Linking the ActiveX Control to Field in Word
The Control Source property is only valid in MS Access. To link the IDAutomation ActiveX Barcode Control to a text box in a Word document, follow these instructions.
This example is based on Word 2000 using the IDAutomation PDF417 ActiveX Barcode Control and it assumes a basic knowledge of working with Macros and VBA in Office Products. For more information on using VBA and macros in Word, please consult the MS Office documentation.
- Open a new Word Document.
- Click the View Menu Item, click ToolBars and then select Control Toolbox. This will cause a small, floating toolbox to appear in the document.
- Select Text Box and place the text box somewhere in the document. This will be the text box linked to the ActiveX control.
- Click the More Controls button on the Control Toolbox (it looks similar to a hammer and wrench crossed together). In the list that appears, click the IDAutomation PDF417 Barcode. This puts a PDF417 barcode in the document. It may have to be moved around so that it does not cover the text box that was previously added.
- Select the Textbox by clicking on it. Go to the Control Toolbox and click the View Code button (it looks similar to a sheet of paper with a magnifying glass over it). This should open the VBA