[Scribus] How to create barcodes in scribus

John Culleton john
Tue Nov 20 20:46:11 CET 2007

On Tuesday 20 November 2007 10:23:02 am Marc Sabatella wrote:
> >I did get the Scribus barcode genertor to work, but fiund the results
> >unsatisfactory - they didn't lend themselves to cropping / resizing.  Or
> > at least, I couldn't figure out how to do so without messing it up.  In
> > the past I used a utility that came with some software I bought, but that
> > was three computers and two OS's ago.  So I just browsed around online
> > and found a free online java-based barcode generator that worked fine. 
> > Sorry, I don't remember which, but Google was quite helpful - there were
> > several that seemed like they could do the job.
> >
> >
> > To resize,
> >
> > 1. Click in the 'barcode box'
> > 2. grab one of the corners and pull it to the size you want
> Thanks, but I know how to resize things in general.  it's just that results
> looked terrible with the barcodes - the relative size and spacing of the
> bars did not appear to be held perfectly constant, and it seemed unlikely
> to me that the resize graphic would scan correctly.  I think this is
> because the barcode is implemented as a group of vector graphics rather
> than a bitmapped image, and perhaps there is an option somewhere to make
> these types of elements resize more correctly.  Or maybe it was just a bug
> in 1.3.4.
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IMO 1.3.4 is not a good choice. is more stable and 1.3.5 is more 
advanced and less buggy (but slooow.)

John Culleton
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