print Barcode 128 (UCC128 or EAN128)


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fiaola

I'm trying to print this BarCode128 (UCC128 or EAN128) from my Access
program, but it seems like (from my research with google) i need to use some
exteral program to corretly print this barcode. I thought that all that
would be needed was the "correct" barcode font.

Does anyone have any experience? suggestion? or methods to print this type
of barcode on a label.

Thanks for answering.
 
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Tom van Stiphout

Just the font. Try it.
Unless you're a manufacturer of barcode software.

-Tom.
 
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Tony Toews [MVP]

fiaola said:
I'm trying to print this BarCode128 (UCC128 or EAN128) from my Access
program, but it seems like (from my research with google) i need to use some
exteral program to corretly print this barcode. I thought that all that
would be needed was the "correct" barcode font.

Not necessarily. According to
http://www.idautomation.com/code128faq.html it has some complexities
including a modulo 103 check digit and others. However that web site
has the check digit calculations and other specifications so you might
be able to get that working using a free bar code font.

Tony
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fiaola

Thanks for the reply. Does anyone have a link to download the font? Most
of the ones online are software to produce barcodes, but cant find the
correct font.

Thanks
 
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Tony Toews [MVP]

fiaola said:
Thanks for the reply. Does anyone have a link to download the font? Most
of the ones online are software to produce barcodes, but cant find the
correct font.

That specific font? I have no idea if it is a specific font or a more
generic bar code font. see the Using bar codes within an application
page at my website at http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/barcode.htm for
links to download some free barcode fonts.

Tony
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Tony Toews [MVP]

Tom van Stiphout said:
Unless you're a manufacturer of barcode software.

<chuckle> Yup, give it about three or four days and we should see
such a posting or two.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
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http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
 
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Thomas Lutz

Barcode fonts can be OK for quick and dirty applications where you
have the ability to test everything with all the bar code scanners
that you intend to read them with as well as all the printers that you
intend to print with however bar cdoe fonts generally produce very
poor quality barcodes. Another problem is that you cannot simply
highlight some text, change its font to a barcode font and expect to
get a readable barcode. Most bar code symbologies use a complex
algorithm for generating the bar/space pattern and they also include
additional Start and Stop patterns as well as check digits that must
be calculated.
If you need to print barcodes from an Access report and you want a
high quality barcode image and you do not want to worry about
calculating check digits or adding start and stop codes then your best
bet would be to use a good barcode ActiveX control. The best one on
the market is available from TAL Technologies.
You can download a demo version of their ActiveX control from the
following web page:
http://www.taltech.com/products/activex_barcodes.html

The demo version of the TAL Barcode ActiveX control comes with a
sample Access database that demonstrates how to use it. It is
extremely easy to use and it works just like a textbox ro picturebox
control except you see a barcode. It is also a developer tool so you
do not need to purchase a license for every workstation where you want
to use it.
 
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I'm trying to print this BarCode128 (UCC128 or EAN128) from my Access
program, but it seems like (from my research with google) i need to use some
exteral program to corretly print this barcode. I thought that all that
would be needed was the "correct" barcode font.

Does anyone have any experience? suggestion? or methods to print this type
of barcode on a label.

Thanks for answering.


Besides barcode font, I think you can try some .NET barcode generating reference, like the integration with Crystal Reports.
 

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