Printing barcodes

Well, this can be done in several ways:

1. Printing to a ‘barcode’ printer (with a builtin barcode font).
Have been using a Citizen CLP-621 printer. The print job is just a text file, created with Lotus Script. Text file contains all the control codes for the printer, e.g. page width, borders, font size etc. The manual were quite good – with lots of details and examples.
Only one problem – how to copy/spool the print file to the printer? Found a small freeware spooler program -> http://www.lerup.com/printfile/ When started and configured, it can copy all files from a folder to any printer
It works perfectly 🙂

2. Install your own barcode font and print using word or Lotus Notes
Found the fonts on http://www.idautomation.com. They have all fonts, with documentation and Lotus Script code to generate the barcode string (convert a number to a barcode string with checksums). Just make sure to select the right font. Some fonts doesn’t support charecters and some doesn’t support special charecters – and do check that your scanners support the selected font.
When you have the font, it is simple to create a print form in Notes. Did try to use Microsoft word – but some barcodes had special chars that was destoyed by Word, and didn’t work…

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