How to Make a Barcode in Word

by Edward Zehtab

Bar codes are used to record sales in retail, allowing for more accurate stock estimates. You can use bar codes for just about anything, including creating event tickets or mail parcel labels. You can create bar codes in Microsoft Word by installing TBarCode software and inserting the bar code into your Microsoft Word document like a regular object.

Install TBarCode

Open your Web browser. Navigate to the TBarCode website.

Click the "Download" tab. Click "TBarCode SDK." Click "Download." Click "TBarCode SDK V10.0.2." Click "Save."

Open the file. Click "Run" on the "Windows Security" notice. Click "Next." Accept the license agreement. Click "Next," "Install," "Next," then "Finish."

Microsoft Word 2003

Open your "Start" menu. Click "All Programs." Click "Microsoft Office." Open "Microsoft Word."

Click "Insert." Click "Object." Click "TBarCode10." A bar code is inserted onto your document.

Right-click the inserted bar code. Click "Properties." Implement your desired settings and click "OK."

Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010

Open your "Start" menu. Click "All Programs." Click "Microsoft Office." Open "Microsoft Word."

Click the upper left "Office" button. Click "Word Options" and "Popular Entry." Check "Show Developer tab in Ribbon." Click "OK." Open the "Developer" tab. In the "Tools" chunk, select "Legacy Tools." Select "More Controls." Click "TBarCode10." A bar code is inserted onto your document.

Right-click the barcode. Click "Properties." Implement your desired settings and click "OK."

About the Author

Edward Zehtab began writing in 2005 and was awarded with the Sawston Creative Young Writer's Award in 2008. His areas of expertise include life sciences, graphics and networking. Zehtab is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Warwick and plans to write articles discussing medicine and computing.

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