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Extracting barcode images from Excel

  • This tutorial shows how to extract all barcode images from an Excel file, possible in Excel 2007 or newer.

Step 1. Create or use existing barcodes

  • Prepare barcodes using BarCodeWiz ActiveX Control Add-in.

Step 2. Save the Excel workbook

  • In this example, the workbook is saved on the windows desktop.

Step 3. Enable known extension types.

  • By Default in Windows, file extension types are hidden.
  • Navigate to the windows Control Panel, and select File Explorer Options.
  • Under Advanced Settings uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.

Step 4. Change .XLSX to .ZIP

  • Edit the extension from .xlsx to .zip and press the ENTER key.
  • Click Yes to rename.

Step 5. Extract contents of ZIP file

  • Right-click on the .zip file and select Extract All...
  • For the purpose of this tutorial, the .zip is extracted to the Windows Desktop.

Step 6. Navigate to the image files

  • The image files are located in the media folder of the extracted .zip.
  • Refrence path: \\Extract_Images_Excel\xl\media