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How to Create Your Own Barcodes

Last updated: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:09:32 GMT
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How to Create Your Own Barcodes

Barcode Creation Conventions

Barcodes must follow several rules or conventions in order to be recognizable to TRAC and Checkpoint Scan. They must:

  1. Be exactly the same name as a mailstop in TRAC

  2. All uppercase

  3. Have no spaces in the name

  4. Use no non-alphanumeric characters except the dash (-)

  5. 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:

Checkpoint Scan - Barcode Fonts (FREE 3 of 9)


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.



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