Section 9: Labels

Custom Labels

Custom Labels Overview

There are many possible reasons for wanting to customize labels. Some of the more common reasons are discussed under the following headings.

Adding Fields, Bar Codes, or Graphics to Existing Labels

Existing standard labels have been designed to meet the needs of most users. However sometimes your business needs may require the addition or removal of certain fields on a particular label. Or if a custom field detail line is entered on repair order records then the entered value associated with the custom field can be added to a custom label (see Adding Custom Detail Line Fields).

Regular data fields may be printed as bar codes for easy scanning (see Using a Bar Code Reader).

A business logo may be printed on each label. Or, digital photographs or electronic signatures that are added as record attachments may need to be printed (see Attaching a Digital Photograph, and Attaching an Electronic Signature). The printing of digital photographs or electronics signatures may require additional system programming and therefore typically requires that the customizations be done by At Your Service Software, Inc., not by yourself.

(See also Adding Fields, Bar Codes, or Graphics to Existing Forms, Adding Fields, Bar Codes, or Graphics to Existing Reports, and Customizations.)

Labels in Another Language

All labels are available in English only. If any labels are required in another language then a custom label may be required.

(See also Forms in Another Language, and Reports in Another Language.)

Labels for Business-Specific Requirements

Some repair industries or volume customers may require that labels be printed using a specific layout. While there is no provision to create new labels, a label can be customized so that it prints using one or more specific layouts depending on the data being printed. For example, a standard label could print for most customers, but a specialized label layout would print if it is for a specific customer.

(See also Forms for Business-Specific Requirements, Reports for Business-Specific Requirements, and Customizations.)


Standard Label Options

Customizing Labels Yourself

Having Labels Customized For You