How to use MS Word to Design and print barcode label

 

For example:  If you need to print a shipping label as below, the steps:

1:  Use MS Word to create anew documents, insert a blank grid, the grid line set to hidden, like below.

2:  Enter the text which need to print on this label.

3:  Go to our online barcode generator:  https://free-barcode.com/

Create some barcode images, then right the barcode image, choose "Copy Image", then paste the above Word grid.

 

 

Download link of the above Word label template:    Download

 

Barcodes are ubiquitous and serve various purposes across different industries.

Retail and Inventory Management
Supply Chain and Logistics
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Document Management and Legal Firms
Post Offices and Courier Services
Security and Access Control
Manufacturing and Production
Grocery Stores and Supermarkets

Barcodes have become an integral part of our daily lives, enhancing efficiency, accuracy, and convenience across various domains. If you need to generate barcodes, you can explore online tools like our website's Free Online Barcode Generator.

 

The 4 most commonly used barcode types: EAN-13, UPC-A, Code 128, QR Code

1. EAN Barcode

EAN, short for European Article Number, is a barcode protocol and standard used in supermarkets and other retail industries.

EAN-13 is established based on the UPC-A standard established by the United States to meet the needs of international applications.


2. UPC Barcode

The UPC-A barcode is a barcode symbol used to track items in stores and is only used in the United States and Canada. It consists of 12 digits and each product has a unique code.

It was formulated by the United States Uniform Code Council (now is GS1-US) in 1973, jointly developed with IBM, and has been in use since 1974.


3. Code 128 Barcode

The Code 128 barcode was developed by COMPUTER IDENTICS in 1981. It is a variable-length, continuous alphanumeric barcode. It can encode all 128 ASCII characters.

Code 128 barcode consists of a blank area, a start mark, a data area, a check character and a terminator. It has three subsets, namely A, B and C, which can represent different character sets. It can also achieve multi-level encoding through the selection of starting characters, code set characters, and conversion characters.

It can encode all 128 ASCII characters, including numbers, letters, symbols and control characters, so it can represent all characters on the computer keyboard.


4. QR Code

QR Code was invented in 1994 by a team led by Masahiro Harada of the Japanese company Denso Wave, based on its original use for marking car parts. It is a two-dimensional matrix barcode that can be used for a variety of purposes.

Later, the encoding and decoding rules of QR Code were formulated into multiple international standards, such as AIM International, JIS X 0510 and ISO/IEC 18004:2015.

The reason why QR Code is used instead of one-dimensional barcode in some situations is that QR Code has the following advantages:

QR Code can store more information because it uses a two-dimensional square matrix instead of one-dimensional lines. One-dimensional barcodes usually only store a few dozen characters, while QR Codes can store thousands of characters.