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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Simple Checkbox Recognition Some forms require scanning software to recognize the presence or absence of a mark in a particular location, such as a checkbox, without worrying about the specific shape or symbol drawn therein. The ability to do this is called Optical Mark Recognition, or OMR. Let’s take a look at how this feature can help you index your documents and how SimpleIndex improves upon the standard OMR process: Optical Mark Recognition Optical Mark Recognition lets you define check box regions on scanned images. OMR is very fast and can be used for a variety of applications: Business reply mail Simple surveys Separate multi-page documents Document routing control Verify presence of signatures To configure OMR, use an unfilled form to obtain baseline counts of how many black “pixels” are in the box. When processing, SimpleIndex compares the amount of black in each image to the baseline value to determine if the box is checked or not. With OMR, it is very impor
Friday, 12 January 2018
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. Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 cove
Friday, 12 January 2018
Many document scanning solutions use Zone OCR to obtain index data from the page, while SimpleIndex improves upon this time-tested but ultimately limited model with its unique Dynamic OCR feature. Let’s look at the difference between the two methods: Zone OCR Zone OCR is used to read document indexes or tags from text on the page. It is a great way to automate the data entry associated with scanning documents. However, there are several limitations to zone OCR that must be overcome: Index information must be in the exact same place on every pageDocuments shift and skew during scanning, causing the zones to not line upIf surrounding lines or text on the document are too close, they can encroach on the zone Dynamic OCR SimpleIndex overcomes these limitations by using Dynamic OCR technology to locate the desired text even when it moves around on the page. Our simplified version of Dynamic OCR works great for many types of documents at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. Index