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Generate MaxiCode in Microsoft® Access®

It is a smart and simple solution to use Barcodesoft MaxiCode DLL and true type font to generate MaxiCode in Microsoft® Access®.

1. Install maxicode demo on your computer.

2. Open DOS prompt. If you are using Windows Vista 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
regsvr32 crUFLbcs.dll

maxicode excel DLL DOS registration

3. Start Microsoft® Access® first.

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

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

maxicode Access Macro Setting

4. Press ALT + F11 to open Microsoft® Visual Basic editor.
maxicode Access VBA

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 4.0 Type Library as shown below. Then click OK button.

maxicode add reference

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 maxicode.
maxicode import vba

Or you can copy and paste from code snippet below

Public Function MaxiCode(strToEncode As String) As String
Dim obj As cruflBCS.CMaxiCode
Set obj = New cruflBCS.CMaxiCode
MaxiCode = obj.EncodeCR(strToEncode, 0, 4) ;//The 3rd parameter is Mode (2-6)
Set obj = Nothing
End Function

7. Close Visual Basic and go back to your Access database. Now, create a report in Design view and type in one of the following macros in the field where you want to show maxicode before apply font typeface:
=maxicode([data.code])

Please notice that 'data' is the Table name, 'code' is the Field name.

8. Right click the field you want to display maxicode. Choose Properties from context menu. Apply font typefaces BcsMaxicode to the field. You will get a MaxiCode.

maxicode access font typeface

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