Via copy & paste to printed labels
eXtra4<dropIT> software tool makes label printing from third-party systems quite simple
Birkenfeld, 22.03.2021. Label printing with data from proprietary database systems such as web shops, websites or stock management is no longer a challenge with eXtra4<dropIT>. The new software tool from eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH converts copied text from a computer's clipboard into print data. For the printing itself, the subsidiary of label specialist Ferdinand Eisele from Birkenfeld near Pforzheim, Germany, relies on its own tried-and-tested eXtra4<winIII> software. Direct access to the third-party system is not necessary with eXtra4<dropIT>. For users, label printing is simplified to a matter of copy & paste.
Label printing as a copying process
As an independent front-end software, eXtra4<dropIT> is actively operated by the user: He manually places data from the clipboard of his computer system into the window of eXtra4<dropIT> using the "Paste" command (Ctrl + V or Ctrl + V). Where the data in the clipboard comes from is arbitrary. The user can grab it in any third-party system by using the copy command (Ctrl+C or Ctrl+C), e.g. in a PDF document, a spreadsheet table, a text file or in the data record of a database.
Independent of source data
Due to the copying process, eXtra4<dropIT> makes label printing independent of source data: Just as the format of the original data can be arbitrary, its storage location is also irrelevant. Whether local computer, central server or cloud - the print tool does not require access to the third-party system. Users of cloud-based solutions for stock management, web shops or cash registers in particular therefore have easy access to label printing via eXtra4<dropIT>.
Transformation and transfer via scripting
The task of eXtra4 as a printing tool is to convert the copied data into printable labels. For this purpose the software uses scripting technology. A script determines which parts of the copied data are adapted in which way for a specific label. The scripting must be created individually, suitable for the type of source data in question and in accordance with the intended goal: printed text in defined design on a specific label in a specific printer. This means that not only the printable label contents are prepared and transferred, but also the necessary control commands for the connected printer. ...
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