Creating and Printing Bar Code Labels
This Technical Note explains how to create labels using the bar code information from the "Item" record.
You are familiar with CommerceExpert/WebClerk.
You are familiar with the "Label Editor".
Your "Item" records contain bar code information.
Creating a Label
1. File menu > Print Labels.
2. Choose "Items" as the file and using the "Change Selection" button find a subset of your Items. You must have something in the current selection.
3. Click on "OK" to open the "Label Editor". The Label size is determined by your needs. For basic Label set up information refer to"Print Labels".
Example: select the Item "A" price, the Item Description and the "Item Bar Code" as the fields to use in the Label. Each situation may vary as to the desired fields. To add a field to the Label, choose the Field icon.
When you move the mouse to the "Label" area the cursor is displayed as a cross. Draw the field by clicking and dragging. When you release the mouse the dialog box shown below opens for the field to be designated.
4. Choose the field by clicking and holding down on the Field Choice menu. All fields from all files are available.
Example: select the "Item Description" field from the "Item" file .
5. To print a bar code label as a Bar Code you must have Bar Code Fonts installed on your computer. Once installed click on the" [Item]Bar Code" field and then choose the desired Bar Code Font.
6. In order for the Label to pull in the bar code correctly from the"Item" record the procedure "BarC_Fill" must be put in the Label format. Choose: SuperLabel menu > Execute Procedure. Type in the procedure.
7. Once the Label is set up as desired, click on the "Save" button. This allows you to save this set up to be used later. We suggest you name the Label "[Items]BarCode 10x3" and save it to the "JIT Label" folder.
Printing bar code Label
Locate the "Item" record for which you wish to print bar codes and open them in the Output screen.
Click on the "Bar codes 39" button at the bottom of the Output screen. A dialog box opens and defaults to "Qty O/H". This indicates to print the same number of Labels for each Item as there is in the "Qty on Hand" field. If you had 1,500 of one Item and 50 of another it would print 1,500 of the first Item and 50 of the second. If you wanted a certain number of Labels for each "Item Type" in the "Qty Desired". Click the "OK" button. Used to print the same number of Labels as your "Qty on Hand" amount
Used to print 5 Labels for each "Item" record in the selection.
3. The "Label Editor" opens. Click on the "Load" button. Locate the Label that you have created and open it.
4. Click on the "Print" button.