Excel - Bar Code


I want to create a bar code against column values, using Excel Add-in or VBA. How can I do that?

There must be several solutions on the Net, but which is the most trustworthy, is the question.


Sanjay GandhiFounder, KenhalAsked:
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
it's quite easy... just find a font which generates barcode as the text...

as a start, you can try google "barcode fonts" and see if you can get some info there...
Most used is the free 3of9 font (you can google it, make sure you only download a small zip file with one or 2 *.ttf files inside, not .exe programs or similar. install in windows by rightmouse click Install, or copy to the Windows\Font folder)
The column that displays the barcode usually has to be enclosed in asterisks though, so
cell A1 (normal font) = ABCDEF
cell B1 (3of9 font) = formula >  =CONCATENATE("*",A1,"*")
If it displays ok, then print it. After that, scan it with the barcode scanner, and see if it displays ABCDEF on the program you want to scan it to.

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Sanjay GandhiFounder, KenhalAuthor Commented:
This explains it all and it works on all Code 39 fonts:
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