This utility converts your UPC bar code number into an actual UPC bar code. Use this utility to build UPC bar codes and then to copy and paste them into other Windows programs for printing. Or build your bar code and export it as a graphic file in bmp, gif, jpg, or png format. Click on any orange circled number above to view a description of what that particular control does. Bar codes can be copied into Word for label printing, or into a desktop publishing program to display a bar code on your packaging. These bar code fonts are compatible with virtually any Windows program. For programs like Excel and Access see our documentation for details on using our Visual Basic macros directly inside of those programs.
Type of bar code
Select the type of UPC bar code to create. UPC-A bar codes are 12 digits long and are used on virtually every retail product sold in North America. UPC-E bar codes are smaller shortened versions of UPC-A bar codes. All UPC-E bar code numbers must be specially assigned by the Uniform Code Council.
Supplemental bar codes
Add a 2 or 5 digit supplemental bar code after your UPC bar code. This adds extra digits of information to your bar code but should not be used unless it is required.
Change bar code height
Modify the height of a UPC bar code without changing the width. UPC bar codes can range from .25 to 1 inch in height.
Change bar code width
Scale the bar code width up or down by increasing or decreasing the point size. UPC-A bar codes can range from 1 to about 1.5 inches in width.
UPC bar code number
Type in your 11 digit UPC number here. Our program will calculate the checksum for you, or verify yours if you enter all 12 digits.
Make a bar code
Click this button to make a UPC bar code from your number.
Copy to clip board
Copy your completed UPC bar code to the Windows clip board. (The Windows clip board is invisible- don't worry about where it is or how it works.)
You can then paste this bar code directly into virtually any Windows program by pressing Ctrl-V or using the Edit, Paste menu in that program.
Display converted bar code data
This is the string of characters to use with our bar code fonts. Note you can not just type in the UPC bar code fonts. Your UPC bar code number is converted into a data string and this data string must be used with our UPC bar code fonts.
This is your UPC bar code
This is a sample of what your bar code will look like. Note that Windows screen resolution is fairly low, so the bar code displayed may not exactly match what will be printed.
Show a Tip of the Day
Display the next program Tip of the Day. From this display you can page forwards or backwards through the list of all available tips.
Display program and contact information including the version number of this software.
Launch the Windows Help application. The Help form will give you detailed answers to most questions about the program.
Display this help screen.
Toggle between Simple Mode (UPC-A with no options) and full mode.
Tip of the Day
Display the next Tip of the Day
on each start up when this is checked. Uncheck the box to stop this start up behavior.
Export a graphic
Export a copy of your bar code in bmp, gif, jpg, or png formats. You can email this bar code or use it in your packaging.
Print a sample
Print a sample page of your UPC bar code to see just what it will look like. This sample page shows you your UPC bar code in a number of different sizes.
Check for updates
Check the web for a program update. You must have an active internet connection running. A web page will be displayed with information about the current version of this program and whether or not you need to update.
Print a sheet of labels in your word processor. Select a label template and open it with your word processor, then paste your bar code on to any label.
Create bar codes with human readable numbers below the bar code when checked.