How to use your bar code scanner to post contributions
You should first consult the user guide/manual for your scanner to set it up properly to scan your envelope bar codes.
To use a bar code scanner effectively in ParishSOFT Family Suite, Detail Posting, please download these documents: When you click either of these two links, you may not see anything visible on your screen. However, these files will download directly into the folder you have set up for automatic downloads. In most cases, this is the Downloads folder.
Bar code scanning carriage return options Rev 2.doc Note: this downloads a Word doc. that you will find at the bottom of your screen or in your Downloads folder.
Common bar code dollar amounts.pdf Note: this downloads a PDF doc. you will find at the bottom of your screen or in your Downloads folder.
Those are some standard bar codes that can be used for posting contributions. If these don't work for you, your scanner company may have other bar codes.
Begin scanning to post contributions:
In the Offertory module → Posting → Detail Posting Start in the envelope field.
Here is how the process to enter contributions works using the bar code scanner:
- Scan the Envelope number.
- Use the Enter Key or Scan the One Carriage return bar code*.
- Type the amount or scan the Amount bar code.*
- Scan the Three Carriage return bar code* to get to the Save button.
- Repeat steps 1-3
Here’s the visual for Detail Posting:
One scanner option is from ZBAUS, Inc.
The document, Barcode Reader from ZBAUS Inc, has the manufacturer's, Zbaus Inc (aka ZBA) contact information. The document, Barcode scanning carriage return options, has the barcodes for one, two, and three carriage returns (aka “enters” on the keyboard).
Zbaus Inc (aka ZBA) is the most popular barcode scanner choice for ParishSOFT customers. Zbaus has set up the barcodes in the attached document; however, these barcodes should work with any brand of scanner, as the font the codes are made from is a standard font and doesn't have anything to do with the brand of scanner.