QR Code for Inserting

I need to know if there is a way to create a qr code or even a field that can contain the info for a qr code for our inserting.

The job is using pdf files for dynamic backgrounds.
The job would be duplex.

What I need is positions 1-2 to be the current sheet number with leading zero
positions 3-4 to be the total sheets with leading zero
positions 6-11 to be the letter sequence number with leading zeros.

Any direction would be appreciated.

And what about position 5? :slight_smile:

I assume that using an Output Preset and add the QR code by the Add additional content option is your way to go

As in regards to the required values, you can use insert one following variables in the Text input field of the Additional Barcode window for this:

  • “positions 1-2 to be the current sheet number with leading zero”: Use ${sheet.nr, 00}
  • “positions 3-4 to be the total sheets with leading zero”: Use ${sheet.sequence.set, 00}, ${sheet.sequence.segment, 00} or ${sheet.sequence.job, 00}
  • “positions 6-11 to be the letter sequence number with leading zeros”: Use ${file.nr, 000000} or ${job.nr, 000000}

Example: ${sheet.nr, 00}${sheet.sequence.job,00}?${file.nr, 000000}
Result: 0101?000001 (used a question mark for position 5)


Variable Description
${sheet.nr} Sheet number within the document
${sheet.sequence.set} Sheet number within the document set
${sheet.sequence.segment} Sheet number within the job segment
${sheet.sequence.job} Sheet number within the job
${file.nr} An automatic sequence number belonging to the current output file. It is automatically incremented for each output file that gets created within the same job.
${job.nr} An automatic sequence number belonging to the current output file. It is automatically incremented for each new output file that gets created.

Note: The above information was taken from the webpage Print output variables - OL Connect 2024.1 Help.


Please check this webpage for an overview of all the available print output variables.

Please check this webpage (the same webpage) for more information about formatting date and number values.

Tip: Execute the following steps to add a QR Code by an Output Preset:

  1. Open the Designer application and go to File > New… (Ctrl + N)
  2. Select Output Preset in the Presets folder and click on Finish, once the New… window is loaded
  3. Check the option Add additional content under Production Options on the Print Preset page, once the Output Creation wizard is loaded
  4. Click on Next > to go to the Additional Content page
  5. Click on the Add button on the right side of the table shown and go to Barcode > QR Code
  6. Insert a value like ${sheet.nr, 00}${sheet.sequence.job,00}?${file.nr, 000000} in the Text input field and click on OK, once the Additional Barcode window is loaded
  7. Click on Finish to save the new Output Preset

My big question is one the sequence number that is a vaiable in the data can I pass that to the output preset or is there a was to create the QR in the design template so I can use data variables.