15 MAY 06
[FIXED] Light Margin Indicator positioned incorrectly in EPS file.
4.0.2f10 - 11 MAY 06
[FIXED] start/stop characters re-enabled
4.0.2f9 -14 MAR 06
[FIXED] Light Margin Indicators, (LMI's), now saved at correct size for non-EAN/UPC formats.
[DOCS] Added RM4SCC (Royal Mail) section.
[FIXED] 'Fixed Length' control no operates as expected.
[FIXED] Code128 incorrectly defaulting to subset C for short numeric codes.
[ADDED] 'Style' menus for all 'Font' menus.
[CHANGE] MBC4 now compiled as 'Mach-O'.
[FIXED] Leading character in formats based on 'EAN-13 Alternative' no longer cropped.
[FIXED] AppleScript now accepts 'X' as valid check character for ISBN.
[FIXED] 'H Gauge' & 'Bearer Bar' controls now enabled/disabled when changing code type.
[CHANGE] Code39 now defaults to 'Alphanumeric'.
[CHANGE] Changing code data now erases barcode until it is 'Drawn' again.
[CHANGE] 'Save' caution no longer invoked when closing default window.
4.0.2f8 - 30 JUN 05
[FIXED] Parity calculation inconsistencies with EAN/UPC codes with 5 digit addons that were introduced in 4.0.2f3.
4.0.2 f7 - 24 JUN 05
[FIXED] AppleScript errors involving creating new documents, saving files & exporting files.
[CHANGE] Colour list is now restricted so that no two colours can have the same name.
[FIXED] Custom colours now defined correctly in saved & exported PostScript.
[FIXED] Custom colours can now be deleted.
[FIXED] Changes to the colour list now reset by 'Cancel' button.4.0.2f1
4.0.2 f6 - 17 MAY 05
[FIXED] AppleScript errors involving check digit setting, new document & 'supply recommended height.
[ADDED] Support for new OS 10.4 (Tiger) AppleEvent formatting.
4.0.2 f5 - 22 MAR 05
[ADDED] Precision of height measurement increased to 3 decimal places.
[FIXED] Error loading bar height from saved files, some formats.
[FIXED] Error setting status of height field when switch code type or opening file.
4.0.2 f4 - 10 MAR 05
[FIXED] AppleScript errors involving data entry, closing & quitting.
4.0.2 f3 - 18 FEB 05
[FIXED] Parity calculation problem with EAN/UPC 5 digit addons.
4.0.2 f2 - 08 FEB 05
[FIXED] Corrected problem with some settings not loading from saved files.
4.0.2f1 - 22 DEC 04
[ADDED] 2 User-definable text strings can now be added to the barcode.
4.0.1f7 - 18 NOV 04
[FIXED] Font parsing now supports 9999 fonts.
4.0.1f6 - 20 OCT 04
[CHANGE] Filtering of the Font list has been disabled.
4.0.1f4 - 12 OCT 04
[ADDED] Codes can now be Exported in a more widely compatible PostScript format.
[FIXED] 'Auto-Correct' now functions properly for codes with non-standard check digit range.
[CHANGE] Increased width of 'Unlock/Upgrade...' screen.
[FIXED] Parity checking on 2 & 5 digit addons.
[CHANGE] The font menu now includes only those fonts where the correct PostScript name can be determined.
[ADDED] Bar height can now be a fixed value.
[CHANGE] Unlock code entry is disabled if all codes are unlocked.
[CHANGE] 'Unlock/Upgrade...' dialog now states which symbologies are enabled.
[CHANGE] Settings panels now hidden if there is no barcode open.
[ADDED] Width of Code128 codes can now be set using narrow bar as well as magnification.
[FIXED] Files now open properly when double-clicked in Finder.
[FIXED] Recommended Height now set properly when switching between formats.
[CHANGE] MBC4 files must now have '.eps' suffix for MBC4 to open them.
[CHANGE] Factory Default settings are now used if any damage is detected in 'MBC4 Prefs'.
[FIXED] Saving & Exporting via AppleScript control now provides the correct suffix, (.eps or .art).
[FIXED] Remove 2 unnecessary bars from start of some Code128 formats.
4.0.1f2 - 29 JUN 04
[ADDED] 'EAN13 Alternative & 'ISBN Alternative' formats added, (to mimic Version 3 layouts).
[FIXED] 'H Gauges' now work with ITF addons.
[FIXED] UPC-E Addons now positioned correctly.
4.0.1f1 - 15 JUN 04
[FIXED] Decimal measurements for HRC values now use period '.' instead of comma ','
[FIXED] Overprint now works for imported colours.
4.0.0b5 - 07 JUN 04
[CHANGE] EAN8 can now use Light Margin Indicators.
4.0.0b4 - 04 JUN 04
[FIXED] Selecting 'Auto-Correct' for check digit no longer disables drawing.
[FIXED] Decimal measurements for bar/space values now use period '.' instead of comma ','
[FIXED] Transparent backgrounds implemented.
4.0.0b3 - 03 JUN 04
[CHANGE] Move leading character in EAN13 to the right. It no longer increases the light margin.
[FIXED] Remove network alerts, (only applies when not running on a LAN).
4.0.0b2 - 02 JUN 04
[FIXED] Activating 'H Gauges' no longer disables drawing.
[FIXED] Help menu now opens 'MBC4 Manual.pdf'
[CHANGE] Unlock/Upgrade screen now displays NAME, ORGANISATION & SERIAL NUMBER info.
4.0.0b1 - 01 JUN 04
[CHANGE] Default suffix reset to '.eps' from '.mbc', increased compatibility with Adobe products.
[FIXED] Human Readable Characters, (HRC's), in ITF addons now scale with rest of code.
19 JUL 07
[NEW] TIFF and JPEG file formats added. User-defined resolution control added.
[CHANGE] Extra text disabled for PostNET and Royal Mail barcode types.
[FIXED] Inconsistent behaviour of Txt1 & Txt2 import drawers.
4.1.1 - 09 FEB 07
[FIXED] HRCs overlapping addon bars in exported files
[FIXED] HRCs not appearing in exported files if 'Outline' feature enabled.
4.1.0 - 12 JAN 07
[NEW] Templates menu
[NEW] Data import of text labels
[NEW] Freeform Code 128
[NEW] Freeform ISBN 13
[NEW] Check for Updates feature
[NEW] Preferences Window
[NEW] Preference: Remove symbology name from file name
[NEW] Export as PDF
[NEW] ISBN 13 Data validity check
[NEW] ISBN 13+5 Data validity check
[NEW] Open MBC3 files
[NEW] Computalabel supplied fonts can be saved as outlines
[NEW] Code 39 Full ASCII
[CHANGE] Extra Text is now restricted to ASCII characters, (32-126).
[FIXED] Command-Q followed by Command-W wrongly hid the code window.
[FIXED] 979 prefix no longer permitted in standard ISBN 'Dual' formats.
[FIXED] Personalisation details of less than 3 characters no longer causes crash.
[FIXED] Selecting 'Color' from the Settings menu works again.
[FIXED] 'Unlock/Upgrade...' screen now displays non-ASCII characters correctly.
[FIXED] Added 'Extra Text 1' & 'Extra Text 2' to Settings menu.
[CHANGE] Removed 'Check for updates' from help menu. Now in Preferences.
[FIXED] Bar Width Adjustment & Device Compensation values no longer rounded when loading saved files.
[FIXED] Check Digit scheme now correctly set when loading saved files.
[FIXED] AppleScript now returns Code & Addon data correctly for non-standard check digit schemes.
[CHANGE] Menus now greyed when a caution sheet is displayed.
17 FEB 09
[FIXED] Crashing, caused by corruption of Prefs, when creating PostNET images.
[FIXED] '.eps' suffix now provided by default after cancelling export of JPEG/TIFF/PDF format
4.2.1f6 - 07 AUG 08
[FIXED] Naming of MBC4 preference file.
[NEW] 'Code 128 - Centred' format.
[FIXED] 'Open' AppleEvent in OS 10.4 & 10.5
4.2.1 - 16 JAN 08
[FIXED] Occasional incorrect header information in .art files.
4.2.0 - 21 DEC 07
[NEW] Now in Universal Binary format and compatible with OS 10.5 (Leopard)
20 DEC 11
[FIXED] Missing Pearson-only barcode types.
* requires OS 10.4 or later
4.3.2f4 - 14 MAR 11
[CHANGE] Batch Processing now compatible with text imported from barcode data.
[FIXED] 'Recent Items...' menu feature caused launch failure on some systems.
[FIXED] Error during batch processing when Data Import drawer open.
4.3.1f10 - 12 NOV 10
[NEW] Adjustable width Bearer Bar control added.
[NEW] '.art' files can now be produced using Batch Processing.
[NEW] 'Recent Items...' menu feature added.
[CHANGE] 'Big Lots' barcodes can now use any installed font.
[FIXED] Check digit for ISBN-10 format reinstated.
[FIXED] File opening by dropping MBC4 files on application icon, or double-clicking on file. OS 10.6
[FIXED] File opening using Applescript. OS 10.6
4.31s1 - 30 JUN 10
[FIXED] File-naming error in Batch Processing when importing data.
[NEW] Batch Processing - file names follow the rules set in Preferences
4.30f1 - 05 NOV 09
[NEW] Batch Processing.
[NEW] Extra Quiet Zone.
[FIXED] 'SwissMedic' & 'IKS' formats, New 'IKS' font used.
[FIXED] £ Currency symbol in ExtraText.
[FIXED] Addon HRC's missing from ITF14+4/6 if outlines used.
[FIXED] Updating of Extra Text if linked to barcode number.
[FIXED] Installer now compatible with OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
18 JUL 13
[NEW] PZN8 and PZN7 now have variable ratio.
[NEW] PZN8 and PZN7 now checked for correct structure.
[NEW] PZN8 and PZN7 now checked for correct check digit.
4.4.12 - 21 JUN 13
[NEW] Text pasted into barcode data will now have line feed & carriage return characters filtered out if the symbology does not support them.
[FIXED] Superfluous line breaks no longer saved to Prefs.
4.4.11f5 - 16 MAY 13
[FIXED] When using an add-on with a raised Light Margin Indicator on systems using comma as the decimal point, eps files were unopenable in Adobe Illustrator.
[NEW] UPC variant "5-3-2 short" added.
4.4.11 - 08 FEB 13
[NEW] Batch Processing can now import Txt1 and Txt2 data in addition to the barcode data.
[NEW] PZN-8 and PZN-7 added. "PZN" deprecated.
[CHANGE] MBC3 Import removed.
[FIXED] Improved handling of AppleScript pathnames.
[FIXED] Overwriting files when saving.
[FIXED] Opening files from Templates folder.
[FIXED] Drag and drop now handling multiple files.
[FIXED]Improved handling of accented characters in registration data.
4.4.10 - 26 SEP 12
[FIXED] An empty name no longer causes an error message to display
[NEW] Codesigned for Mountain Lion installation
[FIXED] Check For Updates window displays correctly
4.4.9f1 - 15 JUNE 12
[FIXED] Incorrect display for code height.
[FIXED] Saved addon height.
4.4.8f1 - 10 MAY 12
[NEW] Added support for MeCard data in QR codes.
[FIXED] Removed incorrect error report for large QR codes.
4.4.7f2 - 16 MAR 12
[FIXED] Error when launching without saved settings.
4.4.7f1 - 13 MAR 12
[NEW] Correcting & reporting of damaged 'Prefs' added.
[NEW] Custom format 'UPCN 442 Short'
[CHANGE] Text above bars in 'ISBN 13 Stratix' now centred.
[CHANGE] Version & Package info.
[FIXED] 'Bar' colour when saving bitmapped QR codes.
[FIXED] Disallow line break in data entry of non-QR codes.
[FIXED] Custom formats using 'Arial' as the default font.
4.4.6f1 - 17 FEB 12
[FIXED] Font reference in outlined files.
4.4.5f1 - 06 FEB 12
[FIXED] incomplete EPS when using text with QR codes.
4.4.4f1 - 23 JAN 12
[FIXED] Registration file not recognised if Type and Creator information missing.
4.4.3f1 - 15 DEC 11
[NEW] Print Gain Adjustment feature for QR Codes.
[NEW] Run in demo mode without registering.
[FIXED] Incorrect error correction bits when QR EC block size=24.
[FIXED] Colon character now permitted in vCard's URL field.
[NEW] "Other" option for batch processing increment amount.
[NEW] Batch processing delimiter choice simplified.
[NEW] Incrementation now tolerant of hyphens (e.g. for ISBN).
4.4.2f1 - 03 NOV 11
[FIXED] Registration error incorrectly reported.
4.4.1f1 - 31 OCT 11
[FIXED] Unlocking of QR Codes now correctly reported.
[FIXED] Occasional fault with EPS files on systems which don't use period (.) as the decimal point.
4.4.0f1 - 25 OCT 11
[NEW] QR Codes.
[FIXED] Additional characters appearing when using +2 or +5 addons.
[FIXED] Erroneous error report when opening incorrect registration file.
[NEW] Batch processing now tolerates alpha characters following an incrementing number.
14 DEC 16
[FIXED] GS1-Databar Limited using incorrect bar width for a small number of digit combinations.
4.5.3 - 26 SEP 16
[NEW] Compatibility with MacOS Sierra 10.12
[CHANGE] Bundled fonts now in open Type Format.
4.5.2 - 04 APR 16
[FIXED] Data entry was impeded when Auto-correct selected.
[NEW] Option to save barcode data as text file when batch processing in incrementing mode.
4.5.1 - 15 MAR 16
[FIXED] Barcode height was set to 3 inches when tabbing out of height field while measurement system is Inches and Recommended Height is turned off.
[FIXED] Whenopening MBC4 files on another system with a smaller screen, Settings windows could be placed off-screen.
4.5.0 - 22 FEB 16
[NEW] GS1-Databar, including Limited, Omnidirectional, Truncated,Expanded, Expanded Stacked and US Coupon options.
Code 128 Subset A.
[NEW] Custom Formats Folder. Adding special files to this folder will add new barcode options to MBC4.
[FIXED] Settings Windows now restored to previous positions when loading from file.
[CHANGE] "UCC/EAN-128" renamed as "GS1-128". Old files will still open under the correct code type.
[CHANGE] Barcode dimension limits changed to reflect latest GS1 Specifications.
11 MAY 17
[FIXED] Improved encodation of non-ASCII characters in Datamatrix
06 APR 17
NEW ]Batch Processing can now import file names as part of the data.
[NEW] Auto-detect feature for importing text files for batch processing.
[FIXED] File saving from batch processing now fixed. (Windows)
[FIXED] Intermittent crashing when producing QR codes as TIFF.
[FIXED] Barcodes with a clear background did not display correctly when exported in TIFF format from the Batch Processing feature.
[FIXED] When installing the Registration File via the “Locate” button, the Barcode Selector showed DataMatrix as locked until app was relaunched.
10 FEB 17
[NEW ]DataMatrix code type added.
[FIXED] Improvement to Numeric/Alphanumeric controls.
07 NOV 18
[NEW] MBC4 is now 64-bit, taking full advantage of the more efficient 64-bit architecture.
22 AUG 18
[NEW] GS1- Datamatrix Added.
[CHANGE] Stacked Databar codes can now be up to 20 segments wide.
[CHANGE] EPS files now default to "Hi-Res" when placed in 3rd party graphics software.
[FIXED] Slow execution speed under 2-byte laguages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
[FIXED] Problem when data exceeds capacity of rectangular Datamatrix codes.
[NEW] Fonts no longer required.
[NEW] Drag to install.
[FIXED] Helvetica Lt Std could not be used.
[CHANGE] When checking the writeability of the save location, MBC4 no longer relies on the system.
[FIXED] Checkbox in Preferences window could become disabled.