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How should I insert QR code in Writer

asked 2020-10-11 16:18:54 +0200

chris-of-dorking gravatar image

I am using LO One of the new things in LO 6 is supposed to be the ability to insert QR code in a Writer (or any other) document. I tried insert > object but there is no QR option, only OLE object, formula and chart. I see that it can be done in Draw, but not in Writer. Is there something I need to do first?

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Which operating system do you use and from where did you install (package repository)? I got native version RPM packages (Linux) from TDF ( and Writer shows Insert -> Object -> QR Code...

Please try to run LibreOffice in Safe Mode (Help -> Restart in Safe Mode) and check the availability of menu Insert -> Object -> QR Code...

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-10-11 17:06:59 +0200 )edit

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 My installation of LO was updated when I upgraded the operating system from 18.04 I tried restarting LO in safe mode and opened a Writer document and sure enough, Insert -> Object -> QR Code was there, and I tried it and it worked. Obviously the potential is there, but when I opened it normally again the QR Code option wasn't there in Writer.

chris-of-dorking gravatar imagechris-of-dorking ( 2020-10-11 17:55:50 +0200 )edit

Sorted! Since safe mode disables user configurations i thought I should look at those, so I used Tools -> Customise -> Menus and there was the option to insert QR Code in the Insert Object sub-menu. Thanks, guys.

chris-of-dorking gravatar imagechris-of-dorking ( 2020-10-11 18:11:10 +0200 )edit

I have LibreOffice (64) on Windows 10 Build 19041. I just successfully added a QR code to Calc.

silverfox210 gravatar imagesilverfox210 ( 2020-10-11 18:37:10 +0200 )edit

Just successfully entered QR code in Writer & Draw as well. Good Luck.

silverfox210 gravatar imagesilverfox210 ( 2020-10-11 18:41:39 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-10-11 18:43:18 +0200

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according to your Safe Mode test - reset you user profile using the following procedure:

To reset the user profile perform:

  • Start LibreOffice
  • Start in Safe Mode using Help -> Restart in Safe Mode and confirm the restart using button: Restart
  • Archive your profile expanding Advanced (click on the word Advanced right above Help button) and click Archive User Profile button
  • Select option Reset to factory settings
  • Activate [x] Reset entire user profile
  • Click button Apply Changes and Restart

Hope that helps.

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answered 2020-10-11 18:12:48 +0200

chris-of-dorking gravatar image

Open Tools -> Customise -> Menus and add QR Code to the Insert Object sub-menu.

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answered 2020-10-11 17:05:38 +0200

Zizi64 gravatar image

The feature is present (and it works) in my LO 6.4.6 portable version on Win10


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