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Interleaved 2 of 5 faq

common questions about Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes

This FAQ covers Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) barcodes. Technical questions about our software are answered on our tech support page.

Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode

Help! How do I get started with Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes?
If you're working with a business partner who has requested that you provide them an Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) barcode for shipping, inventory or distribution, be sure to gather all of their specifications before getting started. What numbers should the barcode contain? What size should the barcode be? Where on the label, document or product should the barcode label be placed? Is there an industry spec you're required to meet? They should answer these and other questions for you before you provide them with a barcode.

If you're creating Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes for your own project, this FAQ is a great place to start, and we've created a quick outline of barcode project basics here. For more information about I2of5 barcodes, check with the barcode standards body GS1 US; they have loads of information about most barcode types.

All Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes contain only numbers, and must be an even number of digits long.

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How do I calculate an Interleaved 2 of 5 check digit?
You don't have to! Interleaved Two of Five barcodes are said to be "self-checking". This means they do not require a check digit.   return to top

How do I make an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode?
You can make an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode using barcode software that includes barcode fonts. Many people make I2of5 and ITF-14 bar codes using Azalea's I2of5Tools.

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How do I make an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode in an Adobe application?
Create a text field within your Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop or other Adobe design application project. Open I2ofTools, create your Interleaved 2 of 5 or ITF-14 barcode, then copy. Switch back to your design project and paste into the waiting text field. Highlight the entire string of barcode data, then use the program's font menu to format it into one of Azalea's Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode fonts. Adjust the point size of the barcode up or down and you're done!

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How do I make an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode in Microsoft Access?
Create Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes in Access using Azalea's I2of5Tools. You can make and print Interleaved 2 of 5 bar codes from within any Access database with the right Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode fonts and proper sample code. Use our Access user-defined function or call the external Azalea DLL.   return to top

How do I make an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode in Microsoft Excel?
Make Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes in your spreadsheets using Azalea's I2of5Tools. The key is to call I2of5Tools from within your Excel spreadsheet; I2of5Tools helps you quickly create accurate, scannable I2of5 barcodes. Create, format, print!

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How do I make an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode in Microsoft Word?
There are two quick ways to make Interleaved 2 of 5 bar codes in Microsoft Word. If you have just one or a handful of ITF barcodes to create, use the I2of5Tools software utility to create your barcodes one at a time, then paste into your Word label or document template.

If you've got tens, hundreds or even thousands of different I 2 of 5 barcodes to create, call I2of5Tools within your Excel spreadsheet or Access database, convert your data into barcodes with just a few steps, then 'mail merge' your barcodes into your Word document or label template. Simple, fast and efficient.

Quickly copy barcodes from the I2of5Tools utility to your Word doc or label

Open I2of5Tools, enter your data and preview your barcode. Choose 'Copy', go to your Word label or document template and paste. Format into a barcode font via the drop-down font menu. Voila!   return to top

How do I make an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode in SAP Crystal Reports?
Use the I2of5 barcode fonts in I2of5Tools to create Interleaved 2 of 5 and ITF-14 barcodes within your SAP/Business Objects Crystal Reports. I2of5Tools includes a barcode User Function Library (UFL) and TrueType barcode fonts that together print Interleaved 2 of 5 or ITF-14 bar codes in Crystal Reports. Azalea barcode fonts plus Azalea Crystal Reports UFL = barcoded reports made easy!

Interleaved 2 of 5 and ITF-14 barcodes require encoding; this means that you can't simply format a string of data in a barcode font and print a scannable symbol. The data must be encoded, and start and stop characters added. I2of5Tools comes with a free Crystal Reports barcode plug-in that does all the heavy lifting for you.

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How do I print an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode?
Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes should always be printed in black against a white or very light background. Use I2of5Tools to quickly create your barcode then print from Excel, Access or any other document or label template.   return to top

How do I use an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode barcode font?
Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode fonts are easy to use. Use the Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code fonts in I2of5Tools to print barcodes right in your spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, and custom applications. I2of5Tools includes both TrueType and Type 1 (PostScript) Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode fonts. The secret is to take advantage of our custom sample code.

Many people look at a Interleaved 2 of 5 bar code and think graphic; not font. Fonts help you create Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes in most applications and can be printed to a wide variety of printing hardware. Once installed, bar code fonts show up in the available font list of all your favorite programs.   return to top

What is an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode barcode?
Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes are industry standard bar codes used for inventory and tracking purposes on documents, goods and shipping labels. Sometimes called 'ITF' barcodes, I 2 of 5 barcodes are numbers-only symbols that can be of variable length and can be used with or without human-readable characters above or below the bars. ITF barcodes must be an even number of digits long (ie, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, etc digits long - never 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, etc).   return to top

What is the Interleaved 2 of 5 character set?
The Interleaved 2 of 5 character set is the numbers zero through nine. It's limited to 0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.   return to top

What is the Interleaved 2 of 5 check digit?
Most Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes do not use a check digit because ITF is said to be a self-checking symbology. Because the information is encoded in both the bars and the spaces, there's a very low chance of a mis-read or a mis-scan.
If you are required by a business or trade partner to use a check digit in your ITF barcode (this is very rare), you'll use a mod 10 check digit. The mod 10 check digit is appended to the end of the data string.   return to top

What is the wide to narrow bar ratio in an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode?
The wide bar to narrow bar ratio describes the ratio between the wide and narrow elements of a barcode. Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes have bars and spaces that are either wide or narrow. Each character is a unique pattern of wide and narrow bars and stripes. The Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode wide:narrow ratio can be set between 2:1 and 3:1.   return to top

What is I2of5Tools?
I2of5Tools is the right tool for the job: lightning-fast barcode creation in a flexible format. Choose between the different Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode fonts to create ITF barcodes any size or shape label, document, spreadsheet or carton design.

I2of5Tools is built on Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode fonts and our rock-solid encoder, making it the quickest, most reliable ITF barcode software you'll ever use. Make barcodes and quickly integrate them through Excel, Access, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word and all your favorite document, labeling and database applications.   return to top