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Generating Barcodes

Generating barcodes from the Web Console

You can create item barcode labels, bin location barcodes, and license plates from the web console.  You can save these barcodes to PDF (and other formats) and Export from the report header on each report.  We recommend you print PDF’s if needed.

  1. Inventory Labels and Bin Location Labels –  access the web console and click Business Intelligence > Report List.These are the reports for printing barcodes:
    Bin Labels (BinLabels)Allows printing of a Bin Label for an Inventory location.  If you leave the “Bin Number” field blank, it will display all bin locations in the system.  This can be helpful for a new warehouse setup.
    Item Product Barcode Labels (ItemBarcodeLabels)Allows printing item barcodes without lot, serial, or date values for all items in the system. Select warehouse and then leave all other boxes blank for all item print.
    Inventory Labels for Items w/ Lot, Serial, Date (ItemTypeLabels)Allows printing of all items that are value tracked and set up in inventory.
    Free Form Barcodes (SimpleBarcode and SimpleBarcode2) – These reports allow for manual data entry to product miscellaneous barcodes.
    Print Sequence of Serial Numbers for Receiving and MFG (TempContainerLabels) – Can be used for generating sequential serial number barcodes.
  2. License Plates – access the web console and click Inventory Operations > LP Tools > Mass LP Print
    From the Mass LP Print, you can pre-print license plates that can be used during receiving, or picking.

Generating barcodes from Microsoft Office

You need to download office templates codes and unzip the files into a folder on your computer.  Then follow the instructions below:

  1. Install IDAutomationHC39M font
    For Windows users, right-click the font file(s) and choose “Install”.
    For Mac OS X 10.3 or above (including the FontBook)
      – Double-click the font file and hit “Install font” button at the bottom of the preview.
    For Mac OS X
    – Either copy the font file(s) to /Library/Fonts (for all users),
    or to /Users/Your_username/Library/Fonts (for you only).
    For Mac OS 9 or earlier
    – You must convert the font file(s) you have downloaded.
    Drag the font suitcases into the System folder. The system
    will propose you to add them to the Fonts folder.
  2. Open Microsoft Excel
    step 1: Open Barcode_Labels_TEMPLATE.xlsx spreadsheet
    step 2: Enter label names in Column A
    step 3: Column B will prepend and append an asterisk for easier barcode scanner recognition
    step 4: Save and close file

    NOTE: The number of characters per line/label will depend on the label size and font size.  For example the included Avery Label Form 5160 (30 labels per page) at 18 pt IDAutomationHC39M font will have a total of 10 characters on the line.  You can test what font size and label size will work best in your environment.
  3. Open Microsoft Word
    step 1: Open Barcode_Labels_Avery5160_TEMPLATE.docx document.
    step 2: Select Mailings / Recipients / Use an Existing List
    step 3: Find and select the Barcode_Labels_TEMPLATE.xlsx with your barcode label data.  When prompted with the trust dialog, click OK.
    step 4: When prompted with “Open Workbook”, click OK.
    step 5: When prompted with “Edit Labels”, click OK.

Generating barcodes from the WithoutWire App

Mobile printing from the cloud and on-premise deployments is available through implementation services.  On-premise leverages network printing from the WithoutWire server deployment of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to all printers. Cloud based may require a VPN tunnel depending on which reports you want to setup for direct mobile printing.
We fully support printing labels from WithoutWire apps during receiving, cycle counts, picking, and main screen lookups.