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Meadows to Demonstrate at GRAPH EXPO Free QR Code Module for Adobe Indesign Users

October 2, 2012

SCHAUMBURG, IL—October 2, 2012—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.

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 www.meadowsps.com/free2d.

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 barcodes directly in any InDesign document. This is a great option for everything from PURL’s to point-of-purchase (POP) material. A video of this integration is available at: www.meadowsps.com/2dbarcodes.

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.

About Meadows Publishing Solutions
Meadows Publishing Solutions is a software development and consulting company specializing in commercial and custom plug-in modules for Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat, XTensions for QuarkXPress, 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 and DesignMerge. Founded in 1991, Meadows is based just outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, IL.

Source: Meadows Publishing.


 

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