Create Custom labels

Create Custom labels

To create a custom label, follow these steps:

1. Open the DYMO Label program

2. Choose the ‘Labels’ tab on the top left

3. Choose your preferred label size and layout. (It may be easiest to choose the empty layout)

4. Select the ‘Insert’ tab

5. Add all the desired label objects to the label (Text, barcode, etc)

6. In order for OrderTrac to know where to put data on the label, each object needs to be named. On each object, right click and select ‘Properties’. On the ‘Advanced’ tab, the ‘Reference Name’ field MUST be set to one of the following:

For Regular Items:

  • ITEMID_BARCODE (choose ‘Code 128 Auto’ on ‘General’ tab in the ‘Symbology’ dropdown; Choose Barcode size small if label is small;)
  • SKU_BARCODE (choose ‘Code 128 Auto’ on ‘General’ tab in the ‘Symbology’ dropdown; Choose Barcode size small if label is small;)
  • CUSTOMER (will read ‘Inventory’ if it is a stock item)
  • PRICE
  • ORIGPRICE
  • ORIGPRICELABEL (will show with default text on label if orig price has value, otherwise will be hidden. Can use to say “MSRP”, etc)
  • COUNT (ex: 1 of 6)
  • VENDOR (Vendor code)
  • LOCATION (Store location of item)
  • SKU
  • DESCRIPTION

For UPC Items:

  • PRICE (will show sale price if on sale)
  • LOCATION
  • DESCRIPTION
  • MFR (manufacture)
  • ORIGPRICE (will show original price if on sale)
  • BARCODE (created from UPC)

7. Once you are done designing the label, select ‘File’ > ‘Save as Layout’, and save to┬áC:\Users\<your username>\Documents\ordertrac\labels\custom

8. You are finished! This label will now show in the label template dropdown

Using Dymo Connect

The new Dymo Connect software does not offer the option to update object names in the user interface. Why is this? Who knows. But this means you have to get your hands a little dirty. Once you create a label, follow the steps below:

  1. First, we are going to install a program that makes it easy to edit XML files called Notepad++ which you can download here. , navigate to the location the label is saved, right click the label, and click Edit with Notepad ++.
  2. Next, you will need to look for the lines that start and end with Name that look something like this: <Name>TEXT</Name (the TEXT part might say something different. This is where you need to update the name of that object with one of the names in the list above. It can be hard to know which item name you are editing so it might be helpful to look at the other lines right below for clues as to which object you are editing. Once all object on the label have been updated, click File > Save and close out of Notepadd++. The label should work in OrderTrac now.
Edit the Name field for each object on the label