LabelVision 20/20: New Features
LabelVision 20/20 Version 4.5 New
New Windows OS compatibility:
In addition to Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, LabelVision 20/20
is now compatible with Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit).
Single record selection
in Data Source Point & Shoot: You can now limit end users
to select only one record in LabelVisions Point & Shoot
operation at print time. Until now, users could use the Shift and
CTRL keys to select multiple records, but could not be limited to
select only one record.
New Zoom Control for
Print Preview: You can now zoom in and out on the print preview
screen (using the built-in-field Print Preview). This is especially
useful for detailed labels with small objects.
Support for 05 and 06 Macros for Data Matrix
2D bar code symbology: This feature abbreviates specific headers
and trailers to one symbol character. The result is a smaller, more
efficient, Data Matrix bar code.
Handling of Windows Printers that do not allow
printer information storage in LabelVision labels: Addressed
the case where some Windows Printers generate error messages if
their page setup information is stored in the LabelVision label.
Improved Data Matrix algorithms on Windows
Addressed printer inefficiency of PDF417 printing
on Zebra printers.
LabelVision can now print Truncated PDF417
bar codes on Sato printers.
Improved handling of MicroPDF417 on Sato printers.
New Zebra Printer Drivers: The following
new Zebra printer drivers were added: ZP 450, ZT220 & ZT230.
New DATAMAX Printer Drivers: The following
new DATAMAX printer drivers were added: E-4206, E-4305, I-4310 &
New Sato Printer Driver: Added the Sato
M8465Se printer driver.
Version 4.4 New Features
New Windows OS compatibility: LabelVision
20/20 is now compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32-bit
MicroPDF417: In addition to PDF417,
LabelVision now supports the MicroPDF417 symbology, which was implemented
as part of the PDF417 object.
Improved zooming: You can now zoom
in and out in the LabelVision Designer using CTRL+Mouse Wheel.
Improved cropping: The cropping algorithm
for color pictures printing on black & white printers has been
New Zebra Printer Drivers: The following
new Zebra printer drivers were added: 110Xi4, 140Xi4, 170Xi4, 220Xi4,
GK420d, GK420t, GX420d, GX420t, GX430t, H 2824-Z, LP 2824 Plus,
TLP 2824 Plus, ZM400, and ZM600.
New DATAMAX Printer Drivers: The following
new DATAMAX printer drivers were added: M-4210, M-4308, and the
entire DATAMAX H-Class series.
New Sato Printer Drivers. The following
new Sato printer drivers were added: GL408e, GL412e, GT408e, GT412e,
GT424e, S8408, S8412, S8424, and Lt408.
LabelVision 20/20 Version
4.3 New Features
Print Preview: Until now, you could only
see your label with live data using the Designers Preview
feature. Now you can Print Preview just before printing from the
Designer or Print Only.
Gen 2 RFID labels: LabelVision
can now program Gen 2 RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags,
which are small devices embedded in bar code labels.
Erase file before print to file: Until
now, if you printed to a file in preparation for printing from other
programs, the output was appended to the end of the file if it already
existed. Now you can have LabelVision erase the output file just
before printing by checking the Erase File Before Print to File
option on the General tab of the Options dialog box.
Server Busy messages eliminated: All Server
Busy messages that appeared under certain communication circumstances
have been eliminated from LabelVision.
Support for Field Output Format and special
characters in 2D bar codes on Zebra printers: Print to File
with Field Output Format now supports special characters such as
<<RS>> in PDF417 & Data Matrix bar codes.
New Zebra printer drivers: The following
new Zebra printer drivers were added: TLP 2824-Z, LP 2824-Z, S4M,
New DATAMAX printer drivers: The following new DATAMAX printer
drivers were added: A-4408, A-4606, A-6212, A-6310, and Ex2.
Improved Online Help: LabelVisions
help system has once again been put
under the magnifying glass. We added many new help topics, and greatly
enhanced the helps Index and Table of Contents.
LabelVision 20/20 Version 4.2 New
Printing RFID labels on Zebra
printers: As part of label printing, LabelVision can now program
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags, which are small devices
embedded in bar code labels.
LabelVision Menus can now open MS Access
menus allow you to design custom front-ends for your labeling solutions.
You can now open MS Access tables, queries, forms and macros directly
from a LabelVision menu.
Logging errors to a file: You
can now have LabelVision log errors and Print Alerts to a text file.
This file can be monitored by an external program or used for audit
Running a macro to handle errors or print
a custom macro that can control how LabelVision responds to errors
or Print Alerts, and optionally suppress the user interface.
Enhanced printing to USB ports: The mechanism
to print to non-Windows printers via USB ports has been greatly
improved. It has been integrated into the LabelVision Print Manager.
Enhanced Data Matrix support: Special
Characters GS, RS, EOT, and FS were added to the Special Characters
dialog box for Data Matrix bar codes.
New Zebra printer drivers: The following
new Zebra printer drivers were added: R2844-Z, R4Mplus, R110PAX3,
R110Xi, R170Xi, Z4Mplus, Z6Mplus, LP 2844-Z, TLP 2844-Z, and TLP
New DATAMAX printer drivers: The following
new DATAMAX printer drivers were added: A-4212, A-4310, I-4210,
M-4208, and M-4306.
New Sato printer drivers: The following
new Sato printer drivers were added: M-84Pro, and M-10e.
LabelVision 20/20 Version 4.1 New
Printer Password Protection: You
can now password-protect printers in the Print Manager. If this
password is set, users must enter it before they can add, remove,
or modify printers.
Launch of host applications from the
Project Window: Double clicking a non-LabelVision file included
in your Project (typically under the Other Files project category),
will now launch its host application. For example, double clicking
a .doc file will start Microsoft Word.
Copy Project Element to Folder option:
You no longer need to deploy your entire project if all you want
is to copy a single file. When you right-click a project element,
a new Copy To menu option is presented.
Project Deployment made easier:
LabelVision now remembers your project deployment destination. This
comes in handy if you need to re-deploy to the same folder.
New printers: New printer drivers
have been added including: all Zebra XiIIIPlus models, 24 DPM Zebra
110PAX, DATAMAX M-4206, and left-hand Sato applicators.
Enhanced Multi-user lost license recovery:
LabelVision can now recover multi-user licenses lost by users of
Windows 2000 and Windows XP, who terminate the software abnormally,
and attempt to obtain their lost license immediately thereafter.
Improved Online Help: LabelVisions
online help has been put under the magnifying glass. We added many
new help topics, and greatly enhanced the helps Index and
Table of Contents features.
LabelVision 20/20 Version 4.0 New
Projects are used to create, maintain, validate and deploy custom
label printing applications.
The Menu Editor has been integrated into the Designer.
LabelVision now lets you create and maintain VBScript files with the
Text editing: LabelVision now lets you edit text files with
the Designer and view them with Print Only.
Binary files: LabelVision now lets you open and view binary
files with the Designer. This feature is useful for viewing the label
print output for certain types of printers.
Toolbar Customization: Define your own toolbars and customize
the built-in ones. You can create your own toolbars, move and group
command buttons, and add specialized command buttons to make the Designer
work the way you want.
Thumbnails: When a label or layout file is selected in a File
Open dialog box, a picture of the contents of the file will be displayed,
making it easier to identify the file.
Custom Tools: LabelVision now lets you create your own entries
on the Tools menu. If you have programs or procedures that are used
frequently while designing labels, you can run them directly from
Tracing: LabelVision can now track the progress of a label
printing process. It also has a built-in VBScript function for adding
your own messages to the trace log from your macros. Trace output
is useful for debugging complex labeling applications, especially
when VBScript macros are included.
Output Window: LabelVision now provides a separate output window
which is used to display output from custom tools, tracing and project
Enhanced Data Logging:
LabelVision can now log the label name in Label Data Logging. Previously,
the label name could only be included as part of Global Data Logging.
LabelVision 2000 Version 3.2
Undo and Redo: LabelVision now lets you undo or redo almost
any change you make to a label. Simply choose Undo from the edit menu,
or use the undo/redo toolbar buttons.
Variable Label Wizard:
You can quickly and easily create applications where the name of the
label comes from a data source.
LabelVision can now write back to databases after printing a label.
In Version 3.1, this feature was only available as part of RecordWatch.
Repeated label printing: LabelVision can now repeatedly print
Sato printer support: LabelVision now offers complete support
for Sato printers.
New Zebra printers: LabelVision now includes support for the
Zebra DA402, T402 and Z-170PAX printers.
New DATAMAX printers: LabelVision now includes support for
the DATAMAX PE42 and PE43 print and apply engines.
New Graphic file formats: LabelVision now supports the GIF,
JPG, WMF and EMF graphic file formats, in addition to PCX and BMP.
Data Matrix bar code: LabelVision now supports the Data Matrix
2D bar code symbology (ECC 200).
Superscript and Subscript: You can now include superscripted
and subscripted text.
Record selection by number at print-time: A built-in field
has been added, Records to Print, which lets you select specific record
numbers when printing from a data source.
Layout Start Position: A built-in field has been added, Layout
Start Position, which lets you select the position of the first label
printed on a layout containing multiple labels per page.
I 2 of 5 Bearer Bars: A bearer bars option has been added to
Interleaved 2 of 5 bar codes.
LabelVision 2000 Version 3.1
Multiple Editions: LabelVision now comes in different editions
to suit different needs, as described in the Editions
Network Version and Concurrent Licensing: You can install a
multi-user version of LabelVision on a network. The network version
supports concurrent licensing, allowing you to purchase only as many
licenses as you will actually use simultaneously.
Print-Only program: In addition to the label design program,
LabelVision includes a separate program just for printing labels,
which cannot modify label designs.
Menu Editor and Run-time:
The Integration edition includes a WYSIWYG Menu Editor, which allows
you to design custom front-ends for your labeling solutions. The Run-time
edition includes the menu run-time.
Additional printers: LabelVision 2000 supports DATAMAX printers
and Intermec printers that use the IPL printer language.
ActiveX Automation: Easily
open, modify and print LabelVision 2000 labels from Visual Basic,
Microsoft Office, or any other automation-compatible application.
can write your own macros in LabelVision, which are triggered at certain
points in the printing process.
Field Output Format: Allows you to print field names instead
of field data to a file in preparation for uploading files for printing
on other computers and legacy systems.
Data Logging: Records
information of printed labels in a text file, or a database table.
Typically used for audit purposes.
Record Watch: Automates
the process of printing labels from data sources. Labels can be printed
without operator intervention whenever records are added to a selected
database table, or when a text file is created.
Access 2000 compatibility: LabelVision 2000 databases are compatible
with Microsoft Access 2000. LabelVision also includes an Access 97
compatibility mode for users of the previous version of Access.
PDF 417: LabelVision now supports the PDF 417 two-dimensional
bar code symbology.
Bulk Conversion Utility:
Allows you to convert all LabelVision Classic labels in a single step.
Built-in Microsoft VBScript programming language. Using
VBScript, you can create your own macros, which can be used in events,
calculations and field values.
LabelVision 98 Version 3.0 New
Designed for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 or
later. LabelVision version 3.0 takes advantage of the power of 32-bit
Windows, including support for long file names.
Familiar look-and-feel: LabelVision's user interface is based
on the standards set by Microsoft Office. Features include
movable, dockable toolbars; enhanced and fully context-sensitive help;
and standard menus, controls, and buttons.
Multiple Document Interface (MDI): LabelVision allows you to
simultaneously open multiple windows, each with a different label,
and to drag and drop objects between labels.
Job queuing: A built-in print manager performs intelligent
job queuing, allowing you to hold, suspend, and reprioritize jobs
while they are waiting to be printed.
Password protection: You can password protect the LabelVision
programs (the Designer or Database Tools) or individual labels to
control user access.
Easy upgrade from LabelVision Classic: LabelVision 98 can read
and convert labels created with LabelVision classic, providing an
easy upgrade path.
Microsoft Access-compatible built-in database: In addition
to the Designer, used for designing labels, LabelVision provides
Database Tools (DBTools), a Microsoft Access-compatible database
Support for other databases: LabelVision supports linking to
and printing from a variety of data sources, including Microsoft
Access, dBase, Paradox, Text files, and any
ODBC-compatible data source.
Point-and-shoot record selection: You can view multiple fields
and select multiple records to print in point-and-shoot.
Printing and Previewing Labels
Zebra printers support: LabelVision 98 provides enhanced support
and control of parameters and settings for most Zebra printers.
Windows printers support: LabelVision can print to any printer
supported by Windows, including color printers.
Test printing to Windows printers: You can easily test-print
Zebra labels on a Windows printer.
Label previewing, with data: You can view your label as it
will print. If you are using data from a database table, you can easily
navigate through each record in your table to see how your label will
Background printing: You can continue working while your labels
are printing or print to multiple printers at the same time.
Print-time control of variable graphic expansion and alignment.
Support for Unicode: LabelVision 98 can use Unicode in constant
text and user-prompted fields under Windows NT. For example, mix English,
Cyrillic and Greek text on the same label.
Label Design Features
Intelligent alerts: LabelVision displays alerts to notify you
of errors, warnings, or print speed issues on your label.
Drag-and-drop editing: You can drag objects between labels.
In addition, you can drag and drop objects from other programs onto
Support for embedded and linked objects: You can embed or link
information from any OLE server application onto your label.
These objects can be edited in-place, without quitting the LabelVision
Designer. This powerful feature allows you to create pictures on your
labels that are independent of printer resolution, and that don't
have to be stored in a separate file.
Mixed fonts: You can mix fonts, font sizes, and font styles
in one text object.
On-screen object data editing: You can edit bar code, text,
and variable graphic data on-screen.
Guides: In addition to positioning objects on the label using
a user-defined grid, you can easily snap objects to user-defined vertical
and horizontal guides.
Lines at any angle: You can draw lines at any angle; you are
not limited to horizontal or vertical lines.
Automatic font resizing: You can specify settings that will
cause LabelVision to automatically resize fonts to fit text within
a given rectangle.
Editing multiple objects: You can select and edit the properties
of multiple objects.
Grouping objects: You can group objects located anywhere on
the label, causing them to behave like a single object.
Overlapped ("stacked") objects: Objects can overlap each other.
You can easily control this overlap by bringing an object to the front,
sending it to the back, bringing it forward, and sending it backward.
Full control over bar code human readable placement and font, including
support for UCC/EAN bar code human readable.
Alignment of fixed and variable length objects: Using LabelVision's
fixed handle feature, you can easily align bar code and text objects
on your label, even objects which contain fields that can vary in
Fields, Formulas, and Functions
Built-in support for formulas and calculations: Formulas and
field values allow you to type a calculated value, which can involve
data from fields and other data sources.
Custom Auto Incrementing fields: You can define your own auto
incrementing sequences (typically for serial numbers) and share them
with other LabelVision users by storing the incremented values in