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Printing postal bar codes on envelopes [closed]

asked 2013-02-05 21:15:23 +0200

Doug gravatar image

updated 2015-10-21 04:42:14 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm trying to figure out how to print bar codes on envelopes. I've been through the Mail Merge chapter 11 (3.5.7), but can't find anything. Doug

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answered 2013-02-05 22:27:55 +0200

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If you are refering to US Postal Barcode have look here. These are official USPS programs, fonts etc. for different platforms.

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answered 2013-02-05 22:05:02 +0200

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This page looks like it might provide the answer:

(The article clearly targets MS-Office 2007 users, but a note on the page specifically mentions that these instructions should with LibreOffice as well)

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This link gives you the old, still valid postal code as a font and you need only type: /123456789/ to get the barcode. The link in my above answer is the new code which is more complecated to produce.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2013-02-23 02:30:41 +0200 )edit

I can't find any evidence that regular bar codes of the type shown above are valid for U.S. postal mailings. There is indeed a new type of bar code, but it doesn't look anything like what is shown above. See Can you provide a link to a document confirming that a bar code of the type shown above is valid on USPS mail pieces?

jik gravatar imagejik ( 2013-09-25 01:19:14 +0200 )edit

@jik, you are right the barcode shown by @mariosv is NOT a postal barcode. Stick with your mentioned web-site.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2013-09-25 19:03:16 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-02-05 22:03:06 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Do you have installed in your system the barcode font?

You need to use a barcode font with the text to transform in barcode.

Easy to find free barcode fonts in the web, an example here:

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