Wasp Labeler 2D Setup Guide for AccuCOUNT

Table of Contents

Step 1: Set up printer and Install Software
Step 2: Create the Barcode Text File with AccuCOUNT
Step 3: Creating a New Label

This guide was written for Version 3.51 of AccuCOUNT.  If you are running an earlier version of AccuCOUNT, you will notice differences in the look of the program.  Also, the Wasp Labeler pictures were taken from Wasp Labeler 2D (Version 7).


Step 1: Set up printer and Install Software

The first step when working with Wasp is to install the software. Close all programs and insert the Wasp Labeler CD into the CD-ROM. Follow the on-screen instructions for a typical installation of Wasp. Once installed, there should be a shortcut on the desktop.

If one isn’t present, go to: Start right-arrow All Programs right-arrow Wasp Technologies right-arrow Labeler right-arrow Labeler

Next you need to install the printer drivers. Whether you will be using a HP LaserJet (for example) or a Zebra Label printer, the correct drivers must be installed with the installation disks received with the particular printer hardware. Also, when using a dedicated label printer, it is a good idea to set the label size using the label printer properties.



Step 2: Create the Barcode Text File with AccuCOUNT:

Before the label can be set up with Wasp, a text file must be created with AccuCOUNT, for the label to pull information from. Without this file, Wasp has nothing to reference when formatting the labels to be printed. To create the barcode text file:

1. Go to Setup right-arrow Settings and Registration. The AccuCOUNT Setup window appears.

wasp 2d accucount setup

2. Click Browse Barcode Folder. Browse through your network and select the folder where you want the barcode text file to be placed, followed by “barcode.txt”. The default path is “C:\AccuPOS\barcode.txt”.

wasp 2d accucount barcode folder

3. Click “Save”. You will be taken back to the AccuCOUNT program.

wasp 2d accucount save settings

4. Go to Tasks right-arrow Set Barcode Counts. The Set Barcode Counts window will appear.

wasp 2d accucount-set barcode counts

5. Click Refresh from accounting. AccuCOUNT will call the AccuLINK Adapter to pull the inventory list from the accounting software.

Once it pulls over the list, it will appear in the Set Barcode Counts window.

wasp 2d accucount refresh accounting

6. To set a count for a particular item, first set the amount of barcodes to be printed by setting the Count Field.

wasp 2d accucount set count

7. Next single left click on the item(s) to attach that number to.

wasp 2d accucount attach items

8. You can also shift-left click to select multiple items.

wasp 2d select multiple items

9. If you make a mistake on the quantity of barcodes to print, double left-click on the “Quantity To Print” field to edit the number.

10. Once all counts are set, click Set Barcode Counts. The text file that Wasp will reference will be created in the folder specified in step 1.

wasp 2d set barcode text




Step 3: Creating a New Label:

When Wasp first opens, you will be asked if you want to launch the “Getting Started Guide”. Click “NO” and you will be left with a blank “New Label”.


Click on the “Print” Tab and select “Layout”.

wasp 2d print layout

The “Page Setup” window will appear.

Select the label family and type. To determine what family and type your labels are, refer to the packaging the labels can in or contact the manufacturer of the labels.

Click “Done” when finish selecting the Family and Type Layout.

In the examples in this guide, Avery labels are being used because the printer is a Laser printer.

wasp 2d set label type

Click back to “Design” Tab, after setting the label size to reflect the labels being used. In most normal cases, labels are consisting of “Barcode”, “Item Description” and “Price”.

Click the “Barcode” from the menu and dragged to the blank label. You can adjust the barcode size to make sure it fits in your label.

Next is to add the “Text” for Price and Description. Using the same procedure above, dragged the “Text” from the menu to the blank label twice, to create a place holder for Price and Item Description.


Click the “Data” tab from the menu and select “Text”.

wasp 2d data text type

Browse through your network and select the barcode.txt file that was created. The default path is “C:\AccuPOS\barcode.txt”. If you moved the text file to a different folder, or if it is through a network share, be sure to select the correct text file.

Click “Apply” when done.

wasp 2d apply file name

This will now display the “Data Source” Window, which will show the items that are selected and ready to be printed.

pos wasp 2d data source window

Click back to “Design” Tab to link the Barcode Item and Text to the Data Source.

Select the “Barcode object” from the blank label, and then select the “Content” tab in the “Properties” column.

Select “Database” under “Basic Source”, and the “Content Source – Database” window will appear

pos wasp 2d content source.jpg

Select “ItemCode” from the Drop down menu, and then select “Done”.

pos wasp 2d item code

Using the same procedure above, assign the Data Source for the “Text Objects”.

Select the first “Text Object (Sample 123)” from the blank label, and then select the “Content” tab in the “Properties “column.

pos wasp 2d design content

Select “Database” under “Basic Source”, the “Content Source – Database” window will appear.

Select “Price” from the Drop down menu, then, select “Done”.

pos wasp 2d database price

Set the “Format Value” to format the Price to display “$0.00” in the label.

Click on “Format Value”, under “Formatting” and the “Format Value” window will appear.  Type “$0.00” in the “Format String” field.

Click “OK”.

wasp 2d format value

Select the second “Text Object (Sample 123)” from the blank label, then, select the “Content” tab in the “Properties“column.

Select “Database” under “Basic Source”, the “Content Source – Database” window will appear.

pos wasp 2d database source

Select “Description” from the Drop down menu, then, select “Done”.

pos wasp 2d description -done

Click back to “Print” Tab to prepare the barcode for printing.

Select “Dynamic from column in data source”

wasp 2d dynamic column data source

This will display the “Dynamic from Column in Data Source” window.

Select “Quantity” in the drop down selection under “Settings.  Click OK.

wasp 2d quantity settings

Click “Print” to print out the labels, if everything looks good.

wasp 2d print label