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Upgrade Options

WBC4.7 is the latest version of the original and best barcode creation software. As a registered user of WBC4, you can upgrade to the new version at a reduced price.

WBC4.7 works with all the latest PCs and is fully compatible with all versions of Windows from XP onwards.

It includes new barcode options: DataMatrix (now including GS1-Datamatrix) and GS1-Databar, as well as Intelligent Mail and Code128 Subset A. Changes have been made to existing barcode types to reflect the latest GS1 specifications.

The software now includes a batch processing feature to save valuable time when producing a large number of barcode files.

Users of any previous version are eligible for upgrade pricing.

Upgrades are supplied as a single-user copy or as a 5-user pack.

The upgrade is supplied as a full installation. It does not require any files from the previous version. So long as we can verify your initial purchase from your serial number or our sales database, nothing else is needed for you to upgrade.


WBC4 Logo - WBC4 is a fully-featured bar code creator. It produces UPC codes, EAN-13, Code 39, ISBN, ISSN and many other barcode types.Buy MBC4 upgrade

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WBC 4.2x
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WBC 4.3x WBC4.63 PAID
WBC 4.3x WBC4.31 FREE
WBC 4.4x WBC4.63 PAID
WBC 4.4x WBC4.4.12 FREE
WBC 4.5x WBC4.54 FREE
WBC 4.5x WBC4.63 PAID
WBC 4.6x WBC4.63 FREE
WBC 4.6x WBC 4.7 PAID

Version History

Version History

4.2.1f9 - 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 format

4.2.1f6 - 07 AUG 08

[NEW] Launched







Version History

4.31 - 10 DEC 09

[NEW] Batch Processing feature
[FIXED] Crashing problem on two-byte systems
[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.

Version History

4.4.12f2 - 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 amd PZN-7 added. "PZN" deprecated.
[FIXED] Overwriting files when saving.
[FIXED] Opening files from Templates folder.
[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
[FIXED] Launching with QR Codes selected no longer causes problems when check for updates is activated.
[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.

4.4.2f1 - 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.

4.40f1 - 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.

Version History

4.5.4 - 14 DEC 16

[FIXED] GS1-Databar Limited using incorrect bar widths for a small number of digit combinations.

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.
[FIXED] Changed window type for Intelligent Mail editor.
[CHANGE] Increased limit for number of installed fonts.

4.51 - 30 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.

4.5 - 23 MAR 16

[NEW] GS1-Databar, including Limited, Omnidirectional, Truncated,Expanded, Expanded Stacked and US Coupon options.
[NEW] Intelligent Mail
[NEW] Code 128 Subset A.
[NEW] Custom Formats Folder. Adding special files to this folder will add new barcode options to WBC4.
[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.

Version History

4.6.3 - 11 MAY 17

[FIXED] Improved encodation of non-ASCII characters in Datamatrix.

4.6.2 - 05 APR 17

[FIXED] Removed a high ASCII character from barcode info which could cause a crash under some conditions when using a two-byte language.

4.6.1 - 28 MAR 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 processsing now fixed.
[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.

4.6.0 - 10 FEB 17

[NEW ]DataMatrix code type added.
[FIXED] Improvement to Numeric/Alphanumeric controls.

Version History

4.7.0 - 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.
[FIXED] Helvetica Lt Std could not be used.
[CHANGE] When checking the writeability of the save location, WBC4 no longer relies on the system.
[FIXED] Checkbox in Preferences window could become disabled.