FAQs & Troubleshooting



FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Date: 10/15/2020 ID: faqp00001515_000

Can I enlarge the size of bar code characters? (P-touch Editor 5.0 for Windows)

Although the size of bar code characters is fixed and cannot be changed, you can create a text object link from the bar code and that text size can be changed.
Follow these steps to create an object link from the bar code.

If you select the following bar codes which can display the "check digit" at the end of the characters, the check digit cannot be displayed in the text object in this way;
UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13, EAN8, ISBN-2(EAN13 AddOn2), SBN-5(EAN13 AddOn5).


  1. Double-click the bar code you want to make the setting for and open "Bar Code Properties" dialog box. Click [Setup] tab to open the "Setup" page and uncheck the check box of "Show Characters". Then click "OK"
    Bar Code Properties

  2. Right-click the bar code and click the [Create Link Object] – [Text].
    The bar code data will be displayed as text.
     bar code properties

  3. Adjust the size and position of the linked text object. 
     bar code properties

This setting should be selected if you want to display text data which could not be displayed as standard due to the bar code protocol restrictions.

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