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I can't find anything about printing QR codes. I was looking at an artwork publication today displaying QR code matrices. Used with mobile took me straight to relevant website.

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@desanna100

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It has been asked for here a number of times in the last 3 weeks, but Affinity Publisher cannot do this for you. There are a number of websites and apps that can (for free) create images for you for any of the many things (to the many specifications) that a QR code can represent (not just a hyperlink), and you can just insert that QR code image where you wish.


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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There is no QR code generator inside of APub.

Even though QXP & ID have this ability, I use an external application to make them (and there are literally dozens of web sites that can), and then import them as a graphic inside the layout application.

Mike


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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Hi Sam,

I can only answer for myself. 

If I had a single ad or a single poster, I might use an in-application qr code generator. But I've never been asked to.

I use to get requests for adding them to a business card run, but that use has died down significantly for me. Because the biz cards were for a company comprised of many personalized cards, I used a database and generated them at once in seconds. And then added the filenames to the merge code and merged to the biz card template. 

Mike


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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24 minutes ago, Sam Neil said:

....why not? I hate to bring up the old chestnut but PagePlus has this feature and works like a charm....What is stopping you

It took us 8 years and 4 versions of PagePlus after QR codes were popular for QR codes to bubble up to the top in terms of priorities in PagePlus. So no reason "why not", but it is not.... a priority. It's easy to work around (see above), where there is no easy work around for anchored objects (for example). Q. "What is stopping you" A. having priorities and not having an infinite number of programmers.


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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9 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

It took us 8 years and 4 versions of PagePlus after QR codes were popular for QR codes to bubble up to the top in terms of priorities in PagePlus. So no reason "why not", but it is not.... a priority. It's easy to work around (see above), where there is no easy work around for anchored objects (for example). Q. "What is stopping you" A. having priorities and not having an infinite number of programmers.

Fair point.

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For years at a career events exhibition show we were asked to incorporate huge QR codes on the stands and also on all the flyers. 

We had the QR code direct to a unique URL so we could track the amount of times it was accessed. 

Over 5 years, noobody once scanned the QR codes, from either the large ones printed on the stands, and the ones printed on the flyers. 

 

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I recently worked on a project. Out of 8000 people, only 5 used QR codes. The QR code is obselete BUT it was a request from the client. And this request, it is often done to me ... :)

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On 9/21/2018 at 12:24 PM, Burny said:

The QR code is obselete...

QR code is not obsolete. It's very useful for complex web addresses. PagePlus could generate QR codes, so it shouldn't be difficult to add this feature in Affinity Publisher too.

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33 minutes ago, janndk said:

QR code is not obsolete. It's very useful for complex web addresses. PagePlus could generate QR codes, so it shouldn't be difficult to add this feature in Affinity Publisher too.

htaccess is useful for complex addresses... But when I use something like QR code, it's my costumer choice, not mine. A professional software must allow me to meet the demand of my clients. (QR code could be useful but no one use it. Useful but obsolete).

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