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Create GS1-128 Barcodes in Excel for Mac using GS1-128 Font

How can I create barcodes on Mac using the GS1-128 Font Suite?GS1-128 Font Suite

Operating System: Mac

Application: Excel for Mac

08-23-19     107 day(s) ago    

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IDAutomation recommends using the Native Generator for Excel (PRODUCT OPTION 1) which generate images directly in Excel. If you need to use fonts OR need to merge the encoded data, the GS1-128 Font Suite with VBA Encoder (PRODUCT OPTION 2) is the appropriate solution.

1. Download the demo or purchase and install the GS1-128 Font Suite.

Because Excel 2008, does not include VBA, consider using the AppleScript solution with the Universal or Code 128 Mac Fonts.

How to install fonts on Mac?

2. While this screen shot is for Windows, the location of the VBA file required for format the data is located in the same path. Access this location:
Name of the file is IDAutomation_UniversalGS1Font_VBA.bas
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3. Open the file in an editor and copy the contents of the file.


4. Run Excel.


5. Select Tools - Macro - Visual Basic Editor.
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6. Select Insert - Module.
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7. Paste the code copied from the IDAutomation_UniversalGS1Font_VBA.bas file into the module.
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8. Select Debug - Compile VBAProject.
If there are issues, contact IDAutomation's Technical Support Chat. We may have another file easier to import.

9. Select Excel - Close and Return to Microsoft Excel.


10. Example to create a GS1-128 barocde using the data: (01)3001234567890. Enter the formula in lowercase:
In Cell A1, enter ~202013001234567890~m13.
In Cell B1, enter =idautomation_uni_c128(A1,True)

NOTE: The ~202 is used before any Application Identifier that requires an FNC1. The ~m13 calculate the check digit for 13 characters. Setting the second parameter to True allows the function to process any data that has a ~ before it.


11. Press return. The encoded data appears as uppercase letters.
EBJMAIFEFEEGFEFIEIAIGDAFEEMBFCAFDGIAH


12. Right-click the column and select Format Cells.
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13. Select the Font tab.
The font in the GS1 Font Suite begins with IDAutomationGS1 followed by a numeric value that indicates the height. To select the appropriate barcode font for your specification, review this guide: https://www.idautomation.com/barcode-fonts/gs1-128/user-manual.html


14. In the Font options, select the IDAutomationGS1 barcode font. Example IDAutomationGS1 64 or IDAutomationGS1 52.


15. Select OK.

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