01-21-2014 02:08 PM
I am wondering how to save a string to a Labelmark 5 file. I want to use a certain template in the Labelmark software so I can print to specific labels. Any suggestions? The order I think I need to accomplish this is:
Save string to template
Close (without saving)
I downloaded their 30 day free trial which is stated to be the same as the professional version. I am using a Brady IP300 printer if this information helps. I see there is a lot of stuff under Report Generation but a lot of them are specific to Word or Excel.
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01-22-2014 09:17 AM
I am not very familiar with LabelMark software, however I do not believe that there is a built in way to write to a LabelMark 5 file without knowing exactly how the data is stored in a LabelMark 5 file. That being said, there may be an alternate way of approaching this issue. I have never used LabelMark software, but reading through the LabelMark FAQs reveals that LabelMark has the ability to import data for labels from an external database using a data scheme. You might be able to just save the data from LabVIEW into a file in the format desired by LabelMark (comma-delimited, tab-delimited, etc.) and then use LabelMark's data schemes to import that data into their software. Below are two links to LabelMark's support files that may be useful. I hope this explanation has helped some.
External Link: LabelMark FAQs #14 - What is a data scheme?
External Link: LabelMark Help Files - Managing LabelMark 5.X Data Schemes
01-23-2014 07:43 AM
So, I did a little more digging into the subject. The suggestions that you gave had me interested. I spoke with a representative and there is not a capability for LabVIEW to print using the Labelmark 5 software since it does not have an API. But that is ok, I have adjusted/designed a LabVIEW program that uses Excel to print on the Brady printer using the correct label size. I tried using Word, but the problem is that Word does not save the printer setting in the advanced menu like I need it to but Excel does (one of the buggy things about Word that I don't like)
I posted what I came up with in:
01-23-2014 09:08 AM
Thank you for posting your solution. I will link the forum post that you mentioned so that future users can easily find the answer.
NI LabVIEW Forum: How to print using a Brady Printer IP300
01-23-2014 09:13 AM