Datamerge QR-code cannot be colored
When performing a datamerge, the generated QR-codes are black (C0 M0 Y0 K100) and cannot be set to another color prior to merging. This video shows the issue (and complex workaround).
Steps to reproduce:
1. set up a datamerge with a qr-code field in data source.
2. try to color the QR-code any color not black (eg. using Object > Edit QR-Code > Color)
3. execute datamerge
All QR-codes are black.
To set the color of the QR-code placeholder the same as a normal QR-code, and for the QR-codes to be colored after the merging.
MacOS 13.5 Indesign 18.4
Colin Flashman commented
I've prepared a workaround that can be found here: https://creativepro.com/creating-colored-qr-codes-during-a-data-merge/
James Gifford—NitroPress commented
An essential expansion that should be part of a comprehensive update of the QR code generator. There are a number of feature requests for this module outstanding; it's time to move it all past a basic 2.1 vCard creator!