Barcode User Interface
When you start Barcode you see the barcode selection window. It displays all the barcodes you previously made (or some default ones, if you run the software the first time). You can scroll the list down to see what barcodes are currently there, configured for further use:
Barcode generator keeps all the barcodes you make at the same place, so you can always find the one you need. You can clone, rename or delete barcodes using the context menu (showing when you right click the barcode), or add a new barcode by clicking the big “plus” button at the bottom corner of the window.
Once you’ve added or selected the barcode you need, you can double–click it to switch to the editing mode. Note, that you can also simply press Enter to start editing. Barcode generator can be controlled with keyboard, so you can speed up some operations by not touching the mouse.
In editing mode Barcode generator shows the barcode on the left side, and the properties panel on the right. There is also a toolbar at the top:
At the top left corner of the toolbar, there is a “Back” button and two more buttons for saving and printing barcodes. At the right side of the toolbar there is a “Batch” mode button and the buttons to switch the right panel modes.
The barcode can be zoomed in and out using Ctrl-+/- buttons on Windows, or Cmd-+/- buttons on Mac. There is a text at the bottom left corner of the window that displays the real size of the barcode and the zoom level of the preview.
On the right side of the window, there is panel with all the barcode parameters you can configure. It has four tabs:
The tabs are:
- Data — here you enter the barcode data, like ISBN or EAN number;
- Parameters — here you configure the visual parameters of the barcode: size, scale, color, text and so on;
- Custom texts — here you can add as many custom texts to the barcode as needed, say to make a barcode label;
- Marks — here you can add some space around the barcode, add border or crop marks for printing.
You configure the barcode using the tabs and either save or print it using the toolbar buttons. You can also simply drag the barcode to another application with your mouse.
Once done, you simply click the Back button in the toolbar, or press Escape to return to the barcodes list. Barcode generator will save all the changes you made, so when you open this particular barcode again next time, you’ll see exactly the barcode you’ve just finished editing. If you don’t need that, you can roll back all the changes using the “Undo” function.
Once the barcode is configured, you can batch–process it with as much data as you need. There is a special button in the toolbar for that. Click the button, paste the barcode numbers and follow the instructions to get the result you want.
More Barcode Tutorials
- Installation — how to install Barcode generator;
- License Activation — how to activate Barcode software with a license key.
- User Interface — Barcode user interface explained in details;
- Barcode Management — adding, renaming, cloning and deleting barcodes;
- Importing Barcodes — importing barcode images;
- Custom Texts — adding custom text elements to barcodes;
- Marks Panel — configuring border, margins and canvas of barcodes;
- Bar Width Reduction — adjusting barcodes to compensate for ink spread;
- Quiet Zone — making sure the barcodes can be scanned well.
- Making EAN–13 Barcodes — standard point–of–sale barcodes;
- EAN–13 Calculator — how to compute EAN–13 check digits.
- Making UPC–A Barcodes — learn to make UPC–A barcodes;
- Making UPC–E Barcodes — how to create UPC–E barcodes;
- UPC–A Calculator — compute check digits of UPC–A barcodes.
- NDC Barcodes — learn about NDC barcodes and how to make them;
- NDC Barcode Check Digit Calculator — how to compute NDC check digits.
- ISBN Barcode Generator — how to make ISBN barcodes;
- BC412 Barcode — making barcodes for silicon wafers identification;
- Transparent Barcodes — making barcodes with transparent background;
- PNG Barcodes — exporting barcodes to PNG format;
- Vector Barcodes — exporting barcodes to vector formats.
- Batch Processing — how to batch–convert text data to barcodes;
- Command Line Processing — command line barcode generation.
- Self–Drawing Barcode — drawing QR codes in browser with just an SVG file;
- Fake Barcodes — need a random barcode as a placeholder?