Print QRCode in Excel spreadsheet

Keywords: QRCode, ISO/IEC 18004:2006

QRCode is the most widely used 2D barcode symbology. It's a smart and simple solution to use Barcodesoft DLL and BcsQRCode true type font to generate QRCode.

With Barcodesoft QRCode barcode package and Microsoft® Office, it is very easy to print QR code from your Excel spreadsheet and desktop printer.

1. Copy true type font bcsQRCodeS.ttf to your c:\Windows\Fonts folder.

2. Open DOS prompt. If you are using Windows 10 / 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
QRCode DLL DOS registration

3. Start Microsoft® Excel® first.

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

QRCode Macro Setting

4. Press ALT + F11 to open Microsoft® Visual Basic editor.
QRCode 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.

QRCode 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 QRCode.
QRCode import vba

7. Close Visual Basic and go back to your spreadsheet. Now, you can use the following macro to encode data: qrcode. When you have lots of data to process, you can just copy and paste the QRCode macro to the whole column / row of data. All your QRCode will be ready immediately.

=qrcode(xxx)

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

8. Right click Cell B1, choose Format Cell from context menu as shown below.
QRCode Excel macro

9. Click Font tab and choose BcsQRCodeS as font typeface as shown below.
QRCode typeface excel

10. Click Alignment tab and select "wrap text" as shown below.
QRCode alignment excel


11. Click OK and you should be able to see QRCode barcode in your Excel spreadsheet now. There might be a small gap between different lines of QRCode. However, this won't be an issue when you scan the printed QRCode because bcsDatamatrixS true type font is designed to reduce this gap to mininum.
QRCode excel


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