Embed a barcode control into a Word 2016, 2013 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:
Activate "Customize Ribbon" and then activate the option "Developer" inside the main tabs and
then close the option window.
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.
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
This manual was created by Frank Horn