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FileMaker Cloud and Encryption At Rest

So you’ve got files hosted on the cloud and you now want to move some of that data into another table. When you go to import, you’re going to be faced with a dialog to enter the Encryption At Rest password FOR EVERY IMPORT you perform. Luckily, if you have FileMaker Pro Advanced, you can use the Developer Utilities to remove the password from your files before you run the import. This will save you the headache of entering the password and when you upload the files back to your server the password will be re-added. Check out FileMaker Help for more information on decrypting your files.

Print branded shipping labels with NRGship Pro

NRGship Pro for UPS and NRGship Pro for FedEx both include the ability to place an image on the extended area of shopping labels printed to Zebra thermal printers. To take advantage of this feature simply choose the Logo option for the Doc Tab content in printing preferences. You will need to use 4×8 or DocTab labels for this option.

 

Let’s talk about Quantum View Notifications

Recently we’ve have requests about how to customize the text that appears in UPS Quantum View notifications. In NRGship you can set three pieces of information that show on the label. The first is the Sender Name. If you have a Sender Name set in QV this value will be used, otherwise it will default to the shipper (or drop shipper) name. The second is the Message area. This can be used to include a Thank You or other customizable information. Lastly any reference information on the shipment will be included, along with the reference field labels. Unfortunately, the From value that appears is your account name on file with UPS. You will need to contact your UPS rep in order to change the way that this appears.

Can’t see your contacts?

Many Mac apps will ask for access to your Contacts or other data to provide a seamless user experience. If you deny access on launch, it’s easy to allow access at a future time. Simply open your System Preferences and choose Security & Privacy. From this screen you can select Contacts and then check the box to allow access to the listed apps.

 

Security & Privacy

Use a Zebra wireless printer on your Mac network

Adding a Zebra wireless printer like the GX420d to an Apple-based network can be problematic. First, the Zebra networking documentation is geared towards enterprise installations. Second, you need to have access to a Windows PC in order to configure the network interface on the printer. To begin you’ll need to know your wireless network’s name and password.

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  • Download the Zebra Setup Utility application from Zebra Printer Setup Utility Download
  • Connect the printer via USB to your PC
  • Open the Zebra Setup Utility, select the USB printer and press the Configure Printer Connectivity buttonVirtualBox VMScreenSnapz001
  • Choose the Wireless option and press Next
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  • Press the Next button to skip the IP setting if using DHCP or choose Static to set a fixed IP (Recommended)
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  • Enter the name of your wireless network (it’s case-sensitive!) and choose the WPA-PSK security and press Next
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  • Press the String radio button and enter your wireless network password then press Next
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  • Press Next to skip advanced settings
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  • Press Next again to bypass the final stream
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  • Choose the Printer option and press Finish to have the configuration download to your printer
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The printer will then reset and should show that it’s connected to your wireless network on the LCD display. You’re now ready to print from NRGship Pro!


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