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Update Help, especially outdated information about barcodes

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File locale/en/help/barcodes.php

-<h1>Understanding barcodes:</h1>
-<br><br>
-
-Help Sub Sections:
-<ul>
-  <li><a href="#limi">Limitations for OpenBiblio barcode numbers</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#memb">Member barcodes</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#copy">Bibliography copy barcodes</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#scan">Using a barcode scanner</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#labe">Printing barcodes and labeling copies</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#link">Some links with helpful sources on barcodes</a></li>
-</ul>
-<br><br>
-
-
-<a name="limi">Limitations for OpenBiblio barcode numbers</a>:
-<ul>
-  <li>Barcode number must be all alphabetic and/or numeric characters: a-zA-Z0-9<br>
-Though many barcode symbologies (type of barcodes) can encode special characters, OpenBiblio does not allow
-non alphanumeric characters like - $ % SPACE . / + 
-  </li>
-  <li>After submitting, alphabetical characters are converted to lowercase.</li>
-  <li>Maximum length of a barcode is 20 characters.</li>
-</ul>
-When choosing a numbering structure you have to be aware of these limitations. Also make sure the barcode 
-symbology you will use for printing does not conflict with the limitations. For example: 
-Code 39 (3 of 9, not the extended version) encodes only uppercase letters.
-<br><br><br>
-  
-<a name="memb">Member barcodes</a>:
-<br>
-To have efficient checkout workflow, especially when using a barcode scanner, use a numbering structure with 
-leading zeros for member barcodes. If every member barcode has a fixed number of digits, OpenBiblio is forced 
-to show the Member Info page after scanning or typing a member barcode correctly. This allows subsequent 
-scanning of copy barcodes to check out items.
-<br>
-If a scanned or typed member barcode does not have the required fixed number of digits, Search results for 
-members could appear, even if the member barcode would be unique. The reason for this is Search Member by Card 
-Number does not search for an exact match, just like Search Member by Last Name it takes the Card Number as a 
-Search Phrase with right truncation.
-<br><br><br>
-
-<a name="copy">Bibliography copy barcodes</a>:
-<br>
-If your library already has labeled barcodes to copies, make sure the numbering structure does not conflict with 
-<a href="#limi">Limitations for OpenBiblio barcodes</a>.
-<br>
-If your library never assigned unique numbers to copies you have to decide about a suitable numbering structure or use 
-<a href="../shared/help.php?page=biblioCopyEdit#auto">Barcode Number - Autogenerate</a>.
-This has a useful property when switching from a simple card file: 
-<a href="../shared/help.php?page=biblioCopyEdit#seri">Copy Serial Numbers integrated in Barcode Numbers</a> 
-facilitate entering copy information from a simple card file when unique numbers were not assigned, only serial numbers for multiple copies of a title. 
-<br><br><br>
-
-<a name="scan">Using a barcode scanner:</a>
-<br>
-Any barcode scanner that emulates the keyboard is supported by OpenBiblio. This includes USB scanners 
-and scanners that connect between the computer and its keyboard (keyboard wedge).<br>
-Most barcode scanners can be programmed to automatically append a carriage return (same as hitting 
-ENTER on the keyboard) to every scan. In this way, OpenBiblio will be able to process your request 
-as soon as you scan the item.
-<br><br><br>
-
-<a name="labe">
-Labeling copies with Barcodes</a> makes circulation efficient, especially when using actual barcodes and a barcode scanning device.
-<ul>
-  <li>Labels containing text and numbers can be printed using a PDF report; Reports tab, Print Labels.</li>
-  <li>Actual barcodes can be produced outside OpenBiblio, for example by using a word processor and a barcode font.</li>
-</ul>
-<br>
-
-<a name="link">Some links with helpful sources on barcodes</a>
-<br>
-<a href="javascript:popSecondaryLarge('http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode')">Wikipedia: barcode</a>
-<br>
-<a href="javascript:popSecondaryLarge('http://www.barcodesymbols.com/')">http://www.barcodesymbols.com/</a>
-<br>
-<a href="javascript:popSecondaryLarge('http://www.barcodefaq.com/')">http://www.barcodefaq.com/</a>
+<h1>Understanding barcodes:</h1>
+<br><br>
+
+Help Sub Sections:
+<ul>
+  <li><a href="#memb">Member barcodes</a></li>
+  <li><a href="#p_id">Printing member ID cards</a></li>
+  <li><a href="#copy">Bibliography copy barcodes</a></li>
+  <li><a href="#p_ba">Printing bibliography copy barcodes</a></li>
+  <li><a href="#scan">Using a barcode scanner</a></li>
+</ul>
+<br><br>
+
+<a name="memb">For member barcodes use a numbering structure with leading 
+zeros, so that there is a fixed number of digits for all barcode numbers.</a>
+<br><br><br>
+
+<a name="p_id">Print member cards as follows:</a>
+<ul>
+  <li>Access the Reports tab, run the Member Search report.</li>
+  <li>Transform the Report Results to cards by selecting a card layout 
+  submenu from the left hand navigation.</li>
+</ul>
+<br>
+
+<a name="copy">For bibliography copies the numbering structure barcodes can be:</a>
+<ul>
+  <li>External</li>
+  <li>Internal, by using the 
+    <a href="../shared/help.php?page=biblioCopyEdit#auto">Autogenerate</a> option</li>
+</ul>
+<br>
+
+<a name="p_ba">Print media barcode labels as follows:</a>
+<ul>
+  <li>Access the Reports tab, run the Copy Search report.</li>
+  <li>Transform the Report Results to barcode labels by selecting a label 
+  layout submenu from the left hand navigation.</li>
+</ul>
+<br>
+
+<a name="scan">Any barcode scanner that emulates the keyboard is supported 
+by OpenBiblio.</a> 
+This includes USB scanners and scanners that connect between the computer 
+and its keyboard (keyboard wedge).
+<br>
+Most barcode scanners can be programmed to automatically append a carriage 
+return (same as hitting ENTER on the keyboard) to every scan. In this way, 
+OpenBiblio will be able to process your request as soon as you scan the item.

File locale/en/help/biblioCopyEdit.php

-<h1>Copy New and Edit Pages:</h1>
-<br><br>
-
-Help Sub Sections:
-<ul>
-  <li><a href="#desc">Field Descriptions</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#barc">Barcode Number entering from an external numbering structure</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#auto">Barcode Number - Autogenerate</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#seri">Copy Serial Numbers integrated in Barcode Numbers</a></li>
-</ul>
-<br><br>
-
-<a name="desc">
-The following table provides descriptions for the fields located on the Copy New and Edit Pages.</a>
-<br><br>
-
-<table class="primary">
-  <tr><th>Field</th><th>Description</th></tr>
-  <tr>
-    <td class="primary" valign="top">Barcode Number</td>
-    <td class="primary" valign="top">Unique code identifying a copy, must be all alphabetic and/or numeric, 
-maximum 20 characters. This field is required because it identifies the copy in Circulation forms 
-(Check Out, Check In, Hold).
-<br>See also: 
-<a href="../shared/help.php?page=barcodes">Understanding barcodes</a>
-    </td>
-  </tr>
-  <tr>
-    <td class="primary" valign="top">Description</td>
-    <td class="primary" valign="top">Short text describing characteristics for a copy.</td>
-  </tr>
-  <tr>
-    <td class="primary" valign="top">Status</td>
-    <td class="primary" valign="top"><b>Only in Edit Copy</b>.
-<br>See also: 
-<a href="../shared/help.php?page=status">Understanding bibliography status changes</a>
-    </td>
-  </tr>
-</table>
-<br><br>
-
-<a name="barc">Barcode Number entering from an external numbering structure</a>:
-<ul>
-  <li>Enter Barcode Number manually, or use a barcode scanner if the copy is already labeled,</li>
-  <li>Submit (Autogenerate unchecked).</li>
-</ul>
-<br>
-
-<a name="auto">
-By submitting a new copy with the <input name="autobarco" type="checkbox" checked> Autogenerate</a> 
-option for the Barcode Number field checked, OpenBiblio tries to assign a unique Barcode Number 
-automatically, following the rules from the internal numbering structure:
-<ul>
-  <li>First part is calculated from the <i>bibid</i> by which the bibliography is internally known to 
-OpenBiblio, with leading zeros. Default length is 5 digits, this can be changed by editing the value for
-$nzeros in biblio_copy_new.php</li>
-  <li>Last part is equal to the internal <i>copyid</i> of the copy.</li>
-</ul>
-<br><br>
-
-<a name="seri">
-Copy Serial Numbers integrated in Barcode Numbers</a> facilitate entering copy information from a simple 
-card file when unique numbers were not assigned, only serial numbers for multiple copies of a title. 
-<br>
-The Barcode Lookup page has information on 
-<a href="../shared/help.php?page=opacLookup#seri">Recognizing Copy Serial Numbers in Autogenerated Barcode Numbers</a>.
-<br>
-When adding copies marked with serial number identification to a Bibliography:
-<ul>
-  <li>Check Autogenerate,</li>
-  <li>submit new copies until Copy Serial Number corresponds with autogenerated Barcode Number last digit(s),</li>
-  <li>delete permanently unavailable copies, edit status for others.</li>
-</ul>
-<br><br>
+<h1>Copy New and Edit Pages:</h1>
+<br><br>
+
+Help Sub Sections:
+<ul>
+  <li><a href="#desc">Field Descriptions</a></li>
+  <li><a href="#barc">Barcode Number entering from an external numbering structure</a></li>
+  <li><a href="#auto">Barcode Number - Autogenerate</a></li>
+  <li><a href="#seri">Copy Serial Numbers integrated in Barcode Numbers</a></li>
+</ul>
+<br><br>
+
+<a name="desc">
+The following table provides descriptions for the fields located on the Copy New and Edit Pages.</a>
+<br><br>
+
+<table class="primary">
+  <tr><th>Field</th><th>Description</th></tr>
+  <tr>
+    <td class="primary" valign="top">Barcode Number</td>
+    <td class="primary" valign="top">Unique code identifying a copy,
+maximum 20 characters. This field is required because it identifies the copy in Circulation forms 
+(Check Out, Check In, Hold).
+<br>See also: 
+<a href="../shared/help.php?page=barcodes">Understanding barcodes</a>
+    </td>
+  </tr>
+  <tr>
+    <td class="primary" valign="top">Description</td>
+    <td class="primary" valign="top">Short text describing characteristics for a copy.</td>
+  </tr>
+  <tr>
+    <td class="primary" valign="top">Status</td>
+    <td class="primary" valign="top"><b>Only in Edit Copy</b>.
+<br>See also: 
+<a href="../shared/help.php?page=status">Understanding bibliography status changes</a>
+    </td>
+  </tr>
+</table>
+<br><br>
+
+<a name="barc">Barcode Number entering from an external numbering structure</a>:
+<ul>
+  <li>Enter Barcode Number manually, or use a barcode scanner if the copy is already labeled,</li>
+  <li>Submit (Autogenerate unchecked).</li>
+</ul>
+<br>
+
+<a name="auto">
+By submitting a new copy with the <input name="autobarco" type="checkbox" checked> Autogenerate</a> 
+option for the Barcode Number field checked, OpenBiblio tries to assign a unique Barcode Number 
+automatically, following the rules from the internal numbering structure:
+<ul>
+  <li>First part is calculated from the <i>bibid</i> by which the bibliography is internally known to 
+OpenBiblio, with leading zeros. Default length is 5 digits, this can be changed by editing the value for
+$nzeros in biblio_copy_new.php</li>
+  <li>Last part is equal to the internal <i>copyid</i> of the copy.</li>
+</ul>
+<br><br>
+
+<a name="seri">
+Copy Serial Numbers integrated in Barcode Numbers</a> facilitate entering copy information from a simple 
+card file when unique numbers were not assigned, only serial numbers for multiple copies of a title. 
+<br>
+The Barcode Lookup page has information on 
+<a href="../shared/help.php?page=opacLookup#seri">Recognizing Copy Serial Numbers in Autogenerated Barcode Numbers</a>.
+<br>
+When adding copies marked with serial number identification to a Bibliography:
+<ul>
+  <li>Check Autogenerate,</li>
+  <li>submit new copies until Copy Serial Number corresponds with autogenerated Barcode Number last digit(s),</li>
+  <li>delete permanently unavailable copies, edit status for others.</li>
+</ul>
+<br><br>

File locale/en/help/circulation.php

-<h1>Member Search (Circulation index) Page:</h1>
-<br><br>
-
-Help Sub Sections:
-<ul>
-  <li><a href="#sec1"><font class="error">This help system is still under construction.</font></a></li>
-  <li><a href="#barc">Circulation with or without barcodes labeled</a></li>
-  <li><a href="#late">Late fee calculated, not notified</a></li>
-</ul>
-<br><br>
-
-<a name="barc">
-Circulation with or without barcodes labeled</a>:
-<br>
-OpenBiblio circulation forms are designed to support efficient circulation when using a barcode scanner and 
-<a href="../shared/help.php?page=barcodes">barcodes</a> 
-printed on member cards and labeled to copies.
-<br>
-It is also possible to circulate when barcode numbers are not known; members can be searched by last 
-name and OPAC-based 
-<a href="../shared/help.php?page=opacLookup">Barcode Lookup</a> 
-retrieves a copy's barcode number for Check Out, Check In or Hold.
-<br><br><br>
-
-<a name="late">
-Late fee calculated, not notified</a>:
-<br>
-OpenBiblio does not notify library staff when checking in overdue items and calculating late fee. 
-Depending on library rules and the way staff handles OpenBiblio this could lead to unjust late fee 
-calculated to a members account. To avoid this go to the Collections page (Admin tab) and set 
-Daily Late Fee for all collections to zero.
+<h1>Member Search (Circulation index) Page:</h1>
+<br><br>
+
+Help Sub Sections:
+<ul>
+  <li><a href="#barc">Circulation with or without barcodes labeled</a></li>
+</ul>
+<br>
+
+<a name="barc">
+Circulation with or without barcodes labeled</a>:
+<br>
+OpenBiblio circulation forms are designed to support efficient circulation when using a barcode scanner and 
+<a href="../shared/help.php?page=barcodes">barcodes</a> 
+printed on member cards and labeled to copies.
+<br>
+It is also possible to circulate when barcode numbers are not known; members can be searched by last 
+name and OPAC-based 
+<a href="../shared/help.php?page=opacLookup">Barcode Lookup</a> 
+retrieves a copy's barcode number for Check Out, Check In or Hold.