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Getting Started withBarTenderMANUAL

ContentsGetting Started with BarTenderInstallationChoosing What to InstallAutomation Editions (Automation and Enterprise Automation)Installing BarTenderInstalling BarTender Print PortalFor Designers and Print OperatorsCreating a New DocumentUsing BarTender's Sample DocumentsAdding Objects to Your DesignUsing Databases with BarTenderEntering Data at Print-TimePrinting Your DocumentFor AdministratorsManaging Your Automation LicenseSetting Up the BarTender System DatabaseConfiguring BarTender SecurityChanging the LanguageManaging BarTender Files and FoldersLogging Application MessagesSending Email AlertsRelated Documentation34445799910111213151516161920212224

Getting Started with BarTenderBarTender software enables organizations around the world to improve safety, security, efficiency,and compliance by creating and automating the printing and control of labels, barcodes, RFID tags,plastic cards, and more. BarTender gives you the tools to easily and efficiently design labels andtemplates; to configure and connect to data sources and business systems; and to launch printcommands from any system, operating system (OS), or device.Getting Started with BarTender3

InstallationChoosing What to InstallBarTender includes a variety of applications that provide a level of power and flexibility not availablein any other design and printing software package. The applications available to you depend on theedition of the BarTender that you purchased.The following table defines the applications included in each edition of BarTender. If you choose atypical installation, these applications will be installed by default with BarTender.BarTender DesignerPrint StationBatch MakerHistory ExplorerPrinter MaestroReprint ConsoleIntegration BuilderLibrarianPrint PortalBasicProfessionalAutomationEnterprise Automation * * * * (only when specified)* Limited functionality in Automation editionAutomation Editions (Automation and Enterprise Automation)If you purchased an Automation edition of BarTender, you will also need to install a single copy ofSeagull License Server (SLS) on your network in order to enforce licensing. Without this application,BarTender will run in demo mode, altering your print output from your intended design.llIf you are running only one copy of BarTender, SLS and BarTender are usually installed on thesame computer. On the installer, simply check the box for Seagull License Server to installboth applications.If you are running BarTender on multiple computers within your environment, SLS is installedon ONLY one computer. This computer, typically a server, must be accessible across yournetwork by all installed copies of BarTender. When running the installer, you have the optionto install Seagull License Server Only. Use this option if the computer (or server) running SLSwill not also have BarTender running on it. If you choose to also install BarTender, run theinstaller and check the box for Seagull License Server to install both applications. All otherinstallations should not include Seagull License Server.If you will be creating your own custom applications to run and manage BarTender, the BarTender.NET SDK is also available for installation. This collection of APIs let your applications automaticallyperform all of the data-retrieval and high demand label printing tasks that BarTender itself performs.Getting Started with BarTender4

Installing BarTenderBarTender is available in two versions: 32-bit and 64-bit.llIf you have a 32-bit operating system (OS), you must install the 32-bit version of BarTender.If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, you may install either the 64-bit or 32-bit version ofBarTender. The 64-bit version is recommended, but you may need to install the 32-bit editionif you are using certain OLE DB or ODBC database drivers, or if you need to develop a 32-bitapplication using the SDK. For more detailed information, refer to the 32-bit and 64-bitBarTender white paper.Before installing BarTender, verify that you have the following easily accessible:llYour Product Key Code (PKC) (if you purchased a license of BarTender)The correct 32-bit or 64-bit BarTender installation package, available on the BarTender DVDor downloaded from our website at rcode-label-printing-software-download.aspxIn addition, determine which Companion Applications and additional features you wish to includewith the BarTender installation. For more information about these applications, refer to ChoosingWhat to Install.Use one of the following procedures to install BarTender and Companion Applications and tocomplete registration:To install BarTender and Companion Applications (Basic and Professional Editions)1. Double-click on the BarTender installation package.2. If asked, pick your desired language for the installer and click OK.3. If asked to install required components, click Install.4. On the initial installer screen, click Next.5. Read and accept the license agreement, then click Next.6. Select the edition of BarTender you have purchased.7. Check Specify advanced installation options if you want to specify which BarTendercomponents and companion applications you want to install with BarTender or which folderyou want to install the BarTender Suite to.8. Click Next.lIf you previously checked Specify advanced installation options, use the AdvancedInstallation Options page to check the BarTender components and companionapplications you want to install, and to specify the install folder, then click Next.9. Click Install.Getting Started with BarTender5

10. On the BarTender Activation screen, click Activate Now to activate your software now, or clickNext to activate your software later.11. On the Registration and Maintenance screen, click Register Online Now to register yoursoftware now, or click Next to register your software later.12. On the Installation Complete screen, you can optionally enable the following actions:lRun BarTenderlCreate Desktop ShortcutlOpen Getting Started ManualWhen you have made your selections, click Finish. Installation is complete.To install BarTender and Companion Applications (Automation Editions)1. Double-click on the BarTender installation package.2. If asked, pick your desired language for the installer and click OK.3. If asked to install required components, click Install.4. On the initial installer screen, click Next.5. Read and accept the license agreement, then click Next.6. Select the edition of BarTender you have purchased, then click Next.7. Under Optional Modules, check the component(s) you want to install with BarTender.Alternatively, you can install these components at a later time. Options include the following:lBarTender .NET SDKslBarTender Print PortallSeagull License ServerYou do not need to install Seagull License Server for a trialinstallation, but it must be installed somewhere on yournetwork for BarTender to fully function beyond the 30-daytrial period.8. Check Specify advanced installation options if you want to specify which BarTendercomponents and companion applications you want to install with BarTender or which folderyou want to install the BarTender Suite to.9. Click Next.Getting Started with BarTender6

lIf you previously checked Specify advanced installation options, use the AdvancedInstallation Options page to check the BarTender components and companionapplications you want to install, and to specify the install folder, then click Next.10. On the Service Account page, you can click Create a New User Account or Select an ExistingUser Account to specify a user account for the services used by BarTender. Alternatively youcan keep the default settings by not making changes on this page.11. Click Next.12. If you installed Print Portal, create an IIS WEBPRINT account. If you already have an IISWEBPRINT account, enter your password and click Next.13. On the Ready to Install page, verify that the components you want installed are listed. If achange is needed, click the Back button on each page of the wizard until you locate the pagethat allows you to change the desired option. Alternatively, click Install to install BarTenderand the listed components.14. On the BarTender Activation screen, click Activate Now to activate your software now, or clickNext to activate your software later.15. On the Registration and Maintenance screen, click Register Online Now to register yoursoftware now, or click Next to register your software later.16. On the Installation Complete screen, you can optionally enable the following actions:lRun BarTenderlCreate Desktop ShortcutlOpen Getting Started ManuallRun the System Database Wizard (Recommended)17. When you have made your selections, click Finish. Installation is complete.Installing BarTender Print PortalBarTender Print Portal is a web-based application that provides an interface for selecting andprinting BarTender documents. A single web server "hosts" Print Portal, making its documentsaccessible to other computers, tablets, and even mobile devices over the Internet. Users in yourcompany can print documents simply by going to a website and selecting the document they want toprint.Print Portal must be hosted on a computer that is running the following software:lInternet Information Services (IIS)lASP.NETlBarTender (Enterprise Automation or Trial edition)Getting Started with BarTender7

All client devices must have access to a web browser.The BarTender System Database must be set up for Print Portal tofunction. For more information, refer to Setting Up the BarTenderSystem Database.Enabling AuthenticationAdministrators can configure Print Portal so that users log in by using Windows accounts. Withauthentication enabled, only users with the Administer permission in Administration Console willbe able to change Print Portal's administrative settings. Authentication is enabled in theAdministrative Setup settings of Print Portal.If you want to further secure your environment, you can choose to authenticate users overHTTPS. This requires that a security certificate and HTTPS binding is configured for the Print Portalwebsite in IIS. For more information, refer to the BarTender Print Portal help system.Getting Started with BarTender8

For Designers and Print OperatorsWhether you are designing or printing, the BarTender interface is powerful, and using it can beintimidating for new users. This chapter is written to get you started with the most basic tasks inBarTender, including creating, designing, and printing items.Creating a New DocumentDepending on how BarTender is configured, one of three things will happen when you click New onthe File menu or click on the main toolbar:lllThe New Document wizard opens, which enables you to manually specify the size and shape ofyour design area. (This is the default behavior.)A blank template appears on screen that has the size and shape that are defined by thesettings of the default printer on your computer.A copy of an existing document opens.The design area on screen should match the dimensions and shape of the actual items that you areprinting on. These settings, along with such settings as the number of printed items on a page, theorientation of your design, or the size of the gap between multiple items on the page, are defined byusing either the New Document wizard or the Page Setup dialog.Each on-screen design area is configured to a printer stock on a specific printer. If youneed to change printers or media, BarTender will try to automatically change thedimensions of the design area to match the new printer or media. Because differentprinters support different sizes of media, the positioning of your objects may no longer fiton your printed item, and you will need to either change your design or change the pagesettings by using the Page Setup dialog.Using BarTender's Sample DocumentsBecause designing templates on your own may be time-consuming, a number of standarddocuments can be installed by using the BarTender installation package. You can modify any ofthese documents to your own requirements. Often, you can even save time by modifying an existingdocument; if a sample document is similar to what you want to design, then you do not need to startfrom scratch.Viewing the sample documents in BarTender is an easy way to discover the many features andcapabilities of the application. After you have loaded a document, you can examine the variousdialog settings to determine what features and customization options are available.Getting Started with BarTender9

To open a sample document1. From the File menu, select Open. Alternatively, click theicon on the main toolbar.2. In the left Navigation Pane, select BarTender Documents. If this is not an option, browse tothe BarTender Documents folder under My Documents.3. Double-click the appropriate industry or category folder, and then locate the sampledocument that you want to open.4. Double-click the sample document to open it in BarTender. Alternatively, click the documentname, and then click the Open button.To create a copy of a sample document1. From the File menu, select New. Alternatively, click theicon on the main toolbar.2. In the New Document Wizard, select Existing BarTender Document as your starting point.3. Click the Select button.4. In the left Navigation Pane, select BarTender Documents. If this is not an option, browse tothe BarTender Documents folder under My Documents.5. Double-click the appropriate industry or category folder, and then locate the sampledocument that you want to open.6. Double-click the sample document. Alternatively, click the document name, and then click theOpen button.7. Click Finish to close the New Document Wizard and to open the copy of the document inBarTender.Adding Objects to Your DesignWhen you have a blank template (or design area) to work with, you can begin designing your printeditems by adding objects