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Ben

Merging encoding data from Excel to Word does not produce scannable barcode

I have encoded data as Code 39 in Excel. However, when I merge the fields (id, namecode, sex, *id*) into Word, the data loses the asterisks and encoding is gone. I have also encoded data for Code 128 and a similar issue occurs.

Example of Code 39 in Excel:
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Example of Code 128 in Excel:
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Why is my field not encoded or why does it disappear when I merge it into Word?


Application: Excel, Word, Mail Merge

12-16-14     1739 day(s) ago    

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The IDAutomationVBA or Barcode Add-In encodes data for IDAutomation Barcode Fonts in Excel. When performing a mail merge, the data may not appear encoded when two fields with the same name are added. In the example above, Word treats the fields id and *id* as the same field. It may not recognize some special characters. Therefore, when both fields are added to the mail merge, preview will not display the encoded field.

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To resolve the issue, rename the field in Excel from *id* to another name such as barcodeid. Perform the mail merge and the issue will be resolved.

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