Cacidi BarCodes CC FAQ

Q: What is Cacidi BarCodes?
A: Cacidi BarCodes is a plug-in allowing you to create barcode objects directly in your Adobe InDesign document.

Q: What are the system requirements for Cacidi Extreme?
A: A computer capable or running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Mac OS X 10.7 or newer, and of course Adobe InDesign CC/CC2014.


Q: How do I install Cacidi BarCodes?
A: After downloading Cacidi BarCodes, double click the zxp file to launch Adobe Extension Manager. Remember to update the Extension Manager to the must reason.
After installing the files, launch Adobe InDesign and open Cacidi BarCodes CC/CC2014 from the “Windows” menu of Adobe InDesign.

Q: The Installation program failed. Can I install the plug-ins manually?
A: Yes. The installation process probably failed because of limited privileges for you user account.
To install Cacidi BarCodes manually:

A) Locate your InDesign installation, and create a folder inside the “Plugins” folder, name it “Cacidi”.

B) Rename the *.zxp package til *.zip, unpack the file, locate the “Win”, “Win64” or the “Mac” folder in the extracted folder you downloaded and copy the contents to the “Cacidi” folder you just has created. If you already have a “Cacidi” folder within your Adobe InDesign CC/CC2014 Plug-Ins folder, copy the contents of the new “Cacidi” folder into the old, replacing existing files.

C) Windows only!, copy the libmySQL.dll file to the root of your windows installation, normally located “C:\Windows” and restart your computer.

After installing the files, launch Adobe InDesign and open Cacidi BarCodes from the “Windows” menu of Adobe InDesign.

Q: Can I try out Cacidi BarCodes to see if it’s the right product for me before I decide to buy it?

A: Absolutely. When you start to use the plug-in, you are allowed to work with the software for 2 weeks before you have to enter a serial number in the “Activation” menu.

Q: After the trial period, when I decide to buy Cacidi BarCodes, how do I enter my serial number?
A: Enter your purchased serial number in the “Activation” menu and click “Activate”.

Q: What barcode types are supported with Cacidi BarCodes?
A: QR-codes, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, Bookland, JAN-8, JAN-13, CodaBar, Code 11, Code 25, Code 25 Interleaved, Code 39, Code 128, MSI/Plessey, Postnet, ISBN, ISBN-14 and ISSN – or in other words the most commonly worldwide used barcode types.

Q: Exactly how does Cacidi BarCodes work?
A: Developed as a plug-in for Adobe InDesign, Cacidi BarCodes allows you to you enter barcode numbers in a simple type palette in Adobe InDesign, for instant creation of barcodes as live objects directly in your Adobe InDesign document. This means seamless integration with Adobe InDesign, no need for tedious tasks like saving the barcode as an image file, and then place it in Adobe InDesign – it does not get easier than this.

Q: What is a live object barcode?
A: When creating barcodes with Cacidi BarCodes, a vector based, editable object exactly like any Adobe InDesign standard vector object, is instantly created and can by the normal Adobe InDesign feature set be edited, rotated, applied color attributes, etc.

Q: When my print service provider opens the document he gets a “Missing plug-in” alert. Why?
A: A data field with information about the job has been added to the document, the print service provider should download a demo version of barcodes and the job will be printed without problems.

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