HoweScape ScoutBookLabelPrint

Descripción

This HoweScape ScoutBook Label Print plugin allows labels to be printed for Scout advancement Cards. Currently the tool
being recommended for recording scout advancement is ScoutBook. ScoutBook only has the ability to print full sheets of award cards.

The ScoutBook.com web site provided the ability to print onto a sheet of 8 advancement cards. HoweScape ScoutBook LabelPrint Plugin is
configured to use Avery 6570 labels.
A sheet of labels contains 32 labels. The Plugin provides the ability to skip label positions so that you can print a single label
or a whole sheet, starting at any label on the sheet. After the labels are printed a list is printed. The output from the plugin
is a PDF file which is displayed in a new tab. This tab can be saved or printed using the features of the browser. Some of the
merit Badge names do not fit on the label with the other text. A list of abbreviated for Merit Badges has been included. The information
is loaded from an XML file. There are 3 settings Drawn Border, Presentation Card and Merit Badge / Rank Images. The only active control is
Draw Border. This feature was used to help verify that the information was positioned correctly in the label.
The other fields are for future features. The settings page also displays a table of the original and abbreviated name of merit badges and awards

Capturas

  • This screen shot Show the dialog box which is used to generate the output. DialogBox.png
  • This Screen shot showing the label location dialog expanded. DialogBoxExpanded.png
  • This screen shot of the Settings page, showing the control for draw box. SettingPart1.png
  • This screen shot of the list of merit Bages names which have abbreviations. SettingPart2.png
  • This screen shot is of the output tab showing the merit badges labels. SampleLabels.png
  • This screen shot is of the output part of the tab showing the list of merit badges SampleList.png
  • This screen shot is of the links created from the Short Codes. It displays samples input and output file. LinkToSample.PNG

Instalación

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->»HoweScape ScoutBook LabelPrint» to configure the plugin
  4. Use the short code «[hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint]» to insert the dialog box into a page.
  5. Use the short code «[hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint_samplePDF]» to insert a link to a sample CSV input file.
  6. Use the short code «[hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint_sampleCSV]» to insert a link to a sample PDF output file.

FAQ

  1. What ShortCodes are defined by the plugin?
    • hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint – Short code display form.
    • hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint_samplePDF – Short Code to put a link to sample Output file
    • hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint_sampleCSV – Short Code to put a link to sample Input file
  2. Can All 3 short codes be placed on the same page?

    Yes

  3. What does the input file look like?

    The Comma Separated Values (CSV) file produced by ScoutBook.com.
    See list below.

  4. Can I test this without an input file?

    Yes, Use the short code «hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint_sampleCSV» to create a link to the CSV file.
    Download and save the file and use it to run the application.

  5. What columns are in the CSV file?
    • «First Name»
    • «Last Name»
    • «Patrol»
    • «Quantity»
    • «SKU»
    • «Item Type»
    • «Price»
    • «Item Name»
    • «Date Earned»
  6. Is the column header line required?

    Yes, the plugin assumes that the actual data starts on line 2 of the input file.

  7. Are all columns used?

    No, but the are expected to be present.

  8. Which columns are used?
    • Name
    • Item Type
    • Item Name
    • Date Earned
  9. Are there any settings for the application?

    Yes, there is a setting which allows a box drawn around the labels.

  10. Can the list of the Councils be changed?

    Yes, the list of Councils is stored in a an external file: CouncilList.xml. Please let me know of any errors so
    that they can be fixed in a future release.

  11. Are there other information stored in XML files?

    Yes, The file ScoutBook_DropDown.xml contains the values for the:

    • Fonts
    • Unit Types
    • Rank Message
    • Merit Badge Message
    • Merit Badge Abbreviation List
  12. Are other label styles supported?

    No, not at this time.

  13. Does the plugin contain a sample of the CSV file used as input?

    Yes, HS-TestMeritBadges.csv
    The shortcode «hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint_sampleCSV» will create a link to access the CSV file.

  14. Is there a sample of the output

    Yes, HS-TestMeritBadges.pdf
    The shortcode «hs_ScoutBookLabelPrint_samplePDF» will create a link to access the PDF file.

  15. Why does the form remember the settings used?

    Each selection in the form is stored as a cookie in the browser.
    The cookies are updated each time the form is processed.

  16. Why is there a %n%, %rank%, and %mb_name% in the Rank Message and MeritBadge Message?
    • The rank message is what is printed on the rank advancement card.
    • The MeritBadge Message is what is printed on the merit badge card.
    • The %n% allows the inseration of a new line character.
    • The %rank% is where the rank title will be inserted.
    • The %mb_name% is where the merit badge name is inserted.
  17. Can the %n%, %rank%, %mb_name% be translated or changed?

    No, not at this time.

Reseñas

No hay reseñas para este plugin.

Colaboradores y desarrolladores

«HoweScape ScoutBookLabelPrint» es un software de código abierto. Las siguientes personas han colaborado con este plugin.

Colaboradores

Traduce «HoweScape ScoutBookLabelPrint» a tu idioma.

¿Interesado en el desarrollo?

Revisa el código , echa un vistazo al repositorio SVN o suscríbete al registro de desarrollo por RSS.

Registro de cambios

0.1.6

  • Updates to add new control, allow generation of labels only, List only, or both. General revision to steps taken to generate the labels. Improvements in processing.

0.0.6

  • Updates to make plugin acceptable to WordPress Plugin standard.

0.0.5

  • Revised to add «Label Layout» button to dialog box.

0.0.4

  • Revised to improve application

0.0.3

  • Revised version submitted for approval.

0.0.2

  • Initial version of plugin