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Generating QR-Codes in InDesign without padding

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Dear Community

 

I use the Generate QR-Code option in InDesign quiet often.

But it always annoys me that InDesign automatically generates a blank frame around the QR-Code which makes it harder for me to aline with other objects.

Is there a possibility to change the settings for the generator?

 

Thank you.

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Silvio,

you said:

"Is there a possibility to change the settings for the generator?"

No. But you could develop an object style that takes account of this issue.

As far as I can see the offset of the visible elements of the QR code to the frame that contains is 10 Pt.

 

This allows to set the frame fitting options to:

[1] Fit Contents To Frame

[2] Offset value: 10 Pt

 

From my German InDesign 2021 where the 10 Pt offset value is translated to millimeters:

QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt.PNG

 

Use the frame fitting options with an object style and apply the object style to a given QR code on the page:

02-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt.PNG

You can go one step further and also apply an absolute value for width and height to compensate the fact that the QR code is now scaled to fit the frame. That value can also be part of an object style.

 

For width and height I did the following in the input field:

Width: [ 30mm - 20 Pt ]

InDesign is calculating the result in the edit fields to the result of 22.944 mm.

 

03-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt-FixedSize.PNG

 

04-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt-FixedSize.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Generating QR-Codes in InDesign without padding

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Dear Community

 

I use the Generate QR-Code option in InDesign quiet often.

But it always annoys me that InDesign automatically generates a blank frame around the QR-Code which makes it harder for me to aline with other objects.

Is there a possibility to change the settings for the generator?

 

Thank you.

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Silvio,

you said:

"Is there a possibility to change the settings for the generator?"

No. But you could develop an object style that takes account of this issue.

As far as I can see the offset of the visible elements of the QR code to the frame that contains is 10 Pt.

 

This allows to set the frame fitting options to:

[1] Fit Contents To Frame

[2] Offset value: 10 Pt

 

From my German InDesign 2021 where the 10 Pt offset value is translated to millimeters:

QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt.PNG

 

Use the frame fitting options with an object style and apply the object style to a given QR code on the page:

02-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt.PNG

You can go one step further and also apply an absolute value for width and height to compensate the fact that the QR code is now scaled to fit the frame. That value can also be part of an object style.

 

For width and height I did the following in the input field:

Width: [ 30mm - 20 Pt ]

InDesign is calculating the result in the edit fields to the result of 22.944 mm.

 

03-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt-FixedSize.PNG

 

04-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt-FixedSize.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Hi Silvio,

you said:

"Is there a possibility to change the settings for the generator?"

No. But you could develop an object style that takes account of this issue.

As far as I can see the offset of the visible elements of the QR code to the frame that contains is 10 Pt.

 

This allows to set the frame fitting options to:

[1] Fit Contents To Frame

[2] Offset value: 10 Pt

 

From my German InDesign 2021 where the 10 Pt offset value is translated to millimeters:

QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt.PNG

 

Use the frame fitting options with an object style and apply the object style to a given QR code on the page:

02-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt.PNG

You can go one step further and also apply an absolute value for width and height to compensate the fact that the QR code is now scaled to fit the frame. That value can also be part of an object style.

 

For width and height I did the following in the input field:

Width: [ 30mm - 20 Pt ]

InDesign is calculating the result in the edit fields to the result of 22.944 mm.

 

03-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt-FixedSize.PNG

 

04-QR-Code-FitContentsToFrame-OffsetValue-10pt-FixedSize.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Dear Uwe

 

Thank you so much for your answer. I will definitly work with the object formate tool.

 

Liebe Grüsse aus dem Nachbarland Schweiz.

Silvio

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