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SenLab01 Instructions

This software was inspired by the desire to print address labels quickly without complex issues of fields, graphics, databases etc. to prolong the learning process.

This software is simple.  It has no real frills.  It simply prints address labels from a text file.  If you want to be informed of updates and enhancements to this software just email me at with requests, suggestions, comments, or questions or visit our web site at http://www.sente.co.uk/

Simple quick start:

Select "New job wizard" from the "File" menu and follow the sequence presented.  There are preset templates provided with the software and example text files of fictional addresses and sequences.

More detailed instructions:

This list assumes you want to specify your own measurements for the template but you may find the required labels in the preset templates provided.

1. Select Template/New and enter the size of your label sheet.

2. Select Template/Edit layout... and enter the measurements for your labels.

3. Print the template from File/Print template and check the measurements are correct for your labels.  You can calibrate the printer if you want precise location using the File/Calibrate printer... option.  (It's a good idea to save your template for other jobs when you have it as you want it.  You do this from Template/Save as...)

4. You need a text file (ASCII text - most applications where you might store your addresses have an option to export data as text only (that's .txt files)) which contains your addresses (or any other data you wish to use).  The software regards consecutive lines of text as belonging to one label and recognises an empty line as a separator between labels.

5. Load the data using the Data/Open option and select your text file.

6. If you want to alter the default 2mm border, text alignment or justification and the font, you can do this by selecting File/Format labels... option.  You can also save your choice as the default for new jobs.

7. Check that your labels appear correctly on the screen and when you are satisfied save the job.  It is worth noting that if you want to edit the text in your labels that you do this by editing your text file with an editor of your choice.  Sometimes an application which has your text file open for editing will lock the file and prevent other applications (e.g. SenLab) from accessing the changes, so you may have to save and close the text file in your editor before returning to SenLab and pressing the Reload data button on the top bar.

8. Test the printing on plain paper (its cheaper) by printing a single page and comparing it with your label sheet.  Then test it on your label sheet (sometimes the alignment can be slightly different because of the thickness of the paper).  When you are satisfied...

9. Save the job (File/Save) and print your labels (File/Print).

10. Pat yourself on the back for finding such a simple and practical piece of software.

I do intend to expand this software to include inline editing, sequence generation, graphics and more.  But the philosophy is to keep it simple.  The effort applied and the direction of development are directly proportional to the interest shown.  So if you like it and want more please email me at

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