August 23, 2014 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Schaumburg, Illinois - Meadows Publishing Solutions announced the release of their 2D Bar Code Module for Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud, with a completely free license option for producing QR Codes. This release is an update to a previous version of the software, which supported Adobe InDesign CS5 and CS6.
The software module is designed to generate QR Code, Data Matrix, and PDF417 two-dimensional bar codes directly in any Adobe InDesign document. The module has also been integrated with the Meadows DesignMerge and AutoPrice software packages to support fully variable, multi-up 2D bar codes that can be driven by any database.
* Available for Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS5, CS5.5 CS6, or Creative Cloud, 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. Visit the website to register
Using this new plug-in module, 2D bar codes can be created inside of an 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. Because the Meadows module uses a specially licensed font to produce the 2D codes, the module is lightning fast. When integrated with DesignMerge, customers are producing thousands of data-driven codes in minutes.
Free License Available:
To help promote 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 the website.
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 the website.
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."
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.
AutoPrice is a set of plug-in modules that provide Adobe InDesign users with a very powerful set of data publishing features. 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. Newer modules for AutoPrice include PDF Exporting capability and Square Inch Analysis tools.
Meadows will be demonstrating this software module, as well as DesignMerge Pro and AutoPrice, in booth #439 at the Graph Expo show, September 28 - October 1, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Meadows Publishing Solutions is a software development and consulting company specializing in commercial and custom plug-in modules for Adobe(R) InDesign(R) and Adobe(R) Acrobat(R), XTensions(TM) for QuarkXPress(R), and other extensible technologies. Meadows has developed a number of popular software packages for the database publishing and variable data printing markets, including their award-winning products AutoPrice(TM) and DesignMerge(R). Founded in 1991, Meadows is based just outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, Illinois. For more information, please visit the website. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Meadows Publishing Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.