Hi - I’m new to the community and deeply inexperienced in the world of app design.
I am trying to create an app and a set of scannable membership cards for a kids music charity so that we can track attendance at the music workshops easily and safely in these pandemic days and also collect door fees without using cash as has been the case up to know. I have based the app on the template provided by Appsheet and it seems to work well. For the I created 9 letter/number ID codes for each member on the Excel spreadsheet and then used an online Code 39 barcode generating website to create barcode images for each of them. I can paste these into mock up membership cards and it works perfectly.
However I want now to create a large number of cards and I’m trying to do this within Microsoft Word using Mailmerge to extract members ID data from the Excel spreadsheet that supports the new app and print them onto card labels. I thought I would be able to generate the barcodes by simply using a bar code font to ‘translate’ the 9 character ID codes in my Word document. I have downloaded Libre 39 and a couple of other fonts, but the app scanning function is not recognising the barcodes at all. I suspect the explanation is trivial and that I am doing something stupid, but I am not making much progress and so wondered if anyone can help?