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    Create barcode (Version 2002, SP3)

    I have a field that is 6 digits in length that I would like it to print on a report as a barcode. Does this capability require the purchase of a specific font or is it possible to accomplish using Access?
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    Re: Create barcode (Version 2002, SP3)

    In principle, all you need for printing barcodes from any Windows application is a barcode font. Searching Google for "barcode font" will result in many hits; you will find several free downloads. There are some specialized barcode tools for use in Access; you will find them by searching Google for "microsoft access" barcode.

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    Re: Create barcode (Version 2002, SP3)

    Thanks for giving me a direction to start from. I downloaded a trial version and in no time had my field turned into a barcode. We will probably purchase this font package because it will save many hours of manual labor and pay for itself very quickly.
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    Re: Create barcode (Version 2002, SP3)

    The easiest font to use is "3 of 9", which you can find quite easily on the internet. Just create a control on your report and set the font. All you need to do is put an * in front of and behind what you want to show. So if you have "123456", you merely put "*123456*" in control.
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