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Embed a barcode control into a Word 2010 document

A short description of how to add a barcode to a Word document: First launch Word and create a new document or open an already existing document.

Make sure that you have configured your Word, that the "Developer" tab is shown in the ribbon. If not, go to the Word Options: Click here on the tab "File". With it you change to the preventer view. Then click on "options" on the left:

Barcode, Word 2010

Activate "Customize Ribbon" and then activate the option "Developer" inside the main tabs and then close the option window.

Barcode, Word 2010

Now you can embed the ActiveBarcode control element into your Word Document. Select Developer tab. Click on the button "Legacy Tools" from the range of "Controls" and then select "More controls" there.

Barcode, Word 2010

A dialog box appears on the screen:

Barcode, Word 2010

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: For example: Code 25 Interleaved, Code 39, Code 128, Data Matrix, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-18, EAN 128, GS1-128, GS1-Data Matrix, GTIN-8, GTIN-12, GTIN-13, Bookland, ITF-14, PDF417, QR Code, SCC-14, SSCC-18, UCC-128, UPC-A, UPC-E.

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: 

Barcode, Word 2010

Select "ActiveBarcode-Object" and then "Properties...". The property dialog of ActiveBarcode will open. Here you can modify the barcode as you like.

Info The ActiveBarcode Control is 32bit and can be used with the 32bit (x86) version of Office 2010/2013 only. Microsoft itself recommends to install the 32bit (x86) instead of the 64bit (x64) version of the Office package. This is valid, even if you use a 64bit (x64) operating system.

Please contact us if you are using the 64-bit (x64) version of Office. We provide you with a preview of the 64-bit version of the ActiveBarcode Control (ActiveX).

This manual was created by Frank Horn

Info Read more descriptions of how to add barcodes to standard applications, e.g. Office, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Publisher, Image Editors, WordPad, etc.

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