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Working with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)

Creating a QR code

A new feature introduced in InDesign CC lets you quickly add QR (short for Quick Response) codes to a layout. A QR code is a type of barcode that consists of black or colored squares arranged in a grid on a white background. The code contains information, such as a hyperlink, plain text, or a text message, that can be electronically scanned by devices such as smartphones.

Next, you’ll add a QR code to the back page of the newsletter and configure it to open a web page.

  1. Navigate to page 4 of the document (the back cover) and choose View > Fit Page In Window to center the page.
  2. Choose Object > Generate QR Code.
  3. Choose each of the options in the Type menu to view the associated controls, and then choose Web Hyperlink.
  4. In the URL field, enter http://www.adobe.com (or the complete URL for any website you want).

  5. Click OK to close the dialog box.
  6. Click the intersection of the margin guides at the lower-left corner of the page, and then drag upward until the edge of the frame aligns with the first column guide.

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