Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Bar codes are images that data can be scanned and read by
computers and other devices contain. They usually appear on the packaging as
black lines that are scanned when you buy the products, but they can come in
various shapes and used for many different purposes. Creating a bar code means
to make the image bar code using special software, prints it and attaches it to
the relevant item.
1. Surfing the Internet for sites that offer free services
for creating barcodes (see Resources).
2. Open the Web page Most of these sites offer the ability
to create different types of barcodes. If so, select the one you want by
clicking on it.
3. Type the information that is encoded in a barcode field
or space provided. Look for a button or link to the bar code and click
generate. See the image of the barcode that results when displayed. Right-click
the image to the browser's drop down menu and select "Save Image As"
to save the image on your computer.
4. Open the barcode image and printing the image using
sticky paper. Connecting a bar code scanner to the serial port or USB port of
your computer and scan the bar code printed. Check the information sent to your
computer to verify its accuracy. Cut out the barcode labels remove the patch
and attach it to the item or product.
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