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Crystal Reports Barcode Size is too Wide

I want to use the IDAUTOMATION barcode from the Native Barcode Generator for Crystal Reports. The Code 128b barcode formula is used. The width of my sticker only allows a barcode width of 5 cm, and in the example that I received from IDAUTOMATION, the barcode width is 12.254 cm. The length of a string, which I encode into a barcode, is 19 characters. I see that if I use the IDAUTOMATION barcode without modification, the minimum barcode width must be 10 cm. Can I change the font size or formula of IDAUTOMATION so that the barcode width is no more than 5 cm and so that the barcode will still be readable?

If not, then if it is possible to purchase another barcode from IDAUTOMATION that has the features I need?

Sincerely, Leonid M.


02-06-23     1.3 year(s) ago    

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The size of the barcode symbol can be reduced in a few different ways.

1.
Refer to the Crystal Reports Generator User Manual, step 10, to reduce the font size of the symbol.

2.
You can use Code 128 Auto instead of Code 128 B and it will compress any numbers with an even number of digits.

3.
You could use another barcode type such as Data Matrix to create smaller symbols.

4.
The “IDAutomation2D S” font can be used in place of the Courier New or Consolas system fonts to generate symbols that are about 50% smaller. To use this font, download the Universal 2D Font and install the “IDAutomation2D S” font from the package. After installation, select the “IDAutomation2D S” font instead of Courier New or Consolas to generate the symbols. When using this implementation, the IDAutomation2D S font will need to be installed on each PC generating symbols.

5.
You could use the Code 128 Font instead of the native generator and they will also allow a smaller symbol to be generated. However, this is a different product and some scanners cannot read small symbols well.

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