Barcode as a image
Could you someone help me with the trouble about BAR code generator in Crystal reports ?
I'm using Azalea barcode fonts and everything is working just fine when the reports are exported in PDF format.
Unfortunately, the barcode solutions is only FONT so the trouble comes with export into RTF editable format.
If the exported document is opened on other computer (where azalea font are not instaled, or on customer side , f.e. the output is a contract doucument), the barcode with contract number is broken.
I think, there is only one possible solutions - to generate barcode into an image.
Do you know how to solve this? Is there any solution witch could provide barcode as an image into reports?
Thx for anything.
Ido Millet replied
Here is an image showing how a Crystal Report formula expression can set the location of an image to a URL call, returning a map or a QR code via a Google API: 2013-09-02_1529 - IdoMillet's library
Here is a blog about this technique: http://kenhamady.com/cru/archives/2493
You can find barcode image APIs on the web.
But before you pursue that direction, there are free barcode fonts out there, so why not deploy them to the other machines that need to render the file?