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 ====== Label Printing (Continuous Roll) ====== ====== Label Printing (Continuous Roll) ======
  
-Spine or spine/pocket labels can be printed either directly from Evergreen to a continuous feed label printer, directly to a laser printer using sheets of labels, or by exporting data to a third party program. 
  
-Spine and pocket label printing from Evergreen is functional on both Chrome and Firefoxbut there are several unresolved issues surrounding label printing and Hatch.+**Continuous feed printers** use label stock that is a continuous formconnected by a perforated edge.
  
-<note warning>At this time, we do not recommend you use Hatch for printing if you are printing labels.</note> 
  
-Once you set up a spine label print template(s) that suits your label stock and printing needs, be sure to Export the template(s) to a backup location in case you ever need to restore it. Be sure to keep the exported templates up to date.+===== Creating label stock =====
  
-Spine and pocket labels can be printed from several places in Evergreen, depending on the needs of your workflowSee **[[cat:labelprinting-continuous#open_the_label_printing_interface|Open the label printing interface]]** for the areas where you can access printing labels.+Unlike the common 8.5x11 laser printer paper, continuous roll label stock is often a custom size. For your printer to understand how big that individual label is, you need to define its size. To do this, you will need to create a custom paper size.
  
 +**In Windows**
 +  - Click the Windows Start button
 +  - Click **Control Panel**
 +  - Choose **Devices and Printers**
 +  - Right-click on your label printer
 +  - Select **Printing Preferences**
  
-**Continuous feed printers** use label stock that is a continuous formconnected by a perforated edge.+From here, each model of label printer will have its own drivers and interfaceso the configuration screens will vary.
  
- 
-===== Printer Settings ===== 
- 
-Open up your label printer's preferences (in Windows, go to Devices and Printers, then right-click on the printer name and select Printing Preferences). Each variety of label printer has its own printer drivers, so the configuration screen will vary. 
- 
-===== Creating label stock ===== 
  
 **Example: TSC TPP-247** **Example: TSC TPP-247**
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 ==== Call Numbers Tab ==== ==== Call Numbers Tab ====
  
-Use this section to finely control how each spine label prints. For example, if you have a long call number with a skinny book, you may make changes to the display to adjust that individual spine label without affecting other spine labels. There is currently no way to edit information in the pocket label at this point.+Use this section to finely control how each spine label prints. For example, if you have a long call number with a skinny book, you may make changes to the display to adjust that individual spine label without affecting other spine labels. There is currently no way to directly edit information in the pocket label.
  
 Any changes you make on this tab are not saved to your template; they are on the fly changes. Any changes you make on this tab are not saved to your template; they are on the fly changes.
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 Use this section to define the size, spacing, and fonts of your spine/pocket labels. Some fields are optional and there to provide additional spacing and font control only if needed. Use this section to define the size, spacing, and fonts of your spine/pocket labels. Some fields are optional and there to provide additional spacing and font control only if needed.
  
-When entering sizes, you may use millimeters (mm), centimeters (cm), or inches (in). For example: 3mm or 0.5in. Zeros must be input before decimals: 0.5in not .5in, for example. 
  
 **Print Feed Option:** Continuous **Print Feed Option:** Continuous
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 +<note>You may want to start with 0 margins and increase by a few millimeters at a time.</note>
  
-  * **Print Grid Size:** This setting is dependent on the number of columns in your label stock. If your stock has one column for a spine label, the setting will be one; if two, then the setting is two. For printing a pair of spine and pocket labels, 2 columns.<fc #ff0000>*</fc> +**Print Grid Size:** <fc #ff0000>//(required)//</fc> The number of columns on your label stock. If your stock has one column for a spine label, the setting will be one; if two, then the setting is two. For printing a pair of spine and pocket labels, 2 columns.
-  * **Gap Between Rows:** The amount of vertical space between one row and the next. Generally, between one horizontal label and the next.<fc #ff0000>*</fc>+
  
-**Font & Label Settings**+**Gap Between Rows:** <fc #ff0000>//(required)//</fc> The amount of vertical space between one row and the next. Generally, between one horizontal label and the next.
  
-  * **Item Print Label Font Family:** If this is not filled in with a font name, the default will be Monospace. Use a font name or style supported by your printer and as it is used in CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). For example: Arial. +----
-  * **Item Print Label Font Size:** This does not have to be filled in, but if you do wish to modify the font then use CSS-friendly language. For example: 10pt +
-  * **Item Print Label Font Weight:** This does not have to be filled in, but if you want the font to be bold, then enter: bold +
-  * **Item Print Label Inline CSS:** Most users will leave this blank. However, it allows you to inject arbitrary CSS into the item print label template. (You can also edit the CSS in the print label template directly.) +
-  * **Item Print Label Call Number Wrap Filter Height:** How many lines can be printed on the spine label.<fc #ff0000>*</fc> +
-  * **Item Print Label Call Number Wrap Filter Width:** How many characters can be printed on the spine label before forcing the number to wrap.<fc #ff0000>*</fc> +
-  * **Item Print Label - Left Margin for Spine Label:** How much space to insert between the left side of the spine label and the beginning of the text based on your stock. You may need to adjust this for proper spacing.<fc #ff0000>*</fc> +
-  * **Item Print Label - Left Margin for Pocket Label**: How much space to insert between the left side of the pocket label and the beginning of the text. You may need to adjust this for proper spacing.<fc #ff0000>♦</fc> +
-  * **Item Print Label - Height for Spine Label**: Overall height of the spine label. <fc #ff0000>*</fc> +
-  * **Item Print Label - Width of the Spine Label:** Overall width of the spine label. <fc #ff0000>*</fc> +
-  * **Item Print Label - Height for Pocket Label:** Overall height of the pocket label. <fc #ff0000>♦</fc> +
-  * **Item Print Label - Width of the Pocket Label:** Overall width of the pocket label.<fc #ff0000>♦</fc>+
  
-{{tablelayout?rowsHeaderSource=Auto&colwidth="214px,347px"&float=center}} +<fc #6495ed>**Font Label Settings**</fc> 
-<fc #ff0000>Required</fc>  <fc #ff0000>♦ Required if using pocket labels</fc>  ^+ 
 +**Item Print Label Font Family:** <fc #6495ed>//(optional)//</fc> Defaults to Monospace. Other known supported fonts: 
 +  * Arial 
 +  * Arial Black 
 +  * Comic Sans MS 
 +  * Courier 
 +  * Courier New 
 +  * Garamond 
 +  * Georgia 
 +  * Helvetica 
 +  * Impact 
 +  * Times New Roman 
 +  * Trebuchet MS 
 +  * Verdana 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label Font Size:** <fc #6495ed>//(optional)//</fc> Defaults to 10pt. If modifiedshould use "pt" after number. (Example: 10pt) 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label Font Weight:** <fc #6495ed>//(optional)//</fc> Defaults to normal. Options: bold, italic 
 +  
 +**Item Print Label - Inline CSS:** <fc #6495ed>//(optional)//</fc> Allows you to inject arbitrary CSS into the item print label template. You can also edit the CSS directly on the Label Template tab. 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label - Call Number Wrap Filter Height:** <fc #ff0000>//(required)//</fc> How many lines can be printed on the spine label  
 + 
 +**Item Print Label - Call Number Wrap Filter Width:** <fc #ff0000>//(required)//</fc> How many characters can be printed on the spine label before forcing the number to wrap 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label - Left Margin for Spine Label:** <fc #ff0000>//(required)//</fc> How much space to insert between the left side of the spine label and the beginning of the text. You may need to adjust this for proper spacing. 
 + 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label - Left Margin for Pocket Label:** <fc #ff0000>//(required for pocket labels)//</fc> How much space to insert between the left side of the pocket label and the beginning of the text. You may need to adjust this for proper spacing. 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label - Height for Spine Label:** <fc #ff0000>//(required)//</fc> Overall height of the spine label 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label - Width of the Spine Label:** <fc #ff0000>//(required)//</fc> Overall width of the spine label 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label - Height for Pocket Label:** <fc #ff0000>//(required for pocket labels)//</fc> Overall height of the pocket label 
 + 
 +**Item Print Label - Width of the Pocket Label:** <fc #ff0000>//(required for pocket labels)//</fc> Overall width of the pocket label
  
  
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-__//**Save your work before you proceed.**//__+<note warning>**Save your work before you proceed.**</note> 
 + 
 +==== Label Template Tab ====
  
 +If you need to control the actual content that appears on the pocket label, or if you need to make extra changes to the CSS, you may do it on this tab. 
  
-**Label Template Tab**+Be sure to complete filling out the Settings tab and Save your work before editing the Label Template tab. 
  
-If you need to control the actual content that appears on the pocket label, or if you need to make extra changes to the CSSyou may do it on this tabBe sure to complete filling out the Settings tab and Save your work before editing the Label Template tab+To add fields to the pocket label, scroll to the bottom section of the Label Template tab. You will see the code that has been generated for the label layout you have defined. You may add additional fields in this section, change the order of the fields, or modify how the fields wrap. The highlighted area below shows the area you may edit to add or modify fields. Be careful not to modify the rest of the code on the pageor it can break your template(If this happens, click Default to reset the template to default settings and start over.)
  
-To add fields to the pocket label, scroll to the bottom section of the Label Template tab. You will see the code that has been generated for the label layout you have defined. You may add additional fields in this section, change the order of the fields, or modify how the fields wrap+{{ :cat:spine-label-editing-fields.jpg?600 |}}
  
 If you do not understand the HTML and CSS that is shown, export the template you have to an external file, then attach it to a [[https://help.georgialibraries.org|Help Desk]] ticket along with what you are trying to do, and the PINES staff will assist you.  If you do not understand the HTML and CSS that is shown, export the template you have to an external file, then attach it to a [[https://help.georgialibraries.org|Help Desk]] ticket along with what you are trying to do, and the PINES staff will assist you. 
  
  
-**Common Fields to Add or Modify:**+=== Common Fields to Add or Modify ===
  
-  * Library Policy (Short) Name: <nowiki>{{col.c ? col.c['call_number.owning_lib.shortname': ''}}</nowiki> +**Library Policy (Short) Name:** <nowiki>{{col.c ? col.c['call_number.owning_lib.shortname'] : ''}}</nowiki>
-  * Shelving Location: <nowiki>{{col.c ? col.c['location.name'] : ''}}</nowiki> +
-  * Publication Date: <nowiki>{{col.c ? col.c['call_number.record.simple_record.pubdate'] : ''}}</nowiki> +
-  * Title (limited to 30 characters): <nowiki>{{col.c ? (get_bib_for(col.c).title | limitTo:30) : ''}}</nowiki>+
  
-<note tip>[[:cat:spine-label-fields|Click here for a list of all available fields]]</note>+**Shelving Location:** <nowiki>{{col.c ? col.c['location.name'''}}</nowiki>
  
-You can add multiple fields to one line with spaces in between the fieldsFor example, if you want to add the library's policy name after the barcode, enter it as such+**Publication Date:** <nowiki>{{col.c ? col.c['call_number.record.simple_record.pubdate'] : ''}}</nowiki>
  
-{{ :cat:cont_feed_5.png?600 |}}+**Title (limited to 30 characters):** <nowiki>{{col.(get_bib_for(col.c).title limitTo:30) : ''}}</nowiki>
  
-==== Importing and Exporting Templates ====+**Author (limited to 30 characters):** <nowiki>{{col.c ? (get_bib_for(col.c).author | limitTo:30) : ''}}</nowiki>
  
 +**Price:** <nowiki>{{col.c ? col.c['price'] : '' | currency}}</nowiki>
  
-After you create your template(s), it is good idea to save a backup copy of it in case you need to switch computers or in case you lose your current settings. You may also want to share your templates with other staff. If you have multiple templates, they will export as one file; there is no need to export each template individually.+<note tip>[[:cat:spine-label-fields-2|Click here for list of all available fields]]</note>
  
-  - Click the Export button. +You can add multiple fields to one line with spaces in between the fieldsFor example, if you want to add the library's policy name after the barcodeenter it as
-  - Save it to the location of your choosing. +
-  - You may change the name of the filebut do not change the file extension.+
  
-To load saved templates, click Import and select the template file. Templates with the same name will automatically overwrite existing templates. Templates with different names will be added to the workstations existing templates.+{{ :cat:cont_feed_5.png?600 |}}
  
-==== Text Rotation for Skinny Spine Labels ====+As long as you **exactly** paste in the given code for a field (like shelving location or title), the fields will be arranged on the pocket label exactly as you place them in the Label Template tab. 
 + 
 +For example, if you enter the code for Title, add 5 spaces, and then the code for shelving location on the same line, on your pocket label it will have the Title, 5 spaces, and then the shelving location. See below: 
 + 
 +{{:cat:pasted:20190219-200410.png}}  {{:cat:pasted:20190219-200310.png}} 
 + 
 +=== Text Rotation for Skinny Spine Labels ===
  
 Several libraries have requested the ability to print the spine labels sideways to be able to print more characters in one row on a single spine label for thinner spines. To do this requires editing the code on the Label Template tab and adjusting the settings for call number wrapping.  Several libraries have requested the ability to print the spine labels sideways to be able to print more characters in one row on a single spine label for thinner spines. To do this requires editing the code on the Label Template tab and adjusting the settings for call number wrapping. 
  
-1Look for this section towards the bottom of the page:+1.Look for this section towards the bottom of the page:
  
-<nowiki><pre class="{{col.cls}}" style="border: none; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 0; overflow: hidden;" ng-if="col.cls === 'spine'"> +**<nowiki><pre class="{{col.cls}}" style="border: none; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 0; overflow: hidden;" ng-if="col.cls === 'spine'"> 
-{{col.c ? get_cn_for(col.c) : ''}}</pre></nowiki>+{{col.c ? get_cn_for(col.c) : ''}}</pre></nowiki>**
  
 And replace it with this: And replace it with this:
  
-<nowiki><pre class="{{col.cls}}" style="border: none; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px; overflow: hidden;" ng-if="col.cls === 'spine'"><div style="transform:rotate(90deg);margin-top:35px;"> +**<nowiki><pre class="{{col.cls}}" style="border: none; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px; overflow: hidden;" ng-if="col.cls === 'spine'"><div style="transform:rotate(90deg);margin-top:35px;"> 
-{{col.c ? get_cn_for(col.c) : ''}}</div></pre></nowiki>+{{col.c ? get_cn_for(col.c) : ''}}</div></pre></nowiki>**
  
 +2. Go to the Setting tab and change the "Item Print Label - Call Number Wrap Filter Height" to 1 (for one line)
 +
 +3. Change the "Item Print Label Call Number Wrap Filter Width" to at least 15 (or however many characters can print on the one line). 
 +
 +=== Moving the Call Number Down on the Spine Label ===
 +
 +You can use the 'Item Print Label - Inline CSS Field' to fine-tune some of the settings. For example, if you want your spine labels to start partway down the label rather than at the top of the label, you can add this text into the Inline CSS field:
 +
 +<nowiki>.spine{padding-top:30px}</nowiki>
 +
 +=== Different Font Size for Spine and Pocket Labels ===
 +
 +You can make the spine label have a different font-size from the pocket label by setting the regular font size using 'Item Print Label Font Size' and then using the 'Item Print Label - Inline CSS Field' like this (where 14pt is the desired font size):
 +
 +<nowiki>.spine{font-size:14pt;}</nowiki>
 +
 +===== Importing and Exporting Templates =====
 +
 +
 +After you create your template(s), it is a good idea to save a backup copy of it in case you need to switch computers or in case you lose your current settings. You may also want to share your templates with other staff. If you have multiple templates, they will export as one file; there is no need to export each template individually.
 +
 +  - Click the Export button.
 +  - Save it to the location of your choosing.
 +  - You may change the name of the file, but do not change the file extension.
 +
 +To load saved templates, click Import and select the template file. Templates with the same name will automatically overwrite existing templates. Templates with different names will be added to the workstations existing templates.
  
  
-2) Go to the Setting tab and change the "Item Print Label - Call Number Wrap Filter Height" to 1 (for one line) and change the "Item Print Label Call Number Wrap Filter Width" to at least 15 (or however many characters can print on the one line).  
  
 ===== Printing to a Third Party Program ===== ===== Printing to a Third Party Program =====
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