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Format cards with BALTECH Card Formatter Tool

Once all preparations are completed, you can start formatting the cards for your project.

To format a card:

  1. Connect a reader to your computer.
  2. Open BALTECH Card Formatter Tool.
    If you haven't installed it yet, you can download it here.

  3. Click the reader, then click Select.

    Screenshot: Select a reader in BALTECH Card Formatter Tool

  4. Click Browse and select the job file (CARDDESC or MIFDESC format).

  5. In the Next Number to Encode field, you'll see the next available project number.

    Depending on the job file, this field may be editable. In this case, you can overwrite the suggested number with a different one within the project number range. For the next card, the field will again be prefilled with the originally suggested number.

  6. If additional fields are displayed, e.g. name or permissions, please fill them out.

    BALTECH Card Formatter Tool dialog filled out

  7. Place the card on the reader. Formatting is completed when the red Encoding Card... message has changed back to the green Waiting for Card to Encode message.

Done! You can now remove the card from the reader and continue with the next one.