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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PDF 417 Barcode FAQ in Word
Word PDF 417 Add-In is a mature and robust barcode creation function for Microsoft Office Word. This barcode Add-in could be installed in computer running Microsoft Word 2007 and later. Customization of margins, data modes, resolution, X-dimension, height properties are acceptable to achieve desired performance.
During your implementation of generating PDF 417, you may need other specific tools for different developmental environment and applications, such as .NET PDF 417 Barcode Generator for RDLC, .NET PDF 417 for Reporting Service, PDF 417 Barcode Fonts for Crystal Report, and Excel PDF 417 Add-In.
PDF 417 Data Encoding in Word
Conforming to the industry standard, the following scopes of character with valid data length can be encoded for valid PDF 417 barcode image on Word documents:
PDF 417 Encodable Characters:
  • Standard ASCII values: 0-128
  • Extended ASCII Values: 128-255
PDF 417 Maximum Number of Data Character:
  • Text Compaction mode: 1 850 characters
  • Byte Compaction mode: 1 108 characters
  • Numeric Compaction mode: 2 710 characters
PDF 417 encoding data can be influenced by these 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.
  • Data mode --- set it according to the data you want to encode. Text, byte, numeric as well auto are valid.

Encode PDF 417 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 "PDF 417" in the "barcode type";
  4. Select a proper "Data mode" according to the data to be encoded like "NUMERIC" and enable "Apply tilde" if you want to specify the special characters in the input data;
  5. Input the data to be encoded like "789789" in the "data" box;
  6. Customize the properties that are required and click "Generate" to display the created PDF 417 barcode.
PDF 417 Image Customization in Word
PDF 417 image position and bar placement are changeable by setting the following properties:
  • 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.
  • Truncated PDF 417 --- Enable it to create truncated PDF 417 barcode.

Customize PDF 417 Image with Barcode Add-In for Word

  1. Select the generated PDF-417 barcodes;
  2. Set the rotation angle of the barcode image into any valid angle like "0";
  3. Select the proper position to put the bar module by setting "Bar alignment" like "RIGHT";
  4. Enable "Truncated PDF 417" if required;
  5. Click "Update" where "Generate" is located at last.
PDF 417 Size Adjustment in Word
There may be a consideration on PDF 417 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.
  • Row count --- To adjust the number of the rows for PDF 417 barcode ranging from 3 to 90.
  • Column count --- To adjust the number of the columns for PDF 417 barcode ranging from 1 to 30.
  • 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.

Adjust PDF 417 Size on Word Documents

  1. Select the generated PDF-417 barcodes;
  2. Set the "Bar width" into "3", "Bar height" into "50", , "Left margin" into "5", "Right margin" into "5", "Top margin" into "5", "Right margin" into "5";
  3. Customize the "Row count" to "10" and "Column count" to "2";
  4. Click "Update" where "Generate" is located at last.
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