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Ben

Encoded Tab in Barcode is not recognized in Excel

I'm following your youtube video on how to encode functions such as tabs. When I scan the barcode into Excel, it is not working. The data scans but remains in the same cell (converts the data that should come after the data as Italic).

This is the YouTube Video I am following:


Application: Excel

10-27-14     1696 day(s) ago    

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Because Excel does not properly interpret characters as control-key combinations, an encoded tab may not be recognized.

To verify a function is encoded, use the FREE ASCII Scanner Decoder.

Video Example:


To resolve the issue, the scanner must be set to USB Keyboard Emulation or Function Key Mapping. Depending on the scanner manufacturer, another term may be used. Contact your scanner manufacturer to find out how to enable the setting. Once it is enabled, the barcode that inlcudes a tab will work as designed in Excel.

For the IDAutomation SC7USB, enable USB Keyboard Emulation:
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