Yeah script can do this… Is QR code a placed link…?
AI will let you have 100 artboards so you could make use those… and export 1 PDF
Loop a folder of QR codes and just replace the file path to the links…?
There is NO need to keep opening and closing the original AI doc…
Do you need to save each doc with said code…?
Thanks for your help Mark!
You're right, yeah the QR code is a placed link, probably would be easiest to have the document open and relink and save out as a PDF 100 times. The files obviously need to have different names but they DO NOT need to relate to the file name of the QR code (codes/web addresses will be scanned manually by the client after printing for reference).
So now I just need help to figure out how to 'Relink' and 'Save As' 100 times. I've never used scripts before, is it something I can do myself or would I need to get someone to write it? Or can I just set up a regular or batch action?
I don't 'think' a batch action is going to work for what you want…
Im NOT a big user of action so I may be wrong. Have they been improved in recent versions (CC)
Your choices are the built-in to AI variable data and data sets… You can make a liked file variable…
You will need to get your replacement file paths into an XML document and import…
A script can do this but wether you commision someone or dig about this forum for previous examples
there should be plenty of snippets and knock it up yourself…
After your suggestion I did some googling and found this:
Hopefully this will get me started! Thanks for your help Mark, I will report back soon!