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The barcode is based on the ZIP code (postal code) characters, so make sure you enter the ZIP code correctly.
Barcodes can be generated only for the delivery addresses (Recipient address panels). Barcodes are included into the Recipient address panel and can appear either above or below the address. For envelopes, you can also detach the barcode and place it elsewhere on the envelope. To control barcodes, use the Text tab of the Inspector.
Labels & Addresses also can print FIM on envelopes. FIM (Facing Identification Mark) provides automated processing equipment with the data it requires to do its job. FIM allows automatic facing (orientation) of the mail for cancellation (postmarking). FIM is not essential, and is only used with barcoded mail. There are 4 types of FIM codes. Labels & Addresses supports FIM-A code. Other types are used exclusively with business reply mails.
By default, Labels & Addresses allows to print FIM-A code on envelopes with US addresses that bear POSTNET barcode. To turn FIM on, choose Show FIM-A in the View menu.
The Intelligent Mail barcode is a US Postal Service barcode used to sort and track letters and flats. In addition to the ZIP code (used to generate a POSTNET barcode), the Intelligent Mail barcode carries sender's information. You can choose which barcode to print from the US barcode Type drop-down menu in the Text tab of the Inspector.
To use the Intelligent Mail barcode in Labels & Addresses, you should fill in this information:
All but the ZIP code information can be entered in the Address Panel tab in the program Preferences. The ZIP code is taken from the current delivery address.
For the test or program learning purposes, you can print an Intelligent Mail barcode keeping the sample values. The program displays a warning message in this case. The sample values should not be used for actual mailing.