| Creating consecutively number labels, tickets, cards,
- Step 1.
- Either -
- Open a blank (new) document; use Format,
Labels and select an appropriate label or card stock size.
- or -
- Open an existing document (e.g., a
Purchase Order, log sheet, raffle ticket. etc.)
- Step 2.
- Add a page number to it (if you are using
labels or cards each is a logical "page") with Format, Page, Insert
Page Number. Insert, Close. This places a [PgNumDisp] code on the label
(visible in the Reveal Codes window); you should see a "1" on the label
at the insertion point. You can adjust the starting number with the
Value/Adjust button, or you can adjust it after the macro is finished
(see #5 below).
- Step 3.
- Next, choose a font and font size for the
number (select the code with your mouse and change the font), and add
other body text and formatting. Finally, merge the label, card, or
sheet "x" times with the LABLCOPY
macro (found here in the Library). You'll get consecutively numbered
labels/cards/sheets -- as many as you need.
- Step 4.
- If you have saved the above document, you
can change the numbering so that the first item starts with a new
- Go to the very top of the document before
all codes and click Format, Page, Insert Page Number. This time, do not
click Insert (you already have page numbers in the document); instead,
click the Value/Adjust button, and set the page number to whatever
beginning value you desire, such as "3001". Click OK (or Apply, then
OK). Then click Close to close the "Insert Page Number" dialog and
return to the document.
This step inserts a new code at the top of the document, [Pg Num Set:
3001], and numbers the items consecutively from the new starting number
by simply changing the starting "page" number. You can re-use this
document In the future with different numbers by simply deleting this
code and repeating step 5 with a new starting value. (Or simply double
click the code in Reveal Codes to bring up the Values dialog.)
- See also the Bates macro in the Library, which can
create sequential fixed width letters and numbers (e.g., A0001, A0002,