Template Design - Configuring your Document
How to display multiple records in a single template
Question How can I display multiple records in a single template? Applicable to BarTender 2019 and above Answer / Solution The Records Per Item feature was introduced in BarTender 2019. This allows you to print multiple database records on a single printed label template. You will see the followi...
How to make use of the Error Handling option in BarTender
Overview The Error Handling option is a new feature available in BarTender 2019 that allows the user to specify how BarTender should handle a print job if the object is in an error condition. For example, so that the software automatically marks the label as not valid whenever there is an object ...
Where can I map keys to commands in BarTender
Question I'd like to change or add keys to do different commands in BarTender. Is there a place where I can map the keys? Answer You can find this setting by right clicking on the toolbar, choosing Customize, and clicking on the Keyboard tab
How do I set the Printers [Feed Mode] inside of BarTender?
Question How do I set a certain print mode for my particular printer and document in BarTender? Answer With your BarTender document open, go to "File > Print" Click on the "Document Properties" button Click the "Stock" tab Here you can change the feed mode:
Setting up a thermal label document (Video - 4:36)
This video will guide you through creating a blank label template for a thermal printer. Tip: Seagull Scientific makes printer drivers for more than 3000 thermal printers. We recommend you download and install a Seagull Printer driver before starting template design.
Setting up a laser/ inkjet label document (Video - 6:15)
This video will show you how to setup a new, blank BarTender document for a Laser or Inkjet printer. You'll see how to create a new file and configure options including page size, template size, template shape, print orientation, print order and backgrounds.
Setting up a plastic card document (Video - 4:03)
This video will show you how to setup a new, blank BarTender document for a card printer. You'll see how to create a new file and configure options for you card type and size. Tip: Learn how to setup double-sided templates (common in card printing): Double-sided card, tag, or label printing. ...
Working with Application Printers (Markem-Imaje, Mectec, Videojet, etc.) and BarTender
Difference in Print Functionality There are some online printing application printers from Markem-Imaje, Mectec, and Videojet that handle printing little bit differently with BarTender. Instead of controlling printing through BarTender's print dialog menu (such as with the number of copies, seria...
Can you import Label Designs from a different bar code software into BarTender
Question I want to import my labels from this labeling software that we have been using. Is this possible? Answer We indeed get this question quite often. We have a short, and a long answer for this. Short answer: In a word no, sorry but this is not possible as a direct feature. Most of the lead...
Templates in BarTender (Video - 7:30)
A template is simply a design area in BarTender where you design the items you want to print. Each template can have any number of barcodes, pictures, or text objects to give you a true WYSIWYG experience with BarTender. This video will show you the basics of working with templates in BarTender....
Setting print quantity (Video - 3:48)
There are multiple ways to set the number of items (cards, labels, etc.) to print in BarTender. This video shows three methods: Using the Print Dialog - 0:25 Setting the value in a form - 0:55 Pulling value automatically from a database field- 1:55
Using Colors in BarTender
Applies to: BarTender 2021 R1 and later BarTender Designer has a large color palette and selection that can be used to design your templates. Color Picker There is a color picker to more easily find, select, and manage colors. You will consistently see the color picker in all areas of BarTender D...
Auto-Save On Close
Question Can Auto Save be enabled when printing from BarTender directly? Answer Yes, Go into BarTender > Administer > Application Message Setup, and enter the ID for Save Message which is 1605, change the default response to Yes, uncheck the Dialog box, and hit Okay.
Can I change the printer on multiple labels at once?
Question Is an easy way to change the printer settings for multiple BarTender documents at once? Answer No, there is no way to change the printer settings for multiple labels all at once. Each label will have to be changed individually. However, when a label is opened and cannot find the printer ...
Is there a way to Disable the Prompt for Substitute Best Matching Printer Font?
Question Is there a way to disable the prompt for Substitute Best Matching Printer Font? Answer Yes. If you are using a Seagull Driver, head over to File -> Print -> Performance Tab Under Print-Time Error Handling, uncheck the option for Warn When Using TrueType Fonts Disabling Font Substitut...
How to change units in BarTender (Inches to millimeters)
Question How to change units in BarTender (Inches to millimeters) Answer Go to File > BarTender Document Options then select the View Options tab. You an also find this dialog by going to View > View Options.
How do I rotate my BarTender document?
Question How do I rotate my document (both the View and Printed result)? Answer Let's say you want to rotate the document 180º and it is currently set to "Portrait". In BarTender, open the BarTender document you're wishing to rotate. Access the "View" Menu and choose "Rotate View Left" or "Rotat...
Configuring template backgrounds (Video - 5:06)
Applies to: BarTender 2016 & Versions 10.1, 10.0 Overview How to create a background for your label by adding an image, color, gradient or texture; and how to use a background image as a template for designing a label. For more information please review the Page Setup Dialog in the BarT...
Inserting separator labels (Video - 1:49)
Applies to: BarTender 2016, v10.1 Overview Separator labels are printed labels that distinguish one set of labels from another. They may be a blank label, or have brief text such as "New order." Instead of using multiple documents, and printing the separator labels manually, you can i...
Double-sided card, tag or label printing (Video - 2:24)
Applies to: BarTender 2016 & Versions 10.1, 10.0 Overview How to set up double-sided printing for your card, tag or label, including creating separate designs for the front and back of your document, and activating the duplex feature of your printer.