Adding a barcode to a document layout

Watch this video to see how to add a barcode to a document layout or follow the steps below it.

Navigate to the correct window

  1. Navigate to System / Printing and Utilities / Form Layouts / Form Designer.

Select the document layout

  1. Click the Open button.
  2. Select the appropriate document layout from the dropdown list.
  3. Select the layout name from the Layout Name dropdown list.
  4. Click the Accept button.

Add the barcode

  1. Click on the Barcode button.
  2. Choose the relevant field you want a barcode for by choosing from the Field drop-down list.
  3. Enter a prefix and postfix in the Prefix and Postfix text boxes, if required.
  4. Enter the length to which the printed field must be limited in the Print Length text box, if required.
  5. Choose the relevant barcode type from the Barcode Type drop-down list.
  6. Enter the barcode height in millimetres in the Barcode Height text box, if required.
  7. Adjust the bar ratio from the Bar Ratio slider, if required.
  8. Adjust the bar width from the Bar Width slider, if required.
  9. If you want the barcode text to appear along with the barcode, tick the Print Barcode Text checkbox.
  10. Tick the Do not print decimals checkbox if the value must be truncated to an integer.
  11. Select the add checksum by ticking the Add Checksum checkbox, if required.
  12. Select the font to be used for barcode text by clicking on the Select Font button, changing the Font, Font Style, Size and Script and clicking the OK button.
  13. Select the appropriate option from the Print Barcode On group.
  14. Click the Accept button.

Place the barcode

  1. Place the barcode in the desired location, by left-clicking once.

Save your changes and exit

  1. Once you are done, click the Save button to save your changes.
  2. Click the Close button.
  3. The following message box will appear: Are you sure you want to exit? Click the Yes button.
Positioning the barcode

When dragging a barcode, a black cross will appear in the top left-hand corner. This indicates that the barcode is able to be saved on this relevant place in the form. However, if the top left-hand corner has a circle with a line drawn through it, this indicates that the barcode cannot be saved on the relevant area and should be moved to a suitable area.

Move, edit or delete the barcode

You can move, edit or delete the barcode after it has been placed by right-clicking on the red square at the top left corner of the barcode.
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