Background

ShipWorks version 5.25 or later gives you the ability to apply many of the most commonly used functions and keystrokes by scanning a barcode.  This article will guide you through how to apply shortcuts using a barcode scanner and which shortcuts can be applied by this method.


First Things First

Before you begin, please be sure that:

1.  You have ShipWorks version 5.25 or later installed.  You can check your version of ShipWorks by clicking on the Help tab and then the About ShipWorks button.  For assistance with upgrading your version of ShipWorks, please see this article.

2.  You have a scanner connected to your computer with the necessary drivers for your scanner installed.


The Process


Registering your barcode scanner.

If you have not already done so, you will need to register your barcode scanner with the ShipWorks software.  It's really easy.  We have an article to help you with that.  Once your barcode scanner is registered with ShipWorks you can continue with this article.


What functions or keystrokes can I apply with a barcode scan?

The following can be applied:


  • Focus Quick Search - Activates the Quick Search box in ShipWorks.
    • Can also be applied with CTRL + SHIFT + F
  • Clear Quick Search - Clears all contents from the Quick Search box.
    • Can also be applied with CTRL + SHIFT + C
  • Create Label - The same as clicking the Create Label button in the Shipping Panel or on the Ship Orders screen.
    • Can also be applied by pressing F10.
  • Pressing the Tab - The same as pressing Tab on the keyboard.
  • Pressing the Escape Key - The same as pressing ESC on your keyboard.
  • Pressing the Enter Key - The same as pressing the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Toggle Single Scan Auto Print - Turns on or off the ability to use the Single Scan functionality. (Automatically weighing of packages and/or printing labels with a barcode scan.)

          

Printing a list of barcodes to scan.

 

There are two ways that you can print a list of shortcut barcodes.


Method One


1.  Click on the Manage tab, then the Shipping Profiles button, then the  Print Barcodes button.

2.  Click Print and select the printer to which you would like to print the barcodes.

3.  Click Print.


Method Two


1.  Click on the Manage tab, then the Options button.

2.  Click on Keyboard & Barcode Shortcuts.

3.  Click Print all Keyboard & Barcode Shortcuts.

4.  Click Print and select the printer to which you would like to print the barcodes.

5.  Click Print.


Either method will print all of the barcodes like in the below image.



You can now scan any of the barcodes to apply the shortcut.


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