Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Placing barcode equipment or other things makes it easier to
keep track of them. Instead of entering a long number, a quick scan with a bar
code reader eliminates keystrokes. There are many
different types of barcodes. The most famous is the Product Code or UPC
Universal, in almost all items sold at retail in the United States. The UPC
format only supports encryption of the songs. Other formats such as Code 39
(also known as Code 3 of 9) support letters and numbers.
1. Find a free TrueType font to the desired shape of the bar
code. For example, the Code bar code format is 39 different TrueType font
packages available free. Use an Internet search engine and type "Code 39
TrueType fonts" available in a free font found. Some specialized formats
may not be available for free as a result of copyright or other restrictions.
2. On your Windows PC, select the Start menu and click
Control Panel. Within the Control Panel, click Switch to Classic View "and
appearance of the panel. Find the" Fonts "icon and double click to
open it. On the File menu, select" Install New Font. "This opens a
menu dialog asking you to change the font to install. Navigate to the folder that
contains the downloaded TrueType font file. Select the font and click OK when
prompted to install it. The source of new bar code will be available in Excel.
3. Start Excel and enter "98765" in cell A1. This
value is converted to a bar.
4. In cell B1, type the following formula: "=
CONCATENATE ("*", "*")" A1 and press enter. The result
should be "* 98765 *". Code 39 format requires an asterisk at the
beginning and end of the text to be encrypted. Bar code format other will have
5. Change the font in cell A1, choosing a different font
from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen in Excel. Under the menu
"Home", scroll down to "three of the nine free" source and
select it. The text in the cell will now appear as a barcode. Increase font
with a minimum of 28 points, so a scanner can pick up the scanning needs.
Posted by Rakesh... on
Nov 07, 2010 | Pc America Restaurant Pro Express
Jul 13, 2009 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld
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