Question Drag and drop labels system

cdunlap45

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I want to create a drag and drop label system for work. I run a furniture department and I am obsessed with organization and categorization. I print 2x4in. Labels for furniturebut the system they have does not let me choose exactly what to print, this wastes a ton of paper. I want to create something that I can drag and drop exactly what I want into each page so I can reduce waste, reduce the time it takes to cut the labels out thus making me more productive at work which is especially important to me. I am looking for ideas on best places to start. I currently have the full office and Adobe suites and am somewhat proficient in coding. Any direction is greatly appreciated, thank you
 
If you have MS Office, then use a Word label template that matches the 2x4" inch shipping labels you have.
Open Word, select New or File>New (depending on version) and search or pick a template from the list
On the Office document you could drop images, types test on all or individual labels.
 
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Ralston18

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Will second @jojesa regarding MS Office and Word label template.

Do you use Avery or some other brand labels ? If so, they offer templates that can be set up in advance so all you do is load the blank labels/sheets into the printer.

Reference:

https://www.avery.com/templates/5163

As for "drag and drop" :

Here are two randomly chosen links:

https://www.amzlabels.com/

https://blog.ezofficeinventory.com/print-labels/

The first link may be for "boxes" but there is nothing preventing the label being put on a piece of furniture.....

Note:

Not recommending either service/product - just trying to get a fuller sense of your requirements.

I also found a couple of programs that may be viable.

Do you have the furniture data stored in a spreadsheet or database of some sort? Or do you manually have to re-type every label?

Are you able to post a couple of sample labels without revealing any personally identifiable information?

Do you use barcoding?
 

hang-the-9

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I want to create a drag and drop label system for work. I run a furniture department and I am obsessed with organization and categorization. I print 2x4in. Labels for furniturebut the system they have does not let me choose exactly what to print, this wastes a ton of paper. I want to create something that I can drag and drop exactly what I want into each page so I can reduce waste, reduce the time it takes to cut the labels out thus making me more productive at work which is especially important to me. I am looking for ideas on best places to start. I currently have the full office and Adobe suites and am somewhat proficient in coding. Any direction is greatly appreciated, thank you
Did you talk to the people that build this system that is not efficient so they can make it better for everyone? If you do your own hacked together fix for this it won't help the guy in the next office, or other department that may have the same issue. It also seems like you are getting a print out already formatted from whatever this system is you are talking about, are you trying to take what is presented to you on the screen then selecting only certain areas to print? You would need something like the snipping tool in Windows or Snag-It to capture the information as an image, or select text and copy/paste it in the label.
 

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