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Does the BarTender support Teklynx LabelView XLT+ files?

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In a word no, sorry but this is not possible. Most of the leading labelling software developers have tried to find a way of doing this over the years but quite simply, the different ways in which we produce our software and the features within means that it simply cannot be achieved 100%. So, most have given up on the idea.

However, at Seagull Scientific we have always tried to make BarTender as easy to use as possible so that users can quickly redesign labels. One feature we introduced with version 7.00 was the Toolbox which was specifically aimed at making label design even quicker. If you cannot see this feature in your copy of BarTender go to View, Toolbars and click on Toolbox.

Another feature that may appeal to you is the ability to set a template image of the label to a picture such as a label designed in another software package. By doing this, you can quickly copy the original label by overlaying barcodes, text boxes etc and then on completion, disabling the template image in the background thus leaving the newly designed label details only. This feature can be found in BarTender's "Page Setup" dialog.

Below follows greater detail as to why the answer is no to this question...
We call this the "file conversion question;" converting brand A's label files to brand B's. There are basically two answers to this question: the short answer and the long answer.

The short answer is "no, but sorry, we really do not have any tool for this." Sorry.

The long answer explains why the answer is "no," and we believe it is important that people understand why, because some label softwares (BarTender included) have tried to do this in the past, and some may still advertise it - but beware!!.

a) All label software's have features that the other programs do not. For example, a user could create a label file in BarTender with a connection to SAP IDocs which only we support. Then how would a different label software "import" this functionality? Not possible, so what would result?

B) We all do the same things differently. For example, we all support ODBC connections with Queries, but, internally, we all have slightly different code sequences to handle the Query. This can cause the Query to malfunction.

c) You may have MANY label files, which would actually be better served by having just a few label files but using a database with different records. Consolidating and controlling a company's data in a database is almost always the better solution in the long-term. The change to a new label software can be taken as an opportunity to reorganize a your label printing in a proper manner with a proper database. Not always, but very often.

d) Even when such a utility does exist, they can only convert about 60% of a label file about 60% of the time. This may sound like better than nothing, but it actually is a negative. Why? Because after running a label file through a conversion process, then getting the resultant, converted file in the second label software, the user still needs to open the label file and examine it/tweak it VERY CAREFULLY. Serial numbers could be misconverted, "best before" dates could be misconverted, check digits could be misconverted, etc. The user ends up spending more time hunting and pecking within converted label files, than they would have if they had just created the label from zero initially.
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Thank you for answer!

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