Hello fellow FrameMaker Scripters,
I was just wondering if anybody knew a way to use Extendscript to create QR codes in FM. I'm creating several thousand files and would like to be able to tag each output with a QR code so a person in the field can simply scan it to pull up the PDF file. Unfortunately this would mean individually creating and saving thousands of QR codes. If I could automate the generation of QR codes mid-export I could do the tagging automatically and all would be right with the world.
Any thoughts or suggestions on where to look?
Corey, this is an interesting question to me because I am considering the same type of thing. I imagine you would need to install some QR code generation software, then just call it from ES to write a file somewhere. You could then pick up the file and do whatever.
A simple Google search reveals software like the following, which claims to be free but I didn't really look into it:
According to the user manual, you can submit command line arguments that control the code generation process, which would make it ideal for control via ES.
That would definitely be a solution other than the IT restrictions I work under. I doubt very much that I would be able to add additional software to my system, even free software. If I come across any solutions in the standard FM environment though I'll be sure to let you know.