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  • 1. Check our software tip
    How to create a new label.pdf


    2. Solving printing problems:
    In most cases, problems are solved by checking whether the spools are firmly pressed against the label roll:
      
  • Sharing
    • Sharing LabelWriter on a Windows 2000 network (D010006)

      SUMMARY
      A. Connecting the LabelWriter
      B. Configuring the LabelWriter as a network printer
      C. How to print from another PC to the LabelWriter
      D. General tips on sharing the labelWriter as a network printer.

      DETAILED INFORMATION
      Important: to successfully install the DYMO LabelWriter, the accompanying software and the necessary drivers, you will need to have sufficient access rights (e.g. administrator rights) on this network. Since each network configuration is unique we advise you to check this with the network administrator prior to installing the software.


      A. Connecting the LabelWriter


      Connect the LabelWriter to the PC on a free COM or USB port and make sure the power is turned on.

      Complete the installation procedure for the software.
      The software will also install and detect the LabelWriter.
      The LabelWriter will be installed locally, on your PC only.



      B. Configuring the LabelWriter as a network printer

      To configure the LabelWriter as a network printer
      On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Printers.
      The Printers dialog box is displayed.

      Right-click on the LabelWriter icon and click on Sharing.
      The Properties dialog box is displayed.

      Select the Shared check box and fill in a name in the Share Name box.

      Click the Security Tab.

      Click Add to add the persons you want give access to your LabelWriter printer. When the names have been selected, click Add and click OK.

      Click OK.
      The LabelWriter printer is now shared as a network printer.



      C. How to print from other PC's to the LabelWriter

      Important:
      If the DYMO LabelWriter Software will also be installed on this PC, you should click Cancel when the Program will now install the Printer Drivers pop-up window appears during the installation of the software.
      To print to a shared LabelWriter, you should add the LabelWriter printer driver as follows:
      On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Printers.
      The Printers window is displayed.

      Double-click the Add Printer icon.
      The Add Printer Wizard is started.

      Click Next.

      Select Network printer and click Next.

      Enter the Network path or queue name or browse to destination path, then click OK and click Next.

      Click Finish.
      The printer is installed and a printer icon is added to the Printers window.


      Tip:
      To see if the installation was successful, Right-click the LabelWriter icon and select Properties... in the shortcut menu.

      On the General tab, click Print Test Page.

    • Sharing LabelWriter on a Windows XP network (D030006)

      SUMMARY
      A. Connecting the LabelWriter
      B. Configuring the LabelWriter as a network printer
      C. How to print from another PC to the LabelWriter
      D. General tips on sharing the labelWriter as a network printer.

      DETAILED INFORMATION
      Important:
      to successfully install the DYMO LabelWriter, the accompanying software and the necessary drivers, you will need to have sufficient access rights (e.g. administrator rights) on this network. Since each network configuration is unique we advise you to check this with the network administrator prior to installing the software.


      A. Connecting the LabelWriter


      1. Connect the LabelWriter to the PC on a free COM or USB port and make sure the power is turned on.

      2. Complete the installation procedure for the software.
      The software will also install and detect the LabelWriter.
      The LabelWriter will be installed locally, on your PC only.



      B. Configuring the LabelWriter as a network printer

      To configure the LabelWriter as a network printer
      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, then click Printers and Faxes.
      The Printers dialog box is displayed.

      2. Right-click on the LabelWriter icon and click on Sharing.
      The Properties dialog box is displayed.

      3. Select the Share this printer check box and fill in a name in the Share Name box.

      4. Click OK.
      The LabelWriter printer is now shared as a network printer.



      C. How to print from other PC's to the LabelWriter

      Important:
      If the DYMO LabelWriter Software will also be installed on this PC, you should click Cancel when the Program will now install the Printer Drivers pop-up window appears during the installation of the software.

      Possibility 1:
      To print from Dymo Label Software: install DLS and choose the LabelWriter printer as network printer:

      1. Insert the CD-Rom with Dymo Label Software. Choose your language and follow the instructions.
      2. Accept the sofware license agreement.
      3. The message is displayed "Close other applications". Click Next.
      4. Choose a Destination directory (Default "C:\Program Files\DYMO Label"). Click Next.
      5. The message "Ready to install" is displayed, click Next.
      6. Select Network (LAN) as connection type and click Next.
      7. Select Printer type (e.g. Dymo LabelWriter Duo Label) and click Next.
      8. Select Networked printer by browsing in the list of shared printers and click Next.
      9. The message "Installation completed" is displayed. Click Finish.
      The printer is installed and a LabelWriter icon is added to the Printers window.

      Possibility 2:
      To print from non-Dymo Label Software programmes to a shared LabelWriter, you should add the LabelWriter printer driver as follows:

      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Printers and Faxes.
      The Printers window is displayed.
      2. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
      The Add Printer Wizard is started.
      3. Click Next.
      4. Select Network printer and click Next.
      5. Select Connect to this printer (or browse to ...) and click Next.
      6. Enter the Network path or queue name or browse to destination path, then click OK, click Yes and click Next.
      7. Click Finish.
      The printer is installed and a LabelWriter icon is added to the Printers window.

      Tip:
      To see if the installation was successful,


      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Printers and Faxes.
      2. Right-click the LabelWriter icon and select Properties... in the shortcut menu.
      3. On the General tab, click Print Test Page.


      D. General tips on sharing the LabelWriter as a network printer.
      1. Can the LabelWriter be installed and viewed as a 'normal' printer?
      Yes, the LabelWriter behaves as a common printer.

      2. Is there a maximum number of workstations/users that can use the printer simultaneously?
      No, there is not.

    • Sharing the LabelWriter via an HP175x Ethernet USB print server (D020011)

      Remarks:

      1. Currently, only the DYMO EL Turbo USB, DYMO LabelWriter 330 Turbo, 400, 400 Turbo and Twin Turbo are known to work only with HP 175x Ethernet USB print server.
      DYMO has no knowledge about successfully connecting the LabelWriter 310, 320 or Duo to this print server.
      To connect successfully:

      - Any DYMO EL Turbo with serial number before 17-0064317 will need the flash upgrade 'flash EL Turbo.exe'
      - Any DYMO LabelWriter 330Turbo with serial number starting with 90793 will need the flash upgrade 'flash 90793v0E.exe'
      - Any DYMO LabelWriter 330Turbo with serial number starting with 90884 does not need a flash upgrade.
      - LabelWriter 400, 400 Turbo and Twin Turbo do not need a flash upgrade.
      All other models should be shared using Microsoft’s printer and file sharing utilities.


      2. Only the DYMO LabelWriter Software version 6.0 or higher is compatible with the HP 175x Ethernet USB print server.


      Procedure:
      Below is a procedure to connect the LabelWriter to this HP print server.
      This procedure has been tested successfully with Microsoft Win98 and Win2000 clients and requires the use of Windows TCP/IP.
      There is no reason to expect any problem using Windows XP.
      Windows 95 or Windows NT are not supported.
      There is no requirement for use of any Microsoft server support.
      This procedure works fine in NetWare only networks.


      There are four general steps in doing this installation:
      1. Creating the printer port using the HP Print Server install software
      2. Creating the printer with DYMO software.
      3. Installing the DYMO application software
      4. Connecting the printer to the printer port at the printer page.

      Note: Setting up the printer port software on a server and copying the DYMO CD to the network also can eliminate some steps below.

      Installing the DYMO LabelWriter Software

      1. Start the DYMO Label Software installation
      2. Press Next on the Welcome screen
      3. Enter the destination for the DYMO Label Software files and press Next
      4. Select Install Database Connectivity Add-in and click Next
      5. Select Serial (COM) Port as the printer’s connection type
      6. When the message appears to install the driver, click OK (make sure no other DYMO LabelWriter is connected to your PC)
      7.A message appears saying that the LabelWriter is not found, click Cancel
      8. Click Yes on the following message to select the printer and the port manually.
      9. Select your DYMO LabelWriter from the list and continue
      10. Click OK
      11. Click Finish


      At this point, make sure the LabelWriter is connected to the printserver and the printserver to the network.

      Install the DYMO LabelWriter through the print server installation 1. Start the installation program of the HP jetdirect 175x
      2. Click Install
      3. Select Wired and click Next
      4. Click Next
      5. Select Specify a printer by address
      6. Select IP address and enter the print server's IP address
      7. Click Next
      8. Select Configure your own network settings
      9. Click Next
      10. Select a communication mode for the DYMO LabelWriter and specify the required settings
      11. Click Next
      12. Choose Select a driver from a list of drivers this PC knows about
      13. Select Show only currently installed drivers and select your DYMO LabelWriter
      14. Instead of DYMO00... rename it to DYMO LabelWriter on print server
      15. Click Next
      16. Click Next
      17. Verify the printer information and click Install
      18. Click Finish
      19. Exit all installation programs
      20. In the printers folders, delete all DYMO drivers, except the one named 'DYMO LabelWriter on print server'

    • Sharing the LabelWriter via a Silex print server (D020011)

      Important: Only model 93029 (310), 93031 (320) and 93033 (330 Turbo) and 93593, 93491, 93490 (400, 400 Turbo, Twin or Duo) are tested with these silex print servers. Others might also work, but are not tested.

      For all of those Dymo Label Writers Silex recommends SX-2000WG, SX-2000U2 or SX-1000U for Windows 2000, XP, Windows Server 2003 and Mac OS 10.2.7 or higher:

      Differences:
      SX-1000U: USB 1.1/2.0 FullSpeed, 10/100Mbit Ethernet Interface.
      SX-2000U2: USB 2.0 HiSpeed , 10/100Mbit Ethernet interface.
      SX-2000WG: USB 2.0 HiSpeed, 10/100Mbit Ethernet and 802.11g 54Mbit WLAN interface. (either wired or wireless usable at one time).

      For other operating systems we recommend:
      SX-5000U2 (4 port USB 2.0 HiSpeed, 10/100Mbit Ethernet) SX-3700WB (1 port USB 1.1, 802.11b 11Mbit WLAN)

      A detailed step by step guide is hereby provided by Silex.
      DYMO provides this info purely as informational.

      For further info or support on this matter, contact:
      silex technology europe GmbH
      support@silexeurope.com
      http://www.silexeurope.com
      Tel: +49 (0)2159-675022

      Information where to buy Silex products is available on this page:


      English step by step guide

    • Sharing a USB connected LabelWriter on a Macintosh OS X platform (D030021)

      Note: If you are sharing your LabelWriter on a Mac network you need to be running OS 10.1 or higher on all the computers (both local and remote).

      Below are the steps you need to take in order to make your LabelWriter a shared device on your Mac network. These steps must be preformed on both the local and remote computer(s).

      1. Go to Apple > System Preferences > Sharing

      2. Turn Personal File Sharing On

      3. Turn Printer Sharing On

      4. Close System Preferences

      5. Go to Applications > Utilities > Printer Center

      6. Open the Printer Center and your LabelWriter should be there



      Note: If you can see the printer but you can not print to it then there may be an issue with the type of network that you have set up. Certain DNS configurations may prevent this issue from occuring.

      To resolve this issue follow the below steps:

      1. Go to Apple > Location > Network Preferences

      2. In the Search Domain window type local

      3. Click Apply Now



      LabelWriter 400, 400 Turbo, Twin Turbo and LabelWriter 3xx TrinityII can also be connected via Airport.

      1. Connect the USB printer to the Airport Base Station with the USB cable

      2. Open Print Center and press 'Add'

      3. In the dropdown select 'Rendezvous'

      4. Select your printer and press 'Add'

    • Can the DYMO Address Book be shared with other users? (D030046)

      Yes, it can.
      The DYMO Address Book may be located anywhere on a network.
      Anyone with read/write permission to the Address Book, can access it from DYMO Label Software.

      Important note:
      The Address Book cannot be shared simultaneously among multiple users, regardless of access rights.
      It is one at a time.

      If it is necessary for multiple users to be able to access the same list of addresses data, each user will need to have a local copy of the data that only they access.

    • Sharing the LabelWriter via another USB print server (D020011)

      Sharing the LabelWriter via another USB print server.

      USB Print servers allow USB compatible devices to be shared across an Ethernet based network. The following models have been tested to work properly with the LabelWriter 400, LabelWriter 400 Turbo and LabelWriter Twin Turbo:

      Windows Operating System


      - NETGEAR USB Mini Print Server (Model Number: PS121)
      - Linksys Wireless &ndash G  (Model Number:  WPS54G)
      - IOGEAR print server (Model Number:  GPSRO1U)
      - Airport Extreme Base Station (Model number: A1034)
      - Airport Express (Model number: A1088)
      - HP Jet Direct 175 X


      Macintosh Operating System


      - Airport Extreme Base Station (Model number: A1034)
      - Airport Express (Model number: A1088)
      DYMO does not provide further support for these print servers. However, we can confirm that the DYMO LabelWriters work the same as any other printer and require no special configuration of the print servers. Simply follow the instructions for your USB Print Server as provided by the USB Print Server manufacturer.

      More information:


      How to setup an Airport Extreme/Airport Express Base Station for use in Windows?

      1. Make sure the printer is recognized by the base station. (The printer will appear in the Airport Admin Utility if it is recognized).
      2. Select 'Add a new printer' in Windows -> Start -> Settings -> Printers and Faxes
      3. Select 'Local Printer'
      4. Choose 'Create a new port' and 'Standard TCP/IP Port'
      5. For the printer IP address enter 10.0.1.1.
      6. Select  as a device type either the:
      - "Hewlet Packard Jet Direct" or
      - "Generic network card"
      7. Select the DYMO printer then complete install

      How to verify the firmware version?

      Download this utility: ftp://ftp.dymo.com/Printer%20Updates/Trinity%20II+%20printers/UsbGetVer.EXE

    • Sharing the LabelWriter via a Terminal Server. (D060007)

      Solution:

      DYMO has not tested this, therefore we have no experience with Terminal Server systems and don’t support it.
      However, we can provide some further information:

      1. To allow client access to Server Printers, the “automatic printer redirection” feature must be enabled on the server (enabled by default). (see this article for more details: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/tsprint.mspx ). The server must be configured to give clients access permission to the printers.

      2. To allow printing on Client Printers, following these steps: a. Install Printer Drivers on the Server: Client Printers will only work when the printer drivers are installed on the Terminal Server. b.Configure the Terminal Server to Connect Client Printers: after the printer drivers are installed, you need to configure your Terminal Server to connect clients’ printers when their terminal service sessions are started (see this article for more details: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/32e7017f-7e3e-4d7b-8b31-0eafef355f8e1033.mspx?mfr=true ).

      Link to another useful resource: http://ts.veranoest.net/ts_printing.htm


      Additionally, here are some customer reports:


      1. "It was rather easy to connect the LabelWriter.
      Just keep in mind to install the driver locally on the client. The DYMO software can than be installed on the Citrix server."
      Windows 2003 Server as a standard server is also not supported by our services, although customers reported it to work.

      2. A client reported:"How to install a DYMO LabelWriter on a terminal server:
      Situation:
      - An office with 5 employees on a local network, working on 1 terminal server.
      - 1 DYMO printer connected to workstation.
      Solution:
      Workstations:
      1. Install the DYMO LabelWriter locally on the workstation and share it. Name it e.g. DYMO LW
      2. Install the DYMO LabelWriter as a network printer on the other workstations.
      Terminal server:
      Install the software and skip the installation of the printer (driver).

      When users log on to the terminal server, it will recognize the printer and the driver. It's being installed when logging onto the server. Every logged in user can now use the DYMO.
      The workstation with the LabelWriter connected has to be turned on of course!

      3. My problem was the lack of label no. 99012 when the Twin Turbo driver is installed with Windows 2003.
      I copied all the objects from the 99012-based label template and pasted them onto a 99014 label which is both wider and longer than 99012.
      The printer roll was set to 99014.
      As long as the objects are in the correct place on the template (top-left corner) the 99014-based label prints correctly on a 99012 label because the label feed mechanism depends on the label edge markings not the specified length of label.

    • Sharing a USB connected LabelWriter on a Macintosh Tiger platform (D060009)

      These instructions assume that you have already installed DYMO Label Software on the local computer. See the Quick
      Start Guide for information.
      Before printing to a shared printer, you first need to share the printer on the local computer.

      To share the printer
      1. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
      The System Preferences dialog box is displayed.
      2. Double-click Print & Fax.
      The Print & Fax dialog box is displayed.
      3. Select the printer you want to share and then click Sharing.
      The Sharing pane is displayed.
      NOTE — To share the DMYO LabelWriter Duo printer, which can print on both labels and tape, select both the
      LabelWriter DUO Label and the LabelWriter DUO Tape 128 printers.
      4. Select the Share these printers with other computers check box and then select the check box in front of each
      printer you wish to share.
      5. Close the Print & Fax dialog box.

      To print to a shared network printer
      1. Install DYMO Label Software. (See the Quick Start Guide for information.)
      2. From the Finder, select Applications>Utilities>Printer Setup Utilities .
      The Printer List dialog box is displayed.
      3. Click Add .
      The Printer Browser dialog box is displayed.
      4. Select the printer and then click Add.
      The shared printer is added to the Printer List dialog box.
      NOTE — The LabelWriter Duo printer is actually two printers (Label and Tape), so you must add both printers
      separately.
      5. Close the Printer List dialog box.

  • How to print...
    • How to print from Word 97/2000 to the LabelWriter? (D000068)

      Set the DYMO LabelWriter as default printer


      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Printers.
      The Printers page is displayed.

      2. Right-click the DYMO LabelWriter icon and click Set as default.


      To Print from Word to the LabelWriter
      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Programs, then click Microsoft Word.
      The program is started.

      2. On the File menu, click Page Setup...
      The Page Setup dialog box is displayed.

      3. Click the Paper Size tab and choose either Landscape or Portrait in the Orientation option
      Choose the correct label size out of the dropdown list in the Paper size option.

      4. Click the Margins tab and set following margins to zero: top, bottom, left and right.

      5. Click OK

      6. Click Fix

      7. Click OK

      The labelsizes are indicated on the worksheet .


      Data can now be entered on the labels and the labels can be printed to the LabelWriter.

    • How to print from Corel WordPerfect to the LabelWriter? (D000071)

      Set the DYMO LabelWriter as default printer


      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Printers.
      The Printers page is displayed.

      2. Right-click the DYMO LabelWriter icon and click Set as default.


      To Print from Corel WordPerfect to the LabelWriter
      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Programs, then click Corel WordPerfect.
      The program is started.

      2. On the File menu, click Page Setup...
      The Page Setup dialog box is displayed.

      3. Click the Size tab and click New
      The New Page Size dialog box is displayed.
      Choose the correct label size out of the dropdown list in the Paper size option.

      4. Enter any name in the Name field for your label.

      5. In the Size field, choose the label that is loaded in the LabelWriter.

      6. For labels printed in landscape orientation, select Rotated as Font Orientation.
      For labels printed in portrait orientation, select Normal as Font Orientation.

      7. Click OK.
      Your label is added to the list.

      8. Click the Page Margins tab and set following margins to zero: top, bottom, left and right.

      9. Click OK

      The label is displayed on the worksheet .


      Data can now be entered on the labels and the labels can be printed to the LabelWriter.

    • How to print from FileMaker Pro v5.5 (MacIntosh version) to the LabelWriter? (D000081)

      Set the DYMO LabelWriter as default printer (these steps only need to be followed on Mac OS 8.6 up through 9)

      1. On the Mac's taskbar, click the Apple button, then click Chooser.
      2. The Printers page is displayed.
      3. Click the DYMO LabelWriter icon and select the correct connection type (Serial, uConnect, USB).


      To Print from FileMaker Pro to the LabelWriter on a Macintosh


      1. Launch FileMaker Pro

      2. Select the option Create a new file using a template

      3. Select a template

      4. Click OK > the Create a copy named window will appear. Type in a file name of your choosing and click Save > the new template window will appear

      5. Go to File > Page Setup > in the Format for drop down select your LabelWriter (this step is only necessary when you are using OS X) > in the Page Size drop down select the label that you are using > then select Orientation and click OK

      6. Click the New button and enter your data

      7. Go to View > Layout Mode

      8. Go to Layouts > New Layout/Report > the New Layout/Report window will appear. In the Select layout type menu select Labels and click Next

      9. Select Use custom measurements:
      In the Labels across the page field, enter 1
      Enter the Height and Width of the label that you wish to use. The maximum usable Height and Width are mentioned on this screen
      Select the Fixed page margins option and zero out all margins

      10. Click Next and the New Layout/Report window will appear

      11. Beneath the Specify Label Contents box select the Available fields you wish to have on your label and click the Add Field button or double click on the file name
      Note: You will need to put spaces in between the fields and carriage returns at the end of each line as you desire

      12. Click Next

      13. Select the View in Preview mode option and click Finish
      Note: If a header and/or a footer appear on the label, go to View/Layout Mode and highlight and delete the header/footer

      14. Go to File > Print and click OK

    • How to print data from a database (e.g. Excel, Access, dBase, ...) to the LabelWriter? (D020013)

      DYMO Label Software includes a database add-in that enables you to print information from a variety of
      databases onto labels. Once you install the add-in, you can quickly print address, shipping, file folder, and
      other labels from the data in your database.

      This example uses an Excell database, named 'Stock' that contains productnames, numbers and prices.
      But it can be used as a guideline to print from other databases or using other data.

      This is how the Excell file 'Stock' looks like:

      Product name Product number Product price
      Apples 546985632587 100
      Newspaper 896589632547 123
      Wine 223365889647 562
      . . . . . . . . .


      To print information from the database to the LabelWriter
      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Programs, then click DYMO Label.
      The program is started.

      2. On the File menu, click New Label.
      The New Label dialog box is displayed.

      3. Select the label that is loaded in the LabelWriter (e.g. EU-Large Address Labels (99012) and click OK.
      The selected label is displayed.

      4. On the Edit menu, click View Design Toolbar.
      The Design Toolbar is displayed.

      5. On the Design Toolbar, click the Add Text to Label icon and click on the label.
      A text field is placed on the label.
      This text field can now be resized and placed at the correct position.

      6. Double-click the text field.
      The Text Settings dialog box is displayed.

      7. Check the option Function as Variable Text Object and click OK.

      8. Right-click the text field.
      The Object Properties dialog box is displayed.

      9. Type Name of Product in the Reference Name field and click OK.

      10. On the Design Toolbar, click the Add Text to Label icon and click on the label.
      A text field is placed on the label.
      This text field can now be resized and placed at the correct position.

      11. Double-click the text field.
      The Text Settings dialog box is displayed.

      12. Check the option Function as Variable Text Object and click OK.

      13. Right-click the text field.
      The Object Properties dialog box is displayed.

      14. Type Price of Product in the Reference Name field and click OK.

      15. On the Design Toolbar, click the Barcode icon and click on the label.
      A barcode is placed on the label.

      16. Double-click the barcode field.
      The Barcode Settings dialog box is displayed.
      Select the required type of barcode and click OK .

      The label is now ready for use.
      It can be saved as LabelWriter template for later use.


      17. On the File menu, click Merge Print From Database.
      The Open Database dialog box is displayed.

      18. In the Files of Type drop-down list select the appropriate file type.
      In this example, we choose Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls) .

      19. Browse to the file that contains your data, e.g. Stock.xls and click Open.

      20. Select the sheet that contains the data, most probably Sheet1$ and click OK.

      21. In the Show field, select Field names.
      The column headers of the Excel sheet are name displayed.

      22. In the Available fields drop down list, select Name of product .
      In the left column, click Product name and click the button with arrow pointing to the right.
      The words Product name are displayed in right column.

      23. In the Available fields drop down list, select BARCODE.
      In the left column, click Product number and click the button with arrow pointing to the right.
      The words Product number are displayed in right column.

      24. In the Available fields drop down list, select Price of product .
      In the left column, click Product price and click the button with arrow pointing to the right.
      The words Product price are displayed in right column.

      25. Click Continue.
      The Select record dialog box is displayed.

      26. Select the records that need to be printed.

      27. To print the selected records to the LabelWriter, click OK.

    • How to print from Microsoft Word X for Macintosh to the LabelWriter? (D020022)

      Set the DYMO LabelWriter as default printer in the Print Center

      Open Print Center, select the DYMO LabelWriter and choose Make Default from the Printers menu.
      (The name of the default printer is displayed in bold in the Print Center List)

      To Print from Word to the LabelWriter

      1. Start the program Microsoft Word
      2. On the File menu, click Page Setup...
      The Page Setup dialog box is displayed and contains five items: Settings - Format for - Paper Size, Orientation and Scale
      3. Out of the Settings dropdown list select Page Attributes
      4. Out of the Format for dropdown list, change ‘All Printers’ and select the DYMO LabelWriter printer
      5. Out of the Paper size dropdown list, choose the correct label size
      Choose the preferred 'Orientation' and 'Scale'

      Adjust the margins

      1. Out of the Settings dropdown list select Microsoft Word
      2. Click on the Margins... button
      The Document window is displayed
      3. Set following margins to zero: top, bottom, left and right
      4. Click OK
      The following message appears:
      "One or more margins are set outside the printable area of the page. Choose the Fix button to increase the appropriate margins."
      5. Click Fix
      6. Click OK
      The label size is indicated on the worksheet.

      Data can now be entered on the labels and the labels can be printed to the LabelWriter.

    • How to print data from AppleWorks 6.2.2 to the LabelWriter? (D030022)

      1. Launch AppleWorks

      2. Go to File > Page Setup

      3. At the Format for option select the LabelWriter printer

      4. At the Paper Size option select the template (30256 shipping)

      5. Set Orientation to Landscape > click OK

      6. The label template will appear and you will be able to enter the data

      7. Go to File > Print the default settings are at Copies & Pages

      8. Save the label template

      Note: the newly created template was saved under the name Test1

      9. Attempt to print a single label

    • How to print from other applications? (D030034)

      The printer driver used for the LabelWriter is a MS Windows driver.
      Therefore, if the used third-party software is complient to MS Windows, allows to choose the LabelWriter as printer, allows to change the Page Setup, recognizes labelsizes, etc, printing to the LabelWriter should be possible.
      If this software does not run in a Windows environment (e.g. UNIX, Linux, DOS, ...) please refer to the LabelWriter technical manual.

      However, we recommend to print data from another application using either:

      Quick Print for single labels
      or

      Smart Paste for multiple labels



      A. Quick Print
      DYMO Label Software provides an option that allows you to automatically insert text from the clipboard into a label and then print the label with just a couple of mouse clicks (this option is referred to as Quick Print). You use the Quick Print option when you minimize the program to the system tray (called the notification area in Windows XP). You can choose to minimize the program when you first start the program or when you click the minimize button. To select the Quick Print option

      1. Choose Preferences from the Edit menu and click the Functional Settings tab.
      The Functional Settings tab on the Preferences dialog box appears.
      2. Select the Minimize to System Tray check box and the Enable Quick Print from System Tray check box.  
      3. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.

      To quickly print labels while using another program

      1. Make sure the Enable Quick Print from System Tray option and the Minimize to System Tray or Start Program in System Tray options are selected in the Preferences dialog box. See the above steps for information.
      2. Minimize DYMO Label Software to the system tray.
      3. Start the desired program (such as Microsoft Word) and then copy the text you want to print.
      4. Right-click the DYMO icon and choose the Paste & Print command from the pop-up menu.
      TIP:
      You can also double-click the DYMO icon in the system tray to paste and print the label.

      DYMO Label Software pastes the text from the clipboard into the current label and then prints the label.

      You can use this technique from any application that allows you to copy information to the clipboard. You can use it to copy part numbers for barcode labels, file listings for diskette labels, and more.

       

      B. Smart Paste
      1. Copy the data to be printed
      2. Start the DYMO LabelWriter Software
      2.  Open the label you wish to use.
      3.  Select Smart Paste from the Edit menu.
      A dialog box appears telling you how many labels will be printed.
      5.  Click OK.
      The labels begin printing

      MORE INFORMATION
      1. When you use Smart Paste to print multiple labels, the labels will be formatted using the font, size, and style currently selected for the label.
      2. When pasting rows of text from a spreadsheet program using Smart Paste, each row is treated as a separate label and each cell in the row is treated as a separate line on the label.

      For example, the rows in the following spreadsheet:

      DYMO CORP Label Street 1 Stamford
      Esselte Downingstreet Strijpen
      will print two three-line labels: one for DYMO and one for Esselte.
      DYMO CORP
      Label Street 1
      Stamford

      Esselte
      Downingstreet
      Strijpen
      end

    • How do I print database records using Mail Merge in Word? (D990195)

      An easy way to print database records is to use 'Mail Merge' in Word. You can use Word to print to the DYMO LabelWriter, as it has a Windows printer driver.

      To set the default Windows printer to your DYMO LabelWriter


      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Printers.
      The Printers window is displayed.

      2. Right-click the DYMO LabelWriter icon and select Set as default in the shortcut menu.
      The selected printer is now set as your default Windows printer.

      3. Click the Close button in the upper-right corner.
      The window is closed.


      To change the page setup settings
      1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Programs, then click Microsoft Word.
      The program is started.

      2. On the File menu, click Page Setup...
      The Page Setup dialog box is displayed.

      3. Click the Paper Size tab.
      The corresponding information is displayed.

      4. From the Paper size list, select the appropriate label size (e.g. Standard Address).

      5. Under Orientation, click Landscape .

      6. Click the Margins tab.
      The corresponding information is displayed.

      7. Change the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right margins to 0.

      8. Click OK.
      A warning message is displayed.

      9. Click Fix.
      Margins outside the printable area are automatically adjusted.

      10. Click OK.
      Your new settings are saved and the dialog box is closed.


      To set up Mail Merge
      1. On the Tools menu, click Mail Merge...
      The Mail Merge Helper dialog box is displayed.

      2. Click the Create button and select Mailing Labels...
      An information message is displayed.

      3. To create the labels in the active window, click Active window.
      or
      To create the labels in a new document, click New main document.

      4. Click the Get Data button and select Open Data Source...
      The Open Data Source dialog box is displayed.

      5. Select the Excel or Access file containing your data and click Open.
      The file is opened and another dialog box is displayed.

      6. Select Entire Spreadsheet and click OK.
      An information message is displayed.

      7. Click Set Up Main Document.
      The Label Options dialog box is displayed.

      8. Click Cancel.
      You do not need to set up the label size as this has already been done.

      9. Click Close.
      The dialog box is closed and a Mail Merge toolbar is added.


      To print labels
      1. On the toolbar, click Insert Merge Field and select the database fields you want on the label.
      E.g. Name
      Address
      City



      2. On the toolbar, click the Merge to Printer button to print all the database records to the DYMO LabelWriter.
      The Print dialog box is displayed.


      3. Click OK.
      An information message is displayed.


      4. Click Yes.
      Your labels are now being printed.

    • How to use DYMO Label Software with Outlook (D020003)

      When the Outlook Add-In is started, different label templates can be selected (including address and shipping label templates), depending on the type of label you are creating. All of the label templates include a Recipient Address. Most of the shipping label templates allow to also include the return address, (which appears in the address field). Select the fields in the Outlook database.
      To print a contact’s address using the Outlook Add-In, complete the following steps:

      1.Start up the Outlook Add-In.
      Clicking the DYMO icon in the Outlook toolbar starts the Outlook Add-in.

      2.Choose the desired label template from the Label Template drop-down list.
      Several predefined label templates for address and shipping labels are included with the Add-In. The address labels contain an object for the recipient’s address. The shipping label templates also contain an object for a return address.
      To select the label template, click one of the templates from the Label Templates box.

      The type specifications and graphics that appear on the currently selected label template can be changed, by clicking the Edit button, which appears beside the Label Templates box. The item How to edit label templates describes how to modify the label templates using the Word Add-In. Use these instructions as guidelines for modifying the label templates.

      3.Choose the fields in the contact database you want to print.
      A number of options are available for selecting how the data is formatted and printed on your label. For example, choose the Contact w/Title Address option, the name, title, and address of the selected contacts are printed. Use this option to print address and shipping labels, as well as name badges, file folder labels, and Rolodex labels or cards. The fields in these options cannot be changed.
      To select the fields that print on the labels:

      Click a contact format option in the Contact Format box in the DYMO LabelWriter dialog box.

      4.Choose the contacts whose addresses you want to print.
      To print the addresses of selected contacts in the Outlook database, select the contacts before starting up the Outlook Add-In.

      Print an address or shipping label for one or more contacts in Outlook’s Contacts section. Before printing addresses, in some cases, it is necessary to select the contact(s) whose address(es).
      The Outlook Add-In supports printing labels for the current contact, the currently selected contacts, all of the contacts in a specified folder, or all of the contacts in the Outlook contact database. Select the contacts whose addresses you want to print by choosing one of the Print Label For options in the lower left-hand corner of the DYMO LabelWriter dialog box. To use certain options (such as the Current Contact and Current Selection options), Select the contact(s) you want in the Outlook database before starting up the Outlook Add-In.
      There are several possibilities:
      ·Current Contact: Choose the Current Contact option to print the current contact’s address. The current contact is the last contact selected in Outlook. If a contact is not clicked before starting the Add-In, the first contact listed in the current view is the default current contact.
      ·All Contacts: Choose the All Contacts option to print the addresses of all the contacts stored in the Outlook database. When selecting this option and then clicking the Print Label button, the Outlook Add-In prints all the contacts in the Outlook contact database.
      ·Current Selection: The Current Selection option prints the addresses of the currently selected contacts. To select one or more contacts, click the first contact wanted; CTRL+click any additional contacts you want to select. The name bars change color to signify they have been selected. To select a range of contacts, click the first contact wanted and then SHIFT+click the last contact in the range. To use the Current Selection option, select the contacts whose addresses you want to print before you start the Add-In.
      ·All Contacts in Current Folder: To print all of the contacts in the current Outlook folder, choose the All Contacts in Current Folder option in the DYMO LabelWriter dialog box, click the folder name you want in the Folder List in Outlook, and then click the DYMO LabelWriter button. The Add-In will print all of the contacts in the currently selected folder, as well as the contacts in all the sub-folders in the current folder.


      5.Click the Print Label button.

    • How to find a lost address book? (D060010)

      The address books folder is typically located in:

      a. C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Shared Documents\Dymo Label\Address Books or

      b. C:\Program Files\Dymo Label\Address Books

      If the folder is not found, run a search on the system for *.DAL files:

      1.On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Search, click For files or folders.

      2.The Search results dialog box is displayed.

      3.Click All files and folders .

      4.Another Search results dialog box is displayed.

      5.In the field "All or part of the file name" type in *.dal and in the field "Look in" choose "System C: " in the dropdown box. Click Search .

      6.Right-click on the found address book and click on Copy .

      7.Browse to the right directory where the address book should be located. Right-click it and click Paste.

      To locate the right directory where the address book should be located, follow the next steps.

      1.Click on the Start button on the Windows taskbar. Point to Programs and Accessories. Click on Windows explorer.

      2.Click on My Computer and browse to

      a. C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Shared Documents\Dymo Label\Address Books or

      b. C:\Program Files\Dymo Label\Address Books

      3.Right-click in the folder and click paste .
      The Address book is copied to its original location.

    • How to change the "contact format" templates in the Outlook Add-in and what are the variables that can be used? (D070003)

      The contact formats can be adjusted by changing DymoAddIn.ini file as follows:

      1. In Windows Explorer, search for the file DymoAddIn.ini (default location: C:\Documents and Settings\yourlogin\Local Settings\Application Data\DYMO Label\DymoAddIn.ini).
      2. Double-click this file or open it with Notepad.
      3. The order of fields can now be changed.
      E.g.
      change
      Contact Mailing Address=<FULL_NAME>|<COMPANY_NAME>|<MAILING_ADDRESS>
      to
      Contact Mailing Address=<COMPANY_NAME>|<FULL_NAME>|<MAILING_ADDRESS>
      4. Save and close the file Examples:

      Contact Address
      <Title> <First name> <Last Name>
      <Company>
      <Mailing Address>

      Contact w/Title Address
      <Title> <First name> <Last Name>
      <Company>
      <Mailing Address>

      Assistant Address
      <Assistant Name>
      <Company>
      <Mailing Address>

      Company Address
      <Company>
      <Mailing Address>

      Contact Address
      <Title> <First name> <Last Name>
      <Home Address>

      Contact Address
      <Title> <First name> <Last Name> and <Spouse's name>
      <Company>
      <Mailing Address>

      Name Badge w/Company
      <Title> <First name> <Last Name>
      <Company>

      Name Badge w/Title
      <Title> <First name> <Last Name>

      Name Badge w/Title & Company
      <Title> <First name> <Last Name>
      <Company>

      Variables list:
      These are all the variables that can be used to create or modify the desired contact format.
      note: BUSINESS_EMAIL in the outlook contact form = E-mail. PERSONAL_EMAIL in the outlook contact form = E-mail 2.

      All fields=
      *FULL_NAME:<FULL_NAME>|
      *JOB_TITLE:<JOB_TITLE>|
      *COMPANY_NAME:<COMPANY_NAME>|
      *MAILING_ADDRESS:<MAILING_ADDRESS>|
      *BUSINESS_ADDRESS:<BUSINESS_ADDRESS>|
      *HOME_ADDRESS:<HOME_ADDRESS>|
      *CONTACT_AND_SPOUSE_NAME:<CONTACT_AND_SPOUSE_NAME>|
      *ASSISTANT_NAME:<ASSISTANT_NAME>|
      *MOBILE_PHONE:<MOBILE_PHONE>|
      *BUSINESS_PHONE:<BUSINESS_PHONE>|
      *BUSINESS_FAX:<BUSINESS_FAX>|
      *PERSONAL_PHONE:<PERSONAL_PHONE>|
      *PERSONAL_FAX:<PERSONAL_FAX>|
      *BUSINESS_EMAIL:<BUSINESS_EMAIL>|
      *PERSONAL_EMAIL:<PERSONAL_EMAIL>|
      *BUSINESS_WEB_ADDRESS:<BUSINESS_WEB_ADDRESS>|
      *PERSONAL_WEB_ADDRESS:<PERSONAL_WEB_ADDRESS>|
      *MAILING_ZIP:<MAILING_ZIP>|
      *BUSINESS_ZIP:<BUSINESS_ZIP>|
      *HOME_ZIP:<HOME_ZIP>|
      *MAILING_COUNTRY:<MAILING_COUNTRY>|
      *BUSINESS_COUNTRY:<BUSINESS_COUNTRY>|
      *HOME_COUNTRY:<HOME_COUNTRY>

      Here is the same list but without the categorie names (e.g. *HOME_COUNTRY:)

      all fields - no categorie names=
      <FULL_NAME>|
      <JOB_TITLE>|
      <COMPANY_NAME>|
      <MAILING_ADDRESS>|
      <BUSINESS_ADDRESS>|
      <HOME_ADDRESS>|
      <CONTACT_AND_SPOUSE_NAME>|
      <ASSISTANT_NAME>|
      <MOBILE_PHONE>|
      <BUSINESS_PHONE>|
      <BUSINESS_FAX>|
      <PERSONAL_PHONE>|
      <PERSONAL_FAX>|
      <BUSINESS_EMAIL>|
      <PERSONAL_EMAIL>|
      <BUSINESS_WEB_ADDRESS>|
      <PERSONAL_WEB_ADDRESS>|
      <MAILING_ZIP>|
      <BUSINESS_ZIP>|
      <HOME_ZIP>|
      <MAILING_COUNTRY>|
      <BUSINESS_COUNTRY>|
      <HOME_COUNTRY>

  • How to install...
    • How to install the DYMO Add-In in Outlook 2000/XP/2003? (D020001)

      The Outlook Add-In is normally installed at the same time that DYMO Label Software is installed and a small LabelWriter button will appear in the main toolbar of Microsoft Outlook.
      If the Microsoft Outlook option was not selected, the DYMO Label Software will need to be reinstalled, making sure that the Add-In for Microsoft Outlook box is checked.
      None of your existing files will be changed.
      If the LabelWriter button does not appear in the Outlook toolbar automatically, the Outlook Add-In in Outlook 2000/XP/2003, must be enabled manually.

      Enabling the Outlook 2000/XP/2003 Add-In manually

      1. Click the Options command from the Tools menu in Outlook.
      The Options dialog box appears.
      2. Click the Other tab.
      3. Click the Advanced Options button.
      The Advanced Options dialog box appears.
      4. Click the Add-In Manager button.
      5. Check the DYMO LabelWriter item in the Add-In Manager list.
      Hint: it might be necessary to scroll down the list to display this item. If DYMO LabelWriter does not appear, click the Install button and then select from the list of files.
      6. Click OK.
      7. Click OK in each of the opened dialog boxes.
      8. Exit from Outlook and then restart Outlook.


      The Add-In adds a LabelWriter button to the Outlook 2000, XP, 2003 toolbar and adds the DYMO LabelWriter Print command to the Tools menu.
      Click the DYMO LabelWriter button to print labels.
      The Outlook Add-In works in the Contacts section of Outlook 2000, XP and 2003.

  • General questions
    • How do I get my LabelWriter 450 or 450 Turbo to work on a Windows 7 PC when attached to a USB 3.0 port?



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      Some LabelWriter printers sold between June 2014 and August 2014 will not properly install on Windows 7 PCs when attached to a USB 3.0 port. A software update that will fix this problem on these printers is now available. For further assistance please call DYMO Customer Service Support at the provided number to receive the instructions on how to quickly install the repair.

    • How many labels can a LabelWriter print in its lifetime? (D000042)

      The LabelWriters are designed to print 2 million inches of thermal labels, which equals more than 500,000 Standard Address labels. Of course, very few people print anywhere near that many. If you were to print 20 labels a day, each day of the year, it would still take you more than 68 years.

    • What is the thickness of DYMO LabelWriter labels?

      Paper labels
      Label: 84 µm
      Label and release paper: 149 µm

      Plastic labels
      Label: 77 µm
      Label and release paper: 141 µm

    • Is DYMO LabelWriter Software AppleScriptable? (D010012)

      No, DYMO LabelWriter Software was not designed to be AppleScriptable.



      More Information:

      AppleScript is an English-like language used to write script files which can control the actions of the computer and the applications which run on it.

      For more information: http://www.apple.com/applescript/

    • Does DYMO provide drivers for for the Pocket PC /Windows CE Platform and LabelWriter? (D020023)

      DYMO is not planning on providing LabelWriter drivers for the Pocket PC /Windows CE Platform.

      However, the industry leader in this area is Field Software (www.fieldsoftware.com), and they have developed drivers that support the LabelWriter.

      For more information or support, please contact Field Software directly.
      Website: www.fieldsoftware.com

      Technical Support: For technical questions, including installation, operation and usage of any of our products, please send full details to: techsupport@fieldsoftware.com
      Sales Inquiries: sales@fieldsoftware.com
      Other Inquiries: info@fieldsoftware.com
      FieldSoftware Products
      2681 Crystal Springs Road
      Camino, CA. 95709
      Fax: (978) 246-7708

      Alt Fax: (530) 644-2566

    • Can the quality of pictures/images printed by the LabelWriter be improved? (D030031)

      Of course the LabelWriters are not designed as photo printers and have some limitations:
      - the LabelWriters 300 and 400 series are limited to 300 dpi
      - the LabelWriters EL40/60/Turbo are limited to to 203 dpi.
      - LabelWriters cannot print grey tones, but rather immitate grey tones by dithering

      As a consequence of these limitations, a LabelWriter cannot give the same print result as e.g. an inkjet or a laser printer.

      Next to that, the quality also depends on the quality of the used picture/photo. A few hints of changes to pictures that could improve the print quality:
      - reduce the pixels of the used photos into 300 pixels per inch
      - convert the pictures into grey values
      - use a bitmap (.bmp) format

    • Does the LabelWriter work with Rendezvous? (D050002)

      Answer:

      Out of the box, the DYMO LabelWriters will not work with Rendezvous.

      To use the Label Writer (Trinity II series) with Rendezvous, an Apple Airport Extreme base station is needed. Other non-Apple third party devices which claim to be support Rendezvous may also work.
      However, DYMO has not tested these and therefore does not support them.

      Solution:

      Rendezvous uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically find each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers. Rendezvous is basically the friendly term for a protocol called ZeroConf.

      The whole idea behind a Rendezvous-ready device is that you could connect it to your wired/wireless network and the device would automatically configure itself (ip address, dns, etc) and let every other computer/device on the network know what it’s functions are (printer, etc). So the idea is, one can connect a Rendezvous enabled HP network printer to the network, it would configure itself automatically, and from any Mac OS 10.2x or later computer, you’d be able to add it/install it as a Rendezvous printer and print to it across the network without knowing things like the IP address of the printer and so on.

      You can also have Rendezvous-ready/enabled applications…Safari, iTunes, iChat, etc are all Rendezvous ready. There aren’t a whole lot of manufacturers supporting Rendezvous yet…but companies like HP, Canon, Brother, Xerox, Epson are supporting it on some level.

      Any manufacturer wishing to offer Rendezvous support through its hardware can integrate Apple's development software within its devices; significantly, the software is available not only for Mac and Windows but also for Linux.

    • Can LabelWriters print colours? (D050006)

      LabelWriters are thermal printers.
      Other known examples of thermal printers are fax machines.

      Thermal printing means that the printhead 'burns' the text into the paper.
      As a consequence, the LabelWriters can only print black.
      The advantage is that no ink is needed.

    • What font is the LabelWriter Software using to generate a barcode? (D050007)

      The LabelWriter does not use a font to generate a barcode.

      Depending on the entered number, the program calculates the dot placement for the barcode.

    • Can Russian characters be printed via DLS? (D050013)

      DLS is a non-Unicode application.
      Therefore, cannot interpret Russian, Greek, Cyrillic,... characters and replaces these by ???? .
      The Word Add-in will face the same problem.

      However, there are two workarounds.

      1. MS Word (like all Office applications) is a Unicode application.
      So, printing directly from Word to the LabelWriter is an option.

      2. Work-around to print Russian and other characters from DLS and the Word Add-in:
      Remark: this is only a suggestion. If this affects also other applications, don't hold us responsible. But it is worth trying and can always by changed back.
      For this, the language for non-unicode applications needs to be changed.
      How to change this?
      Click Start and click Control Panel
      Click Country settings
      Click Advanced
      Select e.g. Russian as Language for programs which are not Unicode-compatible.
      Click OK
      Reboot PC.

    • Where to find serial numbers? (D000024)

      The serial number is printed on a white label. This label can be found in either the cassette compartment or in the battery compartment.

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