Creating a New Label Template

How to: Create a new label template.

Environment: Comsense Enterprise

In this article:

  1. Understanding Label Templates
  2. Accessing Label Templates
  3. Filling In Label Template Fields
  4. Filling In Page & Label Size 
    1. Page Width Requirements
    2. Page Height Requirements

Understanding Label Templates

All label templates read the same information and have the same layout for label information. Creating new label templates allows you to create different label sizes and establish the number of labels per page. The three types of labels are:

  • Opening Product
  • Carton
  • Container

Accessing Label Template

Enterprise > Reports > Label Template

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Enterprise Navigation menu; shows the location of Reports and Label Template.
Image 1: Enterprise Left-Hand Navigation Menu

Filling In Label Template Fields

Create a new label template by filling in the fillable line item at the bottom of the window. For each label type you must use the corresponding file name and category found in Table 1.

Table 1: Label Type Field Requirements
Label Type File Name Category
Opening Product OpeningProductLabelVersion1.xaml OpeningProduct
Carton ShipmentCartonLabelVersion1.xaml ShippingCarton
Container ShipmentContainerLabelVersion1.xaml ShippingContainer
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Label Template window; shows the File Name and Category field.
Image 2: Opening Product File Name & Category

Filling In Page & Label Size

While customizing the page and label size, pay close attention to the measurements. The sizing of labels and spacing must equal the page size. After creating a new label template, Click Save & Close.

If the sizes do not fit on the page, you cannot save the label template and the line item error says "Page Width must equal Left Margin + Right Margin + (Number Of Columns * Label Width) + ((Number Of Columns - 1) * Column Spacing). Page Height must equal Top Margin + Bottom Margin + (Number Of Rows * Label Height) + ((Number Of Rows - 1) * Row Spacing)."

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Label Templates window; shows the error message for the new line item.
Image 3: Line Item Error

Page Width Requirements

Page Width = Left Margin + Right Margin + (Number of Columns x Label Width) + ((Number of Columns - 1) x Column Spacing)

e.g.  Left Margin: .250 Right Margin: .250 Columns/Pg: 2 Label Width: 3.9375 Column Spacing: 0.125

Page Width = .250 + .250 + (2 x 3.9375) + ((2 - 1) x 0.125)

Page Width = .250 + .250 + 7.875 + 0.125

Page Width = 8.5

Page Height Requirements

Page Height = Top Margin + Bottom Margin + (Number of Rows x Label Height) + ((Number of Rows - 1) x Row Spacing)

e.g. Top Margin: .250 Bottom Margin: .250 Rows/Pg:Label Height: 1.1375 Row Spacing: .2

Page Height = .250 + .250 + (8 x 1.1375) + ((8 - 1) x .2)

Page Height = .250 + .250 + 9.1 + 1.4

Page Height = 11

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