Combining QR-codes with variables in MadCap Flare

QR-codes can come in handy when you want to connect with users of printed documentation. A simple mailto-link in a QR code lets users provide feedback with their smartphones.

You can take this one step further by combining QR-codes with variables, for example topic title, page number, target title, or anything else you can put in a variable.

QR_variables

 

To insert a variable into a QR-code, follow these steps:

  1. Insert the QR code.
  2. Insert the variable(s) just below the QR code.
  3. Open the Text Editor and combine the links, for example like this: mailto:mattias.@techwritingengineer.com?subject=<MadCap:variable name=”System.Title” />

Click here to download the topic file from the screenshot.

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