Managing groups

managing groups

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

The management of a single group takes place inside a settings dialog box, accessible by double clicking an empty label space, or by selecting a group and clicking the Group settings icon.

The Data source and the Filter and sorting tabs are only available in the Full version or while in trial mode.

The Group settings dialog box enables you to:

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

When a group 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 group to an Excel file that contains 100 records, and then enter 2 in the Copies field, you will obtain a group with 200 labels. In such cases, the check box Don't collate (in the Data source tab) becomes active 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 replicated through a counter), 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).