Barcode Studio Version History

This is the version history for Barcode Studio (Barcode Maker Software).

2016/06/09
 

V15.3.2

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Italian Translation
    Add missing Italian translations on MAC OS X version.
  • Export TIF Files
    Fixed: Add missing plugin for TIF image export on MAC OS X.
  • Register File Extension
    Register the file extension .bc of the Barcode Studio files on MAC OS X.
  • TBarCode Library 11.2.3
    Using TBarCode library 11.2.3.
 
2016/03/24
 

V15.3.1

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Toolbar
    Make the toolbar always visible on start due to problems on Mac OS.
  • French Translation
    Barcode Studio is now also available in French.
  • TBarCode Library 11.2.3
    Using TBarCode library 11.2.3.
 
2015/08/11
 

V15.3.0

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Barcode Export - File Name
    On barcode export the user can now choose between using the last used file name or a file name generated from the barcode data.
  • Barcode Options
    It is now possible to change barcode options (as known from TBarCode SDK) directly via GUI.
  • Codabar Checkdigit Calculation
    The codabar check digit now considers start and stop character by default. The user may change this behavior via barcode options.
  • Application Identifiers
    Bring the list of application identifiers (AIs) up to date.
  • OS X Support
    Mac OS/X 10.7 and higher is supported.
  • TBarCode Library 11.2.3
    Using TBarCode library 11.2.3.
 
2015/04/14
 

V15.2.1

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Command Line
    Fixed a crash that occured when passing datalist and outlist as parameters.
  • Royal Mail CMDM
    Fixed an encoding bug that occured if no custom data was available.
  • TBarCode Library 11.2.2
    Using TBarCode library 11.2.2.
 
2014/12/19
 

V15.2.0

Enhancements

  • SVG and AI Image Formats
    Added support for the new image formats SVG and AI (Adobe Illustrator V7).
  • CMYK Color Scheme
    Added support for the CMYK color scheme on Microsoft Windows.
  • Random Sequence Generator
    Sequences with random characters can be generated.
  • Populate Data List
    Data list columns can be populated with a selected value (right click on value).
  • Character Spacing
    Character spacing can be adjusted for the human readable text and extra texts.
  • DotCode: New Size Mode
    The user may now specify the number of columns and rows.
  • Mac OS/X Support
    Mac OS/X 10.6 and higher is supported.
  • TBarCode Library 11.1.2
    Using TBarCode library 11.1.2 - see TBarCode History

Bug Fixes

  • Image Export
    Fixed problems with transparent images.
    Fixed wrong image sizes in EPS (with embedded TIFF) and PDF output.
    Improved file name checking for file formats.
  • Sequences
    Sequences without leading characters are now possible.
  • Licensing
    Fixed problems with licensing on Japanese systems.
  • Composite Barcodes
    Sizes of composite components were fixed.
 
2014/07/04
 

V15.1.5

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Image Export - PNG
    Fixed problems concerning image transparency. Transparent color is now set correctly.
  • TBarCode Library 11.1.4
    Using TBarCode library 11.1.4.
 
2014/06/12
 

V15.1.4

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Aztec Code
    Fixed problems with code switching that might lead to an unoptimzied symbol or to error message "input string too long".
  • OpenSSL
    Update OpenSSL to version 1.0.1h. The heartbleed and other security related bugs got fixed. Due to the nature of Barcode Studio the security risk is almost irrelevant, an update is recommended anyway.
  • TBarCode Library 11.1.4
    Using TBarCode library 11.1.4.
 
2014/01/15
 

V15.1.3

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Aztec Code
    Fixed a problem with code switching that led to the error message "input string too long".
  • PDF417
    Allow the use of ECI/GLI also at the begin of binary compression mode.
  • TBarCode Library 11.1.2
    Using TBarCode Library 11.1.2 - see TBarCode History.
 
2013/10/11
 

V15.1.2

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Data Format QR-Code with IBAN and BIC
    Now using Lf as the default field separator due to incompatibilties with common reading software.
  • TBarCode Library 11.1.0
    Using TBarCode Library 11.1.0 - see TBarCode History.
 
2013/08/13
 

V15.1.1

Enhancements / Bug Fixes

  • Bug Fixes for GS1 GCN Format (Global Coupon Number, AI 255)
    Fixed some bugs in the context of editing the amount value.
  • TBarCode Library 11.0.4
    Using TBarCode Library 11.0.4 - see TBarCode History.
 
2013/07/23
 

V15.1.0

Enhancements

  • New Data Format: GS1 GCN Format (Global Coupon Number, AI 255)
    GS1 uses the GCN as key for identifying coupons.
  • New Data Format: BCD Format
    The BCD format (also called Stuzza or SEPA format) is used for encoding payment order assignments in QR-Codes.
  • CSV Export of Data List
    The data list can now be exported as CSV file.
  • GS1 DataBar Limited
    TEC-IT changed the implementation of the barcode type GS1 DataBar Limited to comply with the newest specification (5X quiet zone left).
  • DotCode
    Improved drawing of symbols with very small dot sizes.
  • Sequence Dialog
    The "Format" field was renamed to "Mask".
  • Negative Bar Width Reduction
    Negative bar width reduction values are now allowed (useful for inverted printing).
  • EPS Output: Embedded TIFF
    In order to decrease the image size the embedded TIFF is now exported with a fixed resolution of 96 DPI.
  • TBarCode Library 11.0.3
    Using TBarCode library 11.0.3.

Bug Fixes

  • EPS Output: Improved Warning Message
    Improved the warning message when exporting a barcode containing Cyrillic characters to an EPS file (which is currently not supported).
  • Mac OS X: Color Dialog
    The color dialog on Mac OS X now displays the correct color type (RGB, CMYK, etc.).
  • Mac OS X: Double-Clicking bc-Files
    Barcode Studio loads a double-clicked bc-file now correctly.
  • Mac OS X: Licensing in Spanish Speaking Locales
    Fixed a licensing bug that might occur on systems using the Spanish language.
  • Mac OS X: Licensing with Multiple Users
    Fixed a licensing bug when a second user updates the license.
  • Data Format: Wi-Fi Access Point
    The input field 'Authentication' is now initialized correctly.
 
2013/02/26
 

V15.0.0

New Barcode Types

  • Han Xin Code
    A 2D matrix code with special support for Chinese multibyte characteras.
  • DotCode
    A rectangular 2D code intended for Direct Part Marking (DPM) with ink-jet and laser. The data is encoded in an array of nominally disconnected dots. DotCode supports data formats like GS1 Application Identifiers, several industry formats end data envelops.
  • USPS Intelligent Mail Package
    Is a GS1-128-based, linear barcode, which is used by United States Postal Service for delivering packages. It is split into routing and tracking information but only the tracking information is printed in the human readable text. The code uses a special Modulo-10 check digit.

Features / Enhancements

  • EPS Output / Overprinting
    • EPS export now supports custom drawing modes (circles, rounded rectangles, and images instead of rectangular bars).
    • Overprinting is now supported.
    • The user is now warned that logos are not included in the EPS output.
  • Cyrillic Support for non EPS output
    Cyrillic characters are now allowed in captions.
  • New Localizations for Russian and Polish
    Russian (Добро пожаловать!) and Polish (Powitanie!) are now available in addition to German, English, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese.
  • Faster Startup
    The startup time of Barcode Studio was reduced.
  • TBarCode Library 11.0.0
    Using TBarCode Library 11.0.0.

Bug Fixes

  • Goo.gl URL Shortener
    Fixed a problem with the Goo.gl URL shortener.
  • Multicolored JPG Export
    Fixed a crash when exporting the barcode as multicolored JPG.
  • License Activation / Temporary Licenses
    Fixed a crash during license activation without a network connection.
  • GUI / Spin Boxes
    The behavior of most spin boxes was improved.
  • Preview
    The preview is now updated immediately after changing the license data.
  • Empty Pages in Output are Avoided
    Barcode Studio now prevents the user from printing empty label pages.
 
2012/08/14
 

V14.0.1

Bug Fixes

  • CPU Time
    Fixed a bug that was the reason for consuming up to 100% CPU time for drawing.
 
2012/06/20
 

V14.0.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Logos
    Barcode Studio now supports logos in front of, behind and merged into the barcodes.
  • Zooming
    The barcode view can now be zoomed in design and data list.
  • Drawing Mode / EPS export
    EPS-export now supports custom drawing modes (circles, rounded rectangles, and images instead of rectangular bars).
  • TBarCode Library 11.0.0
    Using TBarCode Library 11.0.0 - see TBarCode History.

Bug Fixes

  • Label Printing
    Fixed a crash when changing the label layout.
  • Custom Resolution
    A bug handling custom resolutions was fixed.
  • Import of VCards
    User may now choose custom fields to be imported with the Custom VCard format.
    Barcode specific flags are set correctly after import.
  • JPG Export
    Multi-colored barcodes are now saved with the correct resolution when exported as JPGs.
  • Barcode Color Dialog
    Resizing of barcode color dialog was fixed.
 
2012/06/20
 

V13.0.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Alas! This superstition!
    Developers are just like seamen...
 
2012/03/08
 

V12.3.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Barcode Rotation
    Barcodes can now be rotated by 90°, 180°, and 270°. Rotated bar codes can also be used when printing labels.
  • Label Printing
    The user may now specifiy starting row and starting column when printing labels.
  • Custom Barcode Drawing
    The settings for the custom drawing mode (e.g. creating a QR-Code with circles instead of squares) are now stored in the BC file.
  • Barcode Settings View
    Rarely used barcode properties were moved to a separate dialog.
  • TBarCode Library 10.2.5
    Using TBarCode Library 10.2.5 - see TBarCode History.

Bug Fixes

  • Aztec Code
    Fixed an Aztec encoding bug.
  • Quiet Zones
    Quiet zones specified in "Modules" are now resized correctly.
  • Stepwise Resizing
    Corrected the resizing algorithm in combination with optimized barcode resolution and non-integer resolutions.
  • Serial Export
    The file names of the exported images are no longer truncated when they contain dots.
 
2012/01/26
 

V12.2.1

Features / Enhancements

  • TBarCode Library 10.2.4
    Using TBarCode Library 10.2.4.

Bug Fixes

  • Command Line Mode
    No bar codes: A crash that occurred in command line mode when drawing bars was fixed.
  • Licensing
    Windows x64: Fixed a problem concerning locating license data in the registry.
 
2012/01/17
 

V12.2.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Drawing Method
    Added the possibility to draw barcode bars as ellipses, rounded rectangles, and images additionally to the "common" rectangles.
  • Label Templates
    Added the latest label definitions for Avery® labels.
  • File Import
    It is now possible to use escape sequences as field separators. Bugs concerning displaying custom field separators were fixed.
  • Settings Files
    Removed error messages when finding unknown fields in a settings file. For future versions it will be possible to load all settings files of the same major version (even if it has a higher minor version).
  • TBarCode Library 10.2.4
    Using TBarCode Library 10.2.4.

Bug Fixes

  • Dialog Transparency
    On Mac OS the data assistant was accidentally transparent.
  • Editing the Data List
    On Mac OS the detail button of the barcode data in the data list was slightly displaced.
  • File Name
    The previous file name is not suggested anymore for saving "new" settings.
 
2011/12/01
 

V12.1.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Optimization of the Data List
    The data list was fully revised in order to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Data Format Switching
    Removed a message box about to reset the data before switching to another data format.
  • TBarCode Library 10.2.4
    Using TBarCode Library 10.2.4.

Bug Fixes

  • Aztec Code
    Fixed a bug concerning the encoding of the last character and the filler bits at the end of the code. Under special constellations the last character was encoded wrong.
  • CSV Import
    Line breaks that occur within text delimiters are now handled correctly.
  • Wrong Path to License Data
    Fixed the path to the license data. Previous versions stored the license data at the wrong place.
  • Licensing on Mac OS
    Now users (different to the installing user) are allowed to license Barcode Studio.
  • Composite Barcodes / Copy To Clipboard
    Fixed a sizing problem when copying composite barcodes to the clipboard.
  • GS1 Databar Stacked Omnidirectional
    Fixed some issued concerning drawing barcode type GS1 Databar Stacked OmniDir like the initial size of the barcode when loading and removing a single empty pixel line when exporting the barcode as image.
 
2011/10/13
 

V12.0.1

Bug Fixes

  • Windows XP Crash
    Fixed a crash on Windows XP when quitting the program.
 
2011/10/03
 

V12.0.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Automatic URL Shortening
    On request, Barcode Studio shortens URLs (web-site addresses) using either Google™ or bitly™ URL shortener services.
  • Barcode Filter
    Barcode types may be filtered by a search text or by encodable barcode data.
  • Improved CSV Import
    Empty lines in the CSV files are skipped. The proposed file encoding (ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16) can be specified. Text qualifiers can be imported as plain text.
  • SPARQCode Support
    The category SPARQCode was added to the data assistant.
  • Additional Emails Formats
    The category Mobile Tagging was extended with 2 new barcode formats for sending emails (MATMSG, MAILTO).
  • Application State
    The size and position of the application window and toolbars are now saved automatically and applied when Barcode Studio is started the next time.
  • Barcode Templates
    New barcode templates like vCard and simple price tags were added.
  • Label Dimensions in Millimeter and Inches
    The size of the label templates can be specified in mm or in inches.
  • TBarCode Library 10.2.2
    Using TBarCode Library 10.2.2 - see TBarCode History.

Bug Fixes

  • Image Resolution
    The image resolution is loaded correctly from the .bc file.
  • Substitution Font for EPS Export
    Barcode Studio ensures that the substitution font name does not contain spaces.
  • Image Export
    Barcodes are now exported with the correct height.
  • Data List
    After editing a data list entry the input focus is set correctly.
  • Label Printing
    Solved a problem where the application did not recognize a valid printer.

Removed Features

  • Power PC Support
    PowerPC support for Mac OS X was removed.
 
2011/07/29
 

V11.6.1

Features / Enhancements

  • Aztec Code
    Improved the encoding efficiency to minimize the bar code size.
  • Check Digit Calculation
    Added the new check digit method Modulo 23 (PPSN), which is available for Code 128. The user can now use Code 39 and CodaBar together with the Luhn check digit algorithm.
  • TBarCode Library 10.2.1
    Using TBarCode Library 10.2.1 - see TBarCode History.
 
2011/07/25
 

V11.6.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Intelligent Data Import
    Now it is possible to import predefined data formats like vCard, vCalendar, etc. in a structured way.
  • Mobile Tagging - Use Lowest Error Correction Level
    Now using the lowest possible error correction level with mobile tagging to minimize the barcode size.
  • New Barcode Type: Code 32
    Implemented the barcode type Code 32 (also called Italian Pharmacode).
  • ISBN / ISSN / ISMN
    The data assistant now makes it easier to enter codes in ISBN, ISSN, and ISMN format.
  • Options - Save Paths
    The paths of the last saved document, the last exported image, and the last imported file are now saved in the options file and is loaded automatically when Barcode Studio is started the next time.
  • Data List: Select more than one data row at once
    It is now possible to select/deselect more than one data row at once.
  • Record Set Copies
    Data list items can now be printed multiple times.
  • Check Digit Calculation
    The user can now use Code 39 and Codabar together with Luhn check digit algorithm.
  • Pixel Shaving
    For 2D codes like QR-Code, the pixel shaving algorithm was improved.
  • Appearance
    Appearance of several dialogs and tabbed pages was improved.
  • TBarCode Library 10.2.0
    Using TBarCode Library 10.2.0 - see TBarCode History.

Bug Fixes

  • Label Preview - Crash
    A potential crash has been fixed in the label preview.
  • Barcode Size Check
    Corrected the inaccurate barcode height checking in the preview.
  • Data List - Error Count
    Fixed the error count of the data list.
  • EPS Export
    Wrong color mode (RGB instead of CMYK) was selected due to a bug in the CMYK color selection dialog.
 
2011/05/25
 

V11.5.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Data Input Assistant
    An intelligent data input assistant was added, which makes it easy to enter data in various data formats. Supported data formats are business card formats like vCard and meCard, event formats like vCalendar, GS1 Application Identifiers, several kinds of mobile tagging, etc.
  • New Barcode Type: PZN8
    Implemented the barcode type PZN8.
  • EPS Export - Color Formats
    An assistant supports the user to choose the correct color settings/format when exporting barcodes in EPS format.
  • EPS Export - Font Substitution
    The surrogate font for exporting EPS images can now be edited manually.
  • Preview
    Removed dispensable tool bar buttons.
  • TBarCode Library 10.2.0
    Using TBarCode Library 10.2.0.

Bug Fixes

  • Captions - Character Sets
    The captions are now able to display any character sets.
  • Captions - Text Color
    The text color is now also applied to the caption texts.
  • Label Printing
    Printer settings like Page From/To are now considered.
  • Label Printing - No Printer
    Fixed crash that occurs if no printer is installed.
  • Licensing on Mac OS
    A problem generating the system id was fixed.
    License data containing special characters can be now written and read correctly.
  • Image Export - Sizing
    Several minor sizing problems that occurred when exporting images were eliminated.
  • Screen Update
    Several minor problems with screen updates were solved.
  • Activation Dialog - Country List
    The country list in the activation dialog is now sorted correctly for all supported languages.
  • License Dialog - Spanish
    The Spanish texts of the license dialogs were revised to avoid misunderstandings.
  • Options
    The application options are now loaded before anything else is loaded.
 
2011/04/11
 

V11.0.2

Bug Fixes

  • EPS Images
    Fixed a bug drawing 2D codes in EPS images.
 
2011/03/28
 

V11.0.1

Features / Enhancements

  • Application Update Check
    The user is now notified whether an available update is a major update.
  • Label Printing
    The maximum number of label columns and rows was incremented.
  • New Barcode Types
    The barcode types Brazilian CEPNet and VIN / FIN (Vehicle Identification Number) were implemented.
  • TBarCode Library 10.1.0
    Using TBarCode Library 10.1.0

Bug Fixes

  • Command Line
    Fixed a potential crash when starting Barcode Studio via command line.
  • Windows: Options File
    A bug concerning saving the options file on Windows was fixed.
  • Windows: Activation
    The Spanish texts were corrected.
  • Windows: Licensing
    Fixed a problem when generating the system ID number.
 
2011/01/25
 

V11.0.0

Features / Enhancements

  • Captions
    The user is now able to add additional captions above and below the barcode. The captions can either be entered via keyboard or imported from text files.
  • Simple Label Printing
    Barcode Studio now supports simple label printing. The user may choose from predefined label templates or define custom labels.
  • Temporary Licenses
    Temporary License Data is issued automatically for a period of 10 days.
  • Input of Mils
    Mils can now be entered with one digit behind the decimal point.
  • Menus
    The export menus were combined to one menu.
  • CMYK Colors
    Mac OS: CMYK color settings are now saved in the settings files (.bc), when the color was entered in CMYK format.
  • TBarCode Library 10.0.5
    Using TBarCode Library 10.0.5.

Bug Fixes

  • Shrunk Dialogs
    Shrunk views problem was fixed (Page General, Import Dialog, etc).
  • Preview in Import Dialog
    The data preview in the import dialog now always shows the actual file content.
  • Lost Cursor Position
    The cursor position in the data edit box was lost after typing the first character. This problem was fixed.
  • Data List: New Data Row in Hex Mode
    New data rows are now added correctly if hexadecimal character input mode is turned on.
 
2010/10/14
 

V10.0.3

Enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Transparent Barcodes
    Barcode images of the formats PNG, GIF, and TIF (multi-colored) can now be saved with a transparent background. The default back style was changed to opaque.
  • Images / Optimized / Barcode Size
    Barcode images are now always exported with the correct barcode size, even with the Optimized flag set.
  • Barcode Data Containing 0-Bytes
    Barcode Data is no longer cut off if it contains 0-bytes (affects barcode content and human readable text).
  • Templates - Postmatrix
    Improved and corrected the settings of the Postmatrix templates.
  • Error Texts
    Error texts are now printed in the correct locale character set.
 
2010/09/07
 

V10.0.2

Enhancements

  • HP SmartStream
    The registry path for HP SmartStream Designer for CS5 and newer was made version independent. Barcode Studio 9.x should still be used with HP SmartStream Designer for CS4.
  • TBarCode Library
    Using TBarCode Library 10.0.2.
 
2010/08/23
 

V10.0.1

Enhancements

  • Data Matrix - New Format: DP Postmatrix
    Added a new format to Data Matrix: Deutsche Post Postmatrix.
  • TBarCode Library 10.0.2
    Using TBarCode Library 10.0.2.

Bug Fixes

  • Command Line Mode
    Fixed a crash that occurred in command line mode when closing the application.
  • Editing File Names (Mac OS / Linux)
    Fixed a crash that occurred when the user edited file-names by hand.
 
2010/08/05
 

V10.0

New Features

  • Barcode Templates
    This version of Barcode Studio supports preconfigured barcode settings (templates) for GS1 bar codes (EAN, UPC) and Deutsche Post Premiumadress® (Data Matrix). In these templates the bar codes are predefined according to their specification and ready to use with one single click.
  • Save as Template
    The current settings can be saved as template by using File -> Save As Template....
  • New Barcode Types
    Barcode Studio now supports QR-Code 2005. This code is similar to QR-Code but uses the code page Latin1 (instead of Japanese Shift JIS) for character conversions. In addition, the two barcode-types SCANPAY Service-ID and SCANPAY Transaction-ID were implemented.
  • Barcode Studio Options
    Options (Menu: Tools -> Options) are now saved in (and loaded from) an options file.
  • Improved Character Conversion
    Now Barcode Studio displays an error message if the data to be encoded cannot be converted to the specified code page. This is especially useful for encoding Simplified Chinese (or similar languages) in barcodes.
  • Default Output Resolution
    The default output resolution was changed to 600 dpi.
  • Custom Values for Output Resolution and Code Page
    Using custom values for output resolution and code page was simplified.
  • Check for Updates
    Barcode Studio can now check for newer version. Use the following menu command: Help -> Check for Updates....
  • TBarCode Library 10.0.1
    Using TBarCode Library 10.0.1.

Bug Fixes

  • Hex Data
    The number of characters is now displayed correctly.
  • Template "Deutsche Post - Pressepost Randbeschriftung 16x48
    The adjusted module width was corrected.
  • Loading/Saving
    Fixed some bugs during saving or loading of setting files (BarWidthReduction as double value, typo in EncodingMode, QR-Code settings are now loaded correctly).
  • MaxiCode
    The length of the ZIP code (Mode SCM Alphanumeric) is now displayed correctly.
  • Command Line - Module Width
    If set, the module width is now used to calculate the barcode size.
  • Human Readable Text
    The human readable text is now drawn over the quiet zone.
  • License Activation
    The activation dialog now refuses special characters.
 
2010/06/21
 

V9.5

Fixed

  • Unicode and UTF-8 CSV files are now imported correctly.
  • Import data files may now be located in paths containing UNICODE characters.
  • Shortcut Ctrl-B (Copy as Image) does now work.
 
2010/03/29
 

V9.4.6

Enhancements

  • Added a link to a file that contains hints about how to improve the bar code font quality on Mac OS X.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug concerning the check digit calculation in Telepen / Telepen Alpha.

Known Bug

  • Barcode Studio for Mac OS X: GIF Export on the command line does not work (crash).
 
2010/02/02
 

V9.4.4

Fixed

  • EAN13: Depending on input data the EAN13 symbol was generated uncompleted. In special cases an access violation occurred.
 
2010/01/26
 

V9.4.3

Enhancements

  • EAN/UPC Codes: Improved the printing quality of the digits 1, 2, 7, and 8 (enlarge or reduce bar width about 1/13 of module width).
 
2010/01/18
 

V9.4.2

New Features and Enhancements

  • New Licensing - Activation: Licensing has been improved and simplified.

Bug Fixes

  • HIBC Codes - EPS Export: Fixed a problem with missing zeros in the human readable text.
  • Code 128: Improved mode switching in context with the FNC1 character.
  • Missing Error Message: Error Message "Wrong Check Digit" was added.
 
2009/09/08
 

V9.4.1

New Features and Enhancements

  • Barcode Studio now supports the Spanish language.

Bug Fixes

  • A multi threading problem in conjunction with PostScript generation was fixed.
 
2009/06/30
 

V9.4.0

New Features and Enhancements

  • Improved error message for incorrect check digits.

Bug Fixes

  • CSV file import on Mac OS X (CR line ending was not recognized).
  • CSV/TXT import with files containing just a single line.
 
2009/06/10
 

V9.3.1

Bug Fixes

  • Loading of .bc files from command line fixed.
  • Mac OS X: Workaround for QFontDialog problem.
  • FNC1 encoding bug fixed (Data Matrix/GS1).
 
2009/05/26
 

V9.3.0

New Features and Enhancements

  • It is now possible to include TIFF previews into EPS files.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the problem with auto-resizing PDF files.
  • Set the missing resolution settings and reduced the image file sizes (TIFF Export).
  • File extension is now always adapted to the chosen image type (Data List Export).
  • It is now possible to load files that do not have a file name extension (Mac OS).
  • CMYK color settings can now be used directly for EPS generation (Mac OS Color dialog).
 
2009/05/04
 

V9.2.1

Bug Fixes

  • A crash, which occurred during image export in command line mode, was fixed.
 
2009/04/29
 

V9.2.0

New Features and Enhancements

  • Image Export: Exported images now contain the human readable text (also the Mac OS and Linux versions).
  • Error Message Descriptions: The error message descriptions were updated in the documentation.

Bug Fixes

  • Quiet Zones: The left quiet zone of several 2D bar codes was drawn incorrectly when the unit "Modules" was selected.
  • DataMatrix: Internal code optimization (code word efficiency) was improved.

Known Problems:

  • Copy To Clipboard and Open Office: The menu command Copy To Clipboard (As Metafile) produces a distorted image when inserted into Open Office V3.0. Use image export Copy To Clipboard (As Image) instead.
 
2009/03/25
 

V9.1.0

New Features

  • New Data List for multiple bar codes: Maintain data for multiple bar codes in a single place.
  • Improved file import with dialog based column selection (CSV files).
  • Improved serial number generator (preview)
  • Improved bar code export: Export barcodes from the data list view, file name can be set manually or through auto-naming functions
  • Improved bar width reduction (higher accuracy, units mms, inch, %)
  • Improved barcode info page (added title)
  • New command line argument -log to generate a log file with a specified name.
  • New escape sequences for Gs, Rs, Eot in the barcode data context menu.
  • Check digit validation
  • Italian language support
  • Default bar code set to QR Code.
  • Windows 7: Barcode Studio runs with Windows 7 (tested with Beta).

Bug Fixes

  • Changing the barcode type reduced the barcode in size.
  • No "file save" question before "file open"
  • No error code when creating multiple bar codes through command line (batch).
  • Micro QR-Code settings not saved.
 
2009/02/02
 

V9.0.3

Minor Bug Fixes:

  • New Language: Barcode Studio supports now Chinese in addition to German and English
  • HIBC LIC Barcodes: Bug fix in encoding templates
 
2009/01/22
 

V9.0.2

New:

  • Templates: New Barcode Template for Data Matrix / Deutsche Post PREMIUMADRESS

Minor Bug Fixes:

  • Licensing: Bug an Mac OSX was fixed; licensing failed if licensee contains "," or ";"
 
2008/11/14
 

V9.0.1

Minor Bug Fixes:

  • Command Line: Minor changes for datalist/outlist, file separator, output type
  • Mac OS: Passing a settings file by an Apple event
  • Barcode Export: Changed file extensions from E1C and E4C to EPS
  • Data Matrix Code: New Reader Programming Mode Support
 
2008/10/09
 

V9.0.0

New Features

  • New Barcodes: Micro QR-Code, HIBC Codes (Code 128, Code 39, Data Matrix, QR-Code, PDF417, Micro PDF417, CODABLOCK-F with HIBC format)
  • Changed the naming of 'RSS' barcodes to 'GS1 DataBar'.
  • Sample data for each symbology
  • Resolutions / DPI: More predefined resolutions. Possibility to add custom resolutions.
  • Info Text: The user has the possibility to provide an information text.
  • Support for encoding modes and code pages.
  • Command Line: New arguments -datalist and -outlist for multiple bar code generation.
  • Aztec Code now supports all encoding types.
  • Data Matrix: Added the possibility to enforce binary encoding.
  • Quiet zone works for all barcodes now. It can be specified in mm, mils and pixels. All four sides may be adjusted separately.
  • Bar width reduction was improved (support for decimals, user can select unit).
  • New image export format: PDF
  • Quiet zone markers (> <) for EAN8/13, UPCA/E and their derivations

Bug Fixes

  • Data Matrix: Fixed problem with symbols of maximum size (144x144) - alternative implementations to support different reader types.
  • MaxiCode: Bug in mode switching was fixed.
  • Image export: Fixed bug with colors.
  • Pharmacode: Fixed a problem related to the encoding of color sequences.
  • KIX Barcode: Right aligned text is now properly aligned.
  • Composite Component: Fixed an issue with the adjustment of composite components in the standard property list (Microsoft Word, Excel, …).
 
2008/06/11
 

V8.0.6

New Features

  • Barcode Studio now supports Microsoft® Windows, Mac OS X® (10.4 or higher) and Linux®.
  • New Barcodes: Aztec Code, DPD Code, Italian Postal Code 2of5, DAFT Code
  • Input data can now be treated as hex-data.
  • Added support for exporting the image to the clipboard.
  • PDF417 can now be forced to use binary encoding only.
  • Printing problems: A new property Draw Mode helps the user to avoid problems with certain printer drivers.

Bug Fixes

  • PDF417: Corrected an encoding error when a space follows a punctuation character at the end of the data stream.
  • Data Matrix: Bug in EDIFACT mode corrected.