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The first thing you want to do is create a stored format. This is simple from ZebraDesigner for XML, Just click Export to file in the file menu. It will give you essentially 2 files. One is the ZPL. It has essentially the page description, like HTML. You send this to the printer and it will be stored as a template for printing. The other part is an XML template with some base data you specified. This is what you use to actually print. It tells the printer to recall the format, and provides attributes for the variable data you want specified. You can use it as a template for how to format your data to send to the printer. In order to actually send these files to the printer, you have several options. You can open the driver and send it directly. Not useful for integrating into an application though. For that, we tend to recommend using the Link-OS SDK. There are more options, but this is likely the easiest.
I have some of this information in a webinar I did a few months ago. Also, you may have to add a little more information to your QR code to print it fully. Until you know more details, you may want to add "MA," without the quotes to the beginning of your data for the QR code.
Let me know if this makes sense or I just confused you more....
Thank you so much for your answer.
I have a problem, though. When I go to the "File menu", I only see the "Export to printer" option and when I use "Save as..." all I get is a .lbl file. What I'm trying to convey is that I'm not even able to generate the .zpl and the .xml files.
(Maybe the option names are not the same, because I'm using the version in Spanish, but I'm pretty sure that I don't see any "Export to file" option.)
I have English version and I could not find anything similar to exporting label into zpl or xtml template. Could you, Robin, elaborate little more?
Hi Milorad and Felipe,
I'll elaborate and go through the steps.
- Save the file: File -> Save or Save As... the created label file as a .lbl
- Export the file:
- Click File -> Export to Printer
- The Wizard walks you through exporting. This is different on the ZebraDesigner for XML and the free v2 versions.
- XML - Format name is the name you want to store it as in the printer. Select 'Send to File' on the 3rd screen.