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Generate UPC-A Barcode in Microsoft® Excel®

UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13, EAN8 and Bookland barcodes are widely used in retail business. They require checksum calculation. What they encode is also known as GTIN. With Barcodesoft UPCA EAN13 barcode font package and Microsoft® Office®, it has never been so easy to print UPCA EAN13 bar code from your Windows computer and desktop printer. 1. Copy all true type fonts (*.ttf) under fonts folder to your c:\Windows\Fonts folder.

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
UPCA barcode excel 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.

UPCA 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.

UPCA Macro Setting

4. Press ALT + F11 to open Microsoft® Visual Basic editor.
UPCA 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 1.0 Type Library as shown below. Then click OK button.

UPCA 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 UPCA.
UPCA import vba

7. Close Visual Basic editor and go back to your spreadsheet. Now, you can use the following macros to encode data: UPCA . 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 immediately.
=upca(xxx)
=upce(xxx)
=ean13(xxx)
=ean8(xxx)
=bookland(xxx)

UPCA barcod excel tips Tip: If your UPC code begins with zero, please type an apostrophe(') prior to the leading zero of UPC code in your Excel cell. Otherwise, the leading zero of UPC code will be omitted by Excel. Please use cell reference to replace xxx in the formulas as shown below.

UPCA barcod excel macro

8. 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 UpcEanM.

UPCA import vba

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