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QR Code to PDF Generator

Create a QR code for a PDF and use it to give people instant
access to a form, document or instruction manual.



QR Code to PDF Generator

Turn a PDF into a QR code

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Send people directly to your PDF

What is a QR code for PDF?

A QR code is a type of barcode that can be read by most smartphone cameras. With our free PDF QR code generator, you can create a QR code that sends people directly to a PDF file such as a digital catalog, research paper or instruction manual. You can also use a QR code to share a menu, which could drive people to your restaurant website.

Benefits of using a QR code for your PDF

Using QR codes as part of your marketing strategy is a great way to engage your existing clients or customers, as well as attract new ones. They can help to differentiate your brand from competitors and create interactive experiences your customers will remember. Plus, by using a QR code generator for PDF, you can cut down on printing costs.

Why should I use a QR code to a PDF?

QR codes are a quick and cost-effective way to share all kinds of promotional, informative or educational materials. You can print your PDF QR code wherever additional information is needed—such as product packaging, posters, and merchandise. As soon as people scan your QR code, they’ll be able to view or download your PDF to their smartphone. 

How to scan a QR code

These days, most smartphones have built-in QR scanners within the native camera app. All you have to do is point your camera at a PDF QR code to scan it and access the information you’re looking for. If your device does not have a built-in QR scanner, you can download a third party QR code scanner app instead. Find out more about QR codes and how you can use them in your marketing, or check out our free tools to help you build your brand online.

Create different types of QR codes

Explore more ways to engage your audience and enhance your marketing campaigns. Try our QR Code Generator, or go straight to the QR code types that suit your business best.

How to create a QR code for a PDF

Follow these 6 simple steps to make a QR code for a PDF.


Select content type

Choose the PDF option as the type of content you’d like to share when people scan your QR code.


Add relevant details

Upload the PDF document that you want people to view or download when they scan your QR code.


Customize your code

Pick the size and customize the colors of your QR code’s background and dots to match your brand.


Download QR code

Click the download button and choose the type of image: SVG, PNG or JPG.


Test QR code

Before sharing, check that it leads to the right PDF using a QR code scanner like a smartphone camera.


Share your code

Add the image file of your QR code to product packaging, business cards or other promo materials.

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