On November 6th, 2012, a new version of NiceLabel was released. Version 6 (NiceLabel Designer Standard, NiceLabel Designer Pro and NiceLabel PowerForms Desktop) now comes with a new application called NiceLabel QuickPrint.
NiceLabel QuickPrint allows you to view all the label (.lbl) files in a specified folder and even print them.
User interface has three main parts.
At the top of the window you select the folder with the label file, refresh the previews, and search label files inside the selected folder.
The main part is occupied by the label previews.
In the status bar at the bottom a total number of label files in the folder is displayed, next to the number of files shown. The two numbers can differ if search field at the top is not empty and the application filtered the previews to show.
Setting Labels Folder
You can manually enter the path to the folder or browse for it. If NiceLabel gets its license from NiceLabel Enterprise Print Manager, you will also be able to browse for folder on the Storage Server. When the application closes a history of used folders is saved, so you can easily select previously used folder from the drop down list the next time you use the application. Folder that was used when application was closed is also used the next time application is opened.
To refresh previews (if a file was added to the folder for example), you can press F5 or CTRL+R or click the Refresh button.
Searching / Filtering Label Files
If you want to narrow the number of label previews shown, you can enter a search / filter term in the Search box and press ENTER or click the search button. Only label files that contain the entered term will be displayed. For example if you would have entered ‘Data’ (without the quotes), only ‘Database Filter.lbl’ would have been shown (for the label files shown in the screenshot above). To again show all of the files, clear the search box and press ENTER, or just press ESC.
If you move the mouse cursor over the label preview and hold it there for a second or so, a tooltip will be shown. This tooltip displays basic information about the label, like full name, name of the form (if it is connected to label file), printer information and label dimensions.
If you want to print the label, just click on the label preview. If the label is configured to use a form for printing (and you have NiceForm installed), then the form will be opened in run mode. For example clicking ‘Registration.lbl’ from the Samples folder would open the following form.
You can easily tell if label uses form for printing. Such labels have a small form icon in the top left corner.
If the label does not use the form, NicePrint will be used for printing. This allows you to enter variable values, select database records (if label is configured in such a way), change printer and quantity, before printing.
Tips and Tricks
- If you select a folder with lots of label files that take too much time to load, you can cancel the loading by pressing ESC key. No label preview will be shown.
- To clear folder history, right click the folder drop down and select Clear History from the popup menu.
- If you resize the application window, the new size will be remembered next time you run NiceLabel QuickPrint.