# How to Use Barcode Scanner in Excel (2 Suitable Ways)

### Method 1 – Use a Barcode Scanner and Show the Scanned Code in an Excel Cell

Steps:

• You need to manage a barcode scanner. Turn off the computer and plug in the scanner.
• Turn on the computer and the scanner.
• Open the desired Excel file. Point the cursor to the desired place of the sheet. We want to view the scanned date here.
• Pick the barcode scanner and place it 6 inches away from a barcode, or whatever the recommended distance is.
• Scan the code with the scanner.
• The data should be scanned and deposited on the selected cell of the worksheet.

### Method 2 – Extract Data from Barcodes Created with Excel Code 39 Fonts

Steps:

• We have the following barcodes for IDs in Column C.

• We will retrieve the alpha-numeric value from the barcode.
• Copy barcodes into the Result column.

• Choose all the cells from the Result column.
• Go to the Font section and choose a font. We chose Calibri.

• Barcodes are converted to alphanumeric values.

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1. Hello Alok Paul,
Thank you for your helpful instruction. I don’t quite understand why mine wouldn’t work. I had the same code as your example, but it wouldn’t work. I cut and pasted your example into my spreadsheet, changed the information, and it worked. I don’t get it but thank you just the same!

• Hello David Rascati,

You are most welcome. If you want you can share your code here so that we can debug it to find out the reason.

Regards
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