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3 Easy-To-Use Barcode Generators

by Nate Schubert There are a lot of different ways in which barcodes can be generated. From barcode fonts which require special encoders, to components which allow more powerful barcode generation within specific environments, to full-powered, stand-alone applications. It can be overwhelming to determine which method of barcode generation will best suit your needs, but…
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5 Reasons to Use Code 128 Barcode Fonts

by Nate Schubert It can sometimes be a challenge to determine which barcode type will best suit the needs of your business process or procedure. Different barcode types may have different capabilities. For example, Code 39 is a symbology that allows printing of upper-case letters and numbers, where Code 128 fonts allow both upper and…
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Top 5 Reasons Why a Barcode Font Won’t Scan

by Nate Schubert There is nothing more frustrating than purchasing a barcode font package, patiently reading the instructions and creating a barcode that looks good, only to find that your barcode scanner doesn’t read it. This may be due to a number of different factors, and thanks to the fine folks in our technical support…
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Encode 2D Barcodes in Excel with VBA

by Nate Schubert by Nate Schubert Encoding 2D barcodes manually is virtually impossible due to the high-complexity of the mathematics involved in the process, and the amount of time it would take to do something manually which can be done nearly instantly with the help of an encoder, such as the Barcode Add-In for Microsoft…
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The Excel Barcode Add-in

by Nate Schubert Microsoft Excel is one of the most common software applications that can be used to generate a broad range of linear and 2D barcode types such as Code 128, Intelligent Mail, Interleaved 2 of 5, Data Matrix and PDF417 among others. While it is possible to install an ActiveX barcode generator into…
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How To Generate Barcodes from Fonts in FileMaker Pro

by Nate Schubert FileMaker Pro is a popular type of database software that can manage many different types of information related to inventory, invoicing, document control and much more. Barcode technology can also be integrated into FileMaker Pro databases which can add to benefits by decreasing human error and increasing speed and efficiency. Searching for…
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Word or Excel GS1-128 Barcode Generation

by Nate Schubert What is a GS1-128 barcode? GS1-128 is a barcode type that works from the Code 128 barcode specification. GS1-128 utilizes Application Identifiers to provide more data in a barcode about various things including sell by dates, due dates, packaging dates, serial numbers, production dates, and a variety of other important information that…
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Generating SCC18 Barcodes With Code 128 Fonts in Word

by Nate Schubert SSCC18 stands for Serial Shipping Container Code and these barcode types are generally used in logistics and supply chains as part of the shipping container label. These labels are used internally to keep track of containers, and to trace the progress of container shipments. The process of creating an SSCC18 barcode can…
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Encoding Functions With 2D Barcode Fonts in Excel

by Nate Schubert Last week we wrote about one of our newest video tutorials which demonstrates how to encode functions with Code 128 barcode fonts in Microsoft Excel. This week, we’re happy to announce the release of another of our newest video tutorials which demonstrats how to encode functions with 2D barcode fonts in Microsoft…
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Encoding Functions With Code 128 Fonts in Excel

by Nate Schubert In all realms of business, Microsoft Excel continues to be one of the most popular methods of generating Code 128 Barcodes from fonts. Many IDAutomation customers find our barcode fonts to be very compatible with Excel, and are able to generate many barcodes quickly through our fonts and Excel font encoder tools.…
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