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BulletProof Software Review

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BulletProof Software provides labeling and barcode software products to help you manage and track your business's inventory. Some of these barcode products, including LabelMagic and Barcode Magic, allow you to generate more than a dozen different barcode types and to customize your barcodes.

These applications allow you to create more than a dozen different barcode types. The common barcode types you can create with this application include Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 and POSTNET. However, one drawback to these barcode maker applications is you can cannot create many two-dimensional barcodes such as QR codes or MSI-Plessey.

Many of the barcode maker applications from this company allow you to customize your barcodes. You may find features that allow you to adjust label size, page margins and label borders. Additionally, you can add squares, circles and triangles, and vertical and horizontal lines on many of these applications.

If you desire, you can change text on your barcodes. However, not all of these applications allow you to create colored barcodes. You may only be able to make black-and-white barcodes, which may or may not be a drawback. Some of the applications allow you to change the screen scale size of your barcode labels from one to 10x. This can help you better view and create barcodes in the size that is appropriate for your working ability.

Additional features you may find include the ability to rotate barcodes to one of four orientations – zero degrees, 90 degrees, 180 degrees and 270 degrees – with a simple dropdown menu. You can resize the barcode height by inputting dimensions in a small field at the top of the user interface. You also can adjust a barcode's size by dragging the corner with your mouse.

Most of the applications from BulletProof Software print to Windows-compliant printers and let you import data from Microsoft Office Suite and export barcodes to the suite. Some of these applications, such as Barcode Magic, offer more than 50 fonts to choose from, but you can't change the font size. It's set at a constant 8 points. You can choose between Western and Greek script. You can change barcode width and add quiet zones to ensure that the codes are accurately read.

Most of these barcode generator applications include a user's guide to teach you how to use its features and functions. There are also online tutorials and email support. The manufacturer does not offer video tutorials or telephone support.