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I have just started using BarTender, ver 10.00. Supplier of the hardware/software in Sydney is absolutely pathetic in providing ANY kind of support. :(. I am on a self-help mode so support is greatly appreciated.

I have prepared template and want to replace specific text appearing at different locations on the label. Is it possible to "search" and "replace" in BarTender as in MS Publisher, so that I do not have to edit every text box separately?
Thanks for your help. :)

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As far as I can tell, you can only do a Find/Replace when using BarTender's [i]Word Processor[/i] type of text object. Are you trying to replace things once, or do you foresee this as an ongoing thing you'd have to update?

If ongoing, I would create one sub-string using the value you would need to continuously change, and then link all other fields that you use that value in to that. That way, you only have to change it once when you want all fields to change.
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@nRyder: Thanks for your response. I do not see that option even in word processor type text object. My problem is, on various label templates I make, I have four different text fields which has same information. e.g. Lot number or Expiry date. Every time a batch changes I have to replace only these fields with new information. If I can do it in one go (as I can do in MS Publisher), I can do it fast and more importantly, avoid potential errors. I was wondering if this is possible or not in BarTender. :o

@IanC: Thanks for your suggestions. I will go through those training videos. I am very new to the software. My problem is, our supplier is absolutely useless in that they have not provided even the basic training in the software. As a consequence, I do not know yet how to prepare database and connect various fields to it. Is there any training video or document that will help me with this?? Honestly, I believe such businesses should be black-listed by manufacturers since customers loose confidence in the product. :angry: Is there any place where I can lodge a complaint about unethicall business practices of your suppliers?? (sorry, this may not be a correct forum for this isue; I am just exasperated since my project is coming close to completion deadline, and I am still struggling with basics..).

Anyways, folks, thanks a lot for your help. Any suggestions would be a God-sent for me!! :)
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Here are the correct links Ian tried to give you. The forum strips out the .aspx for some reason:

[url="http://www.seagullscientific.com/aspx/training-video-(getting-started).aspx"]Getting Started with BarTender[/url]
[url="http://www.seagullscientific.com/aspx/training-video-(data-entry-at-print-time).aspx"]Designing Print-Time Data-Entry Forms[/url]
[url="http://www.seagullscientific.com/aspx/training-video-(reading-data-from-database).aspx"]Reading Data from a Database or Excel Spreadsheet[/url]

Sounds like, based on what you've said, you don't need to implement a find/replace. You could link a database field, a prompted field, or even just a shared sub-string to your format for fields you want to update all the time.
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Hi nRyder. Thanks for the new links. That was going to be my next Q, as I could not go to the links.
As for my Q on replacing the text: I want to change Batch number and Expiry, Manufacturing dates on label template every time I print a new set of labels. Are you suggesting I keep a common text field for these items (for different product laberls) and change database every time, before printing? By thge way, what is a "shared sub-string"?
Thanks a lot for your help.

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