How to add a barcode to a Excel sheetA short description of how to add a barcode to your Excel sheet and link it with a cell:
First launch Excel
and create a new sheet or
open an already existing sheet. Now go to the menu "Insert"
and select "Object..." from that item list:
A dialog box appears:
Select "ActiveBarcode" now
and click "Ok". Now a barcode will be created inside your
document. This will be a standard barcode of EAN-128 type. This is the default type. You can change this to
any barcode type supported by ActiveBarcode:
Code 25 Industrial,
Code 25 Interleaved,
Code 39 Extended,
Code 93 Extended,
Next switch to
the "design mode" of Excel (e.g. use this button: ).
Now you can modify this barcode. You can change the type, text, colors
etc. For this click inside the barcode with the right mouse button. A
pop up menu will open:
and then "Properties...". The property
dialog of ActiveBarcode will open. Here you can modify the barcode as
Alternatively you can use the property dialog of von Excel. For this use the following
button names "Properties" in your symbol bar "Control-Toolbox":
Create a link between a cell and the barcode:
Open the property dialog of Excel as described above. Now activate the barcode object by clicking onto it once.
The property dialog will now display all the properties of the barcode object. Have a look for the property
named "LinkedCell". This allows a link between a cell and the barcode:
Enter the cell's name for the link into this property. That's it!