MegaBarcode User Guide
MegaBarcode is a free online barcode label generator. It can generate UPC, Code 39, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, ITF,
and many other barcode types.
Adding, Editing and Deleting Barcodes
The user interface of MegaBarcode consists of a toolbar with commands and a grid.
The grid header button contains a green plus button in its right side as shown below:
The grid contains rows and the following buttons:
- Add button - when clicked creates a new label row below the grid header. Enter the information for your
new barcode label in the new row and then click the green plus button at the right side of the row to add
the barcode label to the grid. To hide the new label row, click the green button in the grid header again
(item 1 on the image above).
- Label image button - click this button to select an image for the barcode label.
- Edit button - click this button of a barcode label row to edit it. You can also click in any of
the fields of the row to edit it. When ready click the green tick button at the right side of
the row to apply the changes or the red "X" button to cancel them.
- Delete button - deletes the barcode label row.
Inserting Barcode Duplicates and Sequences
To insert one or more duplicates of a given barcode label, click it in the grid to select it and then
click Insert -> Duplicate. Enter the number of duplicates you want to insert in the dialog that
opens and click Insert.
To insert a barcode sequence click Insert -> Sequence. The "Insert Sequence" dialog
will open. You should enter the starting number of the barcode, the increment step and the wanted number
of barcodes. If you want enter the prefix and the sufix, too. For example if you enter 12 for prefix,
100 for the initial number (the field "Number") and 341 for suffix, then when you click the
Insert button the barcodes 12100341, 12110341, ...,
12250341 will be created. You can see barcodes that are going to be inserted in the
preview on the right.
Page and Barcode Settings
Click the Page
button from the toolbar to select page size, page margins and how many rows and
columns of barcodes you want on a page. Click the Design
button to select the barcode type, the label
style and the font sizes for the barcode label. The following label styles are available:
- Barcode only - barcode labels will have only a barcode and its textual value below it.
- Barcode and title - barcode labels will have title at the top and a barcode and its textual
value below the title.
- Image, title and text - barcode labels will contain an image on the left, a title on top and a
barcode and its textual value below the title.
button lets you select MegaBarcode's language and measurement units. The selected
measurement unit also affects the default page size and the default barcode type. You can select between
the following measurement units:
- Metric units - set the measurement unit to millimeter (mm), the default page size to "A4" and
the default barcode type to "EAN-13".
- US units - set the measurement unit to inch (in), the default page size to "Letter" and the
default barcode type to "UPC".
The default values mentioned above will be set automatically to the new document that is created when
you click File -> New
. If you want to use different default values, it's best to configure a new
document the way you want and save it with File -> Save As
to a file, for example "Default.mb". Then
each time you want to create a new document instead of clicking File -> New
just open your
default document via File -> Open
Generating and Printing the Barcode Labels
To generate the barcode labels, click the Preview button. MegaBarcode will generate your barcode
labels and show them in a new tab of your browser. You can then easily print it by pressing Ctrl + P from
the keyboard (Command + P for Mac).