Earn Points & Redeem with attractive offers!
You can earn points, by asking, answering, voting questions and redeem with
attractive offers
. To view various available redemption schemes, please visit
"My Profile".
New User? Sign Up  |  Sign In  |  Help
Barcode support and tutorials from IDAutomation and the community. Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers Hardware, Software & Services in Tampa FL
Ask
Ask a question. Make sure you select the correct category for the question.
Answer
Like to help others? Then browse through the open questions to answer their questions.
Find
Find answer by browsing the resolved questions.
     
Search for Questions:
My Profile

Ben

Resolved Questions Bookmark and Share

How to create Intelligent Mail Barcodes (IMB) in Excel?

How to use the Intelligent Mail Font Package and VBA to create IMB barcodes?




Application: Excel

11-21-14     1158 day(s) ago     Views: 2429

    Report Abuse

 

Ben

Best Answer

To create barcodes using a font, two components are required:
(1) Barcode Font
(2) Font Encoder

A font encoder is a component that takes the data that will be converted to a barcode and formats it into another form of data that the barcode font can understand. The IDAutomation VBA Macros is a free font encoder that encodes data for Excel and Access. This tutorial uses Excel 2013 as an example.

The tutorial assumes that IDAutomation Intelligent Mail Font Package (Demo or Sale) are downloaded and installed.

1. Download the BarcodeFunctions.zip font encoder to the desired location on your computer. If unsure of where the download is located, run a search on the computer for the name BarcodeFunctions.


2. To extract BarcodeFunctions.zip, right-click on the file and select Extract All.
image


3. To identify the location of the IDAutomationVBA.bas file that will be imported into Excel's Visual Basic Editor, navigate through the extracted BarcodeFunctions folder. Remember the location of the file.
image


4. Open Excel, select the Developer Tab.
image


5. Select Visual Basic.
image


6. To import the VBA, select File--Import File and select VBA file.
image


7. The VBA is placed in the Modules folder.
image


NOTE: Only import one instance of the IDAutomationVBA. If multiple IDAutomationVBA files (with the same file name) are in the modules folder, an "ambiguous name error" with #NAME will occur.

8. Select File--Close and Return to Microsoft Excel.


________________________________________________________________

HOW TO ENCODE THE DATA AND CREATE THE IMB

Let's encode data for IMB.
(1) Type some data into cell A2.

(2) In A4, enter the formula =IntelligentMail(

(3)Enter the Cell reference and a close parenthesis.

(4) Press enter.
image


(5) Apply IDAutomationIMB or IDAutomationSIMB font to the encoded data.



________________________________________________________________
ERROR

After installing the Intelligent Mail Font Package and attempting to generate a barcode in Excel using a font encoder (Barcode Add-In, IDAutomation VBA), the error may occur:

image


The solution is to download the IDAutomationNativeFontEncoder.dll (IDAutomationNativeFontEncoder64.dll) and copy it to the System32 directory.

1. Download the Native Windows DLL.



2. To extract the IDAutomation_NativeFontDLL.zip file, select Extract All.
image



3. If Excel is running, exit out of Excel and any other MS Office Applications.



4. Double-click the Computer icon.
image



5. In the path window, place the text: C:WindowsSystem32
image



6. Return to the extracted file and left click on the IDAutomationNativeFontEncoder64.dll file.
image



7. On the keyboard, to copy the file, select Ctrl-C.



8. Open the Window and on the keyboard, and to paste the IDAutomationNativeFontEncoder64.dll file, select Ctrl-V.
image



Re-open Excel and encode the data as Intelligent Mail using the Barcode Add-In or IDAutomation VBA.

________________________________________________________________



Posted 1158 day(s) ago

()
()
  Report Abuse
 
   Find Interesting  
   Email to Others  
   Bookmark  
   Subscribe to Answer Alert  
No comments yet.     Be the first to comment.

Email this question link to friends
You must enter an email address, if name is entered or vice-versa for each friend.
Friend #1 -
Friend #2 -
Friend #3 -
Friend #4 -
Friend #5 -
  Your comment on this question
  |         |  
bold  italic  underline  strike       big  small       superscript  subscript 
  Allows to add a link. Added links would only be converted to actual clickable link, when the domain of the link is white-listed by administrator.
Caption :
Link URL :
(Must starts with "http://")
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert an image. Must be among the following file types - *.jpg, *.gif, *.png & *.bmp.
Image Url :   Upload New
(Image url must always starts with " http:// ")
Width : pixels
(Must not be greater than 450px. Enter 0px for no resize)
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert YouTube video. Insert the video embed code.
Embed Code :
Add  |   Cancel
Up to 5000 Characters are allowed. Current Count: 0
  Your comment on this answer
  |         |  
bold  italic  underline  strike       big  small       superscript  subscript 
  Allow you to add a link. Added links would only be converted to actual clickable link, when the domain of the link is white-listed by administrator.
Caption :
Link URL :
(Must start with "http://" or "https://")
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert an image. Must be among the following file types - *.jpg, *.gif, *.png & *.bmp.
Image Url :   Upload New
(Image url must always start with "http://" or "https://")
Width : pixels
(Must not be greater than 450px. Enter 0px for no resize)
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert YouTube video. Insert the video embed code.
Embed Code :
Add  |   Cancel
Up to 5000 characters are allowed. Current Count: 0

You may answer and comment on any thread according to the Terms and Conditions.

 © Copyright 2017 IDAutomation.com, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Legal Notices.

 Barcode Fonts | Components | Scanners | Support | Contact Us
Training Videos on YouTube Join us on Google Plus Join us on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook