Barcode & Label App for Windows StoreBarcode & Label is a label design and barcode printing app for Windows. It subscribes to the principles of elegantly simple user interface design and enables users to produce Address Labels, Inventory Tags, Price Labels and Business Name Cards quickly and easily.
The app is bundled with over 900 industry label stock templates and 150 clip arts, and generates commonly used barcodes via font technology. It also supports vector shapes such as rectangle, ellipse, line, and both static and dynamic text/barcode fields. Users will be able to retrieve address and contact information from the Microsoft People's app with just a few taps and have the information printed out in a snap.
Barcode & Label
Preview and Print Label
The app comes with capabilities such as Grid Snapping, Zooming, Rulers, Label Stock Customization, Undo/Redo, Objects Alignment, Multi-Objects Selection and WYSIWYG user interfaces – features found only in industrial strength desktop labeling software. Both the Inch and Centimeter unit systems are supported.
The app is capable of creating Code 39, Industrial 2 of 5 and POSTNET barcode using TrueType fonts. This is important for printing high quality barcode labels as it allows high resolution printing and produces barcodes that are sharp and accurate. The high resolution of the barcodes also ensures requirements of industry specifications such as those by GS1 and ISO can be met with ease.
The app is designed to work on both tablet and desktop mode on Windows and supports users using either the touch or mouse input interface.
Getting Started with Barcode & Label
- Overview - Video
This section focuses on the basic steps required for using Barcode & Label to create labels, cards or tags.
- User Interface
Barcode & Label is generally a one screen app with a label design canvas at the center of the screen. Located on the left and upper part of the canvas are two rulers that are used to measure the size of the canvas in inches or centimeters.
- Setting up a label and it's dimensions
A Page in Barcode & Label describes the dimensions of the whole paper whereas a Label describes the dimensions of each individual label.
- Selecting objects and changing it's properties
To select an object, you can simply tap or click on an object. This tapping or clicking will also automatically de-select existing selected objects. Another way to select objects is to use a marquee.
- How to align and order objects? - Video
Objects possess alignment and order attributes that can be modified by clicking or tapping on the Align and Order button.
- Preview and Print labels
Tap or click on the Preview button to preview or print the labels.
- How to create Barcodes
Barcode & Label uses fonts to generate barcodes. A barcode font is a specially designed font that allows you to specify and generate barcodes with normal text characters. Printing barcodes using fonts is well-known in the auto-id industry for creating the highest quality barcodes.
- How to create labels with Variable data? - Video
Barcode & Label also supports labels with variable data. These are labels that contain data-linked objects that is prefilled with values only at print (or preview) time.
- How to create labels with a Serialized Counter? - Video - Barcode & Label v2.3 or above
A Serialized Counter is basically a counter value that is setup to step over a set of numbers. For example, a value of 1 increment by 1 up to 10 will provide you with the following sequence:
A Serialized Counter is extremely useful when you need to print inventory labels. For example, when you have an inventory of 100 items and will like to assign a unique number to each item for tracking purposes.
- How to create labels with data from an Excel spreadsheet(.xlsx or .xlsm)? - Video - Barcode & Label v2.4 or above
This tutorial shows you how to use Barcode & Label to create labels with data from an Excel spreadsheet.
- How to print labels with variable data entered at print time? - Video - Barcode & Label v3.5 or above
This tutorial shows you how to use Barcode & Label to create labels with variable data entered at print time.
- How to import True Type Fonts? - Video
This feature requires Windows 8.1 or above.
Barcode & Label supports the import of third party True Type fonts for use in designing labels. This enables the creation of stunningly beautiful labels that your customers will love. With this functionality, you can utilize fonts that you have previously purchased to improve the look and feel of your labels.
- Buttons and Icons Reference
This section describes all the buttons found in Barcode & Label. It serves as a reference if you need to quickly find the use of a particular button.
- Flyouts Reference
Barcode & Label is designed to be elegantly simple through the extensive use of flyouts. A flyout is a lightweight UI that requires user interaction and can be dismissed by clicking or tapping it off. Most of the flyouts from Barcode & Label appear on the right hand side of the display.
- You can create an object by selecting a Shape on the Toolbar below and then dragging your finger or mouse on the label.
- You can double tap or click on an object to bring up the Properties dialog.
- You can use the Two-Finger drag to scroll a label when using a touch device.
- You can use the Copy-and-Paste function to copy objects from the current label to a new label.