Barcode Maker Software Glossary

• Bar Height Bar Height is the vertical height of the bars in barcode label.

• Bearer Bar Bearer bar are the horizontal and vertical lines which are printed in contact with the top and bottom of the barcode.

• Bitmap – Bitmap is the type of image format used to store digital images.

• Density Density is the width between barcode bars.

• Character Grouping – Character Grouping allows to group barcode values in specific sets.

• Checksum Checksum is a value used to check the integrity of barcode value.

• DPI – DPI (Dots Per Inch) specifies the resolution of output devices such as scanner and printer.

• Image DPI – Image DPI determines resolution the image is drawn to, which creates a more accurate barcode.

• Orientation – Orientation is the position or alignment of object relative to some specific directions.

• Message Append - Message appended across multiple symbols if number of symbols is greater than 1.

• Number Of Symbols - Number of symbols used to invoke message append across symbols.

• Reader Initialization - Reader initialization adds the reader initialization symbol to the barcode for older scanners, which require it.

• Composite Data - Composite Data value is a special 2D Composite Component symbol printed above the linear barcode.

• Encoding Mode - Encoding Mode is mode of compaction to encode data in the symbol.

• Preferred Format - Preferred Format determines the smallest size of the symbol.

• Country Code - Country Code is alphabetic or numeric geographical codes developed to represent countries and dependent areas used in data processing and communications.

• Service Class - Service Class is a code assigned by the carrier.

• Zip Code - Zip code is code of letters that identifies the individual post office or metropolitan area delivery station associated with an address.

• Version - Version is configuration or number of modules (combination of black and white dots).

• Error Correction Level - An error-correction mechanism is built in each symbol so that the symbol can still be decoded even if it is damaged.

• Print Intensity - Print Intensity is intensity or darkness of the character.

• Character Spacing - Character Spacing is spacing between the characters.

• PDF Columns - Number of Columns in the PDF barcode.

• PDF Rows - Number of Rows in the PDF barcode.

• PDF X to Y Ratio - Ratio of width to height of modules in PDF barcode.

• PDF EC Level - An error-correction mechanism is built in each symbol so that the symbol can still be decoded even if it is damaged in PDF barcode.

• PDF Mode - Mode used to encode data in the PDF barcode.

Truncated PDF417 - A truncated PDF417 symbol uses less area than the normal PDF417 barcode. By selecting this option, the right hand side of the symbol is removed or truncated. This option should be used primarily in a clean environment, since it is more susceptible to damage.

• MacroPDF Enable - A boolean indicating that the barcode is part of a MacroPDF417 sequence.

• MacroPDF File ID - Macro PDF File ID is a file ID to the MacroPDF barcode.
(Each barcode in the MacroPDF sequence must have the same file ID assigned to it)

• MacroPDF Segment Index - MacroPDF Segment Index is unique segment index to the MacroPDF barcode.
(The index number of this MacroPDF barcode in relation to the set. Each barcode in the MacroPDF sequence must have a unique segment index, starting at zero and incrementing thereafter by 1)

• Macro PDF Last Segment - Macro PDF Last Segment is a boolean indicating the final barcode in the MacroPDF sequence.

• Expanded Stacked Segments - Expanded Stacked Segments is the number of segments chosen may produce 2 or more rows in Databar Expanded Font.