for the second printing. Adjust the angle of the disc
so the second printing is aligned correctly with the
first printing.
Label 1
2
1
3
4
6
Label 2
2
3
4
5 6
• Either of the two screens shown above will appear, depending on the
model of the printer connected to your computer.
1 These images shows how the disc needs to be positioned in accordance with the currently selected print pattern.
2 Click this button to start printing.
3 Click this button when you want to skip printing of the upper label
area (Label 1) and print the lower label area (Label 2).
4 Click this button to cancel printing.
5 This is the eject button. Click it to open the disc tray. Eject button
operation is not supported with the CW-E60.
6 This is advanced settings button. Click it to configure printer, preset
phrase, and other settings.
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To save label data
1. Click
.
2. On the menu that appears, click Save.
3. Check the file name and then click Save.
The label data is saved in your Windows My Documents folder.
Note
See page 31 for details about saving label data.
To quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application
1. Click
.
2. On the menu that appears, click Exit.
Note
You can also quit the application by clicking the
right corner of a main window.
button in the upper
Important!
You cannot quit the application while a print operation is in progress. Wait
until printing is finished before you quit.
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Label Making with Preset Templates
3. Click the label template you want to use.
Automated Label Layout
A selection of content-specific preset label formats makes label creation as
easy as selecting the right format and filling in the blanks. The following procedure shows how to do this, using the music label template as an example.
• You can select from among five label templates. Selecting a template
displays its main window, which contains the elements for the template
you select.
• Input the text you want.
Music Label
1. On the main window, click
.
2. On the menu that appears, click New.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the label template.
Data Label
Select one of these preset
templates for easy label creation.
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Select one of these templates to
create an original layout (page 44).
Digital Image Label
• If you want to create your own original layout, select the Free Text or Free
Design template. See “Creating an Original Label Layout” on page 44 for
more information.
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Using the Assistant Feature
The Assistant feature provides you with step-by-step guidance for creating
labels and performing other operations. Clicking the
button on the main
window displays the Assistant screen. The Assistant screen does not appear
while the Free Text or Free Design label template is displayed.
When this option is selected, the Assistant
screen appears whenever you start up the
DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
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Using the Assistant Screen
When you are unsure of DISC TITLE PRINTER application operations...
Follow the instructions on the Assistant screen for quick and easy labels.
Even after you are accustomed to making labels...
Since the Assistant screen changes in accordance with the operation you are
performing on the main window, you can refer to it whenever you need a bit of
advice.
2 File Button
Clicking the
button displays a menu of commands that you can use to
perform the operations described below.
Using the Main Window
The information in this section describes the main window for the music label
template.
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2
3
4 5
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y
8
9
0
t
r
q
w
When you want to do this:
Create a new label (page 18)
Open an existing label data
Save label data you are currently working on
Import CD-Text, Windows Media Player, iTunes, Easy
CD Creator data for a music label, or file names and
folder names for a data or digital image label Import
All import data sources (CD-Text, Windows Media
Player track data, iTunes, Easy CD Creator project
list, folder name, file name) are included on the Import
menu of the Free Text template and Free Design
template.
Output a list of file names on a printer (page 33)
Quit the DISC TITLE PRINTER application
Click a file name to display the corresponding label
data. Note that only the last five files you have saved
appear in this list.
Select this
command:
New
Open
Save
Import
Create Data
Index File
Exit
Documents
3 Advanced Settings Button
Displays a dialog box for more advanced printing and phrase settings
(page 59).
4 Help Button
Displays help.
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1 Label Format Indicator
The icon that appears here indicates the type of label template that is
currently displayed in the main window.
Music Label
Free Text Label
Data Label
Free Design Label
Clicking the
button displays a menu of commands that you can use to
perform the operations described below.
• Display online help
• Access the CASIO Website
• Display version information about the software
Digital Image Label
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5 Assistant Button
Displays an Assistant window in the upper right corner of the main window.
This button is displayed on the music, data, and digital image label templates
only.
6 Minimize Button
Minimizes the main window into the menu bar.
7 Exit Button
Quits the DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
8 Print Pattern Panel
This panel shows the location and orientation of the printing on the currently
selected label. Click this panel when you want to change the location and
orientation of the printing.
9 Text Layout Panel
This panel shows the currently selected text layout. Click this panel when
you want to change the text layout.
0 Image Button
Displays a dialog box for selecting graphic images (page 39).
q Font Button
Displays a dialog box for selecting the font type, attributes, and size.
w Magnifying Glass Button
Displays a dialog box with an enlarged preview image.
e Label Input Boxes
These boxes are for inputting label text, either manually or by importing it.
The text you input immediately appears in the preview image on the screen.
The type of label input boxes that appear on the main window depend on
the type of label template.
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r Print Button
Click to start a print operation.
t Label Preview Image
You can use this image to get an idea of what your label will look like,
before you actually print it.
y Eject Button
Opens the disc tray. This button performs the same operations as the
button on the front of the printer. With the CW-E60 does not have a disc
tray, you can use the Eject button in the following cases.
• If you are unable to remove the disc from the printer due to printer
malfunction, click the Eject button and then remove the disc. If your
computer is frozen up, restart it and then click the Eject button. If you
are unable to remove the disc after clicking the Eject button, refer to the
“General Guide” in the “CW-E60 User's Guide” sheet.
• With the CW-E60, clicking the Eject button will eject the disc and also
advance with ink ribbon. Because of this, you should avoid clicking the
Eject button except when absolutely necessary.
Important!
The Eject button is disabled while a printing operation is in progress.
3. Click Import and then Import CD-Text.
Importing Text Data
You can import CD-Text data or track and incorporate it into the music label
template. CD-Text data or track data can be created using Windows Media
Player, iTunes or Easy CD Creator data.
In the case of a data label template and digital image label template, you can
import file names and folder names. Importing text data eliminates the need to
type it in manually.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the drive where the CD that contains
the text is located.
Important!
You will not be able to import CD-Text if your CD drive does not support CDText reading.
4. Set the disc whose data you want to read into the CD drive of your computer,
Importing CD-Text Data for a Music Label
Before getting started, be sure you have the disc whose CD-Text data you
want to import on hand.
What is CD-Text?
CD-Text is text data on a CD that provides the disc title, artist names, track
names, and other information. You can import such text using the DISC
TITLE PRINTER application and incorporate it into music labels. Note that
some CDs may not contain CD-Text data.
1. On the music label template main window, click the
confirm that the correct drive name is displayed in “Drive Selection” and
then click the Start Import button.
The Select Text dialog box will appear after import is complete.
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8
1
2
3
4
button.
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2. On the menu that appears, click Import.
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q
This displays the Select Text dialog box.
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6
1 Language
If the disc whose CD-Text data you are importing has more than one
language versions, you will be able to select from up to eight different
languages. The selection is dimmed if the disc supports only one language.
Important!
The DISC TITLE PRINTER application supports display of English,
Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Note, however, that your system may
not be able to display Japanese, Korean and Chinese correctly if it is not
configured for the special characters used by these languages.
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2 Album Name
This is the name of the album as specified in the CD-Text. To change the
text displayed for the album name, click the Album Name box and then
click the Title (7).
w Phrase Memory
Phrase Memory lets you select and input preset words and expressions
from a menu.
3 Artist Name
This is the name of the artist as specified in the CD-Text. To change the
text displayed for the artist name, click the Artist Name box and then click
the Artist Name (8).
4 Tracks
This is the title of the track as specified in the CD-Text. To change the text
displayed for the track name, click the Tracks box and then click the
Tracks (9).
5 Select All
Click here so select all of the song titles.
6 Deselect
Click here to deselect all of the currently selected song titles.
7 Title
Click this button to display the text currently displayed in the Album Name
box on the left in the Title box on the right, so you can edit it.
8 Artist Name
Click this button to display the text currently displayed in the Artist Name
box on the left in the Artist Name box on the right, so you can edit it.
9 Tracks
Click this button to display the text currently displayed in the Tracks
box on the left in the Tracks box on the right, so you can edit it.
0 All
Click this button to display the text currently displayed in the Album Name,
Artist Name, and Tracks box on the left to the corresponding boxes
on the right.
q Delete
Click this button to delete all of the text from the three boxes on the right.
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5. After checking the track names in the label input boxes, click OK.
The CD-Text data is displayed in the label input boxes and the label preview
image.
Important!
Depending on the type of disc you are trying to import from, you may not
be able to import CD-Text data correctly.
Importing Windows Media Player Data for a Music Label
What is Windows Media Player?
• Windows Media Player is an application that lets you playback and manage
multimedia files that are on your computer or the Internet. DISC TITLE
PRINTER application lets you import play lists created using Windows Media
Player. This capability is supported for data created using Windows Media
Player 7.0 or higher.
• Screen shots shown in this manual are based on Windows Media Player
for Windows XP.
4. Start up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
5.
On the music label main window, click the
button.
6. On the menu that appears, click Import.
This displays the Select Text dialog box.
7. Click Import and then Import Windows Media Player Track Data.
This displays a dialog box for opening a file.
Note
Screen contents and operational procedures may be slightly different for
other supported Windows versions.
1. Start up Windows Media Player.
8. Select the playlist you created in step 3, and then click Open.
A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after
all the text on the CD is read.
Note
In some cases, you may not be able to import artist name data from a
playlist file created using Windows Media Player on a computer running
Windows XP.
9. See step 4 of the procedure on page 23 for information about selecting
data for import.
• The punctuation mark when importing data can be chosen from the
following menus.
2. Place the disc that contains the play list data you want to import into the
CD drive of your computer.
3. After importing the track list, select Export Playlist to File... from the File
menu, and save data to a playlist file.
With Windows Media Player 7.0, it is not necessary to copy the music.
Note
See Windows Media Player online help for full details about its operation.
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Note
• The actual appearance of the Select Text dialog box that appears when
you import using Windows Media Player will depend on what version of
Windows Media Player you have installed.
• If the artist name is not displayed, you may be able to display it in the
tracks box by checking the Artist Name check box.
10.
After checking the track names in the label input box, click OK.
After import is complete, the data appears in the label input box and the
preview image.
Importing iTunes Data for a Music Label
What is iTunes?
• iTunes is an application that lets you playback and manage multimedia
files that are on your computer or the Internet. DISC TITLE PRINTER
application lets you import play lists created using iTunes. This capability
is supported for data created using iTunes 6.0.4 or higher.
1. Start up the DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
2. On the music label main window, click the
button.
3. On the menu that appears, click Import.
This displays the Select Text dialog box.
4. Click Import and then Import iTunes Track Data.
This displays a dialog box for opening a file.
5. Select the iTunes playlist, and then click Open.
A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after
all the text on the CD is read.
Note
In some cases, you may not be able to import artist name data from a
playlist file created using iTunes on a computer running Windows XP.
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6.
See step 4 of the procedure on page 23 for information about selecting
data for import.
Note
• The actual appearance of the Select Text dialog box that appears when
you import using iTunes will depend on what version of iTunes you have
installed.
• If the artist name is not displayed, you may be able to display it in the
tracks box by checking the Artist Name check box.
• See the step 9 of page 25 for importing of the data attached in a
punctuation mark.
7. After checking the track names in the label input box, click OK.
After import is complete, the data appears in the label input box and the
preview image.
Importing Easy CD Creator Data for a Music Label
Note
Easy CD Creator
• Easy CD Creator is CD-R and CD-RW writing software. DISC TITLE
PRINTER application supports project lists created using Easy CD
Creator for incorporation into a music label. This capability is supported
for data created using Easy CD Creator 4.0 and 5.0.
• All the screen shots shown in this manual are from Easy CD Creator
5.0.
• See the step 9 of page 25 for importing of the data attached in a
punctuation mark.
Important!
• Only project lists created for a music CD can be opened with DISC TITLE
PRINTER application.
• Import of project file created by adding an audio file to a track from a
computer hard disk is not imported.
1. Start up Easy CD Creator.
2. Place the disc that contains the data you want to import into the CD drive
of your computer.
3. Use Easy CD Creator to save the project list.
This saves the project list.
Note
See Easy CD Creator user documentation and online help for details about
its operation.
4. Start up DISC TITLE PRINTER application.
5. On the music label template main window, click
.
6. On the menu that appears, click Import.
This displays the Select Text dialog box.
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7. Click Import and then Import Easy CD Creator Project List.
This displays a dialog box for opening a file.
Importing File and Folder Name for a Data Label or
Digital Image Label
Use the following procedures to import a folder name and file names for data
label or digital image label.
To import a folder name and file names
1. On the data label template or digital image label template main window,
move the cursor to the label input box where you want to import the file or
folder name, and then click
.
2. On the menu that appears, click Import.
This displays the Select Text dialog box.
8. Select the project list you create in step 3, and then click Open. A dialog
box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after all the
text is imported.
9. See step 4 of the procedure on page 23 for information about selecting
data for import.
10.After checking the track names in the label input box, click OK.
After import is complete, the data appears in the label input box and the
preview image.
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3. Click Import and then Import Folder or File Name.
This displays a dialog box for selecting a folder.
Moves to the next higher folder.
Displays the Select Folder
Name dialog box so you can
select a folder.
4. See step 4 of the procedure on page 23 for information about selecting
data for import.
Note
• When importing a folder name, select the folder icon on the left.
• When importing a file name, select a file icon on the left.
5. After checking to make sure that the folder name and file name are specified
correctly, click OK.
After import is complete, the folder name or file name appears in the label
input box and the preview image.
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6 Insert
Inserts a new line above the one that is currently selected in a label input
box.
Useful Text Input Functions
Right-clicking the DISC TITLE PRINTER application main window displays a
shortcut menu of commands that come in handy during text input.
w
e
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
q
Before text editing
r
When text has
been edited
1 Copy
Copies the selected text to the clipboard.
2 Paste
Pastes the contents of the clipboard at the current cursor position.
3 Move Up
Moves the line that is currently selected in a label input box one line up.
4 Move Down
Moves the line that is currently selected in a label input box one line down.
5 Delete
Deletes the line or text string selected in a label input box.
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7 Time Stamp
Stamps the current date into the label input box.
The date that is stamped is the one being kept by your PC’s clock.
8 Phrase Memory
Shows a list of preset phrases. Clicking a phrase inserts it at the current
cursor position.
9 Music
Displays a list of preset phrases you can input into a music label template
label input box. Clicking a phrase inserts it at the current cursor position.
0 Digital Image
Displays a list of preset phrases you can input into a digital image label
template label input box. Clicking a phrase inserts it at the current cursor
position.
q User
Shows a list of preset phrases registered by you. Clicking a phrase inserts
it at the current cursor position. See page 59 for information about registering
preset phrases.
w Undo
Undoes the last operation.
e Cut
Cuts selected text and places it onto the clipboard.
r Select All
Selects all the text in a line.
Saving Label Data
1. Click the
3. Click Save As.
This displays the Save As dialog box.
button.
2. On the menu that appears, click Save.
This displays a dialog box for saving label data.
• Save:
This button appears if this is the first time you are saving the label data.
Clicking this button saves the data, assigning the title name as the file name.
If the label data you are editing has already been saved, this button name
changes to Overwrite. Clicking Overwrite replaces the existing data with
the version you are editing on your PC screen.
4. Specify the folder in Save in, and type a file name into File name.
5. Click Save to save the data.
• Save As:
This displays a dialog box for saving the label data under a different file
name.
• Cancel:
This closes the dialog box without saving anything.
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Opening a Label Data File
Perform the following steps when you want to open an existing label data file.
1. Click the
button.
2. On the menu that appears, click Open.
This displays a dialog box for selecting the file you want to open.
3. Select the name of the file you want to open, and then click Open.
The data in the file is displayed in the label input box and the label preview
image.
Note
You can also open a label data file by clicking the File Open icon on the Label
Template Menu (page 18).
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Creating a Data Index File
For a disc that contains so much data that it cannot fit on a label, you can use
the following procedure to create a data index file that you can print out on a
computer printer.
1. Click the
3. Select the folder for which you want to create a data index, and then click
OK.
This displays the Save As dialog box.
button.
2. On the menu that appears, click Create Data Index File.
This displays a dialog box for selecting a folder.
4. Specify the folder in Save in and type a file name in to File name.
You can specify either CSV or TXT as the file type.
5. Click Save to save the data and create a data index file.
Note
You can open a data index file using standard word processor or spreadsheet
software, and then print from there.
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To configure print pattern settings
Configuring Layout Settings
1. Click the
You can control the appearance of your labels using the printing pattern and
text layout panels, and the Font and Image buttons.
Any changes you make to a label are immediately reflected in the label preview
image.
panel.
This displays a menu for selecting a print pattern.
To configure layout settings
The print pattern controls the location and the orientation of the printing on a
label.
For text input
Indicates text and
image orientation.
For image input
2. Click the print pattern to which you want to change.
Available Print Patterns
The 11 DISC TITLE PRINTER print patterns are shown below.
4
7
0
2
5
8
q
3
6
9
1
Text areas
Image area
Important!
With print patterns 8 through q, only one line of text can be printed in
each label print area, regardless of the font size (1×, 2×, 3×) setting.
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This causes the print pattern panel and the label preview image to change
in accordance with the print pattern you selected.
To modify a preset print pattern
Configuring Text Layout Settings
1. On the main window, click
You can select from a number of different layouts for the text on your labels.
.
This displays a dialog box for selecting a print pattern.
2. Click
.
About the Layout Panel
This Displays a menu of options.
1
This displays a dialog box for configuring advanced print pattern settings.
2
Templete
Music Label
1
The settings you configure are reflected here.
3. Click the Label 1 and Label 2 down arrow buttons and select the setting
you want for each of the label areas, and then click OK.
This causes the print pattern panel and the label preview image to change
in accordance with the settings you configured.
2
Item
Title
Artist Name
Data Label
Title
Digital Image Label
Music Label
Tracks
Data Label
Contents
Date
Digital Image Label Location
Image
Information
Meaning
Centered in the label area.
Indicates the following.
• Text alignment
(left, center, right)
• Item per line
(1 or 2)
• Numbered/Non-numbered
lines
• Multiple items in one line/
Multiple items in one line
with Number
When you specify an image for Label 1 or Label 2, you can specify
insertion of Image 1 or Image 2. See “Inserting an Image into a Label” on
page 39 for information about Image 1 and Image 2.
To specify this image:Select a print pattern that shows this:
Image 1
Image 2
Image 1, Image 2
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Available Text Layouts
To modify a preset text layout
The 5 DISC TITLE PRINTER text layouts are shown below.
1
2
3
4
5
1. On the main window, click
2. Click
.
.
This displays a menu for selecting a text layout.
Note
Layouts 1, 2, 3 and 4 allow fewer characters per line than the other
layouts.
To configure text layout settings
1. Click the
panel.
This displays a menu for selecting a text layout.
The settings you configure are reflected here.
3. Configure the settings you want for each item, and then click OK.
This causes the text layout panel and the label preview image to change in
accordance with the text layout you selected.
2. Click the text layout to which you want to change.
This causes the text layout panel and the label preview image to change in
accordance with the text layout you selected.
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3. Click the L button in Font.
Configuring Font Settings
Use the procedures in this section to control the font, attribute, and size settings
of label text.
1. On the main window, click the
button.
This displays a dialog box for configuring font settings.
4. Select the font you want from the list that appears.
5. In the Font Style group, select one or more of the available options (Double
Wide, Italic, Bold).
Note
The standard default is all font styles unchecked.
2. Select a tab and then make the settings you want.
The tabs that appear on the above dialog box depend on the type of label
template you are using.
When you are using this type of template:
Music Label
Data Label
Digital Image Label
These tabs are:
Title, Artist Name, Tracks
Title, Contents
Title, Date/Location,
Image Information
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6. In the Font Size group, select the font size you want.
Important!
You can input text for up to six text input areas in a single label. Note that
the number of lines you can input is affected by the font size you select. If
you specify a 2-line font size for the title font and artist name, when creating
a music CD label, for example, you will be able to input only two lines of
song title text.
L
7. After completing the settings, click OK.
The settings you configure are reflected in the preview image on the main
window.
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Inserting an Image into a Label
2. Click Open Image.
You can use either of following two methods to input an image into a label.
• Inputting an image from a file
• Capturing a PC screen image
Important!
• To input an image into a label, you need to select print pattern 6 or pattern
7 (page 34), or a setting that is marked with
on the Advanced Print
Pattern Settings dialog box (page 35).
• Even if you are inserting a color image, it is printed in monochrome in
accordance with the “Dithering” settings. See page 43 for more information.
• To view the actual print image, click
.
To input an image from a file
1. On the main window, click the
button.
This displays the Image Settings dialog box.
3. Select the file name of the BMP or JPEG image you want to input, and
then click Open.
This displays the selected image in color in the center of the Image Settings
dialog box preview area.
4. After making sure the preview shows the image you want, click OK.
Note that the layout preview image on the main window shows the image
you selected in monochrome.
Note
See page 42 for information about monochrome conversion dithering
settings.
Capturing a PC Screen Image
Perform the following steps to capture a screen image and insert it into a
label.
1. On the main window, click the
button.
This minimizes the main window.
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2. Display the screen you want to capture.
3. On the Windows task bar, click DISC TITLE PRINTER.
This displays the main window.
5. Click Capture.
This minimizes the main window.
Note
To cancel the capture operation, press the Esc key or right-click your mouse.
6. Locate the mouse pointer at one of the corners of the area you want to
select for capture. Holding down the left mouse button, drag the pointer to
the corner that is diagonally opposite the one you started from.
This draws a selection
boundary around the area.
Guidelines also appear that correspond
to the area of the layout size.
4. On the main window, click the
button.
This displays the Image Settings dialog box.
A color image of the selected area appears in the Image Settings dialog box
preview area.
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7. After making sure the preview shows the image you want, click OK.
Controlling the Aspect Ratio of an Image
Note that the layout preview image on the main window shows a
monochrome version of the image you selected.
Perform the following steps to specify whether the aspect ratio should be
maintained when the image is resized, and to specify the position of the image.
Note
See page 42 for information about monochrome conversion dithering
settings.
1. While an image is displayed in the preview area of the Image Settings
dialog box, select the Maintain aspect ratio setting you want.
To save a captured image to your PC’s hard disc
1. While the captured image is shown on the Image Settings dialog box,
click Save.
2. Specify the folder in Save in and type a file name into File name.
3. Click Save.
4. Click OK.
Captured images are always saved in BMP format.
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When you want to do this:
Do this:
About color images...
Enlarge or reduce the image to fit
the label area while maintaining
the ratio between the image’s
vertical and horizontal dimensions.
Select the Maintain aspect ratio
check box.
When you insert a color image, it is automatically converted to a monochrome
image. The colors of the image are expressed as different shades of gray.
Enlarge or reduce the image to fit
the label area without maintaining
the ratio between the image’s
vertical and horizontal dimensions.
Clear the Maintain aspect ratio
check box.
1. While the image you inserted is displayed in the layout preview image,
click the L button in Dithering.
Maintain Aspect Ratio On
Maintain Aspect Ratio Off
2. Select “Pattern” or “Error Diffusion” and then click OK.
Note that the Image Position settings appear dimmed and are not available
when the Maintain aspect ratio check box is cleared.
2. While an image is displayed in the preview area of the Image Settings
dialog box, select the setting you want under Image Position.
3. When all the settings are the way you want, click OK.
• The settings you configure are reflected in the preview image on the
main window.
Note
To view the actual print image, click
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.
The dithering setting you select is reflected in the label preview image on
the screen.
Difference between Pattern and Error Diffusion Dithering
With both dithering methods and dark colors are printed blacker, while
light colors are a lighter shade of gray. Compared with Pattern dithering,
Error Diffusion takes longer, but the printout looks better.
Pattern
Error Diffusion
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Original Label Making
Creating an Original Label Layout
There are two templates for creating an original label layout: the Free Text label template and the Free Design label template. For details about more basic label
creation procedures, see the steps under “Automated Label Layout”.
Free Text Label Template
Free Design Label Template
• The Free Text label template lets you input text using many of the same
techniques available on a word processor application.
• You can specify the font, font size, and other settings on a text string level.
Images can be inserted as the background of a label (page 49), and you can
even insert different images for the upper label area and the lower label area.
• The Free Design Label Template gives you maximum control over the
appearance of the label you are creating.
• It lets you input text and images into individual fields, which you can then
place in label areas as you like.
• You can have a total of 40 fields in the upper and lower label areas.
Free Text and Free Design Common Characteristics
•
•
•
•
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The following characteristics are common to both the Free Text label template and the Free Design label template.
CD-Text, Windows Media Player, iTunes, and Easy CD Creator track name data, as well as file names and folder names can be imported into labels.
Font and font size settings are configured using toolbar buttons.
The Text Layout panel appears dimmed, which means it is not available.
Free Text Label Template Main Window
Free Design Label Template Main Window
7 Measurement Unit Button
1 Print Pattern Panel
8 Work Area Size
Button
2 Toolbar
5 Insert Text
Button
1 Print Pattern
Panel
2 Toolbar
9 Image Button
4 Image Button
3 Work Area
6 Print Area
3 Work Area
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Free Design and Free Text Template Main Windows
Free Text Template
1 Print Pattern Panel
This panel shows the location and orientation of the printing on the currently
selected label. Click this panel when you want to change the text layout.
2 Toolbar
Contains a selection of useful editing tools. Click a tool to use it. See
“Toolbars” on the right for more information.
3 Work Area
This is the area where you layout the label.
8 Work Area Size Button
Clicking these buttons changes the size of the work area as described below.
ONE: Clicking this button displays the top label area only in the work area.
ALL: Clicking this button expands the work area so it displays both top
label area and the bottom label area.
9 Image Button
Click to insert a image field.
Toolbars
The following describes the tools that are available in the toolbars on the Free
Text and Free Design label template main windows.
Free Text Template
4 Image Button
Click to insert an image or a background image.
Free Design Template
See “Free Text Template” for information about 1, 2, and 3.
5 Insert Text Button
Click to insert a text field.
6 Print Area
Indicates the area within the work area that is actually printed. You can
move the print area by dragging it.
Any text or images that are outside of the print area are not printed.
7 Measurement Unit Button
Shows the currently selected measurement unit.
Each click of the measurement unit button cycles through the units in the
following sequence: mm (millimeters) → Pel (pixels) → inch → mm.
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2
1
1 Font Settings
Use these tools to select the font, font size, etc.
3
4
2 Show Background Button
On the Free Text label template main window, this button displays the
selected background image.
3 Editing Tools
Use these tools to cut, copy, and paste text and fields, and to undo editing
operations.
4 Background Image Settings Button
On the Free Text label template main window, this button displays a dialog
box for configuring background image settings.
Free Design Template
Resize
–By Width
Makes all of the selected fields the same height
–By Height
and/or width.
–By Height and Width
1
3
5
See “Free Text Template” for information about 1 and 3.
5 Layout Button
Alignment
The commands in this submenu align fields on a reference field.
–Left
Aligns the selected fields on their left sides.
–Center Horizontally Aligns the selected fields on their horizontal
centers.
–Right
Aligns the selected fields on their right sides.
–Top
Aligns the selected fields on their tops.
–Center Vertically
Aligns the selected fields on their vertical
centers.
–Bottom
Aligns the selected fields on their bottoms.
Uniform Spacing
–Vertical
–Horizontal
Center
–Vertical
–Horizontal
Send
–To Front
–To Back
–Forward
–Back
Other
–Maximize
Enlarges the field so it fills the print area.
–Center
Moves the field to the center of the print area.
–Maintain Aspect Ratio and Center
Maximizes the field while maintaining its aspect
ratio, and centers it in the print area.
Important!
Certain fonts and font size settings can cause poor printing results.
Arranges three or more fields so they are evenly
spaced vertically.
Arranges three or more fields so they are evenly
spaced horizontally.
Centers the selected fields vertically in the print
area.
Centers the selected fields horizontally in the
print area.
Sends the selected field to the front of all the
fields.
Sends the selected field to the back of all the
fields.
Sends the selected field one level forward.
Sends the selected field one level back.
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Configuring Font Settings
(Free Text Template, Free Design Template)
This section describes how to configure font settings for text you input manually
into the work area, or text you import (page 23).
■ To change font style settings
You can use the following procedure to italicize or bold text.
1. Input text into the work area.
2. Highlight the characters whose font style setting you want to change.
3. Click
You can select font, font size, font style, and text alignment from the toolbar.
Font Setting Tools
to make the selected text bold, or
to make the text italic.
• Your font style setting is reflected in the work area and the preview image.
or italicized text and clicking
• Selecting bold text and clicking
removes the corresponding style and returns the text to normal.
■ To change the alignment of text
■ To specify the font
1. Input text into the work area.
2. Highlight the characters whose font setting you want to edit.
3. On the toolbar, click the down arrow button, and then select the font you
want from the list that appears.
• Your font selection is reflected in the work area and the preview image.
■ To specify the font size
1. Input text into the work area.
2. Highlight the characters whose font size you want to specify.
3. On the toolbar, click the down arrow button, and then select the font size
you want from the list that appears.
• Your font size selection is reflected in the work area and the preview
image.
• If the font size you want is not included in the list, select the font size box
in the toolbar and type in the size you want.
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You can align text so it is left-aligned, centered, or right-aligned.
1. Input text into the work area.
2. Locate the cursor inside the text whose alignment you want to change.
3. Click
to left-align the text,
to center the text, or
to right-align the
text.
• The alignment you specify is reflected in the work area and the preview
image.
Inserting a Label Background Image
(Free Text Template)
1. On the main window, click
.
2. Click
, and then select the image you want to insert.
• The image appears in the preview image on the main window.
• One image can be inserted per label area.
After you insert an image into print pattern
or
, you cannot
input text. To insert a label background image, choose
or
.
Note
• See “Inserting an Image into a Label” on page 39 for information about
inserting images.
• See “Configuring Lauout Settings” on page 34 for information about print
patterns.
To specify the image orientation
1. On the main window, click
.
This displays the Advanced Free Text Settings dialog box.
2. Specify the orientation for the images in the upper label area and the lower
label area, and then click OK.
To turn off display of background images
1. On the main window, click
.
This turns off display of the background images. Clicking
display of the background image back on.
again turns
Note
• Text overlaid on a background image can become distorted when printed.
Because of this, we recommend that you lay out your label so the text is
not overlaid on an image.
displays an enlarged preview image, which comes in handy
• Clicking
when layout label elements.
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Fields (Free Design Template)
This section contains general information about fields. It also explains
operations that are common to both text and image fields.
To select a field for inputting or editing text, click anywhere inside the field
boundary.
A text field is selected for text input and editing when it appears as shown
below.
Field Types
A field is a kind of box you can insert into the work area to hold text or an
image. Text goes into text fields, while images go into image fields.
Selecting a single field causes it to be enclosed with a gray selection boundary.
Selection boundaries do not appear on printouts.
Text Field
Image Field
Image Field:
Click anywhere inside an image field to select it.
An image field that has a light gray boundary around it can be moved or deleted.
Common Text Field and Image Field Operations
The following operations are the same for both text fields and image fields.
■ To move a field
Select the field and then drag it to the location you want.
■ Selecting a Field
Text Field:
Click on the boundary of a field to select it. You can move or delete a field
whose boundary appears as shown below.
The shape of the mouse pointer changes when it is located near a field
boundary.
If the text field has a white background and the cursor flashing inside it (for
text input and editing), click the boundary of the field again.
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Note
For fine movement of a field, use your keyboard arrow keys. Each press of an
arrow key moves the selected field one dot.
■ To delete a field
Select the field and then press the Delete key.
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Inputting Text into a Text Field
(Free Design Template)
1
The following describes how to input, edit, and delete text.
To input text manually
1. On the main window, click
.
This inserts a text field into the upper label area.
2
2. Type in the text you want.
To input text imported from a file
Use this procedure below to import text from a CD-Text, Windows Media Player,
iTunes or Easy CD Creator file, and input it into a label.
1. Using the procedure under “Importing Text Data”on page 23, import the
text from a file.
A dialog box for selecting the specific text you want to import appears after
all the text is imported.
1 Indicates the number of fields that can still be inserted. A label can contain
up to 40 fields total.
The Group and Ungroup buttons appear dimmed and unavailable when
there are 40 fields in a label.
2 Group
Imports all selected items into a single field.
Ungroup
Using this option imports only the titles, artist names, and track names
whose check boxes are selected into individual fields.
3 Phrase Memory
Phrase Memory lets you select and input preset words and expressions
from a menu.
2. Click Group or Ungroup.
• The text you input here appears in the work area and the label preview
image.
Note
• When you import file names and folder names, click OK.
• When you import file names and folder names, each name is inserted
into its own field.
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To configure font settings for the text in a field
1. Highlight the text whose font settings you want to change.
2. Use the toolbar to configure font, font size, and font style settings.
Note
See “Toolbars” on page 46 for more information.
Inserting an Image into a Label
(Free Design Template)
Use the procedures in this section to insert an image into a label and to delete
a label image.
To delete a text field
1. Select the text field you want to delete.
2. Press the Delete key on your computer keyboard.
This deletes the text field.
To insert an image into a label
1. On the main window, click
, configure settings for the image you want
to insert, and then click OK.
• This inserts the image in the center of the print area.
• If the selected image is larger than the work area, it is resized to fit while
maintaining the relationship between its horizontal and vertical
dimensions (aspect ratio).
To delete an image field
1. Select the image field you want to delete.
2. Press the Delete key on your computer keyboard.
This deletes the image field.
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Resizing a Field (Free Design Template)
Important!
Resizing a text field does not affect the size of the text inside the field.
Use the procedures in this section when you want to change the size of a field.
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Important!
Note that the result obtained when you resize a field depends on whether it is
a text field or an image field.
1. Select the field you want to resize so it is enclosed by a gray selection
boundary.
2. Use one of the techniques described below to drag one of the four corner
handles on the boundary to resize the field.
Example: Simple drag operation
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• Simple Drag Operation
Simply dragging a corner handle resizes the field, without maintaining
its aspect ratio.
• Shift + Drag
This resizes the field while maintaining its aspect ratio. The field is
enlarged or reduced with the corner that is diagonally opposite from the
one you are dragging fixed.
• Shift + Ctrl + Drag
This also resizes the field while maintaining its aspect ratio. The field is
enlarged and reduced with its center fixed.
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Aligning and Resizing Fields
(Free Design Template)
A selection of useful commands makes it possible to instantly position fields
on a label and to make multiple fields the same size (See page 46).
■ To make multiple fields the same size
You can resize multiple fields so they are the same size as a reference field
that you specify.
Example: Resizing fields by height and width
Reference field
Note
You can use the following procedures for both text fields and image fields.
L
■ What is alignment?
The DISC TITLE PRINTER application lets you align multiple fields vertically
or horizontally in relation to a reference field that you specify.
Example: To center fields vertically
Reference field
L
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Aligned fields
Aligned fields
To align fields
2. To make a different field the reference field, hold down the Ctrl key as you
1. Drag the mouse on the label so the fields you want to align or resize are
click the new reference field.
enclosed in the selection boundary.
This is the reference field.
L
3. Click the
button.
This displays a menu.
Note
See “Toolbars” on page 46.
4. On the menu, select Alignment.
5. On the submenu that appears, select the command you want.
The selected fields are aligned in accordance with the command you select.
Thin boundary
Selection boundary
• The reference field is surrounded by a relatively thick gray boundary,
while other selected fields are surrounded by thin boundaries.
Note
• You can also select and deselect fields using Shift + click.
• To deselect all of the currently selected fields, simply click anywhere
outside of the selected fields.
T
e
h
The above shows the result of Alignment – Center Vertically
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3. Input the values you want. The settings you configure are reflected in the
Configuring Field Properties
(Free Design Template)
preview image on the main window.
4. Click the Size tab.
Clicking the
button and then Properties displays a dialog box that you can
use to change the properties of a field.
Note
The unit of measurement (millimeters, pixels, inches) used on the Field
Properties dialog box is the same as that selected with the ruler unit of
measurement button (page 46).
To reposition and resize a field
1. Select the field you want to reposition. On the main window, click
.
Note
If multiple fields are selected, only the reference field (the one with the
gray selection boundary) can be repositioned.
2. On the menu that appears, click Properties.
Size and Zoom Factor
Inputting a value in one box automatically changes the value in the other
box.
This displays the Field Properties dialog box.
Maintain aspect ratio
When this check box is selected, the field is resized while maintaining the
relative ratio between its vertical and horizontal dimensions.
When this checkbox is cleared, a field can be resized by changing the
horizontal or vertical dimension only.
Print Area Location
These values indicate the
relative location of the print
area from the upper left
corner of the work area.
Changing the values in the
box causes the print area
to move to the new
location.
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Dimensions
These are the dimensions of the image when it was originally captured or
imported from a file.
5. Input the values you want and then click OK. The settings you configure
are reflected in the preview image on the main window.
1 Undo
Undoes the last operation you performed.
Useful Text Input Functions
(Free Text Template, Free Design Template)
This section describes various useful functions you can access on the shortcut
menu that appears when you right-click on the Free Text label template or
Free Design label template.
Right-clicking the mouse while the cursor is located in the work area displays
one of the shortcut menus shown below.
When a field is not selected
2
3
4
5
2
3
4
5
7 Time Stamp
Stamps the current date into the work area. The date that is stamped is the
one being kept by your PC’s clock.
8 Phrase Memory
Phrase Memory lets you select and input preset words and expressions
from a menu.
9 Music
Displays music phrases and expressions. Select the phrase you want from
the submenu that appears to input it.
0 Digital Image
Displays digital image phrases and expressions. Select the phrase you
want from the submenu that appears to input it.
w
6
5 Delete
Deletes the selected field.
2
3
4
5
Free Design Template
(When an image field is selected.)
1
4 Paste
Inserts the clipboard contents into the work area.
6 Select All
Selects all of the fields in the work area.
When a field is selected
1
3 Copy
Copies the currently selected field and places it onto the clipboard.
1
6
Free Text Template
Free Design template
(When a text field is selected.)
2 Cut
Cuts the currently selected field from the label and places it onto the
clipboard.
6
e
7
r
8
t
q User
Shows a list of preset phrases registered by you. Clicking a phrase inserts
it at the current cursor position. See page 59 for information about registering
preset phrases.
Note
See the “Phrase Library List” on page 62 for more information.
9
0
q
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w Return to Original Size (Image Field only)
This command change the size of the field so the image within it is the
same size it was when captured or imported.
e Layout
Use the commands on the submenus to align fields and to move them
forward and back.
Note
• See “Toolbars” on page 46.
• See “Aligning and Resizing Fields” on page 54.
r Dithering (Image Field only)
Use the submenu that appears to select either Pattern or Error Diffusion
for the dithering method.
t Properties
Displays a dialog box that shows the properties of the selected field. You
can also configure position and size settings on the properties dialog box.
Note
See “Configuring Field Properties” on page 56 for more information.
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Other Operations
Registering and Deleting a Phrase Memory Entry
Configuring Advanced Settings
On the main window or the print dialog box, click
. This displays a dialog
box for making advanced label creation or print settings.
1. On the main window or Print dialog box, click the
button.
2. Click the Phrase Memory tab.
To configure advanced print settings
1. On the main window or Print dialog box, click the
2. Click the Print tab.
You can register frequently used terms and phrases for instant recall whenever
you need them. See “Useful Text Input Functions” on pages 30 and 57 for
information about using phrase.
button.
To register a new phrase
Type the phrase you want to register into the text box, and then click Save.
Print Density
Shift the slider left or right to adjust print density when printing is too dark
or too light .
Auto Disc Tray Operation Setting
Use this setting to control whether the printer unit’s disc tray should be
opened automatically or manually before printing is started. This setting is
not supported with the CW-E60.
To delete a phrase
Click the phrase you want to delete so it is highlighted, and then click
Delete.
3. After everything is the way you want, click OK.
3. After everything is the way you want, click OK.
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To configure advanced layout settings
Use the following procedure to save the settings of a layout you create, and to
control what appears when you click the
and
.
1. On the main window or print dialog box, click the
button.
2. Click the Other tab.
Select the check box next to Show advanced print pattern settings only
if you want the Advanced Print Pattern Settings (page 35) dialog box to
appear when you click the
. The Select Print Pattern dialog box
appears when this check box is cleared.
Select the check box next to Show advanced text layout settings only if
you want the Advanced Text Layout Settings dialog box (page 36) to
. The Select Text Layout dialog box appears
appear when you click the
when this check box is cleared.
3. After everything is the way you want, click OK.
Save Style
Clicking the Save button saves the current print pattern, text layout, and
font settings and makes the initial default settings.
• The settings you save will be applied the next time you create a label
using the same template.
• You can save one setup per label template.
Important!
The Text Layout panel (page 36) and font button settings (page 37) cannot
be saved for the Free Text layout and Free Design layout.
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Using Help
The online help feature lets you access the following type of information.
• Information about functions and supplementary information
• Software version information
• Connection on the CASIO Website
To use Help
1. On the main window, click the
button.
2. Click Help.
3. Use standard Windows online help procedures to find the information you
need.
You can also obtain assistance by accessing the CASIO Website.
While your computer is connected to the Internet, click
and then
click CASIO Website. This will take you to the CASIO Website where
you will find the latest news and other information about CASIO or
USB peripheral products.
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Phrase Library List
Troubleshooting
The following is a list of the built-in phrase library contents. See page 30 and
57 for information about using phrase.
Consult this troubleshooting guide whenever you start to have problems with
the application. If you cannot find the solution of your problem here, check the
CW-E60 User’s Guide.
Phrase Memory
TEL:
FAX:
POST CODE:
Extension:
Direct:
E-mail:
http://
Contact:
Manager:
Term:
Issue Date:
Music
Big Hit
Hit Album
Best Of
Omnibus
My Favorites
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Digital Image
Date Recorded:
Recorded By:
Recorded At:
Image Quality Setting:
High:
Normal:
Economy:
Symptom
● Nothing works.
● Printing is not
clear.
● Printing is poor
quality.
● Printing is too
light.
Possible Cause
Recommended Action
The software is not
installed.
Disconnect the USB cable
and re-install the software.
Installing the software also
installs the driver. After reinstalling, connect the USB
cable again.
The bundled USB
cable or the AC
adaptor is not
connected properly.
Re-connect the USB cable
and the AC adaptor
properly.
Improper print density
Adjust the print density.
(page 59).
The print head is dirty.
See the CW-E60 User’s
Guide.
Symptom
● Cannot print.
Possible Cause
Recommended Action
The driver is not installed 1. Click Start, Control
correctly.
Panel, System, and
then Device Manager.
2. Check if CW-E60
Device is displayed
under Universal Serial
Bus controller.
• If you see a question
mark (?) or exclamation
point (!) next to CW-E60
Device, disconnect the
USB cable from your
computer, and re-install
this DISC TITLE
PRINTER application
and the USB driver.
After re-installing,
reconnect the USB
cable.
The printer is not turned
on or there is no
connection between the
printer and computer.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to
your PC.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to a
power source.
Symptom
● The last part of
input data does
not print.
● Cannot import
CD-Text.
Possible Cause
Recommended Action
Too many characters per
line
Use a smaller font size or
reduce the number of
characters per line.
Too many lines
Use a smaller font size or
reduce the number of
lines.
The music CD you are
trying to import from
does not have any CDText on it.
Type text manually into
the label input boxes, or
find a Website on the
Internet that contains the
data you want to include
on the label, copy it, and
then paste it into the label
input boxes.
Your CD drive does not
support reading of CDText.
● Cannot create a
data index file.
The specified drive or
media where you are
trying to save the data is
write protected or full.
Remove the write
protection or delete data
you no longer need to
make room from the data
index file. Other options
include switching to a
different drive or different
media.
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Error Messages
Recommended Action
Page
The label file cannot be
imported because it is
corrupted or an
unsupported format.
Message
Specify a proper label file
format.
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The text data cannot be
imported because it is
corrupted or an
unsupported format.
Create a new song title list
and try again.
There is still a Disc in the
printer. Remove the Disc to
quit.
Remove the disc and then
quit.
The printer is turned off or it
is not connected to the
computer.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to your
PC.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to a
power source.
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Message
Recommended Action
The printer is turned off or it
is not connected to the
computer. Check to make
sure that the printer model
specified by the print
settings is correctly
connected to the computer.
After correcting the
problem, try printing again.
Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to your
PC.
There is no ink ribbon
cassette loaded in the
printer. Load an ink ribbon
cassette and then try
printing again.
Correctly load an ink ribbon
cassette into the printer and
try printing again.
The ink ribbon cassette is
empty. Replace the ink
ribbon cassette and then try
again.
Replace the ink ribbon
cassette.
There is not enough ink
ribbon cassette for the next
printing. Replace the ink
ribbon cassette after you
finish the current printing.
Replace the ink ribbon
cassette before performing
the next printing.
There is no Disc loaded in
the printer. Load a Disc and
then try printing again.
Make sure that a disc is
correctly inserted in the
printer.
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Printer batteries are low.
Continue printing?
Replace the printer’s
batteries or switch to AC
adaptor power.
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Make sure the printer is
connected correctly to a
power source.
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