The Barcode tab is used to edit barcode elements.
The Insert group only shows the New button which is used to enter barcode add mode. Depending on the settings set in Option/Advanced, by clicking this button you will be either required to draw a rectangle with the mouse in the position where you want the new element to appear or a new barcode element will automatically appear.
The Symbol group is where all text editing takes place.
The left 3 buttons are:
- Field - This button shows a popup menu with a list of all the fields available in the data source, if present.
- Counter - This button shows a popup menu listing all types of counter supported by Labeljoy.
- Reference - This button show a popup menu with a list of environmental references that can be added to the text.
See Text concatenation for more information.
The text box enables you to enter and concatenate custom text as well as fields, counters and references.
This text box supports zoom. Click to activate it and use the mouse wheel while holding the CTRL key button down
Next, the Symbol button enables you to select the barcode symbology to apply to the barcode element.
The Text button enables you to define where the human readable text will appear (if applicable, some symbologies such as 2D barcodes do not support text next to the symbol).
The Font group determines how the human readable text is drawn. Define here font and size.
The font size for barcodes is expressed in percentage values, where 100% is the default symbology size.
The Colors group contains the following buttons:
- Pen - The color of the symbol and human readable text.
- Background - The color of the background.
It is always advisable to maintain a high contrast between symbol and background to ensure readability of the symbol.
The Clipboard group, common to all element types, contains the commands to cut, copy, paste and delete the selected elements.
The Edit group is also common to all element types and contains useful editing command that enable to change the placement of selected elements.
See Automatic element positioning for more information.
The last group, Advanced, is also common to all element types and contains 2 buttons:
- Lock - To place a temporary lock on the element so that the mouse won't have any effect on it.
- Advanced - To show the settings window for the selected element, which enables to fine-tune element settings.