Fonts and Barcodes in Microsoft Office
First, let's clear this up: Fonts used in Microsoft Office are not a
component of Microsoft Office, but of Microsoft Windows. While some applications
may install fonts for you, they get installed to Windows, not the application in
which you use them. I am talking only of Microsoft. Other applications may work
A barcode is nothing but a number that's formatted using a barcode font.
Usually, a barcode font has a specification, so you'll want to know what
specification is required by your barcode scanner. Then just type that
specification into Google, and you'll surely find a font out there to use;
maybe even a free one.
So, suppose you're doing a mail merge and need a barcode? Just select the
merge field that contains the barcode number and format it with the barcode
There are tons of free fonts on the Internet; so many that you shouldn't
have to pay for them.
To install a new font, just download it to your desktop. You'll probably
want to close all your applications first. Doing so should ensure that when
you open the application, the new fonts will be available.
Open your Control Panel and go to the Fonts folder. From the menu, choose
FileŕInstall New Font. Browse to your desktop by
double-clicking, in this order: C:\, Documents and Settings, Your name,
Desktop. Leave the "Copy fonts..." checkbox checked. Select any and all fonts
you want to install and hit OK. After they're installed, you can delete the
fonts from your desktop.
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