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    User's Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Creating Labels ................4 Label Creation Overview ....................4 From Label Creation to Printing ..................4 How to use the P-touch Editor for Windows ..............6 Starting P-touch Editor ....................6 Start P-touch Editor Help ..................... 10 Creating Labels with Other Applications ..............

  • Page 3: Introduction

    • Also included is information describing how to install the accompanying software to connect the machine to a computer. User's Guide (this guide) This guide describes how to create labels using the P-touch Editor software that has been installed on a computer connected to the machine. ®...

  • Page 4: Creating Labels

    For details on step-by-step instructions, see Help files. From Label Creation to Printing Choose the type of label you want to create. There is a variety to choose from. Label examples Prepare the appropriate DK Roll for the label you want to create.

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    Snap Mode The result may differ. • Screen capture • Print text • Drag and drop Using an application from another publisher (Windows only) Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook • Add-In functions • Import the text Using P-touch Address Book (Windows only) Enter/Import the text...

  • Page 6: How To Use The P-touch Editor For Windows

    This section explains the procedure for starting P-touch Editor. With P-touch Editor, you can create various kinds of labels. See the P-touch Editor Help for samples of various kinds of labels and details on creating, printing, and saving the labels. The following is the example for Windows Vista™.

  • Page 7: Layout Window

    This mode provides easy label creation with texts and images. The layout window consists of the following sections: Menu bar Commands are categorized under each menu (File, Edit, View, and Insert, etc.) by function. Command bar The command bar contains the New/Open, Paper, Text, Frame, Image, etc.

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    A group of frequently used commands (New Layout, Open, Save, Print, etc.) are provided in this toolbar. Property pallet The property pallet contains the Print, Paper, Text, Layout, and property boxes. Click on the left side of each pallet to show/hide the box.

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    Snap Mode With this mode, you can capture the screen, print it as image, and save it for future use. To start the snap mode, follow the steps below. When you click [Snap Mode], the description of the snap mode dialog appears.

  • Page 10: Start P-touch Editor Help

    Start P-touch Editor Help This section explains how to start P-touch Editor Help for Windows. The following is the example for Windows Vista™. Start from Start button To start P-touch Editor Help, click the Start button on the task bar, point to All Programs (or Programs).

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    Printing the Help description The information given in P-touch Editor Help can be printed. Use your normal printer to print the P-touch Editor Help information. In the [ ] tab, choose any topic you want to print. Contents Click on the Toolbar.

  • Page 12: Creating Labels With Other Applications

    The Add-In funtion is valid for Windows only. In each application, by choosing the text you want to print and clicking on the P-touch icon, you can create and print labels quickly and easily.

  • Page 13: Microsoft Word

    Detected ZIP/Postal code Code field If you click No in the message "Register the data in the Label List?" is displayed and want to register, go to [Tools]-[Options], and check "Automatically Record Data Imported With Add-In." Creating Labels with Other Applications...

  • Page 14: Microsoft Excel

    Label List" described on the page 15. • If you want to include the data into the Code field of the Label List, choose [Text Imported Into the "Code" Field of the Label List] in the [Brother P-touch Import Setup] dialog box.

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    Code field "code" Field of the Label List] If you click No in the message "Register the data in the Label List?" is displayed and want to register, go to [Tools]-[Options], and check "Automatically Record Data Imported With Add-In." Creating Labels with Other Applications...

  • Page 16: Microsoft Outlook

    On the Microsoft Outlook standard toolbar, click ® For details on how to automatically add the text to the Label List, see "How to add the Microsoft ® Outlook text to a Label List" described on the page 17. Creating Labels with Other Applications...

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    Code field "code" Field of the Label List] If you click No in the message "Register the data in the Label List?" is displayed and want to register, go to [Tools]-[Options], and check "Automatically Record Data Imported With Add-In." Creating Labels with Other Applications...

  • Page 18: How To Use The P-touch Address Book

    How to Use the P-touch Address Book This section describes the procedure for creating labels from contacts efficiently using the P-touch Address Book. The P-touch Address Book is valid for Windows only. The following is the example for Windows XP, except for step 1.

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    Displays layout styles stored in the folder. Layout work area This area is used to display or edit a layout that uses the layout style in the layout style selection view. Contact list combo box Displays the contact list that is currently specified. You can choose from [Personal], [Business], [Other1], [Other2] and [Other3].

  • Page 20: Creating A New Contact

    Save and Close Saves the contact and closes the [New Contact] dialog box. Contact form Used to enter each item such as name, address, phone number, company information, and E-mail address for the new contact. When you finish entering the data, click to store.

  • Page 21: How To Use P-touch Library

    How to Use P-touch Library P-touch Library: This application allows you to manage P-touch label templates and other data on the computer. You can print a label from the P-touch Library using the machine. Starting up the P-touch Library You can start up the P-touch Library and edit and print labels.

  • Page 22: Searching Labels

    • The search results can be checked in the Search Results folder view. • You can register the data in the P-touch Library by dragging and dropping to the All contents folder or its list view. To have label templates created with P-touch Editor automatically registered in the P-touch Library, use the following method.

  • Page 23: How To Use The P-touch Editor For Mac

    How to use the P-touch Editor for Mac This section gives an overview of P-touch Editor. See the P-touch Editor Help for details. Starting the P-touch Editor Double click the [Applications] and then [P-touch Editor 5.0]. If an Alias has been created, double-click the Alias.

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    Layout window window The layout is used to display and edit objects. Database window Displays a database. • The [View] menu allows you to show/hide the toolbars and windows. • See the P-touch Editor Help for details. Starting the P-touch Editor...

  • Page 25: Start P-touch Editor Help

    Snap Mode With this mode, you can capture the screen, print it as image, and save it for future use. To start the snap mode, follow the steps below. When you click [Snap Mode], the description of the snap mode dialog appears.

  • Page 26: Appendix

    Because the paper size for this machine is different from other regular printers, you may not be able to print even after installing the driver and application software, unless the application software allows the correct label size to be set.

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    You can set "Halftone", "Brightness", and "Contrast" in this tab. • [Option] Tab You can set "Auto cut" with number of labels between cuts, "Mirror Printing", "Cut at end", and "Unit" in this tab. The cutting options will vary according to the model.

  • Page 28: Printing From Other Applications

    Click , and close the [Print] dialog box. Click [Page Layout] and a mark on the right bottom of the Page Setup. The [Page Setup] dialog box appears. Click the [Paper] tab, and choose the paper size that you want to print.

  • Page 29: Uninstalling Software

    [Maintenance Complete] dialog box appears. Close the [Programs and Features] dialog. P-touch Editor has been uninstalled. The P-touch Address Book, and Software User's Guide (PDF) can also be uninstalled by following the same procedure. For Windows...

  • Page 30: For Mac

    Uninstalling the Printer Driver Turn off the Brother QL-570. From [Control Panel], go to [Hardware and Sound] and open [Printers]. ® For details, see Windows Help. Choose "Brother QL-570", and click [Delete this printer]. Close the [Printers] window. The printer driver has been uninstalled.

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    Click Delete [Applications]-[P-touch Editor 5.0] folder. Before you delete the [P-touch Editor 5.0] folder, please check if any necessary files are saved in it. P-touch Editor has been uninstalled. Uninstalling the Printer Driver Turn off the Brother QL-570. ® Double-click the drive where Mac OS X is installed, and double-click [Applications]- [Utilities]-[Printer Setup Utility].

  • Page 32: Led Lamp

    LED Lamp LED lamp on the QL-570 indicates the current operating condition. Lamp Condition Not lighting Power is OFF. Green lamp is lighting Power is ON. Orange lamp is lighting The roll cover is opening. Close the roll cover properly.

  • Page 33: Maintenance

    (e.g. in dusty conditions). Print head maintenance The DK Roll (thermal recording paper type) used with the machine is designed to clean the print head automatically. When the DK Roll passes the print head during printing and label feeding, the print head is cleaned.

  • Page 34: Label Outlet Maintenance

    • Check that the printing surface of cleaning sheet is upward. Close the DK Roll compartment cover and press the ON/OFF button ( ) to turn the Brother QL-570 on. Press the Feed button for more than one second.

  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the problems occur while using this machine, the following may help you to solve the problems. Potential types of problems Problem Solution • Is the USB cable loose? Check that the USB cable is connected correctly. • Is the DK Roll installed correctly? If not, remove the DK Rolls and reinstall.

  • Page 36: Specifications

    50°F to 95 °F (10°C to 35°C) Operating Humidity 20% to 80% (without condensation) ® *1 The computer should meet Microsoft ’s recommendations for the OS installed. *2 Required available space when installing the software with all of the options. Product Specifications...

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