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How to create Bar Code in excel, Barcode recognized by any barcode scanner, Step by step


How to create bar code in Microsoft excel


Welcome readers, we're gonna talk step by step through the whole process of how to create barcodes in excel. 

Barcodes are used everywhere and today we'll see how to create standard barcodes, which willl be recognised by any barcode scanner. 

Shall we begin?. 

Hello! and welcome to Chaltrends News and together we're here to make sure you'll be able to use Excel in a quick and easy way, 

A barcode can be generated in Excel in a pretty straightforward way based on a code that contains numbers as well as letters. 

Let's have a look at how to do it using these three examples, 

1. Make sure that the column containing the codes is formatted as ''Text''.

Which is necessary for the correct display of codes beginning with 0''. To make sure the data conversion from  a code to the barcode runs smoothly, we'll nee to add brackets to the existing code, but this needs to be done in a special way. 

Here's how. 

  • How to add brackets to the existing code. 

Click into the target cell, the cell where you want to generate the barcode, in our case, it's C3. Enter the equal sign, a quotation mark, an opening bracket and a quotation mark again, then add an ampersand and right after, the coordinates of the cell that contains the code we're converting, which is B3 here. 

Enter another ampersand and the closing brackets in quotation marks, and hit enter perfect!this is our background on which the barcode will be based. 

Copy the function to the rest of the rows using the bottom right corner. What's left to do is to change the font in the column Barcode to the font ID automation HC38M. 

How to change the Font in the Column Barcode to the Font IDAtumation HC38M and here we go with the barcode - simple quick and easy! This function is dynamic, which means any change in the source code will show on the barcode. 

For example, if we change the 0' in B3 to 8' the data in column C will refresh automatically and a new barcode will be generated based on the changed code. 

But before you go ahead to create some barcodes, it might be a good idea to check whether you've got the font which converts simple codes into barcodes installed your computer. 

It's best to check the font list first. If you can't find it there, you most probably need to install it. If this is the case, keep watching!. 

We're gonna have a look at how to install the barcode font quickly and for free, so you could use it right now. 

  • How to install Barcode Font in Excel 

'IDAutomationHC38M' font can be downloaded free of charge from the website we've posted the link to the website in the description below. 

This website contains all information about the 39 Barcode font and using the button ''Download Now. you can download the font into your computer. 

The downloaded files then need to be extracted from the. zip file, so use a right-click to select 'Extract All'. Open the unzipped folder and install the font by clicking on 'IDAutomation Code39FreeFont'. 

After the successful installation, you'll be able to use the font immediately in Excel, Word or other applications that work fonts. Once you're done, excel and check the font list, you should be able to look up up the font as 'IDAutomationHC39M free Version'. 

  • Are you ready to create some barcodes? 

If you found this tutorial helpful, 

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