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*********************
SHAREWARE
*********************

This program is distributed as a Shareware product. The Copyright
is retained by American Precision Instruments (API). Bar Code
Labels may be freely copied, placed on any bulletin board system,
or otherwise freely distributed. Shareware distributors may charge
their standard rates.

If you find Bar Code Labels to be practical, and intend to use it,
then you must become a registered owner by sending $25 to:


American Precision Instruments
2210 E. Highland Ave, #103-232
San Bernardino, CA 92404-4629


Registered owner's of American Precision Instruments' REGIT
Point-of-Sale are automatically registered--no fees are required.

Registrants will immediately be sent full information and
instructions for ordering API bar code equipment, cash drawers,
printers, and other point-of-sale supplies; and, if required, an
updated version of Bar Code Labels. Please indicate your version
when registering. Updates will be distributed through shareware or
direct notification by API.

Registrants will also be placed on our mailing list. Periodic
information on new versions and updates, printers, cash drawers,
bar code readers, and other point-of-sale supplies will be sent to
registered owners.




B A R C O D E L A B E L S 1.0


***********************************
CHAPTER ONE - INTRODUCTION
***********************************



============================
TO PRINT THIS MANUAL
============================

To print this manual, align your continuous feed paper to the top
of a page and at the DOS prompt type:

PRINT BCLABELS.DOC [Press Enter Key]

DOS will respond with something like "Name of list device [PRN]:".
As long as you are only using one printer (LPT1) just press the
[Enter] key and printing will begin.



======================
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
======================


Bar Code Labels prints Code 39 bar codes, product descriptions,
product code number, and prices on standard 15/16 inch labels. The
program can be operated with the REGIT Point-of-Sale databases, or
independently.



=========================
System Requirements
=========================


Bar Code Labels requires an IBM PC, XT, AT, or compatible, at least
256K of RAM, and PC-DOS or MS-DOS 2.0 or higher.

To print the labels requires and Epson compatible 9-pin printer
(24-pin printers will generally not print readable bar codes with
this program).



==========================================
SITE LICENSES AND CUSTOM PROGRAMMING
==========================================

Large operations should contact API for information on site
licenses, quantity merchandise discounts, and custom programming.




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*************************************
CHAPTER TWO - GETTING STARTED
*************************************




==============================
HARD DRIVE INSTALLATION
==============================

No special installation procedures are required. Simply use the
DOS COPY command to copy the program BCLABELS.EXE to your hard
drive. If you are going to use the program with the REGIT Point-
of-Sale databases, then the program must be copied to the REGIT
directory. To start the program, enter the command:

BCLABELS



==========================
FLOPPY DRIVE SYSTEM
==========================

If you are operating independently of the REGIT Point-of-Sale
program, you may use the original floppy or a copy, no hard drive
is required. BCLABELS is the start-up command.



======================
THE ESCAPE KEY
======================

The [Escape] key is an important key and used extensively with this
program. If you are in the process of performing a task, pressing
the [Escape] key will usually abort that task first. Then pressing
the [Escape] key again will return you to the Menu. If you happen
to be performing a subtask, that subtask will be aborted first
returning you back to the original task. This is extremely useful
because it lets you back out off a decision if you change your
mind.















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*****************************************
CHAPTER THREE - PROGRAM OPERATION
*****************************************


The program is completely menu driven. It is so easy to operate,
we suggest you stop right here and start using the program. You
will be prompted for all the information you need to enter.



===================
PRINT DENSITY
===================

The Bar Code Labels program prints Code 39 is five different
sizes. The menu lists these from 1 to 5 -- 1 being the smallest
(highest density). Sizes 1 through 3 print on standard 15/16 inch
labels, while 4 and 5 print to large for standard labels.

Most printers and bar code readers have no problem using size
1. This is the highest density (smallest) size any 9-pin printer
can print. The thinnest lines are a single row from your
dot matrix print head. As long as you have no problem with this
size, then it is the size you should choose. It generally reads
the best and takes up the least space on the label, allowing you to
use smaller labels and use less of a scan stroke.



===================
LABEL FORMATS
===================

The program prompts you to choose several ways to print out your
labels. With or without product descriptions, product prices, and
even without bar codes if desired.



===============
PRINTING
===============

Printing on labels is easy. The program does all the work for you.
It keeps track of the line spacing so all you have to do is
enter the product codes (prices and descriptions if desired), and
your printer will advance to the next label as required. You will
need to set your printer's tractors to where you want to start
printing on the labels.

Many different widths of these 15/16 inch labels are available.
Choose a width that best suits your needs.




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You will probably wish to practice on regular paper to get your
spacing correct. The first line will start printing exactly under
your print head.

NOTE: You do not have to print on labels! You may print on
standard paper and cut and paste you own labels. You will actually
get a better quality of print on standard paper than on a label. A
consideration will be the type of backing (strength) the intended
product has. While large quantities of labels can be obtained fairly
inexpensively, paper and paste costs about as close to nothing as you
can get. Give it a try, you may find it is actually easier than
dealing with the labels.



===================================
ENTERING PRODUCT CODE NUMBERS
===================================

Code 39 accepts all letters, numbers, and eight special characters:


1) space { }
2) dash {-}
3) period {.}
4) dollar {$}
5) percent {%}
6) plus {+}
7) slash {/}
8) asterisk {*}



Note: The "*" is the Code 39 start and stop character.
The program automatically adds this for you.
Do not place an "*" in the middle of a code or
your reader will stop reading when it reaches it.


Simply type in, or scan the product code to be printed, you will be
prompted for description and price if you have selected to use one
or both. You will also be prompted for the number of labels you
wish to print. If you just want one, you may press then [Enter]
key without having to enter the "1".

The label(s) will print, the printer will advance, and you will be
prompted to enter the next product code number. Very simple.
As always, press the [Escape] key to return to the Menu.










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================================
USING YOUR REGIT DATABASE
================================


First, the BCLABELS.EXE program must be in the same directory as
your REGIT Program (the REGIT directory).

From the main menu, select to use the program with the REGIT
database. Select if you want the descriptions and prices to be
printed on the labels. Select the print density.

When prompted for the product code, you may either type or scan the
code. The description and price will be retrieved from the
database, so you will not need to enter them. You will be asked to
enter the number of labels to print. When through, you will be
prompted for the next code. A very easy and quick way of printing
your labels.








































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BAR CODE LABELS 1.0

REGISTRATION FORM


SEND TO: American Precision Instruments
2210 E. Highland Ave, #103-232
San Bernardino, CA 92404


TODAY'S DATE: _________________________________

CHECK or MONEY ORDER AMOUNT: $__________________


NAME: ______________________________________________________

COMPANY: ______________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________

CITY: ____________________ STATE: __________ ZIP: _________

TELEPHONE: ( ) _________________________


WHERE DID YOU OBTAIN YOUR COPY OF BAR CODE LABELS: ____________

_______________________________________________________________


I AM INTERESTED IN RECEIVING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON:
(check all that apply)


______ BAR CODE READERS AND OTHER BAR CODE EQUIPMENT

______ ELECTRONIC COMPUTER OPERATED CASH DRAWERS

______ POINT-OF-SALE PRINTERS


COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS: ________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________



(Registered owners of REGIT Point-of-Sale are not required to
register for the Bar Code Labels program.)









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