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Printing Mailing Bar Codes on Your Envelopes- Jim Calloway

Printing Mailing Bar Codes on Your Envelopes
by Jim Calloway, Director Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program

Many of us use word processing software to print envelopes. Did you know you can also print the mailing bar code for the recipient's address - automatically? It's easy. Here's how to do it in MS Word.

After you've typed the recipient's name and address, choose
"Envelopes and Labels"
"Envelope Options," then check
Delivery point bar code"

Word automatically inserts the correct bar code for the specific address.

This feature is similar in Word Perfect.

Here's how:
Choose "Format"
"Envelope," Under "Mailing Address" click on the "Icon showing the Bar Code"
You then choose whether you want the bar code inserted above or below the address.

(We are aware that there is a debate about whether bar codes actually speed up the mail.)

When keystrokes are mentioned with a plus sign (e.g. Alt + Tab) it means that both keys should be pressed simultaneously.

When actions are separated by a dash (e.g. Click File - Print ) it means that they should be done in sequence.

First published on 5/10/04

First published on 05/10/2004

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