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Adding Shop Logo to EST/RO/INV 6.x SE

Setting Up a Shop Logo for Reports

Your Shop Management system (version 6.0 and greater) is able to display your custom logo on printed reports. To set this up you will need to take the following steps:

  1. First, you'll need to create a logo in a format that can be used by the Shop Management system. The optimum size for the logo is 640x220 at 72 pixels per inch (dpi). The logo file must be saved in JPEG (.jpg) format. 

If you have an existing logo that does not meet these specifications, you can resize your existing logo using a free downloadable product called Paint.NET, which is available at http://www.getpaint.net/download.html 

  1. You'll need to save your logo file using the specific file name that will be recognized by the Shop Management system. Name the logo file as ShopLogo.jpg
  1. You'll need to place the logo file in a location where it will be found by your Shop Management system. You won't be able to do this by working through your Shop Management system interface. Instead, you'll need to manually place the file into the appropriate Microsoft Windows folder using the Windows Explorer view (not Internet Explorer). You can access Windows Explorer by right clicking on the START button on your XP desktop, or the COMPUTER button on your Win7/Vista desktop.

Place the logo file in the following location:
C:\Program Files\M1-SK\Teamworks\Manager\Reports\ShopLogo.jpg (32-Bit OS)
C:\Program Files (x86)\M1-SK\Teamworks\Manager\Reports\ShopLogo.jpg (64-Bit OS)

Once the logo file has been placed in the correct location, it will be included on your reports. Multi-user setups need to place the shoplogo.jpg file on each individual workstation. It is not globally shared from the host. 

**We have a utility that assists you in renaming and copying a logo on line #4 of the SE Support page on M1files.com**

Updated by Rico on 9/29/2016

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Comment by Blake Stegman on Tue, Sep 24th, 2013 at 6:02 PM
I just spent an hour this morning transferring all my old info to my new computer and the Invoice, and Work order does not show my Shop Heading. Only on the Estimate, it shows it. How do I get the heading to show up?
Comment by Technical Support on Thu, Sep 26th, 2013 at 4:52 PM
Blake, when re-installing the Management software or moving the program to a new computer, most setting are restored by restoring the backup in the program; however, some settings will need to be re-selected or re-configured. The issue you‘ve described sounds like the header information for Repair Orders and Invoices is not selected. Click the "File" menu on the top left of the Management software and click "Print Setup". Select "Repair Order" on your left and make sure the checkbox for "Include Header Information" on your right is checked. Repeat this process for Invoice, Counter-Sale, and Fax Printer if needed.
Comment by Michael on Thu, Jan 15th, 2015 at 9:24 AM
Just a tip for anyone trying this: If your logo doesn‘t exactly fit the dimensions specified (ie it‘s too long in one direction), just resize your logo‘s dimensions until one of them equals one of the specified dimensions AND the logo‘s other dimension is less than the respective specified dimension.For example, I had a logo that was 800x900. In order to make it fit, I resized the 800 dimension down to 640. This however, turned my 900 into 568, which is still too big. So, I resized it again so that the 568 (originally 900) was 220. This turned the 640 (originally 800) into 247. Now the logo fits.But wait, there‘s more. When the logo is displayed on the report, Mitchell tries to stretch it to fit the 640x220 shape which distorts the logo severely!The fix?Just adjust the canvas size to be 640x220. This is a feature in PaintShop Pro XI that makes it easy to do, but other photo editors probably have a similar function. If you can‘t find such a function in your software, a less ideal option would be to just start a new image with a white background and the correct dimensions. Then copy and paste into it your correctly-resized logo.If all of this is more than you care to deal with, head on over to a freelance website like Fiverr and hire someone to do it for $20 or less.
Comment by Naomi on Fri, Feb 20th, 2015 at 2:13 PM
I am such a noob at this. I created a logo for the shop, called it shop logo and all. But apparently I am out of my depths as to how to get it on the papers. Any chance of me getting a miracle by means of step by step instructions? lol
Comment by Mitchell1 Support on Wed, Mar 4th, 2015 at 12:17 PM
Naomi, There are two typical points of failure: 1. Misnaming the file. When you save from whatever software you are using to edit it, make sure the filename is ShopLogo and the file type is .JPG. Saving as any other type is not supported at this time. 2. Not placing the file in the correct location. Try right-clicking the shortcut on your desktop for the Manager program and choose Open File Location. Look in that new window for the folder called Manager and open that. Then open the folder called Reports. Copy your ShopLogo.jpg into that folder. Hope this helps.
Comment by SHARLA on Tue, Jun 30th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
Have updated system, cannot print logo on invoice. Correct dimensions, correct placement on file. Was told by Customer Service that in order to have the Hazmat broken out at the bottom of my invoice I have to choose stock. Thus the logo will not print. We were able to do this before the update. Any suggestions?
Comment by Mitchell1 Support on Mon, Jul 20th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Sharla, a Stock Paper invoice will never include the shop logo, as it is assumed to be pre-printed on the paper. Using a normal Invoice with Hours template does include a clearly broken out Hazmat category in the latest version of the software.
Comment by Efrain Ramirez on Mon, Feb 29th, 2016 at 3:18 PM
Is there a way to have the logo print on tech worksheets also?
Comment by Mitchell1 Support on Wed, Mar 2nd, 2016 at 11:57 AM
Efrain, a Tech Worksheet is considered a purely internal document, and therefore there is no option to add the shop logo to it. Most shops consider it a waste of ink, since it‘s not effectively advertising to the customer.
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