Chapter 1. Introduction

Monterey Barcode Creator is an easy-to-use program that lets anyone draw and print barcode labels. You do not have to know barcode terms in order to create quality barcodes.

The software comes with the following feature hightlights:

  • The program supports most linear barcode formats, including Code 39, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Code 93, Code128, UCC/EAN-128, Codabar, POSTNET, Royal Mail, HIBC and Interleaved 2 of 5.

  • The program exports the barcode images to a variety of graphics formats, including BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIF, WMF and EMF.

  • The program provides more than two dozen properties that allow users to get the barcode they desired.

  • The program does not only create barcode images; it also creates human readable and comment. In addition, it allows flexible placement of these elements.

  • The program has a built-in label database with more than 1,500 widely used label paper templates.

  • The program now supports batch printing from a number sequence or a data file.

  • The program can act as an OLE server to embed itself into a Microsoft Office document. This method produces better quality barcodes than pasting a metafile or bitmap image.

1.1. How to Read this manual

If you never have experience with barcode label, we recommend that you read from Chapter 2, Get Started to get an idea how this program works. You might want to follow the tutorial to create your first barcode.

Chapter 5, Printing Barcodes outlines the necessary steps to print barcodes out to a printer. This chapter should be read thoroughly, especially if you plan to use the batch printing feature.

If your emphasis is on integrating barcodes into Microsoft Office documents, read Chapter 6, Using Barcode Creator in MS Word, Excel and other programs.

At last, read Chapter 7, Barcode Properties Reference. You may need to go back there to lookup some parameters from time to time.

If you are not familiar with the barcode format you are working with, Chapter 8, Barcode Technologies will give you a brief idea about all the symbologies this program supports.