Frequently Asked Questions

System Integration

Q: Can I print from a normal Windows program?

A: Yes, It is possible to print from Windows applications using e.g. the free Seagull Scientific Windows Driver. For more information about the driver, please visit Seagull Scientific. Please note, that this driver is the sole property by Seagull
  1. Download the printer driver and extract and install according to the instructions.
  2. Start the "Add Printer Wizard" and press Next.
  3. Select "Local printer attached to this computer" and press Next
  4. Select "Create a new port" and "Standard TCP/IP port" then press Next.
  5. Enter the IP-address of the printer and optionally a descriptive port name then press Next.
  6. Windows will fail to detect the printer. Disregard from this and select "Custom" and press Next.
  7. Select "Have Disk..." and select the folder where the driver is located, then press OK.
  8. Select EasyCoder 601 XP (305 dpi) and press Next.
  9. Select "Keep existing driver" and press Next.
  10. Type in a descriptive printer name and finish the installation.
An alternative is to use the driver from Euro Plus. Please note, that this driver is the sole property by Euro Plus. Euro Plus, NiceDriver, Intermec and EasyCoder are trademarks of their respective owners.
  1. Download NiceDriver for Intermec printers.
  2. Install the driver by using the included installer. Select "Intermec EasyCoder 601XP" as printer model.
  3. Add a port and enter the IP address of the printer. Use the default port number 9100.
  4. Do not install Nice Port Monitor.
  5. Find the newly installed printer in Windows Control Panel, Printers and Faxes. It will be named "Intermec EasyCoder 601XP". Rename it if desired.
  6. Open "Printing Preferences" for the printer. Go to "Advanced Setup" and click "Miscellaneous". Make sure that "Use PRBUF Compression" is not selected.
  1. Label size may not be transferred from the driver. The correct label size must be set under  Setup->Printer->Label Width and Length respectively.
  2. Only single page printouts are supported.


Q: How do I enter special characters like e.g. the degree symbol (°) in the layout or article editor?

A: You can enter Unicode code points by holding down Ctrl+Shift while entering u followed by the hexadecimal digits. has a list of Unicode code points.

Example: The degree symbol (°) is encoded at U+00B0

  1. Hold down Ctrl+Shift
  2. Enter "U" "0" "0" "B" "0" while keeping Ctrl+Shift pressed down. You will see the entered characters underlined until Ctrl+Shift are released.
  3. Release Ctrl+Shift and the u00B0 will be transformed into °.

Software Upgrades

Q: How do I upgrade my software to the latest version?

A: From a terminal, enter the following commands:

sudo apt-key add autolabel.gpg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install autolabel-common-0.6

Q: How do I upgrade old software that does not support package upgrades?

A: From a terminal, enter the following commands:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb hardy main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
mkdir dep
cd dep
scp* .