How to Make Custom Barcodes With MS Excel

A barcode is a code placed on consumer goods or products. It can be used for sales purposes, for inventory, or as part of an information-management policy in your company. A barcode is made up of vertical bars and a series of numbers. It identifies your product or document as a unique item. The option to insert a barcode into an MS Excel spreadsheet is only available if you have Excel 2007.

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A barcode can only be inserted into Excel 2007.

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Click on the location of your document in the Quick Launch toolbar.

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Point the cursor to the name of the document you want and then click the arrow that appears.

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Click on "Edit in Microsoft Office Excel." The document will open.

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Place your cursor where you want to insert the barcode.

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Click on "Insert" and then click on "Barcode."