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How To Add & Edit Barcodes In Your Label Design

Using the barcode tool in Maestro Label Designer to create a sequence or individual codes

Whether you're designing product labels or organizing your supply chain, adding barcodes shouldn't be difficult. Use the following steps to create single or multiple barcodes using our free barcode generator tool within Maestro Label Designer.

Single Barcodes

  1. Launch Maestro Label Designer and sign in.

  2. With a new or existing label template open, hover over "Tools" in the blue navigation bar and select "Barcode Generator."

    Maestro Label Designer Tool Menu
  3. Ensure "Single Barcode" is selected and hit "Continue."

    Maestro Label Designer Barcode Menu
  4. Select your preferred barcode, enter the data, and click "Generate" to place it on your canvas.

    Maestro Label Designer Barcode Dialog
  5. To make any changes, select your barcode. Click "Edit Barcode" in the bottom right-hand corner to edit the barcode type, data, or appearance. You can also edit the opacity of your barcode in the "Object Properties" panel to the left of the screen.

    Maestro Label Designer Edit Barcode

Multiple Barcodes

  1. Launch Maestro Label Designer and sign in.

  2. With a new or existing label template open, hover over "Tools" in the blue navigation bar and select "Barcode Generator."

    Maestro Label Designer Tool Menu
  3. Click "Multiple Barcodes," then "Continue." This will initiate the mail merge process.

    Maestro Label Designer Barcode Menu
  4. Click "Start Mail Merge."

    Maestro Label Designer Mail Merge Start
  5. You will be prompted to add a new datalist or use an existing list. If you have a list in Maestro Label Designer already, click "Use a previously uploaded list" and then "Next Step." If you don't have an existing list uploaded, click "Add a new mail merge list." For help creating a list, read our data list tutorial.

    Maestro Label Designer Mail Merge step 2
  6. Once your data list is uploaded, highlight the column title where your barcode data is located and select the appropriate type of barcode. Click "Add To Design" to add your barcodes to your canvas.

    Maestro Label Designer Mail Merge Barcode Dialog
  7. Click "Preview" in the top gray bar and use the white arrows to view each barcode label.

    Maestro Label Designer Mail Merge Preview Mode
  8. To make any changes, select your placeholder barcode. To edit the type of barcode, which information from your data list is being used, or the appearance of your barcodes, click "Edit Field" in the bottom right-hand corner. To replace your barcode data list with a new list, hover over "Mail Merge Options" in the top gray bar and select "Switch Lists." To edit the barcode's opacity, use the "Object Properties" panel to the left of the screen.

    Maestro Label Designer Mail Merge Barcode Dialog



For more barcoding help, please call our customer service team at 1-888-575-2235.