Introducing the New LabelWriter 450 Printers

How To
  1. How to Correct an Address Using Address Fixer
  2. How to Create a New Label Layout
  3. How to Print Labels from a Database
  4. How to Print a Label Quickly from Anywhere
  5. How to Print Multiple Labels Using Smart Paste
  6. How to Display Your Microsoft Outlook® Contacts in DLS 8
  7. How to Add Your Company's Logo to a Label
  8. How to Create a New Address Book
  9. How to Find Your Label Type
  10. How to Save a Label Layout

How to Correct an Address Using Address Fixer

Using DYMO Address Fixer, you can check an address that you have added to your label against a database of US addresses, correct any mistakes, and automatically add the complete nine-digit ZIP+4 code.

To correct an address:


1. Enter an address into an Address object on your label.


2. Click on the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar.
The corrected address with the ZIP+4 code is displayed on the label in the Edit area.

How to Create a New Label Layout

You can create a new layout from scratch by starting with a blank layout and then adding any objects that you want. Use the following steps to customize your label:


  1. Select the Labels tab.
  2. Select the label type that you want to use, and then select the blank layout.
  1. Select the Designer tab.
  2. Add any object that you want to your label such as clip art or a shape.
  3. Modify the object as necessary.
  4. Save your layout.

How to Print Labels from a Database

Using this software, you can quickly print mailing labels from a number of standard database formats including Microsoft® Access, Microsoft Excel®, text files, and Universal Data Links.

Database information can be inserted into a variable text, address, or barcode object. If you have more than one address, text, or barcode object on your label, you can select the fields to insert in each of the available objects.

To print labels from a database:

  1. Select the label type and layout you want to use.
    • Make sure that your label layout includes at least one text, address, or barcode object.
  1. Choose Merge Print from Database from the File menu.
    • The Merge Print from Database wizard starts
 
  1. Follow the instructions in the wizard to choose your data source and print your labels.

  2. When finished, click Close.
 

How to Print a Label Quickly from Anywhere

The software now includes a QuickPrint feature that is located in the notification area of your desktop. Now you can drag or paste addresses from any program or web page in to the QuickPrint feature and print a label without opening the program.

To use QuickPrint:

  1. Double click on the QuickPrint icon in the notification area

    The DYMO® QuickPrint feature starts.

  1. Drag, paste, or type the text you want to print on your label.
  2. Click Print.

    From the QuickPrint feature, you can choose to:

    • Check the address with Address Fixer before printing.
    • Change your label layout.
    • Choose a different label printer.

How to Print Multiple Labels Using Smart Paste

When you use Smart Paste to print labels, the labels are formatted using the current label layout. You can print using data from the clipboard or from a text or delimited file.

To print multiple labels from the clipboard:

  1. Copy the text you want to print as labels to the clipboard
  1. Choose Smart Paste from Clipboad from the Edit menu.
    A dialog box appears telling you how many labels will be printed.
  2. Click OK. The indicated number of labels are printed.

To print multiple labels from a text file:

  1. Choose Smart Paste from File from the Edit menu.
    The Open dialog box appears.
  1. Navigate to and select the text or CSV file that contains the data, and then click Open.
    A dialog box appears showing how many labels will be printed.
  2. Click OK. The indicated number of labels are printed.

How to Display Your Microsoft Outlook® Contacts in DLS 8

You can display and print addresses that you have stored in your default Outlook Contacts folder. However, unlike the built-in Address Book, you cannot add or change entries n your Outlook Contacts from within the software.

To display your contacts:

  1. Choose Use Outlook Contacts from the Address Book list.

The software connects to your default Outlook Contacts folder and displays your contact information in the address list.

To modify Outlook Contacts displayed in the Address Book:

  1. Close software.
  2. Edit the contacts in Microsoft Outlook®.
  3. Restart software.
The updated Outlook contacts are now displayed in the Address Book tab.

How to Add Your Company’s Logo to a Label

You can select an image file to use as your default logo. Once you have set your default logo file, you can quickly add the selected image to any label you create.

To add a logo or custom image

  1. Double-click Image on the Designer tab.

    The Image Object Properties dialog box appears.

  2. Select Use default logo file under Select image source.

  3. Select the desired alignment, scale, and border options for the image, and then click OK.

    Your default logo is added to your label.


How to Create a New Address Book

You can create multiple Address Books to hold addresses or other data. If you want to import addresses or data into the Address Book, you must first create the Address Book into which you want to import the information.

The default Address Book file installed with software is named Sample Address Book.

To create a new Address Book

  1. Choose New from the Address Book menu. The New Address Book dialog box appears.
  2. Enter a name for the new Address Book in the Name box.
  3. Accept the default location to save the Address Book to, or click Browse to choose a different location.
  4. Choose one of the following from the Contents list:
    • Address List - to create a new Address Book that contains address data.
    • Data List - to create a new Address Book that contains non-address data.
  5. Click OK. A prompt appears, asking if you want to import data from an existing file.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • Click No to create a blank Address Book.
    • Click Yes and then follow the instructions in the Address Book Import Wizard to import data from an existing file.

    The new Address Book is saved and is displayed on the Address Book tab.


How to Find Your Label Type

A preview of each of the different label types is displayed in the Label Types section on the Labels tab. These previews help you to visually choose an appropriate label.

The name and dimensions for each label type are located under the preview for each label type.

To find your label type

  1. Find the name and dimensions for your label type on the packaging that your labels came in.
  2. Locate your label in the Label Types list and verify that the name and dimensions match those that appear on your label packaging.
  3. To further confirm that you have located the correct label type, do the following:
    1. Click next to the label type name.

      A list of SKUs for that label type is displayed.

    2. Locate the SKU for your label on the label packaging.
    3. Verify that the SKU on your label packaging matches one of the SKU in the list

How to Save a Label Layout

You can save your custom designed layouts for later use. Once you save a layout, that layout appears as one of the available layouts each time you select the same label type from the Label Types tab.

To save a layout

  1. Design your custom layout.
  2. Choose Save as Layout from the File menu.

    The Save As dialog box appears.

  3. Enter a name for the layout in the File name box and click Save.

    The layout is now available from the Label Types tab and under Change Layout on the toolbar.

 

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