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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 (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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