There is a printer file DDS keyword BARCODE.  This allows you to reference
many (not all) different types of barcodes....including POSTNET.  The
BARCODE keyword is only valid for IPDS printers and those printer files
with device type *IPDS or *AFPDS.  It's a real breeze to do it this way.
Example code for your print file:

A                  FIELD1                     9S   0    10
12BARCODE(POSTNET)

I've not used POSTNET itself but this should work.  There are numerous
keyword values that are available for the BARCODE keyword - check digit,
human readable, height, etc.  Most of them (excluding check digit) are
probably not valid for POSTNET.

HTH

Mike Crump




"Kevin Watkins" <kevinw@hurtcompanies.com> on 01/06/99 09:27:33 AM

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To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
cc:    (bcc: Mike Crump/IS/Ball-Foster)

Subject:  *IPDS & Postnet




I have an IBM 6412 w/IBM IPDS (so it says...)  can i print postnet barcodes
with this printer?  If so care to explain how?


/* J. Kevin Watkins
    Sun Industries, Inc (a Hurt Enterprise)
    http://www.hurtcompanies.com
    kevinw@hurtcompanies.com */







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