GS1 DataBar Coupon Barcode Generation
This GS1 DataBar Coupon Barcode Generation Tutorial outlines basic steps to create
a DataBar Coupon Barcode with IDAutomation
Fonts or the DataBar
Image Generator. Before these coupon barcodes can be generated, the data
to be encoded in the coupon should be determined by obtaining the coupon barcode specification from a
GS1 Member Organization or
other associated coupon committee.
DataBar Barcode Creation Using The DataBar Barcode Image Generator
- Using the
DataBar Image Generator
to generate coupon symbols as images on the PC is preferred because the images can be
pasted easily into other Windows applications, or the file may be
saved to a disc for import into a Macintosh graphic application.
- Install the purchased or
demo DataBar Image Generator.
- Change the Symbology to "DataBar Expanded," enter the Data to
Encode and change the Segments property to 6. Make sure there are
no spaces before or after the data, just numbers and parentheses
as shown below. The barcode should now appear in the image preview.
- Choose the Text & Color tab and disable the human readable
- Choose the Caption tab, then enter the GS1 company prefix and offer
code. Modify the upper caption space so that the text is a proper
distance from the symbol.
- After the DataBar barcode appears accurately in the image preview, copy and paste the barcode into
of choice or save it to a file.
- Test scan the image with an
IDAutomation USB Barcode Scanner or another
DataBar Barcode Scanner of your choice.
DataBar Barcode Creation Using DataBar Barcode Fonts
Coupons printed before January, 2010 should also include the UPC symbol.
After January 2010, the UPC symbol does not need to be printed.
Fonts may be used on any operating system to create precise,
device-independent barcode symbols. When using fonts, each system making
use of the symbol must have the font installed unless printed
or saved as an image. Fonts may be the best choice
for Macintosh users working with publishing applications such as PhotoShop
or Quark XPress.
purchasing or downloading the
demo, install the
DataBar barcode fonts. After installation, please reboot the system.
- Open the application used to create barcodes and insert a text box. Within
the text box, enter the company prefix and offer code.
- Position the cursor below the company prefix
and offer code and change the font to IDAutomation DataBar 34.
- Open the
Font Encoder or an appropriate
- Enter the data to be encoded with the required parentheses,
and choose the DataBar Expanded 6 Segments button. Several letters
should appear in the Encoded Text field.
- Highlight all text in the Encoded Text field and copy it to
- Paste the copied Encoded Text into the text box and apply the IDAutomation DataBar font. In applications with spell checking such as Microsoft
Word, auto-correction lines may appear. This is normal and should
not appear in the printed document.
- Test scan the result with the
IDAutomation USB Scanner or other
DataBar Compatible Scanner.