Many Symbiota portals are used as natural history collections management software. One of the features available for curators in Symbiota is the ability to generate specimen labels for printing. In 2020/2021, Ed Gilbert and I re-worked the way that label formats can be generated and saved for re-use.
All portals using Symbiota-Light as their framework should have this feature implemented, available through the label format editor, by clicking in the “visual editor” tool in the form. In Symbiota-Light, the tool was rewritten to adjust to PHP.
Further customizations (apart from the font and spacing styles) require detailed manipulation of the configuration files. I have assisted (and continue to assist) curators and collection managers with more specific label requirements. A gallery of selected labels can be seen in the Custom Symbiota Labels page.
I’m adjusting this tool to work as a standalone label generator, so that anyone can upload (locally) a spreadsheet, create a label format and print labels without having to be a Symbiota user.