New software generates PDF417 barcodes

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Intelli Innovations Inc. has released Barcode Producer PDF417 for Mac OS X. The US$499.95 utility generates PDF417 barcodes in PostScript format for viewing or printing in such EPS-capable graphics applications as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and QuarkXPress.

PDF417 barcodes are used by several different industries to store large amounts of text. The size of a regular barcode, PDF417 barcodes can hold over one kilobyte of data.

Barcode Producer PDF417 has an integrated barcode value editor with options for return characters and trailing spaces. It sports customizable column/row settings with manual and automatic sizing modes. There's a built-in configuration checker for making sure that custom options leave adequate space for the barcode value, plus applicable error correction. Barcode Producer PDF417 also has support for varying amounts of PDF417 barcode error correction. (With PDF417 barcode error correction, over 50 percent of the barcode can be entirely destroyed without loss of readability.)

Barcode Producer PDF417 requires Mac OS X 10.0 or later. However, Mac OS X 10.2 ("Jaguar") or later is recommended.

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