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I cannot display a 2D barcode in Excel using barcode fonts.

I am using your IDAutomation Data Matrix Fonts and need to generate Excel barcodes. I know that I must encode the data using the Barcode Add-In for Excel or the VBA.bas code included with my Package. However, when I do so and apply the barcode font, the barcode does not scan and it just looks incorrect.

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10-23-12     11.6 year(s) ago    

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2016 Update: A new product (Native Barcode Generator for Excel) has been released since this question was resolved that offers an easier method of generating barcodes in Excel.

IDAutomation offers a 2D XLS Font for Excel; however, it does have some limitations. It is compatible with Data Matrix, QR Code, PDF417, and Aztec.

Microsoft Excel may also be used as a data source for the font. Using 2D barcode fonts in Excel is often difficult because of the encoded data's line feeds and carriage returns. Excel cannot always properly handle these characters in a cell. Therefore, you may receive a barcode that is not correctly shaped. To overcome this problem, there are some options:

Option 1
Encode data using the Barcode Add-In or VBA in Excel and perform 2D Mail Merge into Word 2D Mail Merge into Word

Option 2
Use ActiveX Control to generate 2D barcode images directly in Excel. Create Barcodes in Excel using ActiveX

Option 3
Use the Barcode Label Software to directly link to Excel information.

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