Can EasyCatalog produce barcodes?

Supported Barcodes

EasyCatalog includes support for all major barcode types:

  • EAN5
  • EAN8
  • EAN13
  • EAN14
  • Code 39
  • Code 128
  • GS1-128
  • UPCA
  • I2Of5
  • Data Matrix
  • QR Code

The following QR code types are supported:

    • Text
    • URL

The following QR codes can also be inserted, but a custom field needs to be created first in order to collect the necessary data. Further information can be found here.

    • Business/vCard
    • SMS
    • Email

Inserting Barcodes

To insert a field as a barcode:

  1. Edit the field’s Field Options using the Field Options menu from the data panel’s pop-out menu
  2. On the “Format” pane, change the field’s type to be “Barcode
  3. Select the barcode type from the Barcode Type pop-up.

The field will now be treated in the same way as an image field, so to insert the barcode insert the field into an image box or assign a Field Specifier for this field to an image box.

Note that some barcode types usually have human-readable digits beneath the generated code.  EasyCatalog does not generate the output for these digits, so if they are required simply insert the field into a text box beneath the image box.  This offers ultimate flexibility, in that font, size and colour can all be adjusted by applying InDesign’s text attributes.