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I need to convert some charaters in word 2010 to barcode, I change the font type to "Code39AzaleaWide2", but the machine can't read the barcode, please help me this problem.

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by:radnbne
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Barcodes can be fun.

Firstly what type of barcode scanner are you using and does it read Code39 codes?

Also the quality of the printout of the barcode it important, if the image isn't high enough quality the barcode will not be read.

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by:JameMeck
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With Crystal Report, I use the function "Change To Barcode", and the barcode scanner can read the barcode (with font Code39AzaleaWide2). But with MS Word, I change the font to Code39AzaleaWide2, the barcode scanner can't read.
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by:Éric Moreau
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many codebar requires control characters before and after (to identify begin and end). can this be your case?
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have you compared the bar codes side by side for the same characters?  Do they look the same?
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by:JameMeck
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Dear Mr. Radnbne, the length of the barcode from Crystal Report is not same with the length from MS Word.
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Can you generate a PDF for each example and post them here?

Also check out this information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_39
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have you put a * at the beginning and a * at the end of the text your scanning.  Also don't forget that Word treats the * as a special char and converts it into something else.  If you google this you will find lots of info on on the * in word and bar coding problem.  Hope this helps.
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Thank you very much, it is my solution.
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