Some bar code types have special features. This section gives details of any special features for each bar code type.
When you use a function, or other tool, to automatically generate or calculate bar codes, often the default format is sufficient.
You only need to select a special feature if you need it. Formats enable special bar code features or formatting.
Click the bar code type below to see the list of available formats.
||For all bar code
types the default format is 0. This format is the most common and
is usually sufficient.
Example 1: If you use Code 39, to specify the format, use;"C39-0.B"
The default Code 39 format enables extended characters (lowercase letters are extended characters).
Use format 1 if your bar code reader can only read normal character, which includes characters 0-9, A-Z and $%+/."C39-1.B"
Example 2: If you use Codabar, there are several formats to enable different start / stop characters; A, B, C, D.
Format A will automatically use A as the start and stop character (e.g. "A99999A")."CODA-A.B"
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