Troubleshooting

Labels & Addresses: Importing from Excel 2016

Presently, Labels & Addresses does not support importing from Excel 2016 directly (earlier versions work fine). There are two possible workarounds until the problem is solved.

Importing through Apple Numbers

If you have Apple Numbers on your computer, you can import Excel documents into Labels & Addresses by choosing "Numbers" in the list of import sources in the Source panel of Labels & Addresses.

Labels & Addresses: Importing from Excel 2016

In the File dialog choose the Excel file you’d like to open. A dialog will open offering you to map data from the Excel file to the fields in your Labels & Addresses document.

Importing from a Text File

If you don’t have Apple Numbers, you may first export your Excel document to a text file and then import it into Labels & Addresses. Open the document in MS Excel and choose "File > Save As…". In the list of file formats choose "Tab Delimited" or "Comma-Separated" format and save your file.

In Labels & Addresses, choose "Text File" in the list of import sources in the Source panel. In the File dialog choose the text file previously exported from Excel. A dialog will open allowing you to map data from the text file to the fields in your Labels & Addresses document. Make sure you specify the delimiter correctly — if you saved your text file as tab delimited, choose "Tab" for delimiter. If you saved your file as comma-separated, choose "Comma".

Disc Cover: Using LightScribe on a Mac

For macOS 10.10 and Below

You need to download and install the LightScribe Driver to use your LightScribe device with your Mac.
Download LightScribe Driver.

For macOS El Capitan and Sierra

HP discontinued support for LightScribe in 2013. So, the latest driver is not compatible with macOS El Capitan or later. Here is a solution that can help users of El Capitan and Sierra to use their Lightscribe devices.

  1. Download Lightscribe System Software and extract the .tar file:
    https://lightscribesoftware.org/freesoftware/mac/
  2. Download Pacifist software:
    https://www.charlessoft.com
  3. Follow these instructions:
    https://lightscribesoftware.org/how-to-install-system-software-on-el-capitan/

Disclaimer
The above method was tested and proved to be a valid one, nevertheless BeLight Software accepts no responsibility and you are doing this at your own risk. BeLight Software makes no warranty that the above method will work on all Mac computers. BeLight Software has no affiliation with Pacifist software and takes no responsibility for its performance.