Dymo Label Manager PC User Manual

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User Guide

Declaration

of Conformity

DYMO Corporation

44 Commerce Road

Stamford, CT 06902-4561

Phone: (203) 355-9000

Fax: (203) 355-9090

Equipment Information

Description: Direct Thermal Printer

Model: LabelMANAGER PC (18949)

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC (Federal Communications Committee) rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try correcting the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Use shielded cables to connect this device to computers.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

You may find helpful the following booklet, prepared by the FCC: Interference Handbook. This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402-9325.

WARNING Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment and void the manufacturer’s warranty.

Certification This device has been tested and complies with the requirements of:

UL 1950

EN60950: Low Voltage Directive Product Safety

FCC Part 15 Class B

EN55022: Radiated and Conducted Emissions B

EN50082-1: Generic Immunity ESD, RF, and Transient Susceptibility

Copyright

Copyright © 2001 DYMO Corporation. All rights reserved. 12/01

Trademarks LabelWriter is a registered trademark of DYMO Corporation. DYMO is a registered trademark of Esselte Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective holders.

Contents

Chapter 1

 

Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing LabelMANAGER PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Registering the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

The LabelMANAGER PC Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Ordering Tape Cassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chapter 2

Making Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Designing a Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Printing Labels from a List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Printing from Other Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Chapter 3

Service and Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Cleaning the LabelMANAGER PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Troubleshooting the LabelMANAGER PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Contacting DYMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Appendix A

 

Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 1

Getting Started

The DYMO LabelMANAGER PC electronic labelmaker allows you to quickly print high-quality permanent labels directly from your PC. With your LabelMANAGER PC, you can create labels that include borders, graphics, formatted text, and date & time stamps. You can even print labels horizontally or vertically.

The LabelMANAGER PC also supports multi-label printing with the Smart Paste command. This feature allows you to print labels by copying multiple entries from a word processor, spreadsheet, or other type of program.

Installing LabelMANAGER PC

In addition to this User Guide, the LabelMANAGER PC is shipped with a Quick Start card. Follow the instructions in the Quick Start card to install the hardware and software.

Registering the Software

The first time you start the LabelMANAGER PC application, you will be asked to register the software. We highly recommend that you register your LabelMANAGER PC so that you can receive customer support, information on product updates, and special announcements from DYMO.

If you choose not to register the software at this time, you will be prompted the next several times you start the program. You can register the software at any time by selecting Register Now from the Help menu.

To register the software

1Select Register Now from the Help menu. The Welcome dialog box appears.

2Click Register Now.

The Registration Wizard appears.

3Complete all of the required fields on the registration form and click Next. Required fields are labeled in bold type.

4Answer the questions presented on the next two screens and click Next. The Registration dialog box appears.

5Choose to register over the Internet or print the registration form for mail or fax registration.

If you choose to register over the Internet, wait a few seconds while your information is transmitted to DYMO.

To register by mail or fax, click Print to print the completed registration form, and mail or fax the form to the location printed on the form.

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Getting Started

The LabelMANAGER PC Window

The LabelMANAGER PC is easy to learn because the main window consists of menus and toolbars similar to those of popular word processing programs.

This section summarizes the commands available to you. For more detailed information about a particular command, refer to the Help.

To start LabelMANAGER PC

Select Start > Programs > LabelMANAGER PC > LabelMANAGER PC.

The LabelMANAGER PC main window is displayed.

Standard Toolbar

Formatting Toolbar

Tape Settings Toolbar

Rulers

Text Area

File Menu

The following commands are available from the File menu.

 

 

 

 

 

Toolbar

Menu

Description

 

Icon

Command

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New

Clears the label text. If the label has been modified, prompts you to save the

 

 

 

changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open

Displays the Open File dialog box to select a label file to open. If the

 

 

 

current label has been modified and not saved, prompts you to save the

 

 

 

changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save

Saves the current label to disk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save As

Allows you to name the label prior to saving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printer Setup

Displays the Printer Setup dialog box and allows access to the Driver

 

 

 

Properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print

Prints the current label. The menu command displays a dialog box asking

 

 

 

how many copies to print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exit

Exits the program. If the current label has not been saved, prompts you to

 

 

 

save the changes.

 

 

 

 

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The LabelMANAGER PC Window

Edit Menu

The following commands are available from the Edit menu.

 

 

 

 

 

Toolbar

Menu

Description

 

Icon

Command

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undo

Undoes the last action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redo

Redoes the last action after an Undo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut

Cuts the selection to the clipboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy

Copies the selection to the clipboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paste

Pastes the clipboard contents onto the label.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Paste

Performs a multi-label paste. See “Printing Labels from a List” on page 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select All

Selects the entire contents of the label.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom

Zooms in or out on the current label.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options

Displays the Options dialog box.

 

 

 

 

Insert Menu The following commands are available from the Insert menu.

Toolbar

Menu

Description

Icon

Command

 

 

 

 

 

Symbol

Displays the Insert Symbol dialog box. See “Adding Special Characters” on

 

 

page 7.

 

 

 

 

Date &Time

Displays the Insert Date and Time dialog box. See “Adding a Date and Time

 

 

Stamp” on page 8.

 

 

 

 

Picture

Allows you to insert a picture from the clipboard or from a file. See “Adding

 

 

Graphics” on page 9.

 

 

 

Format Menu The following commands are available from the Format menu.

Menu Command

Description

 

 

Font

Allows you to apply a font to the selected text.

 

 

Borders

Allows you to add a border around the contents of the label and may reduce the

 

size of the text and graphics. See “Adding Borders” on page 7.

 

 

Tabs

Allows you to set tabs.

 

 

Tape Cassette Color

Allows you to select the tape cassette color combination currently in the printer

 

to provide optimal print quality. See “Tape Cassette Color Setting” on page 14.

 

 

Toolbars

Allows you to show or hide the Standard, Formatting, and Tape Settings

 

toolbars.

 

 

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Getting Started

Help Menu The following commands are available from the Help menu.

Menu Command

Description

 

 

Contents

Displays the Help Table of Contents.

 

 

Help Index

Displays the Help Index.

 

 

Register Now

Displays the Electronic Registration page.

 

 

About

Displays the current version of the software.

 

 

Ordering Tape Cassettes

The LabelMANAGER PC uses DYMO D1 tape cassettes. The tape cassettes are available in 1/4” (6 mm), 3/8” (9 mm), 1/2” (12 mm), 3/4” (18 mm), and 1” (24 mm) widths, and come in a variety of colors.

For a complete list of D1 tapes and the names of dealers who sell the tapes, visit the DYMO Web site at www.dymo.com or call DYMO Sales. See “Contacting DYMO” on page 19.

Getting Help

The LabelMANAGER PC software includes extensive Help. At times in this manual, you will be directed to the Help for more detailed discussion or instructions on various topics.

To access the Help

1Select Contents or Help Index from the Help menu.

2Select the topic you want to read about.

The Help can also be accessed by pressing F1 in most windows and dialog boxes to display context-sensitive help.

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Chapter 2

Making Labels

The LabelMANAGER PC can print your labels horizontally or vertically with text in a variety of fonts, sizes, and styles. You can add borders, graphics, and special characters. You can also add a date and time stamp to your labels.

This chapter will give you an overview of creating and printing labels with LabelMANAGER PC. For more information on any of these features, refer to the Help.

Designing a Label

The instructions in the Quick Start card showed you how to print your first label. In this section, we will show you how to print a label that needs to fit a file folder tab. You can format the label text and then save the label for future use.

When designing a label, the first items to consider are the width of the label tape onto which you will print and the length of the area where you will place the label. For this example, we will create a label that will fit on a file folder tab. The total label length must be no more than 3 1/2” (8.5 cm) and we will print on label tape with a width of 1/2” (12 mm).

To create a label

1Start the LabelMANAGER PC program. The main window appears.

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