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Use the barcode Add-In

How to embed a barcode into a sheet with a form using the Add-In
Excel 365, 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010

ActiveBarcode: Link the content of a cell to a barcode.

In this example, we show how to use the Excel add-in to integrate a barcode into a form and link it to a data cell. The starting point is an invoice form in which the invoice number is to be inserted as a barcode.
In your sheet, select the cell that you want to link. In this example, the invoice number:

ActiveBarcode: Barcode, Excel


To insert a new barcode into your document, click on the "Add" button of the "Work with barcodes" group from the "ActiveBarcode" tab:

ActiveBarcode: Barcode, Excel


A dialog opens in which you can set the barcode according to your wishes: Select a barcode symbology from the list of barcode types. For example, you can select one of the following types: QR Code, GS1/EAN-128, Data Matrix, GTIN/EAN-13, Code 39, Code 93, GS1-Data Matrix, Code 128, PDF417, DUN-14, EAN-8, EAN-14, EAN-18, ISBN, ITF-14, NVE, PZN8, SCC-14, SSCC-18, ... etc.

Now set the size and any other properties. A detailed overview of the options of the barcode dialog can be found here: The barcode dialog of the add-in

Click Ok to apply the barcode to the document.

ActiveBarcode: Barcode, Excel


To move the barcode to its final position, activate the design mode of Excel:

ActiveBarcode: Barcode, Excel


Move the barcode to the desired position. Done!

ActiveBarcode: Barcode, Excel