^FT
^FT

^FT

The
^FT
command sets the field position, relative to the home position of the label designated by the
^LH
command. The typesetting origin of the field is fixed with respect to the contents of the field and does not change with rotation.

Field Typeset

The
^FT
command is capable of concantination of fields.
Format:
^FTx,y,z
Parameters
Details
x =
x-axis location (in dots)
Values:
0
to
32000
Default:
position after last formatted text field
y =
y-axis location (in dots)
Values:
0
to
32000
Default:
position after last formatted text field
z =
justification
The
z
parameter is only supported in firmware version V60.14.x, V50.14.x, or later.
Values:
0 =
left justification
1 =
right justification
2 =
auto justification (script dependent)
Default:
last accepted
^FW
value or
^FW
default
The auto justification option may cause unexpected results if variable fields or bidirectional text are used with
^FT
. For best results with bidirectional text and/or variable fields, use either the left of right justification options.
Typeset Justification
Left Justified
Text
For examples, see Field Interactions.
Bar Codes
Origin is base of bar code, at left edge
Graphic Boxes
Origin is bottom-left corner of the box
Images
Origin is bottom-left corner of the image area
Right Justified
Text
For examples, see Field Interactions.
Bar Codes
Origin is base of bar code, at right edge
Graphic Boxes
Origin is bottom-right corner of the box
Images
Origin is bottom-right corner of the image area
Example:
This is an example of the
^FT
command and concatenation:
When a coordinate is missing, the position following the last formatted field is assumed. This
remembering
simplifies field positioning with respect to other fields. Once the first field is positioned, other fields follow automatically.
There are several instances where using the
^FT
command without specifying
x
and
y
parameters is not recommended:
  • when positioning the first field in a label format
  • at any time with the
    ^FN
    (Field Number) command
  • following an
    ^SN
    (Serialization Data) command
  • variable data
  • bidirectional text
The right typeset justified is available only for printers with firmware version V60.14.x, V50.14.x, or later.
This command interacts with the field direction parameters of
^FP
and with the rotation parameter of
^A
. For output and code examples, see Field Interactions.