Introduction to conditional printing

Overview

BarTender has the capability to conditionally print in an assortment of manners. Conditional printing is configured using an expression or referencing a data source. This allows the ability for your label to adapt dynamically.

BarTender can conditionally print –

 Conditional printing for any of the above items is set in a different place depending on which item you choose to conditionally print.

 

Objects

Double click on an object or right click and click Properties. Click on the name of the object.

Note: This includes - Barcodes, Pictures, Text, Line, Shapes, and Encoder objects

On the right you will see the option Print When: click on the   icon.

Tip: For more information on this dialog please view The Conditional Print Dialog

 

Data Sources

Double click on an object or right click and click Properties. On the left, click on the Data Source you would like to set a conditional statement for.

On the Transforms tab on the right click on the   icon across from Suppression.

Tip: For more information on this dialog please view The Conditional Print Dialog

 

Layers

Tip: For more information on Layers please view Introduction to Layers

Make sure that the Layers Tool Box is enabled.  In BarTender>View>Toolbox>Layers

On the tool box find the Layer you would like to setup a conditional print statement for. Right click it and click Properties

Click on the  icon located on the Print Options tab.

 You will see the When to Print “Layer Name” dialog appear-

Tip: For more information on this dialog please view The Conditional Print Dialog

 

Templates

With your BarTender label open click File>Page Setup in BarTender.

You will see the Page Setup dialog appear. Click on the Templates Tab.

 Click on the Template or Template Selector you would like to setup conditional printing for.

 Once selected you will see the   icon in the Template Properties. Click the   icon to setup conditional printing for the Template or Template Selector.

Tip: For more information on this dialog please view The Conditional Print Dialog

 

Background

With your BarTender label open click File>Page Setup.  You will see the Page Setup dialog appear. Click on the Background Tab.

 Set a Background to enable the rest of the options.

Click on the   icon to view the When to Print dialog and setup conditional printing.

 

Tip: For more information on this dialog please view The Conditional Print Dialog

 

 

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