Working with the Toolbar
Select the appropriate barcode symbology here.
Enter the text of the barcode to be coded here. Some barcode types also support the coding of control characters.
Creates a new barcode. Select the barcode type and enter the data to be encoded.
Use this to open a .BAR file. A .BAR file is a description of a barcode. Only the ActiveBarcode Generator is using this file format. It's designed to save barcodes with less storage size.
Use this to save a barcode. Only the ActiveBarcode Generator is using this file format and can open this files.
This functions saves the current barcode as a bitmap file. You can import this files with many applications. The size of the bitmap is defined over the function Layout & Size in the menu Barcode.
This functions saves the current barcode as a bitmap file. You have more options: You can create series of image files and you can rotate the barcode image freely (0-359 degrees) while exporting.
Copies the barcode as a bitmap to the clipboard. Many applications can use this format. Bitmaps are not free scaleable.
Copies the barcode as meta-graphics to the clipboard. Most applications can use this interchange format. Meta-graphics is free scaleable.
Plain text line
Select the font for the barcode text.
Decide whether the human readable text line is included or not.
Layout and colors
Change the width and height of the borders an the notch length here.
Select the orientation of the barcode in 90 degrees steps.
Switches the alignment of the barcode.
Select the foreground color for the barcode.
Select the background color for the barcode.
Size in Pixels
Set the size of the barcode in pixels.
Set the desired DPI here. This specification is used to calculate the real size as shown in the status bar. This value is also saved in the image file as PNG, BMP, TIFF or JPEG when exporting.
Size in cm/inch
This function is a conversion for cm or inch. Enter the desired barcode size in cm/inch. The input is converted into pixels according to the DPI you set.
Quick & easy
Set size to
Here you can quickly and easily select an automatically calculated barcode size.
Use this function to print a barcode in exact dimensions and on a specific place on a sheet of paper. Example: Print one barcode exactly onto a page.
Print labels with barcodes on it. Example: Printing barcode labels.
Opens a dialog box showing you the current version number and more info about this application.
Opens your default Internet browser and goes directly to the homepage of ActiveBarcode.
Closes the ActiveBarcode Generator.
If on, characters above ASCII 127 will be encodes in UTF-8. This applies to QR Code, PDF417 and Data Matrix.
Set demo text(F7)
Sets the barcode text for a vaild value for demonstration or test purposes.