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To insert a bar code into a Microsoft Word document follow these steps:
Mail merge fields (e.g. the customer number) can be selected directly and then printed as barcode:
Use the button Insert Field... to encode the required merge fields in the bar code.
A demo of our serial letter functionality you will find in our TBarCode Office Video.
The first part of the video demonstrates how to insert bar codes into Microsoft Word. The second part of the video shows how to generate a bar-coded mail merge/serial letter using a recipient list.
For more videos visit our TBarCode Office Tutorial Channel!
To create a VCard bar code you have to enter the data using the correct data format. Below you can find some samples using the appropriate data structure.
VCARD data structure sample:
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VCARD structure using mail merge data fields:
Here is a Word Barcode-Add-In screenshot with such merge fields:
Solution: The data-file for the mail merge must be connected as "OLE DB Datasource".
Connect your data-file with Select Recipients and select your text or CSV file. In the Confirm Data Source dialog, select "OLE DB Database Files" and click OK.
If the Confirm Data Source dialog does not appear you have to enable it in the Word Options. Go to Word Options | Advanced | General and activate the option "Confirm file format conversion on open". Then reconnect your data as described above.
Access MDB Data Source: Please verify the table fields in your data source. The error can appear if a field name contains more than 32 characters. As a solution rename the fields in your import table or create a view with renamed fields.
If your mail merge bar code references fields or document properties containing page numbers, wrong values can be read.
The behavior is caused by the internal update order in Word. It may occur that the bar code is created/drawn before the page numbers have been calculated (and an old value is read). Unfortunately we have no influence on this problem.
The barcode must be insert in the layout options (Format Object) always as „In line with text“ („In Front of Text“ is partially supported since V10.8). If you use other wrapping styles, the bar code is not recognized in a mail merge.
For flexible bar code positioning you can insert the barcode into a freely positioned text box or table.
In the preview mode the barcode is always shown using the data from the first record. To get the correct barcodes please do a mail merge into a new document or directly to the printer.
TBarCode is inserted in Word as „Inline Shape“. In case of Inline Shapes, the shape is clipped if the line height is configured to a fixed value.
The barcode should be visible again if you adjust line spacing to "Single".
Please verify your security settings.
By default documents from a shared network path containing active content (such as barcode controls) are opened in a safe mode, where active content may be disabled. If you see a yellow security warning on top of your document, go to the trust center in Word and/or Excel and allow the network path you use.
TBarCode Office is using ActiveX Controls for bar code creation. Depending on your security settings, ActiveX Controls may be blocked. If you see a yellow security warning on top of your document, you have to click "Enable Content" to allow access to the Barcode ActiveX Controls. The behavior of ActiveX Contols can be adjusted as shown below:
Barcodes in a table can lose their settings when the document is saved. It seems the embedded Barcode ActiveX Controls are reset due to a Word bug. Customer reports show that the problem occurs in Word 2013 – but not with the latest service pack (15.0.4903.1002 or later).
Another reason for this problem can be that the document is opened and saved on a system where TBarCode/Office is not installed.
The solution is to update Office to the latest service pack or to re-install Office with the latest version. Make sure you edit the document always on a system where the add-in is installed and working properly.
In order to make the Add-In work properly you need the following IIS application settings