LabelVision Classic: Specifications

DESIGN MODULE

Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 (or later), Windows 95 or Windows NT.
  • 80386 or better PC compatible with at least 4MB total memory.
  • Graphics display adapter.
  • Parallel port.
  • Hard disk with at least 7MB available disk space.
  • Mouse.
  • MS-DOS version 3.1 or greater.
User Interface
  • True WYSIWYG design. Label is displayed and edited exactly as it prints.
  • Intuitive click-and-drag, point-and-shoot access to all functions.
  • Completely menu driven. All functions are available from the menu.
  • Many actions have shortcut keys for advanced users.
  • On-screen tool ribbon for the most common functions.
Editing Features
  • Display and snap to user-defined Grid.
  • Units of measurement: inches, centimeters, or printer dots.
  • On-screen ruler with 5, 8, 10 or 16 divisions.
  • Variable zoom level from 20 to 400%.
  • Completely configurable workspace.
  • Settings are saved for next session.
  • Undelete most recent deletion.
  • Select groups of objects for move, copy, delete and align operations.
  • Trim lines feature for clean line intersections with no overhang.
  • Mouse support for draw, move, copy and edit actions.
  • Each object may be rotated to four orientations.
Text and Bar Codes
  • Supports "native" fonts and bar codes of printer.
  • Prints any Windows TrueType font on certain LaserJet, Zebra, Fargo and DATAMAX printers.
  • Text can be left, center or right aligned.
  • Can word-wrap text into multi-line paragraphs. Supported bar codes: Code 39, Straight 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128 (A, B, C, SCC-14, SSCC-18 and Auto), UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, Codabar and PDF 417.
  • Adjustable bar code ratio, check digits, human readable characters, and module width.
  • Data may be assigned during design (constant) or filled in at run-time (input fields.)
  • Input fields and constants can be strung together (concatenated.)
  • Auto-incrementing or decrementing numeric, alphabetic or alphanumeric counters. Counter values can be saved to file or reset each time label is printed.
Page Layout
  • WYSIWYG display of page layout as parameters change.
  • Multiple labels across and down on the same page.
  • Adjustable margins and space between labels.
  • Label may be designed right-side up and printed in any orientation.
Graphics
  • Graphics in PCX and BMP format can be read at design time or at print time.
  • Graphics may be pasted from Windows clipboard.
  • Interactively resize, rotate, or crop graphics.
Preparation for printing
  • Automatic line breaking for printers that do not support overlapping lines.
  • Invoke print package with single keystroke or menu option.
  • Labels can be converted from one printer to another, with warning for unsupported features in the destination printer.
DOS MODULES

Requirements
  • Any IBM PC or compatible computer with at least 540K of memory.
  • Parallel port.
  • MS-DOS version 3.1 or greater.

User Interface

  • Follows Common User Access (CUA) standard (Windows-like).
  • A mouse is supported, but not required.
  • User interface may be disabled for batch file printing.
PRINT MODULE

Printing
  • On-demand or batch mode printing.
  • Multiple printers may be connected to the same computer, with automatic or manual selection of destination printer.
  • Supports various print densities for many printers.
  • Takes advantage of built-in format and graphic storage and auto-incrementing serial numbers for many printers to speed printing process.
  • Can print to any serial or parallel port, or to file. Can optionally check status messages from many printers.
  • Print speed and darkness can be set on a per-label basis.
Supported Printers
  • C.Itoh CT-40 and CT-60
  • Epson LQ series dot matrix
  • Fargo Prodigy, Prodigy Plus, Allegro
  • DATAMAX Prodigy Max, DMX 400, DMX 430, DMX 600 and DMX 800
  • HP LaserJet Series II and compatible
  • Printronix IGP Printronix QMS Magnum Code V Version 1
  • Sato M-8400 and M-8450
  • Zebra Z-90, Z-91, Z-95, Z-105, Z-105S, Z-130, Z-140, Z-160S, Z-170, Z-220, Z-221, Stripe S-300, Stripe S-500 and the Xi series.
DATABASE
  • Uses dBase III / IV (.DBF) compatible data files. Can share databases and indexes on a network.
  • Supports multiple dBase .NDX index files (dBase .MDX files are not supported). Indexes are used to sort records or speed record selection.
  • Database Structure Editor creates new databases, restructures existing ones, defines default prompts, and creates indexes.
  • Database Browser adds, edits, deletes and searches for database records. Any number of database files can be browsed simultaneously (limited by DOS and available memory.)
  • Report Editor creates and prints tabular reports on dBase databases, with user-definable header, footer and page numbering.
APPLICATION GENERATOR
  • Application Editor creates custom label printing applications.
  • Records of a dBase file or ASCII text file may be retrieved based on a condition.
  • Unlimited cross referencing between databases, allowing values in one database to be used to lookup records in another database.
  • Records of a dBase file or ASCII text file may be grouped together, allowing multiple records to appear on a single label.
  • Supports point-and-shoot dBase or ASCII text file record selection by operator at print time.
  • File name of labels, databases, ASCII text files, sequence numbers, and graphics can be determined at print time.
  • Operator input supports user-definable prompts and various data types.
  • Powerful Paradox-like input and output pictures may be used to mask data.
  • Data can be received from the serial (communications) port, allows input from electronic scales or other computers.
  • Label data can be transmitted across a NetBIOS compatible network. Sequence numbers may be incrementing or decrementing, with user-defined start, end and increment values.
  • Sequence number values are stored in dBase files, and may be edited with Database Browser.
  • Three formats of ASCII text files are supported: delimited (Lotus-style), fixed column width (mainframe-style) and single record per file.
  • Applications can call other DOS programs, passing data from any database or operator input. Output from DOS programs can be captured in file and used in application.
  • Provided DOS utilities allow logging for audit trails and automatic printing of data from mainframe computer.
  • When calling other applications or DOS shell, program is swapped to EMS memory or disk, requiring only 5K of main memory.
  • Labels may be printed based on a condition. Allows specification of label format from database or operator input.
  • Repeat counters allow repetition of a label or group of labels. Useful for box numbering ("1 of 4", "2 of 4", etc.) .
MENU EDITOR
  • Menu Editor creates custom menus, which can invoke LabelVision or other programs. Menu actions may be password protected.
  • Menu run-time included .

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