Distinguishing Features of PDF417 Barcode Generator Software
Flexible sizing options
Free to select ECL & data mode
Different colors for bar and image
Generate multiple barcodes
Support several image format
Easy to set row & column numbers
Save barcode image to system
Memorize current image settings
Flexible user licenses
Installation of PDF417 Barcode Image Generator
Please double click the exe file "Linear Barcode Generator".
Please close the window or click button "Exit".
Generatation of Single PDF417 Barcode
Enter data at Data to Encode.
Note: PDF 417 can encode all 128 characters of ASCII.
Click button Previewto see created PDF417 barcode.
Click button Preview and Copy to Clipboard to copy PDF417 barcode to clipboard.
Click button Generate Image File to draw generated PDF417 image to Windows system.
Generatation of Multiple PDF417 Barcodes
Click button Generate Multi-Barcode and import a text file with data.
Each data line from text file will be instantly converted to corresponding PDF417 barcode.
Customizing PDF 417 Barcode Settings
This property helps user use tilde to encode some special characters.
1-byte character: ~0dd/~1dd/~2dd (character value from 000 ~ 255); ASCII character '~' is presented by ~126
Strings from "~256" to "~299" are unused.
2-byte character (Unicode): ~6ddddd (character value from 00000 ~ 65535)
Strings from "~665536" to "~699999" are unused.
Programming for reader initialisation: ~rp.
This should be located at the beginning of the encoding data, e.g. data = "~rpABCD1234".
ECI: ~7dddddd (valid value of dddddd from 000000 to 999999).
If this function is activated, the right row indicators of generated PDF417will be removed and the stop pattern will be one-module-width bar.
Users are recommended to set it to true when space considerations are quite important and symbol damage is less possible.
Four encoding data mode are offered by this PDF417 barcode generator.
Auto: the software will find the most suitable mode for users automatically.
Text: users can encode all the printable ASCII characters (i.e. values from 32 to 126) and three ASCII control characters: HT or tab (ASCII value 9), LF or line feed (ASCII value 10), and CR or carriage return(ASCII value 13) and various latch and shift characters.
Byte: users can encode byte data defined in ISO/IEC 8859-1.
Numeric: users can encode digits 0-9.
Error Correction Level
( Default: 2)
PDF417 has nine error correction levels (0-8) and each level has different data recovery capacity.
( Default: 4)
ISO/IEC 24728 specifies that the row number of a PDF417 barcode can range from 3 to 90.
( Default: 5)
As is defined in ISO/IEC 24728, the column number of a PDF417 barcode should be in the range of 1 to 30.
Unit of Measure
Three measure units are offered here: Pixel, CM & Inch.
The width & height of whole PDF417 image can be defined by users.
The width of bar is also adjustable.
It refers to the ratio of bar width to row height. It is recommended that the value of this property should be equal or less than 0.5.
According to ISO/IEC 18004, the quiet zone of PDF417 should be bigger than one module. But the quiet zone area of 2-module width is recommended.
Users are free to set the values of dots per inch.
Barcode Image Format
Users can generate PDF417 barcode an image format of Png, Jpeg, Gif or Bmp image file.
Foreground color refers to module color.
Notice: Although users are able to combine the colors themselves, there are also some restrictions to follow.