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Click the 'Recognition Preview' tab in either the segment editor or the form editor to recognition preview the form template design. Recognition Testing ensures your scanned forms will be recognized and checkbox data accurately captured.
1.) The 'Print Preview' checks the form components are added correctly, the barcodes, the segment, the mark areas and test marks made in checkboxes, can be detected by the software.
2.) The 'Test Preview' tests the detection of a scanned image of the form template by FormReturn.
A Print Preview can be done intermittently while designing both the segment and form template pages.
In the Segment Editor or the Form Editor, Click 'Recogniton Preview' and 'Print Preview', if it is not already selected.
Preview Check Panel.
Select the boxes in the Preview check Panel to Note: Make sure the Form ID Barcode, the two segment barcodes, the segment border and the mark area fragments are all detected as separate components.
Detected: Barcodes, Segment, Fragments and Marks
IMPORTANT: If a form template has any undetected elements, you will need to go back to the segment editor or form editor where they were added, and correct any errors. Possible causes of broken detection
A test preview of the form template, tests the scanner's settings to produce clear images for FormReturn.
1.) In the 'Recognition Preview' screen print the form template by clicking the 'Print' button.
2.) Fill in some of the checkboxes on the printed form with a pen or pencil.
3.) Scan the pages at 400dpi and and save on your computer.
4.) Click 'Test Preview'.
5.) Click 'Browse Image' to open the saved scanned form image into the test preview window.
6.) Click the boxes in the Preview Check Panel.
7.) Look at the image to make sure the Form ID Barcode, the Segment barcodes, the Segment, each separate Fragment and filled in checkbox marks are detected accurately.
Detected barcodes, segment, fragments and marks. Note: The scanned form template image opened in the test preview window has not been processed into captured data.
Click any Fragment to open 'Mark Detection Details' to focus on a particular area.
Silhouettes shows the pixel count extracted from each checkbox, the Mark Threshold and the Mark Value for each checkbox.
Scanned barcodes must be clear to be detected.
Zoom: to focus on a particular area or see the whole page.
Set Preview Field Data: Modify the fieldname data of template variable replacement fields (Template Variable Replacement)
Print: - Print the Preview page
Save As PDF: - Saves the preview page as a PDF file.
Details of scanned image.
Scan Image button: Automatically scan the form template page using TWAIN.
Browse Image: to open form page image in Test Preview.
Clear: - Clears the preview Image.
Zoom: to focus on a particular area.
Modify the Recognition Settings for the template if needed. Full Guide to Recognition Settings
Broken detection of any of the Elements in the print preview or the test preview, is most often caused by dark text, lines or objects too close to or touching the barcodes, the segment edges or the fragments.
Broken detection in the Test preview could be caused by an imperfectly scanned form. Zoom to 1000% on a test preview image and focus on the barcode and mark areas to establish if the page has been perfectly scanned.
The Form ID Barcode has been accidently squashed or made smaller, delete the barcode and add it again.
Printed Instructions or a clip art diagram for the respondents on how to fill in the checkboxes is a good idea.