To print EAN-13 bar codes that will scan
fine with Macintosh, including the very latest Mac OS X,
you need the most precise EAN-13 Macintosh barcode font,
and just as importantly, a system that will compute for
you which characters to use. This is, plain and simple,
what this package is all about. Install the program, and
that's it ! You do not need to know esoteric commands and
bizarre calculus to use this product. You will be
producing perfect bar codes in minutes. The Barcode Wizard
is also compatible with System 8.xx and 9.xx, of course.
How does it work?
Our exclusive Barcode Wizard™ program
will let you very simply enter the product code (SKU), and
process it to obtain right away the data you need to
EAN-13 bar codes are used widely in
Europe and gradually all over the planet to print product
codes that will be recognized by point of sales scanners,
as well as robots or hand held devices, used to manage
inventory. Bar codes are the closest graphic
representation of the series of zeros and ones used by
computers to represent numbers. Without going too much
into technical details, bar code fonts are not as easy to
use as regular fonts, because computers need to verify the
value of the product code, and the way they "think" is
widely different from the human way. Because of that, some
calculus is required to print correct bar codes. This is
the job of the enclosed Barcode Wizard.
Just for the fun of it, here is the way
the "check character" is computed for 123456789012.
The parity check character is
computed from the total of even position digits,
multiplied by three, then substracted from the closest
multiple of ten.
Parity check character = 2 + 0 + 8 + 6 + 4 + 2 = 22 * 3
= 66 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 5 + 3 + 1 = 92
Then, look for the closest multiple of 10 to 92, which
is 100 and substract the total.
100 - 92 = 8 (Parity check character)"
No doubt the Barcode Wizard™ will save
you aspirin and time!
Important : this product is intended for
end-users only, Therefore no code or algorithm is
available for database developments such as MS Access can
be provided, Developers should look for other sources to
implement EAN-13 within their applications.
The Barcode Wizard™
The Barcode Wizard™ takes out of
creating bar codes all the cruel calculus usually needed
for bar code fonts. All you need to know is the product
code ; the program will automatically generate the
intricate character chains needed to print scanable bar
codes. It works under all versions of Mac OS X : Mountain
Lion, Mavericks, and all versions since 10.2, and up.
Here is the process:
1 Enter the item (product) code in the
2 Click the "Process" button
That's it! In seconds, the Barcode
Wizard™ has created automatically two important pieces of
information: the barcode itself. It has been copied by the
program into the Windows clipboard, you can now paste into
any standard Windows program such as word processors,
desktop publishing programs, Excel, Word, Access or any
graphic program. All you got to do to paste the result in
your favorite application is to use the Edit/Paste menu
command, or the standard Control-V keyboard shortcut (in
standard Windows programs).
The second piece of information is the
character chain used to generate the bar code with the
EAN13 Match™ font. In effect, what a standard font would
show instead. This information can be useful to understand
the complexity involved, if you where to use the font
without the help of this lifesaver program! This bit of
information can also be useful for printers and
The Barcode Wizard™ can also generate
EAN-8 bar codes. Today, EAN-8 is seldom used.
Please note that in case you entered a
product code shorter than the required length, it will
automatically be padded by zeros. The same thing occurs
when you switch to EAN-8 and back, as the product code
will be shorter for EAN-8.
You can also print the bar code, to see
how it will look on paper, by using the File/Print
command, as in any standard Windows program. Printing size
is optimal at size 90. Smaller may not scan, larger may
not fit on standard stickers. You may want to compare your
printed result to commercial packages. Simply enter the
product code from an "off the shelf" box in the Barcode
Wizard™ to print and tune your graphics. Please note that
most U.S. Made products use a different barcode standard,
called UPC, which is quite different. In general, EAN-13
codes do not start by zero, but rather by 3 (France) or 5
(Germany) for instance. Another difference is that
usually, UPC bar codes have small digits on each side of
the bar code, when EAN codes usually do not have small
digits on the right hand side. At any rate, if you enter
an UPC code in the Barcode Wizard™ for EAN-13, it will not
look at all like the original, where an EAN-13 barcode
will look identical.
Save the bar code as vector picture at
size 1500x1000 up to 7500x5000, or as Png at resolutions
of 72dpi up to 600dpi.
This simple to use, affordable package
is not meant to introduce users to the beauties of rocket
scientist EAN-13 parity check calculus, as some other
packages out there seem to conduce. Our goal is rather, to
provide a convenient tool for the business community. With
a simple font and program, you can start producing
scanable bar codes for your packaged products in minutes,
and center your energies towards selling it, the very
reason why bar codes are so widely used today.
This package contains NO complicated VBA
sources, NO intricate macros. It is intended for use with
the easy Barcode Wizard.
: 2 simple steps
- When you click on the button "Buy & download", it
takes you to a payment page.
is very safe, because we never have to know your credit
card number. It is never stored on our site. When you
transact, everything is encrypted, and cannot be
do not need to open a Paypal account, and can pay
directly with your credit card. If you have a Paypal
account, simply log in and click "Pay".
- Immediately after you are finished paying, Paypal will
confirm the transaction on screen, and an email will be
sent to you with all details. After 10 seconds, your
are delivered in a zip archive. Double click to open,
then use the Windows Fonts control Panel or Mac OS X
Font Book to install. That's it !
We also send you an email containing all instructions in
case you need to download again.
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