How can I adjust the label position and number of labels in Safe-Labels?

Answer: The newest release of Safe-Labels utilizes the power Report Builder which has been in use with ExpressMaintenance and ExpressRequest for the last several years.

The Safe-Labels Report Builder is a very powerful report building engine that allows users to customize and produce their own reports.  Below are some common questions that relate to using the report builder with Safe-Labels.  To learn more general and in-depth information about the Report Builder see the Report Builder category of the knowledge base.

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How can I adjust the number of copies of a label to print?

You can easily adjust the number of copies of a label to print by taking the following steps.

1. Run the desired report that generates the labels.

2. Click on the Design tab at the top of the report screen.

3. Turn on the Report Tree if not already on.  Click on View / Toolbars / Report Tree

4. Click on the Detail band of the report.

5. Look at the Detail band properties in the Report Tree and locate the BandsPerRecord property.  Set the property value to the desired number of labels as shown below.  Note you can save the report and the value will be saved.

Set BandsPerRecord to adjust the number of copies you want of the same label.

How can I adjust the starting position of a label to print?

You can easily adjust the starting position of label printing by taking the following steps.

1. Run the desired report that generates the labels.

2. Click on the Design tab at the top of the report screen.

3. Turn on the Report Tree if not already on.  Click on View / Toolbars / Report Tree

4. Click on the Detail band of the report.

5. Look at the Detail band properties in the Report Tree and locate the PrintPosition property.  Set the property value to the desired starting position on the sheet of labelsas shown below.  Note you can save the report and the value will be saved.

 

Set the PrintPosition property to adjust the starting position of label printing.

How can I create a report for a different style label?

You can easily adjust an existing report to a new layout or you can start over with a new report.

To start over with a new report, take the following steps.

1. Run the desired report that generates the labels.

2. Click on the Design tab at the top of the report screen.

3. Click on the menu options File / New.

4. Double click on the Label Templates

5. Follow the steps to select the desired label format.

6. Place the objects on the screen as desired.  Note: You can select and copy the objects from the previous report and paste them in the detail band of the new report.

 

To adjust an existing report to a new desired layout take the following steps.

1. Run the desired report that generates the labels.

2. Click on the Design tab at the top of the report screen.

3. Click on the menu options File / Page Setup.

4. Click on the Layout tab.

5. Adjust the Columns, Column Width and Column Positions as desired.  You may also need to adjust the Margins and Paper Size.

6. Save the report to the new desired report name.

 

Use the Page Setup option to adjust for other label sizes.

To learn more about the Report Builder – click here.