example of a barcode
Barcodeworks is a freeware add-in for Microsoft Word (97 and higher).
It can be used to insert EAN-8, EAN-13 and ITF barcodes into your MS Word
The add-in does not need any special fonts to create a barcode, it inserts
the barcode as a MS Word drawing composed from lines and (optional) digits.
MS Word documents containing these barcodes can therefore be sent to other
users without them having to install or buy any special font. You can
also use the add-in to create a barcode and copy-paste it into other applications
like Adobe Illustrator etc.
The add-in is small and easy to use, and still under development (that
is, more features are planned). There is a short manual included (PDF).
The plug in installs itself in the startup folder from your MS Word application.
(If installation does not start when opening the file, make sure your
macro security settings allow execution of vba-code; lower your security
settings temporarily, if necessary).
The add-in presents itself in the most left corner of your MS Word toolbar
as a small 'barcode'-icon.
- One-click conversion into EAN barcodes
- Easy to use keyboard shortcut
- Full control of the size of your barcode
- Digits can be printed in any font available
- Albert Heijn NASA numbers can be converted into barcodes with a keyboard
- Settings are preserved between sessions
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to tell
me by mailing to the address printed below.
Plans for future releases include:
- Codabar encoding
- De-installation routine
links to freeware resources: