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  1. Adjusting the Offset in BarTender

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    The following instructions assume you have the same size selvedge (wastestrip or exposed backing paper) on either side of the labels.

    If you labels are printing to one side or too high/low follow these instructions from the video.

    Too high or too low:

    1. Go to “File” and “Print”.
    2. Click “Document Properties”.
    3. Go to the “Stock” tab.
    4. Change the “Gap Offset” under “Media Settings”.
    5. The number is in millimeters and must not be a negative number. If you enter a negative number it will reset to “0.0mm”.
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  2. BarTender Layout Tips

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    Using the buttons on the righthand side you can align and space single or multiple items quickly and easily.

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  3. How to Save a Template

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    1. Click “File” and “Save As”
    2. Select the location you wish to save the template in
    3. Enter the filename and click “Save”
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  4. Adding an Arced Text Box to BarTender

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    1. Click the “A” icon and select “Arc”.
    2. Choose your preferred font.
    3. Double-click the text box properties to open it’s properties.
    4. In the navigation bar click “Sample text” (the default text) to change it.
    5. Click “Close”.
    6. The text angle changes when the box is moved. To stop this adjust the angle required, where this may be on the screen, then lock it.
    7. To lock the angle, open the text box properties.
    8. Select “Text Format”.
    9. Change the reference point to “Use Position Tab”.
    10. Choose a more suitable font
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  5. Adjusting the Label Sensing

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    1. Go to “File” and “Print” and click “Document Properties”
    2. Go to the “Stock” tab and under “Media Settings” change the “Type” to one of the following:
      • “Use Current Printer Setting”
        Continue using the setting that’s in the printers memory
      • “Labels With Gaps”
        Labels or tags with gaps between them that the printer can read
      • “Labels With Marks”
        Labels or tags with black marks or holes that the printer can read
      • “Continuous”
        No black marks or gaps on a continuous
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  6. Inserting Graphics into a BarTender Label

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    1. Click the “Drawing Objects” drop-list.
    2. Click the shape you require.
    3. Click the object into the label and drag it to the size you need.
    4. Use copy and paste to duplicate an object.
    5. Items can be rotated using the blue tag
    6. Special items such as arrows have yellow tags to adjust the size of the arrow-head, and shaft width.
    7. To select multiple items at once, drag a boundary box around them or hold the “Ctrl” as you click on each item. Remember to let go of “Ctrl”
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  7. Inserting an Image into BarTender

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    1. Click on the “Cactus” icon or in the menu choose “Create” and “Picture”.
    2. Select “Insert From File” then choose the image you wish to insert. A preview can be seen on the righthand side of the window.
    3. Click “Select” and then click somewhere in your label design to insert the image in that location.
    4. Click, hold and drag the image to move it around your design. Double click to open its properties.
    5. In “Effects” you can preview
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  8. Inserting Single & Multi Line Text Boxes in BarTender

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    1. Click the “A” icon drop-list.
    2. For a simple text box, select “Single Line”.
    3. Click the text box into the label template.
    4. Now click the text once to edit it.
    5. You can now center the text on the label, change the font face, size, bold, italic, underline and/or invert it.
    6. For a more advanced text box where different words and letters can have their own styles, choose “Multi-line” from the “A” drop-list.
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  9. How to Center Variable Textboxes

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    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.

    1. Double click on the textbox border to open its properties
    2. Click “Position”
    3. Change the “Object Reference Point” to “Centre”
    4. Under “Data
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  10. How to Adjust the Page Setup

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    1. Right-click on a blank area of your template and select “Page Setup”
    2. Go to the “Page” tab to adjust the width and height
    3. When changing the “Orientation” notice the preview
    4. Go the the “Layout” tab to adjust the columns and rows
    5. Adjust any margins that may be required
    6. If using more than one column or row, adjust the pitch / gap
    7. Once it’s setup press “OK”
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