QR Code for Word Document

If you are looking to create a QR Code for a Word document, there are multiple ways to do it. In this article, we will describe in detail each method and you can choose the one that best suits you.

1. Upload document to cloud server and create a URL QR Code

With this method, a user will be able to scan a QR Code and download the document in its original file format i.e. .doc or .docx. However, depending on the mobile browser, the file may or may not open for just viewing.

Here is what you will need to do:

a. Create and finalize the Word document (.doc, .docx)
b. Upload the document on a cloud storage service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive
c. Get the URL of this file from the cloud storage service. Ensure that the document access permissions are set to ‘Public’. This will ensure that anyone with the link will be able to view and download the document
d. Create a URL QR Code using an online QR Code Generator

Read: How to convert website URL to QR Code online-A step by step guide

2. Create a Google Doc and generate a URL QR Code

If you haven’t created the Word doc yet using MS-Word, you can always create the document using Google Docs. This way, you can directly get a link to the document, which can be added to a URL QR Code—just like in Step 1.

3. Convert document to PDF and create a PDF QR Code

In this method, the user will be able to scan a QR Code and view/download a PDF version of the Word document.

a. Create and finalize the Word document (.doc, .docx)
b. Convert the Word document to a PDF
c. Create a PDF QR Code using an online QR Code Generator

Read: How to create a QR Code for a PDF

4. Create a Rich Text QR Code

Another method that gives you full control on the document content as well as a great user experience is to create a Rich Text QR Code.

In this method, the user will scan a QR Code and a mobile-optimized page will open in their phone browser that will have the content you need to show them—titles, text, and images.

Here is how you can create a Rich Text QR Code:

a. Go to Scanova QR Code Generator

 

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b. Paste the contents of your Word document. You can also add a title, headings, and format your text here

QR Code for Word Document Rich Text
c. Select Create QR Code to generate a Rich Text QR Code

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d. Download the QR Code

Note that since this is a dynamic QR Code, you can edit the content of this page anytime. You can also track how many people are scanning this QR Code and from where.

Use any of the above mentioned ways to create a QR Code for a Word document and share it with ease.


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Zara Rizwan is a Writer with Scanova. She is an expert on QR Codes, Psychology, and Marketing. When not writing, she spends her time cooking Lamb Biryani or reading Jeffrey Archer novels.