How do I create a QR code for a PDF on a Mac?

Answered by Willie Powers

Creating a QR code for a PDF on a Mac is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this answer, I will guide you through the process, explaining each step in detail.

Step 1: Choose a QR code generator
To create a QR code for your PDF, you will need to use a QR code generator. There are several online tools available that allow you to generate QR codes for free. One popular option is QR Code Monkey (, which provides a user-friendly interface and offers various customization options.

Step 2: Select the PDF QR code type
Once you have chosen a QR code generator, you will need to select the PDF QR code type. In QR Code Monkey, this option is available in the “Create QR Code” section. Look for the option that specifies PDF QR code and click on it.

Step 3: Upload your PDF or paste the file URL
After selecting the PDF QR code type, you will be prompted to upload your PDF file or paste the URL to the file. If the PDF is saved on your local machine, click on the “Upload” button and locate the file on your computer. If the PDF is hosted online, copy the URL of the file and paste it in the designated field.

Step 4: Customize the QR code design
Once you have uploaded your PDF or pasted the file URL, you can customize the design of the QR code. QR Code Monkey offers various customization options, allowing you to change the colors, add a logo or image, and modify the shape and style of the QR code. Experiment with the different options until you are satisfied with the design.

Step 5: Generate and download the QR code
After customizing the design, click on the “Create QR Code” or “Generate” button to create your QR code. The QR code generator will generate the QR code based on your specifications. Once the QR code is generated, you can download it to your Mac by clicking on the “Download” button. Choose a location on your computer to save the QR code image.

Step 6: Test the QR code
Before using the QR code, it is important to test it to ensure it is functioning correctly. You can do this by scanning the QR code using a QR code scanner app on your smartphone or tablet. Make sure the QR code redirects you to the correct PDF file or URL.

That’s it! You have successfully created a QR code for your PDF on a Mac. You can now use the QR code for various purposes, such as sharing the PDF with others, adding it to marketing materials, or embedding it on a website.