Dymo 1790417, LabelMANAGER 500TS User Manual

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Copyright

© 2011 Sanford, L.P. All rights reserved.

No part of this document or the software may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means or translated into another language without the prior written consent of Sanford, L.P.

Trademarks

DYMO, DYMO Label, and LabelManager are registered marks in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

“Sans” is a DejaVu font. The DejaVu fonts are based on Vera fonts copyright © by Bitstream, Inc. Glyphs in the DejaVu fonts imported from Arev fonts are copyright © by Tavmjong Bah. All Rights Reserved.

Contents

About Your New Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Registering Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Connecting the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Inserting the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Charging the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Inserting the Label Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Using the Label Maker for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Getting to Know the Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Touch Screen Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Navigation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Caps Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Backspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Using the Touch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Making a Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Selecting Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Scrolling a List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Editing Your Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Selecting the Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Changing the Font Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Changing the Font Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Changing the Font Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Inserting Special Characters, Auto-Text, and Barcodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Inserting Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Inserting Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Using Auto-Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Inserting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Inserting Barcodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Inserting Days, Months, or Quarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Inserting International Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using Word Suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Editing the Label Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adding Borders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Aligning the Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using Mirror Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using Vertical Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Creating Fixed-Length Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Using the Label Maker Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Saving a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Downloading Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Using Saved Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Managing Labels on Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Viewing Saved Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Creating New Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Deleting Labels and Folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Clearing Recently Printed Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Managing Custom Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Printing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Printing a Series of Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Printing Multiple Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Turning off Auto-Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Printing Cut Marks Between Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Customizing Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Changing the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Changing the Label Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Changing the Default Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Changing the Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Working with User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Creating User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Changing User Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Deleting User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Maintaining Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Cleaning Your Label Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Calibrating the Touch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Using the Label Maker with Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing DYMO Label Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Connecting the Label Maker to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Using DYMO Label Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Viewing the Label Maker Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Documentation Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Safety Precautions for Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Figure 1 LabelManager 500TS label maker

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USB connector

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Return

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Symbols - Punctuation

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Power connector

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Symbols - Currency

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Home

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Touch screen

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Delete

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On/Off

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OK

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Accented characters

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Cutter

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Print

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Space bar

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Label exit slot

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About Your New Label Maker

With the DYMO LabelManager 500TS label maker, you can create a wide variety of high-quality, self-adhesive labels. You can choose to print your labels in many different font sizes and styles. The label maker uses DYMO D1 label cassettes in widths of 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, or 1”. Labels are available in a wide range of colors.

Visit www.dymo.com for information on obtaining labels and accessories for your label maker.

Registering Your Label Maker

Visit www.dymo.com/register to register your label maker online.

During the registration process, you will need the serial number, which is located inside the back cover of the label maker.

Getting Started

Follow the instructions in this section to set up your label maker.

Connecting the Power

The label maker is powered by a rechargeable, Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery pack.

Inserting the Battery Pack

The battery pack included with your label maker comes partially charged.

Make sure the charging adapter is disconnected before handling the LiPo battery pack.

To insert the battery pack

1 Lift the back cover of the

label maker.

2 Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment as shown.

3 Close the back cover of the label maker.

Make sure to read the

LiPo Safety Precautions on page 19.

Removing the Battery Pack

Remove the battery pack when the label maker will not be used for a long period of time.

Make sure the charging adapter is disconnected before handling the LiPo battery pack.

To remove the battery pack

1Unplug the charging adapter.

2Lift the back cover of the label maker.

3Remove the battery pack from the battery compartment.

Make sure to read the LiPo Safety Precautions on page 19.

Charging the Battery Pack

Use the charging adapter included with your label maker to recharge the battery pack. Charging the battery pack will take approximately three hours.

The charging adapter is only used for recharging the battery pack.

To recharge the battery pack

1 Turn the label

maker over.

2 Plug the charging adapter into the power connector at the top of the label maker.

3 Plug the other end of the charging adapter

into a power outlet.

Make sure to read the LiPo Safety Precautions found on page 19.

Inserting the Label Cassette

Your label maker uses DYMO D1 label cassettes.

To insert the label cassette

1 Lift the back cover of the label maker to open the label

compartment.

2 Make sure the tape and ribbon are taut across the mouth of the cassette and that the tape passes between the

label guides.

If necessary, turn the ribbon rewind

spool clockwise to tighten the ribbon.

3 Insert the cassette and press firmly until the cassette clicks into place.

4Close the back

cover of the label maker.

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Using the Label Maker for the First Time

The first time you turn on the power, you are asked to select the language and label width. These selections remain set until you change them.

To set up the label maker

1 Press to turn on the label maker.

The first time you turn on the label maker, the system may take a few moments to start up.

2Select the language and tap Next.

3Select the width of the label cassette currently in the label maker and tap Done.

You are now ready to print your first label.

To print a label

1Using the keyboard, enter text to create a simple label.

2Press .

The label prints and is

automatically cut. To turn off the Split backing auto-cut feature, see Turning

off Auto-Cut on page 14.

3Remove the backing from the label to expose the adhesive, and then attach the label.

Congratulations! You printed your first label. Continue reading to learn more about the features available for creating labels.

Getting to Know the Label Maker

Become familiar with the location of the function keys on your label maker. Refer to Figure 1 on page 5. The following sections describe each feature in detail.

Power

The key turns the label maker power on and off. To save power, the label maker goes into standby mode after two minutes of inactivity. Pressing the key once exits standby mode.

To turn the power completely off, press and hold the key for five seconds.

When the charging adapter is connected, a clock appears in the display while the label maker is in standby mode.

When the charging adapter is not connected, the clock does not appear and the label maker remains in standby for two additional minutes before the power is turned off.

When the label maker power is turned off automatically, the current label text and formatting are remembered and will be displayed when power to the label maker is turned back on.

When the label maker power is turned off manually or when the battery pack is removed and the power adapter is disconnected, the current label text and formatting are lost.

Home

The key displays the Home screen or cancels any dialog box or pop-up message.

Touch Screen Display

You can create and format labels using the touch screen display.

Create a new label.

Edit the current label.

Open a saved or recently printed label.

View downloaded labels.

Change the label maker settings.

Select a user, create new users, and manage user settings.

Displays the status of the battery pack.

Navigation Keys

You can review and edit your label using the left and right navigation keys. You can move through menu selections using all four navigation keys, and then press to make a selection.

Caps Lock

The key toggles capitalization on or off. When Caps Lock is on, the Caps Lock key is illuminated and all the letters entered are in uppercase. When Caps Lock is off, all the letters entered are in lowercase. The default setting is Caps Lock off.

Shift

The key toggles Caps mode on or off for a single alpha character.

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Backspace

The key deletes the selected objects or characters. If no objects or characters are selected, the character to the left of the cursor is deleted.

Delete

Similar to the backspace key, the key deletes the selected objects or characters. However, if no objects or characters are selected, the character to the right of the cursor is deleted.

Using the Touch Screen

You can make selections and control the touch screen by using your fingers to tap, double-tap, and swipe.

Do not press on the touch screen with any hard object, such as a fingernail.

Making a Selection

You can make selections on the touch screen by tapping an item.

Tap to select a tab, menu item, or check box.

Selecting Text

You can quickly select text to edit or delete.

Double-tap to select a word.

Drag the handles to

Tap to select all

select more or less text.

text on the label.

Scrolling a List

Dragging a scroll bar moves you quickly through a menu or list.

Drag to scroll through a list.

Editing Your Label

You can choose from several format options to enhance the appearance of your labels.

Selecting the Font

You can choose from several format options to enhance the appearance of your labels. You can change the formatting for all or part of the text on your label.

You can change the font type, size, and style.

 

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Font type

 

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Font size

 

 

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Bold

 

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Strikethrough

 

 

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Italic

 

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Outline

 

 

 

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Underline

 

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Auto-fit text

 

 

To format your label text

1If necessary, tap on the Home screen.

2Select the Font tab.

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Changing the Font Type

You can change the font type for some or all of the text on your label.

To change the font type

1 If necessary, select the existing text to change.

To change the font type for new text only, you do not need to select any existing text.

2 Select the desired font type from the font type list.

Changing the Font Size

The font sizes available depend on the label width selected.

To change the font size

1 If necessary, select the existing text to change.

To change the style for new text only, you do not need to select any existing text.

2 Select the desired font size from the font size list.

Changing the Font Style

Five font styles are available for your labels: bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, and outline. All styles can be combined.

To change the font style

1 If necessary, select the existing text to change.

To change the style for new text only, you do not need to select any existing text.

2 Tap the button for each desired style.

Inserting Special Characters, Auto-Text, and Barcodes

From the Insert tab, you can quickly add symbols, clip art, barcodes, several types of auto-text, and international characters.

Recently used clip art and symbols are automatically added to the Favorites category. Favorites is located at the top of the Insert list.

To access the insert tab

1If necessary, tap on the Home screen.

2Select the Insert tab.

Inserting Symbols

The label maker supports a variety of useful symbols that you can quickly add to your labels.

To insert a symbol

1Select Symbols on the Insert tab.

2Select the symbol to insert on your label.

You can quickly access the punctuation symbols by pressing or the currency symbols by pressing on the keypad.

Inserting Clip Art

The label maker includes a variety of clip art images for use on your labels.

You can also download your own custom clip art to the label maker. See Using the Label Maker with

Your Computer on page 16 for information about downloading clip art.

To insert clip art

1Select Clip Art on the Insert tab.

2Select the image to insert on your label.

A label can only contain one clip art image.

Using Auto-Numbering

You can print a series of up to 50 labels at a time using auto-numbering.

To use auto-numbering

1Select Auto-fields and Barcodes on the Insert tab.

2Tap Numbering.

The Insert Numbering dialog box appears.

3Select the numbering style to use.

4Select the start value for the auto-numbering.

5Select the amount to increment each label.

6Select the number of labels to create.

7Optionally, select the Add leading zeros check box to include leading zeros before numbers.

8Tap OK.

The auto-number field is inserted on the label.

The auto-number field is treated as a single character on the label. You can delete this field just as you would any other character.

See Printing a Series of Labels on page 13 for information about printing labels with auto-numbering.

Inserting the Date and Time

You can insert the current date and time on your label. Before inserting the date and time, you must set the current date and time in the label maker settings

To set the date

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Date from the settings list.

3Select the current year, month, and day.

4Select the desired date format, and then tap Done.

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To set the time

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Time from the settings list.

3Select the current hour and minutes.

4Do one of the following:

To use 24-hour time format, select the Use 24hour time check box.

To use 12-hour time format, clear the Use 24hour time check box, and then select AM or PM from the list.

5Tap Done.

To insert the date and time

1Select Auto-fields and Barcodes on the Insert tab.

2Tap Date and Time.

The Insert Date and Time dialog box appears.

3To insert the date, do the following: a Select the Date check box.

b Select the desired date format from the list.

4To insert the time, do the following: a Select the Time check box.

b Optionally, select the Use 24-hour time check box.

5To automatically update the date and time each time the label is printed, select the Auto-update date and time check box.

6Tap OK.

The date and time fields are inserted on the label.

The date and time fields are each treated as a single character on the label. You can delete these fields just as you would any other character.

Inserting Barcodes

You can print the following types of barcodes:

UPC-A

Code 128 B

EAN 13

UPC-E

Code 39

EAN 8

You can choose whether or not to print the barcode text and you can choose to print the barcode text either above or below the barcode.

Optionally, you can add text before, after, above, or below the barcode.

This User Guide assumes that you already understand the differences between barcode types and have a plan in place to incorporate barcodes into your organization. If you need to learn more about barcodes, many excellent how-to books are available at local libraries and book stores.

To insert a barcode

1Select Auto-fields and Barcodes on the Insert tab.

2Tap Barcode.

The Insert Barcode dialog box appears.

3Select a barcode type from the Barcode type list.

4Enter the data for the barcode in the

Barcode data box.

To insert a symbol, tap Add symbol and select the desired symbol.

5From the Show barcode data list, select one of the following:

Below barcode -to place the barcode text below the barcode.

Above barcode - to place the barcode text above the barcode.

Not displayed - to not print the barcode text.

6Tap Choose layout, and then do the following:

Select a size for your barcode from the Barcode size list.

For best results, select Medium.

Select the desired barcode position relative to other text on the label.

7Tap OK.

The barcode is inserted on the label.

The barcode is treated as a single character on the label. You can delete the barcode just as you would any other character.

Inserting Days, Months, or Quarters

You can automatically insert the names of days, months, or quarters on your label. When you choose to insert days, months, or quarters, a label is created for each day, month or quarter you select.

Days, months, and quarters cannot be combined on a single label. Only one of these names can be used at a time.

To insert days, months, or quarters

1Select Auto-fields and Barcodes on the Insert tab.

2Tap Days, Months, or Quarters.

The corresponding dialog box appears.

3Select the day, month, or quarter names to use.

A label is created for each day, month, or quarter you selected.

4To abbreviate day, month, or quarter names, select the Abbreviate check box.

5Tap OK.

The selected field is inserted on the label.

The field is treated as a single character on the label. You can delete this field just as you would any other character.

See Printing a Series of Labels on page 13 for information about printing labels with day, month, or quarter names.

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Inserting International Characters

The label maker supports the extended Latin character set.

Pressing followed by a letter displays all of the available variations of that letter.

For example, if you press and then the letter a, you will see à á â ã ä and so on for all the variations available.

To insert accented characters

1Press and then press an alpha character. The accent variations for that alpha character are displayed.

2Use the left and right navigation keys to select the character you want and press .

Notes

You can also access the accent variations for a letter by pressing and briefly holding the corresponding alpha key.

You can also access International characters by selecting Diacritics on the Insert tab.

Using Word Suggestions

The label maker remembers words longer than five characters that you use for labels. As you enter new words on your label, words that you have previously used are automatically suggested.

To use suggested words

1Enter text on your label.

If a word suggestion is available, the suggested word appears below the label in the Label Edit screen.

2Tap the suggested word to insert that word on your label.

If you do not want to use the suggested word, continue typing or click to close the word suggestion box.

To turn off word suggestions

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Word Suggestion from the Settings list.

3Clear the Use word suggestion check box.

To delete available word suggestions

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Word Suggestion from the Settings list.

3Tap Manage words.

The Manage words dialog box appears and all available word suggestions are displayed.

4(Optional) Enter some text in the Filter box to filter the list of words.

5Do one of the following:

To delete a single word from the list, tap next to a word.

To delete all words from the list, tap Delete all, and then tap Delete all again when prompted.

Editing the Label Layout

Several layout options are available to enhance the appearance of your labels. You can add a border to your label, change the alignment and direction of the text, and create fixed-length labels.

To edit your label layout

1If necessary, tap on the Home screen.

2Select the Layout tab.

Adding Borders

You can choose from several border types to enhance your label.

Five borders are available:

When you add a border to a label, the border surrounds the entire label.

To add a border

1Select Border on the Layout tab.

2Select a border to use.

Aligning the Text

You can align the text to print left, centered, or right justified. The default alignment is centered.

To align the text

1Select Alignment on the Layout tab.

2Select desired text alignment option.

Using Mirror Text

The mirror format allows you to print text which reads from right to left, as you would see the text in a mirror.

To use mirror text

1Select Direction on the Layout tab.

2Tap .

The mirror format is visible in the display.

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Using Vertical Text

You can print labels with the text running vertically. Labels with multiple lines of text will print as multiple columns of text.

To use vertical text

1Select Direction on the Layout tab.

2Tap .

The vertical format is visible in the display.

Creating Fixed-Length Labels

Normally, the length of a label is determined by the length of the text. However, you can choose to set the length of the label for a specific application. You can choose a fixed length label up to 40” long.

To set a fixed length

1Select Length and width on the Layout tab.

2Select Fixed, and then select the label length.

Using the Label Maker Memory

The label maker has a powerful memory feature that allows you to save and organize your frequently used labels, store downloaded labels, and manage your custom clip art images.

You can create folders to keep your saved and downloaded labels organized.

Saving a Label

When you save a label, the text and all formatting are saved.

To save a label

1Tap on the Label Edit screen.

2(Optional) Select the folder to save your label to.

3To create a new folder for your label, do the following: a Tap New folder.

The Create new folder dialog box appears.

bEnter a name for the folder in the Folder name box, and then tap Create folder.

The folder is added and selected on the Save label screen.

4Enter a name for your label in the Label name box, and then tap Save.

Downloading Labels

Using DYMO Label™ software on your computer, you can create labels from a database file and download the labels to the label maker. See Using the Label Maker with Your Computer on page 16 for more information about creating and downloading labels.

Using Saved Labels

You can use any saved, recently printed, or downloaded labels.

To use a saved label

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Navigate to and select the label to use, and then tap

Open.

The selected label is displayed in the Label Edit screen and can be edited and printed.

Managing Labels on Your Label Maker

You can view, organize, and delete saved and downloaded labels stored on your label maker.

Viewing Saved Labels

You can quickly view all saved labels on your label maker.

To view saved or downloaded labels

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Manage Files from the Settings list.

3Tap one of the following:

Saved labels - to view all saved labels.

Downloaded labels - to view all downloaded labels.

Creating New Folders

You can create folders to keep your saved and downloaded labels organized.

To create a new folder

1Tap New folder.

The Create new folder dialog box appears.

2Enter a name for the folder in the Folder name box, and then tap Create folder.

Deleting Labels and Folders

You can delete saved or downloaded labels and folders at any time.

To delete labels and folders

1Select the check box next to each label or folder you want to delete.

2Tap Delete.

A message appears asking if you want to delete the selected items.

3Tap Yes.

The selected labels and folders are permanently deleted.

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Editing Labels and Folders

You can rename, cut, copy, and paste labels and folders to keep your labels organized.

To rename a label or folder

1Select the check box next to the label or folder you want to rename.

2Tap Edit, and then tap Rename. The Rename dialog box appears.

3Enter a new name for the label or folder in the New name box, and then tap Rename.

To cut or copy labels and folders

1Select the check box next to each label or folder you want to cut or copy.

2Tap Edit, and then tap one of the following:

Cut - to cut the labels and folders

Copy - to copy the labels and folders

To paste labels and folders

1Cut or copy the labels or folders you want to paste.

2Navigate to the folder where you want to paste the labels or folders.

3Tap Edit, and then tap Paste.

The labels or folders are pasted to the selected location.

Clearing Recently Printed Labels

You can quickly clear all recently printed labels from the label maker memory.

Clearing recently printed labels clears this list of labels for all users.

To clear recently printed labels

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Manage Files from the Settings list.

3Tap Clear recently printed.

A message appears asking if you want to delete recently printed labels for all users.

4Tap Yes.

Managing Custom Clip Art

You can delete custom clip art images that you previously downloaded to your label maker.

See Using the Label Maker with Your Computer on page 16 for more information about downloading clip art.

To delete custom clip art

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Manage Files from the Settings list.

3Tap Downloaded Clip Art.

The Manage downloaded Clip Art screen is displayed.

4Select the images to delete.

To select all images, tap Select all.

5Tap Delete.

A message appears asking if you want to delete the selected images.

6Tap Delete.

Printing Options

You can choose to print multiple copies of the same label.

By default, each label is automatically cut after printing. However, you can choose to turn this auto-cut feature off. If you turn off the auto-cut feature, you can also choose whether or not to print cut marks between each label.

Printing a Series of Labels

You can create a series of labels by using autonumbering or by inserting day, month, or quarter names on your labels.

For more information about using these features, see

Using Auto-Numbering and Inserting Days, Months, or Quarters on page 10.

You cannot print multiple copies of a series of labels.

To print a series of labels

1Create a series of labels by using auto-numbering or by inserting day, month, or quarter names on your label.

2Press .

The Print preview screen appears.

3Swipe to the left or right to view each label in the series.

4Tap Print.

Printing Multiple Copies

You can print up to 49 copies of a single label at one time.

To print multiple copies

1Press .

The Print preview screen appears.

2Select the number of copies to print in the Number of copies box.

3Tap Print.

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Turning off Auto-Cut

When the auto-cut feature is turned on, each label is automatically cut after printing. This feature is on by default. However, you can turn off auto-cut.

To turn off auto-cut

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Label from the Settings list.

3Clear the Cut each label after printing check box.

Printing Cut Marks Between Labels

When auto-cut is off, you can choose to print a label separator cut mark between each label to indicate where the labels should be cut.

To print cut marks between labels

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Label from the Settings list.

3If necessary, clear the Cut each label after printing check box.

4Select the Print cut marks between labels check box.

Customizing Your Label Maker

Several options are available for customizing your label maker. You can choose the display language, label width, default font, and screen settings.

Changing the Language

You can change the display language for the label maker so that you can work in a language that is most familiar to you.

To change the language

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Language from the Settings list.

3Select the desired language from the Set language list, and then tap Done.

Changing the Label Width

Each time you insert a label cassette into the label maker, you are prompted to set the label width so the label maker knows what size label you are currently using. Some of the features available for designing labels depend on the width of the label. You can change the label width setting at any time, regardless of what label cassette is actually inserted in the label maker.

To change the label width

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Label from the Settings list.

3Select the width of the label currently inserted in the printer from the Label width list, and then tap Done.

The label in the Label Edit screen changes to the new width.

Changing the Default Font

You can select the default font type, size, and style to use for all your labels. You can easily change the font for individual labels from the Label Edit screen.

To change the default font

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Font from the Settings list.

3Select the font type, size, and style to use as the default font, and then tap Done.

Changing the Screen Settings

You can adjust the screen brightness and choose whether or not to show the clock when the label maker is in standby mode and the charging adapter is connected.

To change the screen brightness

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Screen from the Settings list.

3Under Screen brightness, move the slider right or left to increase or decrease the screen brightness.

4Tap Done.

To turn off the clock

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Screen from the Settings list.

3Clear the Show clock while charging check box, and then tap Done.

Working with User Accounts

You can create user accounts on the label maker for different users. Each user can then select their own default settings for the label maker.

Creating User Accounts

You can create up to five user accounts.

To create a user account

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Tap New user.

The User settings dialog box appears.

3Enter a name for the new user in the User name box.

4Select the settings for the new user.

See Changing User Settings on page 15 for information about selecting user settings.

5Tap Save.

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Changing User Settings

You can set the language, date and time format, units of measure, font, and word suggestion settings for each user individually.

To change user settings

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select the user to change the settings for, and then tap Settings.

3For each setting you want to make changes to, do the following:

a Select the setting to make changes to from the

User settings list.

b Make the desired changes to the selected setting.

4Tap Save.

Deleting User Accounts

When you no longer need a user account, you can delete that user account from the label maker.

You cannot delete the Default user account.

To delete a user account

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select the user to delete.

3Tap Delete.

A message appears asking if you want to delete the user.

4Tap Yes.

Maintaining Your Label Maker

Your label maker is designed to give you long and trouble-free service, while requiring very little maintenance.

Clean your label maker and calibrate the screen regularly to keep your label maker working properly.

Cleaning Your Label Maker

Clean your label maker regularly to keep it working properly.

To clean the touch screen

1Use a lint-free cloth to wipe the exterior of the printer and the touch screen.

Do not press on the touch screen with any hard object, such as a fingernail.

2If necessary, use ethanol to remove dirt and smudges.

Do not use alkaline detergents, including glass cleaner, nail polish remover, benzene, or other organic solvents.

To clean the print head

1Remove the label cassette.

2Remove the print head cleaning tool from inside the label compartment cover.

Print head cleaning tool

3Gently wipe the padded side of the tool across the print head.

Print head

Calibrating the Touch Screen

From time to time you may need to calibrate the touch screen display to keep it working properly.

To calibrate the screen

1Tap on the Home screen.

2Select Screen from the Settings list.

3Tap Calibrate screen.

4When prompted to start calibration, tap Start.

5Tap the center of each of the crosses as they appear on the screen.

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Using the Label Maker with

Your Computer

Your label maker can be used as a standalone label printer or you can print labels directly from your computer using DYMO Label™ software (requires

DYMO Label v.8.4 or later).

You can also use DYMO Label software to do the following:

Create and download labels by importing data from a number of standard database formats.

Download your own custom clip art to your label maker.

Manage labels and clip art on the label maker.

Installing DYMO Label Software

Do not connect the label maker to your computer until prompted by the installer.

To install the software on a Windows® system

1Download the latest version of DYMO Label software from the Support section of the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com.

2Close all open Microsoft Office applications.

3Double-click the Installer icon.

After a few seconds, the installation screen appears.

4Click Install and follow the instructions in the installer.

To install the software on a Mac OS® system

1Download the latest version of DYMO Label software from the Support section of the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com.

2Double-click the Installer icon and follow the onscreen instructions.

Connecting the Label Maker to Your Computer

The label maker connects to your computer using the USB connector located on the top of the label maker.

Do not connect the label maker to your computer until prompted by the installer.

To connect the label maker to your computer

1Plug the USB cable into the USB connector at the top of the label maker.

2Plug the other end of the USB cable into an available USB port on your computer.

3If necessary, press to turn on the label maker.

4If you have more than one DYMO label printer installed, do the following:

a Click the printer image in the DYMO Label software Print area.

All of the label printers that are installed on your computer are displayed.

b Select the LabelManager 500TS label maker.

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Using DYMO Label Software

The following figure shows some of the major features available in DYMO Label software.

Visually choose your label type and apply layouts.

Insert text, addresses, images, shapes, lines, barcodes, dates, and counters.

Store your favorite addresses or other data in the Address Book; automatically insert the data on your label.

Apply a

Capture an area of the

layout to a label.

screen to insert on your label.

 

 

 

 

Print a label.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select a label maker

Import and download labels, download clip

to print your labels.

art, and manage files on your label maker.

For complete details on using the software, refer to the online Help.

From the Help menu, you can view the following:

DYMO Label v.8 Help

DYMO Label v.8 User Guide

LabelManager 500TS User Guide

Viewing the Label Maker Status

The label maker status is displayed in the DYMO Label software Print area. The following table describes the possible states of the label maker.

Label maker is connected and battery pack is charging

Label maker is connected and battery pack is charging; printing is not possible

Label maker is connected and battery pack is not charging

Label maker is connected and battery pack is not charging; printing is not possible

Label maker is not connected or is turned off

Label maker is connected and there is a problem with the battery pack

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Troubleshooting

Review the following possible solutions if you encounter a problem while using your label maker.

Problem/Error Message

Solution

 

No display

Ensure the label maker is turned on.

 

 

Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack.

 

See Charging the Battery Pack.

 

 

 

Poor Print Quality

Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack.

 

See Charging the Battery Pack.

 

 

Clean the print head. See Cleaning Your Label Maker.

 

 

Ensure the label cassette is installed properly.

 

 

Replace the label cassette.

 

 

 

 

No label cassette inserted

Insert a label cassette.

 

 

 

 

Text exceeds printable area

Delete some or all of the buffer text.

 

 

Decrease the font size.

 

 

Select the Auto-fit text check box on the Font tab of the Label Edit screen.

 

Delete lines to fit on the label width.

 

 

Insert a wider label cassette.

 

 

 

Battery level is low

Attach the charging adapter to the label maker to recharge the battery pack.

 

See Charging the Battery Pack.

 

 

Ensure the battery pack is inserted correctly. See Inserting the Battery Pack.

 

Replace the battery pack.

 

 

 

 

Label jam

Remove jammed label; replace label cassette.

 

 

Clean cutter blade.

 

 

 

 

Cutter jam

Remove jammed label; replace label cassette.

 

 

Clean cutter blade.

 

 

 

Unable to print

Insert the battery pack and try again. See Inserting the Battery Pack.

 

 

 

How do I remove the backing from the label?

DYMO labels have an easy-to-peel split back.

 

 

1 Locate the split on the label backing.

Split label

 

 

2 Gently pinch the label lengthwise, folding toward the printed side of the label. The label backing will separate.

3 Carefully peel away the backing from the label.

If you need further assistance, visit the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com.

Documentation Feedback

We are constantly working to produce the highest quality documentation for our products. We welcome your feedback.

Send us your comments or suggestions about our user guides. Please include the following information with your feedback:

Product name, model number, and User Guide page number

Brief description of instructions that are inaccurate or unclear, areas where more detail is needed, and so on We also welcome your suggestions about additional topics you would like to see covered in the documentation. Send email messages to: documentation@dymo.com

Please keep in mind that this email address is only for documentation feedback. If you have a technical question, please contact Customer Support.

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Safety Precautions for Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery Pack

Inaccurate handling of a Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery may cause leakage, heat, smoke, an explosion, or fire. This could cause deterioration of performance or failure. This may also damage the protection device installed in the battery pack. This could damage equipment or injure users. Thoroughly follow the instructions below.

While Charging the Battery Pack Danger

When charging the battery pack, use dedicated chargers and follow the specified conditions.

Do not connect directly to an electric outlet or cigarette lighter charger.

Do not use or store battery pack close to fire or inside the car where temperature may be over 60°C (140°F).

Warning

Stop charging the battery pack if charging is not completed within the specified time.

Caution

Thoroughly read this User Guide before charging the battery pack.

Do not charge in a place that generates static electricity.

Battery pack can only be charged within 0°C~45°C (32°F~113°F) temperature range.

When Discharging the Battery Pack

Danger

Use the battery pack only in the specified equipment.

Do not use or store battery pack close to fire or inside the car where temperature may be over 60°C (140°F).

Caution

Do not charge in a place that generates static electricity.

Battery pack can only be used within -20°C~60°C (-4°F~140°F) temperature range.

Environmental Information

The equipment that you have bought requires the extraction and use of natural resources for its production. It may contain substances that are hazardous to health and the environment.

In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment, and to diminish the pressure on natural resources, we encourage you to use the appropriate take-back systems. These systems will reuse or recycle most of the materials of your end-of-life equipment in an environmentally sound way.

The crossed-bin symbol marked on your device indicates you should use these systems.

If you need more information on the collection, reuse, and recycling of this product, please contact your local or regional waste administration.

You can also contact DYMO for more information on the environmental performance of our products.

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