It looks like you have to recreate a new label if you want to change the label type of an existing Dymo® label. I thought the Dymo® software would allow me to change the label type while keeping the existing objects. I didn’t see a way to do it in the Dymo® Label Software (“DLS”). I tried selecting all the objects; however, the Copy option was disabled.
Here is a sample of a label where I want to change the label type from an Address Label to a Folder Label and then adjust the label objects to fit the new layout.
I changed the label type:
Which resulted in a new / empty label:
All of the existing objects are gone 😡
The Dymo® .label file is an XML text file and the XML stores the layout type:
<PaperOrientation>Landscape</PaperOrientation> <Id>Address</Id> <PaperName>30252 Address</PaperName> <DrawCommands> <RoundRectangleX="0"Y="0"Width="1581"Height="5040"Rx="270"Ry="270"/> </DrawCommands>
I saved the empty label to a file and opened in a text editor then I copied the layout type information and replaced the elements in my original XML:
<PaperOrientation>Landscape</PaperOrientation> <Id>FileFolder</Id> <PaperName>30327 File Folder - offset</PaperName> <DrawCommands> <RoundRectangleX="0"Y="0"Width="806"Height="4950"Rx="180"Ry="180"/> </DrawCommands>
Then opened the original .label file in the Dymo® software and I have my new label type with all my objects intact:
Using DLS v8.5.1