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jtfey

What do I need to have Word 2004 (Windows) print barcodes on mailing labels?

I can print the labels but the barcode comes out as numbers.

I am totally dumb about barcodes. I do believe the one I need is the Intelligent Mail barcode.

Thanks.

Operating System: Windows XP

Application: Excel and Word

03-20-13     2344 day(s) ago    

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If you are using a barcode font to generate Intelligent Mail, then the data must be encoded using a font encoder.

IDAutomation recommends mail merging the data from Excel into Word using the Barcode Add-In and barcode fonts.

To encode and mail merge Linear barcodes (including Intelligent Mail), view:



To encode and mail merge 2D barcodes, view:


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The Incorrect Data or Invalid Data error means that there are not enough/too many characters for Intelligent Mail.


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I should have added I'm using MS Office 2003 running on MS Windows XP.

The sentence that baffles me is "Place the cursor where the barcode should appear and choose to insert the barcode column.

Does this mean I should import the barcodes along with the rest of the data but instead do an import and then go back and import the barcode column?

Confused

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I've purchased and installed the IDAutomation_USPS_Intelligent Mail Font Advantage. I've also downloaded and installed the IDAutomation_Word-Excel Add-in.

I have an Excel document with 10 fields, the last being Bar Codes. I went into that document and applied the Intelligent Mail Barcode font and, correctly, it changed all the numbers to the appropriate IMB Barcodes.

I then created a label in Word and followed the Mail Merge Wizard steps. When I import the Excel file the barcodes aren't IMB but instead a string of lower-case letters.

While in Word, if I highlight a barcode in one of the labels and select the IMB, the words "Incorrect Data" appears.

I've tried to follow your instructions but they seem to say I'm able to import the barcodes separately and not as part of the Excel document. If this is the case I don't know how to do it.

Help!

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