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9 digit postal codes on mailing labels

I am trying to make mailing labels. The zip/postal codes are 9 digits
(ex: 40601-0223) I ran a query and put in the input mask
00000/-9999;;_ and it works but when I make the mailing labels and it
pulls in the data the dash is missing (Ex: 406010223). Does anyone
know how I can get the dash to follow to the labels? I tried using
the wizard and I also built them manually. Any suggestions would be
appreciated.

Thank you,

Bobbie
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Did you try using Format() in the query field to force into the desired
format?

Mike Storr
www.veraccess.com

"Bobbie" <st******@dcr.net> wrote in message
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I am trying to make mailing labels. The zip/postal codes are 9 digits
(ex: 40601-0223) I ran a query and put in the input mask
00000/-9999;;_ and it works but when I make the mailing labels and it
pulls in the data the dash is missing (Ex: 406010223). Does anyone
know how I can get the dash to follow to the labels? I tried using
the wizard and I also built them manually. Any suggestions would be
appreciated.

Thank you,

Bobbie

Nov 12 '05 #2
In the text box of the mailing label zip code field (assuming it is in
Access), use 00000-0000 in the format string.

Pavel

Bobbie wrote:

I am trying to make mailing labels. The zip/postal codes are 9 digits
(ex: 40601-0223) I ran a query and put in the input mask
00000/-9999;;_ and it works but when I make the mailing labels and it
pulls in the data the dash is missing (Ex: 406010223). Does anyone
know how I can get the dash to follow to the labels? I tried using
the wizard and I also built them manually. Any suggestions would be
appreciated.

Thank you,

Bobbie

Nov 12 '05 #3

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