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Creating a Multiple Tag Order Using the Print Merge and Auto Numbering Part 2

I had a customer call in and needs a job done as he is unsure of doing the job on his laser. So as a favor to him I will do the job. Here are the specs of the job:
The oval disc is a theater seat number & they are matching previous discs.
The size is 5/8 inches high by 1 5/16 inches long.
It is black plastic with white number engraved.
I need numbers from 1 to for 140 pieces.
I do not need the holes drilled in them.
My note he has not provided me with a text size

Select your laser or printer

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We need to select our laser or printer that we are going to use (1)

Select the Properties

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Once the printer is selected we need to select the properties of the printer (1)

Create our overall plate size

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In the printer / laser properties enter in the page size of you master plate. In this case I am creating the ovals into a multiple onto a 24 (1) Horizontal by 12 (2) vertical. When you are done leave the laser driver software.

Select the Layout Tab

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In the Print command select the Layout tab (1).

Select the Edit button

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Make sure that the layout tab is active (1). Select the Edit button (2) this is part of the imposition command

Create your multiples

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We now need to place in the number of multiples we want on the horizontal (1) and vertical directions (2). Note: You will need to figure out exactly what you need and what will fit into the area. In this case I want 16 and 16 as this will max out the material. If I put in any more than the plates will get smaller.

I now have 256 plates

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I now have 256 plates created if I want to fill up the whole page. I only have 130 so it will only create 130 plates

Preview the job

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Click on the preview plate button (1). You can see the whole 24 by 12 multiple

Zoomed in picture

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Here is a zoomed in picture

Leave the preview window

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Click the ok check box to exit the print preview (1)

Click the print button

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Select the print button to send it to the laser (1)

To confirm via PDF

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Sometimes you may want to confirm the job with your custom. The best way it via a PDF. From the Print Merge tool bar select Merge to New Document (1).

Create 140 pages

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This will create 140 pages in Coreldraw (note Corel will only create 999 pages.)

Each page has its own number

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If we zoom in we have a number in each page

Select Publish to PDF

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Go to FILE | PUBLISH TO PDF (1)

Name the File and Change your Settings

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Give the file a name (1). Because this file is 140 pages we may only want to send 1 page for confirmation. If so you can select the settings button (2). If not just click on the save button.

Select the Page or Pages that you want to keep

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If you want to send a certain page or pages select Pages (1) and than type in the pages you want to save (2). Click on Ok.

Click Save

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To Save the file just click on the Save button (1).

PDF file size

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The file that I saved with all the pages in it is only 159 KB. This is small and can be easily emailed.

Image in Acrobat Reader

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Here is the image opened with the Adobe reader. It shows the oval and the number layout in the badge.

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