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Version: 8.1

Report - Labels

Labels can be used to print out a host of different types of labels depending on how you configure the Label properties. You can create mailing labels, name tags, or any other generic type of labels. You can use standard Avery label sheets, or specify your own dimensions. When the Labels component is selected, the label size and spacing can be set in the Labels Attributes area of the Configure Labels tab in the Property Inspector. The size of the Labels component automatically update based on the values in the Label Attributes area. There are more properties in under the Properties tab that you can set to customize your labels.

When creating labels, all you have to do is create one template label which is always the top-left label in the component. To edit the label itself, super-select the template label to add Text Shapes or Keychain Expressions, Images or Barcodes. After you create your template, go to the Preview Panel and the you'll see all the labels will be populated with your data. Keep in mind that any data keys or expressions within the Label component are driven by the Data Key configured in the component.

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Properties

Property Inspector - Configure Labels Tab

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In the Property Inspector, use the Configure Labels tab to configure your table. Here is a list of all the Label properties and their descriptions.

PropertyDescription
Data KeyName of DataSet that will populate the labels.
Label FormattingChoose from a list of Avery Label Formats, or create a custom sized label.
Rows/ColumnsDefines the number of rows and columns on the page.
Label Width/HeightWidth and height of labels in pixels.
Spacing Width/HeightDistance between labels on the page in pixels.

Property Inspector - Properties Tab

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PropertyDescription
Dataset KeyDataset key for labels.
ColumnsNumber of label columns.
Label HeightHeight of each label in pixels.
Label WidthWidth of each label in pixels.
RowsNumber of label rows.
Spacing HeightSpacing between label rows.
Spacing WidthSpacing between label columns.
FillIf true, the shape will fill its space with color.
Fill ColorIf fill is selected, the color that will fill its shape.
OpacityHow opaque the fill color is between, 0 and 1.
Stroke StyleWhat style of stroke or border to use: Hidden, Shape Outline, Border, or Double. To learn more about stroke styles, refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.
StrokeDetails for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.
RollNumber of degrees this shape is rotated clockwise.
Scale XAmount to scale the width of the shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
Scale YAmount to scale the height of the shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
URL
New in 8.1.19
A link to attach to this reporting component. Will be a clickable hyperlink if the report is exported as a PDF. You can use the values below to link to internal pages.
  • Page:Next - Navigates to the next page.
  • Page:Back - Navigates to the previous page.
  • Page:Number - Replace "Number" with a numeral. Navigates to the specified page.
  • VisibleIf true, the shape will be visible.
    WidthWidth of the shape in pixels.
    HeightHeight of the shape in pixels.
    XHorizontal distance in pixels between the left edge of this shape and the left edge of the page.
    YVertical distance in pixels between the upper edge of this shape and the top edge of the page.

    Example

    This example will create name tags with a logo. We will use the label dataset shown below that includes the attendee name, their title, and their company name.

    Label Dataset
    AttendeeName, Title, CompanyName
    Jennifer Stewart, Marketing Manager, ABC Company
    John Doe, Communications Director, Paint Company
    Sally Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Pure Water
    Howard Hunter, Engineer, Sticker Shock
    Alice Honey, Control Specialist, Signs and More
    Rocky Rooney, Event Planner, All Occasions
    Gracie Moon, Engineering Specialist, Lighting Comany
    Candy Miller, Designer, Speciality Cards
    Jimmy Rush, Marketing Specialist, Vegan Foods
    Valerie Rain, Landscape Designer, Elegant Landscapes
    1. Set the following property values in the Configure Labels tab of the Property Inspector to insert the Attendee Data as desired.

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      PropertyValue
      Dataset KeyAttendee Data
      Label FormattingCustom
      Rows5
      Columns2
      Label Width259 pixels
      Label Height131 pixels
      Spacing Width22 pixels
      Spacing Height6 pixels
    2. Insert the logo and set the name tag layout by configuring the label template.

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      PropertyValue
      ImageImage Management > Builtin/icons/24/user3.png
      TextAttendeeName - Bold and Italic
      Font18

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