Word Planet Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

samples to input valid data and generate linear Planet images in Word


 

Word Planet Add-In Introduction

Word Planet Overview

Planet, also known as USPS PLANET Barcode, USPS Confirm Service Barcode, is a linear barcode symbology adopted by United States Postal Service for tracking purpose when mail is processed on automated mail processing equipment.


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Word Planet Barcode Plug-in is a Planet image creation control, which is able to add high quality Planet images in Microsoft Word 2003/2007/2010 documents. It is simple to encode the valid data into Planet barcode image by the Word Planet add-in. Flexible Planet barcode properties, developed from the latest Planet specifications, allows the users of Word Planet add-in easily configuring the Planet barcode images in Word documents. The installation of the Planet Add-in is easy and requires no programming skills.

This page explains in detail how you can encode valid data for a PLANET generation in Microsoft Word documents with OnBarcode Word Barcode Add-In, here are some other tutorials you might need on how to customize image and size for a created PLANET in Word.


Planet Related Products

Onbarcode supplies not only Word barcode add-ins but also other barcode components to generate Planet images in different developmental environment, like:

  • .NET Planet Generation SDK for NET projects. Add Planet barcode image printing into .NET projects, like ASP.NET, .NET WinForms, Crystal Report for .NET as well as SSRS in .NET.
  • C#.NET Planet Generation Component for C#.NET development. Generate Planet barcode image in .NET projects via C#.
  • VB.NET Planet Generation Component for Visual Basic.NET projects. Display high quality Planet barcode images in .NET projects with Visual Basic .NET.
  • Java Planet Generation SDK for Java programs. Create Planet barcode images for multiple Java applications.
  • BIRT Planet Generation Component for BIRT projects. Integrate Planet barcode image printing functionality into BIRT Reports.

 

Word Planet Data Encoding

Planet Valid Character Set

The Planet barcode, same as the Postnet, is one of barcode symbologies used by the US Postal Service Office (USPS) for tracking mail pieces.

A Planet symbol is a fixed length barcode with 12 or 14 digits encoded, in which are 11 or 13 message data plus 1 check digit respectively. All data are only encoded into the height of bars instead of the width of bars and spaces. Planet barcode only encodes numeric characters from 0 through 9:

Planet Valid Character Set: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Planet Barcode Checksum Digit in Word

The Planet barcode symbology adopts the Mod 10 algorithm. The Word Barcode Add-in, provided by Onabrcode, automatically calculates the checksum digit for Planet Barcode.

Planet Barcode Symbols

If encoding an 11 digits address information into the Planet barcode, for instance, "01234567891", it looks like the following barcode image. The last digit "4" is the check digit computed automatically by the Word Barcode Add-in.



If encoding an 13 digits address information into the Planet barcode, for instance, "0123456789123", it looks like the following barcode image. The last digit "9" is the check digit computed automatically by the Word Barcode Add-in.



Encode data into Planet in Word

  • Make sure Word Barcode add-in has been installed
  • Open Word and go to the Barcode toolbar->Add Ins tab
  • Open the Bar code Panel and select the Planet from the barcode type list
  • Enter 11 or 13 digits as you need into the data box
  • Configure barcode properties as your requirements.
  • Click Update button. A Planet Image display in Word!








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