Barcode Creation Conventions
Barcodes must follow several rules or conventions in order to be recognizable to TRAC and Checkpoint Scan. They must:
Be exactly the same name as a mailstop in TRAC
Have no spaces in the name
Use no non-alphanumeric characters except the dash (-)
Begin and end with an asterisk (*)
*Sample-Barcode* -- incorrect
*SAMPLE BARCODE* -- incorrect
*SAMPLE-B@RCODE* -- incorrect
*SAMPLE-BARCODE-001* -- correct
You may perform a simple browser search (e.g. Google) to locate the "FREE 3 of 9" barcode that will need to be downloaded and placed in your c:/Windows/Fonts folder on your computer. Barcodes may be created using Notepad/Wordpad (default program located on all computers) and/or a DYMO printer.
You may also download it using the following link:
Note: We have discovered that Microsoft Word will actually add a space behind your created barcode which your PDA or scanner will not recognize. In order to avoid this, please use the designated programs mentioned in the previous paragraph.