KA.Barcode for Excel
How to Resize Code 128 Barcodes in MS Excel
How to generate, create and print Code 128 images and change barcode size in Excel

Code 128 Barcode Excel freeware: how to create barcode code 128 without font, macro



  • Mature and easy to use Code 128 barcode add-in for MS Excel
  • Simple to integrate Code 128A, Code 128B, Code 128C in Microsoft Excel 2007/ 2010
  • Provide detailed Excel barcode creation, Word barcode sample & .NET barcode creation guides for users
  • Easily adjust Code 128 image through dimensions like bar width, height, margins, etc
  • All barcodes created are compatible with latest Code 128 ISO/IEC 15417 specification
  • Automatic checksum digit calculation according standard algorithm
  • Printout multiple Code 128 barcode lists for all printers and scanners
  • Draw and print Word barcode, barcode ASP.NET, barcode .NET & .NET WinForms barcode in .NET IDEs
  • No third party tool or programming skills needed
This Code 128 Barcode Addin for Excel is speciall developed for untrained users to draw Code 128 labels in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, as well as other linear, bidimensional symbologies.
Code 128 Barcode Structure
Code 128
Code 128 barcode size is controlled by the following parameters:
  • Bar width (X): narrow bar width of Code 128; X min = 1 pixel.
  • Left/Right Margin : quiet zone in Code 128; Q min = 10X.
  • Image Width : Code 128 barcode width.
  • Image Height: Code 128 barcode width
  • Left/Right Margin : quiet zone in Code 128
Code 128 Barcode Size Setting in Excel

Install KA.Barcode for Excel

  1. 1.
    Download KA.Barcode for Excel and unzip
  2. 2.
    Click KeepAutomation.Barcode.Excel.2007.Addin.msi to install
  3. 3.
    Open an Excel document. Click "install" in the pop-up "Microsoft Office Customization Installer" window
  4. 4.
    Switch to Add-In tab, click "Barcode" in the add-in, and a Barcode Setting panel pops up
  5. 5.
    Choose "Code 128" in the "Barcode Type", input data, and click "OK"
  6. 6.
    Now a Code 128 barcode image occurs in Excel
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Generating Code 128 with a Defined Bar Width & Height

If you want to create a Code 128 with a minimum, you can adjust Code 128 bar width and height through the following two parameters: Bar width (X Dimension) and Bar height (Y Dimension).
  1. 1.
    Set the value "Bar width (X)" to "2" and "Bar Height (Y)" to "60" in the property panel
  2. 2.
    Click "OK", then a Code 128 barcode image occurs in the Excel spreadsheet

Printing Code 128 with a Fixed Image Width & Height

KA.Barcode Addin for Microsoft Excel also allow users to generate a Code 128 with a fixed image size by setting "Image width" and "Image height" parameters. Here is a demo.
  1. 1.
    Set "Image width" to 150 pixels and "Image height" to 70 pixels
  2. 2.
    Click "OK" and a target Code 128 with fixed size is generated

Adjusting Code 128 Margins/ Quiet Zones

It is specified in ISO/IEC Code 128 specification that a minimum 10X margin, or quiet zone, is obligatory on the horizontal sides of a Code 128 image, which is pre-configured by KA.Barcode Addin for Microsoft Excel to ensure barcode readability. You can add more with the procedure below.
  1. 1.
    Set "Left margin" to 10 pixels and "Right margin" to 10 pixels
  2. 2.
    Set both "Top margin" and "Bottom margin" to 10 pixels
  3. 3.
    Click "OK" and a target Code 128 with customized margins is generated