Creating Printer Templates

After you add your printers in Restaurant Manager (see Adding printers), assign a printer template to each printer. Printer templates control the layout and functionality of your print actions. For example, if you have two receipt printers and two kitchen printers, you must have two receipt templates and two kitchen templates, which are assigned to their respective printers. A printer in Restaurant Manager can also be to a virtual printer for emailing receipts and invoices. If you've created Email Customer and Email User printers, create a template for each printer.

Create a printer template

  1. In Restaurant Manager, on the Printers screen click the Printer Template tab.
  2. Choose a template or click Add Template.

  3. Specify the settings and click OK.

SETTINGS  
Name  Create a name for the template.
Type

This is the function or purpose of the template.

For example, if the type is set to Kitchen, orders printed to your kitchen will use this template.

Kitchen: Set the template Type to Kitchen, and assign the template to the printer that’s used by your kitchen to receive orders. For Belgian FDM users, this functions the same as the regular Kitchen template except that This is not a valid BTW ticket (dit is geen geldig btw-kasticket) appears at the bottom of the receipt.
Bar: Set the template Type to Bar, and assign the template to the printer that’s used by your bar to receive orders. For Belgian FDM users, this functions the same as the regular Bar template except that This is not a valid BTW ticket (dit is geen geldig btw-kasticket) appears at the bottom of the receipt.
Receipt: Set the template Type to Receipt, and assign the template to the printer that's used as your receipt printer. For Belgian FDM users, this is not the finalized BTW receipt. This is not a valid BTW ticket (dit is geen geldig btw-kasticket) appears at the bottom of the receipt. The finalized BTW receipt requires the Fiscal printer template.
Fiscal (Belgian FDM users only): This template is used for the official BTW receipt when a payment is finalized. This is a valid BTW receipt with the necessary FDM signature.
Email Receipt: Set the template Type to Email Receipt, and assign the template to a virtual Printer that's defined as either Email Customer or Email User.
Email Invoices: Set the template Type to Email Invoice, and assign the template to the virtual printer that's assigned for Email Customer.
Print Invoice: Customer invoices show the unpaid receipts on a customer’s tab. To create customer invoices in , create a Print Invoice template and set the template type to Print Invoice. Full-page customer invoices can be printed using an AirPrint-enabled printer only. If you use an AirPrint printer, assign the template to the printer that's assigned as AirPrint. See Setting up Apple AirPrint Functionality.
Printer Assign the template to the corresponding printer in (see Adding printers).
Logo URL  Upload the image you want displayed at the top of the ticket (recommended for receipts). For example, your company’s logo.
Bottom Logo URL   Upload an image to be displayed at the bottom of the ticket.
Title Text   Title displayed on your ticket. This will be displayed below the logo (recommended for receipts).
Greeting Text   Text displayed below the price (500 characters maximum).
Promotional Text   Text displayed below the Greeting Text (1000 characters maximum).
Show Company   Enabled this to display company information, such as name, address, website, and VAT number.
Choose Layout 

Assigns region-specific layout settings, tailored to local norms and currencies.

Font Name Set the font used for the products on the ticket.
Font Size Set the font size used for the products on the ticket.
Printed Copies Number of copies to be printed.
Big Font Name Font used for top and bottom title on the ticket.
Big Font Size Font size used for top and bottom title on the ticket.
Small Font Name Font used for company information small text on the ticket. 
Small Font Size  Font size used for company information small text on the ticket.
Item Number Width  Width of the column where the item codes are displayed. If you don't want to display the item number enter -1.
Price Width  Width of the column where the price is displayed.
Show Total Price  Enable this to show total price on the ticket.
Show Waiter Info Enable this to show waiter’s name and time that the table was opened on the ticket. 
Signal Accessory  Enable this if you have a device such as a buzzer connected to your printer.
Show Sequence No.  Enable this to display a sequence number on the ticket.
Show Free Products If not enabled, products with a price of 0 are not printed on receipts.
Show Free Modifiers If not enabled, modifiers with a price of 0 are not printed on receipts.
Show VAT  Enable this to show value-added tax (recommended for receipts).
Linked categories For bar and kitchen printer templates you can assign categories to the template. See Assigning categories to printers.

To add extra space at the top of bar and kitchen tickets

You may want to add extra white space at the top of tickets if using a railing in your kitchen or bar. To do so, you can either use the sample spacer image or create your own.

  1. In the Printer Template screen, click the printer template to modify.
  2. Click Attach an image for the Logo Url option.
  3. Choose the image to upload and click Upload.
  4. Select the uploaded image and click OK. The image is added to the top of the template.

Sample spacer

If you want to use our sample spacer image, save it to your computer and then upload it as the logo url.

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