How To Use The Numbering Specification Tab:
How you number the tickets will depend on how you would like to distribute your tickets. You must make a few choices regarding numbering style, numbering order, and the starting and ending numbers you plan to use.
Single Sheet Order
Single sheet order means that your tickets will be printed one after the other, in normal numerical order (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) in column form. With Single Sheet Order, the numbers 1-8 print on the first page, 9-16 on the second page, and so on. This style is useful for handing out tickets to buyers individually on the day of the drawing or event.
Stack Order Style
Stack order is used if you want to secure your tickets in a booklet. The program automatically does the math, calculates the placement of the numbers, and prints the pages so that you can staple the booklet pages together, cut them apart into 8 separate books, and each booklet will have consecutive numbers. Stack order prints the first number on page 1, the second number on page 2, and so on. This style is useful for handing out booklets to several sellers to distribute well before an event or drawing.
This option prints your tickets from the starting number to the ending number.
The Descending Order option prints your tickets in reverse order (from the last ticket number to the first). The roles of the starting and ending numbers reverse when you choose descending order. In this case, your starting number will NOT be the actual first ticket number, but refers to the ticket number that will be printed first.
For example, if you wanted to print 1 – 1000 tickets, starting with No. 0001, and ending with No. 01000, the latter will be the ticket to be printed first. Therefore, your starting number will have to be 1000 instead of 1, and your ending number will be 1 instead of 1000.
Descending Order Error:
You may receive a pop-up error if you keep your starting number at 1, with a total ticket quantity of, let’s say, 1000. In order to fix this, the starting number needs to be equal to or greater than the total ticket quantity.
Starting And Ending Numbers Relation to Numbering Order:
The starting and ending numbers are determined by your Numbering Order.
The starting number is the number of the ticket you wish to start with. This value can be the actual first ticket number, OR can be the ticket number that will be printed first, depending on whether or not your numbering order as Ascending or Descending.
Just as with the starting number, the ending number can either be the actual ticket number you wish to end at, OR it can refer to the last ticket that will be printed.
Relation To Ascending And Descending Order:
If your numbering style is single sheet order, and your numbering order is ascending, then your starting number can be the actual first ticket number (e.g. No. 0001).
If your numbering style is single sheet order, and your numbering order is descending, then your starting number needs to be larger than or equal to that of the total ticket quantity.
For example, if you want to print 1000 tickets in descending order from 1 to 1000, your starting number and total ticket quantity will need to be 1000. Your ending number is automatically set to 1, and you will print a total of 125 pages.
Total Ticket Quantity:
Total Ticket Quantity is the total number of tickets you wish to create. This also controls the ending number.
Total pages is pretty straightforward, and is the number of pages that will be printed. Raffle Ticket does the calculating for you, so you don’t have to worry about how many sheets of paper you need.
Number Of Digits:
Number of Digits controls the number of digits your ticket numbers have (maximum amount allowed is 10 digits).
For example, 4 digits looks like “No. 0001,” and 2 digits looks like “No. 01.”
The Number Color option gives you control of the color of the ticket number. You can choose from the default colors, or define custom colors and add them to the palette.