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EASYLABEL® 6

Version 6.2.2.1864

Released: 4/1/2016

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Tharo V-425ETharo V-434E

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 or higher. This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Windows Printers and Minimum Label Size
The minimum label width and height has been reduced to 1mm. (bug# 1132)

2. Code128 Barcodes and Weighted Mod 10 Check Digit
Added support for weighted mod 10 (2-1-2) check digit calculation for Code 128 barcodes. (bug# 1165 & 1237)

3. Intermec Printers and Present Sensor
Fixed a problem where an incorrect command was sent to enable or disable the label taken (present) sensor. (bug# 1168)

4. Intermec Reset Command
Changed the reset command from a “hard” reset (printer restart) to a “soft” reset which is processed much faster. (bug# 1169)

5. TSC Printers Missing USB Option
The option to select a USB port was missing from the TTP-243 Pro and TTP-342 Pro printers. This has been corrected. (bug#1181)

6. Tharo Printers and “Bypass Flash”
When using the “Bypass Flash” option the printer driver was still querying memory contents to see which files were present in the printer. This memory query was unnecessary and has been removed. (bug# 1196)

7. cab Printers and Minimum Label Width
The XC4/300 has a minimum print width of 24mm. The XC6/300 has a minimum print width of 46mm. The previous minimum for both of these printers was 50mm. (bug# 1208)

8. Tharo Printers and Missing Mod 10 Check Digit
When adding a Mod 10 check digit to a barcode whose source of data is copied from another field, the check digit was missing from the barcode. This has been corrected. (bug# 1215)

9. SQL Database with Column Type “Image”
If an SQL database has column with a data type of “Image”, this could cause crashes in EASYLABEL, even if the column was never referenced. This has been fixed. (bug# 1216)

10. Formatted Text Fields
In some very rare cases of a text field formatted with one of the “Price” formatting options, EASYLABEL may crash when the format is opened. This has been corrected. (bug# 1221)

11. Zebra 170Xi4 300DPI
The Zebra 170Xi4 300DPI printer was missing the “Label Offset” option in the format definition screen. This has been fixed. (bug# 1223)

12. Optimization for Windows Printers
Several changes have been made to drastically reduce the time it takes to queue jobs for Windows printers. Labels containing many text fields will see the most benefit. (bug# 1226)

13. Tharo Printers Memory Card
Corrected several problems with the memory card: downloading the same file multiple times; unable to delete a file off of the memory card; and unable to upload a format file. (bug#1227)

14. Tharo Printers and Ethernet Interface
In some cases when sending data to the printer via the Ethernet interface, an “Error 0” would appear in the print queue. This could happen while downloading large font files, or sending many graphic images to the printer. This has been fixed. (bug# 1228)

15. History Logging of Users
When using the Print History options to enable logging of user events, an error message may be displayed when the event is logged to the database. This has been corrected. (bug# 1232)

16. EASYLABEL Multi-User
In some cases, Multi-User might not start correctly, even though the license server is running and the license key is visible. This has been corrected. (bug 1236)

17. Tharo Printers and Composite Barcodes
When printing certain barcodes that include a 2D composite component and requesting barcode interpretation (human readable of the linear component), the printer might give an error or the barcode might not print correctly. This has been fixed. (bug# 1240)

18. Job Separator Labels
When using a label format file as a job separator instead of just a blank label, then the number of job separator labels was wrong. This has been fixed. (bug# 1193)

19. Overlapping Fields
When text or barcode fields overlapped a shape or picture field, the text or barcode should always have been on top. This has been fixed so that the screen display always shows the correct layering of the fields. (bug# 1154)

20. New GHS Languages
Added the following new languages to the supplied GHS database: Arabic (AR), Chinese (ZH), Croation (HR), Indonesian (ID), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Malay (MS), Norwegian (NO), Russian (RU), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR). (bug# 1186)

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Version 6.2.1.1834

Released: 9/29/2015

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Tharo H-427+Tharo H-435+
Tharo T-4210Tharo T-4307
Tharo T-4604System Wave BP860i
System Wave BP1600iGodex ZX1200i
Godex ZX1300iGodex ZX1600i

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 or higher. This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Windows 8 Print Queue Crash
Corrected a problem where the print queue printer status window sometimes caused a program crash. This happened when the printer was paused, and then un-paused.

2. Windows Printers and Barcode Positioning
Fixed a problem where barcodes might print in the wrong position on labels designed for Windows printers.

3. Windows Printers and Multiple Labels Per Page
In the case of printing multiple labels per page, and the batch count was not a multiple of the labels per page, then extra pages were sometimes printed. A new option has been added to the label settings called “Print Job Per Batch”. Enable this option if your Windows printer driver has this problem.

4. Invisible Barcode Check Digit
The barcode wizard creates invisible barcode fields that are used in the process of creating the final label barcode. It was not possible to copy the check digit of these invisible fields, as they did not appear as a source for copy/link. This has been corrected.

5. Windows Printers and Label Background Color
For labels designed for Windows printers that used a label background color, sometimes only one label was printed regardless of the number selected in the print request screen. This has been fixed.

6. Embedded Graphic Images
Corrected a problem where the embedded graphic image of a picture field could be deleted. This occurred if the original image was not available when the format was edited and then saved.

7. Check For Upgrades
Added a “Check for Upgrades” item to the “Help” menu. When this item is selected it launches an application to check the EASYLABEL key and version numbers. The application provides web links to download the latest EASYLABEL version.

8. Tharo H-series Incrementing and Header/Trailer
If a field has incrementing or decrementing, and the field has an added header and/or trailer, then incorrect data is printed on the label. This has been fixed.

9. System Wave Printers and Kanji Fonts
For the System Wave CLS-400DT printer added the following Kanji fonts: 16x16 dots, 24x24 dots, 32x32 dots, and 48x48 dots. For the System Wave KSW-502Pi, KSW-503Pi, KSW-DT2, and KSW-DT4 printers added the following Kanji fonts: 16x16 dots and 24x24 dots.

10. Tharo H-Series and Text Centering
If a label format is designed for downloading to a memory card, and text fields have the “Center/Justify” option set to “Centered” or “Right Justified” the text would print left justified. This happened when printing the format without downloading to the printer. This has been corrected.

11. Using “Time” as Source Of Data
If a text field has the source of data set to “Time”, and the field is using a custom format string, then sometimes the field would appear as the format string instead of the current time. This has been corrected.

12. Tharo H-Series and Copying/Linking Codabar or NW7
When copying or linking a Codabar or NW7 barcode into another Codabar or NW7, the start/stop characters were missing from the barcode and the human readable. This has been corrected.

13. Toshiba/TEC Printers and USB
When printing via USB port to a Toshiba/TEC printer, jobs would not print and the job would stay in the queue until cancelled. If the job was cancelled then it would print. This has been corrected.

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Version 6.2.0.1811

Released: 1/30/2015

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
cab A6+/200IntermecPM23c 203Intermec PM23c 300Intermec PM23c 406Intermec PM43 203
Intermec PM43 300Intermec PM43 406Intermec PM43c 203Intermec PM43c 300Intermec PM43c 406
Intermec PM4I 406Intermec PX4I 406Printronix T2N 203Printronix T2N 300System Wave BP700i
System Wave BP730iSato CL4NX-2Sato CL4NX-3Sato CL4NX-6Zebra GT800
Zebra ZT410 203Zebra ZT410 300Zebra ZT410 600Zebra ZT420 203Zebra ZT420 300

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 or higher. This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Database Editor and ALT+n keys
In the EASYLABEL database editor when editing a database record in form view, it was difficult to enter an extended character using the ALT key and the number keys. Entering ALT+2 for example opened the file browse window. This has been corrected so that extended characters can be entered using the ALT+nnn format.

2. Multi-Source Barcodes and Function Characters
The control code list showed function characters (Function 1, etc.) but if these were selected, they could not be added to the field data segments list. This has been corrected.

3. GS1 DataBar
Corrected the name for GS1 DataBar wherever it appeared in the menu and barcode wizard.

4. ActiveX Memory Leak
Fixed a possible memory leak in the EASYLABEL ActiveX server.

5. History Logging Crash
Fixed a crash if history logging is enabled and set to log changes to formats, and the logging database server is not available when a format is saved.

6. Tharo H-Series Printers
If a format designed for the Tharo H-Series printer is set for memory download, the increment/decrement types are restricted to only those available in the printer.

7. Tharo H-Series DataMatrix Symbol
If a DataMatrix symbol has a linked “time” field, then the time will update properly. Previously, the time was linked as a fixed text string. This only works correctly if the DataMatrix contains no carriage-return characters (CR or ASCII 13).

8. Sato Printers and Date Offsets
Is some cases where a label had an increment/decrement field and also a date field using an offset, labels would be sent to the printer one at a time. This has been fixed so that the print job is sent as one batch. This requires the use of the special “*!USECLOCK” comment as described in the “Sato Datamatrix Enhancements” in the 6.1.0.1765 release notes below.

9. Print History Console
In the login screen of the Print History Console, in some languages there was some text overlap, making the prompts hard to read. This has been corrected.

10. Print Job Label Count
Editing a print job that is in the EASYLABEL print queue (to change the destination printer, for example), would reset the label counts back to the last used label count. This should not occur and has been corrected.

11. Datamax Printers and Width Command
The label width command was not being sent to some Datamax printers that require it. This has been fixed.

12. Datamax Media Sensor Type
Corrected a problem where the sensor type (reflective or see-through) might not be recognized if the printer was previously using continuous media.

13. User Sign-On Error
In some rare cases where “User Signon Required” was enabled, EASYLABEL would crash if the user had certain authorizations enabled and user logging was turned on. This has been fixed.

14. New Flip Override Option
Added a new option to the printer configuration (for printers that support a hardware flip command) to change how labels are flipped when sent to that printer. The new option allows the selection of: no change, never flip, toggle flip, or always flip. This option is useful in cases where there is a mixed environment of left-handed and right-handed print engines. This option can be enabled for one set of printers so that existing label formats can be used without changing the flip option in the label format file.

15. Sato Fonts CG Times and CG Triumvirate
When converting label formats from one Sato printer to a different Sato printer model, fonts might not be converted correctly. This happens with the CG Times and CG Triumvirate Sato internal fonts. These two fonts were converted to a different Sato font. This problem has been corrected.

16. Print History Console
The Print History Console and the EASYLABEL history logging feature did not work properly when set to use an international date format (something other than MM-DD-YYYY). This problem has been corrected and all international date formats should be able to be displayed in the Print History Console.

17. Label Format Change History
In some cases garbage text was displayed in the “Reason” column in the Format Change History screen. This sometimes happened if no text was entered for the change reason when the format was saved.

18. Embedded Graphic Images
When saving a format that has picture fields with the “embed graphic image” turned on, the image will be resaved in the format. This fixes the problem where if the image has changed, but the name is the same, the old embedded image was not updated. If the format was sent to a different computer, then the old image would appear. Images are now updated every time that the format is saved.

19. Large Embedded Graphic Images
In the case of embedding a large graphic image into a label format file, subsequent editing of the picture field might cause errors or label corruption. This has been corrected.

20. Full Print Queue
In the rare case that the print queue was completely full and there was no room to add a new print job, print drivers might freeze and stop printing, or EASYLABEL might crash. This has been corrected.

21. Print History Console
Corrected a problem where label formats with blank field names causes problems in the Print History Console. Sometimes fields might show the wrong value or errors might be displayed, such as “Picture File Error”, when the label preview image was being updated.

22. TEC Printer Bar Code Ratio
Added the ability to select 2.5:1 bar width ratio for the Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode. This applies to all TEC printers supported by EASYLABEL.

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Version 6.1.0.1765

Released: 1/10/2014

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
cab Hermes+ 2/300cab XD4T/300cab A4+T/300cab A4+T/600Datamax E-4204B Mark III
Datamax E-4204B Mark IIIDatamax E-4205A Mark IIIDatamax E-4206P Mark IIIDatamax E-4206L Mark IIIDatamax E-4304B Mark III
Datamax E-4305A Mark IIITTP-Datamax E-4305P Mark IIIProDatamax E-4305L Mark IIIDatamaxE-4205e Mark IIDatamax E-4304e Mark II
Godex EZ-2050Godex EZ-2150Godex EZ-2250iGodex EZ-2350iGodex RT700
Godex RT730Godex RT200Godex RT230Godex G300Godex G330
 Godex G500 Godex G530 Godex EZ-1105 Godex EZ-1305 Godex EZPi-1200
 Godex EZPi-1300 Godex RT700i Godex RT730iGodex RT200i Godex RT230i
 Godex HD90 System Wave CL-S400DT System Wave KSW-1500Plus System Wave KSW-1800Plus System Wave KSW-502Pi
 System Wave KSW-503Pi System Wave KSW-DT2 System Wave KSW-DT4 Zebra ZE500-4 203Zebra ZE500-6 203
 Zebra ZE500-6 300 Zebra GC420d Zebra GC420t Zebra 105SL Plus 203 Zebra 105SL Plus 300

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.*

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 or higher. This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Japanese Characters in User Log
Fixed a problem where Japanese characters in the user log appeared fine on the screen but did not print correctly.

2. VoiceCode fields
Corrected a problem where in some cases a VoiceCode field would print as a black box. Also fixed problem of VoiceCode fields not appearing in the label preview of the EASYLABEL Net Print Server web application.

3. Net Print Server and Wibu Keys
The EASYLABEL Net Print Server will now recognize and use the Reseller Wibu key. This allows resellers to demonstrate the product with full functionality. The Net Print Server will still run in demonstration (demo) mode without a key attached. This mode has reduced features compared to a version using a valid key.

4. Net Print Server and Databases
The Net Print Server now shows a drop down selection list for each database key field. This makes it much easier to select the proper record for database printing. The print request screen also has the option of entering an SQL “WHERE” clause to select records in the same manner as in EASYLABEL.

5. Net Print Server Label Folders
Added an option to enter a specific folder name for each user. This allows different users to be given different lists of labels to select from. Also added the option of showing the user the labels from the “system” folder. These options allow for more control over the labels shows to each user.

6. Net Print Server Default Printer
If a label format has a default printer name defined, the Net Print Server will use this value to set the default printer in the print request screen.

7. Net Print Server Prompt order
Fixed a problem in the Net Print Server where the order of variable fields (“when printed” or database keys) may be different than the order shown in EASYLABEL.

8. Net Print Server Label Preview
Fixed a problem where the label preview image for some label formats was displayed as a black box.

9. Net Print Server History Logging
Fixed a problem where the printing of labels was not logged to the label history database. If history logging is enabled in the EASYLABEL configuration, then Net Print Server will log the requested history data.

10. Sato Datamatrix Enhancements
Added a special option to the Sato driver to allow for certain printer clock commands to be used in a Datamatrix symbol. To enable this special option, in the comment for the Datamatrix field, use *!USECLOCK as the comment text. If the Datamatrix field uses linked data, then the *!USECLOCK must also be present in the date/time field used in the link.

11. Sato and Date/Time Offsets
Corrected a problem where an offset using a field name would never use printer clock commands, even if the offset could have been done in the printer.

12. Datamax Recalibration
On some Datamax printers, using the “Recalibrate” function in the EASYLABEL printer status screen would cause EASYLABEL to crash. This has been corrected.

13. Datamax Font Download
Fixed a problem with some Datamax printers where fonts that were downloaded as a “bitmap font” might not print correctly. The default font download option is now “Graphic Image”. This was changed to enhance print speed and printer compatibility.

14. Login Password Length
Corrected a problem where not all characters of a password could be entered when signing into the EASYLABEL application.

15. Copying the Check Digit of an Invisible Barcode
Using the @ function to copy the check digit of a barcode did not work correctly if the barcode was an invisible barcode created by the barcode wizard. This has been fixed.

16. Godex Printer Status
Corrected a problem in the Godex printer driver when the printer returned a shorter status reply than expected.

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Version 6.0.1.1724

Released: 8/14/2013

The following printer families are supported:

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 or higher. This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. If Custom Formatting was applied to a field it was not always written to the Print History Console correctly. This has been corrected.

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Version 6.0.0.1722

Released: 8/5/2013

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
TSC TTP-2410M ProTTP-346M ProTTP-644M Pro

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 or higher. This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Print History Console
EASYLABEL now features an extensive reporting, logging and label reprint application called the Print History Console. The Print History Console provides a central location for your EASYLABEL reports and logs. Multiple copies of EASYLABEL can connect to one Print History Database allowing for centralized logging and reporting.

2. RFID Enhancements
Added the ability to read and write from the “user memory” bank. Full support for 32-bit lock and access passwords for EPC, password, and user memory banks. These features are only available on some printer models.

3. Sato Clock Enhancements
Added the option of using the new WU command to use printer clock in text and barcodes.

4. LabelCom
Increased the number of fields that can be extracted from the data sent by the device. This fixes a crash that can occur when defining more than 9 extract fields. A warning is displayed if there are too many extract fields.

5. Zebra Printer Downloading Formats
Added the ability to download a format file to Zebra printers. The downloaded format can be recalled by sending the generated replace file to the printer. The replace file can include the new label data to be merged with the downloaded template to create the final printed label(s).

6. Windows Printers
When printing in “demo” mode on sheets that contained multiple labels, the starting position and number of labels might not be correct. This problem has been fixed.

7. TEC Printers and USB
Added support for USB ports when using TEC printers. This allows for using USB-parallel and USB-serial converter cables.

8. Paragraph Text Fields
When a paragraph text field had the header or trailer option selected, the field did not print correctly. This has been corrected.

9. Sato and Database FMTNAME
When using Sato printers and printing formats that use a database with the FMTNAME option, sometimes incorrect data would be printed on the labels. This has been fixed.

10. VoiceCode Fields
Fixed problem of VoiceCode fields not being in the correct orientation after the label format is rotated.

11. Sato Driver Fix
In some rare cases, the Sato printer driver used the wrong printer command for a Code-128 barcode. This has been fixed.

12. Sato Month Abbreviations
Added support for the Sato MMM date command so that abbreviated month names can be done in the printer. Previously, these were sent as fixed text fields.

13. Zebra Datamatrix and Function 1
Corrected a problem on Zebra printers where a Function 1 character in a Datamatrix symbol would not be encoded correctly.

14. Barcode Wizard Check Digit
The Barcode Wizard was missing the option of adding a Mod 10 check digit to some application identifiers (AI’s). This has been corrected.

15. Missing Application Identifers / Components
The Barcode Wizard was missing application identifiers 357 and 8200. The application identifiers 337, 390, 391, 392, and 393 were missing a component to specify the decimal position.

16. Application Identifier Length
Corrected the lengths of several Application Identifiers to allow for all the data to be entered.

17. Novexx / Avery Dennison
In some cases of converting formats from other printer models to work with a Novexx or Avery Dennison printer, text fields would print very large. This has been corrected.

18. Tharo H-Series and Datamatrix
Fixed a problem where a Datamatrix symbol that was created using a linked incremented field would not increment correctly.

19. Tharo H-Series Date Field Formatting
In some cases where a formatted date field was copied or linked to another field, the formatting was not applied. This has been corrected.

20. Japanese Characters in Reports
When printing a format tracking report that contained Japanese characters, sometimes that characters overlapped or were not spaced correctly. This has been fixed.

21. New WibuKey Drivers
Updated to the latest WibuKey drivers version 6.11.

22. Job Description
Allow entry of a much longer job description when using the print request screen.

23. Windows 8 USB
Fixed a problem where USB ports might not be displayed in the printer configuration even when the printer was connected USB.

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EASYLABEL® 5

Version 5.13.3.1656

Released: 11/15/2012

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. EASYLABEL and Windows 8
Updated EASYLABEL to be compatible with the release of Windows 8 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions).

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Version 5.13.2.1651

Released: 03/08/2012

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Datamax I-4212e Mark IIDatamax I-4310e Mark II
Datamax I-4606e Mark IITSC TA200
TSC TA300TSC TTP-225
 TSC TDP-225 TSC TDP-225W
 TSC TDP-345 TSC ME240
 TSC ME340 TSC TTP-268M
 TSC TP-366M Zebra ZT220
 TSC TTP-323 Zebra ZT230
 Zebra/Eltron ZT220 Zebra/Eltron ZT230

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Database column name LBLCOUNT
If a database contains a column named “LBLCOUNT” this was supposed to set the number of labels to be printed to the value contained in the database record. This did not work correctly and the value was really the last label count used. This has been fixed so that the proper value from the database is used for the count.

2. TEC Printers and Rewind Mode
Added the option to select the “Rewind” mode in addition to the existing Batch and Demand modes.

3. Windows Printer Properties
Added the ability to more easily modify the properties of Windows printers. This allows for easier media and color adjustments when printing to a Windows printer.

4. Windows Printer Copy Count Change
When the copy count was changed an ’empty’ job was sent before the real print job when using Windows printer drivers. This is not necessary for modern Windows drivers and it caused problems for some printers so the code was removed.

5. Tharo H and V Series Printers and Datamatrix
Creating a Datamarix barcode with a Carriage Return in it would cause a “Command Not Recognized” error on the printer. This has been corrected.

6. Tharo H-626 and H-634 cutter command change
Corrected a problem where the cutter on the H-626 and H-634 would not fully open after cutting a label. We added a “cutter delay” to the command we send to these printers to correct this.

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Version 5.13.1.1637

Released: 03/08/2012

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. EASYLABEL Net Print Server Error
Corrected a problem where the Net Print Server would get a “Server Error in ‘/EASYLABELNetPrintServer’ Application” with the text of the error reading “Environment variable name or value is too long”. This would happen after printing many label formats.

2. Missing prompts with “Tabbed Dialog Boxes” set to NO
If the “Tabbed Dialog Boxes” option was not enabled, some prompts were missing from the single page dialog box. This has been corrected.

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Version 5.13.0.1635

Released: 02/08/2012

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Sato GY412 (Dual sided direct thermal)

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

VoiceCode is a trademark of YottaMark, Inc.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. New VoiceCode Field Type
Added a new field type ‘VoiceCode’ to create the 4 digit code needed to integrate with voice picking systems popular in large warehouse management systems (WMS). The data for the VoiceCode is a GTIN and Lot Code with an optional date. This data can be any data source supported by EASYLABEL.

2. cab Printers New ‘Label Buffer’ Setting
Added option for cab printers to select multiple/single buffer modes. By selecting single buffer mode, labels with date and/or time fields will be updated at the time they are printed. Using multiple buffer mode may be faster, but the date or time on the labels may not be updated as often.

3. New EPC Schemas
Added the following new EPC schemas to the RFID wizard: SGTIN-198, SGLN-195, GRAI-170, GIAI-202, GDTI-96, GDTI-113, and GSRN-96. To encode a schema larger than 96 bits you need to be sure that the RFID tag supports an EPC memory bank large enough to hold the desired schema.

4. RFID Tag User Memory Bank
For printers that support writing to the ‘User Memory’ bank of an RFID tag, the RFID wizard will allow entry of data to be written to the tag user memory. Not all RFID printers support this feature.

5. Advanced RFID Tag Password and Locking
Added the option of using advanced 32-bit locking and kill passwords. Also added support for locking and unlocking each individual memory bank of the RFID tag. These features may not supported on all RFID enabled printers.

6. Windows Printers and Custom Form Sizes
With some Windows printer drivers, EASYLABEL did not support all of the custom form sizes that could be created in the printer driver. This has been fixed so that these custom form sizes are available to be selected in EASYLABEL when designing a label format.

7. Tharo H and V Series Printers and PDF-417
There was a bug in the driver when printing PDF-417 symbols that were linked from multiple pieces of data and one or more of the pieces changed from label to label. The data in the symbol was incorrect. This has been fixed so that the correct symbol is generated.

8. Problem With Increment/Decrement Minimum/Maximum
In some cases, the min/max values remain in effect when the source of data is changed to one that does not allow specifying an increment or decrement. This caused the field value to change. This has been fixed so that min/max values are ignored if the data source disallows increment or decrement.

9. Datamax 600 DPI Printers
On Datamax 600 DPI printers UPC or EAN barcodes would print narrower than they were displayed on screen. This has been fixed so that the screen representation is more accurate with respect to the printed output.

10. Format Definition Reports
In rare cases EASYLABEL may crash or fail to create a format definition report for some label format files. This was caused by invalid fields in the label format. EASYLABEL has been changed to skip over fields that don’t contain valid data, allowing a definition report to be created.

11. cab Printer and GS1-128 Barcodes in Standalone Mode
The cab printer driver has been changed to allow downloading label formats that contain GS1-128 barcodes which have variable data. The printer will calculate any needed Mod 10 check digits based on the variable data.

12. Database Search Fields
In the field list under “Source of Data / Database” any fields that are database search keys are shown as bold font for the field name. This makes it easy to see which fields represent search fields for the database.

13. Source of Data is “Database”
In cases where the last used connection string for a database was very long (over 300 characters), EASYLABEL may crash when creating new fields and setting the source of data to “Database”. This has been fixed to allow connections strings up to 1000 characters long.

14. Multi-User and Minimized Window Setting
By editing the shortcut you can start the program minimized. This is useful for command file monitoring. This worked for all versions of EASYLABEL except Multi-User. This has been fixed so that Multi-User can be started minimized.

15. Using a “When-Printed” Date
In some cases where a date was entered and was then copied to another field to be formatted, the day may change if the time is near midnight. This was caused by daylight savings offsets of the hour. This has been fixed so that the date printed is the same as the entered date.

16. cab Printers
In rare cases where each label batch needed to be sent to the printer separately, sometimes batches after the first batch were not formatted correctly. This has been fixed.

17. SQL Databases
When connecting to some data sources, invalid SQL statements might be created. This caused problems when trying to create a field using that data source. This was caused by improper quoting of identifiers in the SQL statements. This has been fixed.

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Version 5.12.2.1612

Released: 08/23/2011

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
cab EOS1/203cab EOS1/300
cab EOS4/203cab EOS4/300
TEC/Toshiba B-EX4T1 203 DPITEC/Toshiba B-EX4T1 305 DPI

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Windows 7 Display Problems
On some computers running Windows 7, the EASYLABEL application display was corrupted; the menu could be missing or text in some of the windows was scrambled. This has been corrected.

2. Print Preview
Added an option in the EASYLABEL configuration to enable or disable the display of phantom (hidden) fields in the print preview window.

3. Zebra Datamatrix and Function 1 characters
Corrected a problem on some Zebra printers so that function 1 characters were properly encoded in a Datamatrix symbol.

4. Crash when choosing font style
Fixed a program crash when choosing styles (italic, underline, etc.) for some fonts.

5. Zebra Print Darkness settings
When converting label formats from older Zebra printers to a newer model, the print darkness settings were not adjusted correctly. This has been fixed.

6. Unicode and the @ symbol
Using the @ symbol a the beginning of an external text file forces EASYLABEL to retain the line formatting of the file. If the field was marked as “Unicode Data = Yes” the formatting of the text was incorrect. This has been fixed.

7. Support for all QR-Code modes
Added an option when creating a QR-code symbol that allows choosing the mode of the symbol. The symbol can be defined as automatic, numeric, alphanumeric, byte, or Kanji mode.

8. Field Contrast
When creating a text field that has field contrast set to “reverse” (for white letters on black background), and the text using character formatting styles, the reverse box was larger than the text. This has been corrected.

9. Tharo Printers and Job separator
When using the job separator option, sometimes not all of the requested blank labels were printed. This has been fixed.

10. Tharo printers and “bypass flash” option
When using the bypass flash option, sometimes graphic images might be shifted from their original position. This has been fixed. Also added an optimization where blank areas of any images were not sent to the printer, improving throughput.

11. Datamax TrueType font problem
Fixed a problem on Datamax printers where some text fields that used large TrueType font sizes were not printed correctly. The print preview was incorrect and the printed output showed only part of the text field. This has been fixed.

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Version 5.12.1.1589

Released: 08/23/2011

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new CAB printers :

Printer Model
A2+/600XC4/300XC6/300
XD4L/300XD4M/300PX4/200
PX4/300PX4/600PX4.3/200
PX4.3/300PX6/200PX6/300
Hermes+ 2/600Hermes+ 4/200Hermes+ 4/300
Hermes+ 4/600Hermes+ 4.3/200Hermes+ 4.3/300
Hermes+ 6/200Hermes+ 6/300 Hermes A2/300
Hermes A2/600

This version includes the following new CITIZEN printers :

Printer Model
CL-S521CL-S700DT
CL-S621CL-S703
CL-S631CL-S700

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Tharo H-series and copying barcode data
In cases where data was copied from a barcode that had an additional check digit, the check digit was missing from the copied data. This has been corrected.

2. Incorrect conversion of old DOS format file
In some cases of old DOS label format files, EASYLABEL did not identify the correct printer driver. The label format was assigned an incorrect printer. This has been fixed.

3. Label Format Background Image
Depending on the label orientation and position of the background image, you might get an error saying the position or size of the image is incorrect, even if the values were correct. This has been fixed so those invalid error messages are no longer displayed.

4. Windows 7 Missing Fields
On some computers running Windows 7, the label display might not show your fields. Fields did appear if the mouse hovered over the field. This has been fixed.

5. Barcode Wizard missing some Application Identifiers
The barcode wizard was missing some of the GS1 application identifiers. Added were 7004 (Active Potency), 7030-7039 (approval number of processor), and 95-99 (internal).

6. Barcode Wizard invalid data sources
The barcode wizard would let the user create an invisible data segment (invisible barcode) that used an invalid source of data. This has been fixed to that only data sources valid for regular barcodes are used for invisible barcodes.

7. Tharo H-series and V-series
Added a printer configuration option that would bypass using the printer FLASH memory for downloaded fonts and graphics. TrueType text fields and any graphic images are sent as bitmaps directly into the label image buffer. This will increase printing speed and reduce the time to first label.

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Version 5.12.0.1580

Released: 03/02/2011

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra/Eltron
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Zebra R110Xi4 203 DPI
Zebra R110Xi4 300 DPI
Zebra R110Xi4 600 DPI

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Multi-source fields
Added the ability to easily insert control codes (ASCII 0-31) into a multi-source field. Click the “Control Characters” button to add the control code as a literal string. Then add the literal string as a component of the field data.

2. Label Background Image
Added the option of using an image for the label background. This non-printing image can be used to aid in field alignment when using pre-printed label stock. The background image can be any size (up to label width/height) and can be positioned anywhere in the label format. The image can also be embedded in the label format file.

3. TrueType Font Files
For printers that support downloading of TrueType font files, in some cases multiple copies of the same font were sent. This was caused by small differences in the font parameters. This has been corrected so that fonts are only downloaded once.

4. Datamax Printers and USB
Certain models of Datamax printers could cause EASYLABEL to crash when connected using a USB port and bi-directional communications was enabled. This has been corrected.

5. Windows Versions
Changed EASYLABEL to properly identify Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.

6. Eltron Printers
A problem in the EASYLABEL Eltron printer driver sometimes caused a crash when printing certain label formats. This has been corrected.

7. Database Fields and Field Locking
If a database data field (not a search field) was locked, it was still possible to edit the field from the print preview screen by clicking on the field. This has been corrected. Any field that is locked should not be able to be edited.

8. Default TCP/IP Timeout
When adding a printer using network TCP/IP communications, the default timeout value is 300 seconds. The timeout value must be set to at least one second, although we recommend that the value be at least the default of 300, but larger values may be needed depending on the number of jobs sent to the printer and the printer’s throughput.

9. Avery Dennison and USB
The Avery Dennison AP 4.4, AP 5.4 and 64-xx series of printers now allow selection of USB for a communications port.

10. Serial Files
Under extreme conditions it was possible that EASYLABEL might overwrite the value stored in a serial file. This has been corrected.

11. New “Code 32” Barcode
Added support for “Code 32”, an Italian Pharmaceutical barcode.

12. New “@USERID” Reserved Word
Added a new reserved word, @USERID, which can be accessed by creating a field with a source of data of “Copied”. This will return the current EASYLABEL user name, or the word “default” if user signon is disabled in the configuration.

13. Multi-up Labels and Minimum Width
On some printers, when creating narrow labels that are more than 1 across, it was possible to get an error saying that the total width was less than the minimum label width. This was incorrect and has been fixed.

14. EASYLABEL Program Type and Version Number
The EASYLABEL program type (Platinum, Gold, etc.) and the version number are now stored in the label format anytime a format is saved. This information is displayed in the preview area of the file open dialog.

15. Zebra Printers and RFID
For some Zebra printers there was an error when attempting to encode RFID tags using an incrementing field. Incorrect printer commands were being sent which caused errors in the encoded data. This has been corrected.

16. Zebra Printers and Code 128 Barcodes
In some cases of Code 128 barcodes with an added checkdigit, the barcode was encoded using the wrong character set. This resulted in a barcode that was wider than expected. This has been corrected.

17. Ricoh and RJS Printers
Label format files that had long filenames would cause a crash when printed to an RJS or Ricoh printer. This has been fixed.

18. Printronix Insufficient Memory Error
When printing a label format that contained graphics or True Type fonts, it was very easy to get an “Insufficient Memory” error in the EASYLABEL print queue. This has been corrected.

19. @TRUECOUNT Reserved Word
Corrected a problem where the value of field referencing @TRUECOUNT might not be propagated to copied, linked, or arithmetic fields using that field.

20. White Text Over a Color Picture
When using a Windows printer, it was not possible to print white text over a picture. The text would print as black. This has been fixed to allow for white text and a white (transparent) background.

21. Net Print Server
Corrected several problems with the Net Print Server. Some label formats would not work because of a bug in the Net Print Server related to locating the correct printer. Also fixed several textual errors in the user interface and added some additional error codes for easier debugging.

22. Tharo H-series and GS1 DataBar (RSS)
Fixed problem of incorrect human readable text for GS1 DataBar barcodes. The human readable was missing the application identifier (AI) and the check digit.

23. Zebra Time Accuracy
Some Zebra printers allow for selection of “Time Accuracy Tolerance” which set the number of seconds after which the time on a label would be updated. Some printers which support this function do not allow for a specific number of seconds to be specified. In this case we now allow the user to enter 0 which will cause the printer to use its “Time Now” option. The printed time value is the time when the label was imaged by the printer.

24. ODBC “DSN=” Connection Strings and Windows 7
When printing label formats designed using older versions of the Windows operating system, the ODBC connection string stored in the label format was insufficient for Windows 7. This has been corrected.

25. Conditional Field Printing
If a field had “Enable Printing” set to “Conditional”, and the “Print Criterion” referenced the name of the field itself, it was possible that this could cause a crash. This has been corrected.

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Version 5.11.1.1550

Released: 09/20/2010

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Sato CG408DTSato CG408TT
Sato CG412DTSato CG412TT
Sato CG208TTSato  CG212TT
Sato CG208DTSato  CG212DT

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. XML Monitor
The XML monitor has been enhanced so that bad (incorrectly formatted, empty, etc) XML files are ignored. If monitoring a folder from a network share, the monitor can now recover if the server becomes unavailable. The monitor will attempt to reconnect to the shared folder every few seconds until a successful connection is made.

2. The LABEL0.INI file
The LABEL0.INI file stores user settings such as the last format file used, the recent file list, etc. Normally, this file is kept in the “All Users” folder. If a copy of this file is stored in a user folder such as “Documents And Settings<username> Application DataTharoEASYLABEL” then the recent file list will be based on the Windows username.

3. PDF Writer or XPS Document Writer
When printing a format to a PDF Writer or XPS Document Writer Windows driver, sometimes the output was not correct. The sizes or positions of fields may not have been correct. This problem has been fixed so that formats designed for other printer drivers can be printed to these types of Windows drivers.

4. USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode
If incorrect data is entered for this barcode, it may cause a crash. This has been fixed so that the data is validated to be correct before processing.

5. Database Search Function
When searching database records in the database editor, not all of the data was scanned for the search item. This caused some records to be missed even though they contained the item being searched. This has been fixed so that each database record is fully scanned for the search item.

6. Godex EZ-series Printers
Due to a firmware change in the Godex printers, the memory card file list might not be correct. The total free memory was not shown correctly. The driver has been fixed to properly detect the correct amount of free memory.

7. Tharo H-series Printers and UPC/EAN barcodes
Made a change to allow for larger UPC and EAN barcodes. You can pick bar width multipliers up to 10 (although large numbers may create barcodes that do not match the specification). This can be used in special cases where a very large barcode is needed to be scanned from a distance.

8. cab Printers
Removed the label perforation options if no cutter is currently installed in the printer.

9. Barcode Wizard
In some cases, a barcode created with the wizard and using a database field as one of the items in the barcode, would not print correctly if multiple database records were selected for printing. This has been fixed.

10. Tharo H-series Text Paragraphs
A paragraph that contains text linked from other fields might not have printed correctly. This has been fixed so that the paragraph is formatted correctly based on the linked text.

11. Tharo Printers
Added option in the printer configuration for “Clear Flash Memory”. If this option is set to “No”, the flash memory in the printer is not cleared prior to each print job. This can significantly improve throughput.

12. Downloading Formats to Tharo Printers
Corrected a problem when downloading some formats to the memory card in Tharo H and V series printers. Formats that contained embedded graphic files might cause the printer to lock up or display strange errors. This has been fixed.

13. TSC Printers Major Enhancements
Added the ability to download label formats and store them in the printer FLASH memory (either internal or external). These downloaded formats can be selected and recalled using a keyboard compatible with the printer. Using the keyboard, data can be entered for variable fields (barcodes and text). Also, the print quantity can be specified. Added the ability to use the internal printer clock, although only specific numeric date and time formats are supported.

14. Net Print Server
Net Print Server is a new software product that allows an unlimited number of users to browse and print labels using familiar web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. This product does not require the installation of any software on the users computers. The systems administrator installs the Net Print Server on a label server computer (which may already be running a company intranet for example). See the included ELNPS.DOC file for a complete description of this product and the instructions for installation and use.

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Version 5.11.0.1531

Released: 06/14/2010

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Sato CG408DTSato CG408TT
Sato CG412DTSato CG412TT
Sato CG208TTSato  CG212TT
Sato CG208DTSato  CG212DT

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Scalable font in Datamax Standard driver
Added two scalable fonts (“Triumvirate” and “Triumvirate Bold Condensed”) to the Datamax Standard driver for any printer that supports these fonts.

2. Additional Half-Toning/Dithering options for images
Added an additional prompt in the picture field properties page to allow selection of various half-toning and dithering options. Try different selections to see which one creates the best printed output for your particular image.

3. Using FMTNAME keyword in database
When using the FMTNAME column name in a database (to select a new format file), sometimes EASYLABEL would prompt again for the format to print. This problem has been fixed. Also, after switching to the new label format, the format name would not be displayed in the application title bar. This also has been corrected.

4. Support for mouse wheel
The label designer view can now be scrolled with the scroll wheel on the mouse. The following modifier keys are also available, which changes how the wheel works when scrolling: holding the CTRL key while scrolling zooms in/out; holding the SHIFT key while scrolling increases the scroll amount by doubling it.

5. Two Dimensional Symbol Sizes
Sometimes when converting between printers with different resolutions (from 300 to 600 DPI for example), a 2D symbol such as Datamatrix or QR-Code would not be scaled properly resulting in a very large or very small symbol. This has been corrected.

6. Downloading formats to Compact Flash (CF card)
Formats created for Tharo H-Series printers can be downloaded directly to a CF-card in the computer. The CF card with the downloaded formats, images, and databases can then be inserted into a printer and used in standalone mode.

7. Database search field length
When entering a database search key, the length allowed was not always limited to the actual length of the database key. This has been fixed to only allow entry of the maximum length of the associated database key.

8. Job Lists and Serial Files
If a label format using a serial file is added to a job list, when the job is subsequently printed, the wrong value may be used for the serial file value. This has been corrected so that the current value from the serial file is loaded when the job list is processed.

9. Tharo H-Series and Mod 10 Check Digits
Added an option to apply a mod 10 check digit to user entered or database data when operating in standalone mode. This allows for the creation of GS1-128 symbols where certain AI’s need to have mod 10 check digit applied.

10. Command File Field Length
Previously, the maximum length of data that could be used for a field in a command file was about 3000 characters. This limitation has been removed and the maximum field length is now 65,000 characters.

11. Format Name in Print Request Dialog
After doing a “Save As” operation, the format name displayed in the print request dialog was the old format file name. This has been fixed to display the correct format name.

12. cab Hermes Series Printers
When downloading a format file to a Hermes series printers, an incorrect command was added to the data. This has been fixed.

13. Tharo Printers with Ethernet Module
The newer Ethernet modules for Tharo H and V series printers supports the option of bi-directional communication. This can be selected in the printer configuration.

14. cab Printers and GS1-RSS (Databar)
Many cab printers support the GS1-RSS (Databar) symbol so it is now sent as a printer command instead of graphic image.

15. Moved or Delete Label Format Files
If a label format file is moved or deleted while EASYLABEL has the format opened, this might cause a program crash. This has been corrected.

16. Zebra Print Darkness Settings
When changing a format from one Zebra printer to another, the print darkness (heat) settings might revert to a default value. This has been fixed.

17. XML Monitor Printer Names
The XML Monitor used a case-sensitive compare for printer names where “hp4050” is not the same as “HP4050”. This has been fixed to use a case-insensitive comparison of printer names.

18. New LabelCom utility
The LabelCom utility program has gone through a major update. It now supports many more types of devices. In addition to the usual support for serial devices, it now supports many USB and all keyboard wedge devices. It can also monitor a file or a TCP/IP port for input. It is 100% upward compatible from the older version, so all existing configuration files will work without change.

19. Paste Text As Picture
Corrected a problem where the “Paste Text As Picture” would not create an image of the pasted text data.

20. New Wibu Drivers
Updated to install and use the new Wibu drivers version 6.0a.

21. Printronix Page Size
Corrected a problem with page size on Printronix printers. If a label was longer than 11 inches then fields positioned past that 11 inch boundary would not print. This has been corrected.

22. Tharo Printers and Standalone mode
Corrected several problems when downloading and printing of formats in standalone mode. In some cases, barcodes based on the Code 128 symbology would not encode correctly. These have been corrected.

23. Tharo Printers and Empty Link Fields
Corrected a problem where an empty link field might cause the printer driver to crash.

24. UPC and Sato Printers
In some cases for Sato printers printing the UPC and EAN symbols, the symbol might not print. An empty graphic image of the barcode was being created. This has been fixed.

25. GS1 Barcode Wizard
When creating a GS1 symbol where part of the data is linked to an incrementing field, the wizard did not properly create the final data, the linked data would not increment. This has been fixed.

26. When Printed Data Format
When specifying a format for a date to be entered for a “when printed” field (such as M-D-Y for month, day, and year) there were several problems. The format could not be removed once it was added, blanking out the date format would not be saved. Also the user could not enter a full number of digits for the when printed date. Entering 12/18/10 would work, but 12/18/2010 would not. These problems have been corrected.

27. Image of Label Was Always Black/White
When creating an image of a label format using either the “Save Label Image” or “Create Print Images”, the resulting file was always saved as a black/white image. This has been corrected so that if the label format is in color, the image of the label will also be in color.

28. Better Conversion Between Windows Drivers
Made a change so that if a label format specified a bar/space adjustment, that this value remains after converting the format to another driver. Be aware that any “Additional Options” that were specified are discarded unless the DEVMODE of the new printer is an exact match of the old printer.

29. Languages added to the “Variable Table” prompt for GHS
Added the following new languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Slovenian to the “Variable Table” prompt for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

30. Truncated PDF-417
Added the option for Truncated PDF-417 to many of the printer drivers. If the printer supports it, we will send it as a printer command, otherwise it will be sent as a graphic image.

31. Undo Function
If a change is made to the label properties, and then the “undo” function is used, sometimes EASYLABEL would crash when trying to view properties of a field. This has been corrected.

32. Picture Fields on Windows Printers
Added an option to the picture field properties to allow for specifying “graphic overlay”. If this option is enabled, then the white background around images will not obscure other fields already on the label. This allows for images to overlap other images or fields.

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Version 5.10.0.1492

Released: 11/23/2009

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
TSC TTP-245CTSC TDP-245CTSC TTP-343C
TSC TTP-244CETSC TTP-344CTSC TTP-644M
TSC TTP-384MTSC TTP-247TSC TDP-247
TSC TTP-345Zebra 110Xi4 203 DPIZebra 110Xi4 300 DPI
Zebra 110Xi4 600 DPIZebra 140Xi4 203 DPIZebra 170Xi4 203 DPI
Zebar 170Xi4 300 DPIZebra 220Xi4 203 DPIZebra 220Xi4 300 DPI

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. User Interface
Added additional ALT keyboard shortcuts to selections in the main “File” menu.

2. XML Generator/Monitor
Added ability to select and fill in database key fields. This allows for database lookups to occur when printing from an XML file.

3. Embedding a graphic file in a label format
Added the ability to embed a graphic image file into a label format file. If the original graphic image cannot be found, the image embedded in the format will be used in its place. Using this option will significantly increase the size of the label format file. Note that some extremely large graphic images may not be able to be embedded in the format, an error message will be displayed if this happens.

4. Printer Control
Added additional options in the print queue for many printer families to allow for special functions to be performed (such as recalibrate, form feed, reset printer, etc.)

5. Linked NUL character
Added ability to easily link a NUL character (ASCII 0) into barcode data. Use source of data as “Linked” and select the “NUL” character from the control code menu.

6. Zebra driver and Code 128 barcodes
When incrementing or decrementing data in a Code 128 symbol, the printer could cause errors if the increment or decrement crossed a codeset shift in the symbol. EASYLABEL now checks for this and may force the symbol into codeset “B” to ensure that the data in the symbol is encoded correctly.

7. Multiple field selection
Corrected a problem where if multiple fields were selected and the right mouse button was clicked on one of the selected fields, all of the other fields were de-selected. A right click on a multiple field selection now brings up a window showing the common properties of all of the selected fields.

8. Windows driver form names
When designing a format for a Windows printer driver, the form name of the selected “Paper Size” is stored in the format file. This is useful when custom form names are defined on multiple computers and the format file references that custom form name.

9. Using “When Printed” date fields
When source of data is “When Printed” and the “Data Checking” is set to “Date”, an additional prompt appears to allow you to select the format of the date being entered. Previously, the date format was the system date format. You can now specify in what order the year, month, and day are to be entered.

10. Slow printing when using field “Print Criterion”
In some cases when a field was using conditional printing and the “Print Criterion” referenced another field that was itself a copy, link, or arithmetic field; the print job was sent to the printer batch by batch. This has been corrected. If the print job can be done entirely in the printer then the job is sent as one batch.

11. USB Serial Numbers
Printers with USB ports often have a USB serial number. When a USB printer is added to the EASYLABEL printer configuration, the serial number is stored as part of the configuration data. If the USB printer is then moved to a different USB port, then EASYLABEL will recognize this and automatically update its configuration data.

12. XML monitor
In some cases, the XML monitor opened a TCP/IP socket even if it was not configured to do so. Also, sockets were not always closed correctly. These two issues have been fixed. Sometimes when writing a file a monitored folder, the XML monitor would try to read the file before the file was closed. In that case the file would not be processed. The XML monitor has been changed so that it will try again after the file is closed. Also, the monitor sometimes would not process files that were moved into the monitored folder (because the file update time was not changed). This has been fixed.

13. Tharo H and V series printers
Corrected a problem where the printer would not correctly encode barcode data that was the result of a link of several fields and one of the fields was incremented or decremented.

14. Additional GS1 wizards
Added two new GS1 wizards: GS1 Datamatrix and GS1 Databar. This makes it easy to created GS1 symbols composed of multiple application identifiers that conform to GS1 global standards.

15. ISO 8601 day-of-week and week-of-year
Added additional date formatting selections for choosing the day-of-week and week-of-year that conform to the ISO 8601 standards.

16. Invalid date caused crash
If an invalid date is entered for a “when printed” field that has data checking set to “Date”, this could case a program crash. This has been corrected. The range of valid year values is from 1970 to 2038.

17. New C# and VB.Net sample code
Updated example source code for C# and VB.Net using the EASYLABEL ActiveX objects has been posted to the Tharo website at www.tharo.com.

18. Importing data from Excel spreadsheets
In some cases when numeric data was imported from an Excel spreadsheet, the numeric data was truncated to 10 digits. This could cause problems for some barcodes where you need to enter a specific number of digits (UPC-A requires 11 for example). This has been fixed.

19. Tharo H and V series using Datamatrix
A Datamatrix symbol could not encode a FNC1 (Function 1) code correctly when printed to a Tharo H or V series printer. This has been fixed.

20. Fixed size Datamatrix symbol using variable data
When creating a barcode field using a fixed size Datamatrix symbol using variable (when-printed or database) data, it was easy to get a “data too large” error. This caused problems creating the field. This has been fixed.

21. Composite barcode crash
When creating a composite barcode (UPC-A Composite for example) and entering invalid data for the UPC-A component, this could cause a program crash. This has been fixed.

22. Print from context menu causes crash
When using the “Print Only” version of EASYLABEL, the program would sometimes crash after printing was initiated by right clicking a format file in Windows Explorer and choosing the “Print” menu item. This has been corrected.

23. Multi-Source field shows garbage data segment name
In the multi-source dialog box, in the section that shows “existing data segments” if you select one of the segments and click on the “Delete” button, then the confirmation message box shows a garbage field name. This has been fixed to display the correct field name.

24. Tracking report by batch option
The “Tracking report by batch” option is disabled if the “memory card download” option is enabled in the format specifications dialog box.

25. Sato missing fonts on some printers
The CG Times and CG Triumvirate fonts were missing from some Sato printers that should have supported them. This font list has been fixed to show these fonts for all printers that support them.

26. Windows printers graphic overlay problem
When printing to a Windows printer driver, the background of graphic images could obscure parts of other images or text if the fields overlapped. This has been fixed to allow for the background of images to be treated as transparent.

27. Datamax time fields
When printing a time field where the format specified that the seconds be included, the field was sent as static text. This has been fixed to use the printer command and the printers internal clock.

28. Sato print speeds
For some Sato printers, the print speed command was incorrect and did not allow for selecting the fastest print speeds. This has been corrected.

29. Tharo H and V series GS1 Databar
The Tharo H and V series now support GS1 Databar symbols as a printer command. EASYLABEL will use the command for symbols that are non-composite. Composite symbols will continue to be sent as a graphic image.

30. Tharo H and V series TrueType font problem
If a format had the “Download Fonts” set to “Graphic Image”, and a paragraph text field used a TrueType font, in some cases part of the text was missing from the image. This has been corrected.

31. Printronix print mode problem
The S4M and T4M printer models did not allow for selection of the print mode. This has been corrected. Also added option to the printer configuration for “Print Mode Override”. This allows for setting the print mode in the front panel of the printer and EASYLABEL can be configured not to change that setting.

32. GS1 Databar Limited
The specification for GS1 Databar Limited symbols requires that the first digit of the barcode data be either 0 or 1. If any other digit was entered, EASYLABEL could crash. This has been corrected.

33. New database option
Added the ability to disable the “Erase All Records” in the EASYLABEL internal database editor. This can be set in the program options in the “Appearance” tab.

34. ActiveX event messages
When using ActiveX events in the ELabelBatch control, the event description (eventDesc) contained garbage characters. This has been corrected. The job number and the event number are correct.

35. Problem with Min/Max for incremented fields
If an increment/decrement field has a min and max value specified, and the starting value specified in the fixed data is shorter than the min/max strings, this can corrupt memory when the label is printed and the field is incremented. This can cause program lockups or crashes. This has been fixed.

36. DatabaseView “Save As” function removed
Removed the non-functional “Save As” option from the DatabaseView application.

37. New “Save Data Within Session” option
Added a new program option that can be used to control the reuse of field data within a printing session. If this option is set to “No” then any field data for when-printed or database keys is cleared before prompting for data entry, forcing the user to reenter all of the needed data.

38. French language fixes
Fixed the “Type of Incrementation” prompt when the language was set to French. Not all of the incrementation types were shown.

39. Missing date format could cause crash
If a field had a formatting option set to “Custom Date” but the date format was empty, in some cases this could cause a program crash. This has been corrected.

40. cab printers and download to memory card
When downloading formats to the memory card of a Hermes series printer, an incorrect command was included. This has been fixed.

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Version 5.9.2.1436

Released: 05/27/2009

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Tharo H-427R (RFID enabled)Tharo H-436R (RFID enabled)
Tharo V-424 PlusTharo V-434 Plus
Sato D512Sato D508
Zebra RZ400 (RFID enabled)Zebra RZ600 (RFID enabled)

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Pasting Multiple Fields
When copying and pasting multiple fields, one or more of fields might be pasted in the wrong location. This problem has been corrected.

2. Missing Font Warning
Added a warning message that shows which TrueType fonts are missing from the system and are needed to display or print a label format.

3. Label Bitmap Image Missing Resolution Data
When saving a bitmap image of a label format, the resolution of the image was not saved. The bitmap image dimensions were correct, but the resolution was not. This caused some image editing programs to display weird values for the size of the saved image.

4. Increment/Decrement wrap-around
Fixed a problem that caused some increment or decrement fields to not wrap correctly. For example: a single character field set to alphabetic decrement would decrement correctly from ‘Z’ down to ‘A’ but would get stuck and repeat the ‘A’, never wrapping around back to ‘Z’.

5. Tharo H-series and V-series enhancements
Added support for printer internal cancel command (the print queue “cancel” can now cancel jobs already in the printer). Also added print queue option to recalibrate the label media.

6. cab Printers
Fixed a problem that could cause a crash when printing or downloading label formats to a cab printer.

7. Polish language fixes
Fixed a problem that could cause a crash when creating a barcode and the user interface language is set to Polish.

8. Using a Label Format as Job Separator
When doing a “print-to-file” and the label format references another label format as the job separator, the separator label was not printed correctly. This has been fixed.

9. Barcode Wizard
When entering literal data for a linked source in the barcode wizard, and the literal did not have the correct quotes around it, the wizard displayed a garbage error message. This has been fixed.

10. Tharo H-series and V-series fixes
Fixed problem where the fixed width font printed much larger than what was displayed on the screen. Also fixed problem when printing PDF-417 symbols that contained non-constant data.

11. Eltron (Zebra) crash
Corrected a problem that could cause a crash when converting a label format from a different printer driver.

12. IP printing using “RAW” communication method
Fixed problem where not all TCP/IP socket errors were recognized and reported as errors. The socket error code should appear in the print queue if an error occurs.

13. Barcode name changes
Changed several barcode names to reflect the new global naming standards. UCC-12 (UPC-A) is now GTIN-12. UCC/EAN-128 is now GS1-128.

14. Field Names
Field names cannot use the name of an arithmetic function (such as “LENGTH”, “MIN”, “MAX”, etc.). An error message will be displayed if the field name is incorrect.

15. Rectangular DataMatrix symbols
If a printer supports printing rectangular DataMatrix symbols, then EASYLABEL will use the printer command instead of sending the symbol as a graphic image.

16. Print to any Printer
Added the ability to print a label format to any installed printer. A warning will be issued if the selected printer is not completely compatible with the printer that the format was designed for.

17. Windows Printers and Duplex printing
When using a Windows printer driver, EASYLABEL sometimes incorrectly detected that duplex printing was enabled. This caused problems printed label formats. This has been corrected.

18. Crash When Using Database
Some ODBC and ADO database drivers could cause a crash when printing to multiple printers and referencing the same database file. This has been corrected.

19. USPS Intelligent Mail barcode
Added the USPS Intelligent Mail barcode. This is a new barcode to replace the PostNet mail barcode. The data for this barcode must contain a 2 digit barcode ID, a 3 digit service type ID, and a 6 digit customer code and 9 digit serial code; or a 9 digit customer code followed by a 6 digit serial code. This is followed by a 5, 9, or 11 digit delivery point ZIP code. If the data is entered incorrectly, then no barcode will be printed.

20. DataMatrix Symbol Identifier
In previous versions, the DataMatrix symbol identifier was always set to 1. We now set the symbol ID to 2 if the first character of the data is a Function1. The symbol ID is set to 3 if the second character of the data is a Function1.

21. Barcode symbology list
The barcode symbology list is now sorted to make it easier to find a symbol name.

22. Text Character Formatting
In a text field, character formatting can now be used for single line text fields. Previously this was restricted for used in multi-line paragraph fields. The field as displayed on the screen may be wider that the actual printed output.

23. Windows Printer Port Conflict
If a Windows printer driver is using a port that is needed by an EASYLABEL printer, then a message is displayed indicating that the Windows printer should be moved to another port.

24. Arithmetic Validation Problem
When using an arithmetic formula that references data that is not fixed (when-printed for example), an error may be displayed when printing the format. This error was incorrect and the data is now validated correctly.

25. Zebra Date or Time
When printing a label format containing date or time fields to a Zebra printer, the date or time may not update correctly when printing large batches of labels. This has been corrected.

26. Windows Printer Drivers
Windows printers often allow for selection of the resolution to use when printing (often 300, 600, or some other DPI). If a label format is designed at one resolution, and the resolution is changed in the label format properties, EASYLABEL will now recalculate appropriate bar width multipliers in order to keep barcodes the same size.

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Version 5.9.1.1393

Released: 02/06/2008

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Undo/Redo Overflow
Making many changes to a label format could result in an overflow in the memory used to track label changes. This caused problems later when the format was saved. This has been corrected to allow for up to 1000 changes per format.

2. Memory leaks
Fixed memory leaks in the print queue and several printer drivers.

3. Barcode Wizard
The barcode Wizard now allows selection of barcode centering and justification options. Also fixed a problem that could cause program crash if the quotes were not entered for a text literal.

4. Database “Variable Table”
Fixed a problem where the “Variable Table” prompt remained after changing the data source from “Database” to some other source of data.

5. Faster Printer Output
Data sent to printers is buffered for faster output. This is most noticeable when sending many or large graphic images to the printer.

6. “Enter” key not always equal to “OK” button
Fixed a problem in some of the dialog boxes where pressing the “Enter” key did not always act the same as clicking on the “OK” button.

7. Zebra RFID Lock Code
Zebra printers require a 32-bit lock code for Gen2 RFID tags. The printer driver now generates a 32-bit lock code from the 8-bit lock code entered in the RFID wizard.

8. Zebra ZM400 and ZM600 Printers
The Zebra ZM400 series and ZM600 series printers were missing configuration options for “Calendar Option”, “Set Printer Clock”, and “Timer Accuracy Tolerance”. This has been fixed so these options can now be changed for these printers.

9. Multi-User version
Fixed a problem where the Multi-User version could shut down unexpectedly if it failed to find a license key. The “seven day warning” message was not displayed in that case. Also fixed problem where the server was polled for the license key too frequently. This could slow down printing and other program operations.

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Version 5.9.0.1377

Released: 12/16/2008

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
cab A4+M/300A4+M/600Eltron LP2742 + TLP2742
Eltron LP2722 + TLP2722Eltron LP2844 + TLP2844Eltron TLP3742
Eltron  TLP2746 and TLP2746eEltron  TLP2684Eltron  LP2824
Eltron  Ht-146TSC TTP-244 PlusTSC TTP-243 Pro
TSC TTP-342 ProTSC TTP-245 PlusTSC TTP-343 Plus
TSC TDP-244Zebra GK420dZebra GK420t
Zebra GX430t

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Default File Paths in Gold, Silver and Start
The new (5.9.0.1375) default paths feature has been added to all versions of EASYLABEL.

2. Day Offset function for Dates missing in 5.9.0.1375
Depending on the printer used the Day Offset for Dates may not have been available in version 5.9.0.1375. This has ben corrected.

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Version 5.9.0.1375

Released: 07/24/2008

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
cab A4+M/300A4+M/600Eltron LP2742 + TLP2742
Eltron LP2722 + TLP2722Eltron LP2844 + TLP2844Eltron TLP3742
Eltron  TLP2746 and TLP2746eEltron  TLP2684Eltron  LP2824
Eltron  Ht-146TSC TTP-244 PlusTSC TTP-243 Pro
TSC TTP-342 ProTSC TTP-245 PlusTSC TTP-343 Plus
TSC TDP-244Zebra GK420dZebra GK420t
Zebra GX430t

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Datamax printers and Dot Expansion
Fixed a problem in the Datamax “Standard” driver where the dot expansion command was always using an expansion of 1.

2. Zebra printers and Datamatrix Symbols
Corrected problem encoding a FN1 (function 1) character in Datamatrix symbols.

3. Downloading formats to printer memory card (Standalone mode)
When downloading formats to a printer memory card, some field options are not supported. The following operations are not allowed when downloading formats: Multi-source text or barcode fields, barcodes created using the “EAN Wizard”. Date and time offsets that reference another field have been disabled for cab printers for standalone.

4. Tharo H series printers and TrueType fonts
Corrected a problem when using bitmapped TrueType fonts with variable fields (database, when-printed, etc.). In some cases not all of the characters needed for the font were downloaded.

5. USB printers
When adding a USB connected printer, the “bi-directional” option now defaults to “YES”.

6. Tharo H series support Julian Day
Added support for “Julian Day” as a printer supported date format. This can now be used in standalone mode and is also optimized for printing when connected to a PC.

7. Datamatrix Symbol Sizes
You can now select the exact size for a Datamatrix symbol. Previously, the size was calculated based on the data to be encoded. Specifying the size is useful in cases where it was important that the symbol always occupy the same amount of space on the label.

8. Zebra printers and Time Accuracy
Added support for the “Time Accuracy Tolerance” command to all Zebra printers that support it. This allows for more accurate printing of timestamp values on the label.

9. Paragraph text fields containing CR or NL characters
Corrected a problem processing carriage-return (CR or 0x0D) and new-line (NL or 0x0A) characters in paragraph text fields.

10. Format Tracking Reports and Unicode Fields
When a text field marked as “Unicode Data” also has the “Report Data” option enabled, then a new Unicode tracking report is created. Unicode tracking reports are text files formatted as CSV (comma separated variable) and can be easily imported into Microsoft Excel or other applications for viewing, printing, or other data manipulation.

11. Updated User Interface
User interface elements (menus, toolbars, buttons, etc.) now have the look of the host OS. This makes the application look better when running under Windows XP or Windows Vista.

12. ODBC databases and Search Path
If a format used an ODBC database and the program options also indicated a search path, then the database table name would be corrupted. This has been corrected. The table names of external (non-EASYLABEL) databases are unaffected by the search path option.

13. Default file paths
Implemented default paths for all of the file types: images, databases, formats, serial files, reports, text files, and command files. Enter one or more directory names (separated by a “;”) to be searched in case the file cannot be located in its original path.

14. Sato printers and label width/height
On some Sato printers the command to set label width and height was not correct. This has been fixed for all Sato printers.

15. File Deletion Logging
When the “Log File Deletions” option was enabled, the file created may contain random garbage characters after the user ID. This has been fixed.

16. Unicode Design/Test Value
A Unicode text field now allows for the “Design/Test Value” to be a Unicode text string.

17. Unicode “When Printed” Fields
A Unicode text field that is source of “when printed” now allows for a Unicode “Fixed List of Values” to be specified.

18. Reseller version start-up screen
The Reseller version now allows the selection of the “Start” version on the start-up selection screen.

19. Print Queue
Corrected a problem in the print queue where a printer may become “stuck” with a status of waiting or printing, and it would not process any more jobs. This happened when jobs were queued and de-queued to multiple printers in rapid succession (mostly caused by printing to duplexed printers).

20. Windows Printers and Paper Form Names
When printing to a printer using a Windows printer driver, the software will try to match up the form name used for the label format. This is most useful when the printer driver allows you to create a custom form name. If the same form name is used on multiple computers, then the label format will be printed using the correct form.

21. Number field “Price” format
When formatting a numeric field as a price ($1,234.56) the number would be formatted incorrectly for prices greater than 9,999.99 and parts of the price were missing. This has been corrected.

22. TSC Printers and Code 39 barcodes
Corrected a problem in the TSC driver where the wrong command was sent for Code 39 symbols. This was a problem with some of the newer TSC printers.

23. ISO Week of Year, Day of Week
When selecting the program option “ISO Week of Year”, this did not affect the day of week calculation. For non-ISO, the day of the week is 0-6 where Sunday is 0, Monday is 1, etc. For ISO calculation, Monday is still 1, but Sunday is now 7. The option has been renamed “ISO 8601 Specification” and affects both the “Week of Year” and “Day of Week” calculations.

24. Demonstration Mode
If the software is started but cannot find a local or network license, it will run in demonstration mode. A dialog box is displayed at startup that shows some of the limitations of the software when running in this mode.

25. cab Printer driver enhancements
Added support for many new commands for cab printers, such as: enhanced status, perforation cutter, time offsets, barcode justification, inverted (reverse image) barcodes, long field names, Hermes applicator backfeed command, cut or perforate before first label, and support for transparent label liner.

26. EASYLABEL GOLD now supports Date and Time offsets
EASYLABEL GOLD now has the ability to do offsets for both date and time fields. Offsets can be fixed value or a reference to another field on the label that contains the offset value.

27. Datamax and USB ports
A Datamax printer that was connected via a USB port and also had the “Bidirectional” option set to “yes” might not function correctly. Print jobs might get stuck in the print queue with a status of “Busy” or “Printing”. The jobs had to be cancelled before any subsequent jobs could be sent. This problem has been fixed and jobs are now processed normally and the print queue “printer status” now shows the correct status information.

28. Tharo H-Series and Standalone mode
When downloading formats to an H-series for use in standalone printing, if the format contained date fields, these fields were sometimes downloaded as fixed text. This has been fixed so that the correct date is printed when the format is accessed in standalone mode. Also fixed two problems with incremented fields. An unnecessary prompt was displayed if the source of data was fixed, and the type of increment (numeric, hex, alpha) was not always used when the source was when-printed.

29. Tharo H-Series and Standalone mode text fields
Added a new feature to allow variable (when-printed or database) text fields to be left justified, right justified, or centered within the field width. You may need to upgrade your printer firmware to allow this feature to work properly.

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Version 5.8.4.1332

Released: 07/24/2008

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. DatabaseView Print Preview
The DatabaseView application would sometimes crash when viewing a print preview. This has been corrected.

2. Tracking Report by Batch
The format option “Tracking Report by Batch” appeared even if the software version did not support format tracking reports. This has been fixed.

3. Aztec Symbols
When creating an Aztec symbol, the prompt indicated to enter a “0” for default error correction, but the software would not allow this value to be entered. Also, on Aztec/Mesa symbols the symmetry option did not work as excepted. Both of these problems have been corrected.

4. Barcode Wizard
Fixed a problem in the Barcode Wizard where it would not let you finish the final step of creating the barcode.

5. USB interfaces on Intermec or TSC printers
The USB interfaces on Intermec or TSC printers did not always work correctly and labels might not be printed. This has been fixed.

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Version 5.8.3.1323

Released: 07/10/2008

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Tharo V-series label length
On the Tharo V-series printers the label length was limited to much less than what the printers could print. The label length can now be set to the maximum allowed.

2. SQL-Server database column width
An SQL-Server column of data type “VarChar” was limited to 255 characters. This limitation has been removed.

3. Unicode text paragraphs
A Unicode text paragraph containing a lot of text might cause a program crash. This has been corrected.

4. Command Files / ActiveX / XML with Windows Printers
When specifying a printer that is different than the printer model that the format was created for, you might get an error message or a return status of -2. This indicates that the printer that the format was designed for could not be found, even though you explicitly indicated which printer the format was to be printed on. This has been corrected.

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Version 5.8.2.1317

Released: 06/20/2008

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. RFID as Source of Data
Added “RFID” as a sub-heading under “Source of Data” in the field list window. This will allow easy access to any field that uses RFID as the data source.

2. Format Definition Report
The format definition report did not function correctly if there were any “invisible” fields on the format. Invisible fields are created when using the barcode wizard or when data segments are created for a multi-source text or barcode field. This has been corrected and the invisible barcode or text fields will appear on the report.

3. Incorrect error messages
When creating a field using “Arithmetic” as the source of data, in certain cases an unreadable error message is displayed. This has been fixed to show the correct error message.

4. RFID shown for non-RFID printers
After creating a format for an RFID printer, then creating a format for a non-RFID printer, the non-RFID format would show RFID tag type information in the “File Open” preview window. This has been fixed.

5. Datamax printers
In some cases the “W” command was being sent to printers that should not receive this command. This has been fixed.

6. Sato printer status
The print queue printer status window would sometimes show incorrect status information until a print job was sent to the printer. This has been fixed.

7. cab printers and database download
Downloading a format to a local disk drive (not to the printer) would sometimes leave an old database on the drive. If the database had been changed then the changes were not being updated to the downloaded drive. This has been corrected.

8. Downloading to Tharo H-series
When downloading a format to an H-series printer and the format contained an incrementing field, selecting the “Indefinite” print quantity, an error message indicated that the batch size was too large. This has been fixed.

9. Sato M84Pro-6 label length
Corrected a problem where labels longer than 7 inches did not print correctly. An incorrect label length command was being sent to the printer.

10. Tharo H-series and data offsets
Added the ability to use a when-printed or database field as the offset value for a date field. This is useful when the format is to be downloaded to the memory card in the printer.

11. Hungarian language fixes
Fixed many messages in the Hungarian language file. In some cases selection lists were incorrect resulting in certain options not being able to be selected.

12. Tharo H-series incremented TrueType fields
If a field using a TrueType font was incremented, but the font download option was set to “Graphic Image” the field would not increment. This has been fixed.

13. Unicode text option
Added the ability to enter Unicode text for fixed fields, when printed data, or database fields. This only works for fields using TrueType fonts. Any character present in the font can be used, allowing for multiple mixed languages in one field. Details can be found in ‘Unicode_in_EASYLABEL_5.doc’ which is located in the Documents folder in the EASYLABEL directory.

14. Scalable fonts
For all printer scalable fonts, the “Set Maximum” button is displayed when selecting the font height.

15. Windows printers and NW7 barcode
When printing an NW7 barcode to a Windows printer the start and stop characters were always displayed in the interpretation even if the user requested them to not be displayed. This has been corrected.

16. Format tracking reports
Corrected a problem where modifying the report parameters (like removing one of the columns from the report) would leave incorrect headers for some of the remaining fields.

17. New Sato RFID Printers
The Sato GL408e and GL412e now have the option to enable RFID capability.

18. “Lock Field” now available in all versions
The option to lock a field on a label format is now available in all versions of the software.

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Version 5.8.1.1291

Released: 04/15/2008

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Sato S-8408 RSato S-8412 R
Sato S-8424 R

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Max label length wrong on some printers
The maximum label length on some printers was set to 50 inches. This has been corrected to allow labels to be as long as is permitted for each printer model.

2. TEC “Reset” command
The printer “reset” command is only valid for serial interfaces but was being sent for any connected interface. This has been fixed.

3. Datamax “Triumvirate” fonts
In some cases, the size of the internal “Triumvirate” font was shown on the screen as half the correct size. The printed output was correct, but the label display was wrong. This has been fixed.

4. Zebra “flip” or “mirror” sometimes not correct
On some Zebra printers, the label “flip” or “mirror” options did not work correctly. This has been fixed.

5. Printed labels showed some fields as test data.
When printing using the automation interfaces (XML, ActiveX, or command files) and printing a format designed for a certain printer model, but the destination printer was a different model, some label fields would contain test data (either question marks or all zeroes). This has been fixed.

6. Program crash when language is set to Spanish
In some cases after an error or information message was displayed, the program would crash. This only happened when the language was set to Spanish. This has been corrected.

7. Designing formats for memory card download
After creating a format for download to a printer memory card, the memory card option would “stick”, causing problems later when designing a label format for a printer model that did not support memory card downloads. This has been fixed.

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Version 5.8.0.1282

Released: 01/24/2008

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Datamax M-4206 Mark IIDatamax M-4210 Mark II
Datamax M-4308 Mark II Godex EZ-2100+
Sato CX410Sato CT408i
Sato CT412iSato CT424i
Sato LM408eSato LM412e
 Sato MB200i Sato MB400i
 Sato MB410i Zebra ZM400 203 DPI
 Zebra ZM400 300 DPI Zebra ZM400 600 DPI
 Zebra ZM600 203 DPI Zebra ZM600 300 DPI
 TEC/Toshiba B-SX6T TEC/Toshiba B-SX8T
 TEC/Toshiba B-452-HS TEC/Toshiba B-852/B-852-R
TEC/Toshiba B-882TEC/Toshiba B-SA4TM 203 DPI
TEC/Toshiba B-SA4TP 203 DPITEC/Toshiba B-SA4TM 300 DPI
TEC/Toshiba B-SA4TP 300 DPITEC/Toshiba B-SV4D
TEC/Toshiba B-SV4T TSC TTP-2410M
TSC TTP-346M TSC TTP-246M Plus
TSC TTP-344M Plus

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Memory card download and field incrementation
Label formats downloaded to a printer memory card could use only numeric incrementation. If the printer supports other incrementation (alphanumeric or hexadecimal), then these can now be used when created formats for downloading.

2. Downloading formats and “Store Backup Format”
When downloading multiple formats to a Tharo “H Series” printer, the “Store Backup Format” prompt might not appear. Also, the selection for storing backup formats might not have been applied to all of the selected formats. This has been corrected.

3. Rectangular DataMatrix symbols
Added the ability to print a DataMatrix symbol as a rectangle in addition to the normal square symbol type. If the printer supports this internally, it will be sent as a printer command otherwise it will be sent as a graphic image.

4. Print Queue “Printer Test” Button
Added option for all printers to allow for a printer test to make sure that the interface is configured correctly and communicating with the printer. This prints a test label so make sure printer is online and loaded with media.

5. Command Files and ActiveX use default printer
If a label format has a default printer defined, then a command file or ActiveX object can use the default by simply not defining a specific printer to be used.

6. Datamax Printers and Downloaded Fonts
Fonts downloaded as bitmaps were previously limited to no more than 255 dots in height or width. This caused fonts to be magnified, making them look ragged. This was fixed to use the maximum size allowed for downloaded fonts for the I, W, H, A and E Class printers.

7. Zebra Date/Time fields and TrueType fonts
Zebra printers can now use TrueType fonts for date or time fields and use the internal printer clock. Previously, if the font was a TrueType font, then the date or time field did not use the printer’s internal clock command.

8. Default value for number of formats or batch size
The value entered for the number of formats printed or the batch size and number of batches is remembered between sessions and is used as the default.

9. Arithmetic fields using “DATE”
When using an Arithmetic field with the keyword “DATE”, the word “DATE” can be in any language supported by EASYLABEL.

10. Change in Security Settings
If the security option “Username/Password is required for saved changes” is enabled, then the username and password must match exactly to the username/password entered when signing into EASYLABEL.

11. Circular Arc Text field and paragraphs
A circular arc text field as a paragraph does not work, this option has been disabled.

12. Parallel Ports greater than LPT3
If the system supports multiple parallel ports, you can now select ports greater than LPT3.

13. Format Created for Another Printer Controller
When the message “Format created for another printer controller” is displayed, the printer model that the format was designed for is also displayed. The user can then install the correct printer for the format.

14. Barcode interpretations disappearing
When making changes to other fields on a label, sometimes the barcode interpretation of another field would disappear from the display. The label printed correctly. This has been corrected.

15. Default print image DPI
When using the “Create Print Image” option, the default DPI was 1 (too small to be useful). The DPI now defaults to 203.

16. TSC printers and TrueType fonts
In some cases, text fields using TrueType fonts would sometimes print in a different location after upgrading the software. This has been corrected.

17. “Enter” key not working sometimes
If you double-click on a field name from the “Field List” and changed the field properties, using the “Enter” key to place the field on the format did not always work correctly. This has been fixed.

18. Note on Multi-Source Barcodes
When choosing a multi-source barcode, a message is displayed that notes it is easier to use a “link” source of data to create the field. This message can be disabled so it won’t appear again.

19. Default Font is printer scalable font
If a printer supports an internal scalable font, then this font is the default font when creating a new text field.

20. “Undo” not working correctly
Fixed several problems with the “Undo” feature. It previously did not work correctly in all cases.

21. Sato printers and UPC-E0 barcode
Entering the wrong number of characters for a UPC-E0 symbol gave an incorrect error message saying the length must be 10 for UPC-E1. The “E1” was incorrect and has been fixed.

22. Date/Time field using another field as an offset
If the printer supports date/time offsets, then the value of the offset field is sent as part of the printer command. This is disabled if the label format is designed for download to printer memory card.

23. Multi-Source fields
Barcode check digits are now valid as a source of data to be linked into a multi-source field.

24. Symbol name changed from RSS to GS1 DataBar
All of the RSS symbol names have been changed to the new standard of GS1 Databar.

25. “cab” printers and barcode header/trailer
When downloading a format to a “cab” printer where a barcode had a header or trailer, the header or trailer was not included in the barcode. This has been corrected.

26. Zebra cutter option
Previously it was difficult to select cutter mode for Zebra printers because both the printer configuration and the label format configuration had to specify cutter option. This has been corrected so that this option is easier to enable.

27. Windows Vista and selecting network printers
Corrected a problem under Windows Vista where it was not possible to select a network printer. Networked printers were displayed in the browse dialog, but could not be selected.

28. Set printer darkness and printer speed
Added the option for many printers to enable or disable the setting of printer darkness and print speed. This allows for print darkness to be specified in the printer front panel to account for differences between printers.

29. Godex printers and Tharo H and V series printers
When printing formats that contained a date field using an offset and also using TrueType fonts downloaded as a bitmap font, not all of the correct characters were included in the font, resulting in missing characters in the printed date.

30. DatabaseView application
The DatabaseView application now requires that the user have database authorization (as defined in the EASYLABEL user configuration).

31. EAN/UCC Wizard in EASYLABEL Gold
The EAN/UCC Wizard is a feature of EASYLABEL Gold but the fields were lost after saving the format because of the Wizard’s use of multi-source fields which are not a feature of EASYLABEL Gold. This has been corrected, any fields created by the EAN/UCC Wizard will now remain when the format is saved in EASYLABEL Gold.

32. ActiveX Printer Object “Status” property
The “Status” property and the “RefreshStatus” method now work for the Tharo H-427, H-436, H-626, H-634 and all of the new Godex “Plus” printers. The status string has the format “ee,nnnnncl” where ee is a two digit status code, nnnnn is the number of labels remaining to be printed, and cl is acarriage return and line feed combination (0x0D,0x0A)

33. Network TCP/IP port number
The default port number is 9100 for networked TCP/IP printers.

34. Date field 1 and 3 digit year
In some cases, formatting a date to use 1 digit or 3 digit year would not print correctly. This has been corrected.

35. New option for Windows drivers
Added a new option for Windows printer drivers that allows for creating a true monochrome bitmap. Some Windows printer drivers do not correctly convert color bitmaps to monochrome. This results in incorrect label images. Choose this new option if you experience errors printing labels to Windows printers.

36. Sato UPC barcode errors
The Sato printer driver might print a bad UPC barcode if the “Optimize UPC” option was set to “No” and the barcode was set to print without interpretation. The resulting barcode was not scanable. This has been corrected.

37. Crash using certain Windows printers
Most Windows printer drivers work correctly with EASYLABEL. A small minority of drivers have a bug which can cause a crash in EASYLABEL. A change was made to get around the driver bugs.

38. Optimized printer incrementation
The printer drivers can now detect a multi-level link or copy of an incremented field. This allows the incrementation to be done in the printer.

39. “cab” printers using Arithmetic “DATE+nn”
On some “cab” printers, using an Arithmetic field with DATE+nn does not work correctly. The wrong date command was being sent to the printer. This has been fixed.

40. Tharo H and V series label format downloading
Made a change to allow date fields that have an offset value to be downloaded to the memory card. Previously, the date was sent without the offset.

41. Tharo H and V series USB printing
Corrected a problem where if the printer is connected using a USB port, in some cases after turning the printer off and then back on, then label formats would get “stuck” in the print queue even if they were cancelled.

42. Date fields and ISO week of year
If the “ISO week of year” option was enabled, using a date field that referenced the week would not print correctly or might cause a program crash. This has been fixed.

43. Zebra printers and left margin
On some Zebra printers, including a left margin in the label format settings would cause part of the label image to be cut off. This has been corrected.

44. Zebra center justified printers
On the Zebra center justified printers (like the 2844) using the label format “flip” option would cause the label image to be printed incorrectly. This has been fixed.

45. Zebra bidirectional parallel option
On some Zebra printers that allow for bidirectional parallel communications, this option was not available in the printer configuration screen. This has been fixed.

46. PDF417 symbols
On some printers, certain values of data could not be encoded in a PDF417 symbol. The printer would give an error. This has been corrected.

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Version 5.7.0.1195

Released: 09/24/2007

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Windows Printers
Fixed a problem where the “Additional Options” prompt was not displayed for Windows printers. This prevented the user from changing any of the advanced Windows printer driver settings.

2. Windows Vista and Networked Printers
Fixed a problem where the network printer browse dialog would not let you select a printer. The “OK” button was always disabled.

3. HP Printers / Synergystex Printers
The HP and Synergystex printer drivers now allow for the option of selecting a USB port.

4. Tharo H and V Series Printers
When downloading a format to the printer, and the format had an “Arithmetic” field that did a date calculation, and that field used a TrueType font, in some cases not all of the characters where downloaded. When printing the format some of the characters in the date field would be blank. This has been fixed.

5. Print-Only version
Fixed several problems with the “Print Only” version where some features were disabled (ActiveX, 2D bar codes, etc.)

6. Multi-User Licensing
Corrected problems with the Multi-User version related to the acquiring and releasing of licenses.

 

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Version 5.7.0.1179

Released: 09/10/2007

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Printing 1 label at a time
Under some circumstances the HP driver, Gemini driver , or Windows driver would only print one copy of a label format. This has been corrected.

2. The ‘Advanced Options’ dialog is not shown when using a Windows Driver
The ‘Advanced Options’ dialog did not appear after setting the ‘Advanced Options’ format option to ‘yes’. This has been corrected.

3. Language fixes
Some additional language fixes were made that corrected a problem that caused some messages to be always be displayed in English under 64 bit Windows.

 

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Version 5.7.0.1173-1174

Released: 08/29/2007

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Peel-off mode not available on some Intermec printers
Corrected a problem where Peel-off mode was not selectable on some of the newer Intermec printers.

2. Unused graphics no longer created or sent
Randomly, the software would create and send barcode graphics of some of the fields on the format. These graphic were not actually used on the label. This has been corrected.

3. Corrections to the “Device Attached” prompt.
In some languages other than English, the selection for the 8 port WTI switch box was missing. This has been corrected. In many languages other than English there was no default selection for the “Device Attached” prompt. The prompt now defaults to “Printer”.

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Version 5.7.0.1169

Released: 08/22/2007

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Printronix SL4M 203 DPIPrintronix SL4M 300 DPI
Printronix T4M 203 DPI Printronix T4M 300 DPI
Datamax H-4408Datamax H-4606
Sato GL408ESato GL412E
Sato CX400Sato M-8465Se
TSC TTP-244

Important Note:

As of Version 5.7.0 EASYLABEL will only install on Windows 2000 or higher. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT are no longer supported. EASYLABEL 5.6 should be used on Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT. Windows 95 is not supported.

Important Note:

If you used Visual Studio 2003 to compile a project using EASYLABEL’s ActiveX objects with version 1.1 of the .NET framework, you may experience a crash when you run your project after upgrading to EASYLABEL 5.7.0 This is because the project tries to load .NET framework version 1.1 and then tries to load .NET framework version 2. This loading of the second .NET framework fails and that causes the crash. To correct this, compile your project using Visual Studio 2005. If this is not possible you can correct the problem if you un-install version 1.1 of the .NET framework.

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. EASYLABEL release 5.7 is one combined program for Silver, Gold, Platinum and Terminal Server.
The level of the WIBU-Key that is plugged into the system determines the version of EASYLABEL that loads. If you have a Gold Key, EASYLABEL will load as Gold. If you have a Platinum Key, it will load as Platinum, etc.

2. TEC 416 Color Printer
The TEC 416 Color Printer did not print colored shapes (lines, boxes etc.) correctly. This has been fixed.

3. Datamax printers
Fixed problem where a barcode that has incrementing data and a header would be sent to the printer one at a time instead of incrementing in the printer. Also fixed problem where the bar width multiplier prompt appeared for Maxicode symbols.

4. Intermec USB
Added support for using USB ports with Intermec printers.

5. Aztec/Mesa 2D Symbols
Added support for Aztec and Aztec/Mesa symbols. The following new symbols are supported: Aztec, Aztec Mesa UPC-A, Aztec Mesa EAN-13, Aztec Mesa Interleaved 2/5, Aztec Mesa Code 128, Aztec Mesa Code 39, and Aztec Mesa Code 93.

6. Printronix USB
Added support for using USB ports with Printronix printers.

7. File Open Dialog
The “File Open” dialog window now indicates if the selected format was designed for a Windows printer driver.

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Version 5.6.1.1152

Released: 08/02/2007

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Tharo H-427Tharo H-436
Tharo H-626Tharo H-634
Godex EZ-2200+Godex EZ-2300+
Godex EZ-6200+Godex EZ-6300+
Godex EZ-1100+Godex EZ-1200+
Godex EZ-1300+Godex EZ-DT-2
Godex EZ-DT-4

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Barcode Wizard
When creating a barcode using the “EAN/UCC 128 Wizard” and the first AI is 00 or 01, an extra check digit was applied to the entire barcode. The check digit was not shown in the interpretation, but could be seen by scanning the generated barcode. This has been corrected.

2. Zebra printers and barcodes with bearer bars
If the format had a left margin, any barcode that has bearer bars would not print correctly. The bearer bars were shifted with respect to the position of the barcode. This has been corrected.

3. Incorrect Mod 10 check digit
Selecting a UPC Mod 10 checkdigit (for Code 128 for example) and entering an even number of characters, the calculated check digit was incorrect. The calculation should be the same as the one used for EAN barcodes. This has been fixed.

4. Print preview not correct
If a field had “enable printing” based on a condition, the display was not updated correctly after entering the when printed or database keys. The display did not reflect the enable/disable state of the fields. This has been corrected.

5. Zebra printers and date/time offsets
Corrected a problem in the Zebra driver when using date or time fields that have an offset. Incorrect printer commands were sent if more than one field had an offset.

6. Long pauses in User Interface
Corrected a problem that resulted in long pauses before the screen was updated. This occurred when accessing printer properties or adding/changing text fields.

7. ActiveX fixes
Fixed several problems when using the ActiveX controls. On some operating systems, a crash would result when running already compiled projects or when creating a new project and adding a control to a form.

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Version 5.6.0.1144

Released: 03/08/2007

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Corrected a problem where the program would crash when editing some formats in French.

 

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Version 5.6.0.1143

Released: 05/04/2007

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made :

  1. On some older PC’s there could be a delay when opening a printer property page. A small change was made to eliminate this delay.
  2. On some older PC’s there could be a delay when adding a text field. Another small change was made to eliminate this delay.

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Version 5.6.0.1140

Released: 03/08/2007

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Sato S-8408Sato S-8412
Sato S-8424DEDRUMA  DP4/200
DEDRUMA  DP4/300DEDRUMA  DP4/600
DEDRUMA  DP6/300DEDRUMA  DP8/300
DEDRUMA  DB4/200DEDRUMA  DB4/300
DEDRUMA  DB4/600DEDRUMA  DH5/300
DEDRUMA  DH4/300DEDRUMA  DH4/600
DEDRUMA  DL4/200DEDRUMA  DL4/300
DEDRUMA  DM4/200DEDRUMA  DM4/300
DEDRUMA  DI4/200DEDRUMA  DI4/300
DEDRUMA  DI4/600DEDRUMA  DW6/200
DEDRUMA  DW6/300

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. cab printers
Fix for A4+ and Mach series printers regarding the reflective sensor commands. Fix for duplicate printer field names when using unnamed text fields and one or more of them is a paragraph. The DataMatrix symbol now allows for the option of send it as a graphic image, or as printer command (optimized). Fixed a problem where some text fields might not display correctly when opening a format created for a different printer model, and that printer model is not one of the configured printers.

2. Datamatrix Barcodes
Corrected the encoding of <NUL> bytes. Function 1 (FNC1) is now encoded correctly. Removed the use of the undocumented “~” sequences as this caused problems when switching to optimized Datamatrix in the printer.

3. MicroPDF symbology
Removed option to show human-readable interpretation. Column and row counts can now be specified.

4. Date Fields
Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur for certain cases of date fields.

5. Printronix printers
Corrected bar width multipliers for RSS composite symbols. Fixed <FN1> control codes.

6. Zebra
Fix for not printing correctly if the number of batches is 1 and the batch size is greater than 1. Fixed a problem where the CODE 49 bar code data was not being properly compacted. Fix to allow selection of reflective label sensor for all printers. Fix to allow encoding an RFID HF (high frequency) tag using hexadecimal data. Fixed problem of bar code not reading from RFID if the human readable was turned off.

7. ActiveX
Added additional debug logging information. Added a new error return code for the ELabelBatch control. A value of -18 (InvokeError) will be returned if the control cannot communicate with the ActiveX server.

8. Windows Vista
Added support for Windows Vista. EASYLABEL will now install and run correctly on all versions of Windows Vista.

9. Gemini printers
Fixed crash when doing a test print from the “Printer Status and Functions” window in the print queue.

10. .NET Framework v2.0
Migrated all applications to .NET Framework v2.0 from .NET Framework v1.1.

11. Composite EAN13, EAN8, UPC-A, and UPC-E symbols
Implemented embedded human readable interpretation for these symbologies.

12. RSS Composite symbols
Removed the garbage characters “10f” that were added to the composite component for RSS-14 Composite and RSS-14 Stacked Composite. Allow for FNC1 to be put in the composite part of all of the composite symbols. Previously, FNC1 could only be used in a Code128 symbol. Fixed bug in composite symbols when the source of data was “when printed” and the “max field length” was greater than that allowed for the linear portion of the symbol.

13. Novexx / Avery Dennison
Fixed to allow use of hash characters (#) in data stream. Interpretation is no longer supported for Codablock since it is invalid.

14. <NUL>, <DEL>, and FN1 characters in barcode data
Added support for <NUL> and <DEL> control codes for all printers. Also fixed use of FN1 (function 1). NOTE: many printers still do not handle <NUL> or FN1 correctly. This is a firmware issue in the printers. If <NUL> or FN1 needs to be encoded, try turning off the bar code optimization to force it to be sent as a graphic image.

15. Intermec printers
<STX>, <ETX>, and <FN1> control codes are now handled correctly in barcode data.

16. Control Code list
The pop-up control code list now shows entries for <NUL> and <DEL> control codes. The <NUL> entry only shows up when the field type is a bar code.

17. Datamax printers
Fixed sending of “Cancel” command to the printers and also added a “Cancel” button to the print queue printer functions dialog.

18. Default format settings
When a new format is created, all of the settings for the new format are defaulted to the values of the last format saved. This makes it easy to create a group of formats that are designed for a particular printer model and have consistent settings (label size, print darkness, print speed, etc.)

19. QR-Code start mode
Added option to specify the starting data mode (numeric, alphanumeric, etc.) for QR-code symbols. This option is only supported on printers that allow the start mode to be chosen.

20. RFID Wizard
Fix to allow binary mode to work correctly for HF (high frequency) RFID tags. Previously, any data entered was always treated as text. Fixed bug where some fields could not be imported into a DoD tag.

21. Memory leaks
Fixed several memory leaks in the ActiveX controls and in the main user interface.

22. XML Monitor
Fixed a problem where the XML monitor would crash if the event log filled up. Increased the log size and set the log to wrap around if it fills up. Corrected a problem that could happen if the monitor processed a file, then deleted it while another file with the exact same name was being dropped in the monitored folder.

23. Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista x64
Added support for x64 Windows Operating Systems.

24. Printing to multiple printers
Corrected a problem with printer thread synchronization that could cause random lockups or program crashes. In some cases, jobs were in the queue as “Waiting”, but never printed.

25. Format Tracking Reports
Fixed a bug where a report file was not always created when using “save as” to save a format file.

26. Print Queue Temporary Files
Changed the location where the print queue will write temporary files. Previously, these files were written to the EASYLABEL installation folder. The temporary files are now written to the system assigned temporary folder. This folder is usually at “Documents and Settings<user>Local SettingsTemp” unless this has been changed by the system environment settings.

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Version 5.5.5.1099

Released: 11/06/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
cab Hermes A4 300cab Hermes A4 600
cab Hermes A5 300cab Hermes A5 600
cab A2+ 300cab A2+ 300 K
cab A4+ 200 Kcab A4+ 300 K
cab A4+ 600 Kcab A4.3+ 200
cab A4.3+ 300cab A6+ 300
cab A8+ 300

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Date/Time offsets based on another field
Added the capability to use the value of another field as the offset for a date or time field. Previously, the offset had to be a numeric literal. This makes it easy to offset a date or time by the value of a when-printed or database field. When using the Date/Time offset by another field, the field data is sent as text and the printer clock is not used.

2. MicroPDF-417
Added option to specify the row size (number of columns) in a MicroPDF-417 symbol. The value can be from 0 to 4, where 0 means to automatically calculate the best size.

3. TRUECOUNT can now specify batchsize
Added option to allow the batchsize to be specified in a TRUECOUNT named field. The syntax is the same as for the “formatcount” command in a command file. If a single number is given, it is the total number of formats to be printed. Two numbers separated by commas give the number of batches and the batchsize. For example, to print 10 batches of 2 labels per batch, use “10,2”.

4. TRUECOUNT can now be any source of data.
The limitation where TRUECOUNT had to be a field with “When Printed” as the source of data has been removed.

5. ELabelInfo ActiveX control
Fixed a problem in the ELabelInfo control where it would not always initialize correctly (not load the correct language file). This sometimes caused a crash when trying to retrieve the printer model name.

6. LabelCom
Changed to allow for COM ports up to COM9 (previously only allowed for up to COM4).

7. Novexx / Avery Dennison
We no longer send the “#BOF” (buffer off) command to the printer.

8. Zebra printer quantity command
Allow for sending batch quantities greater than 9998 on the printers that support it.

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Version 5.5.4.1090

Released: 09/05/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOSystemwaveTEC
THAROTSCZebra
Any Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Systemwave KSW-502Systemwave KSW-503
Systemwave KSW-802Systemwave KSW-803
Systemwave UP500CSystemwave M-450
Systemwave KSW-1000Systemwave KSW-1500
Systemwave KSW-2000Systemwave KSW-3000
Systemwave KSW-4000Systemwave KSW-8300

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Command File “Setup” Message
When displaying a setup message from a command file using the “displaymsg” command, the message was sometimes displayed behind other windows on the screen. This has been corrected.

2. Datamax RFID Fixes
Fixed problem where multiple tags were encoded/printed even if the quantity was set to 1. Also corrected problem reading data from a tag and printing the data on the label in hexadecimal format.

3. Zebra continuous/non-continuous media
Fixed a problem in the Zebra driver where the driver was not sending correct command to set the media type.

4. Custom Date/Time formatting
Fixed a problem where a format file created in EASYLABEL 4.3.0 and printed using EASYLABEL 5 did not print correctly if the format had a field that used custom date or time formatting.

5. Missing Configuration file caused random language
Fixed a problem where a missing configuration file (label.cfg) caused the program to display an error using a random language. If no configuration file is found, the program defaults to English to display the error message.

6. UCC/EAN Wizard
Fixed problem in the UCC/EAN Wizard where A.I. 402 required a specific check digit but the program did not provide for one to be added or calculated.

7. Zebra “Flip Format”
Fixed a problem in the Zebra driver where “flip format” did not always work if the label width was less than the print head width.

8. Sato RFID changes
Added option to allow user to select between old and new RFID commands. If your printer has newer firmware, you should select the “new” RFID commands. Also added ability to choose between ASCII and Hexadecimal when reading from an RFID tag.

9. cab “A” series printers
When downloading a format direct to a Compact Flash (CF) card in the computer, the driver now creates the correct directory structure as required by these printers.

10. “Erase” sometimes caused a crash
Using the “Erase” menu option to delete a file sometimes caused the program to crash. This happened if the path name to the file was very long. This has been corrected.

11. Tharo H-series
Corrected problem when printing formats to an H-series printer that were designed for a different printer.

12. Tabbed Dialogs
Fixed a problem in the printer configuration screen where not all items were shown when using tabbed dialogs. If tabbed dialogs was disabled then all printer configuration items were available.

13. Print Label Image
Fixed a problem where ActiveX and Command Files would not create an image of a format being printed even if the “Create Print Images” options was enabled. Also fixed a problem where disabled fields were shown in the image file.

14. User LogReader
Corrected problems in the LogReader application where it would not always use the correct font when creating a printed report. Also fixed problem where it would sometimes print off the bottom of the page.

15. PCX and PCC images
Corrected a problem introduced in Version 5.5.0.998 where PCX and PCC graphics would not display/print correctly when “Image Processing” was set to “Traditional”

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Version 5.5.3.1072

Released: 06/30/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Intermec PD41 203 DPIIntermec PD41 300 DPI
Intermec PF2I 203 DPIIntermec PF4I 203 DPI
Intermec PF4I 300 DPI Intermec PM4I 203 DPI
 Intermec PM4I 300 DPI Intermec PX4I 203 DPI
 Intermec PX4I 300 DPI Intermec PX6I 203 DPI
 Intermec PX6I 300 DPI Intermec PD41 203 DPI
 Intermec PD41 300 DPI
 Sato Lt408 R (right hand version) Sato Lt408 L (left hand version)

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. OpenType font files (*.otf)
Change to allow the selection of OpenType fonts with the .otf file extension for text fields when download fonts is set to ‘Yes’ for most printers. Previously, if the download font option was set to ‘yes’ the selection of OpenType fonts (*.otf) was disabled. The selection of OpenType fonts with the .otf extension is still disabled for printer drivers that download the entire font file to the printer memory because the printers only accept fonts with the .ttf extension. These drivers include: Apollo, A-Series, Datamax 2+ and TSC.

2. Arithmetic Fields
In some cases the processing of Arithmetic fields was not done correctly when part of a field name (delimited by an “_”) exactly matched the name of another field. This has been fixed.

3. Tharo H and V series
Fixed several problems with barcode justification options. Also corrected a problem when using date math and TrueType fonts. Adding a new V series printer will default the buzzer option to “on”.

4. Field selection and blinking

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Version 5.5.2.1065

Released: 05/22/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Datamax H-6212XDatamax H-6310X
Datamax H-8308XDatamax H-6210
Datamax H-6308

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. USB / Parallel Interface cables
Changed USB detection to allow for the use of USB to parallel interface cables. These are detected as a standard USB printer device.

2. Sato driver can use USB/Parallel converter cable
Changed to Sato printer driver to allow for the use of the USB/Parallel converter cables.

3. Tharo H and V series
Fixed problem of variable length barcodes not have the correct justification when the justification was not left aligned and the barcode width was shorter than the designed size. Fixed problem with Code 128 function codes not being sent correctly when a format was downloaded to printer memory. Fixed a problem with label height command sometimes causing labels to be skipped. Fixed problem of using a variable number of days to offset a date field and downloading format to printer memory.

4. “No special formatting” option
Fixed a problem where the “No special formatting” option for a field would not appear in some cases where it should have appeared.

5. Intermec barcode justification
Fixed problem where barcodes where not justified correctly in some field orientations.

6. Zebra “cut by label count”
Added support for cutting by label count. User can choose the number of labels before each cut operation. Also fixed a problem with media type command (continuous, gap, black mark) not being sent correctly.

7. UCC SSCC-18/SCC-14
Corrected a problem with the UCC SSCC-18/SCC-14 barcode where if an insufficient number of digits were entered may cause a program crash.

8. Zebra RFID
Changed Zebra RFID commands for the R110 PAX series printers to use the newer tag read/write commands.

9. Using Windows print spooler
In some cases it may be desirable to use the Windows print spooler to communicate with a given printer if problems are encountered using the normal drivers. Added a new option to allow the user to choose between network printer or local port when configuring a “network” printer. If a local port is chosen then the software will automatically create a Windows “Generic Text only” printer to manage the port.

10. Using Time in an Arithmetic field
When using an Arithmetic field that references a Time field, the time would be returned in 12 hour format instead of 24 hour format which was done previously. This has been fixed to match previous versions of the software.

11. LogReader Application
Made several fixes and cosmetic improvements to the LogReader application. Selecting an item in the list to view the detail for that item sometimes displayed an error message “Seek error”, this has been corrected. In some cases not all items were shown on the printed reports, this has also been corrected. Made several improvements to the look of both the screen display and the printed reports.

12. Database connectivity
Made several improvements to the database connectivity to resolve problems connecting to some Oracle and Progress databases. Changed to use fully qualified table names for databases that support this option.

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Version 5.5.1.1048

Released: 03/30/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. Tharo H and V series, Euro character
A change was made to allow for printing of the Euro character using the printer internal fonts. Previously, the Euro character would print as a different character.

2. Datamax and printer clock
Added option to Datamax printer driver to allow for the option of setting the printer clock to match the computer clock. Previously, the printer was always synchronized to the computer clock. The option “Set Printer Clock” in the printer configuration was added to allow this feature to be enable/disabled.

3. Save Data option
The previous release had a bug where the “Save Data” option would not work correctly. Previously entered data was not saved in the format file. This has been corrected.

4. Date formatting on fields with a source of data other than ‘printdate’
If date formatting was applied to a field that had a source of data other than ‘printdate’ then the current system date would be printed instead of the field data. This has been corrected.

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Version 5.5.1.1042

Released: 03/20/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
cab A4+ 203 DPIcab A4+ 300 DPI
cab A4+ 600 DPIcab Mach4 203 DPI
cab Mach4 300 DPIcab Mach4 600 DPI

The following changes/additions have been made :

1. TrueType text fields
In some cases, a text field using a TrueType font which is sent as a bitmap image (instead of downloading the font) might have part of the last character cut off. The bitmap was not the correct size. This has been corrected.

2. Sato UPC/EAN symbols
Formats created in an older version of the software and printed with a later version might not print the symbol interpretation correctly. This has been corrected.

3. Default label size
Fixed a problem where the default label size for new formats was sometimes set to a very small value.

4. cab A8/203 printers and date/time offsets
The cab A8/203 did not support all of the date offsets that are supported by the 300 DPI version of the A8 printer. Trying to print a field using a date or time offset did not work correctly. This has been corrected.

 

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Version 5.5.1.1034

Released: 03/09/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. RSS-14 symbols
Fixed a problem where RSS-14 symbols with interpretation would sometimes cause a program crash.

2. Older configuration files
Fixed a problem where older configuration files were not properly updated. This caused a problem with the cab E2 series of printers and might also cause a program crash.

3. Tharo H-series and V-series
Added printer driver optimizations to allow the printer to process Interleaved 2of5 using mod 10 check digit. This allows for the printer to increment/decrement this symbol. Also added option to allow printer to process Code 39 and Code 39 with mod 43 check digit. Printer can increment/decrement these as long as no start/stop characters are chosen for the bar code interpretation.

4. Apollo printers and long field names
Using field names longer than 10 characters cause the Apollo printer driver to create a new unique field name. The new name will be the first 7 characters of the field name plus a unique 3 digit number.

5. Windows Printers
Moving a format created for a Windows printer from one computer to another sometimes gave the message “created for another printer controller” even if the same printer model was installed on both computers. This has been corrected. Also fixed problem where filled rectangles were not always drawn correctly.

6. Custom Date and Time formatting
If a “%” character was entered in a custom date or time format, the field was not displayed correctly. This has been corrected.

7. Serial Port software flow control
Fixed a problem where Xon/Xoff protocol (software flow control) did not work in all cases.

8. Tharo H-series and V-series improvements
Downloaded fonts now download the “.” character for date fields for use in European date formats. Improved the reliability of downloading formats to the memory card. Fixed problems with Code 128 bar codes not always using the correct starting code set.

9. EAN Wizard
Clicking on the “Edit” button in the EAN Wizard screen with no items in the list caused a program crash. This has been corrected. Removed the header/trailer option from the wizard data source screen.

10. Copied field formatted as a Date
Fixed a problem where copying a field and setting the special formatting to be a date format did not work in all cases. This was mostly a problem when copying a when-printed field or a field that was a date with an offset.

11. Job List
Fixed a problem in the job list where printers that had no name were sometimes selected as an alternate printer for a print job. This caused labels to be sent to the wrong printer.

12. Zebra R4MPlus
Trying to encode an RFID tag did not always work correctly unless the format also included an RFID read command. This has been corrected.

13. Labelcom
Fixed a crash caused by long printer port names. This was mostly a problem with networked printers.

14. TSC printers and UPC-E0 symbols
Fixed a problem where an extra “0” was being added to the bar code data for UPC-E0 bar codes.

15. Datamax and QR-Code symbol
When the “Optimize QR-Code” selection was set to “Yes” in the printer configuration, a wrong command was sent to the printer resulting in extra data being encoded into the symbol. This has been corrected.

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Version 5.5.0.1016

Released: 02/16/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Previous releases of 5.5 were not installing LEAD TOOLS, this has been corrected. LEAD TOOLS is required to use graphics on labels

2. Made a few other changes to the installation procedure.

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Version 5.5.0.1003

Released: 02/03/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Avery Dennison AP7.t (203 DPI) Avery Dennison AP7.t (300 DPI)
Datamax H-4212XDatamax H-4310X
Datamax EX2Sato CT420DT
TEC BSX4TTEC BSX5T
TSC TTP-343Zebra S4M 203 DPI
Zebra S4M 300 DPI

 The following changes/additions have been made:

  1. Print Job Optimization
    When printing jobs where the label format has incremented fields, sometimes each batch was sent to the printer separately. This happened if there were copies or links of fields using a source of data that was also a copy, link, or arithmetic data. The label format is now fully analyzed and will be sent to the printer as one job if possible.
  2. Using Print-Only hardware key
    If a Print-Only key is being used, the software now allows for the user to change the printer configuration. If user sign-on is enabled, the user must have “manager” rights.

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Version 5.5.0.998

Released: 01/31/2006

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Avery Dennison AP7.t (203 DPI) Avery Dennison AP7.t (300 DPI)
Datamax H-4212XDatamax H-4310X
Datamax EX2Sato CT420DT
TEC BSX4TTEC BSX5T
TSC TTP-343Zebra S4M 203 DPI
Zebra S4M 300 DPI

 The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Zebra Printers and Multi-Up label formats
Corrected a problem with some Zebra printers where multi-up labels would not print correctly. This affected any center biased printer where the physical label width was less than the maximum width (for example 2-inch wide media in a 4-inch wide printer).

2. Format Browser and User Print Rights
Fixed a problem in the format browser that allowed users that did not have print rights to select and print a format.

3. Printer Configuration
Active X and XML require printers to have a unique printer name. A default name is provided when adding a new printer.

4. Printronix Clock Support
The internal clock in Printronix printers will be used to create date/time fields on labels. The printer status window now has an option to set the clock in the printer.

5. New IP Communications Option for IP Printing
A new option has been added for IP network printers. Users can now choose FTP, LPR or RAW printer protocols to access the printer. Previously, RAW was always used. This can be useful for some print server devices that don’t support RAW mode very well.

6. Tharo H and V series clock
Added option to set the printer clock to match the computer clock.

7. 2D Symbology display
The screen display of a label format shows the correct representation of the 2D symbols: QR-code, Datamatrix, RSS-14 and RSS composite, and Maxicode.

8. Windows printers
Fixed a crash that could occur if the Windows printer driver name or comment was too long.

9. Printer Serial/Parallel port selection
The list of ports in the printer configuration now shows only the ports that actually exist on the PC.

10. Program configuration and ActiveX
No changes are allowed to the program configuration when the ActiveX server is running.

11. New Job List Feature
Added new feature that allows the creation of a “job list”. This is very similar to a saved print queue. One or more job lists can be created to print specific sequences of labels. A job list can be opened, and all jobs in the list (or a selected group from the list) can be added to the print queue in one operation.

12. Long Pathnames
Fixed several bugs related to long pathnames. Previously, there was a limit of 128 characters in the pathname for many of the files used (format files, serial files, etc.)

13. Re-Enter UserID/Password option
Added an option the configuration that will force users to re-enter their user ID and password when a file is saved from within the software.

14. Label Print Image Option
Added option to the “Create Print Images” where user can now specify the type of image file to create. Previously, the image of the printed label was always saved as an EMF (Enhanced Meta-File) type file.

15. ActiveX and Printer Names
Sometimes the ActiveX control would return a blank string instead of the printer model name. This has been corrected.

16. Conditional Field Printing
Corrected problem where the “Enable Printing” option did not allow for “Conditional” to be chosen in some languages.

17. Date and Time offsets
An offset can now be applied to date and time fields. The offset can either be positive (into the future) or negative (into the past). Date fields allow offsets for year, month, and day. Time fields allow offsets for hour, minute, and seconds.

18. TSC printer driver
Added a printer configuration option that allows for the clearing of the printer FLASH memory before each label job is sent to the printer.

19. Windows printers and “mirror” option
Windows printers can now correctly print mirrored 2D symbols. Mirroring reverses the image left to right.

20. Database file sharing
Corrected a problem with EASYLABEL database files where a user may get an “Unable to open file” error if another user already had the file opened.

21. Apollo format downloading and replace files
When downloading a format to the Apollo printers and also creating a replace file, sometimes the field names did not match up correctly. Field names for the printer and the replace file are truncated to 10 characters.

22. ActiveX ElabelInfo control
Fixed a problem in the ELabelInfo control where printer information was not returned in some cases. The control could not load the printer driver DLL.

23. Terminal Server and Reseller keys
The “reseller” key type now works correctly when using Windows Terminal Server operating systems.

24. Database search key corruption
Fixed a problem where the database search keys could become corrupted if the search field was copied and then pasted, or if the search field was part of a multi-field view/change operation.

25. Tharo H and V series date offset
When downloading formats to printer FLASH memory, a date can be offset by the value of a database field when using the “DATE+n” version of an arithmetic field.

26. Zebra printer clock accuracy
An option has been added to the Zebra printer configuration that allows for a clock accuracy to be defined. This allows for more accurate times to be printed on labels.

27. Windows printers and Landscape mode
Corrected a problem where EASYLABEL sometimes did not detect that a Windows printer was capable of printing in landscape mode.

28. Windows printers and reverse image mode
Windows printers now allows for “reverse image” mode. This will print a “negative” image of the label (white text on a black background for instance). Reverse image will NOT print a valid reverse barcode because the quiet zone is not included.

29. TSC printer fixes
Cutter offset can now be either positive or negative. Driver now verifies that the printer is ready before sending data. Fixed cutter problems. Fixed problem of graphics being sent multiple times. Corrected baud rates for some printers. Fixed problem where downloaded True Type fonts would overflow the memory on some printers.

30. RFID wizard
Many changes to make the wizard easier to use and to show more information on one screen. Added DoD (Department of Defense) 64-bit and 96-bit encodings.

31. New Increment/Decrement options
Added ability to specify a minimum and maximum value for an incremented or decremented field. For example: when setting these values when incrementing the field will only get as large as the maximum value and then restart at the minimum value. This option requires that each label is sent one at a time from the PC.

32. Avery Dennison RFID option
Added new option for chip protection feature. If this is enabled, then the printer will lift the print head when it moves over the RFID chip to avoid crushing the chip. No data can be printed in the area of the label where the chip is located since the print head will be lifted off the label.

33. Avery Dennison AP5.4 printer RFID option
The AP5.4 printer now has an optional RFID module. This can be selected in the printer configuration to specify that the printer has the module installed.

34. Reading an RFID tag
Changed the default retry count to 6 when reading from an RFID tag.

35. Tharo H and V series job separator
Corrected a problem where job separator was sent after each batch, not at the end of the entire print job.

36. Tharo H and V series format downloading
Enhanced the format downloading to make it more reliable.

37. Zebra driver fixes
Corrected some of the font metrics for the internal scalable font. This corrects many of the screen/printer discrepancies. Fixed font assignment for downloaded fonts so as to not collide with the optional printer fonts. Fixed bug where TrueType text fields where not always aligned correctly. Increased maximum label count per batch for many printers. Also fixed the printing of circle fields for some printers. The defined label width will override any width set in the from panel of the printer.

38. Multi-Source text fields
When adding a multi-source text field, two fields appeared on the screen, one at the correct location, and the other at the upper left of the label. The field image in the upper left was incorrect. This has been fixed.

39. Field names are 32 characters
Field names were allowed to be up to 32 characters long but the instruction text said that the limit was 10 characters. the instruction text has been corrected to show the correct limit of 32 characters.

40. Codablock F symbol and Zebra printers
Added ability to print the Codablock F symbol to Zebra printers that support this 2D symbology.

41. Test print
Test print will not show the print request dialog if only one printer is defined that matches the label format. Also removed the “print to file” option when doing a test print.

42. Datamax Compress Graphics Option
The “compress downloaded graphics” option now defaults to “No” so that printers with older firmware still work correctly. If you know that you printer has the correct firmware version then this option can be enabled.

43. Database blank fields
When sending TrueType text fields as a graphic image (when Download Fonts is set to “no”), and a database record had a blank value, then an empty bitmap was sent to the printer. This has been corrected so that no bitmap is sent.

44. UCC.EAN Composite symbologies
Added the following symbologies: UPC-A Composite, UPC-E Composite, EAN-13 Composite, EAN-8 Composite, UCC/EAN-128 with CC-A or CC-B Composite, and UCC/EAN-128 with CC-C Composite.

45. ActiveX memory leak
There was a memory leak in the ELabelInfo and ELabelOCX controls. This has been corrected.

46. Codablock F symbol for Avery Dennison and Novexx printers
Added ability to print the Codablock F symbol to Avery Dennison and Novexx printers that support this 2D symbology.

47. EASYLABEL database warning
Added a warning message about the limitations of dBase based Non-SQL Database format. They should NOT be used in a Multi-user environment. It is recommended that the Databaseview editor be used since its native structure (Access-.mdb) supports record locking which is necessary in a multi-user environment.

48. Background label color for Windows Printers
Added the ability to specify a background label color for color Windows printers. This color can be any of the standard system colors or a custom user defined color.

49. Tharo H and V series Arithmetic fields
When downloading a format to the FLASH memory, an arithmetic field will now be calculated in the printer. This allows for standalone printer to perform math operations in order to create label fields. Data in the arithmetic operation can be a fixed (literal) value, a copied field, or a when-printed field. Math operations are + (addition), – (subtraction), * (multiplication), / (division), and % (modulus).

50. Wibukey fixes
If the Wibukey fails, the software will continue to operate normally until 7 days after the failure. The software will shutdown automatically if a working key is not plugged in within 7 days after the failure.

51. Sato RFID
The Sato driver now allows for programming of 96-bit UHF tags in addition to the already supported 64-bit tags.

52. Picture Field Enhancement
A picture field can now use “Copied” as a source of data. This is useful when the picture file name was “when printed” in another field, and you want to avoid prompting twice for the picture file name.

53. Converting formats to Windows printers
When converting format files to use a Windows printer, in some cases, the text color was set to white on black. This has been corrected.

54. Sato M-84 Pro Print Speeds
The wrong print speeds were being sent to the M-84 Pro-2, M-84 Pro-3, and M-84 Pro-6. This has been corrected.

55. Clock Option for Citizen 7201e and 7202e
Added the option for the optional real time clock on these printers. Previously, it was assumed these printers always had a clock.

56. Cutter on Printronix Printers
Corrected a problem with the Printronix driver where the printer would cut after every label when ‘Cut After Batch’ or ‘Cut After Job’ was selected.

57. Datamax date and time fields not printing the date/time
Corrected a problem in the Datamax driver when using printer internal fonts and a printer that does not store the time and date when powered off. If the ‘Set printer Clock’ option was set to ‘no’ then the date and/or time would not be printed.

58. Windows Drivers for network printers listed under Windows 2000
Problem with the enumeration of network Windows printer drivers under Windows 2000 where sometimes a network printer that was visible from Windows 2000 would not be displayed in EASYLABEL or sometimes a network printer that was deleted from Windows 2000 would continue to be listed in EASYLABEL. This has been corrected.

59. ActiveX and job status of “waiting”
In some cases, print jobs created through the ActiveX interface would stay in the print queue with the job status of “waiting”. The job could be released for printing by accessing printer status or other printer functions. This has been corrected so that the job is processed normally.

60. Intermec Status
Added a bidirectional option for serial communications. Setting this option to ‘no’ will allow unidirectional serial communications. This will correct the ‘paper out’ error in the print queue when printing to some of the new Intermec printers that have a status string that is not consistent with older Intermec printers.

61. Added an XML Generator to Platinum.
The XML Generator enables you to generate XML from a given format file(s). The Generator prompts for the format(s), the number of labels to print, which printer to use, and the variable data used to populate the fields on the format. The XML file that results from the Generator can be used as a template that can be uploaded to and populated from within an XML enabled application. The .Net framework and Windows 2000 or Windows XP is required to use the XML Generator.

62. Added an XML Monitor to Platinum.
The XML Monitor will ‘watch’ a file directory or TCP/IP port and will automatically print labels whenever an compatible XML file is received. This file drop can be; your E-mail application automatically coping an E-mail attachment to the directory, another application automatically generating the file in the directory or a manual paste of the file into the directory by the user. The .Net framework and Windows 2000 or Windows XP is required to use the XML Monitor

63. Added Generation 2 RFID tag type.
The addition of this new RFID tag type adds Zebra to the list of EASYLABEL supported Generation 2 printers.

64. TSC Code 39
When a Code 39 that contained a $, /, +, or % was sent, the TSC firmware would convert these characters to the Full ASCII Code 39 equivalents of /D, /O, /K and /E. TSC released new firmware with a new command that does NOT do this for the TTP-246M and TTP-344M printers. We now use this new command when sending a Code 39 barcode to these printers. The commands for other TSC printers or for a Code 39 with a Mod 43 check digit have not changed. TSC firmware will currently not accept $, /, +, or % for a Code 39 with a Mod 43, this results in a unreadable barcode.

65. Zebra printers and large batch sizes
When trying to print large batches of labels (greater than 9,999) the batch was split into multiple smaller batches. Most newer Zebra printers support very large label counts. The Zebra printer driver was fixed to use the largest batch size possible for each printer model.

66. ActiveX, Command Files, and tracking reports by batch
If the “Update tracking report by batch” option was selected for a label format file, the setting was ignored if the format was printed using command files or the ActiveX interfaces. This has been corrected.

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Version 5.0.1.387

Released: 06/28/2003

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCABCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGemini
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

  • Cab A8/300

Below is a summary of some of the new features available in EASYLABEL 5.0:

New Database features

  • Access to any database that includes an OLE-DB data provider. This includes Microsoft Access (.MDB), Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. This is faster than using an ODBC driver.
  • New database editor allows updating any database that can be accessed by EASYLABEL.
  • The database editor allows for the creation of database cross references, where an item in a database record can point to one or more records in another table or database.

New Field Types

  • Added two new types of label fields: multi-source text and multi-source barcode. A multi-source field can pull data from several sources and combine them into one field. This is similar to a “linked” field but is more powerful and has no built in limitations on the number of items that can be combined.
  • A new EAN-128/UCC-128 wizard allows easy creation of barcodes that may contain multiple application identifiers (AI’s) that are derived from multiple data sources.

Updated User Sign-on and Password Options

  • User ID and passwords have been expanded and can now be up to 16 characters long.
  • New User Name and User Description fields have been added to the user configuration screen.
  • Administrator can select minimum length for User ID and Password
  • Administrator can set a password expiration by number of days so that users are forced to change passwords periodically.
  • User accounts can be set so that the password never expires.
  • User accounts can be “locked” so that the User-ID cannot be used until it is unlocked.
  • Administrator can set a password re-use policy to prevent users from reusing old passwords.
  • New “complex password” option to force passwords to contain at least one numeric or other special character.
  • New user authorization to enable or disable user ability to change their password during login.
  • New user authorization to enable or disable user ability to delete files using the software’s delete function.

New User Logging Options

  • Logging of changes to user configuration (add/change/delete)
  • Logging of user events: login success, login failure, logoff and password changed.
  • Added the option to set the location of the user log file.
  • Added the option to set the maximum size of the user log file
  • Added the option to set if user log file will wrap (overwrite old events) if log reaches maximum size.
  • New log file viewer to view on screen or create printed reports of user logs.

New Label Format Options

  • Added the ability to create an image file (in several different image file formats) of a label format. use “Save Label Image” from the “File” menu.
  • Added the option to require user to enter a comment when label format is saved. the comment should describe the reason the label format was changed. this also saves the User-ID of the person who made the change.
  • Added the option to save history of all changes made to a label format. this creates a backup format file anytime the format is saved. This option can be specified for each format file and also has a global option to enable/disable for specified formats. the location of backup format files can be specified by the system administrator.
  • Added the option to save an image file (EMF) for all print jobs. this creates an image of the first label of the job to be printed. the name of this file can be automatically generated or can be specified by a field on the format. the name is saved in the format tracking report. can be specified for each format file and also has a global option to enable/disable for specified formats. the location of the print image files can be specified by the system administrator.

Other Logging Options

  • A delete log will record the user, date, time, and pathname of any files deleted using the software’s delete function. The location of the log can be specified by the system administrator.
  • database logging will copy any updated database records to another database to keep a historical record of database changes. the location of the database logs can be specified by the system administrator.

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Version 5.4.3.831 & 5.4.3.832

Released: 02/18/2005

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Godex  EZ-6200Sato GT408e
Sato GT412eSato GT424e
Tharo H-624

 The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Printers now support all shapes and fill patterns
Added the ability to use all shapes and fill patterns for any printer. If the shape/pattern is not supported directly by the printer, then it is sent as a graphic image.

2. Apollo printers and memory card download
Corrected a problem where spaces in a file name caused problems when the format was downloaded to the printer.

3. Apollo printers and replace files
Corrected a problem with field names in replace files. All field names are converted to uppercase letters in the replace file. The printer did not accept lowercase letters in a field name.

4. Datamax printers and RSS-14 and Micro-PDF
Added option to optimize the RSS-14 and Micro-PDF symbols. If this option is selected, then these symbols are sent as a printer command instead of a graphic image.

5. Tharo H and V series printers now have double-cut
Added ability to double cut a format when using a Tharo H or V series printer.

6. Zebra printers and RSS-14 symbols
Added option to optimize RSS-14 symbols. If this option is selected, then the symbol is sent as a printer command instead of a graphic image.

7. Zebra font downloading
Increased the number of fonts that can be downloaded to the Zebra from 17 to 27. This allows for more font types/sizes to be resident in the printer, allowing for faster printing.

8. Sato printers and RSS-14 symbols
Added option to optimize RSS-14 symbols. If this option is selected, then the symbol is sent as a printer command instead of a graphic image.

9. Sato UPC/EAN changes
Many Sato printers have trouble printing UPC/EAN symbols if the bar width is greater than a certain size and a human readable interpretation is selected. In these cases, the symbol is sent as a graphic image.

10. Tharo H and V series format downloading
When a format is set for downloading to the printer, the program restricts format options based on what is possible to do in a stand-alone environment.

11. Embedded control codes in barcode header/trailer
Fixed a problem when embedding control code characters in a barcode header or trailer. The control codes were not converted correctly, but where left as literal strings, such as “<ESC>”.

12. Embedded control codes in text field header/trailer
Fixed a problem when embedding control code characters in a text field header or trailer. The control codes were not converted correctly, but where left as literal strings, such as “<ESC>”.

13. Database column type of “date”
When a database table had a column type of “date”, it was sometimes not converted correctly. This caused the date to be displayed incorrectly in many cases. This has been corrected.

14. User log file
The user log file was not being updated correctly if a maximum log file size was specified. This has been corrected.

15. Color images using 16-bit color depth
Fixed a problem with processing color images that used 16-bit color (65,536 colors). In many cases, the program would crash when trying to read the image file.

16. Logreader application for user log files
The LogReader application did not properly format the date/time of user events. The date and time is not correctly formatted and uses the current time zone properly.

17. Reading very old DOS formats
Corrected a problem with the conversion of fonts when reading old DOS version label formats.

18. Unicode text importing
Added the ability to import a block of text which is saved as a graphic image within the label format. The text can contain any Unicode character supported by the chosen font. This can be used to add multilingual text fields regardless of the language of the Operating System.

19. DatabaseView Copy/Paste function
The DatabaseView program has been changed to properly handle the case where the user tries to paste an entire database record into one cell of another record.

20. RFID EPC encodings
Corrected several problems with the encoding of EPC tags. Specifically, the SSCC-96 was not being encoded correctly and there was an error in the validation of the serial number for SGTIN-96.

21. Tharo H series and database downloading
Fixed a problem when downloading a format that contained a database field that was using a TrueType font. The field was being sent as a graphic image.

22. Windows Printer Ports
If a Windows printer is using the same port as an EASYLABEL configured printer, then when EASYLABEL needs to use the port it will temporarily move the Windows printer to “FILE:”. The Windows printer port is restored to its previous value when the port is closed.

23. Database “All Records” selection
To make it easier to select all records in a database, the record selection list includes “**ALL RECORDS**” item. Selecting this item causes all records in the database to be printed.

24. Multi-User version
In some cases, the Multi-User version would crash if it could not find a license key on the network. This has been corrected.

25. Added “Character Map”
Added the ability to launch the Windows Character Map utility from EASYLABEL. There is a menu items “under Tools” and an icon on the “Tools” toolbar.

26. Job separator formats
When defining a job separator, another format can be used as the separator instead of blank labels. Simply enter the format file name (leave blank if you want blank separators) and the named format is printed as the separator.

27. USB printer support
Added support for many more USB printers.

28. Tharo V-series “buzzer” option
Fixed a problem where the “buzzer” option did not send the correct command to the printer.

29. LogReader application
The LogReader application sometimes crashed when processing large log files. The program has been fixed to allow for files of any size.

30. Barcode “bearer bars”
Added the option to print “bearer bars” for the Interleaved 2of5 and Plessey barcodes. This is supported on most printers.

31. Datamax multi-up and reversed labels
Fixed a problem where a reversed (white on black) multi-up label did not print correctly.

32. Function codes for UCC/EAN-14 and SSCC-18
When creating a field using linked data, a link component can now be a function code. Previously, function codes could not be selected.

33. Database reports
When printing a listing of database records, you can now enter a “where” option to select a subset of the database.

34. HP printers and multi-up formats
Corrected a problem in the HP printer driver where formats were not printed correctly if the batch size was not an even multiple of the number of label across the page.

35. cab A-series printers
Corrected a problem when storing formats to a local CF (Compact Flash) drive. The wrong Unicode character was being used for a “carriage return”.

36. Minimum barcode height
Removed the limitation for minimum barcode height. You can now enter any value greater than zero. The previous minimum was 2.5mm.

37. RFID EPC tag lock code
Added ability to define a lock code when write protecting an EPC tag. The lock code is a number from 0 to 255.

38. Format “default printer”
The default printer list only shows printers that are named and are compatible with the printer that the format was designed for.

39. Database menu and toolbar
Fixed a problem where exiting the form view or table view did not properly restore the database menus and toolbars.

40. Sato scalable font
Added the CG Times and CG Triumvirate scalable fonts to the GT series printers, “e” series printers, and any “Pro” model printers.

41. ActiveX enhancements
The ELabelOCX component now supports the “ELShutDownWhenIdle” property. This will cause the ActiveX server to shutdown if
there are no active client connections. Also added two new properties: SQLWhere and SQLOrderby. These can be used to select and sort database records when printing multiple database records. See the new Active X programming guide for details.

42. Label preview
The label preview image and the navigator window no longer display disabled fields.

43. Arithmetic fields and date offsets
Fixed bug when using “DATE+n” to offset the date by “n” days. In some cases this did not work correctly.

44. Idle thread usage
Fixed problem where the program would use an “idle priority” thread for the label preview display. In some cases (when running under Windows Terminal Server for instance) this caused problems. We no longer use idle priority.

45. Windows printer “duplex” printing
When printing to a Windows printer that has duplex enabled, then the label format is cut in half vertically and the top half is printed on the front and the bottom half is printed on the back of the page. This was specifically added to support “card” printers.

46. PDF417 and Micro-PDF
Corrected a problem when printing these symbols on an HP or Windows printer. Sometimes there would be small gaps in symbol between the rows.

47. TSC and TrueType fonts
The TSC driver now defaults “Download Fonts” to NO. Many of the TSC printers have trouble with the large size of some TrueType font files.

48. TSC text field position
Corrected a problem where the text position of the internal Roman and TrueType fonts was too high. The position now matches what is displayed on the label design screen.

49. TSC driver fixes
Removed font download option for the TTP-245. Added USB support. Fixed the printing of italic fonts. Fixed size calculation problem for some Code128 symbols. Fixed cutter problems (after batch and after job did not always work correctly). Incremented or decremented fields are now processed in the printer. Fixed problem with extended characters (above 127 ASCII).

50. Format Print Images and Format Tracking Reports
Corrected a problem where the “Print Image” pathname was added to the format tracking report even if the format did not specify that print images should be saved. This caused problems when viewing the reports because the pathname was very wide and did not allow all columns of the report to be visible.

51. Windows Printers and Maxicode symbols
The Maxicode symbology can now be printed to some Windows printers using the vendor supplied Windows printer driver. Currently this is limited to printers with a resolution of 300 or 600 DPI (dots per inch).

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Version 5.4.2.756

Released: 03/30/2005

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. RFID SSCC-96 Encoding
There was an error in the encoding of RFID tags when using SSCC-96. An incorrect number of bits was assigned to the serial reference for company prefixes with lengths of 7 and 10 digits. This has been corrected.

2. RFID SGTIN-96 Encoding
There was an error in size of the Serial Number field of the SGTIN-96 encoding. If a large serial number was used, it was flagged as an error and no encoding was done. This has been corrected to allow for the full range of serial number values.

3. Importing old DOS format files
Corrected an error when importing very old DOS format files. In some cases, the fonts were not converted correctly and this resulted in strange font attributes being applied to the converted TrueType fonts.

4. H-Series database download
Corrected a problem when downloading a format to the printer memory if the format contained a database field that used a TrueType font. The field was being sent as a graphic image instead of the font being downloaded to the printer.

5. H and V Series Single Buffer Mode
Made a change to the H Series and V Series driver that will prevent the possibility of scrambled graphics when firmware version 2.511a or higher is installed in these printers.

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Version 5.4.2.751

Released: 03/16/2005

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Access databases and column type of “Date/Time”
When using a Microsoft Access database that has a column with the data type of “Date/Time”, a text field referencing that column may not print correctly on the format. This has been corrected. The field can be formatted using any of the standard date formats, or if needed, a custom date format can be used.

2. Zebra USB Printers
Corrected the USB device ID’s so they match changes made by Zebra in their printer firmware.

3. LogReader application
The user log reader displayed the time incorrectly. It was using the wrong time zone to convert the stored time values to the local time. This has been corrected.

4. User logging
Corrected a problem writing to the user log file where it would overwrite events even if the log was not yet full.

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Version 5.4.2.746

Released: 02/18/2005

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Godex EZ-1100Godex EZ-2100

 The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Database connect enhancements
Made changes to the database connection code to allow for connections to more database types. The identifier quoting characters are now queried from the database provider. This allows for more compatible SQL statements to be generated.

2. New languages added
Added Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese to the language selection.

3. Tharo H and V series enhancements
Added new symbology “China Post Code”. Fixed the “Excess Fonts” message when using many TrueType fonts on a label. Added option for printer passthrough and force fit. More reliable download to memory card. When a format is flagged for download, the user interface now restricts some options to show only features that work correctly when printed stand-alone.

4. Datamax driver changes
The driver for Datamax printers (both Standard and 2+) now send the pass through string (if one is specified) before any other commands are sent to the printer.

5. Date and Time formatting
The date and time formatting lists now show an “*” next to a format if that format is directly supported by the printer. This can be useful when designing a label to know that the chosen format will be done in the printer.

6. TRUEDATE and TRUETIME fields
Using a field name of TRUEDATE (for a date field) or TRUETIME for a time field will cause all date/time fields on the label to be sent as text and in separate batches. This can be useful when it is desired that date or time field reflect the actual date or time when the label was printed.

7. Novexx TrueType fonts
Fixed a bug in the processing of TrueType text fields that could sometimes cause a program crash. This was most likely to happen if the label was multi-up (2 or more across).

8. Choosing “Other Database System”
When the data source is “database” and the “Other Database System” was chosen, in some cases multiple windows popped up prompting for user-id and/or password or other connection information. This has been fixed.

9. TSC and TrueType fonts
Fixed a bug in the TSC driver for printers that don’t support downloading of TrueType fonts. Corrected a problem where the flash memory was not properly initialized. Also fixed problem when unused fonts were not deleted from printer memory, resulting in memory overflow errors.

10. Avery Dennison ALX92x series printers
Corrected the names of the ALX92x series printers. The old names were ALX924-4, ALX924-5, and ALX924-6. The correct names are ALX924, ALX925, and ALX926.

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Version 5.4.1.711 & 5.4.1.714

Released: 01/19/2005

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Printronix SL5204Printronox SL5304cab A3-2/200
cab A3-2/300Sato M5900RVeCitizen CLP-521
Citizen CLP-621Citizen CLP-7201eZebra 170XiIII Plus 203 DPI
Zebra 220XiIII Plus 300 DPIZebra R110Xi 203 DPIZebra R110Xi 300 DPI
Zebra R170Xi 300 DPI

 The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Bi-Directional IP Printing
The Apollo, Datamax, and Zebra drivers support bi-directional IP printing for certain printer models. This requires the use of a compatible printer network card or device server.

2. Multi-level undo/redo
Added support for multi-level undo and redo of all label operations. All label and field operations (edit, move, etc.)are stored internally so you can always undo any unintentional changes to the label.

3. HP TrueType font bug
There was a bug in the HP printer driver where some TrueType fonts (Arial Black for instance) had the top of the text cut off. This has been corrected.

4. Data source of “When Printed”
In some cases for a “When Printed” data source, the operator prompt was not required to be entered. This has been fixed. An operator prompt is always required for when printed fields.

5. Picture field aspect ratio
Corrected problems with the TSC, Intermec, Printronix and Novexx drivers where picture fields set to maintain the aspect ratio would not print correctly in all orientations.

6. Database Cross Reference
Changed the database cross reference wizard to allow for the selection of database “views” and “aliases” when selecting the target table for a cross reference.

7. Asian TrueType fonts
When processing certain characters in Asian (double-byte) fonts, sometimes characters were not displayed or printed correctly. The characters sometimes overlapped or were not spaced correctly. This has been fixed.

8. Database “Variable Table”
Data was not retrieved correctly from a database table that contained a cross reference field when the variable table option was set to “No” and the user selected a field that was not a cross reference field. This has been fixed. The variable table cross reference field is treated as normal data if the variable table option is set to “No”.

9. Datamax I-4206 not an RFID printer
Removed the Datamax I-4206 from the list of supported RFID printers as Datamax does not have an RFID option for this printer.

10. Cannot encode RFID without a WibuKey
Any attempt to encode an RFID tag without a WibuKey device will result in a value of all “1”s to be encoded in the tag. You must have a valid WibuKey to correctly encode RFID tags.

11. RFID wizard
The RFID wizard now allows for the direct encoding of data into a tag. The user may enter any ASCII or hexadecimal encoded data to be written to the tag. This allows for non-standard usage of EPC tags, or for the recreation of a tag when only the encoded data is known.

12. RFID Label Retry Count
Added a “Label Retry Count” option in the RFID tab of the label setup dialog. User specifies the number of labels to attempt to encode if there was an error encoding an RFID tag.

13. Database column names
Previously, all database column names were changed to all uppercase letters. This caused problems with some database drivers that were case-sensitive. Now, database column names are listed as they are returned from the driver. No changes are made to the names.

14. Tharo H and V series
Added support for downloaded Asian fonts, job separator option, form feed, pause and unpause, and optimize QR-code option. The PDF-417 symbology is now done by the printer instead of being sent as a graphic image. Added ability to download a serial file to the printer for standalone printing. Added “slash zero” and “ISO week of year” options. Added applicator mode to the print mode selection. More date formats are supported when downloading to memory card. Added ability to use custom date formats.

15. Sharing ports with Windows printers
Corrected problems that occur when a Windows printer is on the same port as one of the configured printers. The program now will temporarily move the Windows printer off of the port so that no communications problems can occur.

16. Printer configuration crash
The program would sometimes crash when entering the printer configuration screen. This was caused by some Windows printer drivers returning blank printer information fields. This problem has been corrected.

17. Picture file not found
When a format was opened and some of the picture fields on the format had missing picture files, the program would display an error message multiple times for each picture. This has been fixed, the error will only be displayed once per picture field.

18. User event log
The user event log viewer program (logreader.exe) will now display date and time according to the settings selected in operating system “Regional Options”.

19. Tracking report by batch
Added an option to the label format to allow for updating the format tracking report for each batch printed. Normally, the tracking report only keeps totals for the entire job. This option allows for tracking by batch and can be used to show the data for when printed, database, and RFID tag fields.

20. Intermec cutter option
Fixed a bug in the Intermec driver where an incorrect message was shown for the cutter option in the printer configuration dialog.

21. More USB printer support
Added USB support for the cab M4, A3, A4, A6, and A8 printers. More Zebra printer models are also supported. Added support for the Citizen CLP-521, CLP-621, CLP-7201e, and CLP-8301.

22. Field “Change Amount”
For an incremented or decremented field, the “change amount” value is now validated to make sure that the printer supports the value. Some printers have limited increment or decrement values.

23. Barcode wizard crash
The barcode wizard sometimes crashed when the program was set a non-English language selection. This has been corrected.

24. Datamax “Standard” printers
The Datamax “Standard” driver now supports the setting of the printer clock from the print queue printer status screen.

25. Novexx Texxtile / Avery Dennison TTK
Corrected a problem with the cutter on the Novexx Texxtile and Avery Dennison TTK printers. Previously, the driver sent each label separately, which slowed down printing. Now only one job is sent to the printer using the correct cutting commands.

26. Datamax RLE2 compression
The new Datamax RLE2 graphic compression is now supported on the I, W, and A class printers. This is also supported on the M-4208 and M-4306. This is a configurable option in the printer settings. The new compression algorithm allows for faster downloading and less memory usage in the printer.

27. TrueType font corrections
Fixed a problem where Hindi numbers were not displayed correctly for Arabic character sets. Fixed problem with “Western” script being displayed as the default for fonts that did not include a “Western” script. Fixed problem with some fonts that do not have a “Regular” font style.

28. Windows printers and multiple copies
For some Windows printer drivers, the “copy count” was not set correctly and this resulted in an incorrect number of formats being printed.

29. Datamax Presentation Position
The Datamax printer driver had a bug where the presentation position was sent to the printer incorrectly for the I, W, and A class printers. This resulted in the label being fed out to the wrong position. This has been fixed and the label will be fed out to the distance selected.

30. Avery Dennison RFID support
The Avery Dennison 64-05 printer now has an RFID option in the printer configuration. The printer can encode Alien 64-bit tags, but others may be supported in the future.

31. Novexx / Avery Dennison print mode
Changed “cutter mode” to “print mode” in the format specifications screen. This was necessary as print mode is used other operations, such as when using an applicator.

32. The “Field Fill” option
When using the “Field Fill” option for when printed fields, sometimes the text was not displayed correctly. In some cases, the letters were overlapping. This has been fixed.

33. Font Point Size
Sometimes the “Font point size” prompt would not display for a when printed field that has a text width of zero. This has been fixed.

34. Code 128 check digit
Corrected a bug in the calculation of a check digit for a Code 128 symbol that included function codes.

35. Tharo H and V series memory card display
Corrected several problems with the display and functions in the memory card window. The text of the printer directory was not fully displayed in the list. Also fixed bugs where the “delete” and “upload” buttons might not work correctly.

36. Sato RFID support
Added support for optional RFID encoder to the following Sato printer models: CL408e, CL412e, 8485Se-R, and 8485Se-L.

37. Tharo H and V series PDF-417 option
Added an option (“Optimize PDF-417”) to specify whether a PDF-417 symbol is sent to the printer as a graphic image or as a printer command.

38. Printronix printers
Added new sensor modes “Advanced Gap” and “Advanced Notch” to allow better control of the label sensor settings.

39. Tharo H and V series and small labels
Made a change that should help when printing very small labels(.5 inch or smaller). There was a problem with the calculation of the label height sent to the printer.

40. Printronix text fields using TrueType fonts
In some cases, text fields using TrueType fonts had part of the last character chopped off. This has been corrected.

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Version 5.4.0.640

Released: 10/04/2004

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. RFID Wizard changes
When creating an EPC identity type, the RFID wizard now allows the “filter” and “indicator/extension digit” to be imported from an existing label field instead of using a fixed value. This allows these values to change at run-time by using when-printed or database data for these items.

2. Enhanced image processing
If the program option “enhanced image processing” is enabled, then a more advanced “choose picture” dialog is displayed when a picture field uses source of data “when printed” to allow choosing the file name at run time.

3. dbase database editor
When adding a record in “datasheet” view, now automatically enters edit mode for the first column of the database.

4. Intermec True-Type text
When a format designed for a non-Intermec printer was printed on an Intermec printer, text fields using True-Type fonts sometimes did not print. This has been corrected.

5. Copying check digit from RSS-14 symbol
Using the function to copy a check digit from an RSS-14 symbol did not copy the correct character. This has been corrected to copy the calculated check digit.

6. Windows printer drivers
Sometimes when converting formats from one windows printer driver to another, some label format properties were changed and text changed size. This has been corrected. Also corrected problem where text sometimes had the foreground and background colors set the same, making the text invisible.

7. OpenType fonts
OpenType fonts can now be used for any printer that supports printing using TrueType fonts. They appear in the font list as TrueType fonts.

8. Printing without saving
It is now possible to print a batch of labels without saving the label format file. Previously, any new or modified format had to be saved before it could be printed.

9. Finding TCP/IP printers
The printer configuration now has a “port scan” function to help in finding the correct port number for a TCP/IP connected printer. It first checks the common port numbers, and if that fails to find a printer, allows you to scan for ports.

10. TCP/IP printer speed improvements
Changed the packet size sent to TCP/IP connected printers. A smaller number of packets are sent and this improves the speed of communication.

11. Label format default printer
A label format can be set to have a default printer name. When printing, the named printer is selected as the default destination for the print job. This is useful for companies driving more than 1 printer from a single PC to prevent a format from being printed on an incorrect label size.

12. File Associations
Double-click a label format to open it for editing. Right-click the format file to get a menu that allows you to open the format for printing.

13. Moving fields using the arrow keys
After selecting a field, it is now possible to move the field by using the arrow keys. Previously, this would only work if the left mouse button was also pressed. This makes is easier to do fine adjustments of field position.

14. Concurrent printer access
When printing to multiple printers connected to a single port using a printer switch (WTI, Rocketport, etc), all printers had to have the same setting for “Concurrent Access”. The printer configuration screen will now give a warning message if there is a conflict with this setting.

15. Configuration changes
Any changes to the program configuration takes effect immediately after exiting the configuration screens. If there are currently jobs in the print queue, then the program must be shutdown and restarted manually to use the new configuration settings.

16. Optimize Datamatrix and Optimize QR-Code
The “Optimize Datamatrix” and “Optimize QR-Code” printer configuration prompts have been removed from the Silver version because that version does not support any 2D symbols.

17. Printer Configuration
When changing the printer vendor selection, now properly loads the correct model names based on the selected vendor. Fixed problem where the wrong printer information was displayed.

18. Graphic image aspect ratio
Corrected problem with printer drivers where graphic images where not centered correctly in the available field area when the “Maintain Aspect Ratio” option was selected.

19. “Not For Resale” key
When using a “Not For Resale” key, the name of the software was incorrect in the title bar and some message boxes.

20. Start version printer install
When installing the “Start” version of the software, now prompts user to setup a printer. Previously, it defaulted to a printer which might have not been the correct model.

21. Start version “Create Replace File”
The “Create Replace File” option is not valid in the Start version of the software.

22. Pasting field location
When pasting a field into a label format, the location of the paste is now under the cursor instead of the upper left of the label format.

23. Label format reports
If a label format has an associated report file, the report was always recreated when the label format was edited. Now, only changes that would change fields of the format cause the report file to be recreated.

24. Browse for folder
The browse dialogs now show all items from the “desktop” instead of just the current drives. This allows for accessing the desktop folder and the network places folders.

25. Barcode wizard
Added many new EAN Application Identifiers (AI’s).

26. Single click to change label direction
Added a button in the upper left corner of the label design window than when clicked rotates the label format counter-clockwise 90 degrees each time it is clicked.

27. Windows printer information
Changed the printer configuration screens to show more data about Windows printers. This also will show the correct port name for Windows printers.

28. Test Print
If the “disable test print” option is set to “yes” in the program configuration, then the “test print” icon on the toolbar is disabled in the print screen.

29. Windows printer device fonts
If a label format is designed for a Windows printer, then any device fonts resident in the printer can now be selected when creating a text field.

30. Format definition reports
There was an error in the format definition reports if there were more than 9 prompted fields. The “Data Checking” data was not printing correctly. This has been corrected.

31. Sorted Field Names
The field name combobox in the toolbar now shows fields sorted by the field name. Previously, it was sorted by field type and it was difficult to find a particular field.

32. Control Character Popup Menu
Added new feature to insert control codes (ASCII values between 1 and 31) into fixed data and database memo fields. A pop-up menu enables easy selection of the correct code. Control codes are displayed in the user interface as the control code name surrounded by angle brackets “<>”. For example, inserting a carriage-return in a field displays as <CR>.

33. Page Layout Display
The “Page Layout” tab in the “Format Specifications” dialog now displays a small representation of the label format or the page layout being designed. This makes it easier to design labels for multi-up printing or when printing multiple label formats on one page.

34. Lock Fields
Added the ability to lock and unlock fields. A locked field cannot be moved or stretched using the mouse. This is useful when designing labels to avoid accidental changes to a fields position or size.

35. Terminal Server Demo
The software will now run in demo mode under terminal server if no valid terminal server key is found.

36. TSC True-Type font download
The TSC printer driver now allows for downloaded True-Type font files. This will improve the processing speed of labels that use True-Type text fields that are incremented or read from databases.

37. Logging options
When entering a folder name to store the various logs and backup files, if the folder does not exist the user is given the option of creating the folder.

38. Multi-source field enhancement
When editing a multi-source field, you can now directly edit a literal value in the data segments table. Previously, to change the value of a literal it had to be deleted and re-added.

39. New User Authorization
Added a new user authorization to allow a user that does not have “update format” authorization to edit field data from the “print format” screen. This allows a user to edit field data at print time but does not allow them to actually modify the label format itself.

40. Intermec Code 128 correction
Corrected a problem where some data was not properly encoded into a Code 128 symbol.

41. Format Browser Window
Added new feature to allow browsing for format files. The browser window displays small “thumbnail” images of all the format files in a specified folder. It is easy to view the format information, open the format for editing, or open the format for printing.

42. Tharo H series printer enhancements
Newer firmware for the Tharo H series printers allows for downloading a database to the internal memory and using the database to print label formats using an attached keyboard. Also added new date formats to allow for zero-suppressed month and day fields. Expiration dates can also be printed by using an arithmetic statement of the form “DATE+n” where the “n” is the number of days from the current date.

43. Flash Error on Tharo printers via USB
Corrected a problem where the H-Series printer would sometimes give a Flash error when printing via the USB interface.

44. ELabelBatch Update Preview
Corrected a problem where the label preview of the ELabelBatch was not being updated.
45. Corrected a problem with graphic placement in some orientations.

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Version 5.4.0.639

Released: 10/04/2004

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. RFID Wizard changes
When creating an EPC identity type, the RFID wizard now allows the “filter” and “indicator/extension digit” to be imported from an existing label field instead of using a fixed value. This allows these values to change at run-time by using when-printed or database data for these items.

2. Enhanced image processing
If the program option “enhanced image processing” is enabled, then a more advanced “choose picture” dialog is displayed when a picture field uses source of data “when printed” to allow choosing the file name at run time.

3. dbase database editor
When adding a record in “datasheet” view, now automatically enters edit mode for the first column of the database.

4. Intermec True-Type text
When a format designed for a non-Intermec printer was printed on an Intermec printer, text fields using True-Type fonts sometimes did not print. This has been corrected.

5. Copying check digit from RSS-14 symbol
Using the function to copy a check digit from an RSS-14 symbol did not copy the correct character. This has been corrected to copy the calculated check digit.

6. Windows printer drivers
Sometimes when converting formats from one windows printer driver to another, some label format properties were changed and text changed size. This has been corrected. Also corrected problem where text sometimes had the foreground and background colors set the same, making the text invisible.

7. OpenType fonts
OpenType fonts can now be used for any printer that supports printing using TrueType fonts. They appear in the font list as TrueType fonts.

8. Printing without saving
It is now possible to print a batch of labels without saving the label format file. Previously, any new or modified format had to be saved before it could be printed.

9. Finding TCP/IP printers
The printer configuration now has a “port scan” function to help in finding the correct port number for a TCP/IP connected printer. It first checks the common port numbers, and if that fails to find a printer, allows you to scan for ports.

10. TCP/IP printer speed improvements
Changed the packet size sent to TCP/IP connected printers. A smaller number of packets are sent and this improves the speed of communication.

11. Label format default printer
A label format can be set to have a default printer name. When printing, the named printer is selected as the default destination for the print job. This is useful for companies driving more than 1 printer from a single PC to prevent a format from being printed on an incorrect label size.

12. File Associations
Double-click a label format to open it for editing. Right-click the format file to get a menu that allows you to open the format for printing.

13. Moving fields using the arrow keys
After selecting a field, it is now possible to move the field by using the arrow keys. Previously, this would only work if the left mouse button was also pressed. This makes is easier to do fine adjustments of field position.

14. Concurrent printer access
When printing to multiple printers connected to a single port using a printer switch (WTI, Rocketport, etc), all printers had to have the same setting for “Concurrent Access”. The printer configuration screen will now give a warning message if there is a conflict with this setting.

15. Configuration changes
Any changes to the program configuration takes effect immediately after exiting the configuration screens. If there are currently jobs in the print queue, then the program must be shutdown and restarted manually to use the new configuration settings.

16. Optimize Datamatrix and Optimize QR-Code
The “Optimize Datamatrix” and “Optimize QR-Code” printer configuration prompts have been removed from the Silver version because that version does not support any 2D symbols.

17. Printer Configuration
When changing the printer vendor selection, now properly loads the correct model names based on the selected vendor. Fixed problem where the wrong printer information was displayed.

18. Graphic image aspect ratio
Corrected problem with printer drivers where graphic images where not centered correctly in the available field area when the “Maintain Aspect Ratio” option was selected.

19. “Not For Resale” key
When using a “Not For Resale” key, the name of the software was incorrect in the title bar and some message boxes.

20. Start version printer install
When installing the “Start” version of the software, now prompts user to setup a printer. Previously, it defaulted to a printer which might have not been the correct model.

21. Start version “Create Replace File”
The “Create Replace File” option is not valid in the Start version of the software.

22. Pasting field location
When pasting a field into a label format, the location of the paste is now under the cursor instead of the upper left of the label format.

23. Label format reports
If a label format has an associated report file, the report was always recreated when the label format was edited. Now, only changes that would change fields of the format cause the report file to be recreated.

24. Browse for folder
The browse dialogs now show all items from the “desktop” instead of just the current drives. This allows for accessing the desktop folder and the network places folders.

25. Barcode wizard
Added many new EAN Application Identifiers (AI’s).

26. Single click to change label direction
Added a button in the upper left corner of the label design window than when clicked rotates the label format counter-clockwise 90 degrees each time it is clicked.

27. Windows printer information
Changed the printer configuration screens to show more data about Windows printers. This also will show the correct port name for Windows printers.

28. Test Print
If the “disable test print” option is set to “yes” in the program configuration, then the “test print” icon on the toolbar is disabled in the print screen.

29. Windows printer device fonts
If a label format is designed for a Windows printer, then any device fonts resident in the printer can now be selected when creating a text field.

30. Format definition reports
There was an error in the format definition reports if there were more than 9 prompted fields. The “Data Checking” data was not printing correctly. This has been corrected.

31. Sorted Field Names
The field name combobox in the toolbar now shows fields sorted by the field name. Previously, it was sorted by field type and it was difficult to find a particular field.

32. Control Character Popup Menu
Added new feature to insert control codes (ASCII values between 1 and 31) into fixed data and database memo fields. A pop-up menu enables easy selection of the correct code. Control codes are displayed in the user interface as the control code name surrounded by angle brackets “<>”. For example, inserting a carriage-return in a field displays as <CR>.

33. Page Layout Display
The “Page Layout” tab in the “Format Specifications” dialog now displays a small representation of the label format or the page layout being designed. This makes it easier to design labels for multi-up printing or when printing multiple label formats on one page.

34. Lock Fields
Added the ability to lock and unlock fields. A locked field cannot be moved or stretched using the mouse. This is useful when designing labels to avoid accidental changes to a fields position or size.

35. Terminal Server Demo
The software will now run in demo mode under terminal server if no valid terminal server key is found.

36. TSC True-Type font download
The TSC printer driver now allows for downloaded True-Type font files. This will improve the processing speed of labels that use True-Type text fields that are incremented or read from databases.

37. Logging options
When entering a folder name to store the various logs and backup files, if the folder does not exist the user is given the option of creating the folder.

38. Multi-source field enhancement
When editing a multi-source field, you can now directly edit a literal value in the data segments table. Previously, to change the value of a literal it had to be deleted and re-added.

39. New User Authorization
Added a new user authorization to allow a user that does not have “update format” authorization to edit field data from the “print format” screen. This allows a user to edit field data at print time but does not allow them to actually modify the label format itself.

40. Intermec Code 128 correction
Corrected a problem where some data was not properly encoded into a Code 128 symbol.

41. Format Browser Window
Added new feature to allow browsing for format files. The browser window displays small “thumbnail” images of all the format files in a specified folder. It is easy to view the format information, open the format for editing, or open the format for printing.

42. Tharo H series printer enhancements
Newer firmware for the Tharo H series printers allows for downloading a database to the internal memory and using the database to print label formats using an attached keyboard. Also added new date formats to allow for zero-suppressed month and day fields. Expiration dates can also be printed by using an arithmetic statement of the form “DATE+n” where the “n” is the number of days from the current date.

43. Flash Error on Tharo printers via USB
Corrected a problem where the H-Series printer would sometimes give a Flash error when printing via the USB interface.

44. ELabelBatch Update Preview
Corrected a problem where the label preview of the ELabelBatch was not being updated.

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Version 5.3.1.534

Released: 07/30/2004

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Database speed improvements
Made several changes to the ADO database interface that will improve the speed when accessing large databases across a network.

2. Using 2 database search keys
Corrected problem when using 2 search keys to select a record from a database. After entering the first key, the second drop-down list will now show only records that match on the first entered key. Previously, it showed all records for both database keys.

3. Datamax M-4208 and M-4306
Corrected a problem with the Datamax driver where an invalid command was being sent to these printers.

4. RFID Wizard
The RFID wizard now supports all of the EPC identity types for 64 bit and 96 bit RFID tags.

5. Database “date” type fields as search keys
It is not recommended to use a field of type “date”, “time”, or “timestamp” as a search key for a database. Although this now works correctly for Access and SQL-Server, other database providers might not implement this correctly.

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Version 5.3.0.523

Released: 07/16/2004

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
 cab M4/200 cab M4/300 Datamax I-4210
 Datamax M-4208 Datamax M-4306 Datamax A-4212
 Datamax A-4310 Datamax A-4408 Datamax A-4606
 Datamax A-6212 Datamax A-6310 TSC TDP-245
 TSC TTP-245 Zebra R402 Zebra R140
 Zebra R4Mplus Zebra R2844-Z Zebra TLP 3844-Z

 The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Database fields
Corrected several issues with database fields. When adding a new database field, it now defaults to the last database used, not the first one found on the format. When changing the connection string of a database field, it now defaults the connection settings from the existing connection string instead of having to reselect them. Fixed a problem when using newline characters in database cross reference fields.

2. New paragraph force fit option
When designing paragraph or Multi-source (block) text fields, you can enable a new force fit option for the field. This will allow the font size to shrink or grow so that the text completely fills the available field area. This option is only available on some printer families.

3. USB printer support
Some printers now support for USB ports. Currently, this is supported on the following printers: cab A3, TSC TTP-246M, Zebra 96XiIII plus, Zebra TLP 2844-Z, and Zebra TLP 3844Z.

4. RFID support
Added support for several RFID “smart label” printers. Many different tag types are supported, although this varies by printer. An EPC wizard allows for easy creation of several EPC identify types. For block oriented tags, an RFID wizard allows for programming mutiple data blocks using various data sources. Information can also be read from the tag and printed on the label. RFID is supported on the following printers: Zebra R4Mplus, Zebra R402, Zebra R140, Zebra R2844-Z, and the Printronix T5000e.

5. Command Files
Corrected a problem where command file names that contained spaces would not work properly when used from a command prompt window.

6. Print Queue printer status display
The status window will now display an error message if the printer does not respond to multiple status queries.

7. Printer Configuration
If the print queue currently has jobs waiting, then no changes can be made to the printer configuration. It is possible to view the printer configuration, but any changes are ignored and no new printers can be added.

8. Variable Cross Reference
It is now possible to define a fields as having a variable cross reference. The actual table name of the database is then defined at run time by the operator. This is useful when designing labels that may contain text in different languages, but the actual languages are not known until the label is printed.

9. Database fields
Changed the database engine to make it more compatible with different database providers. Specifically, the quoting characters are now queried from the driver and used for all table and column names.

10. Tharo H and V series printers
Changed the printer driver so that an error message is displayed if the printer directory cannot be read. The message allows for a retry or cancel operation.

11. DatabaseView
Corrected a problem where a large number of columns or a column with a large amount of data might cause a program crash. Also corrected a problem when pasting data into a database record.

12. Tabbed dialog boxes
Corrected a problem where the computer would sometimes “beep” when certain keys where pressed.

13. File delete log
Fixed problem where a format that has an associated report file would not be logged correctly to the file delete log. The format and its report are both logged as separate file deletions.

14. TSC reversed arc text
Reversed (white on black text) arc text now works correctly for TrueType fonts on the TSC printers.

15. TSC driver fixes
Fixed problem where multi-up labels were sent to the printer one at a time. Fixed problem where direct-thermal only printers had option of thermal transfer printing. Corrected the serial baud rate list for some printers. Added OCR-A font to some printers.

16. TRUECOUNT variable
Added the ability for a label format to default the value for batch size or to use the value entered in batch size count on a label. To default the batch size, add a when-printed field to the format named “TRUECOUNT”. The value entered by the user for the field contents will also become the default number of batches to be printed in the print request screen. To retrieve the batch size in a format, simply copy or link to a value named “@TRUECOUNT”. The value of @TRUECOUNT is the taken from the number of batches entered by the user on the print request screen.

17. Novexx and Avery Dennison optional clock
The Novexx and Avery Dennison driver now supports an optional printer clock. If this option is enabled, then date and time fields that can be formatted by the printer will be sent as printer commands to use the printer internal clock.

18. Passwords
Passwords are no longer displayed on the screen in the user property page or printed in any of the user log files. This is for FDA CFR 21 part 11 compliance.

19. Apollo format download
When downloading a format to a PCMCIA drive (or to a folder on a hard drive) the Unicode byte order mark did not appear at the beginning of the format as required. This has been corrected.

20. Sato M84 Pro3 print speeds
The print speeds for this printer were listed incorrectly. The corrected speeds are 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches per second.

21. HP LaserJet and Synergystex CF1000 PDF-417
Corrected a problem when printing PDF-417 symbols. In some cases thin white lines were drawn between rows of the symbol. Also corrected a positioning problem if the symbol was rotated.

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Version 5.2.2.459

Released: 03/25/2004

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCAB/GeminiCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGodex
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Godex EZ-1200Godex EZ-2200
Godex EZ-1300Godex EZ-2300

 The following changes/additions have been made:

1. “Label Offset” Prompt
The instruction text for this prompt will now correctly display the minimum and maximum offsets. Previously, the values displayed might not have been correct for the chosen printer.

2. Synergystex CF-1000
Corrected a problem where the chosen label size was sometimes rejected as invalid even if it was correct.

3. Tharo H and V series printers
Corrected a problem in the memory directory listing where strange characters were displayed after the printer was powered on.

4. Command File “Close” command
When using the “Close” command in a command file, and the command file delete option is enabled, the command file was not always deleted after processing. This has been corrected.

5. Sorting “dBase” files
Corrected a problem where the file was not always sorted properly if the database file was in the root directory of a disk drive (C: for example).

6. ActiveX events
Corrected a problem where events were not firing in the ELabelBatch control.

7. Circular Arc Text fields
Fixed a problem where it became difficult to stretch the field size or to change the shape of the circular arc.

8. Sato ‘e’ series printers
These printers can now print labels up to maximum length allowed for the memory installed. Previously, these printers would not print a label longer than 14 inches long.

9. Tharo V series printers
Fixed problem where it was very easy to overflow memory in the printer.

10. Zebra LP-2844Z and TLP-2844Z
Corrected a problem when using media that was narrower than the print head width.

11. Database “memo” fields
Corrected a problem where changing a memo field and erasing the data sometimes corrupted other memo fields in the database.

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Version 5.2.0.446

Released: 12/30/2003

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCABCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGemini
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Avery Dennison AP 4.4
Avery Dennison AP 5.4 200 DPI
Avery Dennison AP 5.4 300 DPI

 The following changes/additions have been made:

1. New features for EASYLABEL Silver
EASYLABEL Silver now includes the ability to increment or decrement fields. Also added was the ability to create multi-line text fields (paragraphs).

2. Arithmetic rounding
Fixed problem where rounding was not performed on fields defined as “Arithmetic”. The value was being truncated instead of rounding up, as in previous versions of EASYLABEL.

3. Sato multi-up labels
On some Sato printers using multi-up label formats, there was a problem with graphic images (picture fields). In some cases the graphics were not duplicated correctly on all of the formats across the label.

4. Zebra “Plus” model printers
Added support for the “Plus” models of the following Zebra printers: 90XiIII, 96XiIII, 140XiIII, 170XiIII, and 220XiIII.

5. Apollo “repeat prompt” with database
Added feature to the Apollo driver to allow downloaded formats using a database to specify the database search key as the “repeat prompt” field. After printing a set of labels, the printer will return to the specified prompt for entry of additional data.

6. Circular Arc text fields
Corrected a problem where circular arc text fields using TrueType fonts and setting “Field Contrast” to “Reverse” printed outside of the arc, creating an uneven edge.

7. HP print test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

8. Apollo protocol errors
Corrected problem where the Apollo printer would give a protocol error in some cases of text fields using TrueType fonts, and the “download font” option was set to “No”.

9. Apollo download format and label counts
Corrected a problem when downloading a format to the Apollo and selecting “indefinite” as the print quantity. The printer would still prompt for a quantity.

10. Apollo clock settings
Added printer configuration option to the Apollo printers to allow the printer driver to automatically set the printer clock to match the system clock.

11. Apollo incremented fields
Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where incremented fields would not increment if “resend downloaded data” was enabled in the program options.

12. Apollo serial baud rates
Added several higher baud rates (115,200 and 230,400) to the A-series Apollo printers.

13. Apollo download and lowercase field names
The Apollo printer did not like field names that contain lowercase letters, even though these are valid field names. When downloaded to the printer, all lowercase field names are converted to uppercase.

14. Apollo download and “cut after batch”
Corrected a problem where downloaded formats that use the “cut after batch” option did not cut after each batch, but at the end of the job.

15. Apollo scalable fonts
Corrected a problem with the Apollo driver where scalable fonts that were stretched using the mouse would shrink to a very small size.

16. Intermec and TCP/IP printing
Added ability to do hardware reset and printer test functions when connected via TCP/IP network.

17. Intermec field center/justify
Added ability to do center and right justified fields.

18. Intermec printer test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

19. Novexx driver changes
Added ability to do reverse image labels on supported printer models. Scalable fonts can now be stretched using the sizing handles of the text field. Reverse, slanted, and circular arc is now allowed for text fields using TrueType fonts. Fixed problem with stretching scalable font fields that caused the text to become very small. Added option for feed offset and job separator. Text fields using TrueType fonts now allow for the “full justify” option. Added options for checkdigits and ratios for the Codabar and NW7 symbologies.

20. Sato and Code128 with Function 1
Corrected problem where a Code128 symbol with added function 1 character would not encode the function 1 if the source of data for the symbol included a date or time field.

21. Sato set clock option
Added printer configuration option to the Sato printers to allow the printer driver to automatically set the printer clock to match the system clock.

22. Sato printer test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

23. Sato print darkness setting
Corrected a problem in the Sato driver where the darkness setting would change if the label format was converted from one Sato printer to another.

24. TEC printer test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

25. TSC text style options
The TSC driver now allows for alternate styles of text in a text paragraph field when using TrueType fonts.

26. TSC printer test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

27. Zebra set clock option
Added printer configuration option to the Zebra printers to allow the printer driver to automatically set the printer clock to match the system clock.

28. Zebra circle field
Certain Zebra printer models can now print circles. This requires a certain version of firmware for the printer.

29. Zebra and reverse 2D symbols
The Zebra driver no longer allows for reverse image of a 2D symbology.

30. Zebra and TrueType fonts
Fixed a problem with TrueType fonts using default character width. In some cases the program would give an error if the field orientation was changed.

31. Sato and text paragraphs
The Sato printer driver did not allow for right justification of text paragraphs. This capability has been added for all Sato printers.

32. Printronix, Novexx, and TSC slow printing using incremented fields
There was a problem in these printer drivers that caused the labels to be sent one at a time instead of letting the printer increment the fields.

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Version 5.1.0.435

Released: 10/16/2003

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCABCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGemini
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Printer Model
Tharo H-426Zebra 110XiIII+ models (203, 300, 600 DPI)
Tharo H-434Zebra LP2844-Z
Tharo V-426Zebra TLP2844-Z
Tharo V-433Citizen CLP-8301

 The following changes/additions have been made:

1. TSC driver fixes
Corrected problems with ITF-14 symbols. Added printer test option. Fixed problem with reverse text fields. Allow for check digits for code 39, interleaved 2 of 5, MSI, Codabar, and NW7 symbols.

2. Bar Code Wizard
Changes to the bar code wizard to correct some problems when running in languages other than English. Some text was being truncated in several of the dialog boxes.

3. 2D symbols
Corrected a problem where some 2D symbols (DataMatrix, MicroPDF, etc.) were not sized correctly if they are using “when printed” data source.

4. Font Conversion
When converting label formats from one printer family to another (from Zebra to Datamax for example) some internal printer fonts were not converted correctly. Internal printer fonts are now converted to similar sized TrueType fonts.

5. RSS-14 symbols
Corrected a problem when printing RSS-14 symbols sometimes caused a program crash.

6. Label Height
Removed limitation on label height. It is possible to enter a value greater than some printers allow, but this can sometimes be corrected by adding more memory to the printer.

7. Bar Code Height
Removed limitation on bar code height. The height of a bar code is only limited by the size of the label.

8. Datamax I and W class
The “standard” driver for the I and W class Datamax printers now allows bidirectional parallel.

9. Datamax clock settings
The Datamax drivers now have printer configuration option of whether to set the printer clock to match the PC system clock.

10. ADO database interface
Several corrections to the ADO database interface. Fixed problem where the column size was 1 greater than the actual column width. Fixed problem where NULL values left the previous record contents in the data buffer. Fixed problem where BOOLEAN data types had an incorrect value for “true”.

11. Printer configuration
Right clicking on a printer now properly selects the printer. Corrected problem when selecting printer manufacturer and not selecting a printer model caused bad configuration data to be saved.

12. DataMatrix symbols and double-byte characters
Fixed problem where certain double-byte characters were not encoded correctly. This was mainly a problem when encoding Japanese or Chinese characters.

13. Datamax driver fixes
Fix to allow for lines and boxes bigger than 9.99 inches. Fix to allow DataMatrix symbols to be processed by the printer instead of being sent as a graphic image.

14. Printronix driver changes
Added “presentation position” option. Added “flip format”, “reverse image”, and “initial label feed” options. Added darkness adjustment to printer configuration. Added “job separator”, and “pass through” options. Added alternate styles for TrueType fonts. Allow default character width for TrueType fonts. Added printer test and printer reset functions. Allow for slanted and circular arc for TrueType text fields. Added NW7 symbology. Fixed Code 128 numeric interpretation problem. Added text justification options (left, center, right). Added print modes for Batch, Peel, and Tear. Fixed length problem with Codabar symbols using check digits. Corrected problems with UPC/EAN symbols. Fixed some incrementation problems.

15. Sato driver changes
Added option in printer configuration to allow for setting the printer clock to match the PC clock. Added printer test option.

16. TEC printers
Corrected problems when jobs were cancelled, the printer was not properly reset before the next job was sent, causing errors in the printer.

17. Page sizes
Corrected problems in the HP and Windows printer drivers where certain checks were made against the maximum page size, not the currently selected page size.

18. Text and Bar Code stretching
Fixed a problem where text or bar code fields that were stretched using the mouse did not correctly calculate the final field size.

19. Zebra driver changes
Fixed crash when using the “Print ID label” option. Fixed problem with TrueType fonts using a width of 0. Allow for larger bar width multiplier for some symbols.

20. Reports
Fixed problem of getting “unable to access report printer” error when opening a report file.

21. Right click field properties
Fixed problem of right-clicking on a field and selecting field properties. Sometimes you would get properties for more than one field if there was already a field selected and you right-click on a different field.

22. EASYLABEL database
Added ability to use “hot keys” for any of the buttons in the database dialogs. For example, you can now use “ALT+A” to add a record to a database. Corrected problem where the toolbar button for “data sheet” becomes disabled.

23. Print using 2 databases
Fixed problem in the selection screen when there are 2 database search keys.

24. ActiveX changes
Fixed problem when requesting status of a job that was already completed. The ActiveX server now is self-registering. Fixed ELabelInfo control to allow the “Field” properties to be displayed in Visual Basic.

25. Windows printers
Corrected problem when printing multi-across and multi-down and the label count does not completely fill an entire page.

26. Increment/Decrement fields
Corrected a problem where entering 0 as the change amount caused an error to be displayed even if a valid change amount was subsequently entered.

26. New LBLCOUNT database keyword
If a column in a database is named “LBLCOUNT” then the value of this column becomes the default batch size when printing single database records.

27. Toolbar field name
The drop down list in the toolbar that shows all of the field names is now sorted by field type then field name.

28. Zebra format conversion from DOS
Corrected problems converting from DOS formats. The wrong printer model code was selected and the wrong print head DPI (dots per inch) was used. This caused problems with text fields and bar code fields being incorrectly sized.

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Version 5.0.0.385

Released: 06/05/2003

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Avery DennisonCABCitizen
C.ItohDatamax/FargoGemini
HPIntermecNovexx
PostscriptPrintronixRJS
SATOTECTHARO
TSCZebraAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

  • Cab A8/300

Below is a summary of some of the new features available in EASYLABEL 5.0:

New Database features

  • Access to any database that includes an OLE-DB data provider. This includes Microsoft Access (.MDB), Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. This is faster than using an ODBC driver.
  • New database editor allows updating any database that can be accessed by EASYLABEL.
  • The database editor allows for the creation of database cross references, where an item in a database record can point to one or more records in another table or database.

New Field Types

  • Added two new types of label fields: multi-source text and multi-source barcode. A multi-source field can pull data from several sources and combine them into one field. This is similar to a “linked” field but is more powerful and has no built in limitations on the number of items that can be combined.
  • A new EAN-128/UCC-128 wizard allows easy creation of barcodes that may contain multiple application identifiers (AI’s) that are derived from multiple data sources.

Updated User Sign-on and Password Options

  • User ID and passwords have been expanded and can now be up to 16 characters long.
  • New User Name and User Description fields have been added to the user configuration screen.
  • Administrator can select minimum length for User ID and Password
  • Administrator can set a password expiration by number of days so that users are forced to change passwords periodically.
  • User accounts can be set so that the password never expires.
  • User accounts can be “locked” so that the User-ID cannot be used until it is unlocked.
  • Administrator can set a password re-use policy to prevent users from reusing old passwords.
  • New “complex password” option to force passwords to contain at least one numeric or other special character.
  • New user authorization to enable or disable user ability to change their password during login.
  • New user authorization to enable or disable user ability to delete files using the software’s delete function.

New User Logging Options

  • Logging of changes to user configuration (add/change/delete)
  • Logging of user events: login success, login failure, logoff and password changed.
  • Added the option to set the location of the user log file.
  • Added the option to set the maximum size of the user log file
  • Added the option to set if user log file will wrap (overwrite old events) if log reaches maximum size.
  • New log file viewer to view on screen or create printed reports of user logs.

New Label Format Options

  • Added the ability to create an image file (in several different image file formats) of a label format. use “Save Label Image” from the “File” menu.
  • Added the option to require user to enter a comment when label format is saved. the comment should describe the reason the label format was changed. this also saves the User-ID of the person who made the change.
  • Added the option to save history of all changes made to a label format. this creates a backup format file anytime the format is saved. This option can be specified for each format file and also has a global option to enable/disable for specified formats. the location of backup format files can be specified by the system administrator.
  • Added the option to save an image file (EMF) for all print jobs. this creates an image of the first label of the job to be printed. the name of this file can be automatically generated or can be specified by a field on the format. the name is saved in the format tracking report. can be specified for each format file and also has a global option to enable/disable for specified formats. the location of the print image files can be specified by the system administrator.

Other Logging Options

  • A delete log will record the user, date, time, and pathname of any files deleted using the software’s delete function. The location of the log can be specified by the system administrator.
  • database logging will copy any updated database records to another database to keep a historical record of database changes. the location of the database logs can be specified by the system administrator.

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Hardwares Keys

Hardware Keys

EASYLABEL® 5 & 6
 ImgWibu2

ImgWibu1

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  1. Not For Resale labeled “R
  2. Platinum labeled “P
  3. Gold labeled “G
  4. Silver labeled “S
  5. Terminal Server labeled “T
  6. Print Only labeled “O
  7. Net Print Server labeled “N
  1. Multi-User labeled “M
EASYLABEL® 4
EASYLABEL® 32
EASYLABEL® for Windows (16-bit)
EASYLABEL® DOS
PLATINUM / FULLBeige Color with RED dot
4673BH-A
ImgRainbow1
PRINT ONLYTeal Color
4BXRBH-A
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GOLD / EXPRESSTeal Color
4BXRBH-A
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SILVER / BASICRed and Beige Color BASIC
RB-4IAMAC-B
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MULTI-USER / NETWORKBeige Color Serial Number and
Sentinel LM 6.x
ImgRainbow4
TERMINAL SERVERBeige Color
4307BH-A
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DOSRed Color 4BWMAB-B
for use with Tharo/cab, Apollo 3, 4, Gemini, Datamax Allegro,DMX400, Tharo Freedom, Wizard, Zebra Stripe 300, Windows Drivers
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EASYLABEL® 4

Version 4.3.0.360

Released:  04/13/2005

The following printer families are supported:

Avery Dennison

cab/Gemini

Citizen

 C.Itoh

Datamax/Fargo

Godex

HP

Intermec

 Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

TSC

Zebra

Any Windows Printer Driver

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Fixed a problem introduced in 4.3.0.359 that would not allow the creation of Bold or Italic  text fields.  Existing text fields printed fine.

2.  TSC and multi-up labels

Fixed a problem when printing multi-up labels and the format contained an incremented field.

 3.  V-Series printer speed

Corrected a problem on the V-Series where the print speed could not be changed.  Also fixed the Set Buzzer option to turn the printer Buzzer on and off.

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Version 4.3.0.359

Released: 04/01/2005

The following printer families are supported:

Avery Dennison

cab/Gemini

Citizen

 C.Itoh

Datamax/Fargo

Godex

HP

Intermec

 Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

TSC

Zebra

Any Windows Printer Driver

Version 4.3.0.359 includes the following new printers:

NOTE: this list includes some printers that are capable of  encoding RFID tags. EASYLABEL 4 does NOT support encoding of RFID tags. You can still print non-RFID labels using those printers.

Godex EZ-1100

Godex EZ-2100

Godex EZ-1300

Godex EZ-2300

TSC TDP-245

TSC TTP-245

cab M4/200

cab M4/300

cab A3-2/200

cab A3-2/300

Datamax I-4210

Datamax M-4208

Datamax M-4306

Datamax A-4212

Datamax A-4310

Datamax A-4408

Datamax A-4606

Datamax A-6212

Datamax A-6310

Printronix SL5204

Printronix SL5304

Sato M5900RVe

Citizen CLP-521

Citizen CLP-621

Citizen CLP-7201e

Zebra 170XiIII Plus 203 DPI

Zebra 220XiIII Plus 300 DPI

Zebra R110Xi 203 DPI

Zebra R110Xi 300 DPI

Zebra R110XiIII Plus 203 DPI

Zebra R110PAX3-203-R

Zebra R170Xi 203 DPI

Zebra R170Xi 300 DPI

Zebra R402

Zebra R140

Zebra R4Mplus

Zebra R2844-Z

Zebra TLP 3844-Z

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Synergystex CF-1000
Corrected a problem where the chosen label size was sometimes rejected as invalid even if it was correct.

2. Tharo H and V series printers
Changed the printer driver so that an error message is displayed if the printer directory cannot be read. The message allows for a retry or cancel operation.

3. TSC reversed arc text
Reversed (white on black text) arc text now works correctly for TrueType fonts on the TSC printers.

4. TSC driver fixes
Fixed problem where multi-up labels were sent to the printer one at a time. Fixed problem where direct-thermal only printers had option of thermal transfer printing. Corrected the serial baud rate list for some printers. Added OCR-A font to some printers. Fixed label width problem when using a left margin.

5. Novexx and Avery Dennison optional clock
The Novexx and Avery Dennison driver now supports an optional printer clock. If this option is enabled, then date and time fields that can be formatted by the printer will be sent as printer commands to use the printer internal clock.

6. Apollo format download
When downloading a format to a PCMCIA drive (or to a folder on a hard drive) the Unicode byte order mark did not appear at the beginning of the format as required. This has been corrected.

7. Sato M84 Pro3 print speeds
The print speeds for this printer were listed incorrectly. The corrected speeds are 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches per second.

8. HP LaserJet and Synergystex CF1000
Corrected a problem when printing PDF-417 symbols. In some cases thin white lines were drawn between rows of the symbol. Also corrected a positioning problem if the symbol was rotated.

9. Datamax M-4208 and M-4306
Corrected a problem with the Datamax driver where an invalid command was being sent to these printers.

10. Intermec True-Type text
When a format designed for a non-Intermec printer was printed on an Intermec printer, text fields using True-Type fonts sometimes did not print. This has been corrected.

11. Windows printer drivers
Sometimes when converting formats from one windows printer driver to another, some label format properties were changed and text changed size. This has been corrected. Also corrected problem where text sometimes had the foreground and background colors set the same, making the text invisible.

12. TCP/IP printer speed improvements
Changed the packet size sent to TCP/IP connected printers. A smaller number of packets are sent and this improves the speed of communication.

13. Graphic image aspect ratio
Corrected problem with printer drivers where graphic images where not centered correctly in the available field area when the “Maintain Aspect Ratio” option was selected.

14. TSC True-Type font download
The TSC printer driver now allows for downloaded True-Type font files. This will improve the processing speed of labels that use True-Type text fields that are incremented or read from databases.

15. Intermec Code 128 correction
Corrected a problem where some data was not properly encoded into a Code 128 symbol.

16. Tharo H series printer enhancements
Newer firmware for the Tharo H series printers allows for downloading a database to the internal memory and using the database to print label formats using an attached keyboard. Also added new date formats to allow for zero-suppressed month and day fields. Expiration dates can also be printed by using an arithmetic statement of the form “DATE+n” where the “n” is the number of days from the current date.

17. Bi-Directional IP Printing
The Apollo, Datamax, and Zebra drivers support bi-directional IP printing for certain printer models. This requires the use of a compatible printer network card or device server.

18. HP TrueType font bug
There was a bug in the HP printer driver where some TrueType fonts (Arial Black for instance) had the top of the text cut off. This has been corrected.

19. Picture field aspect ratio
Corrected problems with the TSC, Intermec, Printronix and Novexx drivers where picture fields set to maintain the aspect ratio would not print correctly in all orientations.

20. Asian TrueType fonts
When processing certain characters in Asian (double-byte) fonts, sometimes characters were not displayed or printed correctly. The characters sometimes overlapped or were not spaced correctly. This has been fixed.

21. Tharo H and V series
Added support for downloaded Asian fonts, job separator option, form feed, pause and unpause, and optimize QR-code option. The PDF-417 symbology is now done by the printer instead of being sent as a graphic image. Added ability to download a serial file to the printer for standalone printing. Added “slash zero” and “ISO week of year” options. Added applicator mode to the print mode selection. More date formats are supported when downloading to memory card. Added ability to use custom date formats.

22. Intermec cutter option
Fixed a bug in the Intermec driver where an incorrect message was shown for the cutter option in the printer configuration dialog.

23. Datamax “Standard” printers
The Datamax “Standard” driver now supports the setting of the printer clock from the print queue printer status screen.

24. Novexx Texxtile / Avery Dennison TTK
Corrected a problem with the cutter on the Novexx Texxtile and Avery Dennison TTK printers. Previously, the driver sent each label separately, which slowed down printing. Now only one job is sent to the printer using the correct cutting commands.

25. Datamax RLE2 compression
The new Datamax RLE2 graphic compression is now supported on the I, W, and A class printers. This is also supported on the M-4208 and M-4306. This is a configurable option in the printer settings. The new compression algorithm allows for faster downloading and less memory usage in the printer.

26. Windows printers and multiple copies
For some Windows printer drivers, the “copy count” was not set correctly and this resulted in an incorrect number of formats being printed.

27. Datamax Presentation Position
The Datamax printer driver had a bug where the presentation position was sent to the printer incorrectly for the I, W, and A class printers. This resulted in the label being fed out to the wrong position. This has been fixed and the label will be fed out to the distance selected.

28. Novexx / Avery Dennison print mode
Changed “cutter mode” to “print mode” in the format specifications screen. This was necessary as print mode is used for other operations, such as when using an applicator.

29. Tharo H and V series memory card display
Corrected several problems with the display and functions in the memory card window. The text of the printer directory was not fully displayed in the list. Also fixed bugs where the “delete” and “upload” buttons might not work correctly.

30. Code 128 check digit
Corrected a bug in the calculation of a check digit for a Code 128 symbol that included function codes.

31. Tharo H and V series PDF-417 option
Added an option (“Optimize PDF-417”) to specify whether a PDF-417 symbol is sent to the printer as a graphic image or as a printer command.

32. Printronix printers
Added new sensor modes “Advanced Gap” and “Advanced Notch” to allow better control of the label sensor settings.

33. Tharo H and V series and small labels
Made a change that should help when printing very small labels (.5 inch or smaller). There was a problem with the calculation of the label height sent to the printer.

34. Printronix text fields using TrueType fonts
In some cases, text fields using TrueType fonts had part of the last character chopped off. This has been corrected.

35. Tharo H and V series enhancements
Added new symbology “China Post Code”. Fixed the “Excess Fonts” message when using many TrueType fonts on a label. Added option for printer passthrough and force fit. More reliable download to memory card.

36. Datamax driver changes
The driver for Datamax printers (both Standard and 2+) now send the pass through string (if one is specified) before any other commands are sent to the printer.

37. Date and Time formatting
The date and time formatting lists now show an “*” next to a format if that format is directly supported by the printer.
This can be useful when designing a label to know that the chosen format will be done in the printer.

38. Novexx TrueType fonts
Fixed a bug in the processing of TrueType text fields that could sometimes cause a program crash. This was most likely to happen if the label was multi-up (2 or more across).

39. TSC and TrueType fonts
Fixed a bug in the TSC driver for printers that don’t support downloading of TrueType fonts. Corrected a problem where the flash memory was not properly initialized. Also fixed problem when unused fonts were not deleted from printer memory, resulting in memory overflow errors.

40. Avery Dennison ALX92x series printers
Corrected the names of the ALX92x series printers. The old names were ALX924-4, ALX924-5, and ALX924-6. The correct names are ALX924, ALX925, and ALX926.

41. Godex database download
Corrected a problem when downloading a format to the printer memory if the format contained a database field that used a TrueType font. The field was being sent as a graphic image instead of the font being downloaded to the printer.

42. H and V Series Single Buffer Mode
Made a change to the H Series and V Series driver that will prevent the possibility of scrambled graphics when firmware version 2.511a or higher is installed in these printers.

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Version 4.2.3.316

Released:  03/29/2004

The following printer families are supported:

Avery Dennison

cab/Gemini

Citizen

 C.Itoh

Datamax/Fargo

Godex

HP

Intermec

 Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

TSC

Zebra

Any Windows Printer Driver

Version 4.2.3.316 includes the following new printers:

Godex EZ-1200

Godex EZ-2200

Godex EZ-1300

Godex EZ-2300

The following changes/additions have been made:

1. Tharo H and V series printers
Corrected a problem in the memory directory listing where strange characters were displayed after the printer was powered on.

2. Sorting “dBase” files
Corrected a problem where the file was not always sorted properly if the database file was in the root directory of a disk drive (C: for example).

3. ActiveX events
Corrected a problem where events were not firing in the ELabelBatch control.

4. Circular Arc Text fields
Fixed a problem where it became difficult to stretch the field size or to change the shape of the circular arc.

5. Sato ‘e’ series printers
These printers can now print labels up to maximum length allowed for the memory installed. Previously, these printers would not print a label longer than 14 inches long.

6. Tharo V series printers
Fixed problem where it was very easy to overflow memory in the printer.

7. Zebra LP-2844Z and TLP-2844Z
Corrected a problem when using media that was narrower than the print head width.

8. Database “memo” fields
Corrected a problem where changing a memo field and erasing the data sometimes corrupted other memo fields in the database.

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Version 4.2.2.313

Released: 01/14/04

The following printer families are supported:

Avery Dennison

cab

Citizen

 C.Itoh

Datamax/Fargo

Gemini

HP

Intermec

 Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

TSC

Zebra

Any Windows Printer Driver

Changes made in Version 4.2.2.313

1. Synergystex CF1000
Corrected a problem in the CF1000 driver where the label height was sometimes rejected as being too large, even for small label heights.

2. Arithmetic rounding
Fixed problem where rounding was not performed on fields defined as “Arithmetic”. The value was being truncated instead of rounding up, as in previous versions of EASYLABEL.

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Version 4.2.1.311

Released: 12/05/03

The following printer families are supported:

Avery Dennison

cab

Citizen

 C.Itoh

Datamax/Fargo

Gemini

HP

Intermec

 Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

TSC

Zebra

Any Windows Printer Driver

 Version 4.2.1.311 includes the following new printers:

Tharo H-426

Zebra 110XiIII+ models (203, 300, 600 DPI)

Tharo H-434

Zebra LP2844-Z

Tharo V-426

Zebra TLP2844-Z

Tharo V-433

Avery Dennison AP 4.4

Avery Dennison AP 5.4 200 DPI

Citizen CLP-8301

Avery Dennison AP 5.4 300 DPI

Updates and changes in Version 4.2.1.311

1. Zebra “Plus” model printers
Added support for the “Plus” models of the following Zebra printers: 90XiIII, 96XiIII, 140XiIII, 170XiIII, and 220XiIII.

2. TSC driver fixes
Corrected problems with ITF-14 symbols. Added printer test option. Fixed problem with reverse text fields.
Allow for check digits for code 39, interleaved 2 of 5, MSI, Codabar, and NW7 symbols.

3. 2D symbols
Corrected a problem where some 2D symbols (DataMatrix, QR-Code, etc.) were not sized correctly if they are using “when printed” data source.

4. Font Conversion
When converting label formats from one printer family to another (from Zebra to Datamax for example) some internal printer fonts were not converted correctly. Internal printer fonts are now converted to similar sized TrueType fonts.

5. Label Height
Removed limitation on label height. It is possible to enter a value greater than some printers allow, but this cansometimes be corrected by adding more memory to the printer.

6. Bar Code Height
Removed limitation on bar code height. The height of a bar code is only limited by the size of the label.

7. Datamax I and W class
The “standard” driver for the I and W class Datamax printers now allows bidirectional parallel.

8. Datamax clock settings
The Datamax drivers now have printer configuration option of whether to set the printer clock to match the PC system clock.

9. Printer configuration
Right clicking on a printer now properly selects the printer. Corrected a problem when selecting printer manufacturer and not selecting a printer model caused bad configuration data to be saved.

10. DataMatrix symbols and double-byte characters
Fixed problem where certain double-byte characters were not encoded correctly. This was mainly a problem when encoding Japanese or Chinese characters.

11. Datamax driver fixes
Fix to allow for lines and boxes bigger than 9.99 inches. Fix to allow DataMatrix symbols to be processed by the printer instead of being sent as a graphic image.

12. Printronix driver changes
Added “presentation position” option. Added “flip format”, “reverse image”, and “initial label feed” options. Added darkness adjustment to printer configuration. Added “job separator”, and “pass through” options. Added alternate styles for TrueType fonts. Allow default character width for TrueType fonts. Added printer test and printer reset functions. Allow for slanted and circular arc for TrueType text fields. Added NW7 symbology. Fixed Code 128 numeric interpretation problem. Added text justification options (left, center, right). Added print modes for Batch, Peel, and Tear. Fixed length problem with Codabar symbols using check digits. Corrected problems with UPC/EAN symbols. Fixed some incrementation problems.

13. Sato driver changes
Added option in printer configuration to allow for setting the printer clock to match the PC clock. Added printer test option.

14. TEC printers
Corrected problems when jobs were cancelled, the printer was not properly reset before the next job was sent, causing errors in the printer.

15. Page sizes
Corrected problems in the HP and Windows printer drivers where certain checks were made against the maximum page size, not the currently selected page size.

16. Text and Bar Code stretching
Fixed a problem where text or bar code fields that were stretched using the mouse did not correctly calculate the final field size.

17. Zebra driver changes
Fixed crash when using the “Print ID label” option. Fixed problem with TrueType fonts using a width of 0. Allow for larger bar width multiplier for some symbols.

19. Reports
Fixed problem of getting “unable to access report printer” error when opening a report file.

20. Right click field properties
Fixed problem of right-clicking on a field and selecting field properties. Sometimes you would get properties for more than one field if there was already a field selected and you right-click on a different field.

21. EASYLABEL database
Added ability to use “hot keys” for any of the buttons in the database dialogs. For example, you can now use “ALT+A” to add a record to a database. Corrected problem where the toolbar button for “data sheet” becomes disabled.

22. Print using 2 databases
Fixed problem in the selection screen when there are 2 database search keys.

23. ActiveX changes
Fixed problem when requesting status of a job that was already completed. The ActiveX server now is self-registering. Fixed ELabelInfo control to allow the “Field” properties to be displayed in Visual Basic.

24.Windows printers
Corrected problem when printing multi-across and multi-down and the label count does not completely fill an entire page. Also corrected a problem where the interpretation for a bar code field would disappear if the format was designed for a different printer model.

25. Increment/Decrement fields
Corrected a problem where entering 0 as the change amount caused an error to be displayed even if a valid change amount was subsequently entered.

26. Toolbar field name
The drop-down list in the toolbar that shows all of the field names is now sorted by field type then field name.

27. Zebra format conversion from DOS
Corrected problems converting from DOS formats. The wrong printer model code was selected and the wrong print head DPI (dots per inch) was used. This caused problems with text fields and bar code fields being incorrectly sized.

28. Apollo “repeat prompt” with database
Added feature to the Apollo driver to allow downloaded formats using a database to specify the database search key as the “repeat prompt” field. After printing a set of labels, the printer will return to the specified prompt for entry of additional data.

29. Circular Arc text fields
Corrected a problem where circular arc text fields using TrueType fonts and setting “Field Contrast” to “Reverse” printed outside of the arc, creating an uneven edge.

30. HP print test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

31. Apollo protocol errors
Corrected problem where the Apollo printer would give a protocol error in some cases of text fields using TrueType fonts, and the “download font” option was set to “No”.

32. Apollo download format and label counts
Corrected a problem when downloading a format to the Apollo and selecting “indefinite” as the print quantity. The printer would still prompt for a quantity.

33. Apollo clock settings
Added printer configuration option to the Apollo printers to allow the printer driver to automatically set the printer clock to match the system clock.

34. Apollo incremented fields
Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where incremented fields would not increment if “resend downloaded data” was enabled in the program options.

35. Apollo serial baud rates
Added several higher baud rates (115,200 and 230,400) to the A-series Apollo printers.

36. Apollo download and lowercase field names
The Apollo printer did not like field names that contain lowercase letters, even though these are valid field names.When downloaded to the printer, all lowercase field names are converted to uppercase.

37. Apollo download and “cut after batch”
Corrected a problem where downloaded formats that use the “cut after batch” option did not cut after each batch, but at the end of the job.

38. Apollo scalable fonts
Corrected a problem with the Apollo driver where scalable fonts that were stretched using the mouse would shrink to a very small size.

39. Intermec and TCP/IP printing
Added the ability to do hardware reset and printer test functions when connected via TCP/IP network.

40. Intermec field center/justify
Added the ability to do center and right justified fields.

41. Intermec printer test
Added the ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

42. Novexx driver changes
Added the ability to do reverse image labels on supported printer models. Scalable fonts can now be stretched using the sizing handles of the text field. Reverse, slanted, and circular arc is now allowed for text fields using TrueType fonts. Fixed problem with stretching scalable font fields that caused the text to become very small. Added option for feed offset and job separator. Text fields using TrueType fonts now allow for the “full justify” option. Added options for checkdigits and ratios for the Codabar and NW7 symbologies.

43. Sato and Code128 with Function 1
Corrected problem where a Code128 symbol with added function 1 character would not encode the function 1 if the source of data for the symbol included a date or time field.

44. Sato set clock option
Added printer configuration option to the Sato printers to allow the printer driver to automatically set the printer clock to match the system clock.

45. Sato printer test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

46. Sato print darkness setting
Corrected a problem in the Sato driver where the darkness setting would change if the label format was converted from one Sato printer to another.

47. TEC printer test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

48. TSC text style options
The TSC driver now allows for alternate styles of text in a text paragraph field when using TrueType fonts.

49. TSC printer test
Added ability to print a test page, to verify that printer is properly connected.

50. Zebra set clock option
Added printer configuration option to the Zebra printers to allow the printer driver to automatically set the printer clock to match the system clock.

51. Zebra circle field
Certain Zebra printer models can now print circles. This requires a certain version of firmware for the printer.

52. Zebra and reverse 2D symbols
The Zebra driver no longer allows for reverse image of a 2D symbology. This was an invalid selection.

53. Zebra and TrueType fonts
Fixed a problem with TrueType fonts using default character width. In some cases the program would give an error if the field orientation was changed.

54. Sato and text paragraphs
The Sato printer driver did not allow for right justification of text paragraphs. This capability has been added for all Sato printers.

55. Printronix, Novexx, and TSC slow printing using incremented fields
There was a problem in these printer drivers that caused the labels to be sent one at a time instead of letting the printer increment the fields.

56. Intermec network printing
Printing to an Intermec printer using a network connection (either direct or using IP socket) caused some formats to not leave the print queue. This has been corrected.

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Version 4.1.0.288

Released: 02/03/03

Version 4.1.0.288 includes the following new printers:

Datamax E4204

TSC TTP-243

Datamax E4304

TSC TTP-243E

Sato M10e

TSC TTP-246M

Sato CX208

TSC TTP-248M

Sato CX212

TSC TTP-342

Sato M-84 Pro-2

TSC TTP-344M

Sato M-84 Pro-3

TSC TDP-522

Sato M-84 Pro-6

TSC TDP-643 Plus

 Updates and changes in Version 4.1.0.288:

1. HP LaserJet and bearer bars
Corrected a problem with the HP driver when printing symbols with bearer bars. Previously, the bars were not positioned correctly with respect to the symbol.

2. Novexx darkness settings
The Novexx driver has a new printer option to allow for the selection of whether to override the darkness setting made by the printer front panel.

3. Allow smaller TrueType fonts
Changed the HP, Intermec, Windows, RJS, Sato, and Zebra printer drivers to allow for very small TrueType font sizes.

4. File information display
Corrected a problem where the file information was sometimes not displayed in the ‘File Open’ dialog.

5. ‘When Printed’ fields and ‘Save Data’
If the ‘Save Data’ program option was enabled, and a ‘When Printed’ field used a fixed list of values. When printing the second job, the item was not restored to the last used selection. This has been corrected.

6. Database ‘Form View’ crash
Fixed problem that caused a crash when editing databases in ‘Form View’ and selecting ‘Save’ from the ‘File’ menu.

7. Novexx and Printronix Code128 function codes
Corrected problems in the Novexx and Printronix drivers that sometimes omitted function codes from the barcode data.

8. Apollo memory card download
Corrected a problem when downloading same format to the memory card twice. Certain fields were not sent on the second download.

9. Gemini negative dispense position
Corrected a problem in the Gemini driver where negative dispense position were sent as an invalid value.

10. ActiveX ELabelBatch
Corrected a problem in the ELabelBatch ActiveX object where an invalid format name would create a print job based on the last format name used.

11. Pasting large number of fields
Fixed a problem that sometimes caused a program crash when pasting a large number of fields into a format.

12. Apollo download and fixed quantity
Corrected problem that did not allow for proper selection of ‘Fixed Quantity’ when downloading a format to the memory card.

13. Database Indirect data source
When creating a field that used ‘Database Indirect’ as the data source, the program would sometimes not allow the field to be created. This has been corrected.

14. Field ‘Prompt Number’
Corrected a problem with setting the prompt number for a ‘When Printed’ or ‘Database’ field. The program would sometimes display error stating that the prompt number was invalid even if it was valid.

15. Datamax 2+ driver and formatted paragraphs
When using the 2+ Datamax printer driver and printing text data as a paragraph with character formatting sometimes caused a program crash.

16. ActiveX unregister
The ActiveX objects are now correctly unregistered when the program is uninstalled. Previously, the objects remained registered even though the ActiveX server was no longer installed.

17. “Choose All Fields” menu item
After selecting “Choose All Fields” the field specification icon and menu item should have been disabled if all of the chosen fields were not of the same type. This has been corrected.

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Version 4.0.4.282

Released:  12/13/2002

Version 4.0.4.282 includes the following new printers:

  1.  Avery Dennison DPM 4
  2. Avery Dessison DPM 5
  3. Avery Dennison DPM 6

 Updates and changes in Version 4.0.4.282:

 1. Printer Configuration

If all thermal printers were deleted from the printer configuration and only Windows printers remained, you were unable to add a new thermal printer. This has been corrected.

 2. Missing Sato M-5900RV printer

 The Sato M-5900RV printer was omitted from previous version 4.0 builds. This printer is now included in version 4.0.4.282.

 3. Unsupported “Circle” object

 Some printers do not support the printing of circles/ellipses. The software allowed the placement of circle objects on a label even if the printer does not support them. This has been corrected. The “Insert Circle” menu item and the toolbar circle icon are disabled.

4. Toolbar “Choose” and “Move” icons

 The toolbar icons for “Choose field” and “Move field” were disabled in many cases where they should have been enabled. This has been corrected.

 5. Toolbar icons / User rights

 Corrected a problem with the toolbar icons “Program Options”, “Printer Configuration”, and “Users”. These icons were enabled even if the user did not have access to the Manager functions. These icons are now disabled unless the current user has Manager rights.

 6. Printing from Database with no index

 Printing from a database with no index causes the program to create a temporary index for the database. If for some reason an index cannot be created (such as the search field being to large for an index key), the program would crash. This has been corrected. An error message is now displayed and the program continues without using a database index.

 7. Printronix format conversion

 Converting existing formats to work with the Printronix printers sometimes caused a program crash. This has been corrected.

 8. Tracking Report options

 Corrected a problem where the options for a format tracking report were not saved. Any changes made were not reloaded and were changed to the default. This has been fixed to load the changed settings.

 9. Text font “Set Maximum Height”

 The “Set Maximum Height” button in the text font parameters used a fixed maximum of 4 inches. This has been corrected to use the maximum allowed by the printer driver. Some printer drivers support maximum font height up to 13 inches.

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Version 4.0.3.277

Released: 12/06/2002

EASYLABEL version 4.0.3.277 includes the following new printers:

Printronix T5204

Printronix T5306

Printronix T5304

Printronix T5208

Printronix T5206

Printronix T5308

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Version 4.0.2.275-276

 Released: 11/05/2002

EASYLABEL 4.0 has a new user interface designed to make common functions easily accessible. Multiple toolbars duplicate nearly every menu item, allowing instant access to most label design features. Toolbars can be enabled or disabled, or moved to any convenient location. A field list window shows all of the currently defined fields, sorted by several categories. This makes locating and selecting fields very easy. All of the dialog boxes now have a new “tabbed” look (this option can be turned off if needed). All of these new features add up to make EASYLABEL 4.0 the most powerful labeling software available.

The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

 Avery Dennison

CF1000 Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

 Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo/cab

Zebra

 Hermes

Citizen

 C.Itoh

Any Windows Printer Driver

 The following new printers have been added:

Tharo/cab A4/300

Tharo/cab A4/600

Tharo/cab A6/300

Zebra 110PAX3-600-L (left hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-600-R (right hand)

Updates and Changes in Version 4.0.2.275-276

1. Datamax date fields and text header/trailer

Corrected a problem where a date field that had a header or trailer would sometimes not print the header/trailer.

2. TEC and Intermec printing UPC 2 or 5 digit extensions

Fixed problem with check digit in the human readable of a UPC symbol with 2 or 5 digit extensions when printed on a TEC or Intermec printer.

3. Intermec UPC-E symbols

Corrected a problem with the printing of UPC-E symbols on all Intermec printers.

4. Deleting files with very long pathnames

Corrected a problem with deleting files that had very long pathnames (greater than 128 characters).

5. ActiveX and long printer names

Corrected a problem where the ActiveX would not be able to find printers with long printer names. This was a problem with Windows printer drivers where the name can be longer than 31 characters.

6. ODBC FILEDSN data sources

ODBC data sources that use FILEDSN are now displayed in the database selection list. Previously, they were not shown in the list, but could be entered manually.

7. Novexx driver and multi-style paragraph fields

The Novexx printer driver now allows text paragraph fields to use multiple font styles.

8. Novexx PDF-417 symbols

Corrected a problem with PDF-417 symbols in the Novexx printer driver.

9. Novexx and rotated text fields

Corrected a problem where text fields that had alignment other than left aligned (centered, etc.) would not print correctly if rotated.

10. Message box text cutoff

Fixed a problem where some very long messages were displayed with part of the text cut off in the window.

11. Network version and command file CLOSE

Using the CLOSE command in a command file with the network version would not release the network license immediately. This has been corrected.

12. TrueType font character set

A new prompt was added to allow selection of the character set (script) of a TrueType font. This allows entry of text using Russian or Arabic characters for example.

13. Double click field properties

Double clicking a field in the label image window will bring up the field properties dialog box.

14. Field selection

Fields will stay selected after performing an operation in anticipation of performing another operation on the same field.

15. Multiple database indexes

Fixed a problem where multiple indexes were being created for a database. This happened when multiple users were accessing the same database.

16. Sato and UPC/EAN symbols

For some Sato printers, many UPC or EAN symbols had human readable interpretation printed even though interpretation was turned off in the field properties. This has been corrected.

17. Tharo/cab A-Series printers and backfeed speed

Added option to set the backfeed speed for some of the Tharo and cab A-Series printers. This also applies to the Diagraph ALP/4500 printers.

18. Codabar incorrect check digits

Fixed a problem where an incorrect check digit was sometimes calculated for a Codabar symbol.

19. Database Editor

Editing records in the datasheet view when an index file was selected sometimes caused other records to be corrupted. This has been corrected. Database changes and additions are now cached and are written to the database when exiting edit mode or can be updated immediately by selecting “Save” from the menu or toolbar.

20. Printer Configuration fix

Corrects a problem in the printer configuration where options were displayed that were not valid for the selected printer model.

21. Label format files deleted unexpectedly

In rare cases when there was multiple read/write access to a label format file storedon a network drive, the label format file may have been deleted. This has been corrected.

22. Version 4.0.2.275 adds new options that allow for the deletion of command files after they have been processed.

This may be useful in cases where an external program needs to know if the command file has been processed. A new command line switch “/E” can be used to delete a command file that is specified on the command line. As an example, the command line:

easy label.cmd /e

would delete the file “label.cmd” after it has been processed. The /E switch can be used in addition to the /W or /M switches to delete the monitored command file.

A new setting in the “Program Options” screen called “Delete Command File” has been added to delete the command file being monitored. This option is only valid if “Command File Monitor” is enabled.

Command files that are processed by “drag-and-drop” onto the EASYLABEL window are NEVER deleted, regardless of the /E switch or the setting of the “Delete Command File” program option.

23.  Text Database Files fixed in build 276

When trying to print a format that used a text database file, in some cases the program tried to create an index for the text database. This was incorrect and has been fixed.

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Version 4.0.1.272

Released:  10/17/02

EASYLABEL 4.0 has a new user interface designed to make common functions easily accessible. Multiple toolbars duplicate nearly every menu item, allowing instant access to most label design features. Toolbars can be enabled or disabled, or moved to any convenient location. A field list window shows all of the currently defined fields, sorted by several categories. This makes locating and selecting fields very easy. All of the dialog boxes now have a new “tabbed” look (this option can be turned off if needed). All of these new features add up to make EASYLABEL 4.0 the most powerful labeling software available.

The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

 Avery Dennison

CF1000 Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

 Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo/cab

Zebra

 Hermes

Citizen

 C.Itoh

Any Windows Printer Driver

 The following new printers have been added:

Tharo/cab A4/300

Tharo/cab A4/600

Tharo/cab A6/300

Zebra 110PAX3-600-L (left hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-600-R (right hand)

Updates and Changes in Version 4.0.1.272

1. Datamax date fields and text header/trailer

Corrected a problem where a date field that had a header or trailer would sometimes not print the header/trailer.

2. TEC and Intermec printing UPC 2 or 5 digit extensions

Fixed problem with check digit in the human readable of a UPC symbol with 2 or 5 digit extensions when printed on a TEC or Intermec printer.

3. Intermec UPC-E symbols

Corrected a problem with the printing of UPC-E symbols on all Intermec printers.

4. Deleting files with very long pathnames

Corrected a problem with deleting files that had very long pathnames (greater than 128 characters).

5. ActiveX and long printer names

Corrected a problem where the ActiveX would not be able to find printers with long printer names. This was a problem with Windows printer drivers where the name can be longer than 31 characters.

6. ODBC FILEDSN data sources

ODBC data sources that use FILEDSN are now displayed in the database selection list. Previously, they were not shown in the list, but could be entered manually.

7. Novexx driver and multi-style paragraph fields

The Novexx printer driver now allows text paragraph fields to use multiple font styles.

8. Novexx PDF-417 symbols

Corrected a problem with PDF-417 symbols in the Novexx printer driver.

9. Novexx and rotated text fields

Corrected a problem where text fields that had alignment other than left aligned (centered, etc.) would not print correctly if rotated.

10. Message box text cutoff

Fixed a problem where some very long messages were displayed with part of the text cut off in the window.

11. Network version and command file CLOSE

Using the CLOSE command in a command file with the network version would not release the network license immediately. This has been corrected.

12. TrueType font character set

A new prompt was added to allow selection of the character set (script) of a TrueType font. This allows entry of text using Russian or Arabic characters for example.

13. Double click field properties

Double clicking a field in the label image window will bring up the field properties dialog box.

14. Field selection

Fields will stay selected after performing an operation in anticipation of performing another operation on the same field.

15. Multiple database indexes

Fixed a problem where multiple indexes were being created for a database. This happened when multiple users were accessing the same database.

16. Sato and UPC/EAN symbols

For some Sato printers, many UPC or EAN symbols had human readable interpretation printed even though interpretation was turned off in the field properties. This has been corrected.

17. Tharo/cab A-Series printers and backfeed speed

Added option to set the backfeed speed for some of the Tharo and cab A-Series printers. This also applies to the Diagraph ALP/4500 printers.

18. Codabar incorrect check digits

Fixed a problem where an incorrect check digit was sometimes calculated for a Codabar symbol.

19. Database Editor

Editing records in the datasheet view when an index file was selected sometimes caused other records to be corrupted. This has been corrected. Database changes and additions are now cached and are written to the database when exiting edit mode or can be updated immediately by selecting “Save” from the menu or toolbar.

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Version 4.0.1.271

Released:  10/02/02

EASYLABEL 4.0 has a new user interface designed to make common functions easily accessible. Multiple toolbars duplicate nearly every menu item, allowing instant access to most label design features. Toolbars can be enabled or disabled, or moved to any convenient location. A field list window shows all of the currently defined fields, sorted by several categories. This makes locating and selecting fields very easy. All of the dialog boxes now have a new “tabbed” look (this option can be turned off if needed). All of these new features add up to make EASYLABEL 4.0 the most powerful labeling software available.

The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

 Avery Dennison

CF1000 Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

 Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo/cab

Zebra

 Hermes

Citizen

 C.Itoh

Any Windows Printer Driver

 The following new printers have been added:

Tharo/cab A4/300

Tharo/cab A4/600

Tharo/cab A6/300

Zebra 110PAX3-600-L (left hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-600-R (right hand)

Updates and Changes in Version 4.0.1.271

1. Datamax date fields and text header/trailer

Corrected a problem where a date field that had a header or trailer would sometimes not print the header/trailer.

2. TEC and Intermec printing UPC 2 or 5 digit extensions

Fixed problem with check digit in the human readable of a UPC symbol with 2 or 5 digit extensions when printed on a TEC or Intermec printer.

3. Intermec UPC-E symbols

Corrected a problem with the printing of UPC-E symbols on all Intermec printers.

4. Deleting files with very long pathnames

Corrected a problem with deleting files that had very long pathnames (greater than 128 characters).

5. ActiveX and long printer names

Corrected a problem where the ActiveX would not be able to find printers with long printer names. This was a problem with Windows printer drivers where the name can be longer than 31 characters.

6. ODBC FILEDSN data sources

ODBC data sources that use FILEDSN are now displayed in the database selection list. Previously, they were not shown in the list, but could be entered manually.

7. Novexx driver and multi-style paragraph fields

The Novexx printer driver now allows text paragraph fields to use multiple font styles.

8. Novexx PDF-417 symbols

Corrected a problem with PDF-417 symbols in the Novexx printer driver.

9. Novexx and rotated text fields

Corrected a problem where text fields that had alignment other than left aligned (centered, etc.) would not print correctly if rotated.

10. Message box text cutoff

Fixed a problem where some very long messages were displayed with part of the text cut off in the window.

11. Network version and command file CLOSE

Using the CLOSE command in a command file with the network version would not release the network license immediately. This has been corrected.

12. TrueType font character set

A new prompt was added to allow selection of the character set (script) of a TrueType font. This allows entry of text using Russian or Arabic characters for example.

13. Double click field properties

Double clicking a field in the label image window will bring up the field properties dialog box.

14. Field selection

Fields will stay selected after performing an operation in anticipation of performing another operation on the same field.

15. Multiple database indexes

Fixed a problem where multiple indexes were being created for a database. This happened when multiple users were accessing the same database.

16. Sato and UPC/EAN symbols

For some Sato printers, many UPC or EAN symbols had human readable interpretation printed even though interpretation was turned off in the field properties. This has been corrected.

17. Tharo/cab A-Series printers and backfeed speed

Added option to set the backfeed speed for some of the Tharo and cab A-Series printers. This also applies to the Diagraph ALP/4500 printers.

18. Codabar incorrect check digits

Fixed a problem where an incorrect check digit was sometimes calculated for a Codabar symbol.

19. Database Editor

Editing records in the datasheet view when an index file was selected sometimes caused other records to be corrupted. This has been corrected. Database changes and additions are now cached and are written to the database when exiting edit mode or can be updated immediately by selecting “Save” from the menu or toolbar.

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Version 4.0.0.269

Released: 09/24/2002

The following printer families are supported :

Printer Manufacturer
Apollo Avery DennisonCF1000 Datamax
GeminiHPIntermec
NovexxPostscriptPrintronix
RJSSatoTEC
Tharo/cabHermesHermes
CitizenC.ItohAny Windows Printer Driver

This version includes the following new printers :

Tharo/cab A4/300

Tharo/cab A4/600

Tharo/cab A6/300

Zebra 110PAX3-600-L (left hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-600-R (right hand)

Updates and Changes in Version 4.0.0.269

1. Datamax date fields and text header/trailer

Corrected a problem where a date field that had a header or trailer would sometimes not print the header/trailer.

2. TEC and Intermec printing UPC 2 or 5 digit extensions

Fixed problem with check digit in the human readable of a UPC symbol with 2 or 5 digit extensions when printed on a TEC or Intermec printer.

3. Intermec UPC-E symbols

Corrected a problem with the printing of UPC-E symbols on all Intermec printers.

4. Deleting files with very long pathnames

Corrected a problem with deleting files that had very long pathnames (greater than 128 characters).

5. ActiveX and long printer names

Corrected a problem where the ActiveX would not be able to find printers with long printer names. This was a problem with Windows printer drivers where the name can be longer than 31 characters.

6. ODBC FILEDSN data sources

ODBC data sources that use FILEDSN are now displayed in the database selection list. Previously, they were not shown in the list, but could be entered manually.

7. Novexx driver and multi-style paragraph fields

The Novexx printer driver now allows text paragraph fields to use multiple font styles.

8. Novexx PDF-417 symbols

Corrected a problem with PDF-417 symbols in the Novexx printer driver.

9. Novexx and rotated text fields

Corrected a problem where text fields that had alignment other than left aligned (centered, etc.) would not print correctly if rotated.

10. Message box text cutoff

Fixed a problem where some very long messages were displayed with part of the text cut off in the window.

11. Network version and command file CLOSE

Using the CLOSE command in a command file with the network version would not release the network license immediately. This has been corrected.

12. TrueType font character set

A new prompt was added to allow selection of the character set (script) of a TrueType font. This allows entry of text using Russian or Arabic characters for example.

13. Double click field properties

Double clicking a field in the label image window will bring up the field properties dialog box.

14. Field selection

Fields will stay selected after performing an operation in anticipation of performing another operation on the same field.

15. Multiple database indexes

Fixed a problem where multiple indexes were being created for a database. This happened when multiple users were accessing the same database.

16. Sato and UPC/EAN symbols

For some Sato printers, many UPC or EAN symbols had human readable interpretation printed even though interpretation was turned off in the field properties. This has been corrected.

17. Tharo/cab A-Series printers and backfeed speed

Added option to set the backfeed speed for some of the Tharo and cab A-Series printers. This also applies to the Diagraph ALP/4500 printers.

18. Codabar incorrect check digits

Fixed a problem where an incorrect check digit was sometimes calculated for a Codabar symbol.

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EASYLABEL® 32

Version 3.4.6.200-204-205

Released: 07/30/2002

NOTES:

The following NEW printers are supported:
cab E2/200Diagraph ALP/4500 – 203
cab E2/300Diagraph ALP/4500 – 300
Synergystex CF1000 PlusZebra 105SL-3 (300 DPI)
Tharo A2 GeminiSato M-5900RV
Diagraph PA/4000Intermec 3400e/200 (203 DPI)
Intermec 3400e/400 (406 DPI)

 The following has been Changed or Corrected:

1. Common properties and Arithmetic fields

When trying to view the common properties of multiple fields, if one of the fields had source of data as “Arithmetic”, an error “Undefined or ineligible field name” would be displayed. This has been corrected.

2. Datamax printer and “Presentation Position”

Corrected problem where the presentation position of -999 (a special value which means don’t set presentation position) would display incorrectly after entry.

3. Empty “When Printed” text and barcode fields

Corrected a problem where empty “when printed” fields caused a font to be downloaded or a blank graphic to be sent to the printer.

4. Custom Numeric format and incremented hidden fields

Corrected a problem where an incremented field that is hidden (“Enable Printing” set to “No”) and had custom formatting would not copy or link correctly. A copy or link would pick up the previous value, not the incremented or decremented value.

5. Datamax printer label length

For the Datamax I and W class printers using the standard driver, expanded the label length to 99 inches. The previous limit was 39 inches.

6. Sato CT series printers and UPC-A

Corrected printing of descender bars and interpretation for the UPC-A symbol on the CT series of Sato printers.

7. Zebra bi-directional parallel

Added bi-directional parallel capability to the following Zebra printers: 90XiII/90XiIII, 90XiII-6/96XiIII, 105SL, 105SL-3, 140XiII/140XiIII170XiII/170XiIII, 220XiII/220XiIII.

8. Apollo A series printers and QR-Code

The Apollo A series printers (A3, A3/300, and A8) allow for internal printing of the QR-Code symbol. Previously, this symbol was sent as a graphic image.

9. Apollo A series and 2 digit “week of year”

The Apollo A series now allows for the option of a two digit week of the year field with leading zero (if needed). Previously, the week of the year was always printed zero suppressed resulting in a 1 or 2 digit field.

10. Datamax I and W class QR-Code support

As of firmware version 6.05, the Datamax I and W class printers have internal support for the QR-Code symbol. In the printer configuration, set “Optimize QR-Code” to Yes to enable this feature.

11. Datamax printers and Interleaved 2 of 5

Corrected a problem where an incrementing Interleaved 2 of 5 symbol sometimes printed with an extra leading zero in the interpretation.

12. Sato UPC-E1 symbol is really a UPC-E0

The symbol selection list for Sato printers shows the UPC-E1 symbol. The Sato printers do not support this symbol and it is printed as a UPC-E0 symbol.

13. “Name when printed” data entry field

For fields that use the “Name when printed” option to enter a filename of an external file, the “Browse” button was cut off by the edge of the data entry window. This has been corrected.

14. Novexx printers have new print speeds

The Novexx Chess and DPM series, and the Avery Dennison 640x and ALX924x series have new firmware available that allow up to 16 inches per second for print speeds. These new print speeds can now be selected in the label setup.

15. Aspect Ratio for variable picture fields

Added a new prompt “Maintain Aspect Ratio” to the field properties for a variable picture field. If this is set to “No” then pictures are stretched to fit the available area defined for the picture. This may result in distortion of the picture. Setting this to “Yes” will maintain the aspect ratio of the picture when fitting the picture to the defined field size, eliminating picture distortion.

16. Duplex printing

Corrected a problem if duplex printing was selected, user had to select all of the available alternate printers before continuing.

17. ODBC data sources and blank search keys

Corrected a problem where a blank search key would not select a blank field in an ODBC database, resulting in a “Cannot find record” error.

18. Gemini printers and Windows NT/2000/XP

Corrected a problem where labels would sometimes get corrupted while being sent to the printer.

19. Increased speed of IP socket printing

When printing to an IP socket connected printer, job processing is noticeably faster. The socket connection is kept open as long as possible, instead of being closed between jobs. The printer drivers have also been optimized to eliminate delays between print jobs.

20. Apollo printers using bi-directional parallel interface

Corrected problem where using the print queue’s printer status function would display error “Unable to process request at this time”. Also improved job processing speed when using this type of interface.

21. Bi-Directional Parallel interface conflicts with Windows drivers

Printing to a printer connected using a bi-directional parallel interface did not always work correctly if a Windows driver was installed for the same port (LPT1, etc.). A message is displayed at print time if a Windows driver is detected on the port and the print job is put in the print queue in a frozen state. Either remove the Windows driver or move it to a different port before unfreezing the print job.

22. Dutch language install

When installing using Dutch as the chosen language, the language choice was not saved and defaulted back to English. This has been corrected.

23. Zebra 105SL

Allow option to select bi-directional parallel, and option to select print mode override.

24. Long user names

Corrected a problem where user names longer than 8 characters might cause a “Missing or invalid configuration file” error to be displayed.

25. Apollo printer “Memory Overflow” errors

Corrected several problems that could cause an Apollo printer to display a “Memory Overflow” error. One problem was caused by large graphic files and “Re-send downloaded data” was set to Yes (in the Program Options). The other problem was related to large numbers (over 100) of small graphic files being sent to the printer.

26. Printing in “Demo” mode

When printing labels with program in “demo” mode (no Sentinel device attached), all barcodes are filled the character “1”.

27. Image distortion when label orientation not “leading edge down”

Corrected a problem where the width and height of a picture field would be switched, causing distortion of the image. This happened if the label orientation was anything other than “leading edge down”.

28. Apollo printer incremented fields not incrementing

Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where under certain circumstances an incremented field would be sent as a fixed value.

29. New ActiveX ELabelInfo properties

Added the ability to retrieve the prompt line for when printed or database keys. The new property names are “PromptLine1”, “PromptLine2”, and “PromptLine3”. Also added a new property “MaxFieldLength” which gives the maximum length for a when printed field or database key. See the updated ELabelOCX.doc file for more information.

30. New “Show Field List” option

Added a new option to the program options to allow the field list to always appear on the screen (except when zoomed).This list shows all fields that have field names, and indicates which field is currently selected. Selecting a name from the list selects the field. Double clicking on a field name opens the field properties window.

31. Printer model name shown in status bar

Added a new section to the bottom status bar that shows the printer model name for the currently open label format.

32. TAB key usage when entering variable data

When entering variable data in preparation for printing, the TAB key now works properly and cycles between all of the data fields and the “OK” and “Cancel” buttons.

33. Number of fonts increased

Increased the font list to allow for more fonts to be listed. The list can now show thousands of fonts instead of the old limit of 999 fonts.

34. Longer field names

Field names can now be up 32 characters long. Field names must start with a letter, and may contain letters, numbers, or the underscore character (_). Note that the format tracking report limits field names to 10 characters. The Apollo printers also have a 10 character limit. Field names longer than 10 characters will be truncated to fit these limitations.

35. Arabic and Hebrew font support

Added support for Arabic and Hebrew language fonts (which read right to left). This is enabled on a field by field basis using the new “Right to left” field property. In order to display and print these fonts correctly, the system locale needs to be set to the proper language. This works on all printer families when using TrueType fonts (with “Download Fonts” set to No). Apollo printers will work also work with “Download Fonts” set to Yes.

36. Text field headers and trailers

If a formatted text field has a header and/or trailer specified, the unformatted value is used instead of the formatted value. The work around is to make a copy of the formatted field and apply the header/trailer to that copy.

37. New “Reverse Image” option for Datamax printers

Added a new option “Reverse Image” to allow an entire label to be printed in reverse (white on black background).

38. Zebra 90XiII-6 / 96XiIII print speeds

The wrong print speeds were being set on the 90XiII and 96XiIII printers. This has been corrected to allow for printing at 1 to 4 inches per second.

39. Intermec printer memory usage

Made a change to the Intermec printer driver to use RAM memory where possible instead of FLASH memory. Not all Intermec printers allow storing formats in RAM. This change is automatic and is transparent to the user.

40. Increased number of allowable printers

Previously, there was a limit of about 80 printers that could be configured. The new limit is 255 printers.

41. Apollo linked date and arithmetic fields

Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where a linked field containing a formatted date and an arithmetic field did not print correctly.

42. Zebra barcode width multiplier

For Zebra printers, increased the barcode width multiplier to 20. The old limit was 10.

43. Apollo incremented “when printed” fields on memory card

Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where an incremented “when printed” field downloaded to the memory card would give a “Protocol Error”.

44. Database “memo” fields

In the property screen for a database “memo” field, the “Maximum field length” prompt appeared twice. This has been corrected.

45. Codabar / NW7 Mod 16 check digit

An incorrect check digit was being calculated for a Codabar or NW7 symbol using the Mod 16 check digit. This has been corrected.

46. Apollo cutter protocol errors

Under certain circumstances when cutting at end of batch on an Apollo printer, the printer would give a “Protocol Error”. This has been corrected.

47. Datamax bi-directional parallel

Corrected several problems with bi-directional parallel printing to Datamax printers, and also increased the speed of processing using this interface.

48. Printer setup “Concurrent Access”

When adding a new printer to the printer configuration, the “Concurrent Access” now defaults to “Yes”. In almost all cases, this should be set to Yes. It should only be set to “No” if there are serial ports that share interrupts, and only for the affected COM ports.

49. ActiveX and “BlackBox.txt” file

The ActiveX server process generated a log file and stored it in “C:BlackBox.txt”. This file has been renamed to “AxEvent.log” and moved to the EASYLABEL installation folder.

50. ODBC FILEDSN data sources

If using an ODBC FILEDSN as a data source, trying to change the FILEDSN to a different database sometimes pulled up the table information from the previous FILEDSN. This has been corrected.

51. Apollo printers and very large fonts

Changed the Apollo driver to allow for the creation of fields using fonts larger than 4 inches. The new limit is about 14 inches.

52. Sato printers using clock data as part of a barcode

For Sato printers, if a barcode field was created by linking several fields together, and one of the fields was a date or time field, the length of the barcode was calculated incorrectly. This caused the screen display to be wrong and for the interpretation of some barcodes to not be centered properly.

53. Datamax and small TrueType fonts

Datamax printers now allow the height and width of TrueType fonts to be as small as .01 inch.

54. Intermittent command file crashes
Corrected a problem with intermittent program crashes when processing command files. This fixes conflict between the command file processing thread and printer driver threads.

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Version 3.4.5.171

Released: 12/01/2001

The following NEW printers are supported:
Zebra 105se-300
Zebra 105SL

The following items were CORRECTED:

a. Apollo multiple download

This new feature allows for downloading multiple formats to an Apollo memory card. Instead of downloading each format one at a time, multiple formats can be selected and will be downloaded as a group.

b. Larger configuration file

Expanded the limit on configuration file size. Previously there was a limit of about 80 printers that could be configured. This limit has been removed.

c. Datamax multi-up labels and TrueType fonts

Corrected a problem when printing multi-up labels that used TrueType fonts.

d. Datamax bar width multipliers

The drivers for Datamax printers now allow specifying a bar width multiplier up to 24. The previous limit was 20.

e. Database Indirect and 2D symbols

The 2D symbols (DataMatrix, PDF-417, etc. ) now allow for “Database Indirect” as a data source. This allows external files referenced through a database record to be used as the data for these symbols.

f. Apollo Error Messages

Added additional error messages to the Apollo drivers, mostly relating to new applicator error conditions.

g. Text and Barcode header/trailer

Corrected a problem where header or trailer data was added to a field if the field was blank. Now, if a field contains no data, then no header or trailer is added to the field.

h. Field size prompts

Added a new prompt to allow setting the length of a line. Added a new prompts to allow setting the width and height of boxes, circles, and pictures. This allows for precise control over the dimensions of these field types.

i. Converting formats to a different printer

Previously, converting a format from one printer to another (from a Datamax to a Sato, for example) resulted in some improper values for some of the label parameters. Most label parameters are now checked to make sure they are valid for the new printer type.

j. Sato multi-up labels

Corrected a problem where printing graphic images on multi-up labels resulted in extra images printing in the unused portion of the label (if the last row was incomplete).

k. Sato Reverse Image

Added the ability to print reversed label images (white on black).

l. TrueType text fields

Corrected a problem where a text field using a TrueType font was always being sent as a single graphic image, even if the printer supported TrueType fonts. This would happen if the format was created for a printer that did not support TrueType, but then was converted for a printer that did support TrueType fonts.

m. Database field Maximum and Typical length.

Added a new feature in the field properties for a database field that allows for the specification of a maximum length and a typical length for the field. The maximum length specifies the upper limit of the number of characters that will be extracted from a database. The typical length is used during label design to display the width of the field based on the typical length of data contained in the database. The typical length does not affect the field width during printing. During printing, only characters up to the maximum specified will be printed on the label. Either of these values may be left at 0, meaning that no length is specified and the field will use all available data from the database.

n. Zebra PDF-417 and extended characters

Corrected a problem in the Zebra driver where extended characters (above ASCII code 127) were not encoded properly and did not appear in the symbol,

o. Novexx printers missing baud rates

Some Novexx printers allowed baud rates of 57,600 and 115,200 but these were not valid selections. This has been corrected.

p. Zebra 90XiII-6 /96XiIII print speeds

Incorrect print speeds were being selected for this printer. The correct speeds of 1 to 4 IPS (inches per second) are now implemented.

q. Zebra Date Offsets

The Zebra printer driver now allows for date offsets to be done at the printer. Using an arithmetic field with a calculation of “DATE + n” where n = a number of days. This allows for expiration dates to be calculated by the printer.

r. Apollo multi-up printing and cutting

Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where multi-up printing and incrementing across and cutting after each label did not increment or cut correctly.

s. Synergystex CF1000 laser printer

Corrected a problem where the printer was not being reset properly at program termination.

t. Intermec Graphics and Databases

Corrected a problem in the Intermec driver where printing graphics from a database printed a black box in cases where the database field was empty. Now, no graphic image is printed if the field is empty.

u. Incrementing and batch sizes > 9999 labels

In some printers, there is a limit of 9999 labels per batch. If there is an incrementing field on a format, then for these printers, you will not be able to print batches with counts greater that 9999 labels. In this case, you must break up the job into multiple jobs to get around this limit. The “Print Job Request” screen will display an error if this limit is exceeded.

v. Network version German language crash

Running the network version with the current language set to German caused a problem with the display of error messages. Instead of an error message being displayed, the program would crash. This has been corrected.

w. Default label size for new formats

When creating a new label format, the label size (width and height) will default to the size of the last label to be saved. Previously the width and height defaulted to zero, which was invalid.

x. Zebra print darkness setting

Corrected a problem where darkness settings less than 10 did not work properly.

y. Apollo and TrueType symbol fonts

Corrected a problem with Apollo printers and certain symbol fonts (Webdings, Wingdings, etc). These types of fonts did not display or print correctly.

z. Large language files

Corrected a problem where large language files did not load properly, resulting in an “Unable to load language module” message being displayed.

aa. Zebra printer becoming disconnected

After the first print job, if the printer was disconnected, no error was generated. This has been corrected so that a “COMx Offline” message is displayed in the print queue, and an ActiveX event is triggered.

bb. Incrementing “when printed” barcodes from an Apollo memory card.

Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where incrementing a “when printed” bar code field from an Apollo memory card did not increment. Not all barcode symbologies are supported with this function. Most symbologies without additional checkdigits are supported, except as noted below.

List of the supported symbologies/checkdigits:

CODE 39 – Mode 43

INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5 – UPC mod 10

CODABAR/NW7 – Mod 16

CODE 128 ALL/NUMERIC – All except MOD 43, UPC MOD 10, and EAN MOD 10

List of unsupported symbologies:

UPCE0

UCC 128 SER.SCC

UPC E1

UPSTRAC

UPC E0 6 OR 10 DIGIT

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Version 3.4.3.156

Released: 09/10/2001

NOTES: The following NEW printers are supported:

 

 

The following NEW printers are supported:
Avery Dennison 64-04Novexx CHESS 4
Avery Dennison 64-06Novexx CHESS 5
Avery Dennison ALX924-4Novexx CHESS 6
Avery Dennison ALX924-6Novexx CHESS 8
Avery Dennison TTK 295Novexx DPM 4
Avery Dennison TTX350 295Novexx DPM 5
Avery Dennison 64-05Novexx DPM 6
Avery Dennison 64-08Novexx Texxtile 200
Avery Dennison ALX924-5Novexx Texxtile 295
Avery Dennison TTK 200Novexx Ocelot 200
Avery Dennison TTX350 200Novexx Ocelot 295
Avery Dennison TTX 300Novexx Cobra

 The following items were CORRECTED:

a. Sato and WTI switchbox

In some cases, the WTI switchbox did not work correctly with Sato printers. If the jobs were sent to multiple printers at the same time, some of the printers would not print, or would wait a long time before printing. This has been corrected.

b. ODBC data sources with many table names

There was a problem where and ODBC data source that had many table names; not all of the table names appeared in the selection list. This has been corrected.

c. Print Queue “busy” status message

Previously, if a printer’s interface went “busy”, the print queue status sometimes showed as a “comm error”. This has been changed to show the correct message “busy”.

d. ActiveX Controls resource leak

There was a resource leak in the ActiveX control “ELabelOCX”. This has been corrected.

e. ActiveX control “ELabelBatch”

The “UpdatePreview” method did not check the property “IgnoreFieldError”. If a nonexistent field was referenced, the preview was not updated. This has been corrected.

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Version 3.4.2.154

Released: 07/24/2001

The following NEW printers are supported:

Zebra 110 PAX 3  (203dpi) Right and Left

Zebra 110 PAX 3  (300dpi) Right and Left

cab A3

The following items were ADDED:

1. Added the ability to use a printer name and description. In the printer configuration screen, these can be added/changed. The name will show up in the queue’s printer list and can be referenced by command files and the ActiveX interface.

2. Added “printername” as a new keyword for command files. Instead of specifying printer by number (“useprinter=1″) you can now use the printer name (printername=”Apollo_production”).

3. Added support for bidirectional parallel communications for the following printers: Tharo/cab A3, Datamax I & W class (using the 2+ driver), Sato CT and E series printers, and the following Zebra printers A300, T300, Z4000/Z4M, Z6000/Z6M, Stripe DA402, Stripe T402, and the 110 PAX3 printers.

4. Added ability to link in function codes FN1 through FN4 into the UCC/EAN-128 symbology.

5. Added a set of ActiveX controls that can be easily embedded into Visual Basic applications (or any other environment that supports ActiveX controls such as VC++, Access, etc.) See the documentation file ELabelOCX.doc that is installed in the EASYLABEL folder.

The following items were CORRECTED:

6. Fixed a problem with an incorrect printer command being sent to the memory card for “when printed” fields. This only affected formats that were downloaded to the memory card.

7. Corrected a problem where the LABELCOM program was not able to correctly interface to the network version of EASYLABEL.

8. Fixed problem that caused a program crash when using some of the new date formats.

9. Fixed a problem that changed lowercase letter selections to uppercase in the “special formatting” prompt.

10. If a Datamax printer was paused before a job was sent, the job would leave the print queue. This has been corrected.

11. Fixed problem where a user with only “print” rights was allowed to change or delete serial files. Now the user must have “Update format” rights to be allowed to manage serial files.

The following items were CHANGED:

12. When opening a printer connected via TCP/IP, EASYLABEL will attempt three connections before reporting an error.

13. Expanded the amount allowed in increment/decrement to 5 digits. Previously, the limit was four digits (9999). The new upper limit is 65535.

 

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Version 3.4.1.149

Released: 05/22/2001

NOTES: The following NEW printers are supported:

Zebra Z6M (203dpi) & Zebra Z6M (300dpi)

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Corrected the baud rate list for Sato ‘E’ and ‘CT’ series printers so that baud rates up to 57,600 can be selected.

2. Corrected a problem on Zebra printers where some formats created in older versions would print a reverse image barcode.

3. Corrected problem where single digit year fields did not print correctly on the Apollo printers.

4. For some barcode symbologies, copying a text field for an Apollo printer from a barcode field did not copy the check digit character.

5. Corrected problem that resulted in the loss of some double byte characters when copying a text field from these symbols.

6. Fixed problem where the special formatting list was missing some valid options.

7. Corrected several problems related to the closing of a network socket used to print to an IP connected printer.

8. If a “when printed” field used a TrueType font, the edit box was sometimes not wide enough for all characters to be visible. The edit box has been expanded to accommodate larger fonts.

The following items were CHANGED:

9. Changed the Fargo driver to never send an <STX>N command to the printer. This command was only valid in some cases with very old printer firmware.

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Version 3.4.0.144

Released: 04/18/2001

NOTES: EXPRESS ONLY!

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Corrected problems with the Express version that caused a user to access certain functions that should have been denied based on the permission level.

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Version 3.4.0.143

Released: 03/26/2001

NOTES: The following NEW printers are supported:

Datamax I4406 (400 DPI)

Hermes 5F-200

Sato 8459e

Datamax I4604 (600 DPI)

Sato CT400

Sato 8400RVe

Datamax I4208

Sato CT410

Sato CL408e

Hermes 2N-300

Sato 8485Se R (Right Hand)

Sato CL412e

Hermes 4N-300

Sato 8485Se L (Left Hand)

Sato CL608e

Hermes 4F-300

Sato 8490Se R (Right Hand)

Sato CL612e

Hermes 4F-200

Sato 8490Se L (Left Hand)

Zebra Z4M

Hermes 5N-300

Sato 8460Se R (Right Hand)

Zebra Z4M-3 (300 DPI)

Hermes 5F-300

Sato 8460Se L (Left Hand)

 The following items were ADDED:

1. Added ability to magnify the bar widths for the Datamax I and W class printers. This allows creating larger barcodes. The new prompt is “Barcode width magnification” in the barcode field parameters screen.

2. Added ability to use special value of -999 in the presentation position to indicate that the printers setting should not be changed. Use -999 to use presentation position as set up in the printers front panel.

3. Added ability for multiple users to open a database (DBF) file. The first user to open the file gets read/write access, any subsequent opens are read only.

4. Using the right mouse button on a field or label will pop up a context menu allowing various operations to be performed. Clicking on a field brings up menu with cut, copy, paste, erase, and view field specifications. Clicking on the label background allows paste, change label specification, choose all fields, rotate, display grid, snap to grid, and zoom level.

5. Added ability to print a test pattern label for the Gemini printer. A button in the print queue status display allows for this function.

6. Added many new date and time formats that can be selected when formatting a field containing date or time.

7. Added option in the Apollo printer configuration to select type of image format for downloaded graphics. Using the IMG format is slightly faster, but the PCX format gives better graphics detail.

8. Added ability to use PDF-417 with the Zebra Stripe 300 printer. This symbology is sent as a graphic image.

9. Added option for Apollo when printing a UPC-A or EAN-13 barcode to specify whether to compute a standard check digit or a random weight check digit.

10. Added ability to select the sensor type for some models of the TEC printers.

11. Added ability to select a darkness setting for some TEC printer models. Previously, darkness adjustment had to be done through the printer front panel.

12. Added ability to use header and/or trailer for DataMatrix and QR-code symbologies.

13. Added a table view to the database functions. Displays a spreadsheet like view of a database. Allows scrolling by record or screen, in place editing of data, and mark/unmark of data records.

14. Added ability to do some date/time data embedded in a barcode and be processed by the printer. This results in much faster processing of labels that use this feature.

15. Added ability to browse for a pathname or filename in the following locations: default command file, search path, in the “Name when printed” prompted, and in the database editor when editing a text field.

16. Added a message during the install procedure to remind users to setup any needed printers.

17. Added option in the program configuration to allow for selection of the week number calculation. Previously, the first week of the year was considered the first week that contained a Sunday. You can now select ISO 8601 week number calculation, which is an international standard.

18. Added a new cut option “Cut by Amount” which allows cutting after a specified number of labels. This allows cutting within a batch of labels.

19. Added ability in the Zebra driver to allow for barcodes to be printed in reverse image. This allows printing using a white ribbon onto a black label. Due to a firmware limitation in the Zebra printers, this does not work for any 2D symbologies (DataMatrix, PDF-417, etc.)

20. Added the ability to specify a host name instead of a dotted IP address (e.g. sales.print.server instead of 192.168.1.2). Dotted IP addresses are still supported, in addition to the new host name support.

21. The Sato “E” series printers now use the Status 4 protocol for bi-directional communications. If using the bi-directional setting, make sure printer is configured for Status 4 protocol. The status 4 protocol allows for label count updates in the printer queue display.

22. Added support for the real-time clock option for Zebra printers (only on the 90XiII, 140XiII, 170XiII, 220XiII, the XiIII models, and the PAX print engines). Note that there are firmware level requirements.

23. Added support for the Datamax I4208 Standard and 2+ driver.

The following items were CHANGED:

1. Increased the size of the label preview to make it easier to find the correct label. The image is now 2 times larger in both vertical and horizontal dimensions.

2. Changed wording of when selecting height of a 2D symbology. Previously was called “Bar Code Height”. It is now called “Row Height” as it is the height of each row, not the height of the full barcode.

3. The text of any field that uses TrueType fonts will be shown using the actual font selected. This applies to text fields that have fixed data (including paragraphs). Fields that have “when printed” data will be shown in the correct font when the field is prompted for at print time.

4. Fields are normally given a default name when the field is created, such as “BAR1” or “TEXT2”. Added the option in the format specification screen to disable this option. The new prompt is called “Auto Field Name” and defaults to Yes.

5. Changed the font mapping to allow for better conversion of font styles when changing the printer type.

6. The selection of “Picture preview” is now saved between sessions. If you select this option, it will remain selected until it is explicitly turned off. Previously, picture preview was always turned off by default.

7. When downloading a format to the memory card on Apollo, you can now use “4-Custom date” as a formatting option.

8. Increased speed of processing of some Windows Metafiles. This depends on operating system (NT/2000 is faster), contents of the WMF, and the orientation of the field.

9. If any fields would be deleted due to resizing a label format, you are now prompted whether to continue the operation or not.

10. When printing to a network printer using the IP protocol, you can now set the timeout value (in seconds). Previously, only a 5 second timeout has used. This value is now user selectable to account for various hardware and printer requirements.

11. When adding a Sato printer, the “Firmware level” and “Calendar option” now default to Yes.

12. When printing a format to a file for an Apollo printer, the file will now have line-feeds added to the end of each line. This makes the file much easier to view in many text editors.

13. When selecting a database system for a field, the list shown shows the internal database system plus any ODBC data sources (user DSN and system DSN). File DSN’s are not shown in this list but can be entered manually in the form:

FILEDSN=dsnname where “dsnname” is the name set up in the ODBC administrator. File DSN’s are easy to move from one machine to another, just copy the files to the correct location on the target machine.

This is usually:

c:Program FilesCommon FilesOdbcData Sources

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Change made to not shut down the ActiveX server if any clients have ActiveX objects allocated. Previously, exiting EASYLABEL always shut down the ActiveX server. This corrects problem of client applications crashing after EASYLABEL was shutdown.

2. Corrected handling of multi-byte characters being passed into and out of the ActiveX interface.

3. Corrected a problem in the Fargo driver where large TrueType fonts were sometimes displayed incorrectly. The fonts would become very wide and unreadable.

4. Corrected a problem where the positions of some fields were incorrect on the first job sent to the printer.

5. Corrected a problem where date and time fields using a TrueType font would not print correctly.

6. Corrected a problem with formats marked as “memory card download” and trying to view the common properties of several fields where one of the fields was a database key.

7. Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where printing from a database using $ALL, and one of the database records had a blank field, would create an invalid barcode.

8. Corrected a problem with data verification of when printed fields on formats downloaded to a memory card.

9. Corrected problem where port selection (serial, parallel, etc) would sometimes leave an incorrect entry in the port name. It was possible to select a serial port and have it set for “LPT1”, which was incorrect.

10. Corrected a problem in the Zebra driver where large TrueType fonts were sometimes displayed incorrectly. The fonts would become very wide and unreadable.

11. Some image files that use 1 bit encoding may have odd color settings for foreground/background colors. These are converted to black/white images.

12. Sometimes when a field was near the edge of the label, and the label size was changed slightly or the label was changed to a different printer model, the field would be deleted. This has been corrected. A field is only deleted if it is completely outside the label edges.

13. When downloading a format to the Apollo memory card, fields that are read from a database and also incremented did not work correctly if the database key field was blank.

14. Corrected a problem in the Fargo and Datamax drivers where a text field with a header or trailer that was incrementing or decrementing also inc/dec the header/trailer of the field.

15. If more than 99 fonts were displayed in the font list, the last used font was not defaulting correctly if the last font used was above 99.

16. Corrected a problem with zero suppression of time fields on the Apollo printers. A selection of HH:MM:SS would print 9:30:00 where it should have been 09:30:00.

17. On some printers, the interpretation would not print correctly for the Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode.

18. Corrected some minor positioning problems with interpretations on some Sato printer models for the UPC-A and EAN-13 barcodes.

19. When updating an ODBC database (due to incremented field), sometimes an error occurred (SQL syntax error). This has been corrected.

20. Corrected a problem where filenames with multiple periods (“.”) were not being handled correctly.

21. Corrected a problem in the ELJOBINFO object where it was not being initialized correctly if the job number was not valid. Some properties of the object contained garbage data.

22. Corrected a problem where control codes (ASCII values 01-31) did not get encoded correctly in a DataMatrix symbol.

23. Corrected problem where user had to manually adjust the left margin if the media width was less than the print width. This is now automatically calculated.

24. Corrected a problem with PDF-417 symbols on the Gemini printers where a white line was sometimes printed between rows of the symbol.

25. Corrected a problem with printer threads not exiting. This caused problems with subsequent invocations of EASYLABEL. Printer threads are now properly terminated.

26. Fixed a problem where IP printing to an Intermec printer did not work correctly.

27. Corrected a problem where color images that had the “contrast” option enabled were sometimes not displayed correctly on the screen. The images did print correctly, this was a label display problem.

28. In the Datamax (2+) driver, text fields containing some international characters did not print correctly. This has been fixed.

29. Corrected a problem in the Refresh method of the ELJOBINFO object. If the job completed normally and has left the print queue, the FormatsLeft property of the object should be 0. Previously, in some cases a non-zero value was being returned.

30. Corrected problem with the Datamax (standard) driver where DataMatrix or QR-code symbols that were set to increment or decrement did not. The field was sent as fixed value. This has been fixed so that they will increment/decrement properly.

31. Corrected a problem where users that had only “print” authorization did not have the option of doing a test print. The test print function can be disabled by the system administrator by setting the “Program Options” parameter “Disable test print” to YES.

32. In some cases (depending on code page selection setup in the printer menu) some international characters would not print correctly when using the Triumvirate font. This has been fixed.

33. Corrected a problem where new users added in these versions sometimes showed menu items that should have been disabled. For example, users given only “Print” authorizations were allowed to delete serial files.

34. Corrected a problem with Apollo where blank variable fields would print zeros instead of blanks. This happened if a label was printed with a UPC-A, EAN-13, UPC-E0 or UPC-E1 barcode field that was variable and had no data or blanks. All formats that printed afterwards that had variable fields with no data, would print zeros.

35. When using ActiveX in certain cases, memory could be corrupted when calling the CreateJob method. This resulted in “Out of Memory” or “Method ‘CreateJob’ Failed” error messages, This has been corrected.

36. When using an Apollo and PDF-417, corrected a problem where the printed barcode was wider than the screen image. If the barcode was near the edge of the label, it was sometimes cut off.

37. The Intermec driver was printing Code 39 symbols using the “Full ASCII” mode. This was incorrect and caused certain characters to be encoded differently. This has been corrected.

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Version 3.3.1.108

Released: 10/17/00

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

Citizen

C.Itoh

 The following items were ADDED:

Added support for the Dutch language for the Interface only. No help files available for Dutch.

The following items were CHANGED:

1. Updated the Italian language.

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Corrected the handling of bar width and bar height in the PDF417 symbology for the Sato printer driver. NOTE: Old formats are converted automatically if they are opened for editing or printing.

2. Corrected TEC and Intermec drivers to properly handle control codes embedded in bar code data strings.

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Version 3.3.1.105

Released: 09/18/00

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

Citizen

C.Itoh

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Corrected an ASCII to Unicode conversion problem when saving a format to an Apollo memory card. Would sometimes not use the correct code page.

2. Corrected a problem in the ActiveX where the use of certain international characters would cause an error when trying to set the value of a label field.

3. Corrected problem where the interpretation text of some symbologies would print very small on high resolution printers using the Windows driver.

4. Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver where a field was sometimes sent twice for a label format.

5. Corrected a problem in the Apollo driver when downloading a format to the memory card and creating a “replace file”. The format as saved on the card was incorrect.

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Version 3.3.0.100-101

Released: 08/17/00

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

Citizen

C.Itoh

 New Printers Added:

Citizen CLP-1001, CLP-2001, CLP-6001, CLP-6002, CLP-6401, CLP-7001, CLP-7002, CLP-7401

C.Itoh C4, C4TT, S4, S4 Plus, S4/400, T4, T4/300

TEC CB-416 (4 Color Process Thermal Transfer)

Datamax ST-3210 and ST-3306

The following items were ADDED:

1. Added an option in the Apollo printer driver to pause jobs before printing.

2. Added an option in the Apollo driver to prevent downloaded formats from being reprinted by pressing the “PSE” key on the printer.

3. Added an option in the Apollo driver to store formats directly to a PCMCIA drive on a PC. The card can then be put in a printer and the formats accessed from there.

4. Added an option in the Apollo driver to allow formats to be marked as intended for download to a printer. This restricts some program options to features available at the printer level.

5. Added support for Citizen printer models (Datamax Emulators): CLP-1001, CLP-2001, CLP-6001, CLP-6002, CLP-6401, CLP-7001, CLP-7002, CLP-7401.

6. Added support for C.Itoh printer models: C4, C4TT, S4, S4 plus, S4/400, T4, and T4/300.

7. Added support for the TEC 416 color printer.

8. Added support for the Datamax DMX ST-3210 and ST-3306 ticket printers.

9. Added full support for all paper sizes when using a Windows printer driver. Paper widths up to 32″ wide can be used.

10. Added a program option to allow command file processing to continue if a database error occurs. If this option is set, database fields on a label are filled with 0’s if a record cannot be found in the database. This prevents production lines from being stopped by a message being displayed on the screen until user clicks “OK”.

11. Added support for IP printing (via Windows Sockets functions) to any printer or print server that supports RAW IP/port# print mode.

12. Added support for dealer personalization of the software using the DLRINFO.INI file. More information can be obtained from the Reseller portion of our website.

13. Added support for multi-port serial cards (DigiBoard and Rocketport for example). When setting up a serial printer, simply key in the name of the port. For example; COM15 is now a valid port number.

14. Added full support for the TRUEDATE and TRUETIME field names. Date and time fields using these names will always show the current date/time at the time the label is printed.

15. Added bearer bar option to the interleaved 2 of 5 symbologies in the HP driver.

16. Added automatic field name generation for Text, Barcode, and Picture fields.

17. The names generated are “TEXT”, “BAR”, and “PICT” followed by a sequential number starting at 1. All new fields added to a format will get the default name (which can be changed or removed at user option).

18. Added option to rotate a label 90 degrees clockwise. If the rotated label cannot fit (because of printer width limitations), it is rotated 180.

19. Added full support for color label display and printing (this is printer dependent). Program now allows custom color selection for window background, label background, etc. Pictures, text, and shapes display and print in full color (if supported by the printer).

20. Added support for over 40 graphics file types, including JPG, EMF, DXF, etc.

21. Added checks for Windows Terminal Server. Must use the 4307BH sentinel.

22. Added a “Details” button on the memory card window which will cause the window to display the file names as they are stored on the PC’s hard drive for label formats, serial files, pictures, wallpaper for fills, databases and TrueType fonts.

23. Added a “Prompted Fields” option for when printed fields that can be set up to repeat prompts for every label when the printer prompts for the label quantity.

The following items were CHANGED:

1. Changed Zebra driver handling of picture errors when printing via ActiveX. If the picture file is invalid (file was found but is not a valid picture) no label is printed and the print queue will indicate a “Picture Error”.

2. Changed name of Datamax I4210 to I4212 and changed maximum print speed to 12 IPS.

3. Changed handling of ODBC connections. Only the DSN (data source name) of the connections are stored in the label format. User ID’s and passwords are cached during the current session only. This prevents multiple log-in dialogs when the same data source is used multiple times on one label. It is recommended that DSN’s set up in the ODBC administrator fully reference a particular database. That is, don’t use generic DSN’s such as “Microsoft Access 97 Database”.

4. The zoom level of a format is now saved between sessions.

5. The zoom level can now be selected directly using the new “Zoom Level” menu, which allows selection of 100% to 1500% magnification.

6. The printer model name now shows in the print queue printer selection list and in the “Print Request” dialog box. This makes it easier to find a particular printer.

7. Changed Datamax driver to set the preset bit in <STX>V command only if using preset mode (not tear-off mode).

8. Enhanced Apollo driver to set printer in single buffer mode if a date field is sent to the printer. This feature was removed from the Readme.txt file. The firmware in the printer doesn’t currently support this feature to its full potential. Without single buffer mode, the printer images approximately 4 labels. With single buffer mode, about 3 labels are imaged.

9. Changed the “print request” dialog box so that the “Printer Number” field shows all available Windows printers when printing a format designed for the Windows driver.

10. Change to zoom function. You can now click the magnifying glass in the tool box to enter zoom mode. Once in zoom mode, the left mouse button will zoom in and the right mouse button will zoom out. To exit zoom mode and enter edit mode, click the pointer (arrow) button in the tool box.

11. Change to PDF-417 to allow for smaller row heights. It will now accept .01″ or .2mm in row height.

12. Change made to Zebra driver with respect to ~SD (Set Darkness) command. This must be sent outside of ^XA / ^XZ commands.

13. Formats saved to the Apollo memory card that contain math fields will now have all calculations done in the printer. The available operators include + – * / % and ( ).

14. Setting an Apollo format to “Create Replace File” no longer defaults to “download to memory card”. This was done to allow users to print the format.

15. The Apollo driver no longer sends the “Single Buffer” command. This caused protocol errors with older Apollo firmware.

16. Changed menu handling so that clicking the “back” button from the print menu will take you back to the edit screen, if the print screen was originally accessed from the edit screen. Now works more like a web browser back button.

17. Enhanced Sato driver usage of date/time fields by using features available in later versions of printer firmware. Fields using Julian dates and seconds can now be done in the printer.

Corrected:

1. Fixed typographical error in the name for the Zebra Z6000-3 printer.

2. Fixed print speed list for the Zebra Z6000 printer.

3. Jobs resident in a printer’s buffer are no longer cancelled when the program is closed. They will continue to print as they did in the 16-bit version of the program.

4. Fixed conversion of label formats when converting from any Zebra printer to a Zebra Stripe 400. Certain fonts were not converted correctly.

5. Corrected speed setting for Zebra Stripe 400 printer and also corrected problem where invalid ^PR commands were being sent to some Zebra printers.

6. Corrected problem where formatted dates did not appear correctly in the reports.

7. Corrected problem with long file names not being accessed correctly when reading WMF files.

8. Fixed the ODBC interface to properly use quoted identifiers (table names, etc.) as required by the particular driver being used.

9. Fixed the “singlejob” command file keyword. Using “singlejob=on” in a command file causes all subsequent jobs to processed one at a time.

10. Fields that are copied or cut from a format and pasted onto a different format will retain their field names. Previously, field names were being blanked out as fields were pasted into a label format.

11. Fixed a problem where using ActiveX to print to a disk file sometimes used the wrong printer model.

12. Fixed problem with LABELCOM where a “should not occur” error message was displayed when trying to use label formats with very long path names.

13. Fixed problem in Datamax driver where text using intercharacter spacing option appeared differently on the screen and the printer.

14. Fixed bug where system with a print-only sentinel could edit a format by starting the program from a command line and specifying a format name.

15. Corrected problems with printing 16-million color (“true color”) bitmaps.

16. Fixed bug where large WMF files would cause “picture error”.

17. Corrected bug in Apollo driver where date fields linked into a Code 128 SSCC barcode would print incorrectly.

18. Fixed bug in Apollo driver where $all database lookup for a Code 128 barcode with a Function 1 character would lock up the printer.

19. Corrected problem with PDF417 not incrementing when sent to an 8400 series printer. Barcode is being sent as graphic.

20. Fixed the problem where a label format’s preview bitmap (thumbnail) was sometimes not updated correctly.

21. Corrected a problem where the “Test Print” button would sometimes disappear from the label edit screen.

22. Corrected problem under Windows NT where if you had the list of field names displayed and resized the main program window, you were not able to resize it again. It would stay in the smaller size.

23. Corrected a problem where attempting to “Print to File” using a UNC printer would not work and produce an “Unable to Open” error in the print queue.

24. Corrected a problem in the TEC driver where “Print to File” would sometimes print to the wrong printer model.

25. Corrected a problem where printing a format in version3.1.0.63 or later that were created in versions earlier than 3.1.0.63 would sometimes set Enable Printing to NO for boxes, lines, circles, shapes and pictures.

26. Fixed problem where lines, boxes, circles, and pictures were sometimes disabled if the format was created in versions 3.1.0.63 or earlier and then opened with a newer version of EASYLABEL.

27. Fixed problem in Apollo with copying/linking of text fields with header or trailer characters.

28. Fixed problem when trying to connect to a Progress database via ODBC. The table names were being read incorrectly with single or double quotation marks. You would possibly get error messages such as “Unable to understand after – ‘DECLARE'”. (247) or “Invalid statement.” (254).

29. Corrected problem where formats designed for a Windows driver would sometimes cause EASYLABEL to crash if the proper Windows driver could not be found. The solution was to ignore the DEVMODE saved in the format if it did not match the current Windows driver.

30. Bitmaps are now properly scaled for the Apollo driver.

The following items were REMOVED:

1. Removed the Western Telematic (WTI) switchbox support from Intermec printers.

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Version 3.2.0.76-3.2.1.78

Released: 03/09/00

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

New Printers Added:

TEC B-452
Zebra Z-6000-3 (300dpi)
Zebra XiIII Series
Zebra DA402
Zebra T402

The following items were ADDED:

1. Added the ability to browse the network for a printer name when network (UNC) printing is selected in the printer configuration.

2. For Intermec printers, added the selection of UPC Mod 10 check digit to Interleaved 2 of 5.

3. Allow for RS-485 connection for Apollo using an external RS-232 to RS-485 converter. Also allow for Apollo RS-485 hosting (A8).

4. Added text centering and right justification options to the Novexx printers.

5. Added the ability to add headers and trailers to text fields.

6. Added code to set “unit of measure” for Datamax printers.

7. Added option to the Zebra printers to override label offset (even if set to zero).

8. A new return code of -17 was added. This code is returned when an external file is requested by an Active-X session and that file cannot be found. This does not apply to external files named in a database, which are handled separately.

Corrected:

1. Corrected problem with Gemini printers where TrueType fonts would print differently in the 16-bit and 32-bit versions.

2. Corrected problem with the WTI switch and the wrong printer sometimes being cancelled.

3. Corrected display problem for large TrueType fonts when using the Fargo or Zebra printer drivers.

4. Corrected problem where an invalid darkness setting was sometimes sent to a Datamax printer.

5. The Sato printer driver now correctly processes the “re-send downloaded data” option.

6. Corrected a problem where jobs printed to a network printer would sometimes get stuck in the Windows print queue.

7. Corrected port selection (serial, parallel or network) when a language other than English was selected.

8. The Fargo driver now correctly processes the “re-send downloaded data” option.

9. Allow selection of PDF-417 symbology for all Sato printers that support it.

10. Corrected a problem when a field was pasted into a format. It would sometimes display a message indicating that the field was created for a different printer.

11. Correction to Apollo and Datamax drivers to allow for 4 digit year in the “set clock” function from the printer status window.

12. Corrected a problem with the Novexx driver where TrueType fonts were sometimes distorted.

13. Fixes to Code 128 to allow copying the check digit (using the @field function) and to display the check digit on the screen.

14. Fix to Apollo driver to not cut off the bottom of multi-line TrueType fields when they are printed with field contrast set to reverse.

15. Correction to Interleaved 2 of 5 where the interpretation was wrong if an even number of digits were entered for the data and a check digit was being added.

16. Correction to Datamax I and W class printers to properly set label present option when print mode was set to “tear-off mode”.

17. Change made in Zebra driver to lower the delay after sending a cancel command to the printer.

18. Change made to Apollo and Zebra drivers to respond faster to a printer query. If printer was turned off or cable was not plugged in, printer query would not return for 5 seconds. This has been reduced to between .25 and 1 second.

19. Corrected handling of TrueType fonts in Zebra. Characters will look less “blocky” when large characters are printed.

20. Corrected problem with Gemini driver where print jobs would leave the print queue even if the printer was not finished printing.

21. Corrected problem with the Allegro printer using centering on a text field that was not “left-to-right” orientation.

22. Increased the heartbeat poll to three consecutive requests for the network version before returning an unable to find license server message.

23. Change made to Sato driver to check to see how many characters are present in a Code 128 barcode. If the number is odd and incrementing, each label will be sent to the printer individually. Sato firmware is not capable of incrementing/decrementing across a code shift change.

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Version 3.1.3.67

Released: 12/06/99

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Corrected a problem where the “Cancel All” button would not cancel a job that was resident in the printer’s buffer.

2. Corrected problem where the ActiveX object would not allow printing to a file using the documented “PrintTo=0” and “OutputFile” properties.

3. Corrected problem where an incorrect feed offset command was being sent to the printer.

4. Corrected problem that caused an incorrect bar code to be created using the “Code 39” or “Code 39 Mod 43” symbologies on a TEC printer.

The following items were REMOVED:

1. Removed all references to Tradex in all Italian versions per Tradex.

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Version 3.1.2.66

Released: 11/23/99

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

The following items were ADDED:

1. The French language has been added to the program and also online help.

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Corrected problem where the “Presentation Position” prompt would not appear for the Datamax I and W class printers.

2. Corrected a problem where Visual Basic would display the “Component Request Pending” message box if a printer object Clear or Cancel was immediately followed by a RefreshStatus.

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Version 3.1.1.64

Released: 10/18/99

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. There was a problem trying to print to a WTI Switchbox under Windows 95/98. Windows NT was fine.

2. There was a problem printing parallel to an Intermec printer under Windows NT. Windows 95/98 were fine.

3. The command file clause “close” did not function if using the German or Italian versions of EL32 because it accidentally got translated in the language file. English and Spanish versions worked fine.

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Version 3.1.0.63

 

Released: 10/18/99

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

The following items were ADDED:

1. Added the MaxiCode symbology to the Sato 8400/8 printer.

2. Added the Postnet symbology for Sato printers that support it.

3. Added the ability to make lines, boxes, circles and pictures (non-printable) phantom fields.

4. Added the ability to manually change certain field properties from the field parameters screen that were not accessible such as position and angle.

5. Added a function to the grid so that it will be saved with the format maintaining its settings.

6. Added the option to Choose All Fields located under the Edit menu. This allows the user to quickly and easily select every field on the format for deleting, view/changing common properties, etc.

7. Added the ability for text fields to be stretched and resized by clicking and dragging the field. Stretching can be done horizontally, vertically or both by using the corner handles. TrueType fonts that use 0 as their width will always stretch both horizontally and vertically simultaneously.

8. Added more hash marks to the ruler to make measurements easier when working with very small labels.

9. Added support for UNC (Universal Naming Convention) allowing you to choose a network printer simply and easily by selecting its printer name from a list of available printers that are connected to the network.

10. Added a fly-out submenu, File | Open which list different types of files that you can open. Works the same as File | New.

11. Added a message box that indicates that the download is complete to an Apollo memory card.

12. Added more precision when selecting cell size for DataMatrix on the Apollo printers.

13. Added support for function codes with Code 128 using Apollo printers.

14. Added support for barcode headers and trailers for formats that are downloaded to an Apollo memory card.

15. Added support for Julian dates as a printer command on Apollo printers.

16. Added support for incremented/decremented when printed fields for formats that are downloaded to an Apollo memory card.

17. Added a label height limit to the Apollo 3/300 of 420mm.

18. Added the 230,400 baud rate for A8 (Apollo 8) (RS-485 only).

The following items were CHANGED:

1. Changed the restriction on Apollo printers to allow for as small as 1mm in label height.

2. Changed the name of the Apollo 8 printer to Tharo/cab A8.

3. Changed the function of formats that are flagged to create replace files to automatically default to download to the memory card and set the “printer prompts for quantity” option.

4. Changed the maximum print area height for HP printers to 19.68″.

5. Changed the name of the Apollo printer to Apollo 1.

6. Changed the way a field is pasted to the label. Previously it would be pasted in the top left corner of the format, but it did not recognize the zoom level. This meant that if you were zoomed in to view a label and pasted a field, you would have to zoom out to 100% to access it. The zoom level is now recognized and the field is pasted in the current level.

7. Changed the maximum character height for Apollo printers to 4.12″.

8. Changed the location of the graphics thumbnail preview so that it is now visible from the directions box in addition to the browse box, the previous location.

9. Changed the installation so that the language that is selected initially to install the software is continued from that point on, even when the program is first launched.

10. Changed the way when printed fields are downloaded to the Apollo memory card so that fields can be blank.

11. Changed phantom text and barcode fields that are downloaded to the Apollo memory card so that they are sent as invisible fields.

12. Change made to TEC driver to allow for True Type font width to be as small as .01″.

13. Change made to allow the source of data for DataMatrix and QR Code to be external files.

14. Change made to Apollo driver to allow the serial number fields on a memory card to go from 999 to 000 instead of 999 to 1000.

15. Changed the word for “Decrement” from “Abwärts” to “Ruckwärts” because it began with the letter “A”, the same as the word for “Increment” which is “Aufwärts”. Two choices in a list cannot begin with the same letter. Choosing “Abwärts” would change to “Aufwärts” because it defaults to the first “A” in the list.

16. Version numbering scheme changed from x.xx.xx.xx to x.x.x.xx to avoid confusion with the x.x that is displayed during installation. For example, this new version is 3.1.0.63 instead of 3.01.00.63. The installation screens displayed 3.1 which was different from the 3.01 that was listed in the About box.

The following items were CORRECTED:

15. Corrected serial files so that they can now use 20 digits. Previously, using 20 digits would produce garbage characters.

16. Corrected the FIM symbology for Apollo printers. It was causing a protocol error on the printer.

17. Corrected the 115,200 baud rate for the A8 (Apollo 8).

18. Corrected the problem of converting a dBase II database to a dBase III database. This occurred when upgrading from a DOS version of EASYLABEL to a 32-bit version.

19. Corrected the problem with Zebra ZNET/Multi-Drop (RS485) printing.

20. Corrected the Additional Options choice for Windows printers. Previously the settings were not saved. Once you exited the setup for Additional Options, it reverted to the default settings.

21. Corrected the problem with linking more than 5 fields with Apollo printers.

22. Corrected the problem where not all print speeds were available for the Sato CL412 printer.

23. Corrected a problem with Apollo and Novexx printers where printing to a file would sometimes use the wrong printer file.

24. Corrected a problem where serial communications would not work with all printer models

25. Corrected a problem with PDF417 symbology using an HP or Windows printer.

26. Corrected a problem where a printer driver would sometimes “hang” if the printer was off-line or powered off. This caused the ActiveX command “RefreshStatus” to lockup.

27. Corrected various problems where Intermec printers would not print correctly.

28. Corrected the prompt ordering on an Apollo memory card.

29. Corrected a problem with Apollo printers where right or centered justification did not function properly with linked or copied fields.

30. Corrected a problem using UCC-128/EAN-128 with Apollo where it was always in codeset C (numeric only).

31. Corrected the GETSTATUS command file function so that it will write printer status to a file.

32. Corrected the Basic version where text fields of orientation other than left to right were deleted from the format once it was saved, closed and reopened.

33. Corrected a problem where a test print (from design mode) would change an “?” (question marks) to a numeric “0” (zero) in some barcode symbologies when the barcode was linked or copied from another field.

34. Corrected a memory leak in ActiveX ELBATCH object

35. Corrected an alignment problem when using “when-printed” fields with True Type fonts.

36. Corrected a problem with the Intermec, Novexx, TEC drivers where True Type text would shrink for “when-printed” text fields.

37. Corrected a problem with the ODBC connection where Search Fields would disappear when connecting to a database that was password protected. Also corrected problem of an empty list box appearing in the Variable Data print dialog screen for a numeric search key.

38. Corrected a problem with connecting to Excel via ODBC. Excel places a “$” at the end of the Sheet (Table) name. EL 32 was not able to recognize this “$”.

39. Corrected a problem where $all with a database that had a null value in the search key, the first label would print the barcode but subsequent labels with null values would not print the barcode. This has been fixed so that the first label will not print the barcode if it is a null value.

40. Problem with switching from an internal EASYLABEL database (.dbf) to an external database (ODBC). After using an internal database, you were locked into that database type and could not switch to an external (ODBC) database.

The following items were REMOVED:

1. Removed prompts that were invalid for the Express and Basic versions.

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Version 3.00.02.47-48

Released: 06/22/99

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

 The following items were ADDED:

1. Added a new message when the user clicks on Help|EASYLABEL Help. It reads:

IMPORTANT NOTICE

To view this help system, you need to be running Windows 98, Windows 2000, or have Internet Explorer 4 or higher installed. If you do not meet these requirements click “Cancel”. If you wish to proceed, click “Continue”.

There is also a check box that reads:

“Do not display this message again.”

2. Added support for German help.

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Corrected the Windows Printer “Additional Options” problem. A GPF occurred when choosing YES for Additional Options with a Windows Printer.

2. Corrected Windows Long Port Names. A GPF occurred when entering the print queue, printer configuration, or any place that a list of available printers was displayed. There was a limit of 40 characters for this port name which caused the problem. This would happen mostly with network printers or fax drivers since they tend to have longer path names.

3. Corrected problem with EAN and Apollo. There was a problem when using the EAN symbology with an Apollo printer. By using the weighted mod check digit, an invalid barcode could be produced.

4. Corrected a problem with flipping a format on a Zebra printer. There was a problem when flipping the format in EASYLABEL and printing it on a Zebra printer. The fields would not hold position.

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Version 3.00.00.45

Released: 05/25/99

NOTES: The following printer families are supported:

Apollo

Avery Dennison

Synergystex CF1000

Datamax

Gemini

HP

Intermec

Novexx

Postscript

Printronix

RJS

Sato

TEC

Tharo

Zebra

Windows Drivers

The following items were ADDED:

1. Added font preview on the Text Field Parameters screen, positioned below the typeface list box. This preview is shown when the Typeface prompt has been chosen and only displays TrueType Fonts.

2. Added picture preview on the Select Picture File screen. A box displays a thumbnail preview of the currently highlighted picture file before choosing to open it. This appears only when you choose to Browse for a picture file.

3. Added a label preview on the Select Format screen. A box displays a thumbnail preview of the currently highlighted format before opening it.

4. Added the ability to use the mouse pointer to stretch and resize a field on the Edit Format screen. Horizontal, vertical and both height and width stretching will be available for all field types except bar codes. Bar codes will allow only for vertically stretching. When bar codes are vertically stretched, their bar width multipliers will be automatically changed to accommodate the increased height. NOT available for Text Fields!

5. Added Cut, Copy and Paste functions. Fields selected then “Cut” or “Copied” will be stored on the Windows Clipboard to allow for pasting.

6. Added the “Help” option to the menu bar, which allows you to view an online help system. Also contains “About”, which gives information about the software version, release date, etc.

7. Added the option to choose “extended cross hairs”. Located within the Tools menu, this toggle allows you to choose between the original cross hairs that are on the ruler alone or an extended version which actually extend left to right and top to bottom on the format. This extended version gives you the ability to place fields more precisely.

8. Added a “Most Recently Used List” located under the “File” menu. A drop down menu of the ten most recently used or edited formats, databases, reports or serial files is provided. This allows for quicker access to the files that are used most often.

9. Added a “Snap to Grid” option under the “View” menu. This toggle will place a grid or series of proportionally placed dots on the format allowing you to move around the format by a defined fixed amount. Values of .01″ to 1″ are available. With this option turned on, the mouse will move to intersection points of the grid in the amount specified by the user allowing for more precise placement of fields.

10. Added support for UNC which allows access to network printers by calling the printer by its assigned network name instead of its specific path. (Fully functional with next release)

11. Added a tool bar with buttons for all types of “New Fields” that can be moved anywhere on the EASYLABEL screen.

12. Added alignment options for chosen groups of fields. Located under Tools|Align. When a group of fields has been chosen, the following alignment options are available: Left, Center, Right, Space Horizontally, Align Up, Center Vertically, Align Down and Space Vertically.

13. Added the ability to show all properties that are common to a selected group of fields. Located under Edit|View Field Specification. Short cut: Choose a group of fields and the right mouse click. This allows for a quicker and easier way to change the same attributes within multiple fields. Only those properties that are common to all selected fields will be displayed.

14. Added a “Pass Through” option located on the Format Specification screen. This option will send the entered data to the printer before the format is sent. Data contained within “<>” is treated as an unprintable character and sent (passed through) to the printer. Special characters (ASCII 32 and below) can be entered in “<>” as the appropriate acronym, but are sent to the printer as the ASCII value. For example, enter <ETX> and “03” is sent to the printer.

15. Added the ability to “Re-send Downloaded Data” at Settings|Program Options. When toggled to “YES”, a “clear” command is sent to the printer at the beginning of each job and all downloaded data (graphics, fonts, etc) are resent to the printer. This helps prevent labels from being printed with the wrong graphics or labels.

16. Added the ability to enter a field comment within the “Field Parameters” screen. This comment is only for reference but is available for print through tracking reports.

17. ActiveX Control

Added the following ActiveX Controls:

Printer Monitoring Mode – functions during label printing and is checked only before downloading. (Printer Poll Rate)
Printer Status – obtained via return string(s) of printer status in raw format.
Printer Status Poll Rate – sets poll rate, this overrides any setting from within EASYLABEL.
Print – initiates the printing of a label format along with any variable information.
Poll Print Queue – polls for job and job status in the print queue.
Deleting – provides the ability to delete print jobs.

18. Added support for long filenames under Windows 95, 98 and NT.

19. Added more levels of zoom for more precise positioning of fields.

20. Added a toggle to disable the test print function at the print screen. This toggle is located under Settings | Program Options and only disables Test Print at the print screen. It is still available while editing the format.

The following items were CHANGED:

1. Changed the “Text Field Configuration” box, if the user chooses a font height or width that is too big for the format, it will automatically be adjusted to fit on the format. Previously, the user had to manually input the sizes until one was accepted. This is now done automatically.

2. Changed the Sentinel Drivers installation process. EASYLABEL now automatically installs the proper sentinel drivers based on the operating system being used.

3. Changed the menu display for users who have limited access to certain functions within EASYLABEL. Previously, if a user did not have access to a certain function, that choice was not displayed. These inaccessible functions are now displayed but are gray on the screen if the user does not have access to them.

4. Changed the location of Color Settings from the EASYLABEL Configuration Screen to Settings|Color Preferences.

5. Changed how phantom fields are displayed. When “Enable Printing” within a field configuration screen is set to “NO”, these phantom fields are now displayed on the format in a user defined color.

6. Changed the way a text field with multiple lines can be formatted. The field direction “6-Circular Arc” now works with multiple lines just like it always has with a single line of text.

7. Changed default directory paths for picture, text, and serial files. These directories will now default to the last one used just like it already does for formats and databases.

8. We now allow for all 42 digits of the queried code from Zebra printers to be returned. Previously we only allowed for 9 of the 42 digits to be returned.

9. Changed the number of zoom level available. We now allow for multiple levels of zoom.

The following features were CORRECTED:

1. Corrected the “Database Print Request” screen, the “where” prompt now allows you to select from the list of choices.

2. Now allows for multiple computers over a network to run EASYLABEL with only one sentinel key. (Next release)

3. Color images that were created with more than 16 colors can now be printed correctly through EASYLABEL. Previously, if a graphic was created with more than 16 colors, EASYLABEL rounded those colors to the nearest primary color. Now, the color palate is saved with the image so that EASYLABEL can send all of the colors to the printer.

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EASYLABEL® For Windows

Version 2.7

easy.exe: 07/24/02
Released: 07/24/02

NOTES:

This is version 2.7 of the EASYLABEL for Windows software. This is a 16-bit program that can run under Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98/ME. This is likely the last release of the 16-bit versions of EASYLABEL, and it contains no bug fixes but only additional printer drivers.
The following new printers have been added:

cab E2/200

Avery Dennison TTK 295

Novexx Ocelot 200

cab E2/300

Avery Dennison TTX350 200

Novexx Ocelot 295

cab Hermes 2N-300

Avery Dennison TTX350 295

Novexx Cobra

cab Hermes 4N-300

Avery Dennison TTX 300

Sato CT400

cab Hermes 4F-300

Datamax I4406

Sato CT410

cab Hermes 4F-200

Datamax I4604

Sato 8485Se R (Right Hand)

cab Hermes 5N-300

Diagraph PA/4000

Sato 8485Se L (Left Hand)

cab Hermes 5F-300

Diagraph ALP/4500 – 203

Sato 8490Se R (Right Hand)

cab Hermes 5F-200

Diagraph ALP/4500 – 300

Sato 8490Se L (Left Hand)

Tharo/cab A2 Gemini

Intermec 3400e/200

Sato 8460Se R (Right Hand)

Tharo/cab A3/203

Intermec 3400e/400

Sato 8460Se L (Left Hand)

Tharo/cab A3/300

Novexx CHESS 4

Sato 8459e

Avery Dennison 64-04

Novexx CHESS 5

Sato 8400RVe

Avery Dennison 64-05

Novexx CHESS 6

Sato CL408e

Avery Dennison 64-06

Novexx CHESS 8

Sato CL412e

Avery Dennison 64-08

Novexx DPM 4

Sato CL608e

Avery Dennison ALX924-4

Novexx DPM 5

Sato CL612e

Avery Dennison ALX924-5

Novexx DPM 6

Sato CL612e

Avery Dennison ALX924-6

Novexx Texxtile 200

Sato M-5900RV

Avery Dennison TTK 200

Novexx Texxtile 295

Synergystex CF1000 Plus

Zebra 110PAX3-203-L (Left Hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-203-R (Right Hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-300-L (Left Hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-300-R (Right Hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-600-L (Left Hand)

Zebra 110PAX3-600-R (Right Hand)

Zebra 105SL

Zebra 105SL-3

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Version 2.6

easy.exe: 10/23/00
Released: 10/24/00

NOTES:

The following printers were added:

Datamax I4206 (Standard and 2+)

Citizen CLP-1001

Sato M8485Se

Datamax I4212 (Standard and 2+)

Citizen CLP-2001

Sato CT400TT

Datamax I4308 (Standard and 2+)

Citizen CLP-6001

Sato CT410TT

Datamax W6208 (Standard and 2+)

Citizen CLP-6002

Datamax W6308 (Standard and 2+)

Citizen CLP-6401

TEC B-452

Datamax W8306 (Standard and 2+)

Citizen CLP-7001

Datamax E4203

Citizen CLP-7002

Datamax ST3210

Citizen CLP-7401

Datamax ST3306

Zebra 90XiIII

C.Itoh C4

Zebra 96XiIII

C.Itoh C4TT

Zebra 140XiIII

C.Itoh S4

Zebra 220XiII

C.Itoh S4 Plus

Zebra Stripe DA402

C.Itoh S4 400

Zebra Stripe T402

C.Itoh T4

Zebra Z6000-3

C.Itoh T4 300

The following items were ADDED:

1. MaxiCode for the Sato 8400/8

2. Postnet for all Sato printers.

3. Added a message when downloading to the Apollo memory card that indicates a success/failed download.

4. Added more precision when selecting the cell size for DataMatrix on an Apollo printer.

5. Added support for function codes with Code 128 on all Apollo printers.

6. Added support for barcode headers and trailers for formats that are downloaded to an Apollo memory card.

7. Added support for Julian dates as a printer command on Apollo.

8. Added support for increment/decrement for “when-printed” fields for formats that are downloaded to an Apollo memory card.

9. Added selection for UPC Mod 10 check digit to the Interleaved 2 of 5 symbology for Intermec printers.

10. Added center and right justification for Novexx printers.

11. Added the ability to add headers and trailers to text fields.

12. Added option for Zebra printers to force a label offset of 0 to be sent to the printer.

13. Added option to print bearer bars for the Interleaved 2 of 5 symbology on HP printers.

14. Added the option in Apollo driver to allow pausing each job before printing. This is a safety precaution when using an applicator.

The following items were CHANGED:

1. Set the label height limit of the Apollo 3/300 to 420mm.

2. Changed the minimum label height on Apollo printers to allow labels as small as 1mm.

3. Changed the maximum print height for HP printers to 19.86″.

4. Changed the maximum character height for scalable fonts on Apollo printers to 4.12″.

5. Changed the way when-printed fields are downloaded to the Apollo memory card so that fields can be blank.

6. Changed phantom text fields and barcode fields that are downloaded to the Apollo memory card so that they are sent as invisible fields.

7. Change made to the TEC driver to allow for TrueType font widths as small as .01″ (.3mm).

8. Change made to allow source of data to be external file for DataMatrix and QR Code symbologies.

9. Change made to the Fargo driver to correctly center text fields for all text orientations.

10. Change made to the Apollo and Datamax drivers to allow for entry of years past 1999 when setting the printer date via the printer status window.

11. Change made to Apollo and Zebra drivers to reduce the delay when querying a printer for its status.

12. Change made to Zebra driver to reduce the delay after a job is cancelled.

13. Change made to the Fargo and Datamax drivers to always force the printer to use inches as the coordinate system.

14. Change made to the Zebra driver to allow larger TrueType fonts to be downloaded to the printer. This reduces the “stair-step” effect when large characters are printed.

15. Change made to the Sato driver to check to see how many characters are present in a Code 128 symbol. If the number is odd and the field is incrementing/decrementing, each label is sent to the printer individually. Sato firmware is not capable of incrementing/decrementing across a code shift change in Code 128.

16. Enhanced Sato driver usage of date/time fields by using features available in later versions of the printer firmware. Fields using Julian dates and seconds can now be done in the printer.

17. Change made to allow for smaller row heights for the PDF-417 symbology. It will now accept ,01″ or .2mm row height.

The following items were CORRECTED:

1. Fixed a problem with Zebra printers where fields changed position on the label after flipping the format.

2. Fixed a problem with being unable to select all of the print speeds for a Sato CL412 printer. Valid print speeds are 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 IPS.

3. Corrected the FIM symbology for Apollo printers. It was causing a protocol error on the printer.

4. Corrected the 115,200 baud rate on the A8 printer.

5. Corrected the Additional Options choice for Windows printers. Previously, any settings made in the printer configuration were not being saved.

6. Corrected the problem with linking more than 5 fields with the Apollo printers.

7. Corrected a problem with the Apollo, Novexx and TEC drivers where printing a file sometimes used the wrong printer model.

8. Corrected various problems where Intermec printers would sometimes not print correctly.

9. Corrected the ordering of when-printed fields that are downloaded to an Apollo memory card.

10. Corrected a problem with Apollo printers were right or center justification did not function properly with linked or copied fields.

11. Corrected a problem using UCC-128/EAN-128 with Apollo where it was always in Codeset C (numeric only).

12. Corrected a problem where a test print (from design mode) would change “?” (question marks) to a “0” (zero) in some barcode symbologies when the barcode was linked or copied from another field.

13. Corrected an alignment problem when using when-printed fields with TrueType fonts.

14. Corrected a problem with the TEC, Intermec and Novexx drivers where TrueType text would shrink for when-printed text fields.

15. Corrected a problem of an empty list box appearing in the Variable Data print dialog screen for a numeric search key.

16. Corrected a problem with the ODBC connection to Excel. Excel places a “$” at the end of each sheet name. EASYLABEL was unable to recognize this “$”, this has now been corrected. This fix also applies to other ODBC drivers that may use non-alphanumeric characters in table names.

17. Corrected a problem printing to some Intermec printers using a parallel port connection.

18. Corrected problem that caused an incorrect barcode to be created using the “Code 39” or “Code 39 Mod 43” symbologies on a TEC printer.

19. Fixed a problem of disappearing “@” from paragraph fields read from an external file.

20. Fix for Fargo and Zebra drivers where a TrueType font with width of zero (which means use default width) would sometimes cause very large character width to be calculated.

21. Fixed a problem in the Fargo and Datamax drivers where the darkness setting plus the head heat adjustment was outside the allowable range.

22. Fixed a problem in the Japanese version where Julian dates were incorrect past the year 1999.

23. Corrected a problem where formats designed for a Windows driver would sometimes cause EASYLABEL to crash if the proper Windows driver could not be found.

24. Corrected a problem in the TEC and Intermec printer drivers where control codes (character values less than 32) were not sent properly for some barcode symbologies.

25. Corrected problem in the Sato driver for PDF-417 with bar widths of 1 being sent to the printer as 3. The new driver now allows a true 1 bar width. A similar problem was also present for the bar height. Older formats are automatically adjusted to the correct value.

26. Corrected problem of PDF-417 bar height being set incorrectly when converting formats to use the Fargo or Datamax printer driver.

27. Corrected problem with serial files using 20 digits. Previously, using all 20 digits resulted in some garbage characters at the end of the field.

28. Fix made to allow for correct copying of a check digit from a Code 128 symbol.

29. Fix to Apollo to prevent cutting off descenders of TrueType text fields when reverse contrast option is selected.

30. Corrected the interpretation of an Interleaved 2 of 5 symbol with even number of characters and a check digit.

31. Fix for ODBC databases that had NULL column data (data was replicated from the previous row).

32. Fix made in the Zebra driver for proper placement of the ~SD (set darkness) command in the label format.

The following items were REMOVED:

1. The use of the Western Telematic switch is NO LONGER supported for the Intermec printer line.

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Version 2.5

easy.exe: 3/17/99
Released: 3/22/99

NOTES:

1. Added the “Replace File”. When selected and the format is downloaded to a memory card using an Apollo printer, a file with extension .rpl is created. This file is created in the same directory as the format and contains “stub” field replace commands for each named field on the format. You can edit this .rpl file in any text editor. An example follows:

;REPLACE.FMT
;This is the replace file sample.
M I LBL;REPLACE
R FIELDONE;New data here
R FIELDTWO;New data here
R FIELDTHREE;New data here
A1

Only fields that have been given names will appear in the replace file. This file can be used by SAP, UNIX, AS/400 or other computer or software systems to cause the Apollo printer to merge the replacement data with the downloaded format on the memory card. This option is found under the Format Specifications menu.

2. Added the ability to disable the Test Print option on the Print Menu only. It is still available from the Edit Menu. This option is found under the Manager Functions and Program Options menu.

3. Added a Double Cut option to the Apollo printers. This allows you to define positions for two cuts per label.

4. Corrected the prompt field order on formats that are downloaded to a memory card with Apollo printers. The fields are now presented in the order that is specified in the format defined by the Prompt Number in the field definition.

5. Corrected a problem that was introduced in 2.4 where negative values for the label offset when using Zebra printers were not allowed.
6. Corrected a problem where 300dpi Zebra printers were sometimes identified as 203dpi printers.
7. Corrected a problem when using an HP printer and selecting 99 – Other for paper size. Once you exited the format specs and viewed it again, it would changed 99 – Other to 8.5″ x 11″.
8. Added more speeds for Sato CL printers and corrected a speed that was printing wrong.
9. Corrected the problem where the Intermec 3400c would not print.
10. Fixed problem with having more than 5 linked fields for Apollo.
11. EAN check digit change for Apollo.

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Version 2.41

easy.exe: 2/08/99
Released: 2/08/99

NOTES:

Corrected a problem when incrementing and decrementing serial files. When test printing a format that accessed a serial file, the serial file was updating its number based on the use of the test print function. This problem has been corrected and the serial file now updates only when a batch of formats has been printed. NOTE: “Test print one format” will print the sample label displayed on the screen. The information will be updated once a new batch is selected for printing.

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Version 2.4

easy.exe: 1/12/99
Released: 1/13/99

New Printers: Novexx Lion, Puma, Tiger, Tiger XXL, Xxtreme, TEC B-472, B-572, B-672, B-872, Avery Dennison TTX 450, 650, 950, 1050, TDI, Datamax XL, Zebra Stripe S400, Stripe S600, Sato 8460 (Left-Handed), 8490 (Left-Handed), Intermec 3400c

NOTES:

1. Added additional memory to the Datamax 2+ driver font cache, only additional memory is available. This additional memory allows for label lengths of up to 99 inches and font sizes up to 999 points (about 13.8″).

2. Added support for the Euro character in the Datamax (2+) and Fargo (Standard) drivers internal fonts 0-6 and 9. This is firmware dependent. If the Euro character does not print, contact Datamax for a newer version of firmware that will support it.
NOTE: The EURO character is not supported under Windows 3.x. Windows 95/NT 4 support it with a patch downloadable from Microsoft’s website. Windows 98 and 2000 do support it.

3. Added support for print darkness to be set in the format specifications for Zebra printers. This is enabled by a new option in the printer configuration menu called “set printer darkness”.

4. Corrected the problem of printing junk characters in the “Media Type” field of a format definition report.

5. Corrected a problem while printing format definition reports where if the default font was not used, the printer would change back to the default font after the first page.

6. Corrected the font list for the Zebra A-300 and T-300 printers.

7. Corrected a problem with the Apollo driver when downloading formats to the memory card. In some cases, references to graphic images were not saved correctly in the downloaded format. This resulted in blank space where the graphic should have printed.

8. A change was made in the design module to allow for mouse selection of large fields that extend past the label boundaries.

9. A change was made in the Zebra printer driver. It now allows DataMatrix and QR Code to be sent to the printer as an actual printer bar code and not a graphic. A choice in the printer setup screen enables this optimization. (Firmware dependent: If this option does not function, set optimize to “No” or contact Zebra for a newer version of firmware).

10. A change was made to the Allegro 2 driver to allow for proper print speed selection of 1 to 3 ips.

11. A change was made to the printer model selection list box to allow for more than 99 printers.

12. Changes were made to the method of updating serial files and serial numbers within database records. The change was made in order to avoid duplication when serial files or numbers are accessed by multiple PC’s in a networked environment. The serial number may not print the same number as appears on the format. This is because EASYLABEL queues the serial file once when the format is opened and again when a batch print is requested. This allows the serial file to print the next available number in the serial file.

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Version 2.31a

easy.exe: 12/04/98
Released: 12/04/98

NOTES:

1. Under Windows NT, when selecting serial communications while defining a printer, EASYLABEL inadvertently defaulted a required setting to an incorrect value. This resulted in a problem with serial communications between EASYLABEL and the defined printers.

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Version 2.3

easy.exe: 10/23/98
Released: 10/26/98

New Printers: Sato CX200, Printronix ThermaLine T3204, T3306, T3308, Intermec 3240, 3400a, 3400b, 3440, 3600, 4100, 4400, 4420, 4440

NOTES:

1. Added 3 ips and 5 ips to Sato CL408.

2. Added an option where EASYLABEL will proportionally adjust the width of a TrueType font automatically based on its defined height. This can be applied by entering “0” for the width.

3. Added the command file clause “close”. This clause will exit EASYLABEL when issued.

4. Added a toggle for dBase “all/marked” to the program options to allow the default setting to be selected. This is to help solve the $all issue with databases, some users need the “All” default while others need the “Marked” default.

5. Added support for MaxiCode to the Zebra Xi, XiII and PAX printers (except 90A, which does not allow it because of large dot size).

6. Added RJS online verifier support to Apollo printers.

7. Added space taken by F1 in the screen representation of the 128 barcode.

8. Added the ability for EASYLABEL serial files to be used from the memory card on Apollo.

9. Added automatic sentinel driver installation for Windows 95 and NT.

10. Added a report backup function. When a format is saved that has a report associated with it, a message alerts the user that if they proceed to save the format, even if nothing has changed on it, the report file will be re-written and the current contents of the report file will be saved in a backup file called <filename>.bak.

11. Added support for Apollo printers to print DataMatrix from a printer internal font instead of as a graphic for faster processing of incremented/decremented fields.

12. Added the HP LaserJet 5 to the printer list.

13. Added EAN 128 as a symbology.

14. Added support for Zebra ZNET/RS-485 Multi-Drop Network Printing on all models that support it. The printer configuration now contains this option along with a network printer address.

15. Added the ability to use formats created for Datamax, Fargo, Sato or Zebra printers with an Apollo printer. EASYLABEL will automatically convert these formats to print the same under the original printer. Fonts will be adjusted to the closest matching Apollo font in order to maintain the formats original appearance.

16. Removed the top reflective sensor option for Apollo 3, 3/300, 4, 4/300. It was invalid.

17. Removed KSW-2000 from the list of available printers, for all versions except the Japanese version.

18. Removed serial network choice from Zebra printers that don’t support it. Now it asks if using a serial network for the Zebra Xi, XiII or PAX series printers.

19. Removed the Direct Print option in the printer configuration screen when running Windows NT. With Windows NT, this option is invalid. All parallel printer output is routed through the Windows spooler (print manager). The OS is automatically detected during installation.

20. Changed startup code to make sure that the EASYLABEL screen is visible. There have been cases where the screen somehow moved completely off of the desktop area, resulting in an invisible window. This was caused by inadvertently closing EASYLABEL while it was minimized.

21. Changed maximum font size for scalable fonts in Datamax printers (2+ driver). Characters can now be up to 13.87 inches in height and width.

22. Changed maximum forms length for the Datamax printers (2+ driver). Labels can now be up to 99 inches long.

23. Changed RJS and Intermec drivers to allow for incrementation of barcodes that have a header added.

24. Changed the default orientation for Apollo printers. It was “leading edge up” but has been changed to “leading edge down”.

25. Changed the default height when creating a barcode. It now defaults to 12.7 mm (about 1/2″). It used to default to zero, which was invalid.

26. Changed the process of opening an EASYLABEL database that has an old index file. It will no longer prompt the user asking if they wish to rebuild the index. This will be done automatically. This avoids the problem of command files hanging if the index needed to be rebuilt. A progress message box will be displayed during the index rebuild.

27. Changed Apollo interpretation options to allow the user to choose to display the start/stop characters in the Human Readable Interpretation for Code 39 and Code 93.

28. Changed code in EASYLABEL to get around a bug in Zebra printers that would not let Code 128 increment around a code set change.

29. Changed Sato printer driver to allow user selection of RAM module for the 8400RV printer.

30. Changed the handling of lines so that all straight lines can be set to any thickness.

31. Changed the message “Format Created for Another Printer Controller” when opening a format under an Apollo which was originally created for a Datamax, Zebra, Sato or Fargo printer. If the user attempts to save the format under Apollo, they will be warned that the format will be permanently converted of they continue to save it.

32. Corrected the problem with the Zebra driver when using Code 128 (All Chars), this will now be incremented properly in the printer. Previously, EASYLABEL was sending each label individually.

33. Corrected the residual graphic fragment problem. When moving a graphic, a thin piece was still left in its original position until the screen was refreshed by exiting or resizing the label design area.

34. Correct prompts at new format creation screen, the prompts were defaulting to illogical states. They are now forced into logical defaults for the selected printer.

35. Corrected scalable font problem. When a text field using “v-scalable font (proportional)” was created using a Sato 8400 and changed to an 8400RV, the text field was dropped from the format.

36. Corrected printable number of batches on Zebra XiII Series. The XiII printers allow for up to 99,999,999 labels to be printed. EASYLABEL allowed for a request of 999,999 but only printed 9,999. We now allow for 999,999 labels to be printed.

37. Corrected the calculation of 128 Function 1 MOD 10. It was being calculated incorrectly.

38. Corrected the display of barcode interpretations for Apollo formats. Previously, the font used for the screen display was based on the height of the barcode and would display incorrectly even though the printer printed it correctly.

39. Corrected presentation position commands for the Datamax PE42 and PE43 printers. We no longer send commands to set the presentation position. This was overriding any front panel settings made by the user.

40. Corrected the Tharo Hercules 200/Prodigy Max 2+ UCC 128 SSCC-18/SCC-14 interpretation spacing problem. This was previously correct in the standard driver, but not the 2+ driver.

41. Corrected the circular arc problem that was introduced in version 2.2.

42. Corrected the problem with the “Day of the Week” and “Week Number” calculations. These were incorrect starting in the year 2001.

43. Corrected the screen discrepancy with Code 128 with added Function 1 characters. This was noticed with the Apollo driver.

44. Corrected the problem of EASYLABEL not unloading the Labelc.dll file. This was responsible for many problems, including the error message “Labelc wrong version” and “insufficient memory: Labelc heap”.

45. Corrected the problem where text fields defined with “Field Fill” would change size during a view/change if the format was created under version 2.1.

46. Corrected the dot density (number of dots per millimeter in the print head) problem for the Sato CL412. We were using the incorrect value.

47. Corrected problem on Apollo where label formats stored on the memory card were sometimes saved with the name DEFAULT.

48. Corrected problem where some printers would not increment/decrement DataMatrix or QR Code.

49. Corrected width problem with RJS screen interpretation. The width on screen did not match the printed interpretation.

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Version 2.2

easy.exe: 2/17/98
Released: 2/17/98

New Printers: Sato M-8459s, Sato M-8460s, Datamax PE43, Datamax Titan 6200, Apollo 4, Apollo 4/300, Zebra A300 (direct thermal), Zebra T300, Zebra Z4000, Zebra Z4000/3, Zebra Z6000

NOTES:

1. Added support for the SATO M 8459S and the Sato M 8460S.

2. Added support for the Datamax PE43 and Datamax Titan 6200.

3. Added support for the Apollo 4 and the Apollo 4/300.

4. Added support for the Zebra A300, T300, Z400, Z4000-3 and the Z6000.

5. An additional Program Configuration option appears when selecting “Change Program Options” from the Manager Functions menu. The new screen item appears on the Program Configuration Screen between screen items “Save Data” and “Normal Text”. The following section describes the new program configuration option:

Index Case Sensitive

Enter Y to make database (DBF) index searches case sensitive, that is,
the same lowercase and uppercase character are considered not equal.
Enter N to make index searches case insensitive, where the same
lowercase and uppercase character are considered equal.

6. Changed the default setting of database record printing.
When selecting $all (using variable data from an EASYLABEL database), the default setting was “All”. This has been changed to default to “Marked”.
This will only print the marked records in the database.
“All” can still be selected manually from the Print Request screen at print time.

7. Additional Apollo Custom Date option. The Apollo printers now support the “Single Digit Year” Custom Date option. To use this new option select “P-Print Date” for the Source of Data when creating a text field. Then select “4-Custom Date” for Special Formatting. The following prompt will now be “Date Format”, enter a single uppercase Y, and the last digit of the current year will be printed.

8. Additional Sato internal clock configuration option. The “Calender Option” prompt has been added to the Sato printer configuration. Select Y if your Sato printer has the calender option (clock chip) installed in the printer. This will allow formats that contain date/time fields to be handled internally in the printer and be updated to reflect the current date/time when the label is printed. Select N to download the date/time from EASYLABEL.

9. Additional Datamax justification option. When a multiple line text field is added to a Datamax format, the “Right Justification” option is now available.

10. Support for “DataMatrix” bar code symbology has been added for all printers.

11. Support “QR Code” symbology has been added for all printers.

12. Support for “NW7” bar code symbology has been added for all printers.

13. Implemented odd tenths of a mm. When EASYLABEL is configured for metric measurements, the selection of “Line Thickness” did not allow for odd tenths of a mm to be selected. EASYLABEL now supports odd tenths of a mm.
Note: Some values must be rounded when the line thickness is calculated based on the width of the line. For this reason not all tenths of a mm will be possible.

14. Added Apollo cut setting. When cutting after batch or job on an Apollo printer, the cut position can now be adjusted with the “Cut Offset”. Enter the distance from the point at which the last label in the batch or job stops printing and the point at which the label is to be cut. This value should be approximately .60″ or 15 mm.

15. Additional text field parameter. When using a windows printer driver (W) with EASYLABEL a new parameter is definable for a text field when the “Background Gray Level” is set to a value greater than 0. The following section describes the new text field parameter:

Reverse Width Adjustment

This parameter allows adjustment of the width of the Reverse Box for the field in hundredths of inches or tenths of a mm. To decrease the width of the Reverse Box, you should use smaller numbers. To increase the width of the Reverse Box, you should use larger numbers

16. Added a new prompt to the Apollo print request screen. When printing to an Apollo printer that has a cutter defined in the printer’s configuration, the following new prompt will appear on the print request screen; “Cut Option”. This prompt will automatically default to the cut selection saved in the format, but will allow the cut parameter to be redefined at print time.

17. Additional text field parameter. When using a True Type font on an Apollo a new parameter is definable for a paragraph text field. The following section describes the new text field parameter:

Field Contrast

This parameter allows the paragraph to be defined as NORMAL (black printing on white background) and REVERSE (white on black background).

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Version 2.11a

easy.exe: 10/03/97
Released: 10/03/97

NOTES:

1. For Zebra, added a check for a PAX model and inhibited the sending of the “suppress backfeed” control string (^XB).

2. For Allegro 2, fixed a problem that caused the end of labels longer than 3.5″ to be cut off.

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Version 2.1a

easy.exe: 8/20/97
Released: 8/21/97

New Printers: Apollo 3/300, Sato 8480s, Sato 8485s-L, Sato 8485s-R

NOTES:

1. Added Red Sentinel support when using the Allegro 2.

2. Corrected a problem with the time stamp on the PA4000. Previously, the time stamp on the label was not being updated using the printers clock.

3. Corrected the problem where an extra 0 was being added to an Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code when the data was serialized.

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Version 2.1

easy.exe: 6/26/97
Released: 6/27/97

New Printers: Sato 8400RV, Datamax PE42 (Standard/Fargo), Zebra 105Se, Ovation! 2, Allegro 2

NOTES:

1. Added support for UPC E0/6 or 10 digit to the Apollo printers.

2. Added support for a new check digit for Code 39 for HIBCC called MOD 43. The letter “W” will be printed as the check digit if a <space> is entered as the check digit.

3. Label offset can now be set for all Zebra printers from within EASYLABEL. In previous models this was only supported for printers that had no front panel.

4. Added the “Function Character” prompt for Code 128 on Apollo printers. The choices are “0-No Function” or “1-Include Function 1”. If you choose to include the function 1, it will be inserted at the beginning of your data. Additionally, you will be able to embed the function 1, 2, 3, and 4 characters in the data stream.

5. Added a new prompt called “Reverse Field Adjustment” for the text field parameters when using a Windows driver.

6. Extended the maximum number of per line characters to 300 for a paragraph.

7. Modified and added support for all Datamax memory modules as follows:

0-Standard Memory (1 meg)
1-Extended 2meg Memory
2-Extended 5meg Memory
3-Extended 17meg Memory
8. Added the “Size of Gap” prompt to the Apollo printer.

9. Change made to the HP LaserJet printer driver to allow for wider paper widths. Allows for widths greater than 7.99 to be used.

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Version 2.0

easy.exe: 3/7/97
Released: 3/7/97

NOTES:

1. Added a new message to warn the user before the format is saved and the report file is overwritten. This allows the user an opportunity to rename the format prior to saving it. After which, the report data from the old format may be printed or written to a file for further processing.

2. Added the “Right Justify” option for Zebra printers allowing the text to be aligned with the right edge of the text field.

3. Added the “Tear-Off” mode to Apollo printers. This feeds the last label of the print job to the tear bar allowing the user to tear off the job without feeding a blank label. Before printing the next job, the label is backfed and print begins at the correct position on the label.

4. Apollo 3 now has support for 5 print speeds which now includes 5 IPS.

5. Added a warning message that helps prevent the user from overwriting a database with a text file. When the user writes database records to a text file in which the file name is the same as a database file, the following warning message is displayed:

“[path:filename] already exists, press OK to overwrite it, otherwise press CANCEL.”

Choosing CANCEL and selecting another filename will prevent the database from being overwritten.

6. Added support for UCC/EAN 128 SSCC-18/SSC-14.

7. Added support for the RS-485 protocol on Apollo.

8. Added support for the Apollo memory card.

9. UCC/EAN 128 SSCC-18/SSC-14 Help. This button found on the bottom of the symbologies list for a bar code field allows you to view an online help guide for UCC/EAN 128. Some commonly used terms are defined and step-by-step instructions for creating a Code 128 bar code.

10. Added the Define Search Path function. This allows you to globally specify a new search path for picture fields and database fields on the format. Therefore, you will not need to change each individual field that references database and picture files. Enter Y in the Program Configuration screen to define the search path used by each format.

11. Added support for creating database index files at print time. Database files that do not have an index associated with them will automatically have one created at print time. This is only available for EASYLABEL databases. When using a database search key, an index file will be created based on the chosen search key, thus making the search time faster. Once the index is created, it is saved as part of the database structure.

12. Added user selectability of which Windows printer to print to when printing reports or database records.

13. Added the ability to enter the thickness parameter for a Line field.

14. Added the command file clause, getstatus useprinter=printernumber. This can be used to get printer status of the printer being used. Status returned to a printer will be written to a file called n.dat, where n is the number of the printer as defined in EASYLABEL and the number specified in the clause.

15. Added support for Western Telematic Switchboxes for Zebra printers.

16. Added the XOR command. This option allows you to choose how the printer will handle overlapping fields. Choosing YES will enable XOR mode which will cause overlapping fields to be printed in white. Choosing NO will disable XOR mode which will cause overlapping fields to be printed in black.

17. Added clock support for the Sato CL series. This allows formats with a time stamp to be printed in real time using the printers internal clock. To use this option the printer must be equipped with a real-time clock chip and you must enable it within EASYLABEL’s printer configuration.

18. Added MaxiCode support for Datamax, Sato and Apollo printers.

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Version 1.9

easy.exe: 8/15/96
Released: 8/15/96

New Printers: Tharo Hercules 200 (standard), Zebra 220XiII, Zebra 140XiII, Zebra 170XiII, Zebra 90XiII, Sato CL412

NOTES:

1. Additional Special Formatting option called “6-Custom Numeric Amount”.

2. Support for PDF417 on Sato CL Series Printers.

3. Additional Program Configuration Option: Duplicate Serial Number

4. Additional Program Configuration Option for Zebra: Print Mode Override

5. Additional Printer Configuration Option for Fargo/Datamax: Use Standard Handshake

6. Added support for memory cards on the Sato CL Series printers.

7. Added an additional incrementing/decrementing option called “M-Custom” which allows the user to define their own incrementing sequence.

8. Added the UPS GroundTrac symbology.

9. Added support for an attached keyboard for the Apollo.

10. Added these Command File Clauses:

getstatus useprinter=printernumber;
clear useprinter=printernumber;
Also added a new DDE function called DDE_PrinterStatus that allows an application to retrieve the printer status string.

11. Allowing the ability to define a User ID and Password during installation if the User Sign on Required screen item is set to YES.

12. Added support for Mirror Image on the following Datamax Printers:

Hercules 200
Hercules 600 (with firmware 2.01 or higher)
Hercules 800 (with firmware 2.01 or higher)
Orion
PE42
13. Added an additional custom date formatting option that allows a single digit year.

14. Fixed the Menu Bar when running under Windows NT 4.0 or higher. The menu bar is now drawn as a graphic and does not appear “flat”.

15. Fixed the problem with Zebra where when printed TrueType text in orientations 2 and 3 did not print correctly when the justification was set to “Full”. The printed text did not match the screen. Happened when the entire field is not filled with data. If the field is entirely filled with data, everything is OK. Problem appeared on the Zebra 140Xi.

16. Fixed the problem when printing a PDF417 with an embedded CR and LF. When printing this bar code, the CR/LF characters were ignored and therefore not encoded as part of the bar code. EASYLABEL was not converting the special characters to something that the Zebra can understand.

17. Fixed the problem with printing a PDF417 with embedded hex characters. make sure that we are sending the ^FH if there are hex characters in the data stream.

18. Using a Gemini, fixed the problem where the job separator value was ignored (happened with continuous media).

19. Also corrected the screen prompts in which the job separator item was not available if using die cut label stock.

20. Corrected the problem when printing pricing formats in which the dollar sign ($) is printed and displayed on the screen in half the size as it does when printing to printers such as Fargo or Zebra.

21. Corrected the problem with PE42 and Hercules 200 where the instructions and screen choices for the memory options were incorrect. The choices are now listed correctly as:

Standard Memory 512k
Extended Memory 1meg
Extended Memory 2meg
Extended Memory 4meg
22. Fixed the Sato problem where printing formats with $all and FMTNAME with an embedded graphic caused the graphic to print on subsequent formats where there should not have been a graphic.

23. Fixed the intersecting line problem and the 2-point polygon line problem (200/600/800 and Orion) for Datamax printers that support the XOR modes and polygon command.

24. Corrected the problems under Apollo where downloading a format to the memory card did not require a sentinel. Also corrected the problem of incrementing fields when storing a format to the memory card as “Printer Prompts”. Now the fields will increment correctly.

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Version 1.83

easy.exe: 3/20/96
Released: 3/27/96

New Printers: Sato CL612, Sato CL408

NOTES:

1. The version number now appears on the Main Menu screen at all times.

2. New fonts are supported on the two new Sato printers that were added as well as on the Sato CL608 and 8480s that have firmware 1E1010 and 2E1010 and above.

3. On the Gemini, if the user requests a presentation position of -15, the value is accepted.

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Version 1.82

easy.exe: 3/5/96
Released: 3/12/96

New Printers: Datamax PE42 (print and apply engine)

NOTES:

1. When multiple “when printed” fields are defined and the operator prompt contains a comma, the entire text for the prompt is displayed as one line on the screen. Previously, if the prompt line had a comma in it, the text for the prompt line was being displayed on two lines. The problem appeared in the “Prompt Number” directions box on the fields specification screen.

2. When using EASYLABEL’s DDE functions from within a Visual Basic program, the VB program can now print the requested EASYLABEL format file without returning the error. “Job 1 (starting at line1): Cannot read file c:subdirectoryformatname. Press ENTER to continue processing file or ESC to cancel. Previously, when using the VB program with the DDE functions, EASYLABEL was unable to open the format file and print it.

3. When using a serial number embedded in a database record and the FMTNAME function, the serial number now gets updated correctly when the field specification screen parameter “Update Database” is set to YES. Previously, if using the same type of database and the fields on the label did not have field names, the serial number in the database did not get updated.

4. Parallel printing on all printers (except Windows installed printer drivers) is now done using printing functions that write directly to the hardware. By changing the way jobs are sent to the parallel port, parallel printing under Windows 95 is much faster and the user does not need to configure the “Direct Print” option to NO.

5. When printing variable bar codes, a new “Justify” option appears. Users can print the bar codes as Left, Centered or Right Justified.

6. Specific to the Fargo Driver, labelpf0.dll:

Corrected a problem where graphics were not printing correctly on the Prodigy/T112 printer. Some graphics in some orientations printed all broken up.
Outline circles can now be printed on the printers that support the polygon command:
Wizard (with 2.0 firmware or higher)
Magic
Hercules 600
Hercules 800
Orion

7. Specific to the Datamax Driver, labelpd0.dll:

Corrected a problem in which “Print to File” would produce on “Out of Space” message in the print queue. EASYLABEL was using the default (minimum) printer memory when printing a format to a file even though the memory in the printer was upgraded to 2 or 5 meg to be able to print a large label to the printer.
Outline circles can now be printed on the printers that support the polygon command.
Hercules 600
Hercules 800
Hercules 200
Datamax PE42

The maximum heat setting allowed on the Hercules 200 is 30. Previously, the maximum value allowed was 20.

The heat setting for the Orion is now being sent correctly. Previously, any value over 20 was sent as 20.

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Version 1.81

easy.exe: 1/31/96
Released: 2/9/96

NOTES:

1. The following WYSIWYG problems on the RJS 260 have been corrected:

Text using Font E prints smaller than it did under version 1.7.
Text using Fonts H, J and L do not appear on the screen. This did not occur under version 1.7.
Text using Font K in stacked orientations does not match what is printed on the printer.
2. Cutter choices for all Fargo/Datamax/Tharo printers have been changed to the following:

For the T112, all cutter choices are still available.
For all other Tharo/Datamax printers, the cutter options are:
0 – No cutter installed
1 – Cutter installed

3. The Auto Submit function, when set to YES, now works correctly.
When a user enters variable data on the operator input screen, the print request screen is presented each time the user enters new data for the label. Previously, the user was only able to select the quantity of labels to print after the very first time the label data was entered.

4. The RAM Extension screen item on the printer specification screen for the Orion printer was removed. The Orion printer does not have RAM Extension cartridges. The Orion printer supports on-board memory upgrades and Flash memory module. Since EASYLABEL does not support Flash modules, the RAM Extension screen item was removed.

5. TrueType fields printed in orientations 2, 3, and 4 now print correctly on the Zebra printers. Previously, when printing fields in the above orientations, the field would print half the width as what was shown on the screen.

6. Lines that are .01″ thick now print as .02″ thick automatically on the Hercules 200/600/800 and the Orion printers. EASYLABEL uses the polygon command to print a line and these printers cannot print a line thickness smaller than this if the polygon command is used. This is a firmware problem.

7. When printing text fields that use a height magnification greater than or less than the width magnification value, the printer will print the text with the correct height and width magnifications. Previously, the text did not print as shown on the screen. EASYLABEL was sending the height magnification as the height. This problem appeared when the printer configured was the Hercules 600/800 (2+) or the Hercules 200.

8. Tharo’s Email and web address were added to the splash screen.

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Version 1.8

easy.exe: 1/5/96
Released: 1/10/96

New Printers: Tharo Hercules 200, Tharo Orion, Zebra 106s, Gemini

NOTES:

1. Added additional data checking option called “Fixed List of Values”

2. Added support for polygons on printers that support them.

3. Added Program Configuration options:

Tab on CR
Auto Submit
Save Data
4. Added support for Duplex Printing.

5. Added support for Field Fill for variable text fields.

6. Added selection list for database search keys.

7. Added a “Firmware Level” item for the printer configuration for Sato CL608 and 8400s.

8. Added enhancements to the Report functions.

9. Added a Weighted Mod 10 Check Digit for Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5 and Code 39.

10. Added the following sources of data for single line text fields:

X – External File
N – Name When Printed
I – Database Indirect
11. Added the following command file clauses:

eraserecords dbase=filename;
append dbase=filename inputfile=filename;
sort dbase=filename orderby=(fields);
cancel job=number;
cancel useprinter=number;
12. When printing a report to a file, any field designated as “do not include” are not printed to the file. Previously, if the field was designated as “do not include” the field would still get written to the file.

13. When selecting to print one record on a label, using an old DOS format, EASYLABEL correctly prints the record that was specified. Previously, all records would be printed.

14. You are now able to have more than 50 characters on the “Special Format” text string line.

15. It is now possible to run the setup program from the c: drive.

16. We now send the MOD 10 when printing an Interleaved 2 of 5 MOD 10 bar code to the Apollo.

17. Corrected the problem where the last line of a paragraph was losing its descenders when printing to a Sato 8440 or Sato 8450.

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Version 1.7

easy.exe: 8/29/95
Released: 9/5/95

New Printers: Windows Printers

NOTES:

1. Added Hexadecimal and Octal incrementation/decrementation.

2. Support for the Western Telematic CAS-81 8-way switch box.

3. Support for Windows Meta Files (.wmf) and Encapsulated PostScript Files (.eps).

4. Support for Print Modes when configured for a Zebra model printer. Tear-Off, Peel-Off, Rewind and Cutter.

5. Support for the RPS interpretation with checksum. This appears as an additional special formatting option when designing a text field.

6. Support for circles and ellipses on the DMX 400/Tharo Wizard (with firmware version 2.01 or higher).

7. Corrected a problem where check digits other than Code 39 Mod 43 could not be copied into a text field. The problem produced the error “Cannot Create Field” when “Copied” as the Source of Data, then selecting the check digit for the “Name of Copy Field” item.

8. Corrected a problem where check digits other than Code 39 Mod 43 are not encoded into a second bar code. The linked check digit does not appear in the HRI. When the bar code is scanned, the linked check digit does not appear as part of the data.

9. Removed the MOD 11 check digit selection from the list because it was the same as the MOD 11 DR check digit.

10. Corrected the problem where database memo fields would not completely print if the following criteria existed:
a. if the memo field data contained embedded blank lines
b. if the field used a TrueType font
c. if the printer was a Sato

11. Corrected a problem where upgrading from version 1.0 to 1.6 or .161 caused some graphics on some formats to get rotated 90 degrees.

12. Corrected a Print Date problem on the Apollo where special formatted date fields were causing an error on the printer.

13. Corrected a Print Date problem where time changed from AM to PM and the time designator was not rolling over at 12 NOON.

14. Corrected the problem where data fields with embedded slashes in a database field would appear as 9//99//9 instead of as 99/99/99.

15. Corrected a problem where the choices for “Reflective Sensor” were not displaying correctly based on the design printer selected.

16. Corrected a problem where the Operator Input Box was being displayed after the variable input boxes were filled and the user pressed enter.

17. Corrected a problem with embedded hex characters in a Code 128 symbology. Embedded hex characters were not correctly being encoded into the symbology.

18. Made a change to the minimum character width of TrueType text fields allowed for 300 dpi printers (Fargo and Sato).

19. Fixed a problem with cutting after each format when there were more than 1 format across the web on the Apollo.

20. Made a change to the darkness range on the Apollo because of a change in the firmware. (Was -5 to 5. Now: -10 to 10)

21. Corrected a problem in which formats having TrueType fields were originally created for lower dot density printers and then converted to higher dot density printers. The TrueType fields will now print the same size now with the dot density. This is within the same printer family.

22. Fixed a problem in which the display msg box was being repeated for successive command file jobs.

23. Inserted the STX K after a clear memory for the Fargo printers.

24. Corrected a problem with thin vertical lines on a Windows printer.

25. Made a modification to allow the Big Button Menu bar to display correctly under Windows 95.

26. Corrected a problem where some formats designed as “Landscape” printed as “Portrait” and vice versa.

27. Corrected a problem where $DEBUG was being initialized after the printer tasks. This defeated the purpose of sending queries to a Zebra.

28. Corrected a problem in which database search keys (using an ODBC driver) caused a “Syntax Error” message if the key contained a single quote.

29. Corrected a problem with PCX color pictures printing to a color printer.

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Version 1.61

easy.exe: 6/7/95
Released: 6/13/95

Printers: Tharo/Fargo, Zebra, Sato, HP LaserJet, CF1000, PostScript Laser, RJS, cab Apollo, Peer International PP-2020, Windows Printers

NOTES:

1. Added support for the memory card on the Apollo. This allows a user to store formats to the printer, then print the formats without a PC attached.

2. Added a 1/2″ roundup to the label height to get a vertical separation on the Apollo with die cut labels. This allows the printer to recognize if a label is missing.

3. Corrected a problem in which the wrong day of the week was being sent to the printer. This especially was causing problems on printers with front panel displays.

4. Corrected the reverse image picture problem on Windows printers.

5. Modified the status text that appears in the print queue. Now, a percentage is shown when downloading fonts or graphics.

6. Corrected a problem in which the reset command on the CF1000 was not being sent when an EASYLABEL session ended.

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Version 1.6

easy.exe: 4/17/95
Released: 4/24/95

New Printers: cab Apollo, Peer International PP-2020

NOTES:

1. Support for other Windows Printer Drivers

2. Support for color graphics and text on color printers.

3. Character formatting within a paragraph field

4. Support for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)

5. Slanted and circular arc text field orientations.

6. Create a circle, ellipse, shaded box or line field.

7. Add a special effect to a box, line, circle or ellipse field.

8. Flip a format 180 degrees.

9. Bar/Space adjustment of bar codes.

10. Selectable check digits.

11. Text formatting for a time stamp.

12. Support for PDF417 on Laser and Dot Matrix printers.

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Version 1.5

easy.exe: 9/11/94
Released: 10/26/94

New Printers: RJS

NOTES:

1. Support for .tif graphic files.

2. Stacked text field orientations when using TrueType fonts. Available choices are for all printers except for the RJS printer models.

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Version 1.4

easy.exe: 7/28/94
Released: 8/5/94

New Printers: PostScript Laser

NOTES:

1. Support for ODBC.

2. A BROWSE button was added to search directories when:
a. Adding, changing or erasing formats
b. Printing formats
c. Adding, changing or erasing database files
d. Adding pictures, paragraphs, serial files, or databases to a format
e. Writing a format to an output file

3. Filenames support International characters

4. The mouse cursor automatically “snaps” to the quit button when exiting from menus.

5. Added support for Code 128 A function codes FN1, FN2, FN3 and FN4

6. Command file keyword ” Testprint” was modified to allow the user to choose between 3 options: Cancel – to cancel command file processing, Test Print – to test print one format, or Print Batch – to proceed with the batch.

7. Modified the ability to change text fields from the Print Menu. The fields can only be changed if the user has format design access.

8. A new printer configuration screen item was added to allow printers to print jobs simultaneously. The Concurrent Access screen item allows multiple printers to print simultaneously instead of cycling from 1 printer to the next, if sharable or separate interrupts. If the serial port configuration of the PC is not known or if ports are not separate or sharable, then print jobs to multiple printers will cycle from 1 printer to the next.

9. A GPF related to a field length change and recreating the database structure was corrected.

10. Fixed the problem where International characters would not print if embedded in an external paragraph file.

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Version 1.3

easy.exe: 4/8/94
Released: 4/20/94

New Printers: HP LaserJet, CF1000

NOTES:

1. Cursor will always appear on the display screen when there is a label image displayed, even if no mouse is attached.

2. Text fields that have a Source of Data as “Fixed”, “When Printed”, or “Database”, can be changed from the Print Menu. For Database fields, the actual value is entered and changed, rather than the search key.

3. When entering variable database data, if the database keys are NOT ENTERED, EASYLABEL assumes that the user wants to print ALL records. (This is the same as typing in $ALL).

4. The options for selecting and printing records from a database are ALL, Range, Marked or Conditional.

5. Added support for Code 128 A control codes.

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Version 1.2

easy.exe: 12/19/93
Released: 12/23/93

New Printers: Sato

NOTES:

1. Line spacing for a paragraph field
Allows you to adjust the space between lines of text in a paragraph for easier control of field geography.

2. Full justify for a paragraph field
Provides the user with the ability to format a paragraph to have crisp left and right edges. Not yet available for: TrueType fonts on the Fargo-Datamax printer, TrueType and Scalable fonts on the Zebra printers.

3. Bidirectional Communications
Supports the cancel command from the printer. Allows the user to cancel a job that has already sent to the printer. (For Sato Printers Only).

Known bugs:

1. Print Date does not print correct date when Internal Scalable fonts are used and special formatting is Short Date, Long Date or Julian Date.

2. The “&” character showing as an “_” character on the screen.

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Version 1.1

easy.exe: 9/7/93
Released: 9/27/93

New Printers: Zebra

NOTES:

1. Erase All Records
Allows the user to erase all records in the database while maintaining the structure of the database.

2. Print to File
Allows the user to send a format to a text file.

3. PDF417 and Code 49
Added to the Zebra driver.

4. Copy as a Source of Data for a Paragraph Field

Known Bugs:

1. Serialized Bar Codes
A serialized bar code with interpretation will update the Serial File and will print serialized bar codes properly. However, while in the “Print” menu, the screen interpretation will not immediately update to the next available serial number until you exit the “Print” menu.

2. Outputting to a Serial Port
If EASYLABEL is configured for multiple printers, on serial ports, the following problems exist:

a.) If the mouse shares an IRQ with a printer, the mouse will lock until EASYLABEL is terminated.
b.) A second job may not immediately print to an alternate or second printer.

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Version 1.0 (First Windows Release)

easy.exe: 7/2/93
Released: 7/20/93

Printers: Tharo/Fargo

NOTES:

Known bugs:

1. When linking special formatted date fields, the link field does not reflect the special formatting of the fields. The link field always remains as mm/dd/yy.

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Sentinels

Sentinels

The chart below shows the available sentinel keys and on which software packages they can be used:

ColorGreenRed & WhiteWhite/BeigeWhite/BeigeWhite/BeigeRed
Sentinel Model4BXRBASIC46734307Sentinel LM4BWM
EL32 Network & EL4 Multi-Usern/an/an/an/aFULLn/a
EL32 & EL4 Terminal Servern/an/an/aFULLn/an/a
EL32 & EL4 PlatinumPrint Onlyn/aFULLFULLn/aSee Note∗
EL32 Express & EL4 GoldFULLn/aFULLFULLn/aSee Note∗
EL32 Basic & EL4 Silvern/aFULLFULLFULLn/aSee Note∗
EL WIN16Print Onlyn/aFULLFULLn/aSee Note∗
EL Express WIN16FULLn/aFULLFULLn/aSee Note∗
EL DOSPrint Onlyn/aFULLFULLn/aFULL

∗With the exception of the Network and Terminal Server versions, the following printers can be used with the RED sentinel (4BWM) with FULL functionality :

Tharo/cab Apollo 3
Tharo/cab Apollo 4
Gemini
Datamax Allegro
Datamax DMX400
Tharo Freedom
Tharo Wizard
Zebra Stripe 300
Any Windows Driver

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