TBarCode Office Version History

This is the version history for TBarCode Office, our comprehensive barcode add-in for Microsoft® Office (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016). If you need a specific feature or solution please check out this version history for available updates.

2016/10/10
 

V10.8.2

Fixes

  • Installing Office customization shows Manifest Error
    With elder Microsoft Office or Windows versions you may see an error "Exception reading manifest from file <path to VSTO file>" during installation. The setup installs now an updated version of the Microsoft VSTO Runtime and requires Microsoft .NET 4.5 (or higher) as a prerequisite in order to fix the problem. If you still see the error, please install the VSTO Update separately.
 
2016/08/19
 

V10.8.1

Fixes

  • Crash in Microsoft Word / Excel
    Fixed: Access violation when closing Microsoft Word or Excel (visible in Event Viewer). The problem has been verified with Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 but may occur also in other versions.
 
2016/04/18
 

V10.8.0

Enhancements

  • Letter Mail Merge
    Text wrapping style "In Front of Text" is supported for bar code objects during a letter mail merge. The barcode must be configured inline with text and then switched to in front of text for positioning.
  • Trim Carriage Return / Line Feed
    Add-In for Word: Trim CR/LF from bar code data for codes which do not support CR/LF.

Fixes

  • Range Cannot Be Deleted
    Add-In for Word: Fixed "Range cannot be deleted" error in case of multiple text boxes.
  • Wrong Barcode Category
    Fixed wrong category for PDF417, MicroPDF and MaxiCode in barcode list box (TBarCode panel).
 
2015/10/28
 

V10.7.0

Enhancements

  • Microsoft Office 2016
    The add-in is compatible with Microsoft Word 2016 and Microsoft Excel 2016.
  • GUI Facelift
    The TBarCode Office Add-In was modernized.
  • Escape Sequences
    Microsoft Word Add-In: Escape sequences for special characters (like FNC1) can be added through the Insert Field wizard.
  • Encoding Data from Bookmarks
    Bookmarks can be referenced with the place holder format: [@!Bookmark]. The content of the bookmark will be encoded in the bar code while printing.
  • System Resources
    Added monitoring of system resources (free GDI objects) during bar code generation. A warning is displayed if the available GDI objects are running low. On demand the user can disable warnings in the Add-In options.

Fixed

  • TBarCode Panel in Excel
    Excel Add-In: In Microsoft Excel 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2016 only one TBarCode Panel could be opened at a time. If more documents were opened, only the panel in the first document was accessible. The problem had been caused by changes in the document interface of Excel 2013 (SDI instead of MDI).
  • Minor Fixes
    Several fixes regarding stability and error handling have been applied.
 
2014/12/02
 

V10.6.0

Enhancements

  • Content Controls
    Content controls and legacy form fields can be referenced with a new place holder format: [@!TagName] or [@!Bookmark].
  • Print Date
    The actual print date / time can be insert into the bar code with a new (virtual) document property [@Print date].
  • User Manual
    The user manual has been updated with actual screen shots (e.g. Word 2013, Excel 2013).

Fixed

  • Wrong default height in RM4SCC and KIX Code
  • Problem with partial place holders or not properly enclosed place holders (e.g. "docprop][@docprop][@docprop").
  • Title of task pane truncated in Office 2013.
 
2014/03/19
 

V10.5.7

Enhancements

  • License Key Deployment
    Now license keys are read from 32 and 64 bit registry hives. Thus deployment of license keys in HKEY local machine (for Site or Enterprise licenses) is simplified.
  • Setup for all Users
    The setup routine pre-selects the all users option in case of Office 2010 and Office 2013. If Office 2007 is detected, the all user option will remain unchecked.
  • Polish User Interface
    The TBarCode Panel is now available in Polish language (in Polish Office versions).

Fixed

  • Embedded Excel Documents
    Embedded Excel sheets are blocked if you double click them in Microsoft Word. The issue is caused by the initial bar-code redraw event of the Excel Add-In. The implemented workaround avoids the redraw by verifying the "-Embedding" command line. Please be aware that if Excel is already running, this workaround has no effect. In that case you need to end all Excel instances before opening the embedded document (also check hidden Excel instances with Task Manager).
  • Add-In Not Loaded
    A problem reading the System-ID has been solved. This problem inhibited the Add-In to be loaded.
 
2013/11/13
 

V10.5.6

Enhancements

  • Adobe® Acrobat® Pro Compatibility
    Word Add-In: Improved compatibility with Adobe Acrobat X & XI Pro. In certain cases Microsoft® Word experienced a crash after creating a PDF with the Adobe Acrobat Word-Add-In. The implemented workaround omits the function call which caused the problem (VSTO 4.0 function "GetVstoObject").

Fixes

  • Horizontal Lines
    Word Add-In: Error message "This member cannot be accessed on a horizontal line" when printing a document containing a horizontal line.
  • Option Dialog
    Word Add-In: The "Disable Warnings" option cannot be changed.
 
2013/09/13
 

V10.5.5

Enhancements

  • VBA Compatibility
    Excel Add-In: VBA programmers can prevent Excel from switching to Design mode (may occur during Workbook Activate) if they temporary set “Application.ScreenUpdating = False”. This allows VBA code to be run without interruption as long as the user does not open the TBarCode Panel or insert a bar code.

Fixes

  • ScreenUpdating Flag
    Excel Add-In: The "Redraw On Open" option changes the state of the Excel screen updating flag.
  • Templates
    Template files (*.BC) from Barcode Studio V15 cannot be imported correctly.
 
2013/08/14
 

V10.5.4

Enhancements

  • Content Type Properties
    Now you can reference "Content Type Properties" (server or meta properties) the same way as other document properties (which have been introduced in 10.4.0).
  • Options Dialog
    Excel Add-In: A new options dialog with the following settings has been added: remove whitespace, ignore empty cells, insert multiple bar codes, disable warnings, no redraw.
  • Improved Warnings
    Word Add-In: A warning has been added if the user tries to edit a bar-code control with unsupported wrapping styles.
    Excel Add-In: Improved the redraw warning message (cannot update bar code size) on startup.
  • Use TBarCode OCX 10.2.9
    The add-in utilizes the TBarCode OCX 10.2.9 Barcode ActiveX Control (see TBarCode SDK version history).

Bug Fixes

  • Horizontal Line Error
    Word Add-In: Mail merge stops with an error if the document contains a horizontal line.
  • Framed Paragraphs
    Word Add-In: Error message (get_PageWidth) if you insert a bar code into a framed paragraph.
  • VC90 Open MP DLLs
    Missing Open MP DLLs could prevent the add-in from loading. The VC90 Open MP DLLs have been added to the setup.
 
2013/04/05
 

V10.5.3

Enhancements

  • Trim White Space
    Excel Add-In: All leading and trailing white space characters (newline, carriage return and space) are removed from the bar code data. Feature can be disabled on demand.

Bug Fixes

  • Scaled Barcodes in Excel
    Excel Add-In: Barcode size is scaled depending on screen resolution. The problem was caused by Excel not updating the cached image of the bar code control. The implemented workaround forces Excel to update the bar code controls in the open event. This behavior can be disabled via registry key.
  • Linked Cell Update
    Excel Add-In: Bar codes are not updated with linked cell content after "Redraw Barcodes", template selection or changing advanced properties. In order to fix this problem linked cell data is now re-applied to the bar code controls.
 
2013/02/18
 

V10.5.2

Enhancements

  • Rotated Barcodes
    Word Add-In: Rotated Barcodes are now supported.
  • Disable Warnings
    Word Add-In: A new option for disabling warning notifications has been added.
  • Improved Demo Dialog
    The demo and license dialogs were improved.

Fixes

  • Enlarged Barcodes
    Word Add-In: Enlarged bar codes during mail merge into New Document. The problem appeared in Word 2010/2013 compatibility mode when opening documents created with previous versions of Word.
  • Flickering Bar Codes in Word 2013
    Word Add-In: Newly inserted bar code objects are drawn by Word over and over until all bar code properties have been set. Although this is by design of Word 2013 some enhancements in the Add-In were able to reduce this effect. Previous versions of Word do not have this problem.
  • Disabled Design Mode
    Word Add-In: Reopening a document disables the bar code design mode (when clicking a bar code). It turned out that the problem is due to a bug in the .NET 4.0 VSTO runtime. The implemented workaround also fixes the missing design mode when dobule clicking a Word document or enabling/disabling the add-in through Word options.
 
2012/09/25
 

V10.5.1

Fixes

  • Templates
    Word Add-In: Templates were not listed (wrong search path).
 
2012/09/12
 

V10.5.0

Enhancements

  • VSTO 4.0 Runtime
    The Word and Excel Add-Ins are now based upon VSTO 4.0 from Microsoft. This update of the VSTO runtime should improve user experience and reduce problems with inactive add-ins significantly. The add-in now requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4 to be installed. The new prerequisite "Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime" has been included in the setup.
  • TBarCode OCX 10.2.7
    The Add-In is now based upon the TBarCode OCX 10.2.7 Barcode ActiveX Control (see TBarCode SDK version history).

Fixes

  • Mailmerge Log
    Word Add-In: In some cases the temporary mail merge log file was not deleted (e.g. if a user stopped the mail merge after a resize warning).
  • Windows 8
    The installer was fixed for Windows 8 support.
  • TBarCode Task Pane
    Excel Add-In: With enlarged screen fonts the data text box overlapped the Link To Cell button.
  • Template File
    The wrong font settings were loaded from the template file (BC file).
 
2012/07/25
 

V10.4.1

Fixes

  • Barcode Height
    Word Add-In: When inserting a new bar code, the barcode control was always set to a minimum height of 25 mms (task pane settings were ignored).
 
2012/07/17
 

V10.4.0

Enhancements

  • Encode Document Properties
    Word document properties can be encoded via placeholders (e.g. [@Author]) in the bar code data. The placeholders are resolved when printing the document.
  • Deploy TBarCode Office to All Users
    The setup has an option to deploy the add-in to all users of a machine. This is achieved by registering the add-in in HKLM instead of HKCU. Local machine registering is supported in Office 2010 by default and in Office 2007 after applying a Hotfix (see KB976811).
  • Use TBarCode OCX 10.2.6
    The Add-In is now based upon the TBarCode OCX 10.2.6 Barcode ActiveX Control. For details about the enhancements and fixes in 10.2.6 see the TBarCode SDK version history.
  • User Interface
    Word-Add-In: Validate cursor position when inserting new placeholders; Remove mail merge placeholders in documents having no mail merge data source; Notify user about bar code control updates before printing a document. Excel-Add-In: Select all (new) barcode controls after insert operation (for dragging them into the desired position).

Fixes

  • Mail Merge Preview
    Barcodes in textboxes were not updated during printing from a mail merge preview.
  • Task Pane Not Updated
    The task pane was not updated after changing the bar code data in advanced properties. Now the task pane will be updated if the data does not contain merge fields or document properties.

Known Problems

  • Mail Merge fails with non OLE DB data connections
    Data sources must be connected via OLE DB connection in order to retrieve all records properly.
  • Barcodes Resized in Excel
    Depending on the screen resolution of the workstation, bar codes controls are rendered differently in size (by design of Excel). Workaround: Make sure that all PCs using the product have the same screen resolution.
  • More Information
    For known problems see our TBarCode Office FAQ and the User Manual (Limitations and Known Problems).
 
2011/11/03
 

V10.3.4

Bug-Fixes

  • Unlicensed Barcodes in Word 2010
    After selecting a bar code (or switching to Design mode) some bar codes were displayed with demo insert (although the product was successfully licensed).
 
2011/10/27
 

V10.3.3

Enhancements

  • Temporary Licenses for Evaluation Purposes
    A temporary evaluation license can be requested online for free. Such an evaluation license is valid for a period of 10 days and unlocks the complete product.
  • New Templates
    The template list is extended by vCard templates in various sizes.
  • TBarCode OCX 10.2.3
    The Add-In is now based upon TBarCode OCX 10.2.3 (Barcode ActiveX Control - see Enhancements of TBarCode OCX).
 
2011/06/22
 

V10.3.2

Enhancements

  • Additional Measuring Unit [Mils]
    Width, height and module width can now be displayed in mils (0.001 inch) and in millimeters. Switch between the units by clicking on the unit name in the panel.
  • Licensing on Terminal Server
    Support licensing in one central registry location for Terminal Server environments.
  • Silent Setup
    Setup can now be run in "silent mode" without user interaction (by adding specific command line parameters).
  • Key Combinations in Size Fields
    Using Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V in width, height and module width input fields is now supported.
  • TBarCode OCX 10.1.0
    The Add-In is now based upon TBarCode OCX 10.1 (Barcode ActiveX Control) with new bar code types Brazilian CEPNet and VIN/FIN.

Bug-Fixes

  • Advanced Settings
    Deselecting a barcode and clicking Advanced Settings displayed wrong sizemode and font settings.
  • Mail Merge Column Names
    Similar column names in mail merge data sources (e.g. "Article" and "ArticleNo") could lead to an error.
  • Wrong Decimal Point
    Wrong decimal point recognition on systems with South African regional settings (permanent errors).
  • Setup Excel Add-In
    Selecting only the Excel Add-In during TBarCode Office setup did not install all required files.

Known Problems

  • Mail Merge fails with non OLE DB data connections
    Data sources not configured as OLE DB connection may lead to unexpected behaviour (e.g. not all records can be processed) - see also our FAQ.
 
2010/08/27
 

V10.3.1.13451

Enhancements

  • Default Settings
    Added/corrected missing default settings (size, module width etc) for some Postal and Pharma Codes.
  • Escape Sequences
    GS1 bar codes (GS1-128, GS1 DataBar...) translate escape sequences like \F now by default.
  • File Access Error
    Increased reading time out for EMF files to avoid blocked file access caused by Antivirus software. Problem occurs with Merge To New Document only.

Word Add-In Bug-Fixes

  • Copy To Clipboard
    Wrong bar code size with Copy To Clipboard with custom screen resolution (<> 96 dpi). Occurs only if no bar code has been selected.
  • Mail Merge
    Down-scaled barcode size with Merge To New Document in Compatibility Mode (Word 97-2003 format).

Known Problems

  • Mail Merge with Text File Data Sources
    Mail merges with text file data sources (e.g. TXT, CSV...) are not supported. Only the first two records can be merged, then the mail merge stops. Recommended workaround: Copy your data into an Excel worksheet and specify the Excel file as data source.

TBarCode OCX

 
2010/07/30
 

V10.3.0.13427

New Features

  • Barcode Templates
    Pre-defined barcode templates simplify the creation of industry compliant barcodes (e.g. for EAN, UPC and Deutsche Post Premiumadress® Data Matrix).
  • New Options
    Word Barcode Add-In: The option "Strip leading and trailing white spaces" avoids errors due to unintentional entered spaces or line breaks.
  • User Interface Languages
    The Microsoft® Word add-in supports now English, German, Spanish, Chinese and Italian.

Bug-Fixes

  • Microsoft Word: Barcodes in Fields
    Word Barcode Add-In: A warning is shown if the user inserts a bar code into an existing field. Barcode objects within fields are not supported an lead to error messages in mail merges.

Known Problems

  • Microsoft Word 2010: Mail Merge while Microsoft Outlook® is Running
    When performing a mail merge while Microsoft Outlook is running you may receive sporadic error messages (occurs only with mail merge to printer). It is recommended to exit Outlook before starting a mail merge.

TBarCode OCX

 
2010/07/14
 

V10.2.0.13335

Word Add-In Enhancements

  • Barcode Label Printing Support
    Barcode label printing support was added: The mail merge rules "Next Record" and "Next Record If" can now be used.

Word Add-In Bug-Fixes

  • Mail Merge Created Unwanted Page Headers
    A mail merge sometimes added unwanted (empty) headers and footers to the document.
  • Merge to a New Document Changed the Document Styles
    The style of a new document generated by a mail merge did not match the source document (tables, invisible text and alignment was modified).
  • Error Messages when Excel Sheet is Embedded
    When an Excel sheet is embedded in Microsoft Word, the TBarCode Excel Add-In flooded the screen with error messages.
  • Drag&Drop Excel Sheets Blocked Barcode Functionality
    After inserting an Excel sheet into a Word document, the bar code functionality was disturbed (fatal errors when inserting a barcode or during mail merge).

General Bug-Fixes

  • Licensing Failed with Leading Zeros in System-ID
    If the System ID is in the form of 0xxxxxxx, then the licensing failed in the manual licensing mode.
TBarCode OCX
 
2010/06/21
 

V10.1.2.13262

Word Add-In Enhancements
  • Selecting a Specific Record of a Mail Merge
    Selecting a specific record and thereafter clicking Preview Results now displays the correct barcode.
  • Poor Barcode Quality in Mail Merge to Email
    Barcodes are now generated as EMF (enhanced metafile).
Excel Add-In Enhancements
  • Barcode Insertion can now be Canceled with ESC
    The user is now able to cancel barcode insertion operations with ESC.
Excel Add-In Bug-Fixes
  • Inserting Multiple Barcodes
    When the user selected a cell more than once (with CTRL + Click or CTRL + Drag) and afterwards Insert Barcode clicked, the barcode add-in inserted multiple barcodes for this cell.
General Bug-Fixes
  • Online Activation Keys with Dashes
    Activation keys containing dashes (e.g. XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX) are now supported.
  • Help File not Found
    Clicking help in the ribbon displayed the message "Help file not found".
TBarCode OCX
 
2010/06/14
 

V10.1.0.13134

New Features
  • TBarCode Office for Word AND Excel
    TBarCode Office is now available for Excel 2007 / 2010.
Enhancements
  • Microsoft Office 2010 64 Bit Support
    The TBarCode Office Add-In now supports the 64 bit version of Microsoft Office 2010.
  • Unified x32 and x64 Setup
    A single setup application serves x32 and x64 installations.
Word Add-In Bug-Fixes
  • Open Documents from Outlook Attachments
    When a document was opened with Outlook in full-screen mode TBarCode Office caused an error message in Microsoft Word.
  • Multiple Word Instances
    When opening multiple instances of Word, the Insert Barcode button from the Word toolbars worked only in the first instance.
  • Automated Resizing of Barcode Controls
    When the output format of the barcodes was set to control instead of EMF, the barcodes did not resize during the mail merge process.
  • Close Mail Merge Progress and Show Mail Merge Log
    When the mail merge to a printing device was aborted, the progress bar did not close and the mail merge log was not opened.
TBarCode OCX
 
2010/05/19
 

V10.0.1.13062

Enhancements
  • New Localizations
    The TBarCode Office Panel is now displayed automatically in Chinese (Simplified), English, German and Spanish.
Bug Fixes
  • Windows x64 OS Compatibility
    The Add-In was not loaded/visible in Word on Windows x64 versions (due to a problem with VBPowerpack library).
  • Documents with Wrong Barcodes
    Opening a document with invalid barcode settings and changing the bar code type created an exception (error message).
  • Disable Events Option
    The Disable Events option created an error message during startup of Word.
TBarCode OCX
  • This release uses TBarCode OCX V10.0.0.13010 (see TBarCode History).
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Clipping of Human Readable Text in Quiet Zone drawing area.
    • ISBN-13: Wrong error message if user supplies wrong check digit in ISBN-10 input format.
    • Barcode Events are not fired in Excel.
 
2010/04/29
 

V10.0.0.12901

Features
  • Supports Microsoft Word 2007/2010
    TBarCode Office integrates seamlessly into current versions of Microsoft Word.
  • Simple to Use
    Barcodes are inserted with a single mouse-click.
  • Perfect Word Integration
    The TBarCode Office task pane provides quick access to important bar code parameters.
  • Mail Merge / Serial Letter Support
    Printing bar-coded serial letters was never easier.
  • Complete Barcode Control
    All barcode parameters are adjustable (module width, check digit, pixel shaving/bar-width reduction, colors, fonts, ...).
  • Unmatched Barcode Support
    TBarCode Office creates more than 100 different bar code symbologies. All linear, GS1, HIBC and 2D Codes are supported.
TBarCode OCX

This release uses TBarCode OCX V10.0.0.12901 (see TBarCode History).