How do I create a barcode in Microsoft Word?

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Microsoft WordIf you want to create a barcode in Microsoft Word, follow the steps and suggestions on this page for the version of Microsoft Word on your computer.

Create a mailing barcode for addresses in the United States

Microsoft Word 2007 and later

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click on the Mailings tab in the toolbar.
  3. Click on the Envelopes option.
  4. Type the Delivery address, if necessary, for the Envelope or Label.
  5. Click the Options button.
  6. Click the Font button in the Delivery address or Return address section.
  7. Select the barcode font in the Font list. You need to download and install a valid barcode font to be able to select that barcode font at this step. See the Other barcodes section below for general help on finding and downloading a barcode font.
  8. Click OK on the Envelope Address and Envelope Options windows.

Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Click Envelopes and Labels.
  4. Type the Delivery address, if necessary, for the Envelope or Label.
  5. Click the Options button.
  6. Check the box for "Delivery point barcode" and click OK.

Other barcodes

You can also download barcode fonts to create barcodes. Keep in mind that there are different symbologies of barcodes, meaning that not all barcodes are supported by all barcode readers or other programs.

Perform a search of available barcode fonts

There also exist numerous third-party programs that can help keep track of barcodes and products that integrate with Microsoft Word.

Additional information

  • See the barcode definition for further information and related links.