On a recent project, I had to come up with a way to send labels one or two at a time to a Dymo LabelWriter 450 printer from Microsoft Access. Access does a great job of printing sheet-fed and continuous labels but not specifically to the Dymo printer. Normally, I would select a one of the label templates in Access based on manufacturer and size but, without a specific manufacturer to reference, printing the labels meant setting up my own custom label template. As a bonus, the labels included bar codes !
Naturally, I couldn’t just finish this project and let it pass into the archives without doing a tutorial of some kind on it. My latest video in the Managing Your Data with Microsoft Access course shows how to create a custom label template in Microsoft Access and setup the print settings to send labels to the Dymo Printer. I even show how to setup a barcode on the label in case you want to include them on your own labels.
This video is available as a free preview of the course both on Udemy and on YouTube so enjoy! While you’re at it, check out the other free preview videos for this course. If you’ve been wanting to learn about Microsoft Access or database design in general, Managing Your Data with Microsoft Access will provide you with the start that you need.
Access continues to be used by individuals and small businesses because it provides all the tools for data management, from table design and queries to data entry forms and reporting, in one software. It’s also a great entry point into the world of databases and programming. If you’re looking for new skills to add to your portfolio at this time, Microsoft Access is a great choice that you can pick up relatively quickly.
The initial course is available with 22 lessons and over 4 1/2 hours of video to guide you through the steps in creating an application with Microsoft Access. Sign up now to get the low introductory price which will give you a discount on all future content!