Generate code 39 barcodes in MS Excel Spreadsheet

Generate Code39 Barcode in MS Excel Spreadsheet

1. Start Microsoft® Excel® first.

If you are using Excel 2000 or 2003, click menu ===> Tools ==> Macro ===> Security. Choose Low security level.
code39 Macro Security

If you are using Excel 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / 2019, click the Microsoft Office Button.
Office 2010 button Office 2016 button Office 2019 button
Then click Excel Options, choose Trust Center. In the Macro Settings category, under Macro Settings, choose "Enable all macros" as shown below.

code39 Macro Setting

2. Press ALT + F11 to open Microsoft® Visual Basic editor.
code39 VBA

3. 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.

code39 add reference

4. 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 code39.
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5. Close Visual Basic editor and go back to your spreadsheet. Now, you can use one of the following macros to encode data: Code39, Code39Mod43. When you have lots of data to process, you can just copy and paste the macro to the whole column and all data will be encoded in seconds.
=Code39(xxx)
Or you can copy and paste from code snippet below

Public Function Code39(strToEncode As String) As String
Dim obj As cruflBCS.CLinear
Set obj = New cruflBCS.CLinear
Code39 = obj.Code39(strToEncode)
Set obj = Nothing
End Function

Please use cell reference to replace xxx in the formulas as shown below.

code39 barcode excel macro

6. Right click Cell B1, choose Format Cell from context menu. Then click Font to apply one of the appropriate font typefaces to the cell, such as Code39mHr. You will see Code39 barcode in your report.

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