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Which versions of Excel is the Office-Cards application compatible with?

Office-Cards is compatible with the 32-bit version of Excel only, for versions 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, and Excel 2013.


Office-Cards is not compatible with Office 365, Open Office, or a virtual version of Windows on a Mac.


For the 2013 version of Excel, please make sure you have the latest version of Microsoft Office installed from Microsoft Update.

I have runtime errors in Excel, what should I do?

A new version of Office-Cards is available, with new features:

  • Add/Delete fields
  • Use PNG images with transparent background

screenshot badgy


Get these latest features by clicking the « Download Now!» button located at the bottom of this page.

Click ''Open'', when the download window pops up.
The update file will be downloaded and launched automatically. 

Note: the update will not delete your currently installed files.

It actually creates a new file with the date of update, and saves it in the same directory as your current file. 

screensho badgy
 

When the update is completed, use this new file to benefit from all the new features. 

download button download button

Office cards error 91 or 438 with your Badgy 1 printer

Since the last update of Microsoft Office Service pack (2007, 2010 and 2013 versions, Microsoft update reference : MS14-082), you may not be able to open and use Office Card files (you get an error 91 and or 438 when opening the Office Cards template).

This problem is announced on the Official Microsoft Support Website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3025036/fr

We put a corrective utility at your disposal to correct this issue. Here is the download link  :
http://downloads.evolis.com/bug_office_cards/Office_Card_Fix.exe

Please run " Office_Card_Fix.exe" and follow the instructions. This utility performs the corrective measures advised by Microsoft, automatically.
It is compatible from Windows Vista to later versions (Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 32 and 64 bits). 

How do I update Office-Cards?

Update your Office-Cards file


A new version of Office-Cards is available!

For the latest features, please download the update by clicking the 'Download' button at the bottom of this page.

When the download window opens, click the "Open" button.
The update file will then be downloaded and launched automatically.

screenshot badgy


NB: the update program will not delete your original file.
It creates a new file with the upgrade date in the same folder as your original file.

screensho badgy
 

Once the update is complete, use the new file to benefit from the new features. 

download button download button

What is Office-Cards?

Office-Cards is a card editing application that lets you create and personalize your own badges from templates provided with the Badgy solution.


In fact, Badgy allows you to download many different badge templates (for schools, companies, charities, sports clubs, etc.) from the www.badgy.com website. These templates are provided in Microsoft Excel (.xls) format.


Office-Cards is an application developed directly from Excel which allows you to modify (move, reduce/increase, replace, change the font, the color, etc.) and/or hide features of the selected badge (background, title, photo, text), as well as adding or deleting features. You can delete all types of fixed zones. However, you can only delete the variable zones that you have created yourself.


Then you just need to enter or copy the information into Excel before printing individual named badges (first name, surname, membership no., etc.).


This application also lets you insert individual photos into the badges, from a database, or directly from a webcam or digital camera.

I have runtime errors in Excel, what should I do?

A new version of Office-Cards is available, with new features:

  • Add/Delete fields
  • Use PNG images with transparent background

screenshot badgy


Get these latest features by clicking the « Download Now!» button located at the bottom of this page.

Click ''Open'', when the download window pops up.
The update file will be downloaded and launched automatically. 

Note: the update will not delete your currently installed files.

It actually creates a new file with the date of update, and saves it in the same directory as your current file. 

screensho badgy
 

When the update is completed, use this new file to benefit from all the new features. 

download button download button

Office cards error 91 or 438 with your Badgy 1 printer

Since the last update of Microsoft Office Service pack (2007, 2010 and 2013 versions, Microsoft update reference : MS14-082), you may not be able to open and use Office Card files (you get an error 91 and or 438 when opening the Office Cards template).

This problem is announced on the Official Microsoft Support Website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3025036/fr

We put a corrective utility at your disposal to correct this issue. Here is the download link  :
http://downloads.evolis.com/bug_office_cards/Office_Card_Fix.exe

Please run " Office_Card_Fix.exe" and follow the instructions. This utility performs the corrective measures advised by Microsoft, automatically.
It is compatible from Windows Vista to later versions (Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 32 and 64 bits). 

How do I update Office-Cards?

Update your Office-Cards file


A new version of Office-Cards is available!

For the latest features, please download the update by clicking the 'Download' button at the bottom of this page.

When the download window opens, click the "Open" button.
The update file will then be downloaded and launched automatically.

screenshot badgy


NB: the update program will not delete your original file.
It creates a new file with the upgrade date in the same folder as your original file.

screensho badgy
 

Once the update is complete, use the new file to benefit from the new features. 

download button download button

Office-Cards offer to update. What should I do?

When an update is available for Office-Cards, the following message will be displayed automatically when opening your file (if you have a live connection to the Internet).

We strongly recommend you to download all suggested updates.

How to cancel printing jobs in progress?

This is the same process than for any traditional desktop printer.

  1.     Click Start, then Control Panel, then Printers and Fax.
  2.     Double click on the Evolis Badgy printer.
  3.     In the Printer Menu, select  Cancel all documents
  4.     To cancel the latest printing job, disconnect the power cable from your Badgy, then reconnect it after a few seconds. 

How to print one or more badges from my database?

Pour imprimer un ou plusieurs badges, il vous suffit de sélectionner la ou les lignes que vous souhaitez imprimez et cliquer sur le bouton ‘impression’.

Pour sélectionner ces lignes, il suffit de suivre le fonctionnement classique de Microsoft Excel :

  •     cliquer sur le(s) numéro(s) de ligne concerné(s) dans la colonne de gauche
  •     pour sélectionner plusieurs lignes, cliquez simultanément sur CTRL et sur les numéros de lignes concernés ou cliquez/glissez sur les numéros de lignes concernés

How to edit Text objects?

Text objects can be configured to suit your needs.


Select the object to modify from the Settings window and click Modify. The following screen will be displayed. The role of each button is displayed below:

Field Name


If this is a fixed zone, you can rename this field. Note that this setting will not be printed on your badge.


For variables zones, this data appears as a column title, but won’t show up on printed badges. 
  

Fixed text field and « Enter » button

The data contained in this field is fixed and will appear on all printed badges. Use the Enter button located to the right of this field to return when typing your text.
Note that this field will not be displayed if the zone is defined as variable.

  

 

Expand/Shrink

You can select the height and length of the object zone
 
 

Drag

You can drag the object to any direction.

 

Bring to Front/Move to Back

You can select on which layer the object will be displayed, with regards to other objects.
  
 

Moving speed on the screen

Sets the speed for the three above features: choose Slow for precise configuration or Fast for faster operation.   
 
 

Fonts and layout

These buttons trigger a window that will let you configure fonts (font type and format such bold, underlined, font color) and text layout (left, center, right).

How to switch to specific colors?

You can modify text colors in order to personalize your cards.
You can select you own colors if you want to use colors other than those displayed in the color palette from the text zone format window.


Do the following from the Excel menu:
Select Tools > Options > Color > Select color to be modified > Modify > select you requested color > OK


To select this color:
Settings > Select the item to be modified > Color > The new color appears in the color palette.

Careful: do not modify “standard” colors. It is advised to modify colors located at the bottom of the standard color palette (see below).

 

Three tools can be used to modify the colors of a WordArt object: Transparency, Background color and Border color. To switch colors, simply slowly move the cursors.

Note: choice of colors is restricted when using WordArt.

What are fixed and variable zones?

Office Cards badges display different objects that define either fixed or variable zones on the badge.

  • A variable zone hosts information sourced from the data entry form. Variable areas let you display different data from one badge to the other. For example : Surname, First Name, ID picture, etc.
     
  • A fixed zone host unvarying data, not sourced from the data entry area. Such data is common to all badges printed from this template. For example: Corporate/Organization name, logo, expiration date, etc.

All objects, whether fixed or variable, are pre-arranged on a template and are part of the design layout. They can be hidden or configured. You can also add/delete objects. You can delete any fixed zone. Meanwhile, you can only delete the variable zones that you have created.

It is not possible to add a variable image. If you need this feature for your badge, please select a template which comes with a variable picture, from our Website or from the CD-Rom supplied with Badgy.    

How can I delete a zone from the badge?

You can delete any of the fixed zones on the badge.


However, you can only delete variable zones that you have added yourself. The other variable zones can be hidden.
 
How to hide/mask a zone?


Click the "Settings" button, then select the object you wish to hide (it can be a fixed or variable zone). Alternatively, choose the appropriate category using the radio buttons on the right of the Settings window).


Check "Masked" if you don't want the object to appear on the badge. Uncheck "Masked" to display it again. 

How to delete a zone?

  • Click "Settings".
  • Select the "Issue badge" tab.
  • Choose the "Fixed Zones" or "Variable Zones" option. 
  • Select the zone concerned.
  • Click the "Delete" button => Confirmation window displayed.
  • Confirm (or cancel) the deletion.

Reminder: You can delete only the variable zones you have created. 

Can I add additional objects to my badge (photo/picture, text, etc.)?

You can add one or more objects to your badge template (fixed or variable zones).

Adding a fixed zone
To add a fixed zone, you must: 

  • Click Settings
  • Select the Issue Badge tab
  • Tick the Fixed Zones box (default setting in the window).
  • Click Add.


    
Select the type of object to add to your badge, and then click OK. 

  • The new object is now displayed on your badge, while its name and type are both added to the list of fixed zones.
     
    Adding a variable zone
    To add a variable zone, you need to:

    • Click Settings
    • Select the Issue Badge tab
    • Tick the Variable Zones option.
    • Click Add to display a new window. Key in the name of this new variable zone (field name in the Excel spreadsheet)

Select the type of object to add to your badge, and then click OK.
The new object/zone is displayed on your badge, while the name and type of this object are both added to the list of variable zones.


The following object types are available:
•    Text
•    WordArt
•    Tick box

It is not possible to add a variable image. If you need this feature for your badge, please select a template which comes with a variable picture, from our Website or from the CD-Rom supplied with Badgy. 

A black bar appears on my badge preview. What does it mean?

In some cases, a black bar may appear in the center of the badge. To remove it, close the Preview window and open it again.  

Note:  this black bar will not be printed when issuing the badge.

How to preview a badge?

To preview a badge, select the related row in the Excel-based data entry form, then click Preview.

A Preview window will pop up. The previewed badge will display all data from the selected row. 

How to add or delete an item from a drop down list?

A drop-down list can be created to speed up the data entry process.


A drop-down list avoids manual data entry, especially when such data can be selected from a defined list of options.

You can modify any data in the list through the following procedure. 

Delete an option from the list

  1. Position your mouse on the list of options cell of an empty data entry row.
  2. Select the option to be deleted
  3. Hit the “Delete” key on your keyboard.

 

Add an option to the list

  1.     Position your mouse on the list of options cell of an empty data entry row.
  2.     Type the option to be added.
  3.     Hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

What are the guidelines for using images?

Be careful when stretching images. Even if it is possible for background images, it is better to stick roughly to the length and width proportions of a card.

How to edit Photo/Picture objects?

Photo/Picture objects can be added to selected badges.

Select the object to modify from the Settings windows and click Modify. The following screen is displayed. 

 

Here is how each button operates:

Field name

You can rename this field. Note that this setting will not be printed on your badge.This setting cannot be edited for Photo/Picture variable objects.
  

Picture
Click the « … » button to modify the picture to be used. This will open a window and let you browse to select the picture on your PC. 

  

Expand/Shrink

You can select the height and length of the area covered by the object.
  

Move

You can drag the object to any direction.
  

Bring to Front/Move to Back

You can select on which layer the object will be displayed, with regards to other objects. 
  
 

Moving speed on the screen

Sets the speed for the three above features: choose Slow for precise configuration or Fast for faster results.

 

Brightness

To change picture brightness.

 

Contrast

To change picture contrast.

 

Rotation

To change the picture rotation angle.

How to capture pictures from a webcam or digital camera?

With Office Cards, you can display photos/pictures on badges that have a picture zone. You can capture these pictures from photo-taking device such as a webcam, a digital camera or a scanner.


Configuration
Picture acquisition from a snapshot requires the following configuration:

  •     Click “Settings
  •     In the Office photo folder field, click the “…” button and browse to select the folder connected to your device. This is the folder where your webcam stores all snapshots. This information is available from your webcam configuration tool. This folder can either be located on the storage card of your device, or on your hard drive.
  •     Make sure that this information is stated in the dialog box, or an error message will be displayed as you first attempt to acquire an image.


The photo folder can also be configured from the Snapshot menu. The following windows will then be displayed.

Photo aquisition

Photo acquisition is performed via the snapshot menu (see next).
If a picture device (digital camera, webcam or scanner) is linked to your computer, you can instantly trigger the picture acquisition process by enabling Snapshot. 

  
 

Windows switches to wait mode when a snapshot is initiated. You have a response time of 10 seconds available to do the shot.

This message will appear if this period expires.

Note that this response time is quite short and we therefore recommend that you have your digital camera/webcam connected to your computer and ready to use.

         

How to modify/print barcodes?

To display information in a barcode format, the barcode font must be installed on your PC. This font is available for installation.


A barcode is a text object that is displayed with a barcode font. The display settings, although identical to those of text objects, must be configured to optimize font size and legibility.


Display barcode data

The value of a barcode can be displayed thank to common alphanumerical characters embedded in a text object that is linked to the barcode.


Modify barcode display

Select the barcode to be modified and click Modify. The following windows will appear. You can configure the following settings:

Field name

This setting will not be printed on badges. You can edit the name to make it more consistent in the header of your Excel column that displays your barcodes.

  

Expand/Shrink

You can select the height and length of the areas covered by the object.
  

Drag

You can drag the object to any direction.
 
 

Bring to Front/Move to Back

You can select on which layer the object will be displayed, with regards to other objects. 
  
 

Moving speed on the screen

Sets the speed for the three above features: Choose Slow for precise configuration or Fast for faster operation.   

 

Fonts and layout

These buttons trigger a window that will let you configure fonts (font type and format) : Bold, underlined, front color) and text layout (left, center, right)
Barcodes can also be displayed horizontally.

How to upload pictures from your hard drive?

You can upload pictures from files stored on your PC (hard drive, external hard drive, USB storage device, etc.) 

 

To insert a picture, use the “Browse disk” feature (see below).

This menu opens Windows Explorer and lets you select the picture file to add to your badge design.

By default, a copy of each inserted picture will be saved to the folder that hosts your Badge file (name_of_you_file.xls).


If you would like to change the picture storage file, click Settings then Office photo folder. This field enables you to indicate the path to the file that hosts all pictures.  

 

How to switch a text zone to WordArt format and vice-versa?

 First select your text or WordArt zone, then click Modify while pressing the CTRL key.


This will prompt a confirmation message that displays the requested modification. You can validate or cancel this modification. 

How to add Barcode fonts?

If no barcode font is installed on your PC, you can download such fonts.

Note: the size of a barcode display zone must be scaled to fit the size of a standard barcode, to make sure it is fully and accurately displayed. 

How to edit WordArt objects?

WordArt objects are text-based objects with preset effects. Such effects are offered by all tools from the Microsoft Office™ suite.

WordArt objects can be configured to suit your needs.

Select the object to edit from the Settings window and click Modify.  The following window will appear. 

 


Here is how each button operates:

Field name


If this is a fixed zone, you can rename this field. Note that this setting will not be printed on your badge.
For variables zones, this data appears as column title, and won’t show up on printed badges.
  

Fixed text field and « Enter » button


The data contained in this field is fixed and will appear on all printed badges. Use the Enter button located to the right of this field to return when typing your text.
Note that this field will not be displayed if the zone is defined as variable. 

  

Expand/Shrink

You can select the height and length of the object zone.
  
 

Move

You can drag the object to any direction.
  
 

Bring to Front/Move to Back

You can select on which layer the object will be displayed, with regards to other objects.  
  
 

Moving speed on the screen

Sets the speed for the three above features: Choose Slow for precise configuration or Fast for faster operation.   
  
 

Transparency, Background Color, Border Color, Rotation and type

WordArt enables you to select different preset text formats and to edit colors (background and border), transparency and rotation.
Use the following configuration buttons to personalize the WordArt object.

  
 

Fonts and orientation

These buttons display the WordArt object in Bold or in Italics.
You can also change the text orientation (display letter vertically or horizontally).
 

Special case of concatenations: 

The WordArt object named « Full Name » is often a variable zone.
This object will display both the First Name and The Surname, separated by a field. This is called “concatenation”.

Such data will be displayed in the user-defined zone, whatever the number of characters in the WordArt string. The text will therefore scale to fit the size of the area, not the contrary (see image below).

What is Office-Cards?

Office-Cards is a card editing application that lets you create and personalize your own badges from templates provided with the Badgy solution.


In fact, Badgy allows you to download many different badge templates (for schools, companies, charities, sports clubs, etc.) from the www.badgy.com website. These templates are provided in Microsoft Excel (.xls) format.


Office-Cards is an application developed directly from Excel which allows you to modify (move, reduce/increase, replace, change the font, the color, etc.) and/or hide features of the selected badge (background, title, photo, text), as well as adding or deleting features. You can delete all types of fixed zones. However, you can only delete the variable zones that you have created yourself.


Then you just need to enter or copy the information into Excel before printing individual named badges (first name, surname, membership no., etc.).


This application also lets you insert individual photos into the badges, from a database, or directly from a webcam or digital camera.

Which versions of Excel is the Office-Cards application compatible with?

Office-Cards is compatible with the 32-bit version of Excel only, for versions 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, and Excel 2013.


Office-Cards is not compatible with Office 365, Open Office, or a virtual version of Windows on a Mac.


For the 2013 version of Excel, please make sure you have the latest version of Microsoft Office installed from Microsoft Update.