Create the label mark
This procedure summarizes the steps for creating a label mark. Use the help files for your version of Adobe Illustrator to confirm where in the user interface you can perform each step.
|Create the mark|
In this example, create a mark with a variable that is replaced with the computer's system time:
Create an insertion point on the artboard and then type:
|Set the kerning and tracking|
This step ensures that the text appears correctly in the final output:
With all the text selected, find the Character palette and set the kerning and tracking values to
|Set the page size|
This step ensures that the mark can accommodate the text that Pandora fills in for the variable:
Find the Document Setup dialog box, select Artboard, and type the desired mark dimensions in the Width and Height boxes.
|Set the ruler origin point|
This step ensures that the mark outputs correctly on a Prinergy system:
Reposition the text mark on the artboard so that it is flush with the left edge, select Show Rulers, and double-click the upper-left corner where the rulers intersect.
|Delete styles and colors from the job|
Remove all graphic styles, brushes, and symbols from the palette and delete all colors in the job other than White and Registration.
|Change the White swatch to Registration|
Double-click the white swatch, and, in the Swatch Name box, type
In the Color Type box, select Spot Color.
In the Color Mode area, in the C, M, Y, and K boxes, type
|Change the text to Registration||Select the Text tool, select the text you created (|