Maybe easy question but i tried searching for answer without any luck. (could be on wrong sites).

If anyone knows how can i make 2DPDF (PDF417) bar codes in LaTeX ?


pst-barcode can do this. Since it requires PSTricks, you need to compile this using xelatex or latex. If you want to use pdflatex, you can add \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} to the preamble:

  • Ok thanks, have to check and see possibility of installing additional packages. – Melkior Feb 14 '13 at 15:29
  • @Jake I guess your solution doesn't work on Windows. I get this error: Package ifplatform Warning: shell escape is disabled, so I can only detect \ifwindows. ) \c@app@runs=\count111 ! Package auto-pst-pdf Error: "shell escape" (or "write18") is not enabled: auto-pst-pdf will not work! – maksmara Jan 29 '14 at 5:44

I googled your question and I found two useful posts about barcode generation in LaTex, hope it can be of some help

  1. Is there a good LaTeX package for generating barcodes?
  2. Barcodes in LaTeX

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