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Old January 28th, 2013, 05:24 PM
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Default IMB - what input & font

Hello -
Now that I have the postnet barcode down solid, the IMB barcode is required.

Questions - which font to use & size, and is the input string alpha or numeric?

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Old January 29th, 2013, 04:41 AM
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Default Re: IMB - what input & font

Can do it either way alpha or numeric
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Old January 29th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Thanks - which font name & size to use for alpha string?

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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Check out this thread.

http://forums.printable.com/showthre...2185#post12185
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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Hmm, well I'm still missing something. Here is the issue - in the "preview record selector" I can see the barcode string "TTFAD...." however nothing appears on the barcode line in the PDF, although the rest of the record lines do appear..

I've selected the IDAutomation 4 state font for that line.

I did try changing the font to Arial, and the characters "TTFAD..." did appear in the PDF when previewed.

What am I missing here?

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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:40 AM
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Sounds to be like the font may not be embedding properly.
Check your fonts.err file here for any issues with the barcode fonts:

/Library/Preferences/PTI/FusionPro/fonts.err
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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:54 AM
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We use the font "USPSIMBStandard" and apply it to the variable "as is" at 16 pt (not via a rule). The font can be found on the USPS website.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Default Re: IMB - what input & font

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I did try changing the font to Arial, and the characters "TTFAD..." did appear in the PDF when previewed.
If you have issues with Preview, ALWAYS do a regular, non-preview composition and look in the log file. It will probably tell you what went wrong.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Still can't get the IDAutomation4State font to work. However was able to install the USPS Std & Compact IMB's on this machine, and after loading through FusionPro 4X those eventually worked.

Could not locate a "font.err" file, nor did I find any mention (recognizable to me) of things gone awry in the log file, when trying the IDAutomation font again.

However - the USPS fonts DO work! Why the IDAutomation one does not - I dunno.

Thanks to all for your suggestions and assistance.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 12:48 PM
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Still can't get the IDAutomation4State font to work.
The IDAutomation4State font contains glyphs only for the digits 0, 1, 2, and 3. If you want to use raw data encoded with the letters F, A, T, and D, then you need to convert those letters to the digits, as demonstrated in these threads, all of which are fairly easy to find by searching this forum for "intelligent mail barcode":
http://forums.pti.com/showthread.php?t=747
http://forums.pti.com/showthread.php?t=433
http://forums.pti.com/showthread.php?t=650

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Could not locate a "font.err" file, nor did I find any mention (recognizable to me) of things gone awry in the log file, when trying the IDAutomation font again.
The location of fonts.err varies based on the versions of FusionPro and your operating system. On Windows XP, with FusionPro 8.0, the fonts.err file should be at "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\PTI\FusionPro\". However, in this case, the font itself is fine, but the encoding of the characters doesn't match up, as explained above.
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I am a not a Support engineer, and this forum is not a substitute for Support. My participation on this forum is primarily as a fellow user (and a forum moderator). I am happy to provide help and answers to questions when I can; however, there is no guarantee that I, or anyone else on this forum, will be able to answer all questions or fix any problems. If I ask for files to clarify an issue, I might not be able to look at them personally. I am not able to answer private messages, emails, or phone calls unless they go through proper Support channels. Please direct any sales or pricing questions to your salesperson or inquiries@marcom.com.

Complex template-building questions, as well as all installation and font questions or problems, should be directed to FusionProSupport@marcom.com. Paid consulting work may be required to fulfill your template-building needs.

This is a publicly viewable forum. Please DO NOT post fonts, or other proprietary content, to this forum. Also, please DO NOT post any "live" data with real names, addresses, or any other personal, private, or confidential data.

Please include the specific versions of FusionPro, Acrobat, and your operating system in any problem reports or help requests. I recommend putting this information in your forum signature. Please also check your composition log (.msg) file for relevant error or warning messages.

Please post questions specific to the MarcomCentral Enterprise and Web-to-Print applications in the MarcomCentral forum. Click here to request access. Or contact your Business Relationship Manager (BRM/CPM) for assistance.

Please direct any questions specific to EFI's Digital StoreFront (DSF) to EFI support.

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

The correct spellings are JavaScript, FusionPro, and MarcomCentral (each with two capital letters and no spaces). Acceptable abbreviations are JS, FP, and MC (or MCC). There is no "S" at the end of "Expression" or "Printable"! The name of the product is FusionPro, not "Fusion". "Java" is not is not the same as JavaScript.

Check out the JavaScript Guide and JavaScript Reference! FusionPro 8.0 and newer use JavaScript 1.7. Older versions use JavaScript 1.5.

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