CNALH Lichen Labler (beta)
– a program by Daryl Lafferty, Arizona State University –
Options to customize labels directly from the CNLAH database are quite limited.
At Arizona State University we use a small program developed by Daryl Lafferty to print labels directly onto a sheet (letter format) that can then be folded into a packet (the printout includes folding marks and options to print a barcode).
Extract the two files from the Zip Archive into a folder on your System Drive (e.g., C:\LichenLabler). The Zip Archive contains the following files:
- LichenLabeler.exe = the program (double-click to execute)
- LichenLabelConfig.txt = the configuration parameters
- 2018-10-03_ASU_lichen-label_EXAMPLE.csv = an example of data downloaded from CNALH
- ASU_Example-label.pdf = example standard label packet used at ASU
The text file LichenLabelConfig.txt can be used to configure the label:
Top 800 = distance of label text from the top
Left 165 = distance of label text from the left
Right 675 = distance of label text from the right
Bottom 1000 = distance of label text from the bottom
BarHeight 25 = height of the barcode
FontSize 8 = font size of the label text
SciNameFont 12 = font size of the Genus + specific epithet
LineSpacing 15 = line size between paragraphs
Title ASU Lichen Herbarium = title printed above the barcode
Before you start printing you will need to download your label data into a CSV and then load that file using the LichenLabler:
An example of what a CSV that you download looks like is included in the ZipArchive, named 2018-10-03_ASU_lichen-label_EXAMPLE.csv.
To execute the program double-click LichenLabler.exe. If you use the program frequently, place a shortcut on your desktop. On the first run you will be asked to select the printer that you want to use before a CSV file can be loaded:
This program is still in beta.
Please send any bug reports and suggestions to CNALH.firstname.lastname@example.org