Monday, June 20, 2011

Encode 2D Barcodes in Excel with VBA

by Nate Schubert

by Nate Schubert

Encoding 2D barcodes manually is virtually impossible due to the high-complexity of the mathematics involved in the process, and the amount of time it would take to do something manually which can be done nearly instantly with the help of an encoder, such as the Barcode Add-In for Microsoft Excel, or VBA functions which can generate encoded data for easy mail-merge capabilities.

One of our most popular font encoder tools, IDAutomation VBA Macros format the data-to-encode into a special text string which will generate an accurate 2D barcode, after the font is applied to it. These VBA macros can be placed into certain cells, and will take data from other certain cells and display the encoded data. Then, simply performing a mail-merge and applying the appropriate 2D barcode font in Microsoft Word or a similar program would generate those accurate barcode types. In some situations in Excel, the cells may need some adjustment before the full 2D barcode can be displayed.

The IDAutomation technical support staff has remastered a helpful video tutorial about encoding 2D barcodes in Excel with VBA. Now with audio, this insightful video can demonstrate the process for VBA Macro installation in Excel, as well as use. Please take a moment to watch below, and don't hesitate to submit a comment if you have any questions!

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