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#39781 - 06/06/12 01:25 AM EAN8 barcode
vincent Lam Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 15
I want to add a EAN8 barcode in Printshop Mail suite 7 which the informaton about the barcode is retrieved from a database. How to do this in PSM?

Edited by vincent Lam (06/06/12 01:26 AM)

#39782 - 06/06/12 03:45 AM Re: EAN8 barcode [Re: vincent Lam]
jmui Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 9
Hi Vincent,

Please try the following:
1. Create a new document or open an existing document.
2. Import your data (select 'Database' -> 'Open')
3. Click the Barcode object from the Tools Toolbar (Left hand side) to insert a new Barcode
4. Left-click on the Barcode
5. Click in the 'Window' menu and then click 'Properties'.
6. Then, change the 'Type' from PDF417 to EAN-8 under Barcode Group via the drop down list
7. Right-click on the Barcode -> 'Edit Expression' -> select the field from the 'Data Fields' by double-clicking it.

Result: The Barcode should contain the value from your data field.
Jeff Mui

#39797 - 06/07/12 10:57 AM Re: EAN8 barcode [Re: jmui]
vincent Lam Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 15
Thanks for your information. I will try it. One more question about this problem. For example, if I want to add a EAN8 barcode starting with a fix number ,e.g "9", and last digit acts as a check digit using a alphabet e.g. "F", others digital should be collected from the database.

E.g. 91234567F

How can I do it in PSM?

#39805 - 06/07/12 04:36 PM Re: EAN8 barcode [Re: vincent Lam]
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4956
Loc: Objectif Lune Montreal

Not 100% sure I understand your question, but basically, you want to turn "91234567F" into an EAN8 barcode. However, the problem in this case is that this is a precalculated barcode string. If you put it in the barcode object, it will not work.

You could, however, find a font for the EAN8 barcode on the Internet, and then you'd just have to create a variable in a text box with your field, and use that font to make the barcode.

Raphaël Lalonde Lefebvre