Contents of the BARCODE.DOC file
This program and document are Copyright (c) 1992 by Bill Sias all rights
This program was originally developed to integrate with our IBM 4381
Mainframe and a program to track student attendance at over 100 schools.
The codes output to the printer are standard HP/GL and therefore should
work fine on any printer that emulates a Hewlett Packard LaserJet printer.
It's really very simple to use. Create a plain ASCII text file with
all of the text you want printed in Code 3 of 9 barcode surrounded by
tildes (~). Be sure that the length of your line does not exceed the
printable width of the paper (a little trial and error should help here).
Execute Barcode by typing barcode filename [page number], where filename
is the name of the file created in the previous paragraph and page number
is an optional parameter to tell barcode what page to start printing from.
Simply typing barcode without any parameters will give you a brief (but
very complete) set of instructions.
This is release 1.0 of Barcode and as such is really little more than a
beta version of the software. The school districts that use this software
pay $25.00 for it, however, if you would like the most recent version with
source code you can get it one of two ways. First and best method, send a
check payable to me at the address below and I'll send it out to you right
away and donate everything over the cost of postage and diskette to the
Wesley School Parents Association in your name. Wesley School is a school
for "special kids" and the Parents Association needs donations for the summer
program and for Special Olympics. If you send an SASE and a disk the kids
will get the whole thing. Second, send me a copy of your best program (one
that you wrote) and an SASE and I'll trade you (a little something for the
kids still wouldn't hurt).
1357 Terrace St #1
Muskegon, MI 49442