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How to download and import the IDAutomation VBA for Excel?

How to create Barcodes in Excel using your VBA Macros (VBA Font Encoder, VBA formulas, font encoder)



Operating System: Windows

Application: Excel

06-13-13     1530 day(s) ago     Views: 13303

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To create barcodes using a font, two components are required:
(1) Barcode Font
(2) Font Encoder

A font encoder is a component that takes the data that will be converted to a barcode and formats it into another form of data that the barcode font can understand. The IDAutomation VBA Macros is a free font encoder that encodes data for Excel and Access. The VBA is compatible for Excel 1997 and up.

The steps for importing VBA are compatible with Windows Excel 2007 - 2016.


The tutorial assumes that IDAutomation Barcode Fonts (Demo or Sale) are downloaded and installed.

1. Download the BarcodeFunctions.zip font encoder to the desired location on your computer. If unsure of where the download is located, run a search on the computer for the name BarcodeFunctions.


2. To extract BarcodeFunctions.zip, right-click on the file and select Extract All.
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3. To identify the location of the IDAutomationVBA.bas file that will be imported into Excel's Visual Basic Editor, navigate through the extracted BarcodeFunctions folder. Remember the location of the file.
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4. Open Excel, select the Developer Tab.
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EXCEL 2016
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5. Select Visual Basic.
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EXCEL 2016
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6. To import the VBA, select File--Import File and select VBA file.
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7. The VBA is placed in the Modules folder.
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NOTE: Only import one instance of the IDAutomationVBA. If multiple IDAutomationVBA files (with the same file name) are in the modules folder, an "ambiguous name error" with #NAME will occur.

8. Select File--Close and Return to Microsoft Excel.


VIDEO EXAMPLE uses Excel 2010


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HOW TO ENCODE THE DATA AND CREATE THE BARCODE

Let's encode data for Code 128.
(1) Type some data into cell A2.
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(2) In B2, enter the formula =Code128(
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(3)Enter the Cell reference and a close parenthesis.
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(4) Press enter.
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(5) Apply IDAutomationC128S or IDAutomationC128XS font to the encoded data.
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ENCODING EXAMPLES
Here are examples for several barcode types. A1 shows the original data. B2 displays the encoded data after the formula is entered. C2 is a duplicate of B2 but has the barcode font applied to it.

Encode Code 128 A:
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Encode Code 128 B:
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Encode Code 128 C:
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Encode Code 128 Auto:
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Encode Code 128 Auto with Human Readable:
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Encode Interleaved 2 of 5:
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Encode Code 39:
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Encode Code 39 Mod 43:
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Encode Postnet:
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Encode Intelligent Mail:
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Encode EAN8:
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Encode EAN13:
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Encode UPCa:
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Encode UPCe:
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