|How can I use barcodes or blank pages as separator pages to indicate document breaks?|
|Can SimpleIndex read barcodes off of PDF files in a folder?|
|Why are my barcodes not being recognized properly?|
|Some pages in my documents have unwanted barcodes that are being read. How can I exclude these from recognition?|
|Is it possible to read OCR or Barcodes only on specific pages instead of every page?|
|I have to recognize some PDF417 barcodes but I cannot get the files to recognize. What does the "Advanced "Only" in the brackets mean?|
|What barcode formats are supported? Does SimpleIndex support 2D formats like PDF417, DataMatrix, Aztec or QR Code?|
|Is there a way to just use part of a barcode or OCR value for the index field value? For example, the barcode value 124450 into "50"|
|Will my documents require barcodes to be recognized by LoanStacker?|
|How many alphanumeric characters can fit in a 1D barcode (code 39, 3of9, 128, etc.)?|
Barcode recognition is the most efficient way to capture index data printed on documents. If you are unfamiliar with the use of barcodes in document scanning, you can learn more about barcodes in our Barcode Scanning Guide, but if you want to know more about barcode use with SimpleSoftware products, read on.
Some documents already have key information in barcode format on them. In many cases adding a barcode to a document is as simple as changing or adding a font. Adding barcodes to new documents is preferable as all the index data is on the document at the time it is created and in a format that can be read with near 100% accuracy.
As an alternative to placing barcodes on the individual documents, it is possible to print out a barcode cover page and place it on the file before it is scanned. The SimpleCoversheet application was designed to make this easy by providing a simple interface for selecting index values and printing a standard coversheet that contains these values in barcode format.
Barcode recognition can also be useful when you have documents with a variable number of pages that will all receive the same index values. If it is not possible to generate an indexed coversheet for these at the time they are created, a generic barcode coversheet can be used to separate the scanned images into multi-page files, one for each document. A second process can then be used to index these images one file at a time instead of one page at a time, greatly increasing throughput.
With SimpleIndex Barcode you can:
With SimpleCoversheet you can:
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