OpenOffice Hosted Barcode Generator Tutorial

This tutorial describes how to use IDAutomation's Dynamic Barcode Generator Subscription Service in Apache OpenOffice. The IDAutomation Dynamic Barcode Generator Service will stream barcodes directly into the OpenOffice applications via a URL from IDAutomation's online barcode generation cloud service.

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While IDAutomation hosts this service with their Dynamic Barcode Generator Subscription, companies can host the same service on their own server with the Streaming Barcode Server for IIS.

Stream Barcodes in OpenOffice

  1. Open a new document and select insert Picture - File.
  2. Enter one of the Free Streaming URLs, to use for testing purposes, into the File Name field.
    Enter URL for Barcode Image
  3. Enter the URL "" and the data that needs to be barcoded, as in the case above "IDAutomationBarcode". This allows the user to create independent barcodes as needed.
    Create Barcode

Multiple barcodes can be added to reports in this manner, with many different symbologies to choose from, such as GS1 Databar, QR-Code, PDF417, and DataMatrix.