Excel PDF-417 Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

samples to input valid data and generate linear PDF-417 images in Excel



Excel PDF417 Introduction

Excel PDF-417 Overview

PDF-417, also known as Portable Data File 417, PDF 417, PDF417 Truncated, is a stacked linear barcode symbol format used in a variety of applications.

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Excel PDF417 Data Encoding

PDF417 Valid Character Set

PDF417 is a 2D barcode symbology that encodes all ASCII characters.

  • 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Upper-case letters A-Z, lower-case alphabets a-z
  • special characters

Excel PDF417 provides the only one mode to encode PDF417 valid value:

Mode PDF417 PDF417 PDF417 PDF417
Valid Character Set 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 A-Z a-z 0-9, A-Z, a-z
Sample Encoding 1. Choose Barcode Type to PDF417

2. Write down data to encoded"417417";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;



1. Choose Barcode Type to PDF417

2. Write down data to encoded - "DATAMATRIX";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

1. Choose Barcode Type to PDF417

2. Write down data to encoded "pdfdata;

3. Set Image Format to PNG;

1. Choose Barcode Type to PDF417

2. Write down data to encoded "Pdf417"

4. Set Image Format to PNG;

Sample Image


PDF417 Valid Barcode Length

PDF417 is a fixed-length linear barcode symbology, encoding 11-digit data without the last check digit placed at last.

Data Length Variable
Sample Encoding 1. Choose Barcode Type to PDF417

2. Write down data to encoded"PDF417a";

3. Set Image Format to PNG;



Sample Image




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