IDAutomation Newsletter: April 2008

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IDAutomation Newsletter: April 2008

by Nate Schubert Monthly Newsletter

New Products:
Crystal Barcode UFL for Crystal 12

Product Updates:
Data Matrix Font and Encoder – Now Macintosh Compatible
Universal Bar Code Font Advantage Package

New Knowledge Base Articles:
Web Browser Barcode Resolution FAQ

Additional Information:
How to renew your Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription
Additional Press Releases

Crystal Barcode UFL for Crystal 12:

New functionality introduced in Crystal Reports version 12 makes it easy to turn fields into barcodes with their “Change To Barcode” menu option. IDAutomation’s latest UFL is compatible with this new “change to barcode” functionality. More information about the IDAutomation Crystal Barcode UFL for Crystal 12, is provided at:

Data Matrix Font and Encoder for MAC:

IDAutomation’s Data Matrix Font and Encoder now includes a MAC compatible VBA module for Microsoft Office 2004 for MAC (The Office 2008 for MAC version no longer has VBA capabilities). More information about how to use this Macintosh RTF file in Excel and with Mail Merge is provided at:

Universal Bar Code Font Advantage Package:

The IDAutomation Universal Barcode Font Package creates multiple barcode symbologies from a single font. This package has been updated to support the new dimensions of the USPS Intelligent Mail barcode type and includes new install packages, examples, source code and font encoders. The MAC install package includes examples for Office 2004, FileMaker, OpenOffice, Java and AppleScript. The Windows package includes examples for Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, FileMaker, Crystal Reports, VB, C# and Java. Linux and Unix encoder support is provided in Java, C and OpenOffice VB.

More information about the Universal Barcode Font Advantage, including a download of the evaluation version, is provided at:

Web Browser Barcode Resolution FAQ:

This document describes how web browsers display and print barcodes with various image resolutions and X dimensions.

Product updates and Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription Renewal:

IDAutomation’s Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription allows you to receive the latest version of the product, unlimited phone support, priority Help Desk support during work hours and additional help desk support on evenings, weekends and holidays.

If the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription has not been purchased or is expired, it may be activated from the appropriate link:

If the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription has been purchased:

If the purchase was made before December 2005 through RegNow/Digital River, please contact us with your order ID number and we will send you the updated download link.

If you have an active support agreement through our store, you will need to go back to our store online and go to “my account”: To login, you will need to enter your user name (your email address) and the password created at the time of order. When you log in, you should see your order and in the upper right hand corner, you will see a “My Downloads” icon link. This will be the location to download the update.

For customers who do not purchase the Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription, support is limited to our online knowledge base and the product support site. Product updates are only provided to customers with an active Priority Support and Upgrade Subscription.

Recent Press Releases:

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The purpose of the newsletter is to keep you informed of updates for the products you ordered, industry news and technical support issues for our IDAutomation products.

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