BarTender Software - Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about BarTender?

When researching BarTender, you may have a few questions and we are happy to answer them. Below is a list of some of the questions we frequently get asked. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to use the form on the left hand side of the page.

Do I have to be computer literate to use BarTender?

BarTender is Microsoft Certified, meaning that it looks and feels a lot like Microsoft Word. This program is very easy to use, and we can also offer training packages should it be required, either onsite or over the phone. We also offer FREE LIFETIME PHONE SUPPORT should you need to troubleshoot any issues or need any assistance with any version of BarTender sold by insignia.

Can BarTender be installed on an Apple computer?

Unfortunately at this point in time, BarTender is not compatible with Apple operating systems. However, BarTender's system requirements are very light, therefore investing in a small Windows-based computer to run BarTender may be a suitable solution.

How do I upgrade my current version of BarTender?

If you are looking to upgrade your current version of BarTender, please to fill out the enquiry from on the left or contact us on 1300 467 446 to get in touch with one of our customer service representatives.

How do I install BarTender?

BarTender can be installed from the CD you received when you purchased BarTender or you can simply download the latest version online.

Chapter 2 of BarTender's 'Getting Started' manual gives detailed instructions covering installation of the BarTender Suite and Drivers by Seagull™. These can be found at

I am new to BarTender and template design. Where do I start?

Our service technicians are available on 1800 804 445 to assist in this area. A 'Getting Started' manual is included with each package of software which provides clear, concise instructions on how to get up and running with BarTender. Alternatively, if you have misplaced this manual, contact us for a new one. If you have not yet purchased a license, please fill out the enquiry from in the enquiry tab, and we will have a customer service representative get in touch.

What can I put on my label template?

On your label template, you can insert a number of things including: text, barcodes, shapes, images and more.

What databases can BarTender software connect to?

The databases that BarTender can connect with are Microsoft Access, Excel and SQL databases, Oracle, general OLE DB, UDL files, CCBC, Text file, SAP IDoc files. BarTender has been known to work with other databases also. If you would like to know if your software is BarTender compatible, please contact our team.

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