Advanced Custom Settings
Please refer to the Wiki Documentation for the complete Advanced Settings reference.
The following options have been provided to address specific processing scenarios. Since these are infrequently used, they are set via the registry instead of adding them to the configuration settings.
These settings are global and will affect all users and jobs on your workstation. Please contact support if you require the ability to configure any of these settings in the job settings.
To modify any of these settings, first open the registry editor. If you do not know what this means, please contact support and do not continue further. Improperly editing the registry can corrupt your operating system.
These settings are located under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SimpleIndex\Misc (for 32-systems) and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\SimpleIndex\Misc (for 64-systems).
Create a String key using the name given on the first line and the desired value. All settings use String keys. SimpleIndex must be restarted for these changes to take effect.
0 (default) – Administrator password is not required to access scanner settings
1 – User must enter Administrator password (if set) to access scanner settings
0 (default) – File extensions are saved in lower case (*.tif, *.pdf, etc.)
1 – File extensions are saved in upper case (*.TIF, *.PDF, etc.)
Some databases (such as FileMaker) do not support the MaxRecs property which limits the number of rows returned in a query.
0 (default) – Queries are limited by the value specified in Max Files/Batch
1 – All matching records will be returned by the query
Filename for the “stop file” created during import and export process to prevent other Simple Software or custom processes from attempting to read or write to these folders at the same time. Can be modified to meet the requirements of other applications or to allow for processing a file that happens to be called “STOPFILE.TXT”.
If a process terminates abnormally during the import or export steps, the stop file may remain in the input or output folder, preventing future batches from being processed. Value may need to be increased if processing very large batches, or it can be decreased to restart terminated jobs more quickly.
120 (default) – Stop file will be removed automatically if it is more than 120 minutes old
Number of CPU cycles to wait before returning the cursor to the default field after loading a PDF file. Acrobat and other PDF readers automatically place the cursor in the PDF document after opening. In order to place the cursor in the default index field, the application must wait until the PDF file finishes rendering and then place the cursor back in the field. Since the load time varies based on the size of the file, network speed, etc., this value can be increased to ensure the default field is always selected after navigating PDF files.
Substitutes quotes for brackets to indicate field or table names that contain spaces when formatting queries. For compatibility with some database systems.
0 (default) – place brackets  around field or table names with spaces
1 – place “quotes” around field or table names with spaces ResampleTIFF
0 (default) – Imported TIFFs keep their original resolution
1 – Imported TIFFs are resampled using the PDF X and Y resolution setting
Allows you to modify the amount of time to wait for a database transaction before timing out. Useful when dealing with large data sets or slow network connections where the timeout occurs before the transaction is complete.
30 (default) – timeout after 30 seconds
Some format conversions may fail during the import step. Use this option to switch to the alternate import SDK (slightly slower) that is used when running as a server to resolve these issues.
0 (default) – Use default method for importing files
1 – Use the XFI imaging engine when importing files
Use this to fix issues with WMV video playback on some systems.
0 (default) – Use the default WMV playback method
1 – Use the Microsoft WMV playback method
Change the default font used for imprinting and other annotations. Indicate the font name as it appears in font selectors like the one in MS Word.
Arial (default) – Use the Arial font when imprinting or annotating
Mimimum distance relative to height between 1D barcodes (1-10). Lower the value to find barcodes that are very narrow relative to their height.
Performs a dilate on the images before attempting to read barcodes with the DTK engine. This can help with detection of barcodes when scans are very light.
0 (default) – Read original image
1 – Read original image; if no barcodes are found, dilate the imate and read again
Blank page deletion does not work with PDF files that have been converted from electronic documents instead of scans. Black & White scans saved as PDF files have roughly the same file size as comparable tiff images and the same blank page thresholds will work. If all PDFs being imported are from B&W scans, you can set this value to 1 to enable blank page deletion for these.
0 (default) – Blank page deletion will be ignored for PDF files
1 – Use the Min File Size threshold for PDF files as well as TIFF images
Automatically save annotations, cropping and other changes to image files when you click “Save Index”, avoiding the extra prompt.
0 (default) – Changes to files will prompt the user asking whether to save changes or not
1 – Changes to files will be saved automatically when the user clicks “Save Index”
When running several jobs on the same computer with a short timer interval, the date/time format of the batch names is not always unique. Use this setting to generate a GUID for the batch names that will always be unique.
0 (default) – Batch names will be formatted YYYY-MM-DD@HHMMSS
1 – Batch names will be generated with a GUID
Allows you to change the default color for unsaved field values from Blue to any color you like. To set this you must get the Hexadecimal RGB value for the color you want and convert it to an Integer.
16711680 (default) – Unsaved index values will appear in Blue