Category: Fonts

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How to Perform a Mail-Merge Using 2D Barcode Fonts

by Nate Schubert Microsoft Word Mail Merge is one of the most tried-and-true methods of merging a data source with a main document in order to create customized documents automatically, without having to create each individually. This can save untold amounts of time for those who wish to generate invoices, labels, envelopes, letters and more.…
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USPS Postnet Expiration Deadline Draws Near

by Nate Schubert At this point, the Intelligent Mail barcode symbology has been accepted for years by the United States Postal Service for automation price eligibility. Several due-dates have come and gone and while the USPS has worked hard to phase out the former standard Postnet, it has been slow-going. The Postal Service has seen…
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QR Code Functionality Now Available in ActiveX!

by Nate Schubert For years, the process of enabling QR Code generation capability in ActiveX has been extremely complicated, and thus unavailable in IDAutomation ActiveX products. This has caused individuals to seek alternatives to barcode generation in environments where ActiveX would be preferred. The process for integrating alternative solutions can also be very complicated, however,…
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How to Generate 2D Barcodes in Excel

by Nate Schubert Generating 2D barcodes from fonts in Microsoft Excel is more complicated than generating standard linear barcodes from fonts because Excel does not recognize line breaks or carriage returns when the data is being encoded in Excel. This results in a barcode display that does not stack the individual lines of encoded text.…
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Using Fonts to Generate Barcodes in Quickbooks

by Nate Schubert Quickbooks is a popular small business financial software that brings an array of powerful capabilities to small business owners who need to create reports, track inventory, print invoices or checks and much more. It is affordable, easy to use and since it is supported by Intuit, you can be assured that just…
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How to Install Barcode Fonts

by Nate Schubert Contrary to popular belief, installing barcode fonts is every bit as simple as installing any other type of letter font such as times new roman or comic sans. Particular font installation may differ depending on whether you are installing TrueType, Postscript, PCL or Open Type formats. Additionally, there are different procedures depending…
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How To Use the Online Barcode Font Encoder Tool

by Nate Schubert Provided by IDAutomation, the Online Barcode Font Encoder is a free tool that can be used to easily format data into a special string that will generate an accurate barcode when combined with a variety of common IDAutomation barcode fonts. This tool is an excellent resource for users who need to generate…
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Barcode Font Encoding Explained

by Nate Schubert There are a wide variety of excellent methods available for generating barcodes with common integrations involving stand-alone applications that incorporate database information, components such as ActiveX Controls or .NET Forms Controls that can generate a barcode image for display or printing, and even specialized barcode fonts that can be used to create…
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Finally! Barcode Generator Software for Macintosh Users

by Nate Schubert Just in time for the new year, the fine development staff at IDAutomation has rolled out the latest, greatest addition to their already expansive selection of barcode generation software such as barcode fonts, ActiveX controls, Java components, stand-alone label printing software and more. Unfortunately, many of these products have not been available…
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Which Product is Right For Me?

by Nate Schubert Last week, we started our first installment of the multi-part Choosing the Right Barcode series which asked the question, “Which Barcode Type is Best?” Now that you have determined which specific barcode type is going to be the right choice for encoding the data you need to encode, you can move on…
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