Preparing event participant badges
To print event participant badges, attendee list has to be exported into Excel and something like Microsoft Word mail merge used. This provides a lot of flexibility but obviously is less convenient than a built-in badge generator
Built-in functionality to define badge layouts and to print out badges in common label sizes right from the system
We would appreciate feedback about desired label formats (sizes) and customization needs for badge layouts/design
We would need to have ours printed with name and organization, with perhaps the option to include some sort of little icon down at the bottom (say, a star) for those who paid for the optional banquet.
Our badges tend to be the sort that are stuck in the little plastic sheaths and strung over the neck. Any standard size for which sheaths are available is fine.
This would save us a lot of effort. We're all volunteer-driven, and not everyone knows how to do the mail merge.
Corey Creed commented
We would use this feature if it were available. Tell us which avery labels to get and we would go buy them. Preferably, they would be labels that just stick to you and not actual badges. But we'd use whatever is available.
Dmitry Buterin commented
Can you elaborate what is missing in the current version?
MS Word Mail merge can use Excel files so existiing export file should be easily usable for mail-merge.
Kim Skimmons commented
A nice-to-have feature, but not a high priority for us since we can do this pretty easily using MS Word. But an improved data export functionality (export-to-MSWord-for-MailMerge) would make it a little easier.
This would be a great feature for our Association. For my Member ID Card and my Event badges I use blank printable business cards. These can be inserted into a name badge pouch or laminated (For ID Cards). I recycle the badge pouches and use them for different events.
Cards I use Size is Avery 8376 / 8271, white, micro-perforated (You can buy office depot brand very cheap!
This feature would be of great use to us as our main two reasons for joining WA are to better manage our conferences.
Our badges typically standard size and include
(Some tags also have information that would require field to designate the role of the attendee, EG The tag might say "Presenter" or "Board Member")