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   How to print bar code labels (item labels, borrower id cards)?


We suggest to use Code 39 barcode type. It is commonly used on labels such as book labels, name badges, inventory labels. It is an easy to print barcode. It can be used for alpha-numeric barcodes.

  • Create unique bar code entries for all your items.
  • On the Print menu, select All Records and then click Print Labels. Select TITLE in the All Fields box and click the Green Arrow button. Select BARCODE in the All Fields box and click the Green Arrow button. The TITLE and BARCODE fields are listed in the Included Fields box.
    define item bar code, select fields
  • Click on the Labels tab. Select AV 5160 label type in the Label Type section. We suggest to use AV 5160 Avery type (3 across, 10 down). (Note: almost all Avery label types are predefined)
    define item bar code, select label type
  • Click on the Body tab. Define margins: in the Left box type 0.15, in the Top box type 0.15. Click on the Change Font button, select Arial in the Font box, select Regular in the Font Style box, and select 8 in the Size box, click OK.
    define item bar code, define fonts
  • Click on the Bar Code tab. Select BARCODE in the Bar Code Field box. Select CODE39 in the Bar Code Type box. Select Arial in the Font Name box. Do not change value in the Font Scaling box (should be 100). Enter 60 in the Height Scaling box. Do not change value in the Bar Code Size box (should be Normal). Click on the Text Readable (text that represents bar code will be printer below the bar code). Click on the Preview button. If you are satisfied with the result select Print command.
    define item bar code type
    item bar code, preview labels

Note: Almost all Avery label types are predefined. If you are using different brand you can verify which Avery type is similar and choose this type. Very often you can find this information on the label box.

Note: You do not have to define label parameters each time you want to print labels. You do it once, when you are satisfied with your settings (label type, bar code type, bar code size, margins, fonts#) you can save all your parameters into a label template. Next time when you want to print barcode label(s) you just load your label template and you are ready to print.

Note: The above settings are saved to ItemBarCode label template. In the Print Label window click Load, select ItemBarCode template and click OK. You are ready to print if you are satisfied with our default settings.

Note: Do not choose a label type that is too small. Label types with a large number of labels do not have appropriate size. Our software will try to fit the bar code image into the label regardless of your settings. The printed bar code could not be readable by your bar code scanners.

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