Aztec is a 2D barcode symbology. It's a smart and simple solution to use Barcodesoft DLL and BcsAztecS true type font to generate Aztec barcode.
With Barcodesoft Aztec barcode package and Microsoft® Office, it is very easy to print Aztec Code from Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and desktop printer.
1. Copy BcsAztecS true type font (BcsAztecS.ttf) under fonts folder to your c:\Windows\Fonts folder.
2. Open DOS prompt. If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 7, please Open DOS prompt as administrator.
Please go to the following folder
CD C:\Program Files\Common Files\Barcodesoft\FontUtil
Type in the following DOS command to register crUFLbcs.dll
3. Start Microsoft® Excel® first.
If you are using Excel 2000 or 2003, click menu ===> Tools ==> Macro ===> Security. Choose Low security level.
If you are using Excel 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / 2019, click the Microsoft Office Button.
Then click Excel Options, choose Trust Center. In the Macro Settings category, under Macro Settings, choose "Enable all macros" as shown below.
4. Press ALT + F11 to open Microsoft® Visual Basic editor.
5. From Visual Basic editor, choose menu Tools ===> References. It will popup a dialog. Click Browse button and choose cruflbcs.dll from your working folder.
Usually it's under C:\Program File\CommonFiles\Barcodesoft\Fontutil folder.
Click the checkbox beside crUFLBcs 1.0 Type Library as shown below. Then click OK button.
6. Press Ctrl+M, it will popup a dialog, choose barcodesoft.bas under C:\Program File\CommonFiles\Barcodesoft\Fontutil folder. Then click "Open".
If you don't find barcodesoft.bas, please download it from Aztec Code.
7. Close Visual Basic and go back to your spreadsheet. Now, you can use the following macro to encode data: aztec. When you have lots of data to process, you can just copy and paste the Aztec code macro to the whole column / row of data. All your Aztec code will be ready immediately.
Please use cell reference to replace xxx in the formulas as shown below.
8. Right click Cell B1, choose Format Cell from context menu as shown below.
9. Click Font tab and choose BcsAztecS as font typeface as shown below.
10. Click Alignment tab and select "wrap text" as shown below.
11. Click OK and you should be able to see Aztec barcode in your Excel spreadsheet now. There might be a small gap between different lines of Aztec code. However, this won't be an issue when you scan the printed Aztec code because bcsAztecs true type font is designed to reduce this gap to mininum.