Managing sets

managing sets

Labeljoy defines set as a collection of labels that are replicated one or more times. Normally you will be working with jobs containing one set only, but Labeljoy can manage multiple sets in a single job.

The management of a single set takes place inside a properties dialog box, accessible by double clicking an empty label space, or by selecting the Advanced icon in the Home tab.

The Set properties dialog box enables you to:

  • Define the replication number. The number of labels in the set, as defined through the label quantity control found on the home tab.
  • Define the set name. Enter a name that will be displayed when the mouse hovers over it.
  • Define a background color. Click the Background tab to define a back color that applies to the whole label.
  • Link to a data source. See the topic linking a set to a data source for more details.

When a set is connected to a data source, the value specified in the Copies field will define the number of repetitions for each record in the data source.
For example, if you link a set to an Excel file that contains 100 records, and then enter 2 in the Copies field, you will obtain a set with 200 labels. In such cases, the Collate combo box becomes visible enabling you to define if the repetitions must be adjacent (record 1, record 1, record 2, record 2, etc.) or repeat the entire series one after the other (record 1 ..., record 100, record 1 ..., record 100).

The value entered here represents the amount of virtual copies (copies that are programmatically replicated), as opposed to the what is defined in the Quantity combo box (in the data source tab) which creates physical copies (copies of records that are actually loaded in memory).