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#NAME? error in Excel


I purchased the PDF417 Font and tried to do a merge with Word and Excel. However, my barcode column just displays #NAME?. This also happens when I try to merge with Word.


Application: Excel

02-15-12     3067 day(s) ago    

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The #NAME error occurs when Excel does not recognize the function being called in a cell. When using IDAutomation fonts in Excel, the call of a function is usually necessary to format text data to the barcode font. This function call can only be executed after the appropriate add-in or VBA module is installed. A few suggestions to solve this issue are:

* Ensure the VBA Module or add-in is properly installed.
* Ensure the Security Level allows the VBA Module or add-in to function.
* Verify the proper spelling of the function.
* Make sure the function name and module names are not the same; they must be different.
* For all IDAutomation products, try the Excel Example if it is available and compare to a working example.
* Restart Excel to see if this resolves the issue.

Additionally, the IDAutomation Word and Excel add-in is the easiest method of installing the functions for IDAutomation barcode fonts. For a full tutorial and download of our free Barcode Add-In for Excel and Word, visit:
https://www.idautomation.com/fonts/tools/word-excel-addin/

Before installing the Add in, close MS Office Applications.

The following Microsoft article provides additional solutions to this particular issue:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/correct-a-name-error-HP005203939.aspx

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.

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