Documents in Control Center is a web-based shared storage for your label files, database files, graphics, and other files. Documents work like Google Drive or similar platforms where you can store and manage your files and folders.

Web storage benefits:

  • Store all your labeling files in one place. This way you keep your files accessible to everyone.

  • Centralized storage of your labeling files prevents users from printing older or obsolete labels.

  • Share your labeling files with all Control Center users.

  • Print your labels directly from the web.

  • See previews and properties of the label and graphic files.

  • Use advanced search for your files and folders.

You can open and edit label templates (.nlbl files) in your desktop Designer directly from Documents. This way you avoid different label variants stored on local computers. All Control Center users see the same label templates. To keep consistency with other labeling files, you can download the files from Documents, edit the files on the local computer, and then upload the files back to Documents.


When you upload your project files (labels, database, and graphics), use a predefined corresponding folder structure: Labels, Graphics, and Database. This way you preserve the database and graphics connectivity to your labels.

You can store almost all types of files in Documents, not just NiceLabel file types. For security reasons, you can't store executable files.

Here is the list of supported file types:

  • NiceLabel files (nlbl, lbl, nsln, sln, misx, mis, dvv)

  • Text database files (txt, dat, csv, sch)

  • Excel database files (xls, xlsm, xlsx)

  • Access database files (accdb, mdb)

  • Graphic files (bmp, jpg, jpeg, jpe, jfif, gif, tif, tiff, png, wmf, emf, ico, pcx, psd, pdf, svg)

  • Fonts (ttf, odf)

  • XML

Documents User Interface

  1. Folder list (tree view)

  2. Search options

  3. Main tabs

  4. Document properties and preview pane

  5. Columns

  6. Grid view and card view

In Documents, you can:

The default Documents view shows three columns: Name, Modified, and Size. To add or remove columns, click the Columns button, then select or deselect available columns and click Apply.