How to convert existing Keyword Link bar codes into the Barcode Link style
This article provides a training video that describes how to convert existing Keyword Link Bar Codes into the newer, Barcode Link style. The Barcode Link style was introduced for InDesign 2022, and will be the new method for creating variable, linear bar codes in the future. DesignMerge software will continue to support the older Keyword Link style of bar coding at least until the next major version of Adobe InDesign.
CHECK YOUR INDESIGN VERSION
The instructions presented here are for Adobe InDesign 2022 and NEWER versions of the software. If you are running an older version of Adobe InDesign, please continue to utilize the older Keyword Link style of bar codes. Please click here to view the legacy video and additional details for creating bar codes using the older version of DesignMerge software.
CONVERTING KEYWORD LINKS TRAINING VIDEO
The following training video describes how to convert your existing Keyword Link style bar codes into the newer Barcode Link format supported by DesignMerge for Adobe InDesign 2022 and newer versions of the software. The Barcode Link format is much easier to use, and includes a brand new set of Open Type bar code fonts.
ADDITIONAL BAR CODE RESOURCES
Please use the table below to access the documentation and the fonts required for the DesignMerge Linear or 2D Bar Code modules. The Linear Bar Code Module documentation includes a detailed table that describes the appropriate data and font to use for each bar code type. The 2D Bar Code Module documentation provides step-by-step instructions for creating 2D bar codes, along with special instructions for handling GS1 Data Matrix and other bar code formats.
|Bar Code Module Resources|
|Click to view the Linear Bar Code Module Documentation|
|Click to view the Linear Bar Code Summary Table|
|Click to view the 2D Bar Code Module Documentation|
|Click to download the Fonts for the Linear and 2D Bar Code Modules|