Easy to generate and insert barcode on Excel spreadsheet
Avapose. Barcode for Excel
  • Mature barcode generation add-in for MS-Excel 2007/2010
  • Support 20+ common linear and 2D barcodes creation
  • Provide freely adjustable barcode options
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Avapose. Barcode for Excel Guide
Avapose.Barcode Add-In for Excel provides a mature and professional solution for integrating linear or 2D barcodes into Microsoft Excel 2007 or later. All generated barcodes are pre-configured and conforming to their latest specifications.
With barcode add-in, more than 20 linear and 2D barcodes are allowed to be created on Excel. A user-friendly barcode setting panel with flexible barcoding options is provided for users’ easier implementation. In the panel, barcode image size, image rotation angle, placement, bar size, etc are customizable to meet any possible requirement.
This page will demonstrate in detail on how to install, use and implement Excel Barcode Add-In from three aspects - creating single barcodes, generating barcode list or inserting dynamically linking barcodes with the content of certain cell on Excel. Users, without any programming skills, are able to generate target barcodes for Excel applications with the help of this guide.
Excel Barcode Add-In - Supported Barcodes
2D Barcodes:
QR Code

PDF 417 Data Matrix
1D Barcodes:
Codabar Code 11 Code 25 Code 39 Code 93
Code 128 EAN 8 EAN 13 EAN 128 Identcode
Onecode Interleaved 25 ISBN ISSN ITF-14
Excel Barcode Add-In - Installation Requirements


  • Microsoft Office 2007 PIA
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Windows Installer 3.1
  • VSTO 3.0 Runtime SP1

Setup Process:

  1. Download Excel Barcode Add-In and extract it;
  2. Close all Excel spreadsheets;
  3. Run the setup file named "setup.exe" with auto-direction;
  4. Open an Excel and a "Microsoft Office Customization Installer" window will pop up immediately;
  5. Click "Install" and Excel Barcode Add-In will appear under the "Add-Ins" tab.
Note that, if Excel Barcode Add-In doesn’t appear under the "Add-Ins" tab after the above steps, please do as follows:
  1. Click "Office Button" > "Excel Options" > "Trust Center"> "Trust Center Setting..." > "Add-ins";
  2. Undo "Disable all Application Add-ins (may impair functionality)" and click "OK";
  3. Click "Office Button" > "Excel Options" > "Add-Ins" > "COM Add-ins" (from the "manage" pull-down menu) > "Go";
  4. A popup window appears and please select "OnBarcode Excel 2007 AddIn" and click "OK";
  5. Switch to "Add-Ins" tab to make sure that Excel Barcode Add-In is valid now.
Excel Barcode Add-In - Barcode Generation

A Single Barcode Generation on Excel

  1. Open your target Excel document and click "Create Barcode" under "Add-Ins" tab to activate Excel Barcode Add-In. A barcode setting panel pops up immediately for implementation;
  2. Select a target cell and choose the target barcode type in the "barcode type" pop-up list like Code 39, Code 128, EAN-13, GS1 128, Data Matrix, QR Code, PDF 417, etc;
  3. Enter data with your need in the "data" box;
  4. Adjust the parameters that are required like bar width and height, image width and height, margins, bar alignment, orientation, etc;
  5. Click "Generate" to display the target barcode image on the chosen cell of Excel.
If there is some requirement to customize the generated barcode, please select it and adjust the needed parameters in the setting panel. After that, click "Update" for the updated barcode image. Alternatively, you can delete the barcode by clicking "Delete" button and generate a new one.

Barcode List Creation on Excel

  1. Open the Excel Barcode Add-In;
  2. Select a list of cells with data and choose the target barcode type in the "barcode type" pop-up list;
  3. Customize the parameters that you need like bar width and height, barcode width and height, margins, rotation angle, bar alignment, etc;

  4. Click "Generate" and a list of barcodes are generated on Excel as required.

Link Barcode to Certain Cell on Excel

It is easy to generate dynamic barcode with the help of "link to cell" button. The barcode can update automatically with the content of the linked cell.
  1. Select the generated barcode and click "link to cell";
  2. Select the target cell with data;
  3. Click "Update" where "link to cell" button is located;
  4. The barcode is dynamically linked to the target cell.
(For more features with detailed information, see Linear Barcodes Tutorial and 2D Barcodes Tutorial)
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