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Description

Labels can be used to print out a host of different types of labels depending on how you configure the Label properties. You can create mailing labels, name tags, or any other generic type of labels. You can use standard Avery label sheets, or specify your own dimensions. When the Labels component is selected, the label size and spacing can be set in the Labels Attributes area of the Configure Labels tab in the Property Inspector. The size of the Labels component automatically update based on the values in the Label Attributes area.  There are more properties in under the Properties tab that you can set to customize your labels.

When creating labels, all you have to do is create one template label which is always the top-left label in the component. To edit the label itself, super-select the template label to add Text ShapesData Keys or Keychain ExpressionsImages or Barcodes. After you create your template, go to the Preview Panel and the you'll see all the labels will be populated with your data. Keep in mind that any data keys or expressions within the Label component are driven by the Data Key configured in the component.

Labels Properties

In the Property Inspector, use the Configure Labels tab to configure your table. Here is a list of all the Label properties and their descriptions.

Configure Labels Tab

Property

Description

Data Key

Name of DataSet that will populate the labels.

Label Formatting

Choose from a list of Avery Label Formats, or create a custom sized label.

Rows/Columns

Defines the number of rows and columns on the page.

Label Width/Height

Width and height of labels in pixels.

Spacing Width/Height

Distance between labels on the page in pixels.

Labels Properties TabPropertyDescriptionCategory

Dataset KeyDataset key for labels.Labels
ColumnsNumber of label columns.Labels
Label HeightHeight of each label in pixels.Labels
Label WidthWidth of each label in pixels.Labels
RowsNumber of label rows.Labels
Spacing HeightSpacing between label rows.Labels
Spacing WidthSpacing between label columns.Labels
FillIf true, the shape will fill its space with color.Stroke and Fill
Fill ColorIf fill is selected, the color that will fill its shape.Stroke and Fill
OpacityHow opaque the fill color is between, 0 and 1.Stroke and Fill
Stroke StyleWhat style of stroke or border to use: Hidden, Shape Outline, Border, or Double. To learn more about stroke styles,
refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.
Stroke and Fill
StrokeDetails for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.Stroke and Fill
RollNumber of degrees this shape is rotated clockwise.Basic Properties
Scale X

Amount to scale the width of the shape. 1 is scale to 100%.

Basic Properties
Scale YAmount to scale the height of the shape. 1 is scale to 100%.Basic Properties
VisibleIf true, the shape will be visible.Basic Properties
WidthWidth of the shape in pixels.Basic Properties
HeightHeight of the shape in pixels.Basic Properties
XHorizontal distance in pixels between the left edge of this shape and the left edge of the page.Basic Properties
YVertical distance in pixels between the upper edge of this shape and the top edge of the page.Basic Properties
Text Properties
Text PropertiesPropertyDescriptionCategory

TextText to display in the shape.Text Properties
Text ColorColor of the text.Text Properties
Character SpacingAmount of extra spacing to add between characters. Negative spacing makes characters closer together.Text Properties
Coalesce NewlinesIf true, consecutive line breaks will be merged into one.Text Properties
FontFont to use for the text.Text Properties
Horizontal AlignmentHorizontal Alignment for text: Left; Right: Center; Full.Text Properties
Line SpacingSpacing between lines of text. 1 is single spacing, 2 is double spacing, etc.Text Properties
MarginMargin between texts and bounds of shape in pixels. Format is Top: Left: Bottom; Right.Text Properties
Overflow BehaviorHow text that overflows the bounds of the shape should be handled.
  • Paginate - text is pushed to the next page if the number of characters exceed the shape.
  • Shrink text to fit - text fits into the shape, and the font is smaller when previewed or printed.
  • Grow row - text fits into the shape, and shows when the shape is expanded, 
    previewed, or printed.
Text Properties
UnderlinedIf true, use underlined text.Text Properties
Vertical Alignment

Vertical alignment for text: Top; Middle; Bottom.

Text Properties
Date FormatFormats to use for dates in this shape. View available format strings in the dropdown.Data Key and Format Properties
Null FormatFormats to use for null values in this shape.Data Key and Format Properties
Number FormatFormats to use for numbers in this shape. View available format strings in the dropdown.Data Key and Format Properties
Negative in RedIf true, show negative numbers in red.Data Key and Format Properties
FillIf true, the shape will fill its space with color.Stroke and Fill
Fill colorIf Fill is selected, the color that will fill the shape.Stroke and Fill

Opacity

How opaque the fill color is, between 0 and 1.Stroke and Fill
Stroke StyleWhat style of stroke or border to use: Hidden, Shape Outline, Border, or Double. To learn more about stroke styles, refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.Stroke and Fill
Stroke

Details for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.

Stroke and Fill
RadiusAmount to radius the corners of this shape.Rectangle
RollAmount to radius the corners of this shape.Basic Properties
Scale XAmount to scale the width of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.Basic Properties
Scale YAmount to scale the height of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.Basic Properties
VisibleIf true, the shape will be visible.Basic Properties
WidthWidth of this shape in pixels.Basic Properties
HeightHeight of this shape in pixels.Basic Properties
XHorizontal distance in pixels between the left edge of this shape and the left edge of the pageBasic Properties
YVertical distance in pixels between the upper edge of this shape and the top edge of the page.Basic Properties
Example

Name Tags with Logo


Label Dataset
AttendeeName, Title, CompanyName
Jennifer Stewart, Marketing Manager, ABC Company
John Doe, Communications Director, Paint Company
Sally Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Pure Water
Howard Hunter, Engineer, Sticker Shock
Alice Honey, Control Specialist, Signs and More
Rocky Rooney, Event Planner, All Occasions 
Gracie Moon, Engineering Specialist, Lighting Comany
Candy Miller, Designer, Speciality Cards
Jimmy Rush, Marketing Specialist, Vegan Foods
Valerie Rain, Landscape Designer, Elegant Landscapes


Configure Labels TabPropertyValue

Dataset KeyAttendee Data
Label FormattingCustom
Rows5
Columns2
Label Width2 pixels
Label Height131 pixels
Spacing Width22 pixels
Spacing Height12 pixels


Label TemplatePropertyValue

ImageImage Management > Builtin/icons/24/user3.png
Text

AttendeeName - Bold and Italic

Font18


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