How to Add Smart Text and Variable Images to save you time!

What is the Smart Text and Variable Image Feature?

Utilizing the Badge Makers Smart Text and Variable Images in your Design template simplifies how you create multiple individual member ID Cards to save you hours of data entry.

This feature is designed so that all you have to do is create a template design with Smart Text and Variable Images, upload a spreadsheet with all of the members information, and our Badge Maker will create, print and ship each member ID Card for you.


How to add Smart Text and Variable Images to your Templates:

  1. Once you have picked your template design and opened the Badge Maker, you can begin to customize your design and add any Smart Text and Image Variables you need by clicking the Add Text panel found on the left side of the screen.
  2. To add Smart Text, choose one of the Text options for either Single Line or Multi-Line Text and choose the area on the ID card you would like the text to go. A moveable text box will appear on the card.
  3. Next, by clicking on the “Insert Smart Field” drop-down arrow found on the right side of the screen, you can insert different Smart Fields in the text box by choosing the option that best matches the description of the information you want to have changed for each Members’ ID badge.
  4. To have an image on the template change for each Members’ ID badge, click the option to add a Variable Image found on the left side of the screen. This option will ask you to select the type of image you want to upload for the different Members’ information (Headshot, Signature, Division Logo, Fingerprint, etc.). The image will need to be in the following format (.jpeg, .jpg, or .png)
  5. Once you have finished designing and customizing your template with the added Smart Text and Variable Images, click the “Save” button and provide a name for your Template.


Next: Learn How to Upload Members in Bulk to utilize your new Smart fields. Then, learn how easy Ordering Members cards is now and in the future!




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