Barcodes with letters

Asked by tcebak on 2007-04-10

i am building a new data base, and sticking barcodes along with the product, but it does not allow me to enter barcodes with letters. is there a simple solution that i over looked? THANKS

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2007-04-10
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2012-03-20

Hi,

you can download a barcode font from http://www.barcodesinc.com/free-barcode-font

In gnome, choose Places | Home Folder from the menu panel (ie open nautilus). When file browser opens, enter "fonts:///" as the Location. Then simply drag the new font into the fonts directory.

Now you can use the barcode font in OpenOffice.org

In order to use letters in a barcode you need to set the barcode type to CODE-128

EAN-8, EAN-13, and UPC barcodes only accept numbers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_128

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