Choosing a Barcode Command File

When using a barcode label printer, you must choose a barcode command file for POSIM to know what type of label to print. The following will help walk you through choosing a barcode command file and if desired, add your store name to a label.

Choosing a barcode command file will tell POSIM where to look for the correct type of label you want to print. There are several types of labels available to print, such as a standard label, a split label, a fabric label, a hang tag label, and others.

  • To choose a command file you must first begin by opening Inventory Client.
    • Select File >Print Barcode
      • By selecting Print Barcode this will open the following window where you can choose the barcode command file.
    • Select the Choose Command File button.
    • Browse to the label command files inside your live POSIM Diamond Folder. This is found in POSIM Diamond (By default POSIM Diamond is installed under the Mac HD) > Utilities 4–Don’t edit here > Sample label files > Zebra > Item Command Files.
      • Here you will choose what type of label you are using. There are many types of labels to choose from: standard, barbell, split, etc. Once you choose a folder for the correct label, you will then select if you are using “standard.txt”, “standard with name”, or “standard with name in box”.
      • Below is a brief description of what each label includes:
        • “Standard.txt” will include the basic information within the command file. Information that is included is the barcode, sales price, and description.
        • “Standard with name” gives you the ability to add your store name to the label. Information that is included is the barcode, sales price, description, and your store name.
        • “Standard with name in box” will outline your store name with a black box. Information that is included is the barcode, sales price, description, and your store name outlined in a box.
      • When you have decided which command file you want to use, then click Open.
      • You will see the barcode command file now shown in the window:
      • Press Ok to print your label.
      • You may now print labels and the command file you selected will be saved in your POSIM preferences. If you have multiple types of labels you will be printing, simply change the command file when you need to use a different type of label.
    • The following steps explain how you can add your store name to a label:
      • If you want to edit a label to add your store name (in place of where it says “Your Store Name”) these are the steps you will need to take:
        • Open the barcode command file. Again this is found by browsing to the Mac HD >POSIM Diamond > Utilities 4–Don’t edit here > Sample label files > Zebra > Item Command Files.
        • Select the particular command file you want. Example: StandardLabels2.
        • Double click on either the standard with name or standard with name in box, depending on which one you want to use.
        • The command file will open in a new window using Script Editor.
        • Scroll down to line 5 where it says “Your Store Name.”
        • Here you will edit the text so that your store name is shown. Make sure that the quotation marks are not deleted.
        • After you have edited your store name go up to the menu bar for Script Editor and select on the File menu, then select Save as
          • Name the label in a way that you know the label has been saved with your store name on it.
          • Select a location for it to be saved. By default, it will save to the folder you opened it from.
          • Make sure the File Format is Text
          • Change the Line Endings to Mac (CR)
          • Press Save. After you press save, the following message will appear.Disregard this and press OK.
          • Close out of the Script Editor window.You will now see the new label inside your labels folder
          • NOTE: The “standard” label that I created is shown as a script file. It must be changed to a text file.
            • Right click on the name of your label or select it and press command+ I
            • Select Get Info
            • The following information is shown in the middle of the window under the More Info section.
            • Notice the extension for the file is .applescript and the Hide extension box is checked.
            • Change the information so that the Hide extension box is unchecked and the extension reads as .txt
            • Press return
            • The following message will appear. Select the button Use.txt
            • You can now close the information window.
            • Follow the previous steps to now go back and choose that command file in Inventory Client.
              • **NOTE: The command file cannot be open to be able to choose it as the barcode command file inside Inventory Client**
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