In default installation the Developer tab is disabled. This tab is required to access programmability, such as macro and ActiveX control. If you need to insert Barcode ActiveX into a word document, you need to enable this tab first.

Follow the steps below to enable the Developer tab:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office button.
  2. Choose Word options.
  3. Select Popular (at the top left).
  4. Check Show Developer tab in the Ribbon.