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[en] Installation and activation improvements

[en] Automating NiceLabel activation

[en] NiceLabel installer supports new parameters for automating the activation process. These options are useful when you face the task of deploying the NiceLabel software on many workstations. Previously, the NiceLabel installer already supported silent and unattended installations. The new functionality adds the possibility of unattended activation.


[en] The new possibility works best with multi-user NiceLabel products (such as NiceLabel LMS Enterprise), in which all clients use the same license key for activation.

[en] You can automate the activation using command-line switches, or by modifying the product.config file.

[en] For more information, see the following Knowledge Base articles:

[en] New and improved functionalities

[en] Label converter for BarTender and CODESOFT templates

[en] Digital transformation of the entire labeling process with NiceLabel starts with the label designer. The customers who plan to modernize their labeling using NiceLabel software, expect a time-efficient and straightforward migration.

[en] The usual hurdle that the customers switching to the NiceLabel platform face is the conversion of existing label templates to the NiceLabel format. Significant time and effort might have been spent creating the existing label templates. New tools and services are available for the new customers to help them bring their existing labeling assets to the NiceLabel platform quicker and with less investment.

[en] Label converter transforms Seagull Scientific BarTender and Teklynx CODESOFT label templates to the NiceLabel format.

[en] Label converter does not produce a 100 % conversion and does not produce the complete one-to-one mapping between the existing labels and the newly created NiceLabel labels. The technology background of the label designers is too diverse for such results. Also, the one-to-one mapping rarely makes sense. If the users were not using best-practice label design techniques before, and ended up with hundredths or thousands of label templates, migrating to the NiceLabel platform is a good opportunity to consolidate and optimize their label templates.

[en] To use the converter, a licensed copy of the existing labeling software is necessary.

[en] You can download Label converter from the NiceLabel website.

[en] NiceLabel team offers the label conversion service if you do not want to deal with the label conversion yourself. Contact NiceLabel Sales for a quote.

[en] Right-click context menu available on data sources

[en] When you right-click one of the data sources, a context menu displays a list of available shortcuts. You can copy and paste the data sources, you can also edit its name and open its properties. Most users will probably benefit from a shortcut to delete the unnecessary data source without opening the Dynamic Data Manager.

[en] This new shortcut works in the Dynamic data explorer of the design area, and in the Dynamic Data Manager.


[en] Figure 3: Right-click context menu with shortcuts

[en] Support for Code-32 (Italian Pharmacode)

[en] Code-32 is mainly used to encode pharmaceutical products in Italy. The basis for Code-32 is barcode Code-39 with some structural changes. The alternative names for the barcode symbology are “IMH”, “Italian Pharmacode”, “Radix 32 barcode”, “Codice 32 Pharmacode” and “Codice Farmaceutico Italiano”.

[en] The barcode was supported in NiceLabel v6. When you convert your label template from v6 (.LBL files) to the new file format (.NLBL), the Code-32 barcode objects transfer to the new label template.


[en] Figure 4: Code-32 barcode symbol for value "12345678"

[en] Optimization of curved text printing

[en] With this release, NiceLabel optimizes the printing of labels with curved text objects. The print job is smaller in size, transports to the printer faster, and results in a much faster printout.

[en] Updated support for GS1-128 specification (issue 19.1, July 2019)

[en] GS1 support in the software has been updated according to the update of GS1 Specification (Release 19.1 from July 2019). There are new Application Identifiers: AI(235), AI(417), AI(7040), and AI(7240).

[en] Product documentation available in the Russian language

[en] All NiceLabel product documentation and online help files are available in the Russian language. This includes installation guides, user guides, and help system.

[en] RFID updates

[en] Visual indicator for RFID-enabled printers and labels. The status bar in NiceLabel Designer displays useful information, including the name of the printer driver connected to the label, and quick access to the printer driver settings.

[en] When you choose an RFID-capable printer for the current label, NiceLabel additionally displays the RFID icon to the left of the printer driver's name. The indicator serves three purposes:

  1. [en] The current printer is RFID-capable.

  2. [en] Visual indicator whether RFID options in the label template are enabled or not.

  3. [en] Clicking the indicator opens the “RFID Tag” dialog box for configuring the RFID settings.


[en] Figure 5: Visual identifier for RFID functionality

[en] Support for RFID Chip-based serialization. Most new RFID chips contain a feature called “Chip-based serialization”. Prior to encoding an RFID tag, you can read the TID (Tag ID or Unique Identifier) from the current chip, and use the TID as the “serial number” part to encode as part of the SGTIN data.


[en] Figure 6: RFID’s TID is used as a serial number within SGTIN data


[en] If the EPC has been preprogrammed (typically by the manufacturer) with the chip-based RFID serialization scheme, the serialized data does not have to be written back to the EPC memory. This helps you save time.

[en] PDF files generated by NiceLabel contain clickable links

[en] When you use NiceLabel to create PDF documents, the web or email links inside the Text and Text Box objects are clickable and open in the associated application. For example, web links open in your default browser, and email links open in your default email reader.

[en] The web links are identified by the following prefixes: “www.”, “http:” and “https:”.

[en] The email links are identified by the prefix “mailto:”.

[en] Updated samples

[en] NiceLabel includes new label samples for:

  • [en] Automotive industry (VDA 4994, VDA 4994 RFID smart labels, VDA 4992)

  • [en] Electronic industry (ECIA 2D barcode)


[en] Figure 7: Sample VDA 4994 Single KLT label

[en] NiceLabel includes new sample Automation configurations for:

  • [en] JSON data