Brady XL3000 User`s guide

© 2003 Brady Worldwide, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
GalaRio™ Template Gallery User’s Guide
This manual is proprietary to Brady Worldwide, Inc., and may be revised from time to time
without notice. Brady disclaims any understanding to provide you with such revisions, if any.
All brand or product names referenced in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies or organizations.
Digital font outline data licensed from Weatherly Systems, Inc., © 1993-2000, All Rights
Reserved.
Clip art library licensed from Nova Development Corporation © 2000 Nova Development
Corporation and its licensors, including © 1999 Software Syndicate; © 1997-98 Seattle Support
Group; © 1995 Expressions Computer Software; © 1995-98 Multi-Ad Services; © 1996-98 Focus
Designs, Inc.; © Bitfolio, Ltd.; © 1990-96 Innovation Advertising & Design; © 1995 Silicon 4
Multimedia; © 1995-96 Studio Advertising Art; © 1996-99 Cliptoart;
© 1994 Bruce Jones Design, Inc.; © 1996-99 GraphiCorp, a division of Corel Corporation, and
Corel Corporation Limited. Rights of all parties reserved.
Protected by U.S. Patent 5,823,689.
Written and designed at Varitronics®, 6835 Winnetka Circle, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55428,
USA
Printed in the U.S.A.
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Brady Worldwide, Inc.
YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE
AGREEMENT BEFORE OPENING THIS PACKAGE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS, PLEASE PROMPTLY RETURN THIS PACKAGE FOR A FULL REFUND.
LICENSE AGREEMENT
Brady Worldwide, Inc. (hereafter “Brady”) hereby grants you a non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use
this software and the accompanying documentation according to the following terms:
1.
LICENSE GRANT: You may 1) install the software on only one computer at a time, and 2) make one (1)
copy of the software in machine readable form solely for backup purposes.
2.
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Development Corporation. You may modify, publish and distribute the Graphics in print; create
presentations which incorporate the Graphics; and use the Graphics in developing pages for the World
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photographs or other content. In no case may you distribute any of the Graphics by any other electronic
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or printed images be rented, lent or sublicensed. Your own good judgment should guide you in the
responsible use of the Graphics. You are completely responsible for the results of your use of the images.
You may not use the images to create work that would be considered obscene or libelous. Images
depicting people may not be used for commercial purposes nor in a manner suggesting endorsement of
any product or service. In addition, images depicting people may not be used in any manner which might
be deemed pornographic. In addition, certain images may contain logos or other matter that are the
trademarks, services marks or trade names of third parties. They are provided for convenience only to
those users of the software who are authorized by those third parties to reproduce their trademarks in
print. Know your rights and always seek direct permission from the work’s owner if you intend to use a
third party’s trademark.
3.
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copying of the software or the accompanying documentation, or failure to comply with the above
restrictions, shall automatically terminate this license, without further notice, and terminate your rights
to use the software, and Brady shall, in addition to its other legal remedies, be entitled to its reasonable
attorney fees.
4.
LIMITED WARRANTY: Brady warrants that, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of delivery to
you as evidenced by a copy of your receipt, the software, as furnished, under normal use, will perform
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without significant errors that make it unusable. Brady's entire liability and your exclusive remedy
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to state.
5.
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INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, WHEN LOADING THIS SOFTWARE OR OTHERWISE, OR LOST
PROFITS, COST OF COVER OR OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT
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DAMAGE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LICENSE FEE REFLECTS THIS ALLOCATION OF
RISK.
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so the above limitation may not apply to you.
6.
GENERAL: This Agreement shall be governed by, and interpreted under, the laws of the State of
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communications or advertising with respect to the software and accompanying documentation. If any
provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force
and effect.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Welcome
About This Guide - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-2
Terminology - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-2
About the Application- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-3
Accessing Additional Resources - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-3
Internet access - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-3
Online help - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-3
CHAPTER 2 Installing Application Components
Installation Requirements - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-2
Print driver and computer interface requirements- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-3
Installing the Application - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-5
Installing the Print Driver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-11
CHAPTER 3 Using Online Help
Using Online Help - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3-2
Viewing Help Topics and Descriptions- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3-3
Viewing Step-by-Step Procedures - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3-4
Searching Help Topics - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3-5
CHAPTER 4 Getting Started
Preparing the Printer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-2
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Launching the Application- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-2
About the Application Toolbars - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-5
Standard toolbar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-5
Format toolbar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-6
Draw toolbar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-7
Draw Attributes toolbar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-8
Document toolbar- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-9
Object toolbar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-9
Setting Document Preferences - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-11
Document tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-11
Shapes tab- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-13
Text tab- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-14
Bar Code tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-15
Graphics tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-17
Program tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-18
Exporting Files to the VisiMate System - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-20
CHAPTER 5 Creating Specialty Output
Template Categories - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-2
Creating Specialty Output Using Templates- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-4
Entering data in template prompts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-8
Working with My Templates - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-11
Setting Specialty Output Attributes- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-13
General Tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-13
Orientation Tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-16
Frame Tab - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5-17
Saving Outputs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Opening Saved Outputs- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Deleting Outputs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Designing Custom Outputs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Creating Custom Templates - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5-18
5-20
5-22
5-23
5-24
CHAPTER 6 Working with Text
Creating Text Boxes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Selecting Text and Text Objects - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Applying Fonts and Character Formats - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sizing Text - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Positioning Text in Text Objects - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - viii ¡
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6-4
6-5
6-6
6-7
Reversing Text Colors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6-8
Creating Text on a Circle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6-9
Creating Vertical Text - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6-10
Creating TextArt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6-11
CHAPTER 7 Working with Objects
Selecting Objects - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-2
Sizing Objects - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-3
Positioning Objects- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-4
Aligning Objects- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-6
Changing the Color of Objects- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-7
VisiMate Specialty Printing System - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-8
Monochrome PosterPrinter Systems - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-8
Pro36 Color PosterPrinter System - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-10
Rotating Objects- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-13
Framing Objects- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-14
Moving Objects to the Front or Back - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-14
Grouping and Ungrouping Objects - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-15
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Objects - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-16
Deleting Objects- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-17
Using the Undo Command - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7-17
CHAPTER 8 Working with Bar Codes
Creating Bar Codes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8-2
Setting Bar Code Density and Ratio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8-2
Working with Human-readable Text - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8-4
Selecting Text Within Bar Codes- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8-5
Sizing Text Within Bar Codes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8-5
CHAPTER 9 Working with Graphics
Graphic Types - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9-2
Selecting Graphics from the Library - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9-2
Importing Graphics from Outside of the Application - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9-4
CHAPTER 10 Working with Shapes
Using Draw Tools and HotShapes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10-2
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Changing Object Line Widths - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10-6
Applying Object Fill Patterns - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10-7
CHAPTER 11 Working with Variable Data
Creating Sequences- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Creating and Using Text Lists - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Linking to Databases and Spreadsheets - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Prompting for Data at Print Time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Creating Date/Time Stamps - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11-2
11-4
11-7
11-9
11-11
CHAPTER 12 Cutting Out Objects or Documents
Cutting Out Specialty Output - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12-2
Cutting Out Text - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12-2
Cutting around individual characters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12-3
Cutting Out Graphics and Shapes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12-5
Selecting pre-cut graphics from the library - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12-5
Cutting out imported graphics - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12-6
Cutting out lines and shapes- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12-7
CHAPTER 13 Printing
Using Metallic Ribbon with CMYK (Full Color) Ribbon- - - - - - - - - - - - - Setting Printer Color in the VisiMate System- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Previewing Outputs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Printing a Proof of Your Output - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Setting Up Output Size for PosterPrinter Systems - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Using Scan to Print - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Using Test Print - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Printing Outputs- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13-2
13-4
13-5
13-6
13-7
13-9
13-9
13-10
Print - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13-10
QuickPrint - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13-12
Batch printing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13-13
Using Supply Saver in the VisiMate System- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13-15
Tiling Print Jobs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13-16
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List of Figures
Figure 3-1.Help for GalaRio Template Gallery Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 3-2.Search Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 4-1.Document Type Dialog Box: Create New Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 4-2.Preferences Dialog Box: Document Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 4-3.Preferences Dialog Box: Shapes Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 4-4.Preferences Dialog Box: Text Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 4-5.Preferences Dialog Box: Bar Code Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 4-6.Preferences Dialog Box: Graphics Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 4-7.Preferences Dialog Box: Program Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 4-8.Open Document dialog box: Template editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-1.Create New Document dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-2.Enter Data dialog box: Text prompt with text list items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-3.Enter Data dialog box: Graphic prompt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-4.Add Template to My Templates dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-5.Document Properties dialog box: General tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-6.Document Color dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-7.Document Properties dialog box: Orientation tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-8.Document Properties dialog box: Frame tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-9.Save Document dialog box
(Full path is for reference only.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-10.Document Type dialog box: Open Saved Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-11.Open Document dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-12.Delete Document dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-13.Open Document dialog box: Template editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 5-14.Save Document dialog box: Template editing
(Full path is for reference only.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 6-1.Text Object Properties Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 6-2.Text box: Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3-5
4-3
4-11
4-13
4-14
4-15
4-17
4-18
4-21
5-6
5-8
5-10
5-12
5-13
5-15
5-16
5-17
5-19
5-20
5-21
5-22
5-25
5-27
6-3
6-8
Figure 6-3.Text box: Reversed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 6-4.Text on a Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 6-5.Text Data Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 6-6.TextArt example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 6-7.TextArt Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 7-1.White object displayed on black rectangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 7-2.Customize Color dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 7-3.Object Color dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 8-1.Bar Code Data Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 8-2.Object Properties Dialog Box: Bar Code Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 9-1.Insert Graphic Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 9-2.Get Graphic Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 10-1.HotShapes Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 10-2.HotShape with Sizing and Rotation Handles Displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 10-3.Free-hand Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 10-4.Multi-line Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 10-5.Arc Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 10-6.Multi-line Drawing: Close Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 10-7.Circle Object with Cross Fill Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 11-1.Object Properties Dialog Box: Sequence Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 11-2.Object Properties Dialog Box: Text Lists Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 11-3.Save Text List Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 11-4.Get Text List Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 11-5.Object Properties Dialog Box: Database Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 11-6.Get Database Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 11-7.Object Properties Dialog Box: Prompt Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 11-8.Object Properties Dialog Box: Date/Time Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 12-1.Cut Out Text: Weeding Set to None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 12-2.Cut Out Text: Weeding Set to By Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 12-3.Cut Out Text: Weeding Set to Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 12-4.Imported Graphic Displaying Cut Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 12-5.Rectangle with Cut Offset and Print Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 13-1.Color Options Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 13-2.Proof Print Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 13-3.Print Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 13-4.Print Range Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 13-5.Batch Print Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 13-6.Standard Supply Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 13-7.Tiled Printing Example: media Size vs. Document Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 13-8.Tiled Printing Example: Print Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 1
Welcome
Thank you for deciding to use the Varitronics® GalaRio™ Template
Gallery application. The application assists you in creating a wide
variety of specialty outputs such as: posters, banners, stickers, magnets,
bumper stickers, buttons, badges, labels, signs, and awards. You can
print your specialty output to the Varitronics® PosterPrinter™ Systems
or the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System. In addition, you can print
8 ½” x 11” poster and banner samples to your inkjet or laser printer,
which you can then use as a scan to print original to create full-size
posters and banners on your PosterPrinter™ System.
The GalaRio™ application is easy-to-use, flexible, and powerful. A
wizard guides you through the process of customizing output from a
variety of template categories. The application provides pre-made
templates for the specialty output you create most often—building
signage, cut out shapes, calendars, teaching tools, recognition/
motivation awards, and more. These templates allow you to create
great-looking specialty output in just three easy steps. Just select a
template, type your text, and print!
For those times when you want to design a unique layout or add your
own creative touches to the pre-made templates, the GalaRio™
application provides all the tools you need.
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About This Guide
This guide provides a brief overview of the GalaRio™ Template Gallery
application, describes how to install it, and teaches you how to start the
application and use some basic features. For more information, use the
extensive on-line help system which provides complete details and
instructions on all application features on page 3-1. To see all of the
templates, graphics and fonts that are included with the application,
refer to the GalaRio™ Templates & Graphics Guide.
Terminology
The following table outlines market terminology and the shortcut
references used in this guide.
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Market Terminology
Reference
VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System,
PosterPrinter™ Systems
printer
Posters, banners, stickers, magnets,
bumper stickers, buttons, badges,
labels, signs, and awards
specialty output or output
PosterPrinter™ Paper, Polyester,
Vinyl, Magnetic, Brushed Gold, and
Static Cling Vinyl tapes or materials
supply types
Symbols, photos, clipart, drawings
graphics
About This Guide
About the Application
The following features make the GalaRio™ application easy-to-use,
flexible, and powerful:
‰ The output creation wizard guides you through the process of
creating the desired output.
‰ The extensive on-line help system is easily accessible and provides
detailed information and instructions.
‰ A large selection of pre-made layouts and graphics make it easy to
create customized specialty output.
‰ A full range of editing and drawing tools allow you to customize your
designs.
‰ A graphics library containing over 1,200 images selected specifically
for schools is easily accessible to you.
Accessing Additional Resources
Use the following resources to access more information on the
application.
Internet access
The Varitronics® website provides driver downloads and updated
product information. You can access Varitronics® online at
http://www.varitronicsystems.com.
Online help
The online help system contains detailed information on the
application’s user interface and operations. For more information about
using online help, see Chapter 3: Using Online Help.
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CHAPTER 2
Installing Application
Components
The GalaRio™ application installation CD provides all the files
necessary for installing the application and the VisiMate™ Specialty
Printing System print driver. For any of the PosterPrinter™ Systems,
the print driver is included with the PosterPrinter™ System interface
kit. You can also download any driver from the Varitronics® website at
http://www.varitronicsystems.com.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Installation Requirements
‰ Installing the Application
‰ Installing the Print Driver
Hint! You MUST install the PosterPrinter™ System print driver(s)
prior to installing the GalaRio™ 2 application. DO NOT change
the name of any PosterPrinter™ Systems in your PC prior to
installing the GalaRio™ 2 application. Once you have installed
both the drivers and the application, you can rename your
printers.
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Installation Requirements
Be sure that your computer and printer meet the following minimum
requirements for running the GalaRio™ application:
‰ 486 DX/33 MHz or greater PC running Microsoft Windows® 98,
NT 4.0, 2000, or XP (Pentium® recommended)
Note:
Support for Windows® 2000 is available only on the ProImage®
XL 3000, the ProImage® Plus 3000, and the VisiMate™
Specialty Printing System.
‰ 128 MB or greater recommended
‰ CD-ROM drive
‰ 150 MB or greater available hard disk space (for a complete
installation)
‰ Display size of 640 x 480 at 256 colors (800 x 600 or greater
recommended)
‰ Available IEEE1284 compliant parallel, serial, or USB port, plus
data cable for all desired printers
‰ Print drivers for all desired printers (For more information on
installing print drivers, see Installing the Print Driver on page 211.)
Note:
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In addition to the hard disk space listed above, you need
additional free space to run the application. The amount of
space needed depends on the size of the files you create. If the
GalaRio™ application closes down unexpectedly, check that
your PC meets the above memory and hard disk space
requirements. If it does comply, try clearing some additional
hard disk space on the system.
Installation Requirements
Print driver and computer interface requirements
Output created with the GalaRio™ Template Gallery application can be
printed to the VisiMate™ System or to the various PosterPrinter™
Systems. To print successfully, install the print driver for each
PosterPrinter™ System you want to use BEFORE installing the
GalaRio™ application. The print driver for the VisiMate™ System can
be installed before or after the application installation.
You can use the GalaRio™ application with any of the following
Varitronics® products. Be sure to install the correct version of the print
driver for the version of Windows® you are using, as shown below.
Printer System
Windows“ OS
Driver Version
ProImage® Plus PosterPrinter™
98
1.14
NT 4.0
2.01
98
1.08
NT 4.0, 2000
1.04
XP
1.02
98
1.14
NT 4.0
2.01
98
1.08
NT 4.0, 2000
1.04
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1.02
98
1.2v1
NT 4.0 (Domestic)
1.0v1
NT 4.0 (Int’l)
1.0v1
98
1.14
NT 4.0
2.01
98
1.0
NT 4.0, 2000, XP
1.0
ProImage® Plus3000 PosterPrinter™
ProImage® XL PosterPrinter™
ProImage® XL3000 PosterPrinter™
Pro36 Color PosterPrinter™
PosterPrinter™ 2000P
VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System
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Printer System
Computer interface version required
ProImage® Plus PosterPrinter™
ProLynx II version 2.0
ProImage® XL PosterPrinter™
ProLynx II version 2.0
PosterPrinter™ 2000P
ProLynx II version 2.0
ProImagr® XL 3000 PosterPrinter™
N/A; printer includes computer interface kit
Pro36 Color PosterPrinter™
N/A; printer includes integrated computer interface
ProImage® Plus 3000 PosterPrinter™
N/A; printer includes computer interface kit
Installation Requirements
Installing the Application
The GalaRio™ application and the VisiMate™ System print driver are
shipped on a single CD-ROM. A standard Windows® setup wizard
guides you through the installation procedure. For a PosterPrinter™
System print driver, use the disk included in the printer interface kit.
The installation allows you to install the application and the VisiMate™
System print driver at the same time. For more information on
installing the VisiMate™ System print driver, see the VisiMate™
Specialty Printing Systems User’s Guide that accompanied your printer.
Use the following procedures to install and uninstall the application
components.
Hint! You MUST install the PosterPrinter™ System print drivers
prior to installing the GalaRio™ 2 application. DO NOT change
the name of any PosterPrinter™ Systems in your PC prior to
installing the GalaRio™ 2 application. Once you have installed
both the drivers and the application, you can rename your
printers. If you need a PosterPrinter™ System driver, please
refer to the computer interface kit that accompanied your
PosterPrinter™ System.
Before you begin the installation procedure, close all open
applications and disable all anti-virus software on your PC.
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To install the application
1. Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.
If your PC does not automatically launch the installation wizard,
click Start on the Windows® taskbar and select Run. Type
D:\Setup.exe and click OK, or click the Browse button and select
the desired path. (Substitute the letter corresponding to your CDROM drive if it is not labeled D.)
Hint! If your PC contains a previous version of the GalaRio™
application, you will be asked to uninstall that version. See To
uninstall the application on page 2-9. Once you have
uninstalled the application, repeat step 1 above to begin the
installation procedure.
2. Select Install GalaRio Template Gallery. If you want to install
the VisiMate™ System print driver at this time, click Install
VisiMate print driver.
3. Click Start. The GalaRio Template Gallery Setup dialog box
appears.
4. Click Next to continue. The Choose Destination Location dialog box
appears.
5. Select a location and click Next to continue.
Hint! The Choose Location for the install defaults to C:\Program
Files\VSI\GalaRio 2. If you want to change the destination
directory, click the Browse button and select the desired path.
Click OK to accept.
The Choose Location for Documents dialog box appears.
6. Select an output location and click Next to continue.
Hint! The install defaults to C:\ProgramFiles\VSI\GalaRio 2\
Documents. If you want to change the destination directory,
click Browse and select the desired path. Click OK to accept.
You can also share files across a network connection by pointing
the Document Location folder to a folder on your system’s
server.
The Setup Type dialog box appears.
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7. Select one of the following install options:
• Custom: Installs requested components. This option is
recommended for advanced users. Use this option to install
template creation capabilities.
• Typical: Installs with the most common components. This is the
installation default. This option is recommended for most
users.
8. Select the components you want to install, then click Next. The
following are brief descriptions of each of the components:
• GalaRio: Installs the application program files, templates, help
files, sample databases, and sample graphics. This is a default
setting.
• Template Design Capability: Installs the Template Design
module which allows you to create and save your own templates.
The Select Printer Specific Templates dialog box appears.
9. Select the printer(s) that you intend to use with the GalaRio™
application. Click Next to continue. The Select Program Folder
dialog box appears.
Note:
If you install a PosterPrinter™ System and a VisiMate™
System template at the same time, the installation could take
several minutes.
10. When the Select Program Folder dialog box appears, select a name
for the program folder in Windows®, then click Next to continue.
The system begins installing the application.
Hint! The default folder is GalaRio 2. To create a new name, type the
desired name in the Program Folders text box, then click
Next to continue.
11. If you installed the VisiMate™ System print driver, the Choose
Printer Port dialog box opens and you must click the port you want
to use.
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Hint! If you are installing the printer through a USB connection,
scroll to the bottom of the Available Ports list and select USB
Printer Port, then click OK. If you are using a serial connection,
select the desired port, then click Configure Port. Follow the
on-screen instructions and the documentation that accompanied
your PC to configure the port settings. See also the instructions
provided in the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing Systems User’s
Guide.
If you chose not to install the VisiMate™ System printer or after you
set up the printer port, the system begins installing the application
and its components.
12. Select one of the following options:
• Click Yes to add the application icon to your desktop.
• Click No to leave the application accessible only from the Start
menu.
13. Click Finish to complete the installation.
14. If you installed the VisiMate™ System printer driver, you must
restart your PC. Select one of the following:
• Click Yes to restart your PC now.
• Click No to restart your PC at a later time.
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Installing the Application
To move saved files from a previous version of GalaRio
If you have an earlier version of the GalaRio™ application and would
like to retain files from that version, this procedure will instruct you on
where to move your files, so you can use them in the latest version of the
GalaRio™ application.
Hint! You need to complete this task before saving files from the
GalaRio™ 2 application, or the files from the previous version
will replace the files you saved from the GalaRio™ 2 application
when you move them.
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Navigate to your VSI folder in the Program Files directory.
3. Open the GalaRio folder.
4. Click and drag the Documents folder into the GalaRio 2 folder.
The system will ask you if you want to replace the existing
Documents folder.
5. Click Yes to replace the files.
To uninstall the application
1. Click Start on the Windows® taskbar, then select
Settings|Control Panel. The Control Panel dialog box appears.
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon, as shown on the
left.
3. Select GalaRio 2 and click the Change/Remove button in
Windows® NT/2000 or the Add/Remove button in Windows® 98.
The Install Shield wizard launches the GalaRio Uninstall program.
Hint! If you are installing an earlier version of the GalaRio™
application, simply select the application name from the
program list, and the uninstall program will remove all the
components automatically.
4. Select Uninstall GalaRio and click Start. The Confirm File
Deletion dialog box appears.
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5. Verify that you want to remove all GalaRio™ application file
components from your system by clicking OK. The Uninstalling
(Template files) dialog appears.
Note:
If you do not want to remove GalaRio™ application file
components, click Cancel.
6. Do one of the following:
• Click Yes to remove all template files (including user-created
templates).
• Click No to leave these templates in the system.
If you choose to leave the templates in the system, the system
verifies that the templates were not deleted and prompts you to click
OK.
Note:
This procedure does not remove print drivers. For more
information on removing print drivers, see the documentation
that accompanied your printer.
In addition, this procedure does not delete files that you saved in
the Documents folder.
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Installing the Application
Installing the Print Driver
Hint! You MUST install the PosterPrinter™ System print drivers
prior to installing the GalaRio™ 2 application. DO NOT change
the name of any PosterPrinter™ Systems in your PC prior to
installing the GalaRio™ 2 application. Once you have installed
both the drivers and the application, you can rename your
printers.
Before you begin the installation procedure, close all open
applications and disable all anti-virus software on your PC.
The GalaRio™ application and the VisiMate™ System print driver are
shipped on a single CD-ROM. A standard Windows® setup wizard
guides you through the installation procedure.If you began the
VisiMate™ System print driver installation, the system asks you for
port information for your printer. You will select a port on the Choose
Printer Port dialog box:
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If you are using a serial connection, select the serial port from the list
of ports, then click Configure Port. Follow the on-screen
instructions and the documentation that accompanied your PC to
configure the serial port.
If you are installing the printer through a USB connection, select the
USB Connection from the list of ports, then click OK. To complete
the USB connection, follow the instructions provided in the
VisiMate™ Specialty Printing Systems User’s Guide.
For any of the PosterPrinter™ Systems, the print driver ships on the
disk that accompanied your printer. You can also download any driver
from the Varitronics® website at http://www.varitronicsystems.com. For
information on installing PosterPrinter™ System print drivers, refer to
the documentation that accompanied your printer.
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CHAPTER 3
Using Online Help
The online help installed with the GalaRio™ Template Gallery
application provides detailed information on all aspects of the software.
While this guide is designed to get you started and to highlight features
you may want to try, the online help includes detailed steps on using
each feature, along with helpful tips.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Using Online Help
‰ Viewing Help Topics and Descriptions
‰ Viewing Step-by-Step Procedures
‰ Searching Help Topics
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Using Online Help
To launch the main help window shown below, select Help Topics from
the Help menu.
Figure 3-1. Help for GalaRio Template Gallery Dialog Box
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Viewing Help Topics and Descriptions
You can obtain a description of any menu item, icon, button, or dialog
box in the GalaRio™ Template Gallery application. Use the following
procedures to obtain help topics and descriptions.
To view menu item descriptions
1. Click the Help button on the application toolbar. A cursor with a
question mark appears, as shown on the left.
2. Click on an item to display the associated help window. For
example, you can select a drop-down menu, and then click the menu
item for a description of that item.
To view icon and button descriptions
Place the cursor over a GalaRio™ toolbar icon without clicking.
The name of the button appears briefly, and the status bar, at the
bottom of the window, displays a description of the button. In addition,
the status bar also displays a short description of each menu command.
To view help topics from dialog boxes
1. Click the Help button, as shown on the left. The Help for GalaRio
Template Gallery dialog box appears.
2. To search related topics, click the Related Topics button, as shown
on the left, below the current help topic. A list of related topics
appears. Select a topic and click Display to view the topic.
3. Click the Help Topics button, as shown on the left, at the top of the
dialog box to access a list of all help topics.
4. When you have completed your search, click File|Exit to close the
dialog box.
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Viewing Step-by-Step Procedures
You can use online help to access step-by-step procedures for any
application function. Follow these steps to access step-by-step
procedures.
To display step-by-step procedures
1. Select Help Topics from the Help menu.
2. Click the Contents tab. A list of book icons appears.
3. Double-click any book to open and display its topics, then doubleclick any topic to display the procedure.
4. To search related topics, click the Related Topics button, as shown
on the left, below the current help topic. A list of related topics
appears. Select a topic and click Display to view the topic.
5. Click the Help Topics button, as shown on the left, at the top of the
dialog box to access a list of all help topics.
6. When you have completed your search, click File|Exit to close the
dialog box.
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Searching Help Topics
The GalaRio™ application allows you to search for specific topics within
the help system. Use the following procedure to search help topics.
To search help topics
1. Select Help Topics from the Help menu, as shown on the left.
2. Click the Search tab.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to access the search database. The
following appears:
Figure 3-2. Search Feature
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4. Select the search method you want to use. The following are the
available search options:
• Search Method 1: Type the keyword(s) of a topic that you want
more information about. As you type, the other two search
windows will reveal topics that match your keyword entry. If
there are no topics available for your keyword, the windows will
remain blank.
• Search Method 2: Select a word or letter that corresponds to
the topic you wish to view. The search window 3 will display all
help topics pertaining to the word or letter you chose.
• Search Method 3: Double-click the topic you want to view. The
topic appears in a separate window. To return to the search
option, click the Help Topics button, as shown on the left, on the
help topic’s window.
5. When you have completed your search, click File|Exit to close the
dialog box.
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CHAPTER 4
Getting Started
You need to complete a few setup tasks involving the printer and
application settings for the application to work properly. Each setup
task is described in this chapter. Once you have completed these setup
tasks, you will be ready to create the specialty outputs of your choice.
In addition, this chapter covers the setup of the application toolbars and
how each toolbar is used.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Preparing the Printer
‰ Launching the Application
‰ About the Application Toolbars
‰ Setting Document Preferences
‰ Exporting Files to the VisiMate System
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Preparing the Printer
Before you begin working in the application, we recommend that you
check the following to be sure that the printer is ready for use:
‰ Be sure that the printer is online and communicating.
‰ Be sure that the desired PosterPrinter™ paper, media, and/or
ribbon are installed in the printer.
Note:
If the VisiMate™ printer is online and communicating with your
PC, the application automatically detects the installed media
size, media color, and ribbon color. If you are using a
PosterPrinter™ machine, you will see a white background
behind the poster or banner you are creating.
Launching the Application
Use the following procedure to launch the application.
To launch the application
1. Click Start on the Windows taskbar and then select
Programs|GalaRio 2|GalaRio 2.
Hint! If the application icon, as shown on the left, appears on your
desktop, you can also start the application by double-clicking the
icon.
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Preparing the Printer
The Document Type dialog box appears.
Figure 4-1. Document Type Dialog Box: Create New Document
The Document Type dialog box (Figure 4-1 on page 4-3) shows you the
available template categories in the application and provides access to
your saved outputs in the application.
Note:
The templates that appear in the Create New Document dialog
box depend upon the type of printer you select.
The table below gives a brief description of the Document Type dialog
box options.
Option
Description
Create New Document
Allows you to create a new output using either the
custom feature or one of the pre-made templates.
Open Saved Document
Allows you to open an output that you previously
saved.
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Option
Description
Print Saved Document
Allows you to print a saved output without opening it
first.
Select your document
type
Allows you to select the category of templates you
want to use.
Selected
Displays the currently selected template category.
Select the printer you
want for your documents
Allows you to select the printer you want to use.
Displays all printers installed in your system.
Printer color setting
Lets you select and set the document color.
You are now ready to begin creating outputs in the application. For
more information on creating specialty outputs, see Chapter 5: Creating
Specialty Output.
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Launching the Application
About the Application Toolbars
The GalaRio™ application has several toolbars to assist you in creating
your specialty outputs.
You can turn application toolbars off and on by selecting a toolbar you
want to display from the View menu. If the toolbar is on, a check mark
appears next to the toolbar name.
Standard toolbar
The Standard toolbar offers common menu items that you may want to
access quickly. The table below lists the menu options available on the
Standard toolbar and offers a short description of each item.
Icon
Name
Description
New
Creates a new output.
Open
Opens an existing output.
Save
Saves the active output.
Change
Document Type
Returns you to the Document Type dialog box
(Figure 4-1 on page 4-3). You can select a new
printer or template category.
Cut
Cuts the selected object or text and puts it on the
Clipboard. This function removes the original from
the output.
Copy
Copies the selected object or text and puts it on the
Clipboard. This function leaves the original in the
output.
Paste
Places the Clipboard contents into the output.
Undo
Removes the last action performed.
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Icon
Name
Description
Zoom In
Increases the output magnification on the screen
10% each time it is selected.
Zoom Out
Decreases the output magnification on the screen
10% each time it is selected.
Print
Prints the active output.
About GalaRio
Displays the application About window, which
provides version numbers and copyright dates.
Help
Displays the help system for an item (command,
toolbar button, etc.) you select.
Format toolbar
The Format toolbar offers menu items that allow you to edit the font
style and size. The table below lists the menu options available on the
Format toolbar and offers a short description of each item.
Icon
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About the Application Toolbars
Name
Description
Font Selection
Selects a font.
Font Size
Selects a font size.
Increase Font
Size
Increases the font size at the click of a
button. The selected font increases by one
point per click. The font size is displayed in
the Font Size option.
Decrease Font
Size
Decreases the font size at the click of a
button. The selected font increases by one
point per click. The font size is displayed in
the Font Size option.
Icon
Size Font
Automatically
Automatically sizes the font to best fit the
text box.
Name
Description
Bold
Bolds the selected text.
Italic
Italicizes the selected text.
Underline
Underlines the selected text.
Justify Left
Changes the justification of text within a
frame to the left side.
Justify Center
Changes the justification of text within a
frame to the center.
Justify Right
Changes the justification of text within a
frame to the right side.
Draw toolbar
The Draw toolbar offers menu items that allow you to add objects to
your sign or label. The table below lists the menu options available on
the Draw toolbar and offers a short description of each item.
Icon
Name
Description
Selector
Selects objects in the output.
Text
Creates text in the output.
Bar Code
Places bar code objects in the output.
Rectangle
Creates rectangles or squares in the output.
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Icon
Circle
Creates circles in the output.
Name
Description
Line
Creates straight lines in the output.
HotShapes
Opens the HotShapes toolbar, which has buttons
for additional shapes to create in the output.
Lines Toolbar
Opens the Lines toolbar, which has buttons for
additional types of lines to create in the output.
Text Art
Creates text art graphics in the output.
Text on a Circle
Creates text on a circle in the output.
Insert graphic
Inserts a graphic in the output.
Edit Data
Brings up the first dialog box of the template prompt
sequence used to create the current output.
Draw Attributes toolbar
The Draw Attributes toolbar offers menu items that allow you to change
the attributes of draw objects. The table below lists the menu options
available on the Draw Attributes toolbar and offers a short description
of each item.
Icon
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Name
Description
Object Color
Changes the color of the selected object(s).
Line Width
Changes the line width of the selected object(s).
Fill Pattern
Changes the fill pattern of the selected object(s).
About the Application Toolbars
Icon
Print Object
Indicates that objects in the output are print
objects.
Name
Description
Cut Out Object
Indicates that objects in the output are cut out
objects. This option is only available for printers
containing a plotter cutter.
Document toolbar
The Document toolbar offers menu items that allow you to modify your
output’s properties. The table below lists the menu options available on
the Document toolbar and offers a short description of each item.
Icon
Name
Description
Document Color
Changes the output color.
Document
Properties
Displays the Document Properties dialog box.
Object toolbar
The Object toolbar offers menu items that allow you to quickly change
specific settings of an object. The table below lists the menu options
available on the Object toolbar and offers a short description of each
item.
Icon
Name
Description
Symbology
Selects the symbology for bar codes.
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Icon
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About the Application Toolbars
Color Print
Setting
Selects the color print setting for multicolor printers. Changing the setting here
changes the setting in the driver. Available
for VisiMate™ printers only. You can only
change PosterPrinter™ Systems that use
color through the printer’s driver.
Name
Description
Reverse
Reverses the text and background colors
for the selected text object.
Rotate
Rotates the selected object.
Properties
Displays the Properties dialog box for the
selected object.
Group
Groups the selected objects or ungroups a
selected group.
Move to
Front
Moves selected object to the front of any
layered objects.
Move to Back
Moves selected object behind any layered
objects.
Setting Document Preferences
You can set standard preferences in the Preferences dialog box. The
preferences you set become your defaults for all outputs you work with
in the application.
You can access the Preferences dialog box by selecting Preferences
from the Options menu. The following sections explain the selections
available on each of the Preference tabs.
Note:
The changes you make in the Preferences dialog box apply to the
entire system, and they remain until you change them again.
Document tab
The Document tab displays the rulers and sets the unit of measure for
your output. In addition, you can adjust and display grid and center
lines for assistance in positioning objects.
Figure 4-2. Preferences Dialog Box: Document Tab
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The following table describes the options available on the Document tab:
Option
Description
Snap to grid
Indicates that new or repositioned objects should “snap”
into alignment with the nearest grid lines. (This option has
no effect on objects already placed on the output.)
You can override this setting for the selected output by
selecting Snap to Grid from the Options menu.
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Dots
Displays the grid as a series of dots representing the
intersections of the grid lines. You only see this if you also
select the Grid option.
Dotted lines
Displays the grid as a set of dashed lines. You only see
this if you also select the Grid option.
Horizontal grid
spacing
Specifies the desired horizontal interval for the grid.
Vertical grid spacing
Specifies the desired vertical interval for the grid.
Unit of measure
Specifies whether the unit of measure is displayed in
inches or in millimeters.
Grid
Displays the grid in the application window. You can
override this setting by selecting Grid from the View
menu.
Center lines
Displays the center lines in the application window. You
can override this setting by selecting Center Lines from
the View menu.
Rulers
Displays the rulers in the application window. You can
override this setting by selecting Rulers from the View
menu.
Setting Document Preferences
Shapes tab
The Shapes tab allows you to select the default settings for creating
lines and shapes in your outputs.
Figure 4-3. Preferences Dialog Box: Shapes Tab
The following table describes the options available on the Shapes tab:
Option
Description
Drawing color
Indicates drawing color for all objects, including text, in the
application.
Line width
Specifies the line width for all drawing objects.
Fill pattern
Specifies the pattern that fills all closed drawing objects.
Number of polygon
sides
Specifies the number of sides to be used for polygon
shapes.
Number of seal
points
Specifies the number of points to be sealed on a shape.
Close multi-line
Indicates that multi-lines and arcs will be “closed” when
you draw them. A line segment automatically connects the
ending point with the starting point.
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Text tab
The Text tab allows you to select the default settings for text in your
outputs.
Figure 4-4. Preferences Dialog Box: Text Tab
The following table describes the options available on the Text tab:
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Option
Description
Automatically size
font
Indicates that the application selects the font size that best
fits a text object with boundaries. This setting is ignored for
free-form text objects.
Show frame
Indicates that a frame outline of the text object prints.
Line width
Specifies the width of the frame to be printed around text
objects. This option is available only when the you select
the Show frame option.
Reverse text colors
Indicates that the text appears in the background color,
and the background (inside the text box) appears in the
foreground color.
Vertical text
Indicates that the text letters appear vertically (one below
the other).
Setting Document Preferences
Option
Description
Unit of measure
Specifies whether the unit of measure is displayed in
points, inches, or millimeters.
Bar Code tab
The Bar Code tab allows you to select the default settings for bar codes
in your outputs.
Figure 4-5. Preferences Dialog Box: Bar Code Tab
The following table describes the options available on the Bar Code tab:
Option
Description
Symbology
Specifies the default bar code symbology.
Height
Specifies the height of the bar code. The height does not
include the size of the human-readable data.
Density
Specifies the width of a narrow bar in the bar code. The
available selections include 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and
100 mils.
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Option
Description
Ratio
Specifies the ratio of a wide bar to a narrow bar. The
available selections include 2:1, 2.5:1 and 3:1.
Orientation
Specifies whether you want vertical or horizontal bar code
orientation.
No text
Prints a bar code without human-readable text.
Text above bar code
Prints a bar code with human-readable text above the bar
code.
Text below bar code
Prints a bar code with human-readable text below the bar
code.
Include check
character
Specifies that a check character should print with all bar
codes.
Print humanreadable check
character
Specifies that the check character should print in humanreadable form. This option is available only if the Include
check character option is selected.
Print humanreadable start/stop
(*)
Specifies that start and stop character (*) should print in
human-readable form.
Setting Document Preferences
Graphics tab
The Graphics tab allows you to select the default settings for graphics in
your outputs.
Figure 4-6. Preferences Dialog Box: Graphics Tab
The following table describes the options available on the Graphics tab:
Option
Description
Allow nonproportional sizing
Specifies that width and height of a graphic can be
changed independently using either the side or corner
handles.
Dragging the corner handles scales the object
proportionally. Dragging the side handles only scales the
dimension of the side you select.
Always size
proportionally
Specifies that a graphic will always be sized
proportionately. This option displays only the corner
handles. This is the default setting.
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Program tab
The Program tab allows you to select the default settings for the default
directory, supply saver, and template set options.
Figure 4-7. Preferences Dialog Box: Program Tab
The following table describes the options available on the Program tab:
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Option
Description
Default document
directory
Indicates the default directory where you save outputs in
the application. Use the Browse button to select a
different directory.
Off
Turns off supply saver printing. For more information on
supply saver printing, see Using Supply Saver in
the VisiMate System on page 13-15. Not applicable
for PosterPrinter™ Systems.
Setting Document Preferences
Option
Description
Standard
Turns on the basic supply saver printing features, which
arranges same-size output in columns on the print media.
For more information on supply saver printing, see
Using Supply Saver in the VisiMate
System on page 13-15. Not applicable for
PosterPrinter™ Systems.
Print document
outline
Indicates that you want the application to print a dashed
output outline when the output size does not match the
media size. Not applicable for PosterPrinter™ Systems.
Enable document
outline cutting
Indicates that you want the application to cut out the
output boundary when the output size does not match the
media size. Displays only when a printer with a plotter
cutter is selected.
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Exporting Files to the VisiMate System
You can export a template or document from the GalaRio™ application
to your stand alone VisiMate™ printer. In addition to exporting
templates and documents from the PC, you can also copy graphics and
text lists to the stand alone machine. For additional information on
copying graphics and text lists from the PC to your VisiMate™ System,
see the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System User’s Guide.
Note:
Depending on the item you are exporting, a message may appear
to warn you that once the template is loaded on the stand alone
system one or more of the objects on the document may not
print. If you wish to continue downloading the item anyway,
click OK. If you wish to end the export process without
downloading the item, click Cancel.
To export a document from the PC
In the GalaRio™ application, select Export from the File menu. The file
is placed in the directory structure for the stand alone machine. For
additional information on transferring files from the PC to your
VisiMate™ System, see the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System User’s
Guide.
To export a template from the PC
Note:
In order to export a template, you need to have the template
capabilities feature installed on your system. For more
information on installing template capabilities, see
Chapter 2: Installing Application Components.
1. Click Start on the Windows taskbar and then select
Programs|GalaRio 2|GalaRio 2 Template Design.
Hint! If the application icon (shown on the left) appears on your
desktop, you can also start the application by double-clicking the
icon.
2. From the Document Type dialog box (Figure 4-1 on page 4-3), select
Open Saved Document.
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3. Select Open Template. The Select your document type option
now displays the template categories.
4. Select the printer you want to use.
5. Select a template category you want to use.
6. Click OK. The Open Document dialog box appears, as shown in
Figure 4-8. The template category you selected affects the options
available in the dialog box.
Figure 4-8. Open Document dialog box: Template editing
7. Select a file group.
8. Select a subcategory if available.
9. Select the template you want to use. A preview of the template is
shown to the right of the selected template.
10. Click OK.
11. Select Export from the File menu.
For additional information on transferring files from the PC to your
VisiMate™ System, see the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System User’s
Guide.
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CHAPTER 5
Creating Specialty
Output
You’ll probably find that the templates provided in the GalaRio™
application’s collection will meet most of your specialty output needs. This
chapter covers the types of pre-made templates available and how to
create outputs from these templates. In addition, this chapter describes
how to use the My Templates feature for frequently-used templates or
favorite outputs.
For those times when you want to create your own outputs from scratch,
this chapter also provides information on creating custom specialty
outputs from blank templates and creating your own templates.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Template Categories
‰ Creating Specialty Output Using Templates
‰ Working with My Templates
‰ Setting Specialty Output Attributes
‰ Saving Outputs
‰ Opening Saved Outputs
‰ Deleting Outputs
‰ Designing Custom Outputs
‰ Creating Custom Templates
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Template Categories
The table below offers a brief description of each of the template
categories. The contents of each template category are described in
detail in the GalaRio™ Templates & Graphics Guide. The following
section, Creating Specialty Output Using Templates on page 5-4,
describes how to use templates to create your specialty outputs.
Note:
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The templates that appear in the Create New Document dialog
box depend upon the type of printer you select. Templates that
are available only for the VisiMate™ System are indicated
below.
Basic Template
Allows you to select a template from a list of predesigned layouts. The template prompts you to enter
your choice of text and graphics.
Borders
Allows you to select a border shape for your specialty
output from a list of pre-selected graphic outlines.
Building Signage
Allows you to select from a list of pre-selected
directional signs such as cafeteria signs, exit signs, door
signs, name plates, etc. Templates available for the
VisiMate™ System only.
Calendars
Allows you to create monthly poster calendars, school
schedules, stickers for key calendar events, and labels
for your monthly calendar headings.
Classroom
Allows you to create classroom specific outputs such as
welcome letters for bulletin boards, Star Reader awards,
drawer labels, desk strips, and school value statements.
Templates available for the VisiMate™ System only.
Template Categories
Custom
Allows you to create specialty outputs from scratch.
Cutout Shapes
Allows you to select from a list of pre-selected shapes to
cut out on a VisiMate™ System. Some examples of cut
out shapes are: animals, music notes, leaves, etc.
Template available for the VisiMate™ System only.
Events & Activities
Allows you to select from a group of pre-designed
layouts that represent common activities such as
student council meetings, birthdays, field trips, and
more.
Fundraising
Allows you to create outputs that you can sell for
fundraising programs such as bumper stickers, clear
decals, pennants, stickers, etc. Templates available for
the VisiMate™ System only.
General Signage
Allows you to create ID badges, parking permits,
attendance line magnets, visitor nametags, agendas,
welcome banners, and more.
Holiday
Allows you to create decorations using static cling
decals, stickers, posters, banners and more for every
holiday.
My Templates
Allows you to save and easily open your favorite or
frequently-used templates. For more information on
using the My Templates feature, see Working with
My Templates on page 5-11.
Recognition
Motivation
Allows you to create brushed gold awards, plaques,
static cling decals, posters, banners, and more that help
you recognize students and staff for outstanding
achievements.
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Sports
Allows you to create awards, bumper stickers, and more
to show team spirit and athletic event support.
Teaching Tools
Allows you to create class project instructions, Pledge of
Allegiance posters, Big Books, character education
labels, science titles, reference labels, counting stickers,
and more.
Creating Specialty Output Using
Templates
This section describes how to create output using a pre-made template.
Templates are like wizards that help guide you through creating your
specialty output. They prompt you for the necessary text and graphic
information. These objects are then automatically positioned and sized
in the output.
You can make the specialty output of your choice in just three easy
steps. First, select the template you want to use, enter the prompted
information, and then print your specialty output.
The Create New Document dialog box may contain the following types of
template categories, based on the installed printer:
‰ Monochrome PosterPrinter™ Systems—If you’ve installed
templates for a monochrome PosterPrinter™, the Create New
Document dialog box lists Monochrome template categories.
Monochrome templates are designed to work with all monochrome
printers. All templates used with monochrome printers display on
the screen in greyscale. The color of the paper loaded in your
PosterPrinter™ System determines the print color.
Note:
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Monochrome printers include the ProImage® Plus, ProImage®
XL, PosterPrinter™ 2000P, ProImage® Plus 3000, and
ProImage® XL 3000 PosterPrinters™, plus your laser or inkjet
printer. Note that if you want to print to a laser or inkjet
printer, you need to select that printer when you choose a
document type.
Creating Specialty Output Using Templates
‰ Pro36 Color PosterPrinter™ System—If you’ve installed
templates for the Pro36 Color PosterPrinter™, the Create New
Document dialog box lists Monochrome, Spot Color, and Color
template categories. Since this printer provides full-color
capabilities and allows you to print with spot-color and full color
(CMKY) ribbons, we’ve provided versions of the templates that allow
you to incorporate color.
Use the Monochrome templates when you are not going to print
with multiple colors. The Spot Color templates are best to use when
you need to use just one or two different ribbon colors to highlight
objects. Use the Color templates when you plan to print using the
CMY ribbon (possibly in addition to another ribbon for adding spot
color).
‰ VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System—If you’ve installed
templates for the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System, the Create
New Document dialog box lists Monochrome and Color template
categories.
Color- The printer provides full-color capabilities and allows you to
print with full color (CMKY) ribbons.
Monochrome- The printer also provides monochrome templates
that view in black and white if you are not communicating with your
VisiMate™ machine. However, if your printer is connected and bidirectionally communicating, the printer displays and prints in the
installed ribbon and media supply.
The table below indicates the supplies that are used by each printer
according to the template category.
Template Category
Supplies Used
Monochrome PosterPrinter™ System
Media only
Monochrome (VisiMate™ Specialty
Printing System only)
Media and single color ribbon only
Spot Color (Pro36 Color
PosterPrinter™ only)
Media and one or two spot color ribbons
Color (Pro36 Color PosterPrinter™
only)
Media and CMYK ribbons or one CMYK
and one spot color ribbon
Color (VisiMate™ Specialty Printing
System only)
Media and CMYK ribbons or one CMYK
and one specialty ribbon
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To create an output using a template
1. From the Document Type dialog box (Figure 4-1 on page 4-3), select
Create New Document.
Hint! If you currently have an output open and want to select an
output from the current template category, select New from the
File menu or click
on the Standard toolbar.
If you want to select a different template category, select
Change Document Type from the File menu or click
on
the Standard toolbar.
2. Select a printer.
3. Select a template category in the Select your document type
option.
4. Click OK to continue. The Create New Document dialog box
appears.
Hint! Use the Back button to return to the previous screen, or the
Cancel button to exit without creating an output.
Figure 5-1. Create New Document dialog box
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5. Select category and subcategory where available.
6. Select a template. A preview of the selected template appears to the
right of the selected template.
7. Verify the output size. To change the output size, click Change
Sizes and select new settings.
Note:
The output size does not appear for PosterPrinter™ Systems
because the sizing is handled in the PosterPrinter™ System
driver.
Hint! If you are using a VisiMate™ System, you can also change the
output size later by selecting Properties from the Document
menu; however, objects are not automatically sized when you
change the output size in Properties. See the next section,
Working with My Templates on page 5-11.
8. Click OK to continue.
9. Prompt screens appear for data that is required to populate the
output. Complete the requested data, and click OK to proceed
through the prompts. For more information on template prompts,
see Entering data in template prompts on page 5-8.
Hint! You can change information that you enter in template prompts
after the fact by clicking
on the Draw toolbar. If you don’t
want to enter text for the current prompt, just click Next or
Finish without entering any information. You can also click
Cancel to stop the prompting process for the template. You can
then enter information directly into the editing window.
10. Click Finish on the last prompt screen to accept the changes.
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Entering data in template prompts
The template wizard displays a series of screens that prompt you to
enter requested information. The following sections describe each
prompt screen.
Text prompt
The text prompt screen allows you to type new text, create new text
lists, or use existing text lists. Text entered at a text prompt is held
within a single text object.
Creating a text list allows you to enter a list of text items that will be
applied to the same text object in multiple outputs. The text items you
enter create a mini-database that prints a new output for each item in
the list. If you want to create multiple outputs from a previously saved
text list, you can select the Use text list option in any Text prompt. For
example, if you wanted to enter a class list of all your students, one
output, such as a nametag, would print for each name in the text list.
Prompt
Text entry
field
Prompt
Sequence
Figure 5-2. Enter Data dialog box: Text prompt with text list items
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The following table describes the options available on the text prompt.
Option
Description
Prompt
Indicates the type of data to enter.
Text entry field
Allows you to type the text data to use in the output. If you are
creating a text list, you must press ENTER between list items.
If you do not press ENTER between items, all the text will be
considered one item.
Prompt
sequence
Indicates the specific prompt you are currently on and the
total number of prompts in the template.
Use text list
When selected, allows you to create text lists that can be
used when creating future outputs. Additional fields display
when this option is selected that allow you to save a text list
or open a previously saved text list.
Open list
Opens a saved text list. Available only when the Use text list
option is selected.
Save list
Saves the current data in the text field as a text list,
independent of the output currently being created. The text
list can then be accessed in other templates and outputs
using the Open list button. Available only when the Use text
list option is selected.
Back
Displays the previous prompt for the template. If no previous
prompt is available, this option is unavailable.
Next
Displays the next prompt for the template. This button
changes to Finish when no additional prompts are available.
Finish
Indicates that the current prompt sequence is complete. The
program exits the prompt sequence and displays the output
in the main application window. This button is only available
when there are no additional prompts in the sequence.
Cancel
Quits the prompt sequence without completing the process.
The incomplete output displays in the main application
window.
Help
Accesses the on-line help feature. For more information
about on-line help, see Chapter 3: Using Online Help.
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Graphic prompt
In addition to the text prompts described in the previous sections, a
template may also prompt you to select graphics to include in your
output. The graphic prompt allows you to select graphics from the
resident library or import graphics from outside of the application.
Hint! If you encounter problems when importing graphics from
outside of the application, see Importing Graphics from
Outside of the Application on page 9-4.
Prompt
Graphic
preview
Graphic
selection
field
Figure 5-3. Enter Data dialog box: Graphic prompt
The following table describes the options available on the graphic
prompt.
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Option
Description
Prompt
Indicates the type of data to enter.
Graphic
category
Selects a graphic category.
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Option
Description
Subcategory
Selects a subcategory within the main graphic category. This
option only appears if there are multiple subcategories within
the selected graphic category.
Graphic preview
Displays a preview of the selected graphic.
Graphic
selection field
Allows you to select the graphic you want to use for your
output. Click once on the graphic you want to select it.
Show color
graphics
Allows you to display color or monochrome graphics. This
option only appears if your printer supports color printing.
Browse
Allows you to select a graphic from outside of the application.
Working with My Templates
You can save frequently-used templates in the My Templates category.
Access templates saved in My Templates by using the procedure in To
create an output using a template on page 5-6. Use the following
procedures to add templates to the My Templates.
To add a template to My Templates
1. Select Create New Document from the Document Type dialog box
(Figure 4-1 on page 4-3).
2. Select a printer.
3. Select a template category and subcategory where available.
4. Click OK.
5. Select a category and, if necessary, a subcategory from the Create
New Document dialog box (Figure 5-1 on page 5-6).
6. Select a template.
7. Click Add to My Templates. The Add Template to My Templates
dialog box appears.
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Figure 5-4. Add Template to My Templates dialog box
8. Complete the following in the Add Template to My Templates dialog
box:
• Type a new template name, or accept the current name in the
Template name text box.
• If desired, create a new template category by typing the name of
the group in the Template group text box, or select an existing
template category by clicking the drop-down box.
Hint! If you are working with a PosterPrinter™ System and a
VisiMate™ System, you may want to name your Template
category accordingly. Therefore, you will be able to keep your
favorite poster and banner templates separate from the variety
of VisiMate™ templates.
9. Click OK. The template is saved in the My Templates template
category for easy access.
10. Complete your specialty output. For more information on creating
outputs, see To create an output using a template on page 5-6.
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Setting Specialty Output Attributes
Once a template is displayed on your screen, you may decide to change
some of the output properties. There are three output property tabs
available if you are using a VisiMate™ System. They are: General,
Orientation, and Frame. For all PosterPrinter™ Systems, the Frame
tab is the only available output properties option.
The following procedures describe how to change the output properties.
General Tab
Use the General tab to change the output size and color. This option is
only available with VisiMate™ Systems.
To change the output size
1. Select Properties from the Document menu or click
on the
Document toolbar. The Document Properties dialog box appears.
Figure 5-5. Document Properties dialog box: General tab
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2. Select the media size you want to use from the Available sizes
option. The installed media in the printer is shown in Currently
installed sizes.
Note:
If you are not bi-directionally communicating with the printer,
the driver default appears instead of the current installed size.
3. Do one of the following:
• If you want the output to match the size of the currently installed
media, select Match media size.
• If you want to set a specific width for your output, select Set
custom width, and then select the appropriate width.
Hint! If you want to override an output size setting and match the
installed media, select Match media size from the Document
menu.
If you enter a custom media size that is smaller than the
installed media size, the VisiMate™ System automatically cuts
out your output.
If you select a Custom Size in the General Tab under
Documents/Properties), the VisiMate (tm) System
automatically adds 1/8” to the beginning and end of the
document. That way, the printable and cuttable areas maintain
their desired measurements.
4. Do one of the following:
• If you want the application to automatically scale the length of
your output proportionally when you change the output’s width,
select Resize length proportionally when width changes
(objects do not scale).
• If you want the application to determine the length of the output
based on the objects on the output, select Auto calculate
length.
• If you want to set a custom length for your output, select Set
length, and then select the appropriate measurement.
5. Click OK to accept the changes.
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Setting Specialty Output Attributes
To change the output color
1. Do one of the following:
• Click
on the Object toolbar. The Document Color dialog box
appears (Figure 5-6 on page 5-15). Select the desired color and
click OK.
• Select Properties from the Document menu or click
on the
Document toolbar.
The Document Properties dialog box (Figure 5-5 on page 5-13)
appears.
2. Click the Select color button. The Document Color dialog box
appears.
Figure 5-6. Document Color dialog box
Note:
The colors available in the Document Color dialog box depend on
the printer you are using.
3. Select the color you want to use and click OK.
4. Click OK on the Document Properties dialog box to accept the
changes.
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Orientation Tab
Use the Orientation tab to change the output layout. This option is only
available with VisiMate™ Systems.
Hint! To change the orientation on a PosterPrinter™ system, refer to
the PosterPrinter™ driver.
To change output orientation
1. Select Properties from the Document menu or click
on the
Document toolbar. The Document Properties dialog box (Figure 5-5
on page 5-13) appears.
2. Click the Orientation tab.
Figure 5-7. Document Properties dialog box: Orientation tab
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3. Do one of the following:
• If you want the output to be taller than it is wide, select
Portrait.
• If you want the output to be wider than it is tall, select
Landscape.
4. Click OK to accept the changes.
Frame Tab
Use the Frame tab to apply borders around your output. This option is
available for VisiMate™ and PosterPrinter™ Systems. However, the
Frame color option is only available if you are using a Pro36 Color
PosterPrinter™ System or a VisiMate™ System.
To apply a border to the output
1. Select Properties from the Document menu or click
on the
Document toolbar. The Document Properties dialog box (Figure 5-5
on page 5-13) appears.
2. Click the Frame tab.
Available for
VisiMate™ and
Pro36
PosterPrinter™
Systems only
Figure 5-8. Document Properties dialog box: Frame tab
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3. Select a shape for the frame from the Shape option. If you don’t
want a frame around your output, select None.
4. If you want to change the color of the frame, click the Select color
button and select the appropriate color. Click OK.
Hint! Color selection for a frame is only available in full-color printing
systems.
5. If you want to change the weight of the output frame, select a width
from the Line width option.
6. If you want to print the frame around the output, select Print
frame.
7. If you are using a printer with a plotter cutter and you want to cut
out the frame around the output, select Cut out frame.
Note:
You can specify a frame to be both print and cut. This option is
available for VisiMate™ systems only.
8. Click OK to accept the changes.
Saving Outputs
For outputs to be available for reuse, you need to save them. You can
save outputs to the output directory in the application, to another
location on your PC, or to a location on your network. Use the following
procedure to save an output.
To save an output
1. Select Save As from the File menu to name your output. The Save
Document dialog box appears.
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Saving Outputs
Figure 5-9. Save Document dialog box
(Full path is for reference only.)
2. Type a name for your output in the Document name field.
3. Select an existing file group or type a name to create a new group in
the File group option.
Note:
The default file destination was set up during installation. The
current output path is specified in Full path. If you want to
save the file to a directory other than the default directory, click
Browse and select the appropriate path. For more information
on changing the default directory, see Setting Document
Preferences on page 4-11.
4. Click OK to save the output.
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Opening Saved Outputs
The application allows you to access outputs that you previously saved.
Use the following procedure to open saved outputs.
To open a saved output
1. Select Open Saved Documents from the Document Type dialog
box (Figure 4-1 on page 4-3). The Document Type dialog box
displays the existing file groups.
Note:
Items only appear in this window if you have previously saved
outputs.
Figure 5-10. Document Type dialog box: Open Saved Documents
Hint! If you are already working in the editing window, select Open
from the File menu or click
on the Standard toolbar. Skip
steps 2-3.
2. Select the printer you want to use.
3. Select a file group.
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Opening Saved Outputs
4. Click OK. The Open Document dialog box appears.
Figure 5-11. Open Document dialog box
5. If you want to change the file group, select a new file group from the
File group option. The file from the previous screen appears as the
default.
6. Select the output you want to use. A preview of the output appears
to the right of the selected output.
7. Click OK to open the selected output.
Hint! To open an output outside of the Documents folder, skip steps 57 and click the Browse button. Navigate directly to the output
you want to open. Select the file and click Open.
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Deleting Outputs
You can delete a saved output from within the application directories or
from outside of the application. Use the following procedure to delete
outputs.
To delete an output
1. Select Delete from the File menu. The Delete Document dialog box
appears.
Figure 5-12. Delete Document dialog box
2. Select a file group from the File group option.
3. Select an output from the Select a document list.
4. Click OK to delete the output.
Hint! To delete a file previously saved outside of the Document folder,
skip steps 2-4 and click the Browse button. Navigate directly to
the output you want to delete.
The application asks you to confirm the deletion of the output.
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Deleting Outputs
5. Indicate whether you want to delete the file by:
• Clicking Yes to delete the output.
• Clicking No to retain the output in the directory.
Designing Custom Outputs
The pre-made templates should meet many of your specialty output
needs; however, there are times when you might want to design a
completely unique output. The Custom template allows you to start
completely from scratch and create a design of your own.
A custom output starts out as a blank output that you can use to create
posters, banners, stickers, magnets, bumper stickers, buttons, badges,
labels, signs, and awards.
Note:
If you don’t want to create an output from scratch, you can use a
pre-made template as a starting point and then change it to
meet your specific needs. Follow the previous procedures in
Creating Specialty Output Using Templates on page 5-4,
and then add your own graphics, text, or variable data to the
output.
To create a custom output
1. From Document Type dialog box (Figure 4-1 on page 4-3), select
Create New Document.
2. Select the printer you want to use.
Note:
If your VisiMate™ printer is connected and online, the installed
media size, media color, and ribbon color automatically appears
on the taskbar. If the printer is not communicating, the default
media width and color will be displayed from the print driver.
This does not apply for PosterPrinter™ Systems.
3. Select Custom.
4. Click OK. The New Document dialog box appears.
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5. Select the desired category and subcategory when available.
Hint! The categories and subcategories will differ according to the
type of printer you select. Select the appropriate output type for
the type of output you want to create.
6. If you want to change the output size, see To change the output
size on page 5-13.
7. Use the following chapters to add objects to your specialty output:
• Chapter 7: Working with Objects.
• Chapter 6: Working with Text
• Chapter 8: Working with Bar Codes
• Chapter 9: Working with Graphics
• Chapter 10: Working with Shapes
• Chapter 11: Working with Variable Data
Creating Custom Templates
The GalaRio™ Template Gallery application comes with a special
template creation application that lets you design and save customized
templates that contain your own prompts, default text, and so on—just
like the templates that are provided with the GalaRio™ application.
Most users find that the pre-made templates meet all their needs, and
they don’t need to use this application. If you decide to use this feature,
you need to choose the Custom option during installation as described in
Chapter 2: Installing Application Components.
To create custom a template
1. Click Start on the Windows taskbar and then select
Programs|GalaRio 2|GalaRio 2 Template Design.
Hint! If the application icon (shown on the left) appears on your
desktop, you can also start the application by double-clicking the
icon.
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2. From the Document Type dialog box (Figure 4-1 on page 4-3), select
Open Saved Document.
3. Select Open Template. The Select your document type option
now displays the template categories.
4. Select the printer you want to use.
5. Select a template category you want to use.
6. Click OK. The Open Document dialog box appears, as shown in
Figure 5-13. The template category you selected affects the options
available in the dialog box.
Figure 5-13. Open Document dialog box: Template editing
7. Select a file group.
8. Select a subcategory if available.
9. Select the template you want to use. A preview of the template is
shown to the right of the selected template.
10. Click OK.
11. Create or edit the output contents as desired.
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Hint! To edit a template prompt for an existing object, select
Properties from the Object menu and click the Prompt tab. To
create a prompt for a newly-created object, select Properties
from the Object menu and click the Data Source tab. Select the
Template Prompt option.
12. To change the template’s advanced features, click Advanced and
select one of the following features:
• Scalable: The template sizes according to the output size you
select. If you are using a VisiMate™ system, you can use this to
change the output size.
• Fixed: The template stays the same size. Set the size in the
Width and Height options. You can use this for outputs that you
always want to remain the same size, such as buttons and
magnets.
• Preset: The template is set to a certain size, but you can change
the size when desired. Set the preset size in the Width and
Height options. You can use this for outputs for which you
normally use a specific size of label, such as a bumper sticker.
However, this option gives you the choice to change the output
size if desired.
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To save a modified template
1. To change the template name, category, and subcategory, select
Properties from the Document menu or click
on the Document
toolbar. Click the Template Attributes tab. Complete the desired
changes and click OK to accept.
2. Select Save As from the File menu. The Save Document dialog box
appears.
Figure 5-14. Save Document dialog box: Template editing
(Full path is for reference only.)
3. Select the Template design option.
4. Select a template category where you want the template saved. The
file is saved in the category and subcategory specified in the
Document Properties dialog box.
5. Click OK.
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CHAPTER 6
Working with Text
To include text in your output, you need to create a text object. This
chapter explains how to create text objects, such as text boxes, Text on a
Circle, vertical text, and TextArt.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Creating Text Boxes
‰ Selecting Text and Text Objects
‰ Applying Fonts and Character Formats
‰ Sizing Text
‰ Positioning Text in Text Objects
‰ Reversing Text Colors
‰ Creating Text on a Circle
‰ Creating Vertical Text
‰ Creating TextArt
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Creating Text Boxes
You can create two types of text boxes:
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Fixed size text: A fixed text box restricts text you type to the
parameters of the boundaries you set.
Free-form text: A free-form text box expands as you type.
In addition, you can convert existing text boxes from one type to
another.
To create a fixed or free-form text box
1. Select the desired font and character formats on the Format toolbar.
For more information on selecting font styles and character formats,
see Applying Fonts and Character Formats on page 6-5.
2. Select Text from the Draw menu or click
The cursor changes to a cross-hair cursor (
on the Draw toolbar.
).
3. Move the cursor where you want the text to start.
4. Do one of the following:
• To create a fixed text box, hold down the left mouse button and
drag to create a text box of the desired size. Release the mouse
button. The text cursor appears in the box.
• To create a free-form text box, click the left mouse button and
release without dragging. The text cursor appears.
5. Type the desired text. It displays with the text attributes shown on
the Format toolbar.
6. Click anywhere outside the text object to accept your changes.
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Creating Text Boxes
To convert a fixed or free-form text object
1. Select the text object you want to convert.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
on the Object
toolbar. The Text Object Properties dialog box appears.
Figure 6-1. Text Object Properties Dialog Box
3. Click the Format tab. The current text box type is selected in the
Object boundary option.
4. Do one of the following:
• If you want to convert a fixed text object to a free-form text
object, select the Free form text object option.
• If you want to convert a free-form text object to a fixed text
object, select the Text object with boundaries option.
5. Click OK to accept the changes.
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Selecting Text and Text Objects
You can select individual text characters or the entire text object to
apply text editing changes.
To select an entire text box
1. Select Selector from the Draw menu or click
toolbar.
on the Draw
2. Click once on the text box you want to edit.
3. Complete the text format changes.
To select individual characters
1. Select Selector from the Draw menu or click
toolbar.
on the Draw
2. Select the text box you want to edit.
3. Select Open from the Object menu or double-click the object. Based
on the selected object, one of the following happens:
• For text boxes and vertical text, the cursor appears within the
object.
• For Text on a Circle objects, the Text Data dialog box appears.
• For TextArt object, the TextArt dialog box appears.
4. Do one of the following:
• To select individual characters, place the cursor over the starting
point of the text you want to select. Click and hold the left mouse
button, and then drag the cursor across the desired characters.
• To select an entire word, place the cursor over any part of the
word and double-click the left mouse button.
5. Complete the your changes.
6. Click outside of the text box to accept the changes, or click OK in the
Text Data or TextArt dialog boxes.
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Selecting Text and Text Objects
Applying Fonts and Character Formats
You can select different font styles and apply different character formats
to that font. You can apply your formatting changes to individual
characters or to the entire text object. For more information on selecting
text objects and characters, see the previous section.
To change text font
1. Select the text you want to change.
2. Select a type style from the font selection option on the Format
toolbar, as shown on left. The type style changes to reflect your
selection.
To change character formats
1. Select the text you want to change.
2. Do one or more of the following:
• Select
on the Format toolbar to bold text.
• Select
on the format toolbar to italicize text.
• Select
on the Format toolbar to underline text.
The selected text changes to reflect the selected character format.
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Sizing Text
The application can automatically size text, or you can manually size
text according to the specific requirements of the output you are
creating.
To automatically size text
1. Select the text object you want to change.
2. Click
on the Format toolbar. The application increases or
decreases the font size of the text object to fit within the boundaries
of the text box.
Note:
This option is available for fixed text objects only. For more
information on converting text objects, see To convert a fixed
or free-form text object on page 6-3.
To manually size text
1. Select the text you want to change.
2. Do one of the following:
• Click
to increase or
to decrease the size of the selected
text.
• Select or type the desired font size in font size option on the
Format toolbar.
The selected text changes to your specifications.
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Sizing Text
Positioning Text in Text Objects
You can justify text so it is positioned to the left, center, or right side of
the text box. In addition, you can position text vertically in the text box.
To select text justification
1. Select the text object you want to change.
2. Do one of the following:
• On the Format toolbar, click
(left),
(center), or
(right)
to align text objects. The text aligns within the text box.
• Select Properties from the Object menu or click
on the
Object toolbar. Click the Format tab. Continue with Step 3.
3. Select Left, Center, or Right justification from the Alignment
option.
4. Click OK. The settings you chose are applied to the selected text
object.
To select vertical text position
1. Select the text object you want to change.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the Format tab.
4. Select Top, Middle, or Bottom from the Position option.
5. Click OK. The settings you chose are applied to the selected text
object.
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Reversing Text Colors
You can reverse the background and foreground colors on a text object,
as shown in the example below.
Figure 6-2. Text box: Normal
Figure 6-3. Text box: Reversed
To reverse a text colors
1. Select the text object you want to reverse.
2. Click
on the Object toolbar. The foreground and background
colors automatically reverse.
Hint! In addition to using the following procedures, you can also
reverse text colors using the Object Properties dialog box.
Select Properties from the Object menu or click
on the
Object toolbar. Select Reverse text colors from the Format
tab.
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Reversing Text Colors
Creating Text on a Circle
You can create text that wraps around a circle, as shown in the example
below.
Figure 6-4. Text on a Circle
To create text on a circle
1. Select Text on a Circle from the Draw menu or click
on the
Draw toolbar. The cursor changes to a cross-hair cursor ( ).
2. Move the cursor where you want the circle to start.
3. While holding down the left mouse button, drag to create a circle of
the desired size.
4. Release the mouse button. The Text Data dialog appears.
Figure 6-5. Text Data Dialog Box
5. Type the text for the top and bottom lines. The Text Data dialog box
displays the text attributes beneath each line.
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6. To change the text attributes, click the Font button next to the text
you want to modify. You can set attributes for the top and bottom
text lines independently from each other.
Hint! You can also change the font attributes by using the options on
the Format toolbar.
7. Click OK.
The text appears as specified on the circle.
Note:
Your text aligns inside the diameter of the circle you drew. If the
font size differs between the top and bottom lines of text, the line
with the smaller text size aligns to the inner edge of the line
with the larger text size.
Creating Vertical Text
Vertical text objects are objects that stack the letters on top of one
another to create a vertical line of text, as shown on the left. You can
move and modify vertical text in the same manner as horizontal text
objects.
To create vertical text
1. Create a new text object or select an existing one.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the Format tab.
4. Select the Vertical text option.
5. Click OK. The application vertically formats the text object.
Hint! Manual line breaks (returns) are treated as character spaces
when making a text object into vertical text. If you want more
than one line of vertical text, create separate text objects.
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Creating Vertical Text
Creating TextArt
TextArt is a tool that allows you to display text that follow a designated
shape, as shown in the example below.
Figure 6-6. TextArt example
A TextArt object is treated in the same manner as a draw object. For
more information on modifying object size, color, fill pattern, position,
and rotation, see Chapter 7: Working with Objects and
Chapter 10: Working with Shapes.
To create TextArt
1. Select
on the Draw toolbar.
2. Hold down the left mouse button and drag to create a text box of the
desired size.
3. Release the mouse button. The TextArt dialog box appears.
Figure 6-7. TextArt Dialog Box
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4. Select a shape for your text in the Shape option.
5. Type the desired text in Text option.
6. Select the desired font in the Font option.
7. Select a character format from the Font Style option.
8. Click OK. The TextArt object is scaled to fit the text box you created.
Note:
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Creating TextArt
You can modify font size and style only from the TextArt dialog
box.
CHAPTER 7
Working with Objects
In the application, objects are defined as text boxes, shapes, bar codes,
or graphics. This chapter provides you with basic procedures that
pertain to all objects.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Selecting Objects
‰ Sizing Objects
‰ Positioning Objects
‰ Aligning Objects
‰ Changing the Color of Objects
‰ Rotating Objects
‰ Framing Objects
‰ Moving Objects to the Front or Back
‰ Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
‰ Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Objects
‰ Deleting Objects
‰ Using the Undo Command
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For more information on working with specific objects, see the following
chapters:
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Chapter 6: Working with Text
Chapter 8: Working with Bar Codes
Chapter 9: Working with Graphics
Chapter 10: Working with Shapes
Chapter 11: Working with Variable Data
Selecting Objects
Before you can work with an object, you need to select it. Use the
following procedures to select objects within your output.
To select one or multiple objects
1. Select Selector from the Draw menu or click
toolbar.
on the Draw
2. Use one of these methods:
• Click the desired object. Handles surround the object indicating
that the object is selected. To select additional objects, hold down
the SHIFT key while clicking each of the objects you want to
select.
• Click and hold down the left mouse button. Drag the cursor until
the dotted outline encloses the objects you want to select. An
object need be only partially within the dotted outline to be
selected.
To select all objects
Select all objects in your output by selecting Select All from the Edit
menu.
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Selecting Objects
Sizing Objects
You can size almost any object, with the exception of free-form text
objects. Use the following procedures to size objects within your output.
To size an object using the mouse
To size an object using your mouse, click on one of the sizing handles
that appear around the object, then drag to the desired size. If you drag
one of the corner handles, the object sizes proportionally.
To scale an object
1. Select the object(s) you want to scale.
2. Select Scale from the Object menu.
3. Do one of the following on the cascading menu that appears:
• Select one of the designated scaling percentages from the
cascading menu that appears. The object is scaled to the desired
percentage.
• Select Custom from the cascading menu that appears. The Scale
dialog box appears.
4. Select one of the designated scaling options or enter a scaling factor
in the Custom option.
5. Click OK. The object is scaled accordingly.
Hint! In addition to using the following procedures, you can also size
objects using the Object Properties dialog box.
Select Properties from the Object menu or click
on the
Object toolbar. Use the Height and Width options on the
General tab.
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7-3
Positioning Objects
You can specify the location coordinates for an object, position an object
using your mouse or keyboard, or snap objects to the grid in your output.
Use the following procedures to position objects.
Note:
You can position objects anywhere, even outside the output
boundaries. Objects outside these boundaries are truncated or
tiled during printing.
To position an object using your mouse or keyboard
1. Select the object you want to move.
2. Do one of the following:
• Position the cursor over the selected object. The move cursor ( )
appears. Click and drag the desired object to a new position. As
you drag an object, a dotted outline appears so you can identify
the object edges for accurate positioning.
• Press any of the arrow keys to move the object by one screen
pixel, or hold down the SHIFT key while pressing an arrow key
to move the object by ten screen pixels.
To position an object precisely on the output
1. Select the object you want to position.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the General tab.
4. Do one of the following:
• If the object is not a line, type new location values in the Left and
Top options.
• If the object is a straight or diagonal line, type new location
values for any of the Point 1/Horizontal (x), Point 1/Vertical (y),
Point 2/Horizontal (x) or Point 2/Vertical (y) fields.
5. Click OK. The object is repositioned according to the new values.
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Positioning Objects
Note:
The coordinates of the upper left corner of the printable area are
0,0. The outer edge of the label is displayed in gray, and the
label you are creating is displayed in white on the editing
window.
To position an object using the grid
1. Do one of the following:
• Select Snap to Grid on the Options menu.
• Select Preferences from the Options menu. Select the Snap to
grid option on the General tab.
2. Select and slightly move the object you want to position. The object
aligns with the nearest grid line.
Hint! You can adjust the grid spacing and display the grid using the
Preferences dialog. For more information on using the grid, see
Setting Document Preferences on page 4-11.
Working with Objects ¡
7-5
Aligning Objects
You can align selected objects with respect to one another or you can
align selected objects with respect to the output. Use the following
procedures to align objects.
To align objects to one another
1. Select the objects you want to align with respect to each other.
2. Select Align Objects from the Object menu, and select one of the
following:
• To align objects along a vertical line, select Left, Center, or
Right.
• To align objects along a horizontal line, select Top, Middle, or
Bottom.
• To align objects on the center point of the selection, select
Center Point.
Note:
The objects are aligned relative to each other based on the
selected option. For example, if you choose Left, the selected
objects align on the left edge of the left-most object.
To center objects on an output
1. Select the object(s) you want to center.
2. Do one of the following:
• To center an object horizontally, select Center Horizontally
from the Object menu. This option is available only if you have
an output length set. For more information on setting output
length, see Setting Specialty Output Attributes on page 5-13.
• To center an object vertically, select Center Vertically from the
Object menu.
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Aligning Objects
Changing the Color of Objects
You can change the color of an object within your output. The available
colors are dependent upon the printer you are using, as well as on the
settings in the application.
Note:
For color information on specific printers, see the next three
sections.
Use the following procedure to change object colors.
To change the color of an object
1. Select the object(s) whose color you want to change.
2. Do one of the following:
• Select Color from the Object menu. The Object Color dialog box
appears.
• Click
on the Object toolbar. The Object Color dialog box
appears.
3. Click the desired color for the selected objects.
4. Click OK.
Hint! In addition to using the following procedures, you can also
change object color using the Object Properties dialog box.
Select Properties from the Object menu or click
Object toolbar.
on the
Working with Objects ¡
7-7
VisiMate Specialty Printing System
If you are using the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System, select one of
the following color settings from the Printer color setting option in
the GalaRio™ application, as shown below, on the Object toolbar:
Note:
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Setting the color setting here automatically formats your printer
driver color setting.
Monochrome: The application prints all objects in a single color.
Changing the color of one object changes the color of all the objects
in the output. In the case of multi-colored objects, the output prints
in shades of the installed ribbon color.
Spot Color: The application prints the objects on the output by the
monochrome ribbon colors you selected. For example, if you want to
print a door sign in red and metallic gold, you can insert a
monochrome red ribbon to print the red lettering you specified on
the output. When the system has completed printing that color, it
will prompt you to insert the metallic gold ribbon to finish the area
you specified in metallic gold.
Full Color: The application prints objects in their original colors
using the full color (CMYK) ribbon. For example, if you wanted to
create a specialty output using metallic ribbons along with full color
ribbons, you would select the Full Color option.
For more information, see the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System
User’s Guide.
Monochrome PosterPrinter Systems
With monochrome PosterPrinter™ machines, objects print using the
media color, regardless of which color appears on your screen. You can
use the Object Color dialog box to select the foreground or background
color as described below. The Customize Color command is not available
for any type of object. The shades of gray in the monochrome graphics
have already been optimized for you and cannot be changed, since that
would result in lower print quality.
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Changing the Color of Objects
Note:
Monochrome printers include the ProImage® Plus, ProImage®
XL, PosterPrinter™ 2000P, ProImage® Plus 3000, and
ProImage® XL 3000 PosterPrinters™, plus your laser or inkjet
printer.
On some posters or banners, you may want to print objects in reverse
foreground and background colors. An easy way to do this for text
objects is to use the Reverse feature, as described in Reversing Text
Colors on page 6-8.
For other types of objects, such as TextArt, Text on a Circle, and line art
(including HotShapes) you can achieve this effect by setting the object to
print in the foreground color (black) or background color (white).
To change an object’s foreground/background color
1. Select the object.
2. Select Color from the Object menu. The Object Color dialog box
appears.
3. Select a color and click OK.
Hint! If you set the object color to the same as the background color,
when you click OK the object won’t be displayed (because it is
white). To see the object, draw a rectangle over the object, fill it
with a solid pattern, and move the rectangle to the back. The
object will show through the solid pattern, as demonstrated in
the following example:
Figure 7-1. White object displayed on black rectangle
Working with Objects ¡
7-9
Pro36 Color PosterPrinter System
When using the Pro36 Color PosterPrinter™, you can use these methods
to select the colors in which objects should print:
‰ Use the Color command on the Object menu to choose colors for text,
TextArt, Text on a Circle, and line art (including HotShapes). You
can apply spot color by selecting one of the ribbon colors displayed in
the Object Color dialog box, or you can click the Use full color palette
button in that dialog box to choose from the complete Windows®
color palette. Use the full color option when you plan to print using a
CMY ribbon. (Both dialog boxes are shown in the discussion on the
following pages.)
‰ For Windows® MetaFile (.WMF) graphics that are black and white
(including some of the graphics that are shipped with the GalaRio™
application), you can use the Object Color command on the Object
menu to change the color as described above. The colors in black and
white graphics cannot be changed using the Customize Color
command.
‰ For Windows® MetaFile (.WMF) graphics that are grayscale or full
color (such as the most of the graphics that are shipped with the
GalaRio™ application), you can use the Customize Color command
on the Object menu to change the colors used in a graphic. Again,
you can apply spot color by selecting one of the ribbon colors
displayed in the Object Color dialog box, or you can click the Use full
color palette button in that dialog box to choose from the complete
Windows® color palette. Use the full color option when you plan to
print using a CMY ribbon.
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Changing the Color of Objects
To customize colors in a .WMF graphic using the Pro36 Color
PosterPrinter System
1. Select the graphic.
2. Select Customize Color from the Object menu. The Customize
Colors dialog box appears. The squares on the left represent all
colors used in the graphic.
Figure 7-2. Customize Color dialog box
3. Click the square on the left corresponding to the color you want to
replace. When you select a color, a crosshatch pattern displays on
the graphic at right to indicate where that color is used.
4. Click the Change Color button. The Object Color dialog box
appears.
Working with Objects ¡ 7-11
This dialog box shows the custom color palette that contains all of
the ribbon colors available for the Pro36 Color PosterPrinter™
machine.
This area indicates the
ribbon color currently
mapped to the selected
color, if any.
Figure 7-3. Object Color dialog box
5. Select the color you want to use and click OK.
• Spot color ribbon—To use a spot color ribbon, click a color in
the dialog box shown in the previous step.
• CMYK ribbon—If you are going to print with a CMY ribbon,
click the Use full-color palette button and select a color from
the dialog box. You can select from the full Windows® color
palette. Click OK after choosing a color.
The Customize Colors dialog box shows where the selected color will
be used on the graphic.
6. Click OK to apply the color change.
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Changing the Color of Objects
Rotating Objects
You can rotate objects to a precise angle or manually rotate an object
using your mouse. Use the following procedures to rotate objects in your
output.
To rotate objects with the mouse
1. Select one or more objects to rotate. The rotation handle appears to
the right of the rectangle formed by the sizing handles.
2. Move the mouse pointer over the rotation handle. The cursor
changes to the Rotate cursor:
3. Click and drag the Rotate cursor without releasing the mouse
button. The current degree of rotation appears in the status bar.
4. Release the mouse button when the object is rotated to the desired
degree.
To rotate objects using the object menu or toolbar
1. Select the objects to rotate.
2. Do one of the following:
• Select Rotate from the Object menu. Select one of the designated
degrees of rotation from the cascading menu or use Custom to
set another rotation angle. The object is automatically rotated.
• Click
on the Object toolbar. The Rotate dialog box appears.
Click on a pre-set value or set your own rotation angle.
3. Click OK. The object rotates to the new degree of rotation.
Hint! In addition to using the following procedures, you can also rotate
objects using the Object Properties dialog box.
Select Properties from the Object menu or click
Object toolbar.
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Working with Objects ¡ 7-13
Framing Objects
You can place a frame around an object. Use the following procedure to
frame an object.
To frame an object using the object toolbar
1. Select the object you want to frame.
2. Click
on the Object toolbar.
3. Select an appropriate line width. A frame appears around the
selected object in the selected line weight.
Hint! In addition to using the following procedures, you can also frame
objects using the Object Properties dialog box.
Select Properties from the Object menu or click
Object toolbar.
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Moving Objects to the Front or Back
When objects overlap, you can position objects so that they are either in
front of or behind other objects. Use the following procedure to move an
object either to the front or the back of other objects.
To move an object to the front or back
1. Select the object you want to send to the front or back.
2. Do one of the following:
• Select Move to Front on the Object menu or click
on the
Object toolbar. The selected object is brought to the front so it is
completely visible.
• Select Move to Back on the Object menu or click
on the
Object toolbar. The selected object is obscured where it overlaps
the other objects.
7-14 ¡
Framing Objects
Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
You can group objects in an output to make them a single element,
called a grouped object. Any modifications you make to a grouped object
uniformly change all objects within the group. Use the following
procedures to group and ungroup objects within your output.
To group objects
1. Select the objects you want to combine into a group.
2. Do one of the following:
• Select Group from the Object menu. A check mark appears next
to the command.
• Click
on the Object toolbar.
The selected objects are grouped.
Hint! Grouped objects become a single object, with its own set of
properties. To change the attributes for a single object inside the
group, you must first ungroup the collection.
To ungroup objects
1. Select the object group you want to ungroup.
2. Do one of the following:
• Select Group from the Object menu. The check mark disappears.
• Click
on the Object toolbar.
The selected objects are ungrouped.
Working with Objects ¡ 7-15
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Objects
If you want to remove an object from one area and place it in another
area, use the Cut option. The application removes the original object
and places it on your Windows® clipboard.
If you want to create a duplicate of an object, use the Copy option. The
application leaves the object in its original location, but places a copy of
the object on your Windows® clipboard.
Both options allow you paste the copy of the object into another location.
Use the following procedures to cut, copy, and paste objects.
To cut an object
1. Select the object you want to remove.
2. Select Cut from the Edit menu or click
on the Standard toolbar.
The selected object is removed and placed on your Windows®
clipboard.
To copy an object
1. Select the object you want to copy.
2. Select Copy from the Edit menu or click
on the Standard
toolbar. The selected object is copied to your Windows® clipboard,
leaving the original object in the output.
To paste an object
1. Cut or copy the desired object.
2. Select Paste from the Edit menu or click
on the Standard
toolbar. The contents of the Clipboard are inserted in one of these
locations:
• If pasting text within a text object, the pasted text is inserted in
the object at the cursor position.
• If pasting other objects, the pasted objects appear slightly offset
from the original object you cut or copied.
7-16 ¡
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Objects
Deleting Objects
You can remove objects you no longer want to use in your output. Use
the following procedure to delete an object from your output.
To delete an object
1. Select the object you want to delete.
2. Select Delete from the Edit menu or press the DELETE key. The
selected object is deleted.
Note:
Use caution when deleting objects. A deleted object is not placed
on the Clipboard, so you cannot paste the object elsewhere. Use
the Cut command from the Edit menu to place a deleted object
on the Clipboard. For more information on using the cut
command, see the previous section.
Using the Undo Command
If you perform an action that you do not intend, such as moving or
resizing an object, use the Undo command to reverse the action. Use the
following procedure to use the Undo command.
To undo actions
Select Undo from the Edit menu or press CTRL + Z on your keyboard.
This feature reverses the previous action. You can undo multiple actions
by repeating this process. The application makes this feature
unavailable when you cannot undo any additional changes.
Working with Objects ¡ 7-17
CHAPTER 8
Working with Bar
Codes
You can add bar code data to any output, including outputs you create
from a template. The application supports a variety of bar code
symbologies and allows you to modify bar code attributes, such as
density, ratio, and human-readable positioning.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Creating Bar Codes
‰ Setting Bar Code Density and Ratio
‰ Working with Human-readable Text
‰ Selecting Text Within Bar Codes
‰ Sizing Text Within Bar Codes
¡ 8-1
Creating Bar Codes
You can add bar codes to any output. Use the following procedures to
create bar codes in an output.
To insert a bar code
1. Select the desired bar code symbology, shown at left, on the Object
toolbar.
2. Select Bar Code from the Draw menu or click
on the Draw
toolbar. The cursor changes to a cross-hair cursor ( ).
3. Move the cursor to where you want the bar code to start. Then,
holding down the left mouse button, drag the mouse to create a
place holder for the bar code. The Bar Code Data dialog box appears.
Figure 8-1. Bar Code Data Dialog Box
4. Type the data you want to appear in the bar code.
5. Click OK in the Bar Code Data dialog box to complete the bar code.
The typed information appears as bar code data.
Setting Bar Code Density and Ratio
Use the following procedures to position the text within bar codes.
To change bar code density and ratio
1. Select the bar code object you want to change.
8-2 ¡
Creating Bar Codes
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the Bar Code tab.
Figure 8-2. Object Properties Dialog Box: Bar Code Tab
4. Enter a value for the following settings:
• Density: Specifies the width of a narrow bar in the bar code. The
available selections include 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, and 100
mils.
• Ratio: Specifies the ratio of a wide bar to a narrow bar. The
available selections include 2:1, 2.5:1, and 3:1.
5. Click OK to accept the changes.
Working with Bar Codes ¡8-3
Working with Human-readable Text
Use the following procedures to position the text within bar codes.
To change the position of text within a bar code
1. Select the bar code object you want to change.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the Bar Code tab (Figure 8-2 on page 8-3).
4. Complete the desired settings:
• No text: Prints a bar code without human-readable text.
• Text above bar code: Prints a bar code with human-readable
text above the bar code.
• Text below bar code: Prints a bar code with human-readable
text below the bar code.
• Include check character: Specifies that a check character
should print with all bar codes.
• Print human-readable start/stop (*): Specifies that the start
and stop characters (*) should print in human-readable form.
5. Click OK to accept the changes.
8-4 ¡
Working with Human-readable Text
Selecting Text Within Bar Codes
You can edit the human-readable text in a bar code, as well as the bar
code symbology and size. Use the following procedure to select bar code
characters.
Select text within bar codes
1. Select Selector from the Draw menu or click
toolbar.
on the Draw
2. Select the bar code object you want to edit.
3. Select Open from the Object menu or double-click the object. The
Bar Code Data dialog box (Figure 8-1 on page 8-2) appears.
4. Select the characters you want to edit.
5. Apply the changes you want to make.
6. Click OK to accept the changes.
Sizing Text Within Bar Codes
You can modify the size of text within bar code objects. Use the following
procedure to size text in bar codes.
To increase the font size
1. Create a new bar code or select an existing bar code object.
2. Do one of the following:
• Click
to increase or
to decrease the size of the text in the
selected bar code.
• Select or type the desired font size in size option on the Format
toolbar, as shown on left.
Working with Bar Codes ¡8-5
CHAPTER 9
Working with
Graphics
The application provides a graphics library that contains images
specifically selected for schools. The library includes over 1,200
graphics. They are organized by category and in some cases
subcategories, such as Animals, Books, Borders, and so on, for easy
retrieval. In addition, graphics are available in black and white,
greyscale, or full color depending on the printer you are using.
You can also import graphics from outside of the application, including
pictures, mascots, school logos, clip art, and so on.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Graphic Types
‰ Selecting Graphics from the Library
‰ Importing Graphics from Outside of the Application
¡ 9-1
Graphic Types
If you are using a VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System, the GalaRio™
application filters graphics into three categories for easy access. The
following three graphics types are available:
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Print only: Displays the graphics that are set to print but not cut.
You still cut out a print only object by placing a frame around print
graphics and assigning the cutting feature to the frame.
Note:
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If you are using a PosterPrinter™ system, all graphics are
Print only.
Cut only: Displays the graphics are set up to be cut but not print.
Print and Cut: Displays the graphics that can be both print and cut.
By separating graphics into these three categories, you are able to
access only the specific types of graphics you want to use.
Selecting Graphics from the Library
Use the following procedure to insert a graphic into your output from
the library.
To insert a graphic from the library
1. Select Insert Graphic from the Draw menu or click
Draw toolbar. The Insert Graphic dialog box appears.
9-2 ¡
Graphic Types
on the
Figure 9-1. Insert Graphic Dialog Box
2. Select a category from the Graphic category option. All graphics
in the selected category appear in the graphic selection option.
3. If available, select a subcategory from the Subcategory option.
4. If your printer is a color printer, you can display color graphics by
selecting Show color graphics. This is the default setting. If you
clear this option, only monochrome graphics are displayed.
5. If you are using a VisiMate™ System, you can select to display
print, cut, or print and cut graphics. For more information on cut
and print and cut graphics, see Cutting Out Graphics and
Shapes on page 12-5.
6. Use the scroll bar to browse through the graphics.
7. Click the graphic you want to use. A preview of the graphic appears
on the right side of the graphic list.
8. Click OK to add the graphic to your output, or click Cancel to exit
without adding a graphic.
Working with Graphics ¡9-3
Importing Graphics from Outside of the
Application
The application allows you to import graphics from outside of the
application. You can use graphics from paint programs, graphic
programs, web sources, and so on. You can import pictures in any of the
following file formats:
Format
Extension
Windows MetaFile
*.WMF
TIFF
*.TIF
Bitmap
*.BMP, *.DIB
JPEG
*.JPG
Portable Network Graphics
*.PNG
PCX
*.PCX
Macintosh PICT
*.PCT
SunRaster
*.RAS
Encapsulated PostScript
*.EPS
If you are unable to successfully import a graphic into the GalaRio™
application, it might be due to the lack of system memory on your PC
and/or the file size of the graphic you are attempting to import. In a few
cases, we have seen the following results when importing a graphic into
the GalaRio™ program from an outside application.
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9-4 ¡
When importing a graphic from outside of GalaRio™, the image
might not appear on the screen.
When selecting Print Preview, the image appearing on the screen did
not appear in the Print Preview window.
When rescaling an image in GalaRio™, the image disappears from
the screen or does not appear in the Print Preview window.
Importing Graphics from Outside of the Application
The following tips are general guidelines to help you resolve graphic
import problems you may experience. You will need to open your
graphics program (i.e., Photoshop, CorelDraw, Paint, etc.), and then use
its online help file to access step-by-step procedures for completing the
following tasks.
‰ Lower the resolution of the graphic file. The lower resolution of the
graphic can help reduce the size of the file.
‰ Resample or resize the dimensions of the graphic. Changing the
physical size of the graphic reduces the size of the file.
‰ Convert the graphic to grayscale colors. Most graphics programs
allow you to convert a color graphic to grayscale. This can
drastically reduce the size of the file.
‰ Change the graphic format from one file type to another (i.e., .JPG
to .BMP). Changing the graphic format can change the way that
GalaRio™ views the file, and therefore might reduce the risk of
losing the imported graphic in GalaRio™.
If you continue to experience problems with importing graphics, please
contact technical support and report the problem you are encountering,
as well as the steps you have taken in attempting to fix the problem.
Working with Graphics ¡9-5
To import a graphic
1. Select Insert Graphic from the Draw menu or click
on the
Draw toolbar. The Insert Graphic dialog box (Figure 9-1 on page 93) appears.
2. Click the Browse button. The Get Graphic dialog box appears.
Figure 9-2. Get Graphic Dialog Box
3. Navigate to the file folder where your graphic is stored.
4. Select the file format of the graphic you want to import in the Files
of type option.
5. Select the graphic you want to import from the directory in the File
name option.
6. Click Preview to view a thumbnail of the selected graphic.
7. Click Open to insert the graphic into the output, or click Cancel
exit without importing a graphic.
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Importing Graphics from Outside of the Application
CHAPTER 10
Working with Shapes
The application provides you with an assortment of drawing tools that
makes it easy to use drawing tools to create lines, fill patterns, and freehand shapes. In addition, you can create HotShapes, such as stars,
arrows, crosses, diamonds, and so on.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Using Draw Tools and HotShapes
‰ Changing Object Line Widths
‰ Applying Object Fill Patterns
¡10-1
Using Draw Tools and HotShapes
You can use the drawing tools and HotShapes to create straight lines,
diagonal lines, rectangles, squares, circles, and numerous other shapes.
Use the following procedures to create lines and shapes in your output.
To draw lines
1. Select Line from the Draw menu or click
The cursor changes to a cross-hair cursor (
on the Draw toolbar.
).
2. Click where you want the line to start and drag the cursor in the
opposite direction. A dotted line appears while you draw.
3. Release the mouse button when the line is the desired length and
direction. Sizing handles display at the line's endpoints.
To draw shapes
1. Select HotShapes from the Draw menu or click
on the Draw
toolbar. The HotShapes toolbar appears, as shown in Figure 10-1.
Figure 10-1. HotShapes Toolbar
Note:
The
(circle) and
(rectangle) are included as buttons on
the Object toolbar for quick access.
2. Click the desired shape on the HotShapes toolbar. The cursor
changes to a cross-hair cursor ( ).
3. Click where you want the HotShape object to start and drag the
cursor in the opposite direction. A dotted line outlines the shape
while you are drawing it.
10-2 ¡
Using Draw Tools and HotShapes
4. Release the mouse button when the shape is the desired size. Sizing
and rotation handles appear around the perimeter of an invisible
rectangle into which the shape fits.
The following example demonstrates a HotShape with the sizing
and rotation handles displayed.
Rotation
handles
Sizing
handles
Figure 10-2. HotShape with Sizing and Rotation Handles Displayed
To create a free-hand drawing
1. Select Lines from the Draw menu or click
2. Select
on the Draw toolbar.
on the Lines toolbar.
3. Select the starting point of your object and click and hold the left
mouse button.
4. Drag the mouse button to create a free-hand object.
5. Double-click the mouse button to complete the drawing.
The following example illustrates a drawing created using the freehand tool.
Figure 10-3. Free-hand Drawing
Working with Shapes ¡10-3
To create multi-line drawing
1. Select Lines from the Draw menu or click
2. Select
on the Draw toolbar.
on the Lines toolbar.
3. Select the starting point of your object and click the left mouse
button once.
4. Move the cursor to the next point and click the left mouse button
once. A connective line from the starting point to the next point of
your object appears.
5. Again move the cursor to the next point on your screen and click
once.
6. Continue this process until you have the desired shape, and then
click twice to end the process.
You can create any number of shapes with the multi-line tool. The
following example demonstrates a shape created using this tool.
Figure 10-4. Multi-line Object
10-4 ¡
Using Draw Tools and HotShapes
To create an arc
1. Select Lines from the Draw menu or click
2. Select
on the Draw toolbar.
on the Lines toolbar.
3. Select the starting point of your object and click and hold the left
mouse button.
4. Drag the mouse until the arc is the desired size.
5. Release the mouse button.
The following example demonstrates an arc object.
Figure 10-5. Arc Object
To create a closed shape
Note:
You can close shapes on multi-line, freehand, and arc drawings.
1. Select or create a multi-line drawing.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Select Close shape from the General tab. The multi-line object
automatically closes. Figure 10-6 illustrates an open and closed
multi-line shape.
Open
Closed
Figure 10-6. Multi-line Drawing: Close Shape
Working with Shapes ¡10-5
Changing Object Line Widths
You can change the line width of an line or shape. Use the following
procedure to modify the line width of an object within your output.
To change line width
1. Select the object you want to change.
2. Do one of the following:
• Click
on the Draw Attributes toolbar and select an
appropriate line width. The line width of the selected object
changes.
• Select Properties from the Object menu or click
on the
Object toolbar. In the General tab, select the line width in points.
3. Click OK to accept the changes. The line width of the selected object
changes.
10-6 ¡
Changing Object Line Widths
Applying Object Fill Patterns
You can fill a shape with a fill pattern. Use the following procedure to
change object fill patterns within your output.
To apply an object fill pattern
1. Select the object you want to change.
2. Do one of the following:
• Click
on the Draw Attributes toolbar and select an
appropriate line width. The fill pattern of the selected object
changes.
• Select Properties from the Object menu or click
on the
Object toolbar. In the General tab, select the appropriate fill
pattern.
The following example demonstrates an object with cross fill
pattern.
Figure 10-7. Circle Object with Cross Fill Pattern
3. Click OK to accept the changes. The fill pattern of the selected
object changes.
Working with Shapes ¡10-7
Working with Variable
Data
CHAPTER 11
Variable data refers to data in your outputs that is changing or is not
constant. The following types of variable data are available:
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z
Sequences (serial numbers)
Date/time stamps
Prompts for data at print time
Query a database or spreadsheet
Text lists
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Creating Sequences
‰ Creating and Using Text Lists
‰ Linking to Databases and Spreadsheets
‰ Prompting for Data at Print Time
‰ Creating Date/Time Stamps
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Creating Sequences
You can create outputs that contain a sequence of numbers or letters
that print as multiple outputs at print time. Use the following procedure
to create a sequence.
To create a sequence
1. Select or create a text or bar code object.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the Data Source tab.
4. Select Sequence.
5. Click the Sequence tab.
Figure 11-1. Object Properties Dialog Box: Sequence Tab
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Creating Sequences
6. Enter the sequence starting point in the Starting value field. You
can enter numbers or single alphabetic character.
7. Enter an amount to increase or decrease the sequence in the
Change by field.
8. To determine the number of outputs in the sequence, do one of the
following:
• Click Ending value and enter the ending point (numbers or a
alphabetic character). The total number of outputs is calculated
and displayed in the Number of outputs field.
• Click Number of documents and enter the total number of
outputs in the sequence. The ending value is calculated and
displayed in the Ending value field.
• Click Unlimited. The application uses another output object,
such as a database query object, to determine the number of
outputs.
9. To enter constant text to precede or follow the sequence, type the
prefix or suffix in the Before sequence and After sequence fields.
10. Click OK to accept the sequence. The first sequence number appears
in the text or bar code object you created.
Hint! To see data for other records, go to the Print Preview feature
and use the Next Page and Prev Page options. For additional
information on using the Print Preview feature, see
Previewing Outputs on page 13-5.
Working with Variable Data ¡11-3
Creating and Using Text Lists
Text lists are created and assigned to a text object. The text items you
enter create a mini-database that prints a new output for each item in
the list.
For more information on using text lists in template prompts, see
Entering data in template prompts on page 5-8.
Use the following procedures to create and use text lists.
To create a new text list
1. Select or create a text object.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the Data Source tab.
4. Select Text list.
5. Click the Text Lists tab.
Figure 11-2. Object Properties Dialog Box: Text Lists Tab
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Creating and Using Text Lists
6. In the List data option, type the items for the text list, or click Open
list to use an existing text list. For more information on using
existing text lists, see To use an existing text list on page 11-6.
Hint! Be sure that you press Enter between each text list item.
7. Click OK. The first item in the text list appears in the text object.
Hint! To see data for other records, go to the Print Preview feature
and use the Next Page and Prev Page options. For additional
information on using the Print Preview feature, see
Previewing Outputs on page 13-5.
To save a text list
1. Follow step 1-6 in To create a new text list on page 11-4, or click
the Use text list option in the Enter Data dialog box for a text
prompt (Figure 5-2 on page 5-8) during the prompt sequence.
2. Click Save List. The Save Text List dialog box appears.
Figure 11-3. Save Text List Dialog Box
3. Type a name for the text list.
4. Click Save.
5. Click OK to accept the settings, or click Next to continue the
prompt sequence.
Working with Variable Data ¡11-5
To use an existing text list
1. Follow step 1-6 in To create a new text list on page 11-4, or click
the Use text list option in the Enter Data dialog box for a text
prompt (Figure 5-2 on page 5-8) during the prompt sequence.
2. Click Open list. The Get Text List dialog box appears.
Figure 11-4. Get Text List Dialog Box
3. Select the text list you want to open.
4. Click Open. The text list data appears in the text field.
5. Click OK on the Text Lists tab, or click Next to continue the
prompt sequence.
To delete a text list
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Navigate to VSI|GalaRio 2|Text Lists.
3. Select the text list(s) you want to delete.
4. Press the DELETE key.
5. Do one of the following:
• Click Yes to delete the files.
• Click No to retain the files.
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Creating and Using Text Lists
Linking to Databases and Spreadsheets
You can to use information from a database or spreadsheet to fill in text
objects in outputs. You do this by establishing a link between the object
and a field in the database or spreadsheet.
The following table lists the database and spreadsheet formats that are
available:
Format
Extension
Access
*.MDB
dBase III, IV, 5.x,
*.DBF
Excel 4.0, 97 & 5.0,
*.XLS
Fox Pro 2.0, 2.5, 2.6, 3.0, DBC
*.DBF
Lotus WK1, WK3, WK4
*.WKS
Paradox 3.x, 4.x, 5.x
*.DB
Text
*.TXT, *.CSP, *.CSV
At print time, the application prompts you to specify the range of
records to print allowing you to print all or part of the database or
spreadsheet.
Use the following procedure to query a database or spreadsheet at print
time.
To query a database or spreadsheet at print time
1. Create a new text or bar code object.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the Data Source tab.
4. Click Query database at print time.
Working with Variable Data ¡11-7
5. Click the Database tab.
Figure 11-5. Object Properties Dialog Box: Database Tab
6. Click Connect to select the database or spreadsheet from which to
pull data. The Get Database dialog box appears.
Figure 11-6. Get Database Dialog Box
7. Navigate to the spreadsheet or database you want to use.
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Linking to Databases and Spreadsheets
8. Click Open. The database filename appears in the Data source
field.
9. Select the desired table and field from the Table and Field options.
This is where the application obtains the data at print time.
10. Click OK.
Field data for the first record appears in the variable data object.
Note:
To select a different database, you must break the connection
with the current database. Click Disconnect in the Database
tab and follow this process to connect to a new database.
Hint! To see data for other records, go to the Print Preview feature
and use the Next Page and Prev Page options. For additional
information on using the Print Preview feature, see
Previewing Outputs on page 13-5.
Prompting for Data at Print Time
Instead of creating a basic text or graphic object, you can define an
object that prompts the you to enter data at print time. When you send
the output to the printer, you have the option of inputting multiple
entries which creates a series of outputs. Use the following procedure to
create an output that prompts for data at print time.
To prompt for data at print time
1. Select or create a text or graphic object.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar
on the Object
3. Click the Data Source tab.
4. Click Prompt user at print time.
Working with Variable Data ¡11-9
5. Click the Prompt tab. The type of object you are working with
determines the prompts that appear.
Figure 11-7. Object Properties Dialog Box: Prompt Tab
6. In the Prompt text option, type the instructions you want to
display for the person printing this output. For example, enter
“Room number.”
7. If you want a default value displayed, type the default response you
want the person printing this output to see. For example, enter
“240.”
Note:
Data entry in the Data entry required, Message if no entry,
and Order in prompt sequence options is not necessary.
These settings have no effect on the prompt sequence.
8. Click OK to accept the settings.
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Prompting for Data at Print Time
Creating Date/Time Stamps
You can include date and/or time stamp on your output using your
system’s information. Date/time stamps can be applied to both text and
bar code objects. The application allows you to stamp the output with
the output creation date and time or with the date and time at print
time. Use the following procedure to apply a date and/or time stamp to a
text or bar code object.
To create a date/time stamp
1. Select the text or bar code object to which you want to apply a date/
time stamp.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the Data Source tab.
4. Select Date/Time.
5. Click the Date/Time tab.
Figure 11-8. Object Properties Dialog Box: Date/Time Tab
Working with Variable Data ¡11-11
6. Select the format for the date and/or time stamp.
7. Do one of the following:
• Select the Use current date/time for printing option to print
the system’s date and time at print time.
• Clear the Use current date/time for printing option to print
the creation date and time.
8. Click OK to accept the setting. The date/time appears in the text or
bar code object you created.
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Creating Date/Time Stamps
CHAPTER 12
Cutting Out Objects
or Documents
The VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System includes a plotter cutter in
addition to the regular shearing mechanism used to cut the media after
it is printed.
This feature makes it easy for you to create an output that is smaller
than the installed media size. For instance, if you wanted to create a
nametag and the output size was smaller than the installed media, you
could apply a frame to the nametag and enable cutting. This will make
it easy for you to remove the nametag from the supply.
In addition, you can create objects that can be separated from the
output. This makes it easy to create buttons, pennants, stickers, and
other cut out shapes. You can cut out the following types of objects: text
boxes, graphics, and shapes.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Cutting Out Specialty Output
‰ Cutting Out Text
‰ Cutting Out Graphics and Shapes
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Cutting Out Specialty Output
You can create an output that is smaller than the installed media size
and easily remove the output from the liner. The application
automatically cuts around the output when the output size is smaller
than the media size.
Cutting Out Text
You can cut out text boxes, vertical text, and Text on a Circle. In the
case of text boxes and vertical text, you can cut out around individual
characters and lines, as well as cutting around the bounding box of the
object. For text on a circle, you can only cut around the circle. The
following sections explain how to specify text as cut out.
Note:
You can print text in the Text on a Circle object and cut the
outline, but you cannot cut and print the outline of the circle.
To cut out text
1. Select the text object you want to cut out.
2. Do one of the following:
• Click
on the Draw Attributes toolbar. A yellow cut outline
appears around the individual text characters and lines, as
shown in Figure 12-2 above.
• Select Properties from the Object menu or click
Object toolbar. Select Cut out object.
on the
3. Click OK to accept the changes.
Note:
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For examples of the different types of cut text, see the next
section.
Cutting Out Specialty Output
Cutting around individual characters
You can cut around individual text characters makes it easier to remove
the cut text from the supply liner. This process is referred to as weeding.
In addition to cutting around the text characters, the application can
around text lines or the entire text object.
To assign weeding and offset options to cut out text
1. Select the text object you want to cut out.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the General tab.
4. Select the Cut out object option.
5. If you are creating a text object and want to cut out individual text
characters, select one of the following Weeding options: None, By
line, or Object. The following examples explain the weeding
options:
Example 1: This example shows the weeding option set to None. The
application places the cut outline around each individual
letter.
Figure 12-1. Cut Out Text: Weeding Set to None
Cutting Out Objects or Documents ¡12-3
Example 2: This example shows the weeding option set to By line. The
application places the cut outline around each individual
letter and around each line of text.
Bounding
box around
each line
Figure 12-2. Cut Out Text: Weeding Set to By Line
Example 3: This example shows the weeding option set to Object. The
application places the cut outline around each individual
letter and around the entire text object.
Bounding
box around
entire object
Figure 12-3. Cut Out Text: Weeding Set to Object
6. Click OK. The object is designated as a cut out object.
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Cutting Out Text
Cutting Out Graphics and Shapes
You can select pre-cut graphics from the library, or you can apply a cut
HotShape around imported graphics and draw objects. The following
sections explain how to cut out graphics from both the library and
imported sources, as well as cut out shapes in your output.
Hint! To avoid wasting ribbon supply, set the Printer color setting to
Monochrome or Spot Color. For more information on setting
the Printer color setting, see Chapter 13: Printing.
Selecting pre-cut graphics from the library
The library contains the following three types of graphics.
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z
z
Print only: Displays the graphics that are set to print but not cut.
You can still cut out a print only object by placing a shape or frame
around the graphics and assigning the cutting option.
Cut only: Displays the graphics are set up to be cut but not print.
Print and Cut: Displays the graphics that can be both print and cut
around the outside contour of the graphic.
For more information on selecting cut graphics from the library, see
Selecting Graphics from the Library on page 9-2.
Cutting Out Objects or Documents ¡12-5
Cutting out imported graphics
You can import objects from outside of the application and then cut
around the bounding box of the graphic. When you designate an
imported graphic as cut out, a cut outline is placed around the graphic.
The cut outline is shown as a dotted line, shown in Figure 12-4.
You could also add a cut HotShape or cut frame around an imported
graphic to give the cut out a different appearance.
To cut out imported graphics
1. Insert an imported graphic into your output, such as your school
mascot. For more information on importing graphics, see
Importing Graphics from Outside of the Application on
page 9-4.
2. Select the imported graphic.
3. Click
on the Draw Attributes toolbar. A cut outline appears
around the graphic, shown below.
Figure 12-4. Imported Graphic Displaying Cut Outline
Note:
In addition to using the procedure above, you can also cut out
objects using the Object Properties dialog box.
Select Properties from the Object menu or click
on the
Object toolbar, then select the Cut out object option from the
General tab.
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Cutting Out Graphics and Shapes
Cutting out lines and shapes
You can cut out all lines and shapes you create in your output. In
addition, you use the Offset feature to extend the cut line while printing
the shape, as shown below.
Figure 12-5. Rectangle with Cut Offset and Print Object
Use the following procedures to cut out shapes and lines.
To cut out shapes and lines using the toolbar
Select the object you want to cut out and click
on the Draw
Attributes toolbar. A cut outline appears around the shape.
To assign offset options to cut out shapes
1. Create or select the shape you want to cut out.
2. Select Properties from the Object menu or click
toolbar.
on the Object
3. Click the General tab.
4. Select the Print object option.
5. Select the Cut out object option.
Note:
Shapes can be both print and cut.
6. If you want the cut outline to appear beyond the print outline,
specify a distance from the print outline to the cut outline in the
Offset option. This can be a positive (outside the print line) or
negative (inside the print line) number.
7. Click OK. The object is designated as a cut out object.
Cutting Out Objects or Documents ¡12-7
CHAPTER 13
Printing
The GalaRio™ application offers several options for printing. It is
important to understand each option before you begin printing, so that
you can print your output in the most efficient manner using the least
amount of ribbon and media supply when using the VisiMate™ System.
If you are using a PosterPrinter™ machine, the printing options do not
apply.
Topics in this chapter include:
‰ Using Metallic Ribbon with CMYK (Full Color) Ribbon
‰ Setting Printer Color in the VisiMate System
‰ Previewing Outputs
‰ Printing a Proof of Your Output
‰ Setting Up Output Size for PosterPrinter Systems
‰ Using Scan to Print
‰ Using Test Print
‰ Printing Outputs
‰ Using Supply Saver in the VisiMate System
‰ Tiling Print Jobs
¡13-1
Using Metallic Ribbon with CMYK (Full
Color) Ribbon
The VisiMate™ System allows you to use specialty ribbon colors such as
metallic gold or silver with CMYK (full color) ribbons in standard text
boxes. In order to accomplish this, you need to set the colors you are
going to be using in the VisiMate™ print driver.
When you print the output, the printer will prompt for the ribbon you
should install. For example, if you wanted to print Gold Luster with
CMYK ribbon, you would select Full Color in the application Printer
color setting. For more information on setting the Printer color setting,
see the next section.
To set the VisiMate print driver
1. Click Start on the Windows taskbar and then select
Settings|Printers.
2. Right-click on VisiMate.
Note:
If you changed the name of your VisiMate™ printer, be sure to
select that printer name.
The VisiMate Properties dialog box appears.
3. On the General tab, click the Printing Preferences button.
4. Select Full Color from the Color Setting option.
Note:
Changing the printer color setting in this location is the same as
setting the color on the status bar in the GalaRio™ application.
For more information on setting the status bar, see the next
section, Setting Printer Color in the VisiMate System on
page 13-4.
5. Click the Device Settings tab.
6. Click the Properties button located to the right of Color Options.
The Color Options dialog box appears.
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Using Metallic Ribbon with CMYK (Full Color) Ribbon
Figure 13-1. Color Options Dialog Box
7. In the Special Color 1, 2, and 3 options, select the colors you would
like to use with CMYK (full color) ribbon (i.e., Gold Luster or Silver
Luster ribbon).
Printing ¡13-3
Setting Printer Color in the VisiMate
System
If you are using the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System, select one of
the following color settings from the Printer color setting option in
the GalaRio™ application, as shown below, on the Object toolbar:
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z
z
Monochrome: The application prints all objects in a single color.
Change the color of one object changes the color of all the objects in
the output. In the case of multi-colored objects, the output prints in
shades of the installed ribbon color.
Spot Color: The application prints the objects on the output by the
monochrome ribbon colors you selected. For example, if you want to
print a door sign in red and metallic gold, you can insert a
monochrome red ribbon to print the red lettering you specified on
the output. When the system has completed printing that color, it
will prompt you to insert the metallic gold ribbon to finish the area
you specified in metallic gold.
Full Color: The application prints objects in their original colors
using the CMYK (full color) ribbon. For example, if you wanted to
create a specialty output using metallic ribbons along with full color
ribbons, you would select the Full Color option.
For more information, see the VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System
User’s Guide.
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Setting Printer Color in the VisiMate System
Previewing Outputs
You can display your output as it will actually print, including any
supply saver printing or tiling situations, using the Print Preview
option. For more information on supply saver and tile printing, see
Using Supply Saver in the VisiMate System on page 13-15 and
Tiling Print Jobs on page 13-16.
When using a VisiMate™ Specialty Printing System, the Print Preview
function always shows the background color and media size of the
currently-installed supply. This visually helps remind you how your
output will actually print on the current supply. If no supply is installed,
or if your printer is not communicating properly, the system uses the
printer driver’s default settings.
If you are using a PosterPrinter™ System, the background color is
always displayed in white.
To preview outputs
1. With an output open, select Print Preview from the File menu. An
image of the current output appears in the Preview window.
2. Do any of the following:
Button
Description
Print
Prints the output.
Prev Page
Allows you to view the previous output in a multiple
output print job.
Next Page
Allows you to view the next output in a multiple
output print job.
Zoom In
Select repeatedly to increases the magnification of
the displayed output.
Zoom Out
Select repeatedly to decreases the magnification of
the displayed output.
Close
Closes the Preview window and return to the normal
application window.
Printing ¡13-5
Printing a Proof of Your Output
For outputs that you plan to print on a PosterPrinter™ or VisiMate™
System, you can print a scaled down version of the output as a proof on a
laser or inkjet printer using the Proof Print feature. Use the following
procedure to print a proof of your output. This feature is useful if you
would like to test print your output before you print to your specialty
printer.
To print a proof of the current output
1. Create or open the output for which you want to create a proof print.
2. Select Proof Print from the File menu. The Proof Print dialog box
appears displaying a list of printers on which you can print a scaled
representation of the current output. All the printers installed on
your system appear in this list.
Figure 13-2. Proof Print Dialog Box
3. Select a printer.
4. Click OK. The output prints to the selected printer. The scaling
factor used and the output name are also printed.
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Printing a Proof of Your Output
Setting Up Output Size for PosterPrinter
Systems
Size is an important consideration when designing any poster or banner.
Fortunately, the GalaRio™ Template Gallery application makes it easy
to create just the size you need. When you’re working in the application
screen you are, of course, working on a much smaller scale than the
printed banner or template. Here’s how the scaling works:
‰
Posters—When you design a poster, you don’t need to decide what
size you want it to be until you print. That’s because, when you
choose a size in the print driver, as described in the procedure on the
next page, and then print, the poster’s content automatically scales
to that size. The poster templates don’t have size options, since you
can print them at any size you want just by selecting the size in the
driver.
‰
Banners—When you design a banner, its content will also be scaled
to fit the banner size you choose. However, you need to choose a
banner size before creating the banner. You’ll notice that when you
choose a banner template in the Create New Document dialog box,
the banner size is listed next to the template name. If you create a
blank banner, you are given a list of sizes from which to choose. In
either case, you then need to set the size in the print driver before
you print as described on the next page.
Note:
If you want to print to a laser or inkjet printer to produce an
8-½" x 11" document, you need to select that printer when you
choose a document type. (For information on the Scan to Print
feature, see Using Scan to Print on page 13-9 .) You do not
need to choose a size when using these printers—8-½" x 11" is
always used.
Use the procedure on the next page to set the size of your poster or
banner in the print driver before you print through the GalaRio™
Template Gallery application. By default, the document size is set to a
standard 23" x 31" poster.
Printing ¡13-7
To change the size of your poster or banner
1.
Select Print Setup from the File menu, then click the Properties
button in the Print Setup dialog box.
2.
On the property sheet, select the roll width of the paper installed in
the printer. Then choose the length of the poster or banner you are
going to print.
The property sheet will look slightly different than the one shown
below, depending on which printer you are using. If you are printing
a banner, be sure to choose the same size as the template you used
to create the banner.
3. Click OK to close the dialog boxes, then print your poster or banner.
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Setting Up Output Size for PosterPrinter Systems
Using Scan to Print
There may be times when you want to print an 8.5" x 11" copy of a
poster or banner and then use the Scan to Print feature on your
PosterPrinter™ System to enlarge it and print a full-size copy. You may
want to do this if your computer isn’t directly connected to the
PosterPrinter™ System or if you are working at home, for example.
To create a Scan to Print output
1. In the Document Type dialog box, choose your laser or inkjet printer
rather than your PosterPrinter™ System.
2. In the Create New Document dialog box, choose a template as you
normally would. Although the templates don’t look any different on
the screen, when you choose a laser or inkjet printer the templates
are scaled to fit on letter-size paper.
3. Print the document using the Print command on the File menu, and
you’ll have a copy suitable for scanning.
Note:
These versions of the templates are designed expressly for a
letter-size page. To use the version of a template intended for
poster/banner printing, choose your PosterPrinter™ System in
the Document Type dialog box and then select the template.
Using Test Print
For Pro36 Color PosterPrinter™, when using color on outputs, you may
want to check the colors before printing full-size posters or banners. You
can print small (thumbnail size) versions of your documents by choosing
Print Setup from the File menu, choosing the Pro36 Color
PosterPrinter™, and clicking the Properties button. On the Paper
tab, check the Print test output option and click OK. Then print the
document using the Print command on the File menu.
Printing ¡13-9
Printing Outputs
You can print outputs using one of the following methods:
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z
z
Use the Print command to print single outputs.
Use the QuickPrint List command to print multiple outputs
without saving the outputs first.
Use the Batch Print command to print multiple saved outputs.
Print
The Print command prints the open output to the printer you selected
when you started the application. Use the following procedure to print
your outputs.
Note:
You can also print outputs from the Document Type dialog box
(Figure 4-1 on page 4-3). Select Print saved documents. The
available folders appear.
To print an output
1. With the desired output displayed in the main window, select Print
from the File menu or click
dialog box appears.
on the Standard toolbar. The Print
Appears only
when a
sequence or
database
object
appears on
your output
Figure 13-3. Print Dialog Box
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Printing Outputs
2. Use the Copies field to specify the number of copies to print. Steps
3-7 apply only if you are printing multiple outputs using a sequence,
database, or text list object.
3. If the output contains a sequence, database, or text list object, verify
that the print range is correct in the Number of documents
option.
4. If you want to change the number of outputs, click Change Range.
The Print Range dialog box appears.
Figure 13-4. Print Range Dialog Box
5. Select Labels generated by the sequence and/or database.
6. Type a starting point in the from option and an ending point in the
to option.
7. Click OK in the Print Range dialog box.
8. Click OK in the Print dialog box. The currently open output begins
printing.
Printing ¡13-11
QuickPrint
The QuickPrint command allows you to add outputs to a temporary
print list. This allows you to batch a number of files together for printing
without saving the files first.
Note:
When you close the application or clear the QuickPrint list, the
outputs you created are no longer available. Be sure that you
save any outputs that you want to reuse.
Use the following procedure to print items from QuickPrint.
To print an output from QuickPrint
1. Create or open your output.
2. Select QuickPrint List from the File menu.
3. Do one or more of the following:
Option
Description
Add to List
Adds the current output to the print list.
Print List
Prints one copy of every file in the print list.
Preview List
Displays the Print Preview window for the files in the print list.
Clear List
Clears the current print list, deleting all the temporary files.
Clearing the print list allows you to start a different QuickPrint
list.
Hint! The QuickPrint feature only allows you to print one copy of each
output. If you want more than one copy, you need to select the
QuickPrint option for each copy you want.
Note:
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Printing Outputs
QuickPrint is not recommended for PosterPrinter™ outputs.
Batch printing
You can print several saved outputs in a batch using the Batch Print
feature. Unlike the QuickPrint feature, all the files in the batch job
must be saved before printing.
Note:
Batch printing posters and banners is not recommended. The
cutting feature in the PosterPrinter™ Systems is more efficient
if posters and banners are printed individually.
Your batch job is printed using the installed ribbon and media size
regardless of the media you chose. Therefore, use the batch print feature
for all the items you want to print on the same supply. If an output is
larger than the media size in the printer, the system tiles the print job.
For more information on tiled printing, see Tiling Print Jobs on
page 13-16.
Hint! If you are using a VisiMate™ System, it is recommended that
you use the Advanced Supply Saver feature when batch printing
to maximize the use of your printing supplies. For more
information on using supply saver, see Using Supply Saver in
the VisiMate System on page 13-15.
Use the following procedures to add and remove saved outputs from the
batch print list.
To add outputs to the batch print list
1. Open an output that you want to add to the batch print job.
Note:
You can also access the Batch Print dialog box by selecting
Print saved documents from the Document Type dialog box
(Figure 4-1 on page 4-3).
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2. Select Batch Print from the File menu. The Batch Print dialog box
appears.
Figure 13-5. Batch Print Dialog Box
3. Select a file group.
4. Select a file you want to add to the list.
5. Select the number of copies you want to print in the Copies option.
6. Click Add to print list. The file name is displayed in the Print list.
7. Repeat steps 4-5 for every output you want to add to the list.
8. If you want to remove an output from the Print list, select the
desired file and click Remove from print list.
9. If you want to preview the list, click Preview.
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Printing Outputs
Using Supply Saver in the VisiMate
System
Supply saver printing refers to the process of automatically combining
smaller outputs on a page and arranging them for the best use of the
target media supply. A page is defined by the cut length plus the length
of the panel if using full color ribbon or the maximum print length if
using a monochrome ribbon. Each supply saver page consists of a
number of outputs printed together, either as a result of being combined
by you in the batch print process, or because they are generated from a
sequence, database, text list, or prompt at print time object.
The following is an example of how the supply saver option functions:
Standard
The application prints outputs in the order they
appear in the print queue. If the output size of the
next output is larger than the remaining area, it
prints to a new page.
End of page
Figure 13-6. Standard Supply Saver
Use the following procedure to set up the supply saver feature.
To set up supply saver
1. Select Preferences from the Options menu.
2. Click the Program tab (Figure 4-7 on page 4-18).
3. Do one of the following:
• If you want to disable supply saver, select Off.
• If you want to set supply saver to print all outputs in the queue
in order, select Standard.
4. Click OK to select these settings.
Note:
These settings will affect all of the outputs you print.
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Tiling Print Jobs
If you are using a VisiMate™ System, tiling occurs in a print job when
the output size is greater than the media size. The output prints in a
series of two or more sections that you assemble after printing. Any time
an output does not fit within the printable area of the selected media
size, a message appears that the output will be tiled.
The example in Figure 13-7 demonstrates how the application’s main
window would display a tiled print job. If the printer holds 4 inch media
and the output size is 7.5 inches, the application would tile the job into
two sections, as shown in Figure 13-8.
Note:
The maximum height for a tiled print job is four panels.
Media
Margins
Section to be
tiled
Figure 13-7. Tiled Printing Example: media Size vs. Document Size
The Figure on the next page shows the Print Preview of the resulting
tiled output.
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Tiling Print Jobs
Dotted line
indicates cut
lines for tiling
Figure 13-8. Tiled Printing Example: Print Preview
Note:
Use transfer to media to easily match-up and apply the output.
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Index
A
Application
Features 1-3
Launching 4-2
B
Bar codes
Creating new 8-2
Density 4-15, 8-2
Human-readable text in 4-16, 8-4
Check character 4-16
Check character in 8-4
Start/stop 4-16, 8-4
Orientation 4-16
Printing human-readable text 4-16
Ratio 4-16, 8-2
Selecting text 8-5
Sizing 4-15
Sizing text 8-5
Symbology 4-15
Text positioning 8-4
Text above 8-4
Text below 8-4
Batch printing 13-13
C
Center lines
Displaying 4-12
Color
Modes 7-8, 13-4
Outputs 5-15
Cut only graphics 9-2, 12-5
Cutting
Document outline 4-19
Imported graphics 12-6
Lines 12-7
Offset text 12-3
Pre-cut Library graphics 12-5
Shapes 12-7
Text 12-2
Weeding text 12-3
D
Database
Formats 11-7
Querying 11-7
Deleting
Objects 7-17
Outputs 5-22
Text lists 11-6
Density 8-2
Directory of outputs 4-18
Displaying
Center lines 4-12
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Grid lines 4-12
Rulers 4-12
Document outline
Cutting 4-19
Printing 4-19
Drawing
Arcs 10-5
Free-hand 10-3
Lines 10-2
Multi-lines 10-4
Shapes 10-2
Drawing tools 10-2
F
Fill patterns 4-13, 10-7
Fixed templates 5-26
Framing
Objects 7-14
Outputs 5-17
Text 4-14
Full color 7-8, 13-4
G
Graphics
Cutting 12-5
Import formats 9-4
Importing 9-6
Insert new from the Library 9-2
Library 9-2
Size non-proportionally 4-17
Size proportionally 4-17
Types 9-2, 12-5
Grid
Display options 4-12
Displaying 4-12
Positioning objects on 7-5
Snap to 4-12
Spacing 4-12
Grouping objects 7-15
H
Help
Contents 3-4
Descriptions 3-3
Procedures 3-4
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Related topics 3-3, 3-4
Search 3-5
Topics 3-3, 3-4
Human-readable text 8-4
I
Importing graphics 9-4
Installation
Requirements 2-2
Template design 2-7
L
Line widths 4-13, 10-6
Lines
Arc 10-5
Closing 4-13, 10-5
Color 4-13
Cutting 12-7
Drawing 10-2
Fill patterns 4-13, 10-7
Line widths 4-13, 10-6
Multi-lines 10-4
M
Monochrome color 7-8, 13-4
Multi-line
Closing shapes 4-13, 10-5
My Templates
Adding files to 5-11
O
Objects
Aligning 7-6
Centering on output 7-6
Copying 7-16
Cutting 7-16
Deleting 7-17
Framing 7-14
Grouping 7-15
Moving to the back 7-14
Moving to the front 7-14
Pasting 7-16
Positioning 7-4
Rotating 7-13
Selecting 7-2
Sizing 7-3
Ungrouping 7-15
Offset text 12-3
Orientation
Bar codes 4-16
Outputs 5-16
Outputs
Creating using templates 5-6
Deleting 5-22
Matching media size 5-14
Opening 5-20
Previewing 13-5
Printing 13-10
Proof 13-6
Properties
Color 5-15
Framing 5-17
Orientation 5-16
Sizing 5-13
Saving 5-18
Types 4-3
Unit of measure 4-12
P
Polygons 4-13
Positioning bar codes 8-4
Positioning objects 7-4
Preferences
Bar Code tab 4-15
Document tab 4-11
Graphics tab 4-17
Program tab 4-18
Shapes tab 4-13
Text tab 4-14
Preset templates 5-26
Print and cut graphics 9-2, 12-5
Print drivers 2-11
Print only graphics 9-2, 12-5
Printers
Preparation 4-2
Printing
Batch 13-13
Document outline 4-19
Human-readable text for bar codes 4-16
Outputs 13-10
Preview 13-5
Proof 13-6
QuickPrint 13-12
Supply saver 13-15
Tiling 13-16
Q
QuickPrint 13-12
R
Ratio 8-2
Resources
Online help 1-3
Web address 1-3
Rotating objects 7-13
Rulers
Displaying 4-12
S
Saving
Outputs 5-18
Templates 5-27
Text lists 11-5
Scalable templates 5-26
Seal points 4-13
Sequence
Creating new 11-2
Shapes
Arcs 10-5
Closing 10-5
Closing multi-line 4-13
Cutting 12-7
Draw color 4-13
Drawing 10-2
Drawing tools 10-2
Fill patterns 4-13, 10-7
Free-hand 10-3
HotShapes 10-2
Line widths 4-13, 10-6
Lines 10-2
Multi-lines 10-4
Polygon options 4-13
Seal points 4-13
Sizing
Bar codes 4-15, 8-5
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Graphics 4-17
Objects 7-3
Outputs 5-13
Text 4-14, 6-6
Spot color 7-8, 13-4
Spreadsheet
Formats 11-7
Querying 11-7
Supply saver
Off 4-18
Set up 13-15
Standard 4-19, 13-15
Creating new 11-4
Deleting 11-6
Opening 11-6
Saving 11-5
Tiling print jobs 13-16
Toolbars
Document 4-9
Draw 4-7
Draw Attributes 4-8
Format 4-6
Object 4-9
Standard 4-5
T
Template design capability 2-7
Templates
Creating outputs 5-6
Fixed 5-26
Modifying 5-24
Preset 5-26
Saving 5-27
Scalable 5-26
Text
Automatically sizing 6-6
Character formats 6-5
Converting 6-3
Creating 6-2
Creating text on a circle 6-9
Creating TextArt 6-11
Creating vertical text 6-10
Cutting 12-2
Fixed size 6-2
Font 6-5
Framing 4-14
Free-form 6-2
Justification 6-7
Manually sizing 6-6
Reversing colors 4-14, 6-8
Selecting all 6-4
Selecting characters 6-4
Sizing font 4-14
Unit of measure 4-15
Vertical 4-14
Vertical positioning 6-7
Text lists
U
Undo 7-17
Ungrouping objects 7-15
Uninstall
GalaRio 2-9
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V
Variable data
Databases 11-7
Date/time stamp 11-11
Prompting at print time for 11-9
Sequences 11-2
Spreadsheets 11-7
Text Lists 11-4
W
Weeding text 12-3