Word PDF417 Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

samples to input valid data and generate 2D PDF417 images in Word


 

Word PDF417 Add-In Introduction

Word PDF417 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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Word PDF417 is a PDF417 image printing add-in, which is able to easily add high quality PDF417 images in Microsoft Word 2003/2007/2010 documents. It is easy to install the PDF417 Add-in into Microsoft Office Word and no programming skills are required. PDF417 barcode plug-in is able to quickly encoding valid characters and exporting PDF-417 images in Word. Flexible barcode properties configuration support allows the users of the Word PDF-417 add-in easily customizing the PDF417 barcode images exported in Word documents.

This page explains in detail how you can encode valid data for a PDF-417 generation in Microsoft Word documents with OnBarcode Word Barcode Add-In, here are some other tutorials you might need on how to customize image and size for a created PDF-417 in Word.


PDF417 Related Products

Onbarcode provides Word barcode add-ins as well as other barcode product to add PDF417 images in various applications, like:

  • .NET PDF417 Generation SDK for NET projects. Add PDF417 barcode image printing into .NET projects, like ASP.NET, .NET WinForms, Crystal Report for .NET as well as SSRS in .NET.
  • C#.NET PDF417 Generation Component for C#.NET development. Generate PDF417 barcode image in .NET projects via C#.
  • VB.NET PDF417 Generation Component for Visual Basic.NET projects. Display high quality PDF417 barcode images in .NET projects with Visual Basic .NET.
  • Java PDF417 Generation SDK for Java programs. Create PDF417 barcode images for multiple Java applications.
  • BIRT PDF417 Generation Component for BIRT projects. Integrate PDF417 barcode image printing functionality into BIRT Reports.

 

Word PDF417 Data Encoding

PDF417 Barcode Symbol Components

The PDF417 barcode is extensively used on transport, identification cards, and inventory management. It is defined by the specification ISO/IEC 15438: 2006. If encoding the data string "http://www.onbarcode.com/products/net_barcode/" into a PDF417 symbol, it looks like the following image:



A PDF417 barcode symbology is made up of the following parts from left to right: quiet zone, start pattern, left row indicator, data codeword, right indicator, stop pattern, and quiet zone.

PDF417 Valid Character Set

Among all physical parts of a PDF-417, the data codewords are used for encoding the message data which could be numbers, letters, or other symbols. PDF417 uses Reed�CSolomon error correction. PDF417 barcode symbology adopts a base 929 modes. Each codeword stands for a numeric digit between 0 and 928. 900 of them are used for information data, and the rest 29 are used for particular functions. Three different encoding modes, text, byte, and numeric are defined and can be mixed while necessary.

  • Text: a codeword stands for 1 or 2 characters.
  • Byte: a group of 5 codewords standards for 6 bytes.
  • Numeric: groups of 15 codewords standards for 44 decimal digits.
  • Encode data into PDF417 in Word

    • Install Word PDF417 Barcode add-in
    • Open Word and go to the Barcode toolbar->Add Ins tab
    • Open the Bar code Panel and choose PDF417 from the barcode type list
    • Enter data into the data box
    • Configure barcode properties as necessary.
    • Click Update button. A PDF417 Image display in Word!








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