I have more than 2,000 QR codes that I need to insert into this template for printing. I am hoping that there is an automated way to do this so I don't need to resize and place each QR code image by hand.
Is there a batch command or action of some kind that can perform this task for me?
Thanks so much for your help in advance!
I can do this task in InDesign if need be. However, I'm a little InDesign illiterate. I looked up Data Merge and tried to figure out how it works with images, but to no avail (yet!). Can you give me a leg up and explain how I can execute this task in Indy? Thanks!
I would definitely agree with the suggestions of using InDesign for this, it'll be a lot easier. I would guess the hardest part is going to be the file names for each QR code. Do you have them cataloged by chance?
Do you have Excel handy? Create a new book and for the header put something along the lines of @QRCode (The @ symbol is used to indicate a graphic placement). Then list all the QR codes in that column, save it as a CSV file. In InDesign create a Rectange Frame the size you need (on the toolbar the rectangle with the X through it. Open Data Merge (Window, Utilities, Data Merge). Select the Source Data in the main window it will show the available merge. The QRCode should show up with a little Mountain Icon indicating an image placement. Click the rectangle you drew then click on the data field you created. It should show up with << >> marks before and after it. Then just click the Preview check to view them.
Thanks for all your helpful responses. I fiddled around with Data Merge until I found how how it worked, and when I looked back at this forum, the method I have figured out was yours, z284pwer! Thanks very much.
The only difference was that I had to save my Excel sheet as a filetype called "Text (tab delimited)*.txt" rather than a .csv for it to recognize my list. I was able to create a list/catalog of all my files using Command Prompt.