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Cannot generate scannable barcode using Barcode Add-In in Excel 2013 on Windows 8


Date: 1/13/2012
Product: Barcode Fonts, Barcode Add-In for Excel
Issue: Barcode does not encode, does not scan, produces #Name



Operating System: Windows 8

Application: Excel 2013

01-10-13     2105 day(s) ago     Views: 11408

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


Solution:

The Barcode Add-In for Excel in Excel 2013 cannot access the encoding routines to format the data to encode and generate a scannable barcode. To resolve the issue, the user must install the barcode fonts, install the Barcode Add-In for Excel, and import the VBA functions.

The steps explain how to download and import the VBA file.

1. Download the VBA Functions (save or run):
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2. Extract the IDAutomation_OfficeVBA file.
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3. Navigate to the IDAutomationVBA.bas file. The file includes functions designed to format data for the barcode font.
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4. Open Excel and access the Developer tab. If the Developer tab is not available, import it using MS Office instructions.
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5. Select Visual Basic.
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Import the IDAutomationVBA.bas file


6. To import the VBA, choose File--Import File and choose the IDAutomationVBA.bas file.

7. Select File and choose Close and Return to Microsoft Excel.

Once the VBA file is imported, the Barcode Add-In for Excel will function as normal.

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