Creating a file of barcode numbers
You can create the file several ways. In fact, any method of barcode collection that results in, or can be reformatted to, the proper ASCII text format can be used.
- Use Follett Remote, a small single-user application, to create the file.
For workstations, Follett Remote is available for download from our online help and support system.
Follett Panthers and Falcons have it installed. Just tap the on the desktop.
- Use a PHD Dolphin+ to create a file of barcode scans. Then transfer the scan file to your workstation.
- Use your circulation desk scanner to scan barcodes into a text editor such as Notepad or Simple Text. You could also type the barcode numbers into a file.
Note: Do not use Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPad, or Apple TextEdit to edit the file. Hidden characters created by these programs can cause the process to fail.
When you are finished, name and save the text file. When you're ready, you’ll need to upload the file.
Note: If you need to create a barcode file for offline circulation, see Circulating offline with a scanner.
Creating the file with a text editor
- Open your text editor.
The file does not need any header.
- Scan the barcodes.
Or, for each barcode, type in the number and press Enter.
- Name and save the file. Make sure to save it as a .txt file and record the name and location of the file.
Example of a barcode number file: