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How do I create Code 128 in InDesign using Excel for Windows?

How to create barcodes using Excel in InDesign for Windows?



Operating System: Windows

Application: Excel and InDesign

11-03-14     1115 day(s) ago     Views: 6011

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The example explains how to generate Code 128 barcodes
in InDesign using Excel as a Data Source for Windows.

The most common solution for creating barcodes in InDesign is to data merge a CSV file.

· Code 128 Demo
· Code 128 Purchase
· Download the VBA Font Encoder
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1. Download and install the Code128 Font Package (Demo or Licensed).


2. Download, install, and set up the VBA Font Encoder for Excel. After setting up the VBA font Encoder, continue with Step 3.


3. Encode data for Code 128 using the formula =Code128 and surround the cell with parentheses.
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This is the encoded data:
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4. Save the file as a CSV.
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5. Run InDesign and open a the document.
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6. Left-click the TypeTool icon.
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7. To place the text object on the document, left-click any where on the document.
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8. Select Windows - Utilities - DataMerge.
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9. Select the Data Merge tab and the icon to the right of Scripts.
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10. Choose Select Data Source, then navigate and load the CSV file.


11. Select the Text field and then select the encoded data field. Continue for additional fields.
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12. Highlight the encoded field.
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13. Apply the IDAutomationC128M font. If demo, apply the IDAutomationSC128M font.
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BARCODE:
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