New Budget Barcode Format for Mail
Campus Mail Services has a new format for budget number barcodes. We have dropped the $M from the barcode because our new scanner technology doesn’t require it or read it. If you have budget number barcode labels with the $M format, please contact Campus Mail a.s.a.p. for a new label template. If you have budget number red cards please return these as well for updating.
Your barcode should look like this:
We can now create your barcodes in a PDF file and e-mail it to you ready to print! E-mail the budget number needed, your name, department name, phone number and campus zip to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will create the budget number to fit the Avery 5167 labels (or equivalent labels, 80 per page) and email the PDF back to you.
You may request the 3 of 9 barcode true type font by e-mailing email@example.com. After receiving and downloading this file, any application you are running that uses True Type Font (*.TTF) files under Windows should allow you to select 3 of 9 Barcode from its fonts menu.
Microsoft Word users
Disable the AutoFormat feature for *Bold* (under "AutoFormat" and "AutoFormat As You Type"), otherwise the "*" character will be interpreted as the Word command code for selecting the Bold font attribute, not as a "real" character.
After you have selected the 3 of 9 Barcode font you will need to set the font size. A setting of 12pt or larger font is best for laser printers. Inkjet printers need a font size of 16pt or larger. Type the budget number with an asterisk before and after the number. Type the budget number in all upper case and no spaces. So a budget number of ABC123 would be *ABC123*.
Following the steps mentioned above should result in a printable barcode showing up on your screen as you type. If you produce your own barcodes, always have a sample verified with Campus Mail and Receiving before using. Send a sample by e-mail or Campus Mail and Receiving (2282) before printing your supply.
If you have any questions you may contact us at 208-885-5256/7011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.