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Using AcuCOBOL-GT to create bar coded documents

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We have a need to use barcodes to enable us to identify our documents not only to our customers but also for archival purposes.

As we, at Galvins Plumbing have not converted to use barcodes in the past, we do not have any programs from before 2007 which shows how this can be done.

Is there anyone who can assist me with a sample program for creating barcodes in COBOL program produced documents?

I very much appreciate your assistance in my quest.

 

Geoffrey Hashman

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RE: Using AcuCOBOL-GT to create bar coded documents

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Hi Geoffrey,

The easy way is to find an EAN font (barcode) and to use it as a font like llike Arial for example for printing with the WIN$PRINTER function.

You can also have a look on this KB

kb.microfocus.com/article.aspx

I hope it helps

Regards

Dominique

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RE: Using AcuCOBOL-GT to create bar coded documents

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Hi Geoffrey,

The easy way is to find an EAN font (barcode) and to use it as a font like llike Arial for example for printing with the WIN$PRINTER function.

You can also have a look on this KB

kb.microfocus.com/article.aspx

I hope it helps

Regards

Dominique

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RE: Using AcuCOBOL-GT to create bar coded documents

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Some Barcodes needs a checksum. When you use a font to print barcode you have to calculate the checksume.

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RE: Using AcuCOBOL-GT to create bar coded documents

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I don't agree with you, neidingd! You are partly right. Some barcodes needs a checksum, like code 39, etc, But nowadays the users do not need to calculate the checksum by themselves now. Many barcode generators can calculate the checksum automaticlly. So users do not need to worry about  this. I am not saying that there are no barcode generators that need users to calculate the checksum by themselves. I mean we can choose barcode generators which make us do not worry about this. Make full use of google. We can find many good barcode generators.

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RE: Using AcuCOBOL-GT to create bar coded documents

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i didn't talk from a barcode generator.

My reply was for Dominique's answer, and when you print directly with a barcode-font you have to generate the checksume if needed.

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