ActiveBarcode for Excel

by Lars Schenk

Embed and automate barcodes in your Excel sheets and link barcodes to the content of cells.

The Excel Add-In extends Excel with barcodes. This makes it possible to easily design barcodes and insert them into Excel documents.

Simple and flexible integration of barcodes into Excel tables.

Generation of barcodes that accept the value of a cell: Move the cursor to the desired cell - Insert barcode - done.

Adds one or multiple barcodes. Handles selected one or more ranges from the workbook.

Automation: Barcodes will be linked with Excel cells so that the barcode changes automatically when the cell content changes.

Positioning: Insert barcodes in the table as needed.

Check digits are calculated and output automatically.

Flexible layout possibilities for colors, alignment etc.

The barcode is freely scaleable and can be rotated (0, 90, 180, 270 degrees).

Barcode API for developers allows automations and flexible use.

All common barcode symbologies are supported: Code 128, GS1-128, EAN-128, EAN-13, GTIN-13, QR Code, GS1 QR Code, Data Matrix, GS1-Data Matrix, EAN-8, GTIN-8, PDF417, ISBN-13, ISSN, ISMN, EAN-14, GTIN-14, DUN-14, ITF-14, SSCC-18, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 25, Code 25 Interleaved, JAN, EAN-2, EAN-99, EAN-Velocity, ISBN-13 Dual, Codabar, Code 93 Extended, PZN and many more.

In conclusion, this AddIn makes it easy to work with barcodes. The barcodes are bound to the cell content, so that whenever the cell content changes, the barcode changes as well.

Barcodes in your document are rendered as images directly from the ActiveBarcode API. You can see all parameters passed to the ActiveBarcode API in the formula, making this solution highly transparent, customizable and automatable..

Using this AddIn is optional and free. Using the ActiveBarcode API is not. For evaluation purposes, you can use a DEMO key for the API, which provides barcodes with watermarks. For production use and to avoid these watermarks you need to purchase and enter an API key.

App capabilities

When this app is used, it
  • Can read and make changes to your document
  • Can send data over the Internet

At a glance