Inserting Symbols into BarTender
- Click the “A” icon to open the drop-list.
- Select “Symbol Font Characters”.
- Click the “Font” drop-list and choose a gallery.
- Scroll through the selection of symbols from that font, select one and click “Insert”.
- Click the symbol into the label then resize and reposition it.
- In the menu at the top you can either go to “Create” and “Text” or click the “A” in the toolbar
- Click anywhere on the label to create the textbox
- To change the value and further properties, double click on the border
- Click the “Barcode” drop-list and choose a symbol type.
- There’s a wide selection of barcodes to choose from.
- You can scroll through the barcodes to find the type you require or enter it into the search bar, for example “code 39”.
- Once you have selected your desired barcode click somewhere on your label template to insert it.
- Double-click on the barcode to open it’s properties.
- In the navigation pane, click “Symbology and Size”.
- You can set or disable
Please note this tutorial is not compatible with BarTender UltraLite (the version that ships with all our LabelStation printers as standard). To follow this you will need to upgrade.
- Once you have designed your label click the “Database” icon.
- Click “Next”. Select the database connection type. For this example we will choose “Microsoft Excel”. Click “Next”.
- Use the “Browse” button to find the file and open it. The spreadsheet will need to be closed from all open Excel programs before attempting to open it from BarTender.
- Click the text tool “A” button to insert a text box
- Choose single line and click anywhere on the label to insert the textbox
- Double click the textbox border to view its properties
- Under “Data Sources” click the “Data Type” tab
- Change “Type” to “Date”
- Choose the “Format” of the date to be display (such as DD/MM/YYYY or YYYY-MM-DD etc)
- Click “Close” and the date will always be correct at the time of print.
- To add an offset to the date: double click the textbox border to view its properties
- Right click on an empty space in your label design and select “Page Setup”
- Click the “Wizard” button in the bottom left of the new window
- Choose “Specify Custom Settings” and click “Next”
- Choose “Multiple columns and/or rows of items per page” and click “Next”
- Adjust the “Columns” to the number required and click “Next”
- If your media has selvedges you can make these adjustments now
- Click “Next” to proceed to the next page
- Now choose whether
- Right-click on a blank area of your template and select “Page Setup”
- Go to the “Page” tab to adjust the width and height
- When changing the “Orientation” notice the preview
- Go the the “Layout” tab to adjust the columns and rows
- Adjust any margins that may be required
- If using more than one column or row, adjust the pitch / gap
- Once it’s setup press “OK”
This example will overcome the problems of small variable text values not being centred in the middle of the design and large variable text values overflowing outside the design.
- Double click on the textbox border to open its properties
- Click “Position”
- Change the “Object Reference Point” to “Centre”
- Under “Data
- Click the “A” icon drop-list.
- For a simple text box, select “Single Line”.
- Click the text box into the label template.
- Now click the text once to edit it.
- You can now center the text on the label, change the font face, size, bold, italic, underline and/or invert it.
- For a more advanced text box where different words and letters can have their own styles, choose “Multi-line” from the “A” drop-list.
- Click on the “Cactus” icon or in the menu choose “Create” and “Picture”.
- Select “Insert From File” then choose the image you wish to insert. A preview can be seen on the righthand side of the window.
- Click “Select” and then click somewhere in your label design to insert the image in that location.
- Click, hold and drag the image to move it around your design. Double click to open its properties.
- In “Effects” you can preview