How to Create a Random Barcode Number Online

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How to Create a Random Barcode Number Online
Barcodes make it easier to look up information about specific items. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

If you are interested in working with barcodes on your computer, you might want to create a random barcode number online. You can find barcodes on a variety of objects, such as on cans of food and other products in supermarkets, or on mailer packages to help them get routed through a system. A barcode is a series of black and white bars that encode numerical data, which corresponds to an item in a database. You can easily go online and generate a random barcode number.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

    Barcodes Inc. Generator

  1. 1

    Launch your Web browser and go to the Barcodes Inc. website's Free Online Barcode Generator page at www.barcodesinc.com/generator/.>

  2. 2

    Type a random number of any length in the text box.

  3. 3

    Click "Generate Barcode." A barcode for your random number appears.

  4. 4

    Click "Link or Embed This Barcode" to see the URL and embed code for the barcode's image. Right-click the URL, then click "Copy" from the pop-up menu. Click in a document on your computer, then right-click, and then click "Paste" to paste in the link code for the barcode URL if you want to save it on your computer. Right-click the embed code, then click "Copy." Open an online document, such as a forum post, then right-click, and then click "Paste" to copy the barcode image's embed code so it will display online.

    Tec-It Generator

  1. 1

    Start your Web browser and navigate to the Tec-It website's Free Online Barcode Generator at barcode.tec-it.com/.

  2. 2

    Type a random number of any length in the "Data" text box.

  3. 3

    Click "Generate Barcode" to create a barcode. The barcode's image appears on the page.

  4. 4

    Click "Download Barcode" to download the barcode image to your computer.

    Terry Burton Generator

  1. 1

    Launch your Web browser and load the Terry Burton website's Free Online Barcode Generator at terryburton.co.uk/barcodewriter/generator/.

  2. 2

    Type a random number of any length in the "Contents" text box.

  3. 3

    Click "Make Barcode." An image of the random number's barcode appears at the bottom of the page.

  4. 4

    Click the "Download Image as" link for "EPS," "PNG" or "JPEG" to download an image of the barcode to your computer.

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