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ms access bar code reports or excel file

We have an ms access 2000 aplication form. The customer wants to generate an excel file or report with the serial number and other fields in a bar code format by pressing a button on the form.  I thought of creating a new report. But i don't know if i can convert a serial field and other fields to bar code type so they can print the serial in bar code.
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Shen
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Bill RossCommented:
Hi,

This can be done easily.  

You will need to download/purchase a barcode font.  Many are available depending on which barcode type you are using.

You would then create a new report with the field that will be barcoded.  

Change the font on the field to the barcode font that you installed.

Your report will then render the characters.

Note that code 39 requires the data to have asterisks on both sides so your data will need to be formatted as text *123456789* as an example.

Regards,

Bill
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
There are many different formatting requirements for barcoding, and while you can sometimes get away with purchasing a font, in many cases you're better off using a barcoding solution like http://abarcode.net/ or http://www.idautomation.com/barcode-integration/access/. These are complete solutions that will generate the correct bar code for you without any further interaction.
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