2D Barcode Integration Tips for Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign is a powerful application that allows graphic designers, production artists, and others to create print media such as magazines, posters, brochures, and more in addition to publications intended for digital consumption. Given the business-centric nature of these uses, the integration of 2D barcodes for InDesign is likely to become a necessity for many users.
IDAutomation provides a range of solutions to enable 2D barcode generation in Adobe InDesign.
- Barcode Image Generators provide an easy method of generating one-off barcodes which can be saved as image files, or copied and pasted directly into InDesign works.
- 2D Barcode Font and Encoder packages allow a roundabout method of generating barcodes where the data is first encoded within Excel and then that encoded data is imported into InDesign where the appropriate font can be applied to it to generate an accurate barcode.
- Hosted Barcode Generators include custom URLs that can be integrated into InDesign works that are intended for internet viewing, thus allowing easy dynamic barcoding.
It’s no secret to users that the latest version of InDesign (CS7) will include QR barcodes, and this is an excellent feature to add. However, it is important to note that QR is not the only 2D barcode type and that many organizations will have a need to generate others such as Code 128, Intelligent Mail, Data Matrix, PDF417, and others. Adobe’s latest feature addition supports QR Code, but the products listed above support many more as well.
By Nate Schubert | Published on: May 22, 2013