numberED provides a rich selection of numbering options. A short description
of each of them is explained below.
Each of these options is laid out on your design form in
numberED by visually dragging / rotating a block containing a number format string
to its desired location. The number format string is a set of capital Xs that indicate
the desired length of the number (ex. XXXXX - a 5 character number). You can select
each X to set its color, font, fontsize (thereby setting the characteristics of each
corresponding digit of the number to print at that character).
The X string example above may not be your choice, but serves to show how a number you
might print on a form is formatted. You may just use simple single font, size, and color. Here the first two Xs were reformatted to 'Comic Sans 24pt Bold Italic Red', the middle
X is 'Arial 30pt Blue', while the last two Xs are 'Comic Sans 18pt Bold Italic Black'.
When the number 20466 is printed it will look as the example shows.
You may place as many numbers on your form as will fit. Just create additional number
Normal (Sequential) Numbering
||Sequential numbering is counting forward or backward by 1. numberED
provides this capability and allows forward or backward counting by any other
value as well. (see Skip Numbering)
||Bates numbering is a six digit sequential number. numberED uses its
normal (sequential) numbering capability to implement Bates
numbering. You would use a six character X string.
Because Bates numbering uses leading zeros when the numbers are less than
100000, you tell numberED to create leading zeros by making the first
of the six Xs a zero (ex. 0XXXXX).
Book & Page Numbering
||If you have a job that requires a series of books, sequentially numbered,
and within each book there is a set of pages, sequentially numbered, then the
Book & Page option is your chioce. Order pads is an example of such a book.
The example on the left shows one book sequentially numbered from 1 to 50.
The next book would be numbered 5214 and contain pages 1 to 50, ...
Checkdigit Numbering (Mod Numbering)
||Checkdigit numbering is found on routing and account numbers on checks, credit
card numbers, ... Normally one of the digits in that number, the checkdigit,
is the result of a formula which uses the other number digits as data. That
digit is normally placed at the left or right end of the other digits. You
may encounter checkdigit number terms like 'mod 10', 'mod 11', ...
numberED will handle those types of checkdigit formulae and many
others. numberED will properly create counting numbers, apply the
select checkdigit formula, affix the checkdigit (right or left), and then
print the resultant number according to the formatting indicated by the
X string. The example on the left shows a four digit
number using 'mod 10' to determine the checkdigit which is placed on the right
end of the four digits.
MICR numbering uses checkdigits. numberED's checkdigit numbering can
create the digits of an MICR number. MICR fonts are available from other vendors
on the Web. Be sure to use a truetype version of an MICR font for these numbers.
Checkout the numberED manual section on creating checkdigit numbers.
||numberED provides repeat numbering by allowing you to choose how
many duplicate sheets are to print with the same number(s). Once those sheets
print, the next number(s) are assigned to the following sheet. The example on
the left shows a repeat of 2. The numbers being repeated can be any of the
types numberED produces. This example is using
||With numberED you can select any value that creates a skip of that size
between consecutive numbers in your print order. The example on the left shows
a series of numbers skipping by 2s. These numbers have been rotated 90 degrees
to read from the right of the form.
|The normal use of numbers has the digits of the numbers butting against each
other (ex. 23045) with no other intervening characters. Separated numbering
allows you to place non-digit character(s) multiple places within the set of
number digits. All keyboard characters are usable. You first make a small
change to the normal X string formatting, adding carets (^)
around the string. Then you add in the characters you want to separate the
number digits with. The top example on the left would have an X string
formatted something like '^XXac^' (the apostrophes (') are not part of the
X string). The lower example would have an X string of '^X-XX-XX^'. (The carets
are part of the X string and are considered to be an 'X'.)
Some interesting numbering can be created (see Tiered
||Tiered numbers have their digits stacked above each other.
Tiered numbering is a use of Separated numbering you might
Remember you can use any keyboard character to separate number digits in
a separated number. The ENTER key (sometimes called a carriage return or end
of paragraph) is used to create a tiered number. Essentially you create a
line ending with an ENTER key for each digit in the tiered number. The example
on the left is a sequence of four digit tiered numbers. To create the example
you use an X string formatted as a separated number and
insert ENTER keys
between each X of the X string '^eXeXe^' (the 'e' here represents the ENTER
key). (The carets are part of the X string and are considered to be an 'X'.)