Integrate barcode technology into Word documents
Avapose.Barcode for Word
  • Easy-to-use barcode add-in for Microsoft Word 2007/2010
  • No need for barcode font or programming knowledge
  • Linear & 2D barcode generation for all printers
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Data Matrix Barcode FAQ in Word
Data Matrix Word Add-in is a visual barcode designer which integrates seamlessly into Word for automating barcode generation purpose on Word 2007 and 2010. The embedded barcode generation function works well with advanced functions of Word such as integration with Mailings and Data Matrix barcode label generation.
Some other Data Matrix barcode generators may be required to create Data Matrix barcodes for your applications, like VB.NET Data Matrix Barcode Generation Control,.NET Data Matrix Generation component, .NET Data Matrix for Reporting Service, and Data Matrix Fonts.
Data Matrix Data Encoding in Word
As a 2D barcode type, Data Matrix in Word can encode following data mode, characters with valid data length conforming to its industry standards:
Data Matrix Valid Encoding Characters:
  • Standard ASCII values: 0-128
  • Extended ASCII Values: 128-255
Data Matrix Valid Data Length
  • Variable data length
Data Matrix Available Data Mode:
  • AUTO --- The default encoding format
  • ASCII --- For encoding data that mainly contains ASCII characters from 0 to 127
  • C40 --- For mainly encoding numeric and uppercase characters
  • TEXT --- For encoding data that mainly contains numeric data and lowercase letters
  • X12 --- Used to encode the standard ANSI X12 electronic data interchange characters
  • EDIFACT --- Used to encode 63 ASCII from 32 to 94 with an Unlatch character (binary 011111)
  • BASE256 --- For encoding 8 bit values
Data Matrix encoding data can be influenced by those following factors:
  • Apply tilde --- Tilde character (~).When enabled, the tilde character (~) is used to specify the special character in the input data.
  • Data --- The data to be encoded. This property lets you encode desired data.
  • Barcode Type --- Barcode types could be changed by setting this property, default value is Code 128.

Encode Data Matrix Data using Word Barcode Add-In

  1. Barcode Add-In for Word needs to be downloaded and installed at first;
  2. Install this barcode generator on your Word;
  3. Activate the add-in and choose "Data Matrix" in the "Barcode Type";
  4. Select a proper "Data mode" according to the data to be encoded like "TEXT" and enable "Apply tilde" if you want to specify the special characters in the input data;
  5. Input the data to be encoded like "word1234567" in the "Data" box;
  6. Customize the properties that are required and click "Generate" to display the created Data Matrix barcode.
Data Matrix Image Customization in Word
To meet any possible requirement on Data Matrix image, the following parameters are provided in the barcode setting panel of Word Data Matrix Add-In:
  • Rotate --- Set the rotation angle into 0, 90, 180 or 270 degrees.
  • Bar Alignment --- to put the barcode at the right, center and left inside the image.

Customize Data Matrix Image with Barcode Add-In for Word

  1. Select the generated Data Matrix barcodes;
  2. Set the rotation angle of the barcode image into any valid angle such as "90";
  3. Select the proper position to put the bar module by setting "Bar alignment" such as "LEFT";
  4. Click "Update" where "Generate" is located at last.
Data Matrix Size Adjustment in Word
There may be a consideration on Data Matrix size on Word documents, therefore, the following options are provided:
  • Bar width (X) --- The width value of the barcode narrowest bar module (X).
  • Image width --- The width value of whole barcode image.
  • Image height --- The height value of the whole barcode image.
  • Format mode --- Ranges from 0 (10X10) to 24 (144X144) and from 25 (8X18) to 30 (16X48).
  • Left margin --- The value of the left margin.
  • Right margin --- The value of the right margin.
  • Bottom margin --- The value of the bottom margin.
  • Top margin --- The value of the top margin.
  1. Adjust Data Matrix Size on Word Documents
  2. Select the generated Data Matrix barcodes;
  3. Set the "Barcode width" into "120", "Barcode height" into "70", "Left margin" into "2", "Right margin" into "2", "Top margin" into "2", "Right margin" into "2";
  4. Customize the "Format mode" for your needed one like "25(8X18)";
  5. Click "Update" where "Generate" is located at last.
Related Data Matrix Products & Information
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