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QR Code Type Always Shown as Plain Text within Data merge

Engaged ,
May 25, 2020

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Dear Professional's

I tried very hard to make Data merged document to Show the URL at the Right place (Website) but i always Shown as Plain Text, I dont know why?, I tried everything and this get me mad!, did i miss somthing? , I use InDesign 2020 in Windows 10 Pro,

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QR Code Type Always Shown as Plain Text within Data merge

Engaged ,
May 25, 2020

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Dear Professional's

I tried very hard to make Data merged document to Show the URL at the Right place (Website) but i always Shown as Plain Text, I dont know why?, I tried everything and this get me mad!, did i miss somthing? , I use InDesign 2020 in Windows 10 Pro,

Thanks for AnyHelp

Mohammad

 

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Viele Grüße
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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Your QR code appears to be working properly, as it goes to the correct URL if you scan it with a QR code reader. I think it's defaulting to Plain Text because the data is coming in as text from Data Merge. The "URL:" prefix ensures that InDesign interprets it as a URL address.

 

If you were creating a QR code manually, you would type the URL minus the "URL:" prefix (e.g. http://www.youtube.com) and choose Web Hyperlink as the Type.

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I agree, the URL: prefix denotes that a web page is to be loaded, and that's the syntax on the help page too.

However, not all QR code readers behave the same way. Perhaps have a look at this reference to see other ways that the syntax can be prepared: https://github.com/zxing/zxing/wiki/Barcode-Contents

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Hm. Shouldn't it be:

URL:https://www.youtube.com/

Adding an s to http and perhaps doing a slash at the end of the address?

 

Template:

 

QRCodeURL-DataMerge-Template.PNG

 

Resulting merge:

 

QRCodeURL-DataMerge-MergedFile.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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