PDF417 Windows Font Encoder Tools
IDAutomation's PDF417 Font Encoder for Windows is an application provided with the IDAutomation PDF417 Font and Encoder that provides an easy method of creating individual barcodes. Dynamic PDF417 barcodes may also be generated with other components in the package.
About the PDF417 Encoder
Implementing PDF417 as a font requires both the encoder and the font. The purpose of the encoder is to convert the data-to-encode into proper bar and space patterns formatted to IDAutomation's PDF417 barcode font. It is necessary to use the encoder because of the complexity of the symbology.
PDF417 Encoder Tutorial
After the application is installed, it may be accessed by an icon in the Program group. When the application opens, enter the barcode data in the "data to encode in barcode" field.
To paste into other Windows applications, select the "Copy to Clipboard" option and press the "Print / Generate PDF417 Code" button. Several lines of numbers and text will then appear in the "string to print the barcode" field. To see the string represented as the font, deselect the "show string as selected font" option.
In a program such as Microsoft Word, place the cursor on the area for the barcode, and then choose the IDAutomationPDF417n3 font.
Choose Edit - Paste to paste the barcode string into the application.