Word Postnet Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

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


 

Word Postnet Add-in Introduction

Word Postnet Overview

Postnet, also known as USPS POSTNET Barcode, USPS POSTal Numeric Encoding Technique Barcode, is a delivery point barcodes adopted by United States Postal Services.

Word Postnet is a Postnet image creation add-in for Word, which is able to easily insert high quality Postnet images in Microsoft Word 2003/2007/2010 documents. The installation of the Postnet Add-in is simple and requires no programming skills. It is easy to encode the message digits into the Postnet barcode symbol by the Word Postnet add-in. Customizable Postnet barcode properties allow the users of Word Postnet add-in easily configuring the Postnet barcode images in Word documents.

This page explains in detail how you can encode valid data for a POSTNET 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 POSTNET in Word.


Postnet Related Products

Onbarcode, a professional barcode solution supplier, provides not only Word barcode add-ins for creating Postnet barcode in Word but also other barcode components to generate Postnet images in different applications, like:

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

 

Word Postnet Data Encoding

Postnet Valid Character Set

The Postnet barcode symbology is generally used for quickly sorting and routing of mail by the USPS, the United States Postal Service. It is often used on envelopes and business return mail.

Postnet barcode symbology encodes the data into the height of bars only instead of the width of bars and spaces. Look at the following Postnet barcode images. The Postnet encodes 5, 9, or 11 numeric information digits into the barcode symbology. Postnet barcode encodes numeric digit from 0 through 9:

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

Postnet Barcode Symbols

The Postnet barcode is able to encode Standard Zip Code (5-digit), a Zip+4 Code (9-digit), or Delivery Point Code (11-digit), known by few people, into the barcode symbology. It is made up of two parts: Zip Code and Checksum digit.

If encoding a Zip 5-digit Code numeric string into the Postnet barcode, for example, "10001", it looks like the following image. The first five digits (10001) are Zip Code, and the last digit (8) is the check digit.



If encoding a numeric string, a Zip+4 Code, into the Postnet barcode, for example, "100011905", it looks like the following image. The first nine digits (100011905) are Zip Code, and the last digit (3) is the check digit.



If encoding a Delivery Point Code (11-digit) numeric string into the Postnet barcode, for example, "10001190501", it looks like the following image. The eleven digits (10001190501) are Zip Code, and the last digit (2) is the check digit.



Encode data into Postnet 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 Postnet from the barcode type list
  • Enter 5, 9, or 11 digits as you need into the data box
  • Configure barcode properties as your requirements.
  • Click Update button. A Postnet Image display in Word!








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