Embed a barcode control into a Visio 2016, 2013, 2010 document
This instructions show you how to embed the ActiveBarcode control into your document. You can
automate the control using a macro. If you just want to add a static picture of a barcode, please
use the ActiveBarcode Generator instead and transfer the picture of the barcode with copy/paste
into your document.
First launch Visio and create a new document or open an already existing document.
Make sure that you have configured your Visio, that
the "Developer" tab is shown in the ribbon. If not, go to
the Visio Options:
Select "Customize Ribbon" and activate the option "Developer". Then close the option window.
Now you can embed the ActiveBarcode control element into your Visio Document.
Select Developer tab. Click on the button "More controls" from
the range of "Controls".
A dialog box appears on the screen:
Select "ActiveBarcode" now
and click "Ok". Now a barcode will be created inside your
document. This will be a standard barcode of EAN-128 type. This is the default type. You can change this to
any barcode type supported by ActiveBarcode:
Code 25, ...
Now you can modify this barcode. You can change the type, text, colors etc. For this click
inside the barcode with the right mouse button. A pop up menu will open:
Select "ActiveBarcode-Object" and then "Properties...".
dialog of ActiveBarcode will open. Here you can modify the barcode as
Alternatively you can use the property dialog of Visio:
This manual was created by Frank Horn