Meadows Publishing Solutions

Meadows Releases Free QR Code Module for Adobe InDesign Users

News Highlights

• Available for Adobe InDesign CS5, CS5.5 or CS6, Mac or Win platforms;

• Creates QR Code, Data Matrix, and PDF417 bar codes directly in any InDesign document;

• Offers complete control over sizing, encoding and styling aspects of the bar codes;

• Integrated with Meadows DesignMerge and AutoPrice software for producing fully variable 2D bar codes from any database.

• A FREE license is available, which supports QR Code creation.

• Meadows will be demonstrating this software module, as well as DesignMerge Pro and AutoPrice, in booth #767 at the Graph Expo show (October 7-10, 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago);

Meadows Publishing Solutions today announced the release of their 2D Bar Code Module for Adobe InDesign, with a free license option for producing QR Codes. This new software module is designed to generate QR Code, Data Matrix, and PDF417 two-dimensional bar codes directly in any Adobe InDesign document. The software will be demonstrated in booth #767 at the Graph Expo show, October 7-10, 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Using this new plug-in module, 2D bar codes can be created inside of any InDesign frame, and the sizing and positioning of the codes is handled automatically. There are also several built-in templates for popular QR Code formats such as the vCard format, which has been utilized extensively in business card and other applications.

FREE License Available

To help introduce the product, Meadows is currently offering a FREE license of the new module, which is limited to the production of QR Codes. The free license can be obtained by visiting

Database Integration

The 2D Bar Code Module has been fully integrated with the Meadows DesignMerge and AutoPrice software products, allowing the user to create fully variable, multi-up QR Code, Data Matrix, or PDF417 bar codes directly in any InDesign document. This is a great option for everything from PURL’s to Point of Purchase material. A video of this integration is available at:

Meadows Publishing Solutions Quote

“2D bar coding continues to grow in popularity, and the need for InDesign users to easily create these codes has never been greater.” said Meadows President, John Kriho. “By offering the free QR Code version of our module, users can now create QR Codes quickly, without leaving InDesign, and with an option to expand into fully variable codes in the future.”

About DesignMerge

DesignMerge Pro is a set of plug-in modules that provide Adobe InDesign users with sophisticated variable data publishing, personalized printing, and document automation features. DesignMerge can easily support variable text, picture, article, and even complete InDesign layouts and master pages. All of the features of Adobe InDesign are available when using DesignMerge software, so advanced features such as variable runarounds, multi-page composition, transparencies and type-on-a-curve are easily supported. The entire process is database-driven, completely flexible, and very easy to use.

About AutoPrice

As the name implies, AutoPrice is designed to automate the process of inserting, updating and versioning prices for catalogs, retail flyers and similar publications. It is also ideal for updating timetables, phone lists or any other type of information that can be referenced from a database or spreadsheet file. In addition to the updating features, AutoPrice includes an advanced reporting and exporting feature designed to extract content from catalog pages. Combined with built-in batch processing capabilities, and Index Builder integration, AutoPrice provides a very powerful toolset for catalog production.