What is the name of the adapted QR code
This section provides information on the following topics:
Insert and edit QR codes
A QR code (Quick Response) is a type of barcode that represents information in two dimensions. QR codes are made up of black dots (also known as "pixels") arranged in a square and displayed against a white background. They also contain various markings: three larger squares in the corners and one or more smaller squares within the code pattern. QR codes can be read quickly and store information such as website addresses, phone numbers and messages.
An example of a QR code
With the increasing popularity of smartphones, QR codes are being used more and more frequently in consumer advertising and packaging. The QR code gives you quick access to the brand's website and you can use your smartphone to call up more detailed information about a product.
After creating a QR code, you can use the docking window Object properties Adjust properties such as pixel filling, background filling, pixel outline as well as pixel shape and corner rounding. If you adjust the shape of pixels, the markings will remain unchanged to ensure code readability. In addition, you can also set the border around the QR code or merge the pixels together.
A QR code with customized pixel shapes and added text. The markings remain unchanged.
With visual effects, logos or text, a QR code is given an artistic look, but scanners may perceive it as faulty. You can use the error correction settings to minimize the possibility of errors when scanning the QR code. For example, if part of the bitmap is obscured by graphics or text, the error correction duplicates some of the obscured data so that that data can be restored. There are four levels of error correction. At higher correction levels, a higher percentage of the information is duplicated, which means that less new information can be stored in the QR code. This can be problematic with QR codes that already contain almost the maximum amount of information before the error correction is applied. In this case you will be asked to either select a lower correction level or to reduce the amount of data in the QR code.
Like all other objects, QR codes can be moved, resized, scaled and aligned. For more information, see Working with Objects.
With QR codes, you can use styles to set the appearance of the fill, outline, and other properties. For more information, see Working with Styles and Style Sets. You can also change the default appearance of QR codes by changing the default object properties. For more information, see Managing Default Object Properties.
After inserting and formatting a QR code, you can validate it to ensure that it can be read by QR code readers and scanners.
|How to insert a QR code|
click on To editInsert QR code.
Select in the docking window Object properties in the list box Type of QR code one of the following options:
Url: Here you can enter a URL for a website.
E-mail address: Here you can enter an email address if you want to use the QR code to create a blank email.
Phone number: Here you can enter a telephone number for the QR code. Depending on the QR reader used, the phone number is dialed with your consent when the code is scanned with smartphones.
SMS: Here you can enter an SMS by entering a telephone number or a message text. With your consent, the QR reader can send the SMS message to the specified phone number.
Contact: Here you can enter contact information in vCard or meCard format. Select in the list box Contact card type the entry vCard or meCard and enter your contact information in the appropriate fields. With your consent, this contact information can be automatically added to the address book on your phone.
Calendar event: Here you can schedule an event by entering the name, location, start date / time and end date / time for the event. With your consent, the event can be added to your calendar.
Geotargeting: Here you can view a geographic location by entering the values for longitude and latitude.
Only text: Here you can enter a (unformatted) text.
|How to edit a QR code|
Double-click the QR code.
Run in the docker Object properties perform one of the following tasks:
Apply a fill to the pixels of the QR code
Select in the list box Fill type for pixels a fill type and then in the selection Fill color for pixels a filling.
If you want to adjust the fill, click the button Fill settings for pixels next to the color picker for pixels and set the fill settings.
Apply a fill to the background
Select in the list box Fill type for background a fill type and then in the selection Fill color for background a filling.
If you want to adjust the fill, click the button Background fill settings next to the color selection for the background and specify the fill settings.
Set the outline width and color for pixels
Enter in the field Outline width for pixels a value and then choose from the selection Outline color for pixels a color.
If you want to adjust the outline, click the button Outline settings for pixels next to the color selection for the outline and specify the outline settings.
Define the border around the QR code
Enter in the field edge a value.
Choose from the selection Pixel shape a shape.
To set the fill percentage for the pixels, enter in the field Fill factor for pixels a value.
When editing the fill, make sure there is a high contrast between the pixels and the background to avoid errors when scanning the code.
|How to apply advanced settings for the QR code|
Double-click a QR code.
Click in the docker Object properties on the arrow button down in the area QR codeto expand it and do one of the following.
Check the box Merging pixels.
Set the error correction level
Select in the list box Error correction level select an option to set the percentage of information used in a QR code that can be recovered in the event of data loss:
Define the corner rounding of the pixels
Enter in the field Pixel rounding a value.
|How to validate a QR code|
Double-click the QR code.
Click in the docker window Object properties on Validate.
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