Dymo LabelManager Series User guide

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Contents
About Your New Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Registering Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Connecting the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Inserting the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Charging the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Inserting the Label Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using the Label Maker for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Getting to Know the Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Touch Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Navigation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Caps Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Backspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using the Touch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Making a Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Selecting Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Scrolling a List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Editing Your Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Selecting the Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Changing the Font Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Changing the Font Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Changing the Font Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inserting Special Characters, Auto-Text, and Barcodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inserting Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inserting Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using Auto-Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inserting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inserting Barcodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Inserting Days, Months, or Quarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Inserting International Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using Word Suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Editing the Label Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adding Borders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Aligning the Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using Mirror Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using Vertical Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Creating Fixed-Length Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the Label Maker Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Saving a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Downloading Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using Saved Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Managing Labels on Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Viewing Saved Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Creating New Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Deleting Labels and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Clearing Recently Printed Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Managing Custom Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Printing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Printing a Series of Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Printing Multiple Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Turning off Auto-Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Printing Cut Marks Between Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Customizing Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Changing the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Changing the Units of Measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Changing the Label Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Changing the Default Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Changing the Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Working with User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Creating User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Changing User Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Deleting User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Maintaining Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cleaning Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Calibrating the Touch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using the Label Maker with Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing DYMO Label Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting the Label Maker to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using DYMO Label Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Viewing the Label Maker Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Documentation Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Precautions for Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery Pack
Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Figure 1 LabelManager 500TS label maker
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USB connector
8
Return
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Symbols - Punctuation
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Power connector
9
Symbols - Currency
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Home
3
Touch screen
10
Delete
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On/Off
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OK
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Accented characters
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Cutter
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Print
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Space bar
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Label exit slot
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Print preview
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Shift
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Navigation
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Backspace
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Caps Lock
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About Your New Label Maker
Charging the Battery Pack
With the DYMO LabelManager 500TS label maker, you
can create a wide variety of high-quality, self-adhesive
labels. You can choose to print your labels in many
different font sizes and styles. The label maker uses
DYMO D1 label cassettes in widths of 6 mm (1/4”),
9 mm (3/8”), 12 mm (1/2”), 19 mm (3/4”), or 24 mm (1”).
Labels are available in a wide range of colors.
Use the charging adapter included with your label maker
to recharge the battery pack. Charging the battery pack
will take approximately three hours.
The charging adapter is only used for recharging the
battery pack.
To recharge the battery pack
1 Turn the label
Visit www.dymo.com for information on obtaining labels
and accessories for your label maker.
maker over.
2 Plug the charging
Registering Your Label Maker
adapter into the power
connector at the top
of the label maker.
Visit www.dymo.com/register to register your label
maker online.
During the registration process, you will need the serial
number, which is located inside the back cover of the
label maker.
3 Plug the other end of
the charging adapter
into a power outlet.
Getting Started
Make sure to read the LiPo Safety Precautions found
on page 19.
Follow the instructions in this section to set up your
label maker.
Inserting the Label Cassette
Connecting the Power
Your label maker uses DYMO D1 label cassettes.
The label maker is powered by a rechargeable, Lithium
Polymer (LiPo) battery pack.
To insert the label cassette
1 Lift the back cover
of the label maker to
open the label
compartment.
Inserting the Battery Pack
The battery pack included with your label maker comes
partially charged.
2 Make sure the tape
Make sure the charging adapter is disconnected
before handling the LiPo battery pack.
and ribbon are taut
across the mouth of
the cassette and
that the tape passes
between the
label guides.
To insert the battery pack
1 Lift the back cover of the
label maker.
2 Insert the battery pack into
If necessary, turn
the ribbon rewind
spool clockwise to
tighten the ribbon.
the battery compartment
as shown.
3 Close the back cover of
the label maker.
3 Insert the cassette
Make sure to read the
LiPo Safety Precautions on page 19.
and press firmly until
the cassette clicks
into place.
Removing the Battery Pack
4 Close the back
Remove the battery pack when the label maker will not be
used for a long period of time.
cover of the label maker.
Make sure the charging adapter is disconnected
before handling the LiPo battery pack.
To remove the battery pack
1 Unplug the charging adapter.
2 Lift the back cover of the label maker.
3 Remove the battery pack from the battery
compartment.
Make sure to read the LiPo Safety Precautions on
page 19.
6
Ribbon
rewind spool
Label
guides
Using the Label Maker for the First Time
When the label maker power is turned off automatically,
the current label text and formatting are remembered and
will be displayed when power to the label maker is turned
back on.
The first time you turn on the power, you are asked to
select the language, units of measure, and label width.
These selections remain set until you change them.
When the label maker power is turned off manually or
when the battery pack is removed and the power
adapter is disconnected, the current label text and
formatting are lost.
To set up the label maker
1 Press
to turn on the label maker.
The first time you turn on the label maker, the
system may take a few moments to start up.
Home
2 Select the language and tap Next.
The
key displays the Home screen or cancels any
dialog box or pop-up message.
3 Select the units of measure and the label width, and
then tap Done.
Touch Screen Display
You are now ready to print your first label.
You can create and format labels using the touch
screen display.
To print a label
1 Using the keyboard, enter text to create a simple
label.
2 Press
.
The label prints and is
automatically cut. To turn off the
auto-cut feature, see Turning
off Auto-Cut on page 14.
Split backing
3 Remove the backing from the
label to expose the adhesive,
and then attach the label.
Congratulations! You printed your first label. Continue
reading to learn more about the features available for
creating labels.
Create a new label.
Getting to Know the Label Maker
Edit the current label.
Become familiar with the location of the function keys on
your label maker. Refer to Figure 1 on page 5. The
following sections describe each feature in detail.
Open a saved or recently printed label.
View downloaded labels.
Power
The
key turns the label maker power on and off. To
save power, the label maker goes into standby mode
after two minutes of inactivity. Pressing the
key once
exits standby mode.
Change the label maker settings.
To turn the power completely off, press and hold the
key for five seconds.
Displays the status of the battery pack.
Select a user, create new users, and manage
user settings.
Navigation Keys
When the charging adapter is connected, a clock
appears in the display while the label maker is in standby
mode.
You can review and edit your label using the left and right
navigation keys. You can move through menu selections
using all four navigation keys, and then press
to
make a selection.
When the charging adapter is not connected, the clock
does not appear and the label maker remains in standby
for two additional minutes before the power is turned off.
Caps Lock
The
key toggles capitalization on or off. When Caps
Lock is on, the Caps Lock key is illuminated and all the
letters entered are in uppercase. When Caps Lock is off,
all the letters entered are in lowercase. The default setting
is Caps Lock off.
Shift
The key toggles Caps mode on or off for a single alpha
character.
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Backspace
Scrolling a List
The
key deletes the selected objects or characters.
If no objects or characters are selected, the character to
the left of the cursor is deleted.
Dragging a scroll bar moves you quickly through a menu
or list.
Delete
Similar to the backspace key, the
key deletes the
selected objects or characters. However, if no objects or
characters are selected, the character to the right of the
cursor is deleted.
Using the Touch Screen
You can make selections and control the touch screen by
using your fingers to tap, double-tap, and swipe.
Drag to scroll
through a list.
Do not press on the touch screen with any hard
object, such as a fingernail.
Making a Selection
Editing Your Label
You can make selections on the touch screen by tapping
an item.
You can choose from several format options to enhance
the appearance of your labels.
Selecting the Font
Tap to select a tab,
menu item, or check box.
You can choose from several format options to enhance
the appearance of your labels. You can change the
formatting for all or part of the text on your label.
Selecting Text
You can quickly select text to edit or delete.
You can change the font type, size, and style.
Double-tap to
select a word.
1
Drag the handles to
select more or less text.
Tap to select all
text on the label.
2
3
4
5
6
1 Font type
5 Font size
2 Bold
6 Strikethrough
3 Italic
7 Outline
4 Underline
8 Auto-fit text
To format your label text
1 If necessary, tap
2 Select the Font tab.
8
on the Home screen.
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Changing the Font Type
Inserting Symbols
You can change the font type for some or all of the text
on your label.
The label maker supports a variety of useful symbols that
you can quickly add to your labels.
To change the font type
To insert a symbol
1 If necessary, select the existing text to change.
1 Select Symbols on the Insert tab.
To change the font type for new text only, you do
not need to select any existing text.
2 Select the symbol to insert on your label.
You can quickly access the punctuation symbols by
pressing
or the currency symbols by pressing
on the keypad.
2 Select the desired font type from the font type list.
Changing the Font Size
Inserting Clip Art
The font sizes available depend on the label width
selected.
The label maker includes a variety of clip art images for
use on your labels.
To change the font size
You can also download your own custom clip art to the
label maker. See Using the Label Maker with
Your Computer on page 16 for information about
downloading clip art.
1 If necessary, select the existing text to change.
To change the style for new text only, you do not
need to select any existing text.
2 Select the desired font size from the font size list.
To insert clip art
Changing the Font Style
1 Select Clip Art on the Insert tab.
Five font styles are available for your labels: bold, italic,
underline, strikethrough, and outline. All styles can be
combined.
2 Select the image to insert on your label.
A label can only contain one clip art image.
To change the font style
Using Auto-Numbering
You can print a series of up to 50 labels at a time using
auto-numbering.
1 If necessary, select the existing text to change.
To change the style for new text only, you do not
need to select any existing text.
To use auto-numbering
2 Tap the button for each desired style.
1 Select Auto-fields and Barcodes on the Insert tab.
Inserting Special Characters, Auto-Text,
and Barcodes
2 Tap Numbering.
From the Insert tab, you can quickly add symbols, clip
art, barcodes, several types of auto-text, and
international characters.
3 Select the numbering style to use.
The Insert Numbering dialog box appears.
4 Select the start value for the auto-numbering.
5 Select the amount to increment each label.
6 Select the number of labels to create.
7 Optionally, select the Add leading zeros check box
to include leading zeros before numbers.
8 Tap OK.
The auto-number field is inserted on the label.
The auto-number field is treated as a single character on
the label. You can delete this field just as you would any
other character.
See Printing a Series of Labels on page 13 for
information about printing labels with auto-numbering.
Recently used clip art and symbols are automatically
added to the Favorites category. Favorites is located at
the top of the Insert list.
Inserting the Date and Time
You can insert the current date and time on your label.
Before inserting the date and time, you must set the
current date and time in the label maker settings
To access the insert tab
1 If necessary, tap
on the Home screen.
2 Select the Insert tab.
To set the date
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
2 Select Date from the settings list.
3 Select the current year, month, and day.
4 Select the desired date format, and then tap Done.
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To insert a barcode
To set the time
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
1 Select Auto-fields and Barcodes on the Insert tab.
2 Select Time from the settings list.
2 Tap Barcode.
The Insert Barcode dialog box appears.
3 Select the current hour and minutes.
4 Do one of the following:
3 Select a barcode type from the Barcode type list.
• To use 24-hour time format, select the Use 24hour time check box.
4 Enter the data for the barcode in the
Barcode data box.
• To use 12-hour time format, clear the Use 24hour time check box, and then select AM or PM
from the list.
To insert a symbol, tap Add symbol and select
the desired symbol.
5 From the Show barcode data list, select one of the
following:
5 Tap Done.
• Below barcode -to place the barcode text below
the barcode.
To insert the date and time
1 Select Auto-fields and Barcodes on the Insert tab.
• Above barcode - to place the barcode text above
the barcode.
2 Tap Date and Time.
The Insert Date and Time dialog box appears.
• Not displayed - to not print the barcode text.
3 To insert the date, do the following:
a
6 Tap Choose layout, and then do the following:
Select the Date check box.
• Select a size for your barcode from the Barcode
size list.
b Select the desired date format from the list.
4 To insert the time, do the following:
a
For best results, select Medium.
Select the Time check box.
• Select the desired barcode position relative to
other text on the label.
b Optionally, select the Use 24-hour time check
box.
7 Tap OK.
5 To automatically update the date and time each time
The barcode is inserted on the label.
the label is printed, select the Auto-update date and
time check box.
The barcode is treated as a single character on the label.
You can delete the barcode just as you would any other
character.
6 Tap OK.
The date and time fields are inserted on the label.
Inserting Days, Months, or Quarters
The date and time fields are each treated as a single
character on the label. You can delete these fields just as
you would any other character.
You can automatically insert the names of days, months,
or quarters on your label. When you choose to insert
days, months, or quarters, a label is created for each day,
month or quarter you select.
Inserting Barcodes
Days, months, and quarters cannot be combined
on a single label. Only one of these names can be used
at a time.
You can print the following types of barcodes:
UPC-A
UPC-E
Code 128 B
Code 39
EAN 13
EAN 8
To insert days, months, or quarters
You can choose whether or not to print the barcode text
and you can choose to print the barcode text either
above or below the barcode.
1 Select Auto-fields and Barcodes on the Insert tab.
2 Tap Days, Months, or Quarters.
Optionally, you can add text before, after, above, or
below the barcode.
The corresponding dialog box appears.
3 Select the day, month, or quarter names to use.
This User Guide assumes that you already
understand the differences between barcode types and
have a plan in place to incorporate barcodes into your
organization. If you need to learn more about barcodes,
many excellent how-to books are available at local
libraries and book stores.
A label is created for each day, month, or quarter you
selected.
4 To abbreviate day, month, or quarter names, select
the Abbreviate check box.
5 Tap OK.
The selected field is inserted on the label.
The field is treated as a single character on the label. You
can delete this field just as you would any other character.
See Printing a Series of Labels on page 13 for
information about printing labels with day, month, or
quarter names.
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Inserting International Characters
Editing the Label Layout
The label maker supports the extended Latin
character set.
Several layout options are available to enhance the
appearance of your labels. You can add a border to your
label, change the alignment and direction of the text, and
create fixed-length labels.
Pressing
followed by a letter displays all of the
available variations of that letter.
For example, if you press
and then the letter a, you
will see à á â ã ä and so on for all the variations available.
To insert accented characters
1 Press
and then press an alpha character.
The accent variations for that alpha character
are displayed.
2 Use the left and right navigation keys to select the
character you want and press
.
Notes
To edit your label layout
• You can also access the accent variations for a
letter by pressing and briefly holding the
corresponding alpha key.
1 If necessary, tap
on the Home screen.
2 Select the Layout tab.
• You can also access International characters by
selecting Diacritics on the Insert tab.
Adding Borders
You can choose from several border types to enhance
your label.
Using Word Suggestions
Five borders are available:
The label maker remembers words longer than five
characters that you use for labels. As you enter new
words on your label, words that you have previously used
are automatically suggested.
To use suggested words
1 Enter text on your label.
When you add a border to a label, the border surrounds
the entire label.
If a word suggestion is available, the suggested word
appears below the label in the Label Edit screen.
To add a border
2 Tap the suggested word to insert that word on your
label.
1 Select Border on the Layout tab.
If you do not want to use the suggested word,
continue typing or click to close the word
suggestion box.
2 Select a border to use.
Aligning the Text
You can align the text to print left, centered, or right
justified. The default alignment is centered.
To turn off word suggestions
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
To align the text
2 Select Word Suggestion from the Settings list.
1 Select Alignment on the Layout tab.
3 Clear the Use word suggestion check box.
2 Select desired text alignment option.
To delete available word suggestions
1 Tap
Using Mirror Text
on the Home screen.
2 Select Word Suggestion from the Settings list.
The mirror format allows you to print text which reads
from right to left, as you would see the text in a mirror.
3 Tap Manage words.
To use mirror text
The Manage words dialog box appears and all
available word suggestions are displayed.
1 Select Direction on the Layout tab.
2 Tap
4 (Optional) Enter some text in the Filter box to filter
The mirror format is visible in the display.
the list of words.
5 Do one of the following:
• To delete a single word from the list, tap
to a word.
.
next
• To delete all words from the list, tap Delete all,
and then tap Delete all again when prompted.
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To use a saved label
Using Vertical Text
You can print labels with the text running vertically.
Labels with multiple lines of text will print as multiple
columns of text.
1 Tap
2 Navigate to and select the label to use, and then tap
Open.
To use vertical text
The selected label is displayed in the Label Edit
screen and can be edited and printed.
1 Select Direction on the Layout tab.
2 Tap
on the Home screen.
.
Managing Labels on Your Label Maker
The vertical format is visible in the display.
You can view, organize, and delete saved and
downloaded labels stored on your label maker.
Creating Fixed-Length Labels
Viewing Saved Labels
Normally, the length of a label is determined by the length
of the text. However, you can choose to set the length of
the label for a specific application. You can choose a fixed
length label up to 999 mm (40”) long.
You can quickly view all saved labels on your label maker.
To view saved or downloaded labels
1 Tap
To set a fixed length
on the Home screen.
2 Select Manage Files from the Settings list.
1 Select Length and width on the Layout tab.
3 Tap one of the following:
2 Select Fixed, and then select the label length.
• Saved labels - to view all saved labels.
Using the Label Maker Memory
• Downloaded labels - to view all downloaded
labels.
The label maker has a powerful memory feature that
allows you to save and organize your frequently used
labels, store downloaded labels, and manage your
custom clip art images.
Creating New Folders
You can create folders to keep your saved and
downloaded labels organized.
To create a new folder
You can create folders to keep your saved and
downloaded labels organized.
1 Tap New folder.
Saving a Label
The Create new folder dialog box appears.
When you save a label, the text and all formatting are
saved.
2 Enter a name for the folder in the Folder name box,
and then tap Create folder.
To save a label
1 Tap
Deleting Labels and Folders
on the Label Edit screen.
You can delete saved or downloaded labels and folders
at any time.
2 (Optional) Select the folder to save your label to.
3 To create a new folder for your label, do the following:
a
To delete labels and folders
Tap New folder.
1 Select the check box next to each label or folder you
The Create new folder dialog box appears.
want to delete.
b Enter a name for the folder in the Folder name
2 Tap Delete.
box, and then tap Create folder.
A message appears asking if you want to delete the
selected items.
The folder is added and selected on the Save label
screen.
3 Tap Yes.
4 Enter a name for your label in the Label name box,
The selected labels and folders are permanently
deleted.
and then tap Save.
Downloading Labels
Using DYMO Label™ software on your computer, you
can create labels from a database file and download the
labels to the label maker. See Using the Label Maker
with Your Computer on page 16 for more information
about creating and downloading labels.
Using Saved Labels
You can use any saved, recently printed, or
downloaded labels.
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To delete custom clip art
Editing Labels and Folders
You can rename, cut, copy, and paste labels and folders
to keep your labels organized.
1 Tap
To rename a label or folder
3 Tap Downloaded Clip Art.
on the Home screen.
2 Select Manage Files from the Settings list.
1 Select the check box next to the label or folder you
The Manage downloaded Clip Art screen is
displayed.
want to rename.
2 Tap Edit, and then tap Rename.
4 Select the images to delete.
The Rename dialog box appears.
To select all images, tap Select all.
3 Enter a new name for the label or folder in the New
5 Tap Delete.
name box, and then tap Rename.
A message appears asking if you want to delete the
selected images.
To cut or copy labels and folders
6 Tap Delete.
1 Select the check box next to each label or folder you
want to cut or copy.
Printing Options
2 Tap Edit, and then tap one of the following:
You can choose to print multiple copies of the same label.
• Cut - to cut the labels and folders
1 Cut or copy the labels or folders you want to paste.
By default, each label is automatically cut after printing.
However, you can choose to turn this auto-cut feature off.
If you turn off the auto-cut feature, you can also choose
whether or not to print cut marks between each label.
2 Navigate to the folder where you want to paste the
Printing a Series of Labels
• Copy - to copy the labels and folders
To paste labels and folders
labels or folders.
You can create a series of labels by using autonumbering or by inserting day, month, or quarter names
on your labels.
3 Tap Edit, and then tap Paste.
The labels or folders are pasted to the selected
location.
For more information about using these features, see
Using Auto-Numbering and Inserting Days, Months,
or Quarters on page 10.
Clearing Recently Printed Labels
You can quickly clear all recently printed labels from the
label maker memory.
You cannot print multiple copies of a series of labels.
To print a series of labels
Clearing recently printed labels clears this list of
labels for all users.
1 Create a series of labels by using auto-numbering or
by inserting day, month, or quarter names on your
label.
To clear recently printed labels
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
2 Press
2 Select Manage Files from the Settings list.
.
The Print preview screen appears.
3 Tap Clear recently printed.
3 Swipe to the left or right to view each label in the
A message appears asking if you want to delete
recently printed labels for all users.
series.
4 Tap Print.
4 Tap Yes.
Printing Multiple Copies
Managing Custom Clip Art
You can print up to 49 copies of a single label at one time.
You can delete custom clip art images that you previously
downloaded to your label maker.
To print multiple copies
1 Press
See Using the Label Maker with Your Computer on
page 16 for more information about downloading clip art.
.
The Print preview screen appears.
2 Select the number of copies to print in the Number
of copies box.
3 Tap Print.
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Turning off Auto-Cut
To change the label width
When the auto-cut feature is turned on, each label is
automatically cut after printing. This feature is on by
default. However, you can turn off auto-cut.
1 Tap
2 Select Label from the Settings list.
3 Select the width of the label currently inserted in the
To turn off auto-cut
1 Tap
printer from the Label width list, and then tap Done.
on the Home screen.
The label in the Label Edit screen changes to the new
width.
2 Select Label from the Settings list.
Changing the Default Font
3 Clear the Cut each label after printing check box.
You can select the default font type, size, and style to use
for all your labels. You can easily change the font for
individual labels from the Label Edit screen.
Printing Cut Marks Between Labels
When auto-cut is off, you can choose to print a label
separator cut mark between each label to indicate where
the labels should be cut.
To change the default font
1 Tap
To print cut marks between labels
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
on the Home screen.
2 Select Font from the Settings list.
on the Home screen.
3 Select the font type, size, and style to use as the
2 Select Label from the Settings list.
default font, and then tap Done.
3 If necessary, clear the Cut each label after printing
Changing the Screen Settings
check box.
4 Select the Print cut marks between labels check
You can adjust the screen brightness and choose
whether or not to show the clock when the label maker is
in standby mode and the charging adapter is connected.
box.
Customizing Your Label Maker
To change the screen brightness
Several options are available for customizing your label
maker. You can choose the display language, units of
measure, label width, default font, and screen settings.
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
2 Select Screen from the Settings list.
Changing the Language
3 Under Screen brightness, move the slider right or
You can change the display language for the label maker
so that you can work in a language that is most familiar to
you.
4 Tap Done.
left to increase or decrease the screen brightness.
To turn off the clock
To change the language
1 Tap
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
on the Home screen.
2 Select Screen from the Settings list.
2 Select Language from the Settings list.
3 Clear the Show clock while charging check box,
and then tap Done.
3 Select the desired language from the Set language
list, and then tap Done.
Working with User Accounts
Changing the Units of Measure
You can choose to work in English (Inches) or Metric
units. Metric is selected by default.
You can create user accounts on the label maker for
different users. Each user can then select their own
default settings for the label maker.
To change the units of measure
Creating User Accounts
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
You can create up to five user accounts.
2 Select Units of Measure from the Settings list.
To create a user account
3 Select Metric (mm) or Inches, and then tap Done.
1 Tap
Changing the Label Width
2 Tap
on the Home screen.
New user.
The User settings dialog box appears.
Each time you insert a label cassette into the label maker,
you are prompted to set the label width so the label
maker knows what size label you are currently using.
Some of the features available for designing labels
depend on the width of the label. You can change the
label width setting at any time, regardless of what label
cassette is actually inserted in the label maker.
3 Enter a name for the new user in the User name box.
4 Select the settings for the new user.
See Changing User Settings on page 15 for
information about selecting user settings.
5 Tap Save.
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Changing User Settings
To clean the print head
You can set the language, date and time format, units of
measure, font, and word suggestion settings for each
user individually.
1 Remove the label cassette.
2 Remove the print head cleaning tool from inside the
label compartment cover.
To change user settings
1 Tap
Print head
cleaning tool
on the Home screen.
2 Select the user to change the settings for, and then
tap Settings.
3 For each setting you want to make changes to, do
the following:
a
Select the setting to make changes to from the
User settings list.
b Make the desired changes to the selected setting.
4 Tap Save.
3 Gently wipe the padded side of the tool across the
print head.
Deleting User Accounts
When you no longer need a user account, you can delete
that user account from the label maker.
You cannot delete the Default user account.
Print head
To delete a user account
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
2 Select the user to delete.
3 Tap Delete.
A message appears asking if you want to delete
the user.
Calibrating the Touch Screen
4 Tap Yes.
From time to time you may need to calibrate the touch
screen display to keep it working properly.
Maintaining Your Label Maker
To calibrate the screen
Your label maker is designed to give you long and
trouble-free service, while requiring very little
maintenance.
1 Tap
on the Home screen.
2 Select Screen from the Settings list.
Clean your label maker and calibrate the screen regularly
to keep your label maker working properly.
3 Tap Calibrate screen.
Cleaning Your Label Maker
5 Tap the center of each of the crosses as they appear
4 When prompted to start calibration, tap Start.
on the screen.
Clean your label maker regularly to keep it working
properly.
To clean the touch screen
1 Use a lint-free cloth to wipe the exterior of the printer
and the touch screen.
Do not press on the touch screen with any hard
object, such as a fingernail.
2 If necessary, use ethanol to remove dirt and
smudges.
Do not use alkaline detergents, including glass
cleaner, nail polish remover, benzene, or other
organic solvents.
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Using the Label Maker with
Your Computer
Connecting the Label Maker to Your Computer
The label maker connects to your computer using the
USB connector located on the top of the label maker.
Your label maker can be used as a standalone label
printer or you can print labels directly from your computer
using DYMO Label™ software (requires
DYMO Label v.8.4 or later).
Do not connect the label maker to your computer
until prompted by the installer.
To connect the label maker to your computer
You can also use DYMO Label software to do the
following:
1 Plug the USB cable into the USB connector at the
top of the label maker.
 Create and download labels by importing data from a
number of standard database formats.
 Download your own custom clip art to your label
maker.
 Manage labels and clip art on the label maker.
Installing DYMO Label Software
Do not connect the label maker to your computer until
prompted by the installer.
2 Plug the other end of the USB cable into an available
To install the software on a Windows® system
USB port on your computer.
1 Download the latest version of DYMO Label software
3 If necessary, press
from the Support section of the DYMO Web site at
www.dymo.com.
to turn on the label maker.
4 If you have more than one DYMO label printer
installed, do the following:
2 Close all open Microsoft Office applications.
a
3 Double-click the Installer icon.
After a few seconds, the installation screen appears.
Click the printer image in the DYMO Label
software Print area.
4 Click Install and follow the instructions in the installer.
To install the software on a Mac OS® system
1 Download the latest version of DYMO Label software
All of the label printers that are installed on your
computer are displayed.
from the Support section of the DYMO Web site at
www.dymo.com.
b Select the LabelManager 500TS label maker.
2 Double-click the Installer icon and follow the on-
screen instructions.
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Using DYMO Label Software
The following figure shows some of the major features available in DYMO Label software.
Visually
choose your
label type and
apply layouts.
Apply a
layout to a label.
Capture an area of the
screen to insert on your label.
Insert text,
addresses,
images,
shapes, lines,
barcodes,
dates, and
counters.
Store your
favorite
addresses or
other data in the
Address Book;
automatically
insert the data
on your label.
Print a label.
Select a label maker to
print your labels.
Import and download labels, download clip
art, and manage files on your label maker.
For complete details on using the software, refer to the online Help.
From the Help menu, you can view the following:
 DYMO Label v.8 Help
 DYMO Label v.8 User Guide
 LabelManager 500TS User Guide
Viewing the Label Maker Status
The label maker status is displayed in the DYMO Label software Print area. The following table describes the possible
states of the label maker.
Label maker is connected and battery pack is charging
Label maker is connected and battery pack is charging; printing is not possible
Label maker is connected and battery pack is not charging
Label maker is connected and battery pack is not charging; printing is not possible
Label maker is not connected or is turned off
Label maker is connected and there is a problem with the battery pack
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Troubleshooting
Review the following possible solutions if you encounter a problem while using your label maker.
Problem/Error Message
Solution
No display
 Ensure the label maker is turned on.
 Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack.
See Charging the Battery Pack.
Poor Print Quality
 Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack.
See Charging the Battery Pack.
 Clean the print head. See Cleaning Your Label Maker.
 Ensure the label cassette is installed properly.
 Replace the label cassette.
No label cassette inserted
Text exceeds printable area
Battery level is low
Label jam
Cutter jam
Unable to print
How do I remove the backing from the label?
Insert a label cassette.






Delete some or all of the buffer text.






Ensure the battery pack is inserted correctly. See Inserting the Battery Pack.
Decrease the font size.
Select the Auto-fit text check box on the Font tab of the Label Edit screen.
Delete lines to fit on the label width.
Insert a wider label cassette.
Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack.
See Charging the Battery Pack.
Replace the battery pack.
Remove jammed label; replace label cassette.
Clean cutter blade.
Remove jammed label; replace label cassette.
Clean cutter blade.
Insert the battery pack and try again. See Inserting the Battery Pack.
DYMO labels have an easy-to-peel split back.
Split label
1 Locate the split on the label backing.
2 Gently pinch the label lengthwise, folding toward the
printed side of the label. The label backing will
separate.
3 Carefully peel away the backing from the label.
If you need further assistance, visit the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com.
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 Product name, model number, and User Guide page number
 Brief description of instructions that are inaccurate or unclear, areas where more detail is needed, and so on
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Safety Precautions for Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery Pack
Inaccurate handling of a Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery may cause leakage, heat, smoke, an explosion, or fire. This
could cause deterioration of performance or failure. This may also damage the protection device installed in the battery
pack. This could damage equipment or injure users. Thoroughly follow the instructions below.
While Charging the Battery Pack
Danger
 When charging the battery pack, use dedicated chargers and follow the specified conditions.
 Do not connect directly to an electric outlet or cigarette lighter charger.
 Do not use or store battery pack close to fire or inside the car where temperature may be over 60°C (140°F).
Warning
 Stop charging the battery pack if charging is not completed within the specified time.
Caution
 Thoroughly read this User Guide before charging the battery pack.
 Do not charge in a place that generates static electricity.
 Battery pack can only be charged within 0°C~45°C (32°F~113°F) temperature range.
When Discharging the Battery Pack
Danger
 Use the battery pack only in the specified equipment.
 Do not use or store battery pack close to fire or inside the car where temperature may be over 60°C (140°F).
Caution
 Do not charge in a place that generates static electricity.
 Battery pack can only be used within -20°C~60°C (-4°F~140°F) temperature range.
Environmental Information
The equipment that you have bought requires the extraction and use of natural resources for its production. It may contain
substances that are hazardous to health and the environment.
In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment, and to diminish the pressure on natural
resources, we encourage you to use the appropriate take-back systems. These systems will reuse or recycle most of the
materials of your end-of-life equipment in an environmentally sound way.
The crossed-bin symbol marked on your device indicates you should use these systems.
If you need more information on the collection, reuse, and recycling of this product, please contact your local or regional
waste administration.
You can also contact DYMO for more information on the environmental performance of our products.
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