In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to do an easy setup in InDesign for automatically numbered tickets. We will look at the handy “Data Merge Tool,” which is a great time-saver. Let’s jump into this quick tutorial!
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It is recommended that you provide the time and venue of the show unless you have a fixed location for the movies. By providing these details you will save yourself the stress of having to persuade watchers to pick up the movie tickets.
Does anyone know of a script like this or would they also have a use for it? I wanted to create the script like this for a long long time. So that it can generate custom labels right in the document. Maybe even place barcodes.
Next we will import our pre-designed raffle image. For the purpose of this tutorial we will be using a pdf that was created using Adobe Illustrator (Download pdf File). Place this pdf into the document by going to (File > Place) browse from the file and click Open.
A free ticket template for a combination 50/50 and prize raffle, with a automotive/travel theme. Screened in gray background of a highway with a sporty red car in the corner. The car can be easily swapped for another vehicle.
It’s a random number generator that can pick the numbers for your raffle. It’s specifically designed for raffles that use cloakroom style tickets. Main features: – It can be used to pick the numbers for up to 500 prizes. – Each prize can have a description attached which is displayed along with the number.
Now, you need to make each row know to move to the next record. Basically, you on each ticket you want to first move to the next number before displaying any ticker numbers <>. To do this, select the space right before the first <> in your second raffle ticker. When you have that space selected, click on Insert Word Field > Next Record
I have the first sheet with numbers up to 80. Now, how do you go from 80 to the next 160 for the next sheet? Once it gets to what should be 90 on the second sheet, it goes to 810 and so on. It adds a “0” to the same numbers.
The exciting thing about our templates is that you are free to customize them, they are easy to download, and you can use them over and over again. These templates will save you time and money and so easy to use, that you can grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit down, relax and create your raffle tickets. Remember you might find other uses for them as well, some may use this sequential numbering system to create price tags for bake sales, and garage sales. Indeed, anything you may require a ‘ticket’ for, you can customize our templates and make them work for you.
The event will set up certain prizes. Raffle tickets are then sold, and the people told to hold them until the raffle is held. Raffle tickets are then drawn randomly, and the holders of the winning tickets get a prize. While organizers can be as creative as they wish, offering bulk purchases of tickets and discounts, the basic rules stay the same. The benefit of holding raffles is that donors enjoy the anticipation of possibly winning a prize, while donating to a charity. This makes raffle tickets one of the most popular ways to earn for a nonprofit.
I’m not sure what you’re doing – the ‘/’ should be ‘\’ and the very first ticket # should not have the ‘\c’. See the attached. It has the FILLIN field in the first SEQ field as described in my previous post. Simply press Ctrl-A, then F9, input a starting # and all the tickets will update.
Based loosely on how many tickets you hope to sell, enter a number in cell A1. Standard raffle practice tends toward numbers with at least a few digits, so instead of starting with 1 you might start with 10001.
This simple raffle ticket design made of two parts. Top part (ticket) is very basic, and the space is limited to the name of your raffle event. Bottom part (coupon) is for the participants who do not need to fill in their information (name, address and phone number).
If you’re producing any kind of numbered items in-house that are multiple-up on a sheet where you need to control all the variables to meet your production needs, the autonumbering feature through numbered lists is the way to go! Just step and repeat away & InDesign will do all the work. No need to fool with a seperate “numbers” file or deal with a data merged document. I think it’s by far the best option for basic numbering.
Open Publisher and click on File… > New to create a new blank document. Depending on your settings, you’ll get a bunch of options here with different templates and sizes. You just need to create a new blank document, it doesn’t matter what size because you are going to change the size in a minute.
I found a # sequence generator that can give me one column with the sequence out to whatever I need (say 30,000) however, I can’t get a duplicate number. I need the ticket and the stub to have the same number.
I also use printer bench pro…we do 12 coupons up on 11×17, and print the background into a variable data master file and then select this master when printing out of PBP and its easy cheezy….now if they would just write the software for a mac
There is very simple solution that we use and that is to lay out the sheet say 6 up on a A4 sheet as a master page and in document setup set the number of pages to 1,000 if that is the amount you require. Put a page number on each ticket on the page and although they will all have the same number on each page, we put the the first two letters of the customers business name before each number followed by the letters of the alphabet so it then reads for example BT1A, BT2A, BT3A, BT1B, BT2B, BT2C and so on as each page is printed.
For those who would prefer a standalone program with even more features, you can get the commercial version ($10) of Numbergen from MacroMonster. You’ll note that the sequence of numbers can be formatted for either CorelDRAW or Microsoft Word. If you do any numbering, you’ll find the commercial version well worth every penny.
I’ve described how to do this using Data Merge a number of times, including in post # 6 at I need to number 20,000 tickets in InDesign and have them in order when I cut them where I describe how to do it for stack-cut imposition without a plugin.
Sounds like you have put a “Next Record” field after the final ticket on each page. Because the final ticket is at the sequential numbering in word of the page, the number will increment automatically at the end of a page. If you put a ‘Next’ field there too, you’ll jump two numbers. This issue is mentioned in Step 5 above, but maybe I should make it clearer.
There is a good chance that the digital printer that you will use, has a cut and stack imposition method. This is a method that replicates Peter’s description, except it is done at the RIP and automatically. If this is the case, all you would need to do is supply a file from your data merge (20,000 single pages), and the imposition is taken for you.
Another fan of Fusion Pro Desktop here. This is exactly what you need. We have sold both PrintShop Mail and Fusion Pro Desktop for this very application (numbering) and other VDP applications. Fusion Pro Desktop easily beats PrintShop Mail from both a price and performance viewpoint. You could also try Printer’s Bench http://www.elkriversystems.com/ProductsList.aspx for a good entry level package
Point of sale reservations and ticket system for theatres, schools, colleges, any venue needing a fast, reliable means of reserving seats and selling tickets. The program includes a customer database, report generation, and inventory control.
2: Cut and Stack within Data Merge using a script I’ve made for the task: Episode 9: Cut and Stack Assistant script – YouTube (the script is available from my website https://colecandoo.com/downloads/ for FREE).
Annabelle – You need the tickets in the top slot of each page to run from 1 to 167, then the second slot down to be 168 – 335, then have 336 – 500 in the third slot. Easiest way to achieve that would be to create a your list of numbers in Step 3 in Excel so it runs as 1,168,336,2,169,337 … etc., like this:
I know that PrintShopMail will do it, but I was wandering if there was a less expensive solution out there so that I could get numbered tickets (usually 4-up) right off the Xerox. I just want to avoid having to go the the Windmill after trimming and doing it the old fashion way. There is a tiny little copy shop here in town that is doing it, and am willing to bet that they are not using PrintShopMail, but I’m also not going to ask them to share their methods with a competitor. There has to be cheaper solution. I know that I can do it with auto page numbering in Indesign, but that means I can only print raffle tickets 1-up which wont work.
In this example, I will create a set of plates that will be put on each classroom door in a local high school. All plates will have the same logo, but each plate will have a different classroom number and subject.
Make sure that your graphics are on point. Good graphics are inseparable from a good movie ticket template. Most movie lovers would settle for an eye catching movie ticket compared to a plain one, so spending your time in searching for an intriguing and catchy movie ticket template will come with high rewards.
I then let InDesign CS4 do the merging. Here’s the formula. This solution will work for printing tickets 4up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet. In Excel, I created a file with columns A-H labeled: ticket 1, stub 1; ticket2, stub2; ticket3, stub3; ticket4, stub4.
Number-Pro makes numbering raffle tickets and forms easy using your desktop publishing software like Indesign, Microsoft Word and Publisher and Corel Draw. Number Pro creates a data merge file based on your numbering requirements that can easily be integrated into the desktop publishing software that allows for printing directly to your small business or home printer.
2. Edit the Template to meet your needs. To replace a template graphic with your own, click the graphic to select it, then hit the ‘Delete’ key. The template graphic disappears. Go to the ‘Insert’ menu, select the picture or clip art command, then browse to the image you want to place on your ticket. Click the image to add it to your raffle ticket.
If you got to the end of these instructions, then well done you! If skipped to bottom, then maybe consider trying this online tool to design and print your own raffle tickets without battling with Excel and Publisher! You can design awesome tickets and print them at home, just with a few clicks, all in your web browser: