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Version 11.x
Version 11.0  |  Version 11.0.1

Version 10.x
Version 10.2.2  |   Version 10.2.1  |   Version 10.2  |   Version 10.1.2  |   Version 10.1.1  |   Version 10.1  |   Version 10.0.2  |   Version 10.0.1  |   Version 10.0


Loftware Label Manager Version 11.0.1 - Release Notes September 2016

What are the new features of this release?

Barcode Color – A new color selection control provides the Label Designer with the ability to set the foreground color of a Barcode and its human readable text.

What fixes are available in this release?

QR Codes with trailing tilde – Fixed the issue in which tilde (~) character was inconsistently scanned when printed as bitmap. When a QR Code is configured to include a trailing tilde character, it did not always scan to show the tilde character in Auto mode.

Installing LPS 11 on a fresh system – Fixed an issue in which installation failed with an error of LPS -J scan failed if Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 was not installed.

Rendering QR Code symbols as bitmaps to multiple printers simultaneously – Fixed an issue in which Imaged QR Code Labels for multiple printers in multiple print groups caused contention for resources.

Zebra font recall command settings – The font recall settings have been moved from the Preferences dialog box and Zebra font selection list. The settings remain available via the Recall TrueType Font options in the Device Wizard. Existing customers who currently use font commands are not affected.

Text Box issues

  • Fixed an issue in which using character-level formatting (CLF) of language-specific characters in conjunction with additional character spaces caused the LPS service to hang when a label print job was submitted.
  • Fixed an issue in which using RTF formatting with languages that read right to left caused text data to print out of order.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when RTF formatting was used. Descending characters (p, g, y, j, q) in supplied data were truncated below the font baseline when the label was printed.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Tab Spaces property could be set to a value larger than the box size. Loftware LPS Release Notes Loftware Print Server Page 2 of 2
  • Fixed an issue that occurred if Dynamic Point Size was set to Yes and Maintain Aspect Ratio was not set to Yes. A line was printed along the bottom of the Text Box when the label was printed.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred if Dynamic Point Size and Fit to Envelope were set to Yes. Line break scaling was not stripping trailing spaces.
  • Fixed an issue in which normal text was displayed as bolder than expected in Design view.

What issues are known about this release?

Known issues include:

Color Barcodes – Code 39 color barcode and human readable text fields with same RGB value may be printed in a lighter shade. If this occurs, select the Send TrueType Fonts as Images option for Windows printers.




Loftware Label Manager Version 11.0 - Release Notes January 2016

What are the new features of this release?

LLM 11.0 licensing � All customers upgrading their software to version 11.0 will need their current software license converted to an 11.0 license.

Customers should contact the Loftware Customer Account Management group (CAM) to have a new licensed issued. Customers with hardware license keys upgrading to 11.0 and wanting to use the new print group feature will also need to contact CAM.

Loftware's Customer Account Management team is available to assist customers between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. E-mail and Faxes are received 24 hours a day.

TextBox Control � A new label field that allows the Label Designer control over dynamic font sizing, justification, vertical alignment, line spacing, line breaks, and the ability to automatically fit variable text to a TextBox area. This feature enables enhanced control and flexibility of variable data on label templates, while reducing the amount of design work by adjusting the text within the text box area. This feature is especially useful when printing multi-language labels.

Native PCL5c Printer Driver � In addition to the PCL5e native printer driver, LLM 11.0 adds native printing via PCL5c, providing color support to a broad range of printers, increasing overall printing performance and reducing network traffic.

Operating System Support � Added support for Windows 10.

Note: Mobile devices running Windows 10 are not supported.

Note: As of Version 11.0, Windows Server 2003 is no longer supported.

Please refer to the Loftware Label Manager and Loftware Print Server Installation Guide for a complete list of supported operating systems and other requirements.


What fixes are available in this release?

Large database ODBC lookup issues � Large database lookups (for example, a million+ rows) are now limited to not exceed the physical memory limits on the server.

High ASCII Datamatrix � Fixed an issue to properly handle High ASCII characters in PAS files when printing Datamatrix symbols.

Center Justification with Paragraphs and Windows Printers � Fixed an issue where center justified Paragraph fields were not printing as expected on Windows printers.

Alpha characters not encoding in QR Code � Fixed an issue to properly encode a single alpha character that follows multiple numeric characters.


What issues are known about this release?

Known issues include:
  • TrueType fields using font recall and character level formatting may result in unexpected printer output.
  • Saving Formulas on fields with an unterminated string (for example, missing a quote) or passing a Formula into a paragraph with an unterminated string can cause errors during design.
  • After using the Manage Groups Import device feature, you must close and restart LLM/Design32 to ensure the newly imported printers and group assignment are properly configured prior using test print.
  • Certain Zebra printers have the ability to print QR Codes natively; printing native will resolve an encoding problem where trailing characters, such as a tilde (~), are recognized when printed as a bitmap.
TextBox specific issues include:
  • Hard Line breaks �CR()� do not work when used within formulas.
  • Use caution when setting maximum and minimum height/width as some printers may not support the setting. A text box is treated as an image and some printers have limitations on the size of images they can print.
  • In some conditions the text in text box field may appear slightly different than a similar fixed text fields in design, but they do print as defined despite how they may appear in design.
  • Using a base line shift on labels with character level formatting is not currently supported.
  • In some cases using multiple CLF modifiers in a fixed text TextBox will display an unexpected line at the bottom of the envelope, but the field prints correctly without the line.
  • Paragraph spacing is not currently supported within a TextBox.
  • A TAB space is equal to 4 spaces.



Loftware Label Manager Version 10.2.2 - Release Notes February 2015

What are the new features of this release?

Blank Fields on Labels Contain Previous Label's Data When Using *DELINKODBC

Affected Version: 10.2.1 – Print jobs that contain the *DELINKODBC command did not correctly print blank fields after the first label of the print job. Instead of the field being blank, data was added from the preceding label. This issue occurred when printing from On-Demand Print Client, LWA, Integrations, or any situation where the *DELINKODBC command was being sent.

Leading Zeros in Barcodes Encoded as Spaces When Using Serial-Number Data Sources and ZPL II

Printers - Affected Versions: 10.1.2, 10.2, 10.2.1 – There was a condition in the Loftware ZPL II printer driver where leading zeros were encoded as spaces in the barcode. The condition occurred when using Serial-Number Data Sources with leading zeros on a barcode and the label was printed to a ZPL II printer. This issue did not occur if the serial number had a leading character (A, B, etc.), or was provided from a different Data Source (keyboard, database), or printed to a non-ZPL II printer.

Incorrect Julian Week Calculation - Affected Versions: All released versions – Date/Time fields using "WW yy" or "WW yyyy" in previous versions incorrectly reported the Julian week as one less than actual. For example, Monday, Jan 5, 2015 displayed as "01 2015" when the correct value should have been "02 2015". This affects all versions of LLM.

Logging Improvements Affected Versions: All released versions – Logging has been enhanced in this release. Add the text.




Loftware Label Manager Version 10.2 SP1 (10.2.1) - Release Notes December 2014

What are the new features of this release?

Windows Server 2012 R2 Support – Support for non-clustered Windows Server 2012 R2 has been officially added.

Increased Paragraph Field Character Limits – The character buffer size for paragraph fields has been increased by over 150%, allowing greater flexibility when providing complex instructions or localized content.

Character Level Formatting Improvements – Enhanced line break and paragraph support, baseline shifting has been fine-tuned when shifting characters in both directions on the same line.


What fixes are available in this release?

Fields Moving on Label Save From Older Versions – In certain circumstances, primarily when moving from a significantly older version of LLM/LPS where the display attributes were different, fields could move when resaving a label. This would not occur if the label was opened without saving. If encountered, a new setting has been added which will correct the issue.

Printing Field Flag with Character Level Formatting – Fixed an issue where the Printing Field flag was being ignored if RTF was selected.

High ASCII printing via On Demand Print Client – Fixed an issue where the ODP client was not printing high ASCII characters (128-255) as expected.

Memory or Resources are Low – Fixed an issue where Windows Server 2012 was reporting memory issues when displaying the form for certain labels via On Demand Print.

Logging and Quality Improvements


What issues are known about this release?

Incorrect Native Field Envelope – For label templates created via RDP, if the setting to fix the field moving issue is set, and you edit the template outside of an RDP session, the native field envelope may not appear as expected.

CLF and Horizontal Scaling – When using the RTF Formatter on text fields, leave the Horizontal Scaling property at 100%.




Loftware Label Manager Version 10.2 - Release Notes August 2014

What are the new features of this release?

Character Level Formatting – Support for Rich Text Format (RTF) commands has been added to format text strings, which allows label designers to use formulas and scripts to bold, italicize, resize, color, underline, subscript, superscript, and baseline adjust text strings. This allows customers to meet regulatory standards and gives designers additional flexibility to manipulate characters within a single text field without having to change their source of data.

GHS Images – The nine pictograms required for Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) labeling are now a part of the standard images provided with Loftware solutions.

Intermec Printer Support – Added named printer support for the PD42 (IPL), PD42 (FP), PF2i (IPL), PF2i (FP) and the PF8.

What fixes are available in this release?

TrueType Font Intercharacter Spacing – Fixed an issue where the spacing between characters of certain fonts would change when upgrading to newer operating systems.

cab Windows Driver Configuration Settings – Added configuration settings for the cab Windows driver to enable color printing to XC two-color printers.

Windows Color Printing Improvements – UTF-8 variable data fields print in color as expected.

Datamax Family Driver Improvements – Fixed minor issues in UI that did not impact printing.

Zebra Font Recall – Updated the PA Command default to 0,1,1,0, which can be set in the Recall TTF dialog. Fixed issue with some accents not printing in Right-to-Left languages.

Small Print Job Performance Improvements – Added the ability to override an operating system network setting, which was adding a 200ms delay when sending small packets to TCP/IP connected printers.

Logging and Quality Improvements

What issues are known about this release?

Image transparency not working with some PDF drivers – Some PDF Windows drivers don’t support transparency mode with images, resulting in clipped images if images are overlapped.

Character Level Formatting and Inc/Dec Fields – If using character level formatting to an Inc/Dec field in a script, certain conditions (for example, bolding every 10th label) require applying the formatting to a non-printing field and then setting the data to a printing field in order to achieve the desired behavior.

CLF Right-to-Left termination – When using the \rtlch command (Right-to-Left) you must close the text with \ltrch.

CLF and Horizontal Scaling – When using the RTF Formatter on text fields, leave the Horizontal Scaling property at 100%.




Loftware Label Manager Version 10.1.2 - Release Notes April 2014

What are the new features of this release?

Enhanced Zebra Font Recall–The Zebra printer drivers have been enhanced to allow for the usage of TrueType Fonts (TTFs) that are stored on Zebra devices. This feature allows the user to create and modify a label using TTFs within the Design application, while also taking advantage of native printing capabilities using the TTFs that are downloaded on a Zebra ZPL II Printer.

Two new fields were added to the Printer Specific Options (PSO) screen:
  • Recall TrueType Font checkbox Checking this box turns on the Recall option, which is normally set to off by default.
  • Recall Options button
    The Recall Options button is activated and available when the Recall TrueType Font checkbox is selected. Clicking the Recall Options button opens a dialog box where you can define any TrueType Fonts you wish to recall and specify the location of the substitute fonts on the Zebra printer.
Horizontal Scaling for TrueType Fonts–With TrueType Fonts, you can now scale the font width as a percentage of the font point size. The Character Height and Width properties of a field have been replaced by the Horizontal Scaling property. The field's font size can be changed by adjusting the point size and horizontal scaling properties or by using the mouse on the field's resize handles.

Operating System Support–Added support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Client 8.1.

What fixes are available in this release?

  • Zebra Printer Specific Option–Fixed an issue where the Custom Command and Send Command fields were being incorrectly disabled if Send Options was unchecked.
  • Zebra Font Recall–Fixed an issue where Right to Left language characters (Arabic, Hebrew, etc) were printing in reverse order when recalled using the ZPL Family Driver.
  • Zebra Printer Status–Fixed an issue where print jobs were pending indefinitely if the Pre-Job Status and Fail on Error options were selected and the printer did not return a status.
  • PCL5 Driver–Added inverse capabilities for TrueType Fonts with the PCL driver.
  • XML Parser Error–Fixed an issue where scripts were failing if the label contained an RFID field.

What issues are known about this release?

  • TrueType Fonts as Bitmap Message - When saving a label, warning messages are generated for fields with TrueType Fonts stating that the fields will be sent to the printer as bitmaps. This is not applicable if the Recall option is enabled because the fonts already reside on the printer.



Loftware Label Manager Version 10.1.1 - Release Notes October 2013

What are the new features of this release?
  • Datamax Family Driver - Added a new printer language, Datamax Programming Language (DPL), to the list of Family Drivers available within LLM and LPS. This enhancement will allow users to print natively to any device that support DPL. If your specific Datamax printer model is not listed, use this Family Driver (DPL) to configure the printer for native printing.

    Added a “Send Options” checkbox for the DPL family driver that will allow the user to control whether or not options are sent to the printer.
  • Logging and Performance Improvements
What fixes are available in this release?
  • Intermec PM4i - Changes were made to the default values of some printer settings for the Intermec Easy Coder PM4i using the Fingerprint (FP) diver. Start Adjust was changed to -100. Media Type was set to DT Economy. Print Speed was set to 100.
  • DBCS Field - Fixed an issue where DBCS field did not print correctly if it contained specific characters.
  • Code 128 Barcodes - Fixed an issue within Code 128 barcodes where Mod 7 check digit was not printing correctly if the value in the barcode exceeded ten digits.
  • PDF417 Barcodes -Fixed an issue where PDF417 barcodes were not printing correctly for Datamax printers if the barcode height exceeded 24 characters.
  • Variable Field Properties - Fixed an issue where variable field properties dialog box was displaying character height and width incorrectly after a point size change.
  • Database-Key Fields - Fixed an issue with labels that contained multiple Database-Key fields. If you clicked Cancel in a field lookup dialog box, you could inadvertently disable field lookup capabilities within another Database-Key field.
  • Printing Specific Versions - Fixed an issue where the correct version of the label was not printing if the job contained a relative or UNC path in the *FORMAT command.
  • IBM Infoprint - Fixed an issue within device configuration grid where IBM Infoprint name was being changed to IBM 4400-004.
What issues are known about this release?
  • Datamax Printers - For Datamax "class" models, the max value for Row Height is 61. You can enter a higher value, but the actual printed row height is limited to 61 pixels. Class models include: A-4212, A-4310, A-4408, A-4606, A-6212, A-6310, E-4203, E-4204, E-4304, H-4212X, H-4310X, I-4206, I-4208, I-4210, I-4212, I-4308, I-4406, I-4604, M-4206, M-4306, W-6208, W-6308, W-8306, DPL (Family Driver).

    For other Datamax models, the max value is 24. You can enter a higher value, but the actual printed row height is limited to 24 pixels. Other Datamax models include: Allegro, Allegro 2, Ovation, Ovation 2/3, PE4X, Prodigy, Prodigy 6.5, Prodigy Plus, Prodigy MAX, Prodigy MAX 300, ST-3210, ST-3306, Titan 6200, XL.

    Contact Loftware Technical Support for a workaround to configuring PDF417 barcodes with a row height greater than 61.



Loftware Label Manager Version 10.1 - Release Notes (10.1.0.21) July 2013

What are the new features of this release?
  • Label Versioning and Promotion - Adds the ability to track and manage changes when designing, developing, and publishing labels. You can view changes and comments made, and recover previous versions of your labels. When printing, you can dynamically set which version of a label you want to print.

    With label promotion you can move labels between environments (such as development and production) and better control the labels you print.
  • Embedded Images - Adds the ability to embed images within a label file (LWL). If you use Label Versioning, embedded images can help you keep an accurate history of the changes made to a label by eliminating the need to control images in another system. Even without Label Versioning, embedding images can help you ensure the right image prints on the right label and make it easier to share labels.
What fixes are available in this release?
  • Remote Spooler - Fixed an issue with the Windows driver that was causing Remote Spooler failures within Windows 7. This issue only occured with Windows 7 clients if the spooler was referenced in the port selection.
  • True Type Fonts - Fixed an issue with fields using True Type fonts. The fonts will now render correctly in both the Design and Data Entry views.
  • Date/Time Fields - Fields are now printed properly when used in formulas that contain Database key and data fields.
  • Barcode Bitmaps - An option was added to fail a print job in the case of an error when drawing a barcode on the label.
  • ODBC - Fixed an issue where an ODBC connection could not be established using Browse from the On Demand Print Client.
  • PCL5 and QR Code - The Loftware PCL5 driver now prints QR Code.
  • Fixed Text on Forms - Improvements made to the Character Width settings for fixed text on the On Demand Print and On Demand Print Client forms.
  • Out of Memory - Fixed an out-of-memory error when dropping certain XML jobs with UTF-16 processing instructions.
  • Fail Job on Script or Barcode Error - Print jobs will now fail by default, if there is an error running a script or generating a barcode bitmap.
  • Versioning - Fixed an issue where jobs were failing if a forward slash (/) was included in the relative path in *FORMAT and Versioning was enabled.
What issues are known about this release?
  • Sample Labels - If you make changes to the included sample labels with Label Versioning on, those changes will NOT be saved if you later reinstall or repair your Loftware Label Manager installation. If you want to modify the sample labels, save them with a different name to a new location.


Loftware Print Server Version 10.0.2 - Release Notes September 2012

What are the new features of this release?
  • Zebra® TrueType Font Handling - Significant improvements were made to the handling of TrueType fonts that have been downloaded to a Zebra printer. Using downloaded fonts can result in dramatic print-speed improvements, especially when managing multiple languages on a single label.

    Loftware recommends using ZebraNet Bridge Enterprise to download the fonts to your printer. The following table lists the font types that can be stored on a Zebra printer and the firmware version required to support the font type. See the Loftware Label Manager User Guide for more information on how to configure your system and labels to take advantage of this feature.

    Font Types

    Zebra Firmware Version Required

    .ttf (default)

    X. 13.X or higher

    .tte and .ttf

    X. 14.X or higher

    .fnt

    All versions


  • UTF-8 Encoding for Zebra Printers - Support was added for UTF-8 encoding in fields that use native scalable fonts on labels designed for Zebra printers and the ZPL II Printer Family Driver.

    Note: The firmware installed in the Zebra printer must be V60.14.x, V50.14.x, or later.
  • Label Comments - You can now associate comments with a label version. When label commenting is enabled, you can configure comments to be required or optional upon saving a label.
  • Bar Width Adjustment - You can now adjust the bar width on Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes to compensate for variable ink spread. This option is only available for Windows printers.
  • Printer Family Driver Expansion - Added the ability to select a printer family driver as the printer model for the manufacturers that support the language associated with the printer family driver. This allows broader support for the different print vendor printer language emulations.

    The following table contains the vendors and supported languages impacted by this change.

    Vendor

    ZPL II

    EPL2

    IPL

    Direct Protocol

    Avery

    ZPL II

    EPL2

     

     

    Citizen

    ZPL II

     

     

     

    Datamax

    PL-Z

    PL-E

    PL-I

     

    Eltron

    ZPL II

    EPL2

     

     

    FOXIV

    ZSim

     

    IPL

    Direct Protocol

    IBM

    ZGL

     

    IGL

     

    Intermec

    ZSim

    ESim

    IPL

    Direct Protocol

    Monarch

    ZPL II

    EPL2

     

     

    Printronix

    ZGL

     

    IGL

     

    Sato

    ZGL

     

    IGL

     

    Zebra

    ZPL II

    EPL2

    IPL

     


  • Service Pack Installs - Service pack installs are now complete installs. It is not necessary to install the latest major version before installing the service pack.

What fixes are available in this release?
  • Labels with Scripts - Fixed a memory issue when printing labels with a script data source.
  • TrueType Fonts - Fixed a memory issue when printing labels with TrueType paragraph fields.
  • Datamax Driver - Fixed an issue where 2D barcodes with Inc/Dec data sources were not incrementing or decrementing on Datamax printers.

What issues are known about this release?
  • Hebrew Characters - Hebrew and Yiddish character strings are printing left-to-right when printed using a font recalled from a Zebra printer. The right-to-left language orientation is not maintained.
  • Devices List - The Loftware Print Server Status Client's Device Configuration list does not always match the list in Design32.
  • Zebra Label Options - The Recall True Type Fonts option has been removed from the Zebra Label Options in LLM. See the Zebra TrueType Font Handling note above for more information about handling downloaded TrueType fonts on Zebra printers.

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Loftware Label Manager Version 10.0.1 - Release Notes June 2012

What are the new features of this release?
  • Enhanced Scripting Performance - Improvements were made to enhance the processing speed of complex label files that use a script data source.
  • Script Editing and Troubleshooting- The ability to quickly find a script data source was added to the Loftware Label Manager. When a field has a script data source associated with it, the user can easily find the script on the label whether it is on the label view or form view within Loftware Label Manager
  • Properties Sorting - The ability to sort properties of fields on a label by field name, field type or data source was added to the Loftware Label Manager Properties dialog box. Users can now use the properties dialog box of the label to quickly view which fields have data sources of various types as well as the fields' name and field type
  • Improved Logging

What fixes are available in this release?
  • Fixed an issue where a zero-byte label file in IBM FileNet could cause the Loftware Print
    Server to crash.
  • Fixed an issue where batch print could lose a job status connection during a network
    disconnect.
  • Fixed an issue where two communication threads were associated with a single connection.
  • Removed a 30,000 character limitation for scripts.
  • Now maintaining UTF-8 formatting in scripts driven from On Demand Print.
  • Fixed an issue where bulk status updates were not returning printer errors when using the
    Loftware Connector for SAP via BC-XOM. Requires Loftware Connector for SAP 2.0.3 when
    using BC-XOM and bulk status updates.

Who should I contact for more information?
For specific questions regarding this release, please contact the Loftware Product Management team ProductManagement@loftware.com

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Loftware Label Manager 10.0 - Release Notes Oct 2011

What are the new features of this release?
  • Printer Family Drivers - Added new printer family drivers for Zebra ZPL II, Zebra Eltron EPL2, Intermec IPL, and Intermec FingerPrint Direct Protocol printer control languages. Family drivers allow you to reuse the same labels with different printer models, and drive new printers.
  • Printer Language Pass Through Fields - Added the ability to enter printer control language such as ZPL2, IPL, and PCL5 within a field's data and pass the printer language through the driver, directly to the printer.
  • Detailed Printer Status - Added support for retrieving detailed printer status from ZPL2, IPL, and FingerPrint/DP printers.
  • LPS Data Reporting Tool - Added the Loftware Reporter Utility (LWReporter), a command line tool that reports on your Loftware Print Server or Label Manager system including labels, templates, configuration files, and printers.
  • QR Code - Added QR Symbology as a bitmap option for all printers.
  • Aztec Code - Added Aztec Code bar code support for all printers.
  • Bearer Bars - Added Bearer Bar support for ITF-14 and I2of5 symbologies for all printers.
  • GS1 - Enhanced GS1 support including GS1 Data Matrix support, and new compliance templates.
  • Data Matrix - Added Rectangular Data Matrix support for all printers.
  • USPS Intelligent Mail - Added USPS Intelligent Mail bar code support for all printers.
  • Intermec Printer Support - Added support for Intermec PD42 (IPL) and PD42 (FP) via Printer Family Drivers. Added 406 DPI resolutions to the Intermec PM4i Loftware Driver. Added support for Intermec PB22 (2 inch) PB32 (3 inch) and PB50 (4 inch) printers via IPL or Direct Protocol Printer Family Drivers.
  • Custom Commands - Ability to send label level custom commands to Intermec printers using the IPL famly driver.
  • Sato Printer Support - Added the option to not send options to Sato printers - A Send Options checkbox was added to the Printer Specific Options for Sato printers.
  • Operating System Support - Added support for Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit).
  • XML Validation - The Loftware Print Server upgraded to MSXML 6.0 for XML parsing. As part of this update, LPS switched to XML Schema validation from DTD validation. This change resolves a number of issues related to the label.dtd file not being present in the location specified in the XML. However, if you previously validated your XML against the label.dtd, you must take action if you want to continue to validate against the Loftware XSDs.The Loftware Print Server runs as a 32-bit application on 64-bit operating system.
    Note: If you upgrade to the Loftware Print Server version 10.0, labels that contain the DTD DOCTYPE declaration will still print by default, but the XML will not be validated.
    See the XML Files section of the Loftware Print Server User Guide for more information on XML validation.
  • True Type Fonts - Added the ability to use decimal point sizes in True Type Fonts
  • Device Configuration - Added a Description column to the Device Configuration grid.
  • Field Positioning - You can now position fields more precisely by using decimal values. For example, you can set a field to be 15.5 millimeters from the top of a label.
  • Samba - The Loftware Print Server now supports polling (dropping files) to a Samba 3.0 file share.

What fixes are available in this release?
  • Field Level Scripts - Scripts are now properly evaluated when using the PCL driver.
  • Label Errors Notification - Label Errors appear in the Label Description section of the File | Open dialog.
  • Label Preview - Labels with both dimensions less than 2 inches appear properly in the Design32 preview.
  • Device Attributes - The Attributes column in the Device Configuration grid displays attributes when Print Manager / Spooling is used.
  • UTF-8 - Loftware now maintains UTF-8 formatting if the data is first passed to a non-printing field on the On Demand Print Form
  • INC/DEC in Zebra - ZPL Leave Leading Zeros in Native INC/DEC now works in Zebra printers.
  • Backup and Restore - Improvements were made to the Backup and Restore utility (LPS_SYNC).
  • Invalid FORMATs in PAS File - A Stacked pas file with 200 or more invalid FORMAT lines will now display an error properly.
  • TEC B-SX5T printer - Cut After Each Job setting now functions as expected on TEC B-SX5T printer.
  • Labels with LST files - You can now copy a field with a max character setting from one label to another when both labels are associated with the same LST file.
  • Labels Designed for Other Printers - The Label Not Designed for Selected printer message now appears as expected when attempting to test print from Design.
  • Print Speed Command - Increased the range of the Print Speed command for the Direct Protocol Printer Family Driver.
  • Label Preview - Label preview is now available in ODP & Range Print when language is set to non-English.
  • RFID Tags - Adding a tag to a label without the Properties window open will no longer cause incorrect block configuration.
  • Time Stamps - All print jobs in the pending queue will have the correct time stamp.
  • Failed Job Errors - The Status Client now uses more accurate error messages when jobs fail.
  • Invalid Database Key Field - A label will now fail as expected if an invalid database key field is provided when using an ODBC datasource.
  • Test Device - Pressing the Test Device button on the Device Configuration for Loftware Web Listener window of the Loftware Web Listener Configuration Utility prints a test label on the Device.
  • On Demand Print Client - The active data entry field now displays entered data unobscured.
  • On Demand Print Preview - The Zebra label specific options Mirror Image and White on Black are now reflected in the label preview.
  • FNC1 in Datamatrix - You can now encode an FNC1 function in Datamatrix bar code
  • Load Last Label Used - Loading the last label used (Options | Preferences | Design Options) now works as expected.
  • Reassign Printers - You can now select the Reassign option from the right-click menu on the last printer in the Device Configuration grid.
  • EPL Option–The Write Graphics to Image Buffer setting is now disabled by default for printers that use EPL and EPL2 control languages. If you have previously enabled this setting, it will NOT be disabled by upgrading.
  • Note: Older EPL control language printers do not support this option.
  • Back Feed on Toshiba TEC - The Backfeed option on the Toshiba TEC B472 now functions properly.
  • Scientific Notation in On Demand Print - Database Number fields will no longer be displayed in scientific notation in On Demand Print when there are more than 7 digits in the number.
  • File | Open Change - Changes to the default Label location (Options | File Locations) will now be picked up immediately in On Demand Print or Range Print. The File | Open dialog will now default to this location when it is opened.
  • Printing in Color - Images now print in Color using Windows PostScript Driver
  • Zero KB Files - Zero KB files with a .TXT file extension will no longer block the processing of valid PAS and XML files when FIFO is enabled on the Scan Path. These files will be ignored.
  • Note: Zero KB PAS, XML, and CSV files WILL block the processing of valid PAS, XML, and CSV files until the Zero KB files are removed.
  • Sato Printers - True Type font fields now print on Sato M8400RV and M5900RVe printers using the
    native driver.
  • Field Level Script Errors - False errors no longer appear when saving labels with script data
    sources that reference formulas that in turn reference fields after the labels are saved multiple times.
  • Zebra Inc/Dec - The Zebra Native Increment/Decrement setting now works correctly with Code
    128 bar codes if Always Download Format is enabled in Printer Settings.
  • ZPL ~EG command - Zebra is no longer supporting the ~EG ZPL command. This has been
    replaced by the ^ID command. The ZPL II family driver will use the ^ID command instead of the
    ~EG command. Refer to the ZPL Programming Guide for more information.
  • Windows Printers - Improved performance when many Windows spoolers are being used
    simultaneously.
  • Labels with Layouts - Labels using Layouts now work correctly when printed from the On
    Demand Print Client.

What issues are known about this release?
  • NULL Characters in PAS File - A PAS file that contains a NULL character may print correctly, but
    it will not appear complete in the Status Client using the Resend function.
  • Intermec Direct Protocol family driver - A non-printing field that is off the label can cause the
    printer to fault with a "Field out of label" error.
  • IP Printer Error Could Shut Down LPS - Labels sent to a printer can appear to have printed
    when they did not if an IP-port connected printer is paused, causing it to error, the print buffer is
    filled, and then the LPS is shut down. *As a workaround for Zebra (ZPLII) and Intermec (IPL or Direct Protocol) printers you can enable Detailed Status (with Pre-Label Status and Wait on Errors enabled). This will prevent a label from being sent to the printer until any errors at the printer are cleared.
  • Batch Print Error - A batch print error when multiple printers are offline may be related to a Microsoft issue. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/898468
  • Canceled Install - When canceling an install, a Loftware_Group user group may be created even if the installer indicates the system has not been modified
  • Windows Printers - LPS/LLM do not account for Windows printer margins.
  • QR Code Modes - The current implementation of QR Code does NOT support Extended Channel Interpretation (ECI) mode or FNC1 modes in the Loftware Print Sever or the Loftware Label Manager.
  • I2of5 with Bearer Bars Resizing - When using the drag handles to shrink an I2of5 bar code with bearer bars, the bar code may actually grow.
  • Force Max # Char - The Do not force Max # Char setting is not honored on text fields when processing drop file .
  • Detailed Status - When Fail on Errors is enabled, the wrong status type is reported after failure.
  • Adobe Acrobat Printer - The Loftware Print Server will eventually stop printing and jobs will go into a pending state when using an Adobe Acrobat printer version 9.0 or higher. This occurs when the LPS is run as a service, and the cause appears to be a defect in the most recent versions of Adobe Acrobat. *Adobe Acrobat version 7.0 does not exhibit this behavior, nor does it occur when the LPS is run in Interactive mode. Other PDF creators, such as CutePDF™, do not exhibit this behavior.
  • Disabling Detailed Status - When you disable Detailed Status, the Disable Status Checking and Force Extended Mode options remain enabled (they are enabled when Detailed Status Checking is enabled) on the Configuring Existing Device Connection Settings dialog. You must clear these options after disabling detailed status to disable them.

Where can I get more documentation on the Label Manager?
1. The Loftware Print Server and Label Manager Installation Guide on your CD or download package.
2. The Loftware Label Manager and Loftware Print Server User's Guides from the Help menu in Loftware Label Manager.
3. The loftware.com Document Center or Knowledge Base.

Who should I contact for more information?
For specific questions regarding this release, please contact the Loftware Product Management team ProductManagement@loftware.com

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