Another user of this forum has provided me with information on how to use a code128 font to build a bar code. The original information and code is posted at www.jtbarton.com
Barcode "Code128" requires a start bit and a checksum, in addition to a character to selection the desired character set. This means that in order to use a font as a bar code, a function must be written to add the appropriate prefix and suffix to the desired string that you intend to represent as bar code.
A free string conversion function is also provided on the jtbarton website, however the problem is that it is not provided in Access vba. Does anyone know where I can get a function to build the appropriate character string?
As an alternative, I will consider purchasing a commercially available bar code product as long as the product does not restrict its use with some form of copy protection.