The menu ribbon of the Add-In allows you to insert one or more barcodes into an Excel spreadsheet with one click. You can create barcodes that take the value of a cell and optionally change automatically if the value of the linked cell changes.
Settings for new barcodes
In the first group you define the desired settings for the barcodes to be generated. You select the type of barcode from the list, select the position and size of the barcode and determine whether the barcode should be linked to a cell.
Settings before inserting barcodes:
Single Barcode: Move the cursor to the desired cell that is to be used as a source for the barcode and click the button from the Barcode group. The barcode is inserted and the cell content is used as text for the barcode. If the cell is empty, the content of the barcode to be created is queried beforehand.
Multiple Barcodes: If you select several cells, multiple barcodes are created according to the previously defined settings. For example, if you have selected one hundred cells in a column with product numbers and set that barcodes of a certain size should be inserted to the right of the cell and the cell should be adapted to the size of the barcode, you will get a list with one hundred barcodes in the desired size as shown in the screenshot.
Edit and work with barcodes
In the third group, optional or additional functions are available that allow subsequent changes to the barcodes previously inserted or special functions such as inserting as a static image.
Design mode: Switches the design mode on and off. If the design mode is enabled, you can click on barcode objects and a frame around the barcode object will be displayed. You can then move barcodes, resize them and change their properties using the context-sensitive menu (right mouse button, ActiveBarcode object, Properties). If you deactivate the design mode, the frame is no longer displayed and the barcode objects are better protected against changes.
Properties: Opens the Properties window which displays all properties tabularly. With active design mode, all properties for barcode objects can be retrieved by clicking on a barcode while this properties window is open.
Show code: Opens the VBA Code Editor for developers.
Text: The two-part button allows you to change the barcode text for the selected barcode in the upper area. In the lower area a menu is offered that has further functions for changing the barcode text: The barcode text can be set to a demo text which is useful for starting the selected barcode type with a valid demo. The plain text line for the barcode can be switched on and off and the size can be changed.
Minimum size: Allows shrinking to the smallest possible size for which the barcode is still valid.
Delete: Deletes the selected barcode.
Insert image: Inserts a barcode as an image. Unlike when inserting a barcode object, the barcode cannot be changed any more. If the image is resized, a loss of quality is possible. This function should only be used in exceptional situations and is usually not recommended to be used if a solution can also be solved by inserting a barcode object.