We've listed some of the features found in numberED that add to its robust
numbering capabilities. A short description of each of them is explained below.
|Many times a commercial sheet either cannot be found to match your job
or is more costly than a custom sheet may be. numberED provides you the
ability to create your own sheet definitions. You are asked to name your
custom sheet and provide dimensions that indicate the size of forms on that
sheet and where they are placed.
||The diagram to the left shows the information required. The height
and width dimensions indicate the finished (after cutting) size of a
sheet's form (ex. ticket, label, card, ...). The vertical and
horizontal gutters show how much waste space (if any) exists between
neighboring forms on the sheet. The number
down and number across indicate the number of forms on the
sheet vertically and horizontally. The side and top margins
indicate how much waste on the sheet must be removed from its edge to the
upper left form on the sheet during finishing.
Every numberED job begins with selection of a sheet to be used in the
job. Frequently the sheets contain multiple forms. When the sheet is
selected, numberED displays a single empty form from the sheet. You
place into that form the information you want printed by numberED into
all the forms on each sheet. You drop number, text or image blocks onto the
form and drag them to their desired locations. numberED lets you layer
these blocks when needed. You can rotate these blocks and mirror images.
Drag & Drop
|Form layout involves selecting combinations of number, text, and image blocks
(as needed), dropping them onto a blank form and dragging them into place.
Images can be resized by dragging the image edges.
||Number and text blocks can use any True-type fonts available on the host
computer. Font, fontsize and color can be set for individual characters.
||To achieve additional effects, number, text and image blocks can be layered
(moved over each other) using 'Bring to Front' or 'Send to Back' actions.
||numberED provides you the ability to rotate (turn) number, text and
image blocks 90, 180 or 270 degrees. Each block can be rotated separately.
|Mirroring in numberED is available for image blocks. The image is flipped
horizontally (prior to any rotation). Using a mirror to view the flipped image
will result in seeing the original unflipped image. Any rotation is applied
after the image is flipped.
Frequently jobs are the result of multiple production steps. numberED
can be used as one of those steps to add only numbering to pre-printed sheets.
You must define to
numberED the layout of your sheet and where the forms are on it. Then
numberED will display a single blank form into which you place a number
block(s) - one for each time you want to print the form's number.
Add Text & Images
You can use numberED to only print numbers, but it provides additional
value to you by letting you add text and images to the form layout so that you
can print numbers, text and images in one pass through the printer. Text is
composed in text blocks using actions similar to most word processing programs.
Truetype fonts available on the host computer are used to develop the text.
Images (eps, ps, pdf, png, jpg, jpeg, bmp, ico, wmf, emf) can be added to the
composed form using image blocks. Text and image blocks can be rotated.
Image blocks can be stretched or shrunk and mirrored, as well.
|In numberED backgrounds are used to cover the sheet before the composed
content of sheet forms are printed over the sheet. numberED prints the
background along with the superimposed sheet form layout in one pass to a
printer. Backgrounds can be individual image files (eps, ps, pdf, png, jpg,
jpeg, bmp, ico, wmf, emf, pdf) or page(s) drawn from Windows spool files (spl).
Most all Windows programs output through the Windows print spooler. Using a
numberED print driver, you can create a Windows spool file from your
favorite Windows application to be used a background in a numberED job.
|You can tell numberED to operate in the Metric system (centimeters) or
in the English system (inches) - the default. While in the chosen system,
numberED will accept and display measurements in that system.