How do I add a QR code to my item?

These instructions apply to templates that use the Lists editor, as well as emails and newsletters.

QR codes can be added to any item to point your patrons to more information.  Once you publish or print your item, scans of your QR code will be tracked under the Promotional Reports Dashboard.

To add a QR code to your item:

Note: The QR code link will only work once the item is published or printed.

  1. Insert your cursor in the place that you want to add the QR code.  Note that QR Codes can only be inserted in text areas.
  2. The formatting toolbar will appear at the top of the editor.
  3. Click the Insert QR Code icon.
  4. A pop-up window will display, asking where you want the QR code to link.  Select one of the following options:
    1. This item – The QR code will link to an online view of the item.
    2. A custom URL – The window will expand with a field for you to enter the URL that you want the QR code to link to.
  5. Click the Insert QR Code button.
  6. You can resize the QR code to fit the area on your item by grabbing a handle that appears in the corner of the code.  Drag your mouse to resize the QR code. 

To edit a QR code:

Note: If you edit a QR code after your item has already been published or printed, you will need to publish or print the item again.

  1. Click on a QR code with your mouse to edit it.
  2. The image editing icons will appear at the top of the editor.
    1. Width/Height – Enter a new value in the Width or Height fields to change the size of the QR code.  When one of these fields is changed, the other field will adjust to maintain the aspect ratio.
    2. Text Wrap – If you would like text to wrap around the QR code, click the Text Wrap button.  From the Image Positioning window, select the alignment and enter the desired margin size (in pixels).  Click Save Positioning to apply your changes.
    3. Add/Edit Link – Click the Add/Edit Link button to change the link for the QR Code.  Select the Custom tab from the Add/Edit Link window to enter a new URL for the QR code.
    4. Alt Text – Click the Alt Text button to enter alternative text for your QR Code.  If the QR Code is not available to viewers of your item, the alternative text will display.  Use the Alt Text field to provide those viewers with a description of the QR code or image.
    5. Edit Border – To add a border to your QR Code, click the Edit Border button.  Click in the Line Color box to select the border color, then select the Line Weight and Style.  Click Save Border to add the border.
  3. Click outside of your Item to deselect the QR Code.

To resize a QR code: 

  1. Click on the QR Code with your mouse.
  2. Grab a handle that appears in the corner of the QR code.
  3. Drag your mouse away from the QR code to make it larger or into the QR code to make it smaller.

To delete a QR code:

  1. Click on the QR code with your mouse.
  2. The image editing icons will appear at the top of the editor.
  3. Click the Delete icon to remove the QR code from your item.

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