Get the Labelmaker here!

I have made the following improvements to this release (Updated 13 Oct 2015):

  1. Tested for use with MS Word 2016 for PC and Mac successfully!
  2. Fixed bugs with small batch sizes and with double label batches printing half the number of labels requested.
  3. Serial Numbered Label capability!  See the Documentation to get started.
  4. Automatically calculates the maximum # of labels to fit on a sheet.
  5. Added another label type – each field represents one line.
  6. Added identification to the single label forms.
  7. Added limited font/size selection capability.
  8. Added A4 printing capability for those who’d like it.
  9. Cleaned up the Text File Backup feature.

There will be other improvements coming down the line as well.  You can start by downloading the latest release: Insect Collection Labelmaker 2014.  This is a Macro-enabled Microsoft Word document (.docm) format that should work in Word 2010, 2013 and 2016 for Windows, and Word 2011 and 2016 for Mac.

I will post detailed documentation on how to use the labelmaker in either the Documentation or the Tips and Tricks categories.  You can start here.

I welcome any feedback you would like to send my way via the Feedback form to your right.  The MS Word Labemaker is a step towards something bigger coming on the horizon, so I would like to know what features work or don’t work; what parts of the existing feature set are useful or not.  I intend to see if barcoded output is feasible, though this would be more of a curation/storage tool vs an identification tool, and quite honestly might be tricky to do on a 5/8″ (16 mm) wide label.

Keep Collecting!

Mike