“BarTender will now run in demonstration mode where one character per printed barcode or text object will be randomly changed…” – BarTender Error Message

Target Audience: Basic User, Advanced User, IT Manager
Article #: 6622

Summary

This Error Message Article explains the BarTender message “BarTender will now run in demonstration mode where one character per printed barcode or text object will be randomly changed in the print preview and the actual print output.” and details how to fix the underlying problem that caused it to appear.

Explanation

The BarTender workstation has not yet been activated.

Solution

You must first activate the software if you have not already done so. Instructions on how to activate the software are available at this link.

BarTender, in network configuration, has a two-step license activation process.

  1. In BarTender Designer, from the Help menu, select Activation Wizard. Follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to enter a 16-letter license activation code. This code is the license assigned to your organization. All instances of BarTender installation will use the same installation code.
  2. In BarTender Designer, from the Administer menu, select Licensing Setup (this will only be available once step 1 has been completed). You can select the Automatically Find Seagull License Server  option. In a small office environment, this should work properly. However, in a larger office where there is a complex network infrastructure, it may fail as the program will not search outside its current sub-net. In this case, you can use the manual setup by entering the BarTender server name and the port number (5160 is default). If you have any questions, please check with your system administrator.

 

 

 

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