One Job Two Label Designs Follow

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Hi,

I have a case and I cannot figure out a way to implement what I want using BarTender (Professional). In this case I need to make a label for the box and labels for the contents of the box (products). The box label has different layout compared to the product labels.

The information is stored in a database where each database entry has two numbers:
- the number of boxes
- the number of products per box.

For example the entry can be 2 boxes with each 3 products inside. This means I need 8 labels (2 + 2x3).

I managed to let BarTender print 8 identical labels using VB, but now I want the two different labels designs in the following order:
- 3 product labels for box 1 (product labels design)
- 1 box label for box 1 (box labels design)
- 3 product labels for box 2 (product labels design)
- 1 box label for box 2 (box labels design)

Any suggestion how to proceed?

Peter

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Hi, Peter:


If you have
a)product label is one design(For example I call it product.btw)applt to 3 products
b)box label is another design(For example I call it box.btw)apply to box1 and box2

To achieve printing order
- 3 product labels for box 1 (product labels design)
- 1 box label for box 1 (box labels design)
- 3 product labels for box 2 (product labels design)
- 1 box label for box 2 (box labels design)

In professional edition, You can try Batch Maker companion and reference White paper
http://s3.amazonaws.com/SeagullBarTender/ftp/WhitePapers/WhitePaper_WhatsNewInBT92.pdf#BatchMaker
Batch Maker is a tility that simplifies the task of joining multiple label jobs into a single,easily repeatable “Batch.”

Add product.btw to one batch(set identical copy to 3 or from datbase source), then add box.btw into the same batch. On the left bottom side "Bacth repeat count" set to 2
You will get 3 product label, 1 box label, 3 product label, 1 box label

If this does not fit your requirement, you can conact our local office http://www.seagullscientific.com/aspx/technical-support.aspx for more personalized help


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Hi,

I have created one label with some serialization fields . The first field is based on the quantity of boxes (2 labels) and the other serialization is a total of both quantities (box + product 8 labels).

With these variables you can use the (label option) Format.Objects("Bar Code 2").PrintVisibility function to hide or show the fields on your label.
If the first serialization is different off 0 then you print your box information, otherwise you print the other information.




[quote name='Peter' timestamp='1313649286' post='397']
Hi,

I have a case and I cannot figure out a way to implement what I want using BarTender (Professional). In this case I need to make a label for the box and labels for the contents of the box (products). The box label has different layout compared to the product labels.

The information is stored in a database where each database entry has two numbers:
- the number of boxes
- the number of products per box.

For example the entry can be 2 boxes with each 3 products inside. This means I need 8 labels (2 + 2x3).

I managed to let BarTender print 8 identical labels using VB, but now I want the two different labels designs in the following order:

- 3 product labels for box 1 (product labels design)
- 1 box label for box 1 (box labels design)
- 3 product labels for box 2 (product labels design)
- 1 box label for box 2 (box labels design)

Any suggestion how to proceed?

Peter
[/quote]

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