Getting Started with Barcode & Label

  1. Overview  -  with Video

    This section focuses on the necessary steps required for using Barcode & Label to create labels, cards, or tags.

  2. Setting up a label and it's dimensions  -  with Video

    A Page in Barcode & Label describes the dimensions of the whole paper, whereas a Label describes each individual label's dimensions.

  3. 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.

  4. Selecting objects and changing their properties

    To select an object, you can 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.

  5. How to align and order objects?

    Objects possess alignment and order attributes that can be modified by clicking or tapping on the Align and Order button.

  6. Preview and Print labels

    Tap or click on the Preview button to preview or print the labels.

  7. 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.

  8. How to create labels with contacts in Microsoft People's app?  -  with Video

    Barcode & Label also supports labels with variable data. These are labels that contain data-linked objects that are prefilled with values only at print (or preview) time.

  9. How to create labels with a Serialized Counter?  -  with Video

    A Serialized Counter is a counter value that is set up 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 handy 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.

  10. How to create labels with data from an Excel spreadsheet(.xlsx or .xlsm)?  -  with Video

    This tutorial shows you how to use Barcode & Label to create labels with data from an Excel spreadsheet.

  11. How to create labels with data from a CSV (comma-separated values) file?

    This tutorial shows you how to use Barcode & Label to create labels with data from an Excel spreadsheet.

  12. How to print labels with variable data entered at print time?  -  with Video

    This tutorial shows you how to use Barcode & Label to create labels with variable data entered at print time.

  13. How to import True Type Fonts?  -  with Video

    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 your labels' look and feel.

  14. How to print address on labels/envelopes using Label Wizard? - with Video

    The Label Wizard eases the tedious steps of label creation by importing data from a CSV file, Excel file, or Microsoft's People app and automatically generating Text objects that correspond to the file columns.

  15. How to print labels and apply functions such as padding, formatting currency, and rounding on data stored in an Excel spreadsheet or a CSV file?

    This tutorial shows you how to apply functions such as PadLeft, PadRight, Currency, and Round on data stored in an Excel spreadsheet or a CSV file.

  16. Printing on Zebra Label Printers  -  Preview

    Besides printing through a standard Printer Driver, Barcode & Label supports printing natively with Zebra Printer Language (ZPL) through a Windows Generic Text Printer Driver. This enables better printing speed and higher quality barcodes on lower-resolution printers (203 DPI, 300 DPI). This tutorial shows you how to turn on the Native Printing capabilities to optimize your label printout further.

Reference Section

  • Buttons and Icons Reference

    This section describes all the buttons found in Barcode & Label. It serves as a reference if you need to find the use of a particular button quickly.

  • 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.

Useful Tips

  1. You can create an object by selecting a Shape on the Toolbar below and then dragging your finger or mouse on the label.

  2. You can double-tap or click on an object to bring up the Properties dialog.

  3. You can use the Two-Finger drag to scroll a label when using a touch device.

  4. You can use the Copy-and-Paste function to copy objects from the current label to a new label.

Sample Labels

Save the following label (.labelxml) files and open with Barcode & Label.

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