Online Barcode Tutorial
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you want to start bar coding! Our barcode reader website is a great place to
start. We've packed all sorts of useful information about bar coding on
our site just for you. A little history, some simple barcode tutorials, enough
technical specifications to stir the soul of any engineer, and some practical
advise. Need help with barcode symbologies? Or just a particular barcode
symbology. Don't understand product codes and how to work with the Uniform
Code Council? You'll find it all here.
Plus, we recommend some really great barcode readers. And check out our downloadable application guides.
Can I make
my own barcodes and barcode
Yes. It's really quite easy.
There are many barcode printers on the market that will let you create barcodes right on your PC and print them on your own printer. You can use
ordinary label paper too - (like Avery) - the kind you normally use to do
Barcode Label Software
Here are several software applications that
you can use to do your own bar coding.
Bars & Stripes for
Microsoft Word for Windows
Microsoft Word's label, graphics and font capabilities,
Bars & Stripes and
Word create a high powered, fully featured
barcode document and label application.
Bars & Stripes ActiveX Control for Barcodes
Need an elegant
barcode solutions for your Access
web site, PowerPoint
presentation, Visual Basic project
or FoxPro application? Well This is it!
What is a Barcode
There are different kinds of barcode readers and barcode scanners.
A barcode symbology is a specific kind of barcode. These barcode printer
symbologies look different and are used for different purposes.
Our barcode Tutorial
What are some uses for barcodes?
If you're looking at this site, you probably have a use for barcode readers or barcode scanners in mind already. But just in case you're browsing, here is a
short but by no means complete list.
Retail bar coding
Barcodes are used throughout the retail supply
chain process - from factory to warehouse, to your local retail outlet.
Even small Mom and pop businesses are being required by their customers to
put barcodes on their trade items.
Point of Sale
Hand in hand with barcode readers is the Point of Sale
process. Barcodes enable fast checkout as well as instant inventory
Barcodes enable all size businesses to track
their capital equipment as well as their product inventory. Barcodes
help in the valuation process as well as auditing.
Entering items into your database can be time
consuming and fraught with errors. A simple mis-typed serial number can be
almost impossible to find. Barcodes make data entry easy and
Typing on a keyboard, or using a mouse to operate
a user interface is fine unless you have a customer looking at you.
Barcode scanners are the perfect order-entry solution,
From pallet to inventory kits to finished goods,
your materials exists in a state of constant change.
How do you know
how much you have of what and where it all is. Barcodes are an
essential element in just-in-time systems
Think of your documents as assets. They add
to your company's intellectual property. Barcodes help you manage
And many more...
The uses for barcodes are almost limitless.
Construction equipment, railway freight cars, and shipping containers are
all barcoded. So are all of the countless items you find in a grocery
store. Even your favorite beverage container has a barcode to help in
recycling. Dry cleaners use barcodes to help with filling out a
customer order. A judge in Alabama creates judicial
documents from his bench by selecting boilerplate paragraphs using a
barcode scanner. And the list goes on...