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Kari

How do I format a 2D barcode in Crystal so it displays as a perfect square?



Application: Crystal Reports 2013

09-23-16     1212 day(s) ago    

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The font "Courier New" tends to create a wider 2D symbol and "Consolas" tends to create a taller symbol in 2D Matrix barcode types that use the Unicode Image, such as the Native Barcode Generator for Crystal Reports. In Crystal Reports, a taller symbol can be shortened by changing the line spacing. For example, if "Consolas" is creating a symbol that is too tall, set the line spacing under the Paragraph tab to .95 or or another size that create the square symbol.
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Kari
Brant:

Thanks for the info, this has really helped format the barcode as requested by my customer.

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Kari
Thank you.

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Because the Native Generator uses blocks to build the barcode,it may have a slight difference to normal square. You can try adjusting the spacing of the barcode object properties. If not, consider using a barcode font such as the Data Matrix Font and Encoder.

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Attached is a screen shot. image

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Ben
Attach a screen shot of the issue. When using the Native Generator, sometimes the barcode is not a complete square due to the spacing of the blocks used to create it. However, until I see the barcode, I cannot confirm.

Attach the barcode to this post or send to support@idautomation.com

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Kari
I believe I'm trying to create a Data Matrix bar code.

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Ben
Attach a screen shot of the barcode. Are you creating Data Matrix? PDF417? QR Code?

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Kari
I am using ID Automation Native Barcode Generator for Crystal Reports Version 2007.04. I have created the barcode, however, my customer has requested that it be displayed as a squared.

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Ben
What IDAutomation product are you using? What type of barcode are you attempting to create?

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