User`s manual - positivID Identity Systems Ltd

positivID Lite Version 2.0
User’s manual
An easy to use Identity Card system for inkjet and laser printers
Copyright ? 1997 – 2002, positivID Software. All rights reserved.
The contents of this manual and the positivID software to which it refers are the
property of positivID Software, and are copyrighted. Any reproduction in whole or
part is strictly prohibited without express permission from the owners.
positivID is a trademark of positivID Software
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Other products mentioned are the sole property of their respective owners.
positivID Software
4 Tarbery Cresecent
Horndean
Waterlooville
Hants
PO8 9NP
England.
Phone: +44 (0)2392 618479
e-mail: gnlambert@ntlworld.com
Caution
You are advised to consider your obligations under the Data Protection Act 1984 and
1998 (or similar legislation in countries other than the UK) before using this product,
as it is specifically designed for storing and displaying personal information.
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Contents
Chapter 1: Setting up positivID
System requirements
Installation
Uninstalling positivID
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Chapter 2: Using positivID
The Simp le screen
The Advanced screen
Configuration panel
Producing a badge from the Simple screen
Clear the badge form the screen
Producing a badge from the Advanced screen
Displaying the Database screen
Search for and retrieving a badge record
Retrieving a range of badge records
Printing a batch of badges
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Chapter 3: The Configuration panel
Displaying the Configuration panel
Lite Options
?? screen settings
?? Serial Numbers
?? Function Keys
?? Print Mode
?? Print position
?? Paper Type
?? Print Preview
?? Printer Driver Selection
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Badge Selection
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Chapter 4: Designing Badges
Main steps
The Tools Bar
?? User Field
?? Photo
?? Label text
?? Graphic Object
?? Barcode
?? Badge Size
Editing Objects
?? Resizing Objects
?? Moving Objects
?? Copying Objects
?? Deleting Objects
?? Moving Objects to/from Background
?? Setting the order of the fields on the production screen
Clearing the Card design from the screen
Accessing the database management facilities
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Chapter 5: Database management
Displaying the database management functions
Deleting a card database
Importing a card database
Optimising a card database
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Appendix:
Setting up print positions on a pre-punched sheet
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Chapter 1: Setting up positivID
Introduction
positivID? Lite is a member of a family of positivID systems which are all concerned
with the design and production of identity cards.
positivID Standard and
Professiona l are able to produce cards on credit card type PVC material in special
dye-sublimation printers, but the Lite program is designed to produce cards on typical
paper or Teslin material, on inkjet or laser printers. The print media for these cards
can be one of the many pre-cut sheets produced commercially, thus allowing the
printed cards to be pressed out of the background sheet.
positivID Lite systems can be upgraded to positivID Standard or Professional, and the
data is compatible. Contact the above address for details of the other products.
System Requirements
positivID Lite will run under Windows 95/98, NT, 2000 and XP. It requires a
machine with at least 32Mb memory and about 10Mb of spare disk space.
Images can be captured from any TWAIN compliant device, such as a webcam or
scanner, or can be existing pictures previously downloaded from, for example, a
digital camera.
The system will work with any sheet- fed Windows printer, printing multiple images
per page if appropriate. The printing positions can be adjusted to suit the layout of
pre-pressed label or business card paper. Teslin, a hard wearing plastic sheet similar
to paper, can be used to provide more durable id cards. All cards can be laminated in
a cold or hot laminator to provide rigidity and long life.
Installation
If the system has been delivered by e- mail or download, it will appear as six file
attachments, named SETUP.EXE, and SETUP.W02 through to SETUP.W06. These files
should be stored in a single temporary directory, and the SETUP.EXE program started
from Windows Explorer.
If the system has been delivered on a CD, it will Autorun when inserted in the CD
drive, or can be started from Explorer.
The system can be installed in the default directory, C:\PROGRAM FILES\ POSITIVID
LITE, or in any preferred directory. The program should be installed on the machine
on which it will run.
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Uninstalling positivID Lite
If you need to remove positivID Lite from your computer, use the Add/Remove
Programs facility in the Windows Control Panel. Note that the Uninstall procedure
does not remove databases or pictures, just the system files; the remaining files will
need deleting manually.
However, it is not a wise move to go in to the subdirectories on your hard disk and delete files manually until after the Add/Remove
process has been run.
New releases of positivID Lite can be installed over the top of previous releases
without a full uninstall.
Data will be preserved, but it will be necessary to reestablish links to the card designs from the previous installation into the new system,
using the import cards procedure described in Chapter 5, Database Management.
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Chapter 2: Using positivID
When positivID is started from the Desktop or Start Menu, the last-used card design
will be displayed for further processing, and the image capture options will be offered
for selection:
?? specify “No Camera” if your card does not have a picture or you are just going
to print existing cards in this session. Note that all the options described
below for image capture will then be inoperable.
?? specify TWAIN capture if you are using a TWAIN compliant device, such as
a webcam, video capture card or scanner.
?? specify Load Images From File if your pictures are in existing files on the
computer, or will be downloaded from digital cameras during the session.
Pictures should be in JPEG or BMP format, in full colour.
They will be
cropped by positivID Lite to the correct aspect ratio for the card design.
The operating screens
positivID Lite version 2.0 has two main screens and a
Configuration panel.
Simple Screen
The Simple screen can be used for straight forward
badge production most of the time. It has three main
buttons:
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Load a photo.
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Enter the text.
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Print the badge and add it to the database.
Advanced Screen
The Advanced screen provides the same functions as
the Simple screen but includes several options which
allow you to vary the badge production process to suit
your requirements. It also includes access to the
database screens.
Configuration Panel
The Configuration panel allows you to set up positivID
Lite to suit the printer and media that you are using, and
choose a card design from the database.
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choose a card design from the database.
Most of the functions of positivID Lite are provided
from these three screens, apart from the separate
process of designing a layout for your badges. This
process is described in Chapter 4, Designing Badges.
The Simple screen
To produce a badge using the Simple
screen:
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Select the download button. If you are using
the Load Images from File option, a file chooser
box will appear and you can specify the data
path of your pictures. Go straight to item 5 in
the following list.
For the TWAIN capture option, you will be
asked to select the appropriate TWAIN device
driver at the start of the session.
For a video camera or webcam, the video
interface panel will appear which shows a preview of the picture from the video camera, and
a capture button.
The precise layout and
facilities of this panel will vary according to the
software accompanying the TWAIN device.
There may be software controls to vary the
brightness, contrast and colour of the video
picture.
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Adjust the camera’s position and controls to
give the required pictured. An id card should
ideally have just the head and top of the
shoulders in the picture – too much space above
the head, or too much of the upper body in the
picture, will reduce the usefulness of the image.
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Select the capture button. The image will freeze,
and the picture will be transferred to the
application screen.
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When the download is complete, check that the
framing box on the photo is centred around the
subject. If not, position the cursor in the box
and hold the left mouse button down to slide the
box to the left or right.
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Select the Text button and fill in the text fields
as required. The Tab or Return key can be used
to move the cursor to the next field, or you can
move the mouse to position the cursor.
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Select the Save & Print button to print the
badge and add it to the database. Depending
on the printer you are using, a printer driver
display may appear and show progress of the
print. A print preview may also appear if you
have specified this option.
As soon as you have started the print process,
you can line up and take the next photo. Once
the print driver display has disappeared, you
can produce the next badge. If you are
queuing yo ur badges until a sheet is filled, the
printer driver will only start when the sheet is
full.
Note that if the Simple screen has been set to Save
Only (and not print) using the setting in the
Configuration panel, this button will replace the one
shown in step 6 above :
To clear the current badge:
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Select this button if you wish to clear the
current badge from the screen. If the badge
has been saved to the database, it is not
deleted. The button only clears the screen.
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The Advanced screen
The Advanced screen provides the same functions as
the Simple screen but also provides alternatives to
make the production process more flexible.
To display the Advanced screen:
Press the Advanced screen button in the lower right
hand corner of the Simple screen.
To produce a badge using the Advanced
screen:
1. Press the download button to start the picture
load process. If you are using the Load
Images from File option, a file chooser box
will appear and you can specify the data path
of your pictures.
If you are using TWAIN capture, this will
give you access to the camera controls, as
described above. Follow the instructio ns for
capture for the TWAIN device.
2. When the image is acquired, check that the
framing box on the photo is centred around
the subject. If not, position the cursor in the
box and hold the left button down to slide the
box to the left or right.
3. Select the Text button and fill in the text
fields as required. The Tab or Return keys
should be used to move the cursor to the next
field, or you can move the mouse to position
the cursor.
4. Select the save-to-database button.
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5. Select the print button to print the badge. If
this is the first time you have printed a badge
this session, the printer driver dialogue box
will appear asking you to confirm or change
the default printer. Any changes to the driver
settings can be made at this point.
Omit this step if you wish to print the badges
later, in a batch, after completing the data
entry. See the note below.
6. If you have “Print preview” selected in the
Print option of the Configuration panel (see
Chapter 3 Configuration panel) you will get
an image of the card on the screen.
7. The card image can be zoomed in and out,
and both sides of a double-sided card
displayed separately or together, using the
buttons on the pre- view screen. Select “Print”
to continue the printing or “Close” to return to
the positivID Lite production screen.
Note that Print Preview will use the page
layout attributes of the printer currently
assigned to your system.
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The Database screen
positivID Lite gives you access to the badge database
through a selection screen, from which you can recall
badge records for updating, printing, display or batch
printing.
To display the database screen
Select the retrieve- from-database
Advanced screen.
button
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the
To search for and retrieve a badge:
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Select the drop down list marked ‘Search in’ and
from the list of fields, choose the field in which
you wish to search. Alternatively, click on the
column heading of the chosen field and its name
will be transferred into the box. Type the value
to search for in the space to the right, labelled
‘for’. You can enter a partial value at the start of
the field for a generic search, and an * in front of
the value to search anywhere in the field, but
you cannot include blank spaces.
Example:
If you want retrieve the badge for
a person called Smith, Select
‘Name’ as the key field and then
type ‘Smith’ in the ‘for’ field. To
refine the list with a second
search for Peter Smith, select the
‘First Name’ field and type
‘Peter’ (or Pet) while the list of
Smiths is still on the screen.
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Select the Search button. When the search is
complete only the badges matching the search
value will be listed. You can reset the list to
display entries for all badges by Selecting the
Display all records button:
From the list, select the badge to be retrieved by
double clicking on the line on which it appears,
or by highlighting it and then selecting the
retrieve button. The badge will be retrieved,
allowing it to be re- issued or updated.
You can also retrieve multiple badges by selecting more
than one badge in the list.
To retrieve a range or selection of badges:
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Select the badges you require from the list by
dragging the cursor down the list, or using
conventional Windows grouping facilities: Ctrl
to select a group of on-contiguous records, or
Shift to identify the top and bottom of a
contiguous group..
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Select the retrieve button. The badges will be
loaded into the Advanced screen one at a time.
Each badge may then be updated and/or printed as
required. When you have finished updating the badge:
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Select the save-to-database button. You will
then be prompted for the next badge to be
retrieved.
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To print a batch of badges
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Select one or more badges from the list (see
above for selection techniques) and then the
Print batch button. Alternatively, you can
Select the Print batch icon without highlighting
any of the records.
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Select one of the following options for printing.
Note that the third and fourth options refer to all
records on the database, not just the list resulting
from a search
Print Options
If you selected some records from the list, Select “Print
selected cards”.
If you wish to print all of the cards in the list, Select
“Print all cards”
If you wish to print all the records on the database
between two serial numbers, Select “Print cards
between serial numbers” and enter the two numbers.
If you wish to print cards on the database which match a
particular field value, select “Print cards which match”
and then use the drop down list and text entry box to
enter the selection criteria, in the same way as the main
database search.
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Approx print time per card
This is the average time to print a sheet of paper. It is
mainly used for large print runs where it governs the
rate at which the print images are released to the
Windows print spooler.
Pause printing every # cards
To allow the ribbon or paper feeder to be replenished,
you can set the quantity of cards to be printed before the
printer pauses and waits for the continue instruction.
To preview a badge record before retrieving it:
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Select the badge record(s) to view and Select the
Preview button. The data may be displayed with
or without the photo.
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If you selected more than one record in the list,
use the arrow keys to move back and forward
through the selected records
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Chapter 3: The Configuration panel
The Configuration panel allows you to set up positivID
Lite to suit the printer and media that you are using and
choose a card design from the database.
Other
functions are also provided.
To display the Configuration panel:
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Select the Tools button in either the Simple
screen or the Advanced screen.
The Configuration panels provide a number of settings
and functions.
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Select the tab for the option you require
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Lite Options
Simple screen settings
Tick the Save and print box (default setting) for the right
hand button on the simple screen to save and print the
badge. Tick Save only if you only want the record
saved but not printed.
Serial Numbers
These values indicate the first record number to start at,
and lets positivID know how many records to jump
when creating the next record. These will normally be
set to 1, but can be used with different values if
databases are to be merged in the future and a different
number range is required.
Function Keys
This gives the functionality to link text to key
combinations making typing repetitive text automated.
The function key should be selected and any key
modifiers e.g. [CTRL] and/or [SHIFT] ticked, with the
text entered in the text field below.
Print mode
When set to Single, each badge is printed immediately
in the position on the media set in the ‘Print position’
setting. When set to Fill paper with cards, each badge is
queued until there are enough badges in the queue to fill
a complete sheet of media. The first badge in the batch
will be printed in the position on the media set in the
‘Print position’ setting.
Print position
The next badge to be submitted to the printer will be
printed in this position on the media. Select the arrows
to adjust the setting, or type a new value into the field.
Paper type
Use this to set the media or paper type loaded in the
printer. This setting supplies the printer with positions
for each badge to be printed.
The different paper types are:
Seiko Label
Shipping Labels on the Seiko
Smart Label Printer PRO serial
printer.
Kit-4
Four double-sided credit-card
sized badges printed on a sheet of
paper or Teslin. If pre-stamped
Teslin is used, the badge can be
pressed out of the backing paper
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pressed out of the backing paper
and folded on the score line. The
badges can then be laminated into
a polyester pouch for added
strength.
Kit-8
Eight single sided badges printed
on a sheet of paper or Teslin. As
for Kit-4, if pre-stamped Teslin is
used the badges can be lifted
away from the backing sheet and
laminated into a polyester pouch.
FotoFun
now obsolete
posID-4 and
posID-8
Avery label sizes
Similar to Kit-4 and Kit-8, but
customisable to your own
settings.
A variety of labels from the Avery
range are supported.
See the Appendix for instructions on setting up your
own customised entry for print positions.
Card Printing
Select the “Print preview” box if you wish to preview
badges before they are printed. This facility is ignored
for batch printing.
Select Printer
This button will bring up the printer driver dialogue box
and allow you to change the current printer, or change
the driver settings.
Badge Selection
Select the required card design from the list. This list is
automatically updated whenever you create a card with
the Card Design program, or import an existing card into
the list. (See Chapter 4, Designing Badges)
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Chapter 4: Designing badges
New badge styles are designed using a separate
application: positivID Lite Card Design.
Launch positivID Lite Card Design from the Windows
desktop when the main positivID program is not
running.
positivID Design has two components:
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the main screen
a tools bar
The main screen initially shows the front of a blank
card, onto which you place objects that need to be
included in the design. For double-sided badges, you
can design both the front and back.
When the design process is complete, the design is
saved and a database corresponding to it is set up
automatically. When you select a badge design in the
main program, you also link to that design’s database,
and any badges produced will be added to that
database.
Designing a badge - main steps
Start by deciding what objects you need to include on
the badge. Bear in mind that clarity is important.
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Select the Size button. The options for size
include:
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Credit card CR80 (86x53mm)
Business card (67x42mm)
Seiko Shipping Label
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User defined, which can be any size up to
200x200mm
Avery label. A list of suitable labels from
which to choose is provided.
Place objects on the front of the badge, up to a
maximum of 32 (including a maximum of 12
user fields).
Select the button on the Tools bar for the
object to be created.
Position the cursor at the top left hand
position of the object, and drag out a box
which roughly corresponds to its size.
A properties window for the object will
appear. Set the properties as required. (See
the section below about each type of object for
more information about properties). Fine
tune the position and size of the object once it
is displayed.
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Make adjustments to the layout as required.
See the sections below about the editing
functions.
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If you are producing a double-sided design,
turn to the back by Selecting the lower portion
of the Flip setting.
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Place objects on the back of the badge in the
same way.
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Save and name the design, which creates the
database.
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The Tools bar
The Tools bar allows you to select the objects that you
are placing in your design and provides grid and ruler
facilities to help line them up with one another.
The individual buttons are:
Select
Allows you to select an object in order to edit it, as
described below. When an object is selected, it has a
red border.
User field
Allows you to create a data field. This will contain
information that varies from badge to badge, for
example; a person's name. Up to 12 of these may be
placed on one badge.
The properties for a user field are:
Description
The name of the user field - maximum of 10
characters. The name appears in the production
screens where the data is to be typed in, so it
should be clear and unambiguous.
Font size
The size at which the data will be printed on
the badge.
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Other text properties
Settings are provided for choosing the
appearance and layout of the data as it appears
on the badge, using the usual conventions fo r
specifying text data.
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Border
You can add a border to the field in a colour of
your choice. Note that the border does not
show when you are designing the badge but
does print.
The date is a special user field. The order in which the
date fields appear is determined by your international
settings in the Windows Control panel. When a date is
edited, a calendar window allows you to choose valid
dates only.
Photo
Allows you to place the photo on the badge. The
properties for the photo are:
Border
You can add a border to the photo in a colour of
your choice. Note that the border does not show
when you are designing the badge but does
print.
Size
The photo may be one of two standard sizes.
The 25mm x 32mm (1 inch by 1.25 inch) size is
normally used for identity cards. The larger size
is used where the picture has to be clearly
visible – e.g. for care personnel making home
calls on elderly people.
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Label
Allows you to create a label. A label is fixed text that
appears on every badge, such as the expression ‘Expiry
date:’
The properties for a label are:
Fixed label text
The text that will appear on the badge, up to a
maximum of 99 characters.
Font size
The size at which the label will be printed on the
badge.
Other text properties
Settings are provided for choosing the
appearance and layout of the label as it appears
on the badge.
Border
You can add a border to the label in a colour of
your choice. Note that the border does not show
when you are designing the badge but does
print.
Graphic
Allows you to add an existing graphic object. This can
be any bitmap image in one of the common formats:
BMP, PCX, TGA or JPG. You can create a graphic,
such as a logo, by scanning it or by drawing it in any of
the common Windows drawing applications.
The properties window for graphic objects allows you
to load the graphic. Once loaded, the object box will
automatically resize to match the shape of the graphic in
order to maintain aspect ratio.
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Load Graphic
Opens a file dialogue box to choose the file to
load. If you are scanning graphics or drawing
them, the ideal size for a graphic object is the
one that matches the printed size.
Border
You can add a border to the graphic in a colour
of your choice. Note that the border does not
show when you are designing the badge but does
print.
Barcode
Allows you to add a barcode which can conform to one
of the standard styles. The barcode can be linked to
any user field that is suitable for that type of code, the
default being the serial number. The choice of barcode
and other settings will depend on your barcode reading
equipment and existing systems.
The properties for a barcode are:
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Barcode style
When you select a barcode style, a message
appears with information about valid use of
characters within a code of that type. If you
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characters within a code of that type. If you
try to link an inappropriate type of code to a
field, a warning will appear.
Barcode link
The barcode is linked to the serial number of the
badge unless you choose to link it to one of the
User fields. To do this, select the User field
button and then select the field from the
dialogue box which appears.
Grid
Select this button to display the grid options. The grid
can be on or off, and set to millimetres or inches.
Visible grid points are placed every 2 millimetres or
every sixteenth of an inch.
When the grid is set to be on, objects snap to the grid
points when they are moved (but not when they are
placed initially). The top left corner of the object snaps
to the grid point except a right-aligned text object. The
top right corner of these objects snaps to the grid point.
Ruler
Select this button to display the ruler options. The
rulers can be on or off, and set to millimetres or inches.
Badge size
Select this button to display the card size options. The
size of the badge can only be set when there are no
objects on it.
The options are described in the section on basic steps,
above.
Editing objects
Objects that have been placed on the badge may be
edited. If the object you wish to edit has been overlaid
with another object (e.g. a text field over a graphic
shape), bring the back object to the front by clicking on
it with the left mouse button. Send it to the back again
after editing by clicking with the right mouse button.
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To edit the properties of an object:
1
Position the cursor on the object to be edited
and double-click.
2
The properties window for that object will be
displayed.
3
Alter the properties as required.
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Select the OK button.
To resize an object:
1
Position the cursor on the edge or corner of the
object box so that the cursor changes to a
double arrow.
2
Drag the object box to its new size and release
the button.
To move an object:
1
Position the cursor over the object and select the
left button.
2
Drag the object to its new position and release.
Objects can be moved from one face of the badge to the
other. To do this, drag the object so that the cursor lies
on the front or back icon on the Flip setting:
To copy an object
An object may be copied to define a new object with
the same, or similar, properties to the original but with
different data.
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Select the object to be copied. This may be any
existing label, serial number or user text object.
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On the computer keyboard, enter CTRL-C (hold
Ctrl and C keys down at the same time). The
object and its properties will be duplicated and a
new object box will appear on the screen,
slightly offset from the original. This box can
be dragged to a new position and resized if
required, and then have its properties updated in
the normal way.
To delete an object:
1
Select the object to be deleted.
2
Press the Delete key on the keyboard.
Note that the Date user field cannot be deleted.
To bring objects to the foreground:
1
Select the object with the left mouse button
To push objects to the background:
1
Select the object using the right mouse button.
This is particularly useful for logos and backgrounds
which can have other objects laid over the top.
To set the order of user fields:
1
Select each user field object in turn.
This will set the order in which the user fields are listed
in the Simple and Advanced screens for text entry. The
last user field selected will appear at the bottom.
To clear all objects:
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Saving the design
Select the clear button. This will not delete the
card design from the system, nor affect any
saved data. It will just clear the design from
the screen.
Select this button to save the completed design to the
database.
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database.
You will be prompted to enter a description of the card,
up to 32 characters in length, including spaces. The
description must be unique. If you reuse an existing
description you will be prompted to confirm that the
existing design should be overwritten.
Management of designs and
data
Select this button to gain access to the database
management features. These can be considered as
advanced features useful to users with large numbers of
records. The database management functions are
described in Chapter 5, Database management.
Although the database management functions are
placed in the positivID Design program, this is only for
convenience. The currently displayed badge design, if
any, has no direct relationship with the management
functions.
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Chapter 5: Database management
This chapter provides information about manipulating
badge databases. The options are:
?? to delete a badge database and its pictures from
the system
?? to establish a link to a badge database that has
been built outside of this installation of positivID
Lite.
?? to optimise a database for better performance.
If you are setting up a multi-site badge production
operation, are planning to import database records to
positivID from other systems, or are planning multiple
card designs for large numbers of badges, then this
chapter will help you to plan the organisation of your
data.
To display the database
management functions
Select the database management button on the positivID
Design main screen. The function panel appears:
Main steps
Each of the functions require you to choose a badge
database to manipulate, and then leads you through the
steps necessary to complete the operation.
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Each function displays a badge design selector like this:
To use this badge selector, you should select the design
and check the Preview window to be sure that you have
chosen the right one.
Delete a design
Deletes a design and all the records associated with it.
Confirmation is required to perform this function.
If the design was imported from another computer on a
network, then only the link to that design is deleted, not
the remote copy of the design or its data.
Import a design
This function allows you to make use of a design that
exists on another networked computer or which has been
copied into the current system. It is also to be used if
you re-install the system, in order to re-establish the
links with the cards created in the previous installation.
In a networked configuration, both the design and the
data that you produce remain stored on the remote
computer - you just build a link with this function.
Before you can choose the design, you must select the
location of the directory in which the databases are
installed on the remote computer.
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If you update and save an imported design, the system
asks you to confirm that you wish to overwrite a design
which was imported.
Optimise a design
Optimises the database to allow faster access to the data.
This should be used occasionally to speed up retrieval of
badges in a design database which has been used
extensively and from which badges have been deleted or
updated.
Select the design to be optimised and confirm.
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Appendix
Setting up the print positions for a sheet of pre-punched cards
positivID Lite is capable of filling a sheet of pre-punched cards with single or double
sided badges. The position of the printed images on the sheet have to be adjusted to
ensure they match exactly the pre-punched areas. This adjustment is made to one of
the systems .INI files, which holds the list of many different paper options.
To make this adjustment, follow these steps:
?? Using Windows Explorer, identify the POSITIVID.INI file. This will be in the
C:\PROGRAM FILES\POSITIVID\INI directory if you have installed using the
default directory paths.
?? Edit this file by double clicking on it. Windows should start Notepad or
possibly Wordpad.
?? At the bottom of the file, there is a section headed Page Layout. It contains
co-ordinates for all the different paper layouts that positivID Lite supports.
At the bottom of the list is an entry that begins Custom=. This contains the
measurements that we need to adjust to fit your pre-punched paper.
?? A typical entry for 8 cards per sheet, in two columns of four, would look like
this:
?? Custom=18,19,10,8,85,53,4,2
Measure the punched areas on a sheet of your paper, and adjust the above figures, as
follows:
?? 18 should be replaced with the distance in millimetres (mm) from the left of
the paper to the left edge of the first badge. (X in the above diagram)
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?? 19 should be replaced with the distance in mm from the top edge of the paper
to the top of the badge (Y in the above diagram)
?? 10 should be replaced with the distance in mm between the two columns of
badges on the sheet. If there is a single column, set this to 0.
?? 8 should be replaced with the distance in mm between the top row of cards and
the second row. If there is only one row of cards, set this to 0.
?? 85 and 53 mm are the dimensions of a normal credit-card sized badge. If your
punched out card area is different, change these measurements to suit yours.
?? 4 should be replaced with the number of rows of cards on your sheet.
?? 2 should be replaced by the number of columns of cards on your sheet.
Save the INI file and exit.
In positivID Lite production, set the media type in the Configuration panel to Custom
If you subsequently re-install positivID Lite on your system, you will need to repeat
the above procedure as the INI file will be reset to the system’s default.
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