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Word 2016, 2013
Barcode objects in a document

Word 2016, 2013

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:

Barcode, Word 2016, 2013


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

Barcode, Word 2016, 2013


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 2016, 2013


A dialog box appears on the screen:

Barcode, Word 2016, 2013


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: QR Code, GS1/EAN-128, Data Matrix, GTIN/EAN-13, Code 39, GS1-Data Matrix, Code 128, PDF417, DUN-14, EAN-8, EAN-14, EAN-18, ISBN, ITF-14, NVE, PZN8, SCC-14, SSCC-18, ...

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 2016, 2013


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

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