Contents of the WBAR.DOC file
Windows BarCode Generator
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2510 Metro Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63043
Wbar is user-supported software provided to you at no
charge on a trial basis. If you use this software and
find it of value please send $15 for a registered copy
and support the shareware concept. Registered users
will be provided with information about program
updates. Please make checks payable to Stu Gisburne at
the above address. You are encouraged to share this
software with others provided that it is distributed
complete with documentation and in unmodified form and
that no fee or other consideration is charged or
accepted. All commercial, business and government users
must register each copy in use. I hope you enjoy using
Wbar. Your comments and suggestions to improve this
product are always welcome.
Wbar is a program which generates bar codes (ie: 3 of 9, UPC,
Postnet, etc) that can be copied to the Windows Clipboard. Once
in the Clipboard, you can then paste the barcode into other
programs such as Windows Write, MicroSoft Word for Windows,
Paintbrush, as well as other Windows programs that can accept
bitmaps or metafiles from the Windows Clipboard.
IBM Personal Computer or Compatible
MicroSoft Windows 3.0
The Wbar system comes in two files:
WBAR.EXEexecutable program module
WBAR.DOCdocument that you are reading now
GENERAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Upon execution, Wbar produces a typical Windows program
window. The menu consists of File, Edit, Action, Type
and Help. When first loaded, the About Wbar Dialog Box
appears if you have an unregistered copy of Wbar,
otherwise you are presented by blank window. The cursor
takes on the shape of a barcode while in the workspace
of the Wbar window. To make a barcode, you simply
position the cursor in the window where you want to
place the barcode and click the left button on your
mouse. A dialog box will appear allowing you to toggle
various options, select what type of barcode to produce
and to input the barcode data. After all this is done,
clicking on OK will produce the desired barcode on the
display. If you have the AutoMeta mode ON then a
metafile of the barcode is copied to the clipboard. If
wish to copy a bitmap representation of the barcode to
the clipboard, you thenchoose ACTION from the main menu.
Clicking on SELECT from the ACTION submenu will toggle
the cursor to become a cross. You then press the left
mouse button and drag a box around the barcode. After
releasing the left mouse button, clicking on COPY from
the EDIT menu copies the selected box area to be pasted
in Bitmap form to the Windows Clipboard.
NEW basically clears the Wbar window of any barcodes
EXITexits the Wbar program and closes the window
COPYcopies a selected area to the Clipboard
PASTEpastes from the Clipboard to the upper left area
of the Wbar window
CLEARanother way to clear the Wbar window
BARCODEtoggles the cursor to barcode mode
SELECTtoggles the cursor to the area select mode
COLORwhen checked, any copies to the clipboard will
a color bitmap
MONOCHROME when checked, any copies to the clipboard will
be a monochrome bitmap
AUTOMETAwhen checked, any barcodes produced on the display
will be automatically copied to the clipboard in the Windows
MetaFile format. Very useful to produce barcodes
of exact size. Also the best way to paste barcodes
into Corel Draw 2.0 and procduce POSTNET barcodes suitable
for printing on envelopes.
Note: Metafiles pasted into other applications may not look
correct on the display, but should print correctly.
HELPcurrently not used at this time
ABOUTdisplays a dialog box containing information about
the Wbar Program
Barcode Types currently supported in Wbar:
Universal Product Code. Commonly used in the supermarket industry
since 1973. UPC is a coding system as well as a symbology, used to identify
a product and its manufacturer. UPC-A is a fixed length numeric barcode
which encodes 12 digits.
0 04560 17100 8
The first digit is the industry code. For example 0 is grocery and 3
is pharmaceutical. Digits 2 thru 6 specify the manufacturers product
number. Digits 7 thru 11 contain the manufacturer ID number. The remaining
12th digit is a check digit calculated from the preceding digits.
Interleaved 2 of 5
A variable length, high density code containing the digits 0 thru 9.
3 of 9
An alphanumeric code consisting of the upper case letters "A" thru
"Z", the digits "0" thru "9", and the characters "-", "+", ".", "$", "/",
"%" and the space character. It is of a variable length and can contain up
to 100 charcters in this version of Wbar.
The POSTNET bar code was developed by the Postal Service to provide a
system of encoding Zip Code information on letter mail, which can be read
reliably by relatively inexpensive bar code sorters. The code is made up of
binary elements printed in the lower right corner of the mail peice as tall
and short bars representing the Zip Code or Zip+4 code.
The location of the complete Zip+4 is very presice. The baseline of
the code should be 1/4" (+/- 1/16") from the bottom edge of the mail piece.
The start (left-most) bar should lie between 3 1/4" and 4" from the right
edge of the mail piece.
STELLAR TECHNOLOGIES MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
STELLAR TECHNOLOGIES FURTHER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE
CHANGES TO THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE PRODUCT WITHOUT OBLIGATION
TO NOTIFY ANY PERSON OR ORGANIZATION OF SUCH CHANGES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Customer's sole remedies are
set forth in the warranty clause above. Stellar Technologies
liability for damages shall not exceed the current registration
fee for the Product. In no event will Stellar Technologies be
liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages even
if Stellar Technologies has been advised of the possibility of
Comments and inquiries may be
sent to me through Compuserve ID number
c/o Stu Gisburne
2510 Metro Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63043
Version 1.0 -07-14-90- Pastes UPC-A bar code to the clipboard
Version 1.1 -08-05-90- Added 3 of 9 barcode
Version 1.2 -08-22-90- Added Postnet barcode
Version 1.3 -09-13-90- Added monochrome bitmap capabilites to allow
pastes into Corel Draw 1.21
Version 1.4 -11-30-90- Added Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode
Version 1.5 -01-21-91- Included documentation with file
Version 1.6 -02-17-91- Fixed Postnet, incorrectly calculated check
digit when the sum of digits in the zipcode was
- Added Windows Metafile capabilites. This enables
Wbar to produce exact size barcodes and sets up
Wbar for Dynamic Data Exchange with other