There are two easy ways to print sheets of labels with our bar code fonts.
There are typically only four reasons why bar codes printed with our fonts won't scan:
When you use one of our utility programs to copy a bar code to the clipboard, you are only copying the bar code data! When you paste this data into your Windows application all you will see is the bar code data- there will not be a bar code there. To make a bar code appear you need to highlight the bar code data in your program and then select one of our bar code fonts for that data.
Virtually all products sold in North America use the UPC-A bar code (or UPC-E, which is just a smaller version of UPC-A). You can not make up a UPC-A bar code number, you must pay the Uniform Code Council a fee and they assign you your UPC code. (That's why no two products will ever have the same UPC code.) A UPC code assignment costs over $500. You can find out more by contacting the Uniform Code Council.
Once you have a UPC code, you can either pay someone to print the bar code for you, or you can buy software to print it yourself. Our software makes it possible for you to print your own bar codes.
When you type in a character that is not in a font, Windows displays an empty square box as an error indication. Each bar code font has a limited character set. Square boxes indicate you are entering data that is not in that bar code set. These bar codes will not scan.
To make taller bar codes increase the point size for your data.
If you want to make taller bar codes without increasing the width of the bar code, select the next larger typeface name (moving from, say, "FontName b" to "FontName c").
If you still can't get the height you want, you will need to print the bar code line twice. Print a line, move down on the page, and print the same line again. The bar codes will join together to make a taller bar code.