I know this is not an Access question but I have try for weeks with no success to the problem I am having and since this forum generally have some of the brightest individual that have the know how to answer any kind of question. I am trying to do barcoding in Acrobat using 39 barcode font but as many of you know you need *barcode* at start and end of the field. I have a field for people to enter their id and a duplicate field with 39 barcode but my scanner won't read the barcode because it need the * at the start and end of the field. How I formatted to have the * at the start and end of the field in my duplicate. I don't want user input the * themself.