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Weird Character in Code 128 Codeset B Barcode

Hello Everyone,

I am encoutering two issues dealing with barcodes in Crystal Reports 2008:

I have an old Seagate Crystal Reports 7 report that uses Code 128 Codeset B barcodes. I have converted the report to Crystal Reports 2008 and have tried using the new built-in 'Change to Barcode' function and the old BarcodeC128B() function that the old report used to create the barcode. The barcode is set to use font 'Code128'. However, in both instances, and when I start fresh with the built-in function in a blank report, strange characters are appended to the end of the barcode. Most of the characters are capital A's with different accent marks over the character, and sometimes they are capital E's with accent marks. These barcodes do not match the barcodes that are generated out of the old version of the report. Unfortunately, I do not have a scanner to test to see if they are working the same, but my instinct says they would not work with these extra characters.

My next issue occurs when I export the report output to Microsoft Word. The barcodes seem to change, i.e. they become smaller and the weird character on the end changes. When I export report output from the old version of the Crystal Report to Word, the barcodes do not change. Has anyone else experienced issues exporting barcodes to Word from Crystal Reports 2008? I am using Crystal Reports 2008 version Thank you for your help.

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  • Posted on Aug 11, 2011 at 09:04 PM


    It sounds like the barcode font hasn't been installed properly. What OS are you using? If you haven't done so, try downloading the font from Azalea's or another font producer.

    Good luck,


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  • Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 04:12 AM

    I tracked this issue and our Developers determined it was a problem in GDIPlus.dll which is the Graphical Device Interface made by MS. Nothing we can do to fix this issue.

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