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Posted by Henry Barwood  
Mineral labeling software
March 06, 2013 10:07PM
    
I am trying to create order out of my collecting. I have looked for mineral cataloging/labeling software and cannot find an active link to download/purchase such software. Can anyone direct me to a software where I can created a database and then print out labels from it? There were several discussions on this on Mindat, but I could not make any of them work when I gave it a try. Thanks.

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 05:54AM
Henry, you might try this one and see if it's what you are looking for. Go to Bob's Rock Shop, www.rockhounds.com/. In table of contents, scroll down to software for rock hounds. The is a labeling program called "Ososoft" that is freeware. Hpoe this is what you are seeking.

Regards, Gary
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 12:42PM
you could use the mindat catalogue tool and create labels from that....?

S'wot I do and it's very easy!
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 12:54PM
    
The Ososoft links are all dead. I was unable to find the software.

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
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March 07, 2013 03:39PM
    
[web.archive.org]

It is a win98 program so you may have trouble getting it to work on more recent OSes
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 03:50PM
Henry,

If you also need good versatile cataloging software (combined with label making) I use the following for my collection. It does cost a bit, but has a large built-in database and will generate labels in a variety of sizes and formats. I'm still cataloging - haven't got to printing labels yet - but it looks like I'll save paper by printing multiple same-size labels in batches.

[www.mineraldb.com]
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 08:29PM
    
David,

I downloaded the archived SW and it will run under Virtual XP on a W7 machine. I have no idea if all the functions will work yet, but the basics appear to all be there.

Woodrow,

The MineralDB appears quite solid, if a bit pricey for my needs.

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
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March 07, 2013 10:42PM
    
i believe mineral movies has a label maker option free
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March 08, 2013 12:06AM
    
Myself, I would just futz around with Excel and make up a label-printing component to go off from my Excel-hosted mineral database. I think it would be rather easy to do and the price would be right.

Have Fun!
Dave

"Look ma, I'm in a friggin geode!"
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March 08, 2013 04:37PM
I am using Microsoft Access for cataloging. It can print labels, too, although I have not used it that way yet. (Still learning).
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 11, 2013 07:13AM
Henry,

I believe Rock Currier has such a program that he put a lot of attention into.

He would be glad to hear from you.

Hey you were missed in Tucson!

John Attard.
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