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FileMaker Pro Code 39 Barcode Generator: Without Fonts or Plug-Ins!



<h2>Using FileMaker Pro to generate Code 39 barcodes without the need for fonts or plug-ins.</h2>


<h3>By <a href="http://www.excelisys.com/our-team-custom-database-consultants.php" target="_blank">Doug West</a>, Product/Project manager for <a href="http://www.excelisys.com" target="_blank">Excelisys</a>.</h3>


<h3><span style="font-size: 13px;">Yet another FREE </span><a style="font-size: 13px;" href="http://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-pro/" target="_blank">FileMaker Pro</a><span style="font-size: 13px;"> Tips-n-Tricks demo file from Excelisys, showing you how to generate code 39 bar codes with no need for fonts or plug-ins!</span></h3>



<p>This FileMaker Pro file demonstrates the use of conditional formatting with a repeating field to draw the bars of a Code 39 (Code 3 of 9) barcode. This FileMaker Pro code 39 barcode generator uses a series of 16 “slots” per character which appear as wide or narrow bars. The intermediate <i>barcodeBitFlags </i>field simply tells each repetition of the repeating field whether or not to use a background fill color, creating the bars.</p>

<p>For the repeating field to display properly, the width must be set to 1 pt for each repetition that’s displayed. You will need 32 repetitions for the start and end characters (16 for each), in addition to 16 repetitions for each of the characters in the <i>input</i> field. An auto-enter calculation is used on the <i>input </i>field to remove invalid characters.</p>

<p>Enjoy and let us know what ya think! Also please feel free to share, we just hope you give Excelisys a shout-out.</p>

<div id="attachment_1034" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 277px"><a href="http://www.excelisys.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PortableCode39-2.fmp12.zip"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1034 " title="Download FileMaker Pro Demo File" alt="FileMaker Pro Code 39 Barcode Generator" src="http://www.excelisys.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/FMP-Code39-267x300.png" width="267" height="300" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Download FileMaker Pro Code 39 Demo File</p></div>

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