MyDraw Barcodes


You can embed many types of barcodes in MyDraw drawings, tables, and inside text. Barcodes are widely used for product leaflets, envelopes, catalogs and everywhere where a machine-readable representation of data is required.

Barcodes in Drawings, Tables, and Text

MyDraw lets you embed barcodes inside drawings, as standalone shapes, but also inside tables and texts. The embedded barcodes can later be edited. MyDraw features full control over the barcodes'appearance, including their size, background and text fill colors and other.

Linear Barcodes (1D Barcodes)

MyDraw supports a large number of linear barcodes (1D barcodes), including:


Code 1 1 barcode

Code 12 8 barcode

Code 12 8 subset a barcode

Code 12 8 subset b barcode

Code 12 8 subset c barcode

Code 3 9 barcode

Code 9 3 barcode

Ean 1 3 barcode

Ean 8 barcode

Fim barcode

Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode

Isbn barcode

Itf 1 4 barcode

Jan 1 3 barcode

Msi module 1 0 barcode

Msi module 2 1 0 barcode

Msi module 1 1 barcode

Msi module 1 1 1 0 barcode

Pharmacode barcode

Post net barcode

Standard 2 of 5 barcode

Telepen barcode

Upc a barcode

Upc e barcode

Supplementat 2 digit barcode

Supplementat 5 digit barcode

Matrix Barcodes (2D Barcodes)

MyDraw also supports the most popular matrix barcodes (2D barcodes), including:

QR Codes

Q R code 1
Q R code 1

QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji) to efficiently store data; extensions may also be used.

The QR Code system has become popular outside the automotive industry due to its fast readability and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. Applications include product tracking, item identification, time tracking, document management, general marketing, and much more.

A QR code consists of solid color modules (square dots) arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera) and processed using Reed–Solomon error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted. The required data are then extracted from patterns present in both horizontal and vertical components of the image.

Data Matrix Codes

Data matrix code

Data Matrix is a 2D matrix barcode symbology that can be used to encode text and numeric data. A Data Matrix barcode can store up to 2 335 alphanumeric characters. Data matrix barcodes feature very good error correction, which means the message can be recovered even when the barcode is severely damaged. Data Matrix barcodes are also considered more secure than QR codes and that is why they are preferred in high security scenarios (e.g. for military purposes).

PDF 417 Barcode

Pdf 41 7 barcode

PDF417 is a stacked linear barcode symbol format used in a variety of applications, primarily transport, identification cards, and inventory management. PDF stands for Portable Data File. The 417 signifies that each pattern in the code consists of 4 bars and spaces, and that each pattern is 17 units long.

PDF417 is one of the formats (along with Data Matrix) that can be used to print postage accepted by the United States Postal Service. PDF417 is also selected by the airline industry's Bar Coded Boarding Pass standard (BCBP) as the 2D bar code symbolism for paper boarding passes. PDF417 is the standard selected by the Department of Homeland Security as the machine readable zone technology for RealID compliant driver licenses and state issued identification cards. It is also used by FedEx on package labels.

In addition to features typical of two dimensional bar codes, PDF417's capabilities include:
  • Linking. PDF417 symbols can link to other symbols which are scanned in sequence allowing even more data to be stored.
  • User-specified dimensions. The user can decide how wide the narrowest vertical bar (X dimension) is, and how tall the rows are (Y dimension).
  • Public domain format. Anyone can implement systems using this format without any license.