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I want the ability to insert a barcode into a PDF

Posted on 2011-10-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I can create the barcode I need based on custom data.  I need to give people the ability to insert that barcode onto an existing PDF.  It needs to be easy and inexpensive.  I have looked at some of the free/cheap PDF software and I can merge two docs, but I would prefer to post the barcode into the PDF.  Any ideas?
Question by:leewallin
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Expert Comment

ID: 37047964
I am assuming you have a barcode font like 3of9, 4state or QR?

Author Comment

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I downloaded a barcode font from dafont.com, and it appears to work well
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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If the barcode is in a font, then you need a PDF reader that allows you to insert a text annotation, such as Foxit Reader (excellent and free!):

If the barcode is in an image, then you need a PDF reader that allows you to insert an image into the PDF. Foxit Reader also does this. Regards, Joe
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 2000 total points
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To follow up on my comment about Foxit Reader, here's a screen shot showing how you would do it:

Regards, Joe

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This is exactly wanted, and free.  Thank you. PS: Sorry for the delayed response. Live in northern NJ and no power for a few days.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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I saw what you folks went through on the news. Makes sense for December but not October. Hope that all is well now. Regards, Joe

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