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XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« on: March 29, 2019, 02:51:21 PM »
Anybody used this reliably? I've got 21,000 barcodes to generate and NO other way to do it. I have the range generated in a CSV file, so I think it's just a matter of encoding properly in XMPie but the documentation makes no sense - of course.
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Re: XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 10:02:06 AM »
I use it all the time with this:

XMPBarcode("UPCA", "025192104404", "HideReadableText=true")

If your data does not have the check digit in it, xmpie will compute it.
I like to hide the readable text as I don't like the font xmpie uses.
Keep in mind that this is a graphic rule, not a text one.

Let me know if you are trying to do more with the format, as you can change other things like size and colors in the third parameter.

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Re: XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 09:33:42 PM »
Ahhhh, ok! I'll try to poke at it tomorrow - thanks!

Our mail shop guy can do it with his software too, just thought I'd do something cool with over expensive stuff!
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Re: XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 01:26:00 PM »
For some reason, I'm failing spectacularly at this. Sigh.

Although the mail shop guy finally got around to it using PrintShop mail. I asked what format the UPC was, to confirm it's UPC-A and he just told me he's not sure, he just used the "same font" as last time so it's probably OK.
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Re: XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 02:04:19 PM »
What problem are you having?

Not sure how I can help. I do know that a font alone will not do it. Unlike a code39 barcode, a UPC code has to be encoded. Although there are some fonts out there like https://carolinabarcode.com/index.php?cPath=341 it would do no good with out the encoding part. You cant just use the numbers and apply a font. That is why xmpie creates a graphic for barcodes, no fonts needed. Internally it uses the Tec-IT engine to create them. You can download the Barcode Reference from http://www.tec-it.com/download/PDF/Barcode_Reference_EN.pdf

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Re: XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2019, 03:04:48 PM »
I agree. What is the exact issue? Is it not mapped to the right font, or is it not producing a correct code? The code should look like this:
TDTDAAATAFTDTADTTDTFADFATTATAAFFDDATFTTFADAFDDTDFFADADDTTTDAATAAA
but with varying combinations of letter. We use Satori's font, even though we no longer use their software and it's fine.
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Re: XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 03:11:04 PM »
I'm sorry, are we talking about a UPC code, or an intelligent mail barcode?
Two completely different animals.

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Re: XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 03:56:32 PM »
I'm sorry, are we talking about a UPC code, or an intelligent mail barcode?
Two completely different animals.
I misread the posts. I thought it was an IMBC. He did say UPC-A. We don't use those here (at least not in a long time) so I'm out.
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Re: XMPie Qlingo for UPC Code
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2019, 09:04:49 AM »
I agree. What is the exact issue? Is it not mapped to the right font, or is it not producing a correct code? The code should look like this:
TDTDAAATAFTDTADTTDTFADFATTATAAFFDDATFTTFADAFDDTDFFADADDTTTDAATAAA
but with varying combinations of letter. We use Satori's font, even though we no longer use their software and it's fine.

Hey, that's what my grandson was saying to me last week. He's 2 years old.