Windows hardware requirements
Requirements for Windows according to Microsoft:
|Minimum processor||Minimum memory||Minimum available hard disk space|
|Windows 2000||Pentium 133 MHz||64 MB||650 MB|
|Windows XP||Pentium 300 MHz||128 MB||1.5 GB|
|Windows Vista Home Basic||1 GHz 32-bit (x86) processor||512 MB||15 GB|
|1 GHz 32-bit (x86) processor||1 GB||15 GB|
|Windows 7||1 Ghz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor||1GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)||16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)|
Additional available hard disk space required for the OCLC Cataloging Label program: 20 MB.
Caution for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Although the Label Program is compatible with Vista and Windows 7, the Label Program Help file is not compatible. Microsoft discontinued support for some legacy Help files (file extension *.hlp) with its Vista and Windows 7 releases. See more information on the Microsoft Web site. To continue using the Labels Program Help in Vista or Windows 7, you can download the legacy Help viewer from Microsoft.
Install the Label Program. You need local administrator privileges when you install to allow the Label Program to update the necessary system files.
Run the Label Program. You must be a Power User to retain and modify settings and other program files system-wide.
Use the Label Program with the OCLC Connexion browser
You must install Version 1.22 (or higher) of the Label Program to view and print labels for single records in the browser interface to OCLC Connexion. After you install Version 1.22, the Label Program opens automatically and displays a label when you open a record in Connexion and click View Label in Label Program in the Actions list.
For printing labels for multiple records, you create a file using the Connexion browser (default name: Label.svs): flag records in the bibliographic save file for which you want to print labels and click Create Labels for Flagged Records in the Action/Sort list. You can copy the file anywhere the Label Program (or any compatible label printing software) is installed, and then import the file into the Label Program or other software to view, edit, and print the labels.
See Take Actions on Bibliographic Records/" Create labels" in Connexion browser documentation for more information.
The Label Program is not needed for the OCLC Connexion client
If you use the Windows-based client interface to OCLC Connexion, you do not need to install the Label Program. The Connexion client provides the same functions as the Label Program for viewing, editing, and printing labels, but as part of the software itself (go to the View menu and click Label or go to the File menu and click Print Label(s)) . See Print Labels and Accessions Lists in Connexion client documentation for instructions.
This section gives brief instructions for experienced Label Program users for downloading installation files from the OCLC Web site to your workstation and then installing the Label Program from the downloaded files.
For first-time Label Program users: Jump to section 1.4 for detailed instructions on downloading the installation files. Jump to section 1.5 for detailed instructions on installing the program after download.
|1||Create a temporary folder in Windows Explorer (for example, create a folder named label in the x:\temp folder, where x is the letter of your hard drive) .|
|2||Go to the Installation Instructions and begin at step 3, Download Software. A compressed, self-extracting *.exe file downloads to the tamporary folder you created.|
|3||In the temporary folder, double-click the *.exe file. In the Win-Zip Self Extractor window, click Unzip.|
|5||Optional. Right-click the temporary folder containing the installation files, and on the shortcut menu click Delete.|
To upgrade or reinstall the Label Program, you do not need to uninstall the previous version first. The Setup Maintenance program installs the Label Program over an existing version. In step 4 above, select one of the following (most users: select Repair):
The following detailed procedure is for new users.
|1||Open the Installation Instructions in your browser.|
|2||Read section 1, "Overview".|
|3||Create a temporary folder as directed in section 2, "Prepare to Download Software".|
|4||Access the software download site as directed in section 3, "Download Software".|
|5||Click Software downloads (in the list on the left side of the page).|
|6||Enter your OCLC authorization number and password.
You can use your valid OCLC Cataloging authorization and password or your OCLC Resource Sharing authorization .
|7||Click OK. The Software download page opens.|
|8||Click the Cataloging Label Program 1.22 link.|
|9||Scroll to the bottom of the OCLC Software License Agreement and click I Accept.|
|10||In the File Download screen, click the button next to Save this program to disk, if not already checked, and then click OK.|
|11||In the Save As dialog box, locate and select the temporary folder you created.
The name of the downloaded file automatically appears in the File name box. It is a self-extracting compressed file with the file name extension *.exe.
Note: The time taken to download software can vary, depending on the size of the file and the speed of your connection.
|13||In Windows Explorer, locate the temporary folder and double-click the *.exe file to extract the files. In the Win-Zip Self Extractor window, click Unzip.|
|14||Click OK. Then click Close.|
Before installing the Label Program:
The following detailed procedure is for new users.
|1||In the temporary folder containing the unzipped installation files (see step13 in the procedure above), double-click setup.exe. Result:
|2||Click Next in the Welcome screen of the Setup program.|
|3||Click Yes to accept the license agreement.|
|4||At the Choose Destination Location screen, check the drive and folder shown under Destination Directory (default: \oclcapps).
To change the drive or folder, click Browse. Use the Choose Folder dialog box to change the location. If you create a new directory, click Yes to confirm, and then click OK.
|6||Choose setup type:
|8||In the Select Folder for Program Icons screen, select the default: OCLC Applications. This is the name under which you open the program from the Windows Start menu.
To use a different name, highlight a name in the list or enter a new name.
|10||In the Start Copying Files screen, check the installation settings in the Current Settings box, and click Next to start copying files.
Optional. To review or change a setting, click Back until you return to the correct screen. When ready, click Next to continue.
Result: The setup program copies files to the location you specified, creates a Start menu item, and places a shortcut Label Program icon on the desktop: .
|11||In the Install Shield Wizard Complete screen, the Label Program may ask if you want to shut down and restart the workstation or restart later.
|12||Optional. You may now delete the installation files you downloaded from the Web:
Although you are not required to uninstall the Label Program before reinstalling or upgrading the software, the program includes a Remove option. To uninstall:
|Double-click the program icon on the desktop: .
In the Windows Start menu, under Programs/OCLC Applications, click Label Program.
When you install the Label Program, the software automatically supplies settings (defaults) for label printing, label format, and a warning about saving labels.
You are not required to change default settings to use the program. However, you may want to review or change them.
To view or change the label format, on the Options menu click Format. A check mark next to the format indicates the current selection. Click one of the following formats to change it.
To view or change print options, on the Options menu click Print. The Print Options dialog box opens. Check or change any of the following options:
Printer (lists all printers you added in Windows Start/Settings/Printers).
Default: Windows default printer
Font. Select any TrueType font installed under Windows. You can print characters and diacritics for Spanish, French, etc. on labels (from an ALA standard list) only in the default font.
Default: ALA BT Courier
Font size (range: 8 pt to 48 pt).
Default: 12 pt
Default: Boldface check box cleared; labels are not printed in boldface
Form (stock). Select Continuous (pin-feed) or Sheet.
Default: Sheet stock
Print offsets (positions text on label stock).
Default: No print offsets (0.0)
Units. Select inches or centimeters for print offset specifications. Default: Inches
Prompt for Options. Click to select if you want a prompt to specify the start position for printing labels (sheet stock only).
With this option selected, when you start label printing (immediate or in batch mode), the Label Program prompts you to select the column and row for the first label.
Default: Prompt for Options check box not selected; no prompt for column and row
By default, the Label Program prompts you with an option to save before you close a label if you:
To turn the warning message off, or to turn it back on:
|On the Options menu, click Warn before closing unsaved label.
A check mark next to Warn before closing unsaved label indicates that the warning message is on. If no check mark appears, the warning is off.
|In the Print Options dialog box, click Help
On the Help menu click Contents. Double-click to expand the section Prepare to Print Labels. Then double-click a topic to open it.
On the Help menu click Index. Type any of these keywords: label formats , font , boldface , form or stock , print offsets , or printer .
|On the Help menu click TourGuide. Follow the prompts on the screens.|
Caution for Windows Vista users: Although the Label Program is compatible with Vista, the Label Program Help file is not compatible. Microsoft discontinued support for some legacy Help files (file extension *.hlp) with its Vista release. See more information on the Microsoft Web site. To continue using the Labels Help in Vista, you can download the legacy Help viewer from Microsoft.
The major sections of Help are:
|Method||How to Use|
|Browse the Help table of contents (see list above)||On the Help menu click Contents, or on the toolbar click .|
|Search or browse the Help keyword index||On the Help menu click Index and type a word or phrase.|
|Build and search a full-text index of Help||
|Open a context-specific Help topic||Click a Help button in a dialog box, or press <F1>.
If you create a label form for your pin-feed printer but want to use the same printer for other printing, do one of the following:
|Double-click My Computer and then double-click the Printers folder.|
|Click File at the top of the Printers folder and select Server Properties,.|
|In the Print Server Properties dialog box, click the Forms tab if it is not on top.|
|On the Forms tab, select the Create a New Form check box.|
|In the Form Description for box, type a name for the label form. For example, type sl4 label .|
|Under Paper Size, specify the width and height of each label area for the label stock you use. Take measurements from edge to edge of the stock; do not measure the text area of the label itself.
|Click the Save Form button. Then click Close to close the Print Server Properties dialog box.|
|In the Printers folder, make sure the icon for the pin-feed printer is highlighted. Click to highlight it if necessary.|
|Right-click the printer name and click Properties.|
|In the Properties dialog box, select the General tab.|
|On the General tab, select Printing Preferences. Then click Advanced.|
|In the Advanced dialog box, select the Paper Size check box.|
|In the Paper Size list, highlight the custom form you created (example: sl4 label).|
|To save the new settings, click OK, then Apply, then OK, and then OK to close the Properties dialog box. Then close the Printers folder.|
|Start the Label Program. On the Options menu click Print.|
||In the Print Options dialog box, select the pin-feed printer for which you set up a label form. Under Form, select Continuous. Then click OK.|
In U. S. versions of Windows NT, use English units (the default) to specify paper sizes. If you prefer, select Metric units and specify label dimensions in centimeters.
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