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Using Barcode Fonts in Macintosh

by Nate Schubert Generating barcodes on a Macintosh operating system is not as easy as it is with a Windows operating system, mainly because Windows has seen a lot more involvement in terms of business productivity. Because of this, it’s only natural that most products intended for use in a business environment would be geared…
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How To Make Code 128 Barcodes A, B & C in Excel

by Nate Schubert Microsoft Excel is one of the most common programs used to create barcodes with fonts, mainly because Excel is such a versatile application that can increase efficiency in virtually any industry. Because of this, many barcode software companies have created various components to generate barcodes in Excel, and the most preferred IDAutomation…
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Space Character Added To Code 39 Fonts

by Nate Schubert In an effort to listen to and resolve the concerns of our customers, IDAutomation has recently updated it’s Code 39 Barcode Font Advantage Package that allows encoding of the space bar character. Previously, encoding a space character could be accomplished by typing the = sign. While it’s true that the update seems…
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How To Create a Code 39 MOD 43 Check Digit

by Nate Schubert This new IDAutomation Video Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Modulus 43 calculation to derive the check character, which is a character based off of a calculation of the data to ensure that the data has been correctly entered. The check character usually appears at the end of the data value and…
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How To Install Barcode Fonts in Windows

by Nate Schubert Installing Barcode Fonts in a Windows operating system is much like installing any other type of font. Download, unzip, install and begin using. Seems easy, right? Not always! All too often, users don’t know which directory the program downloads to, how to unzip it, or what to do after the product is…
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Access Barcode Integration

by Nate Schubert Generating barcodes in Microsoft Access can add a variety of capability to your database. Assigning a barcode to products, customers or other types of inventory can add to efficiency in terms of reducing human error and actual labor. IDAutomation provides a variety of different products, based on your needs, to generate barcodes…
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Code 39 Barcode Fonts

by Nate Schubert Code 39 is one of the most common barcode symbologies in use today. Also known as Code 3 of 9, Logmars or HIBC, the Code 39 barcode is a self-checking barcode font that can be encoded simply by surrounding the data to encode with asterisks (*) and then applying the Code 39…
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How To Perform a Mail Merge Using Access 2010 Query

by Nate Schubert Mail Merge is one of the most useful tools in the Microsoft Office Suite and while many Mail Merge scenario’s use Excel as their data source, this is not the only data source that can be used. Excel is popular as a data source because of the ease of use, but using…
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Getting Ready For USPS Intelligent Mail

by Nate Schubert Beginning in May 2011, the Intelligent Mail barcode will be required by the United States Postal Service for automation discounts, business reply mail and confirm service. Integration of the Intelligent Mail Barcode will combine the capabilites of the Postnet and Planet barcodes into one unique barcode, making this a more uniform and…
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How To Create Barcodes From Fonts in Access 2010

by Nate Schubert Generating barcodes from fonts in Microsoft Access 2010 allows the ability to add a more efficient means of communicating information that can be stored in a barcode and then scanned into reports or databases at a later time. Using barcodes is preferred to relying on manual user entry because human error is…
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