ScanDocs - Manual
1. Start the program 'ScanDocs' from your start menu.
2. Choose 'Options' from the 'File' menu.
3. Set the required options. (the program will remember those options).
4. Put the labeled documents into the scanner.
5. Press F9 or select 'Scan and process' from the 'File' menu.
6. After scanning and processing the documents can be found in the output folder.
Steps 2 and 3 (setting the options) are only required for the first scan job.
More on barcode detection
What setup/settings do you use?
We get perfect scanning results using:
- 200 DPI scanning
- a code 39 barcode printed by a normal 300 dpi laser printer on standard labels
- the height of the printed barcode is about 1 cm.
- a Canon DR-3080-CII scanner.
Using this setting we get 100% detection results using the Inlite Pro scanner. Even when barcodes are rotated and placed at completely random locations on the page.
Note: to prevent detection of other barcodes on a document we always use the prefix option. (More information about this option can be found below).
How fail safe is the recognition process?
If the barcode on the document is in a good condition the chances of failure are absolutely minimal. The chance of failure increases when the barcode is damaged or rotated.
It is impossible to guarantee a 100% pefect recognition. However for usage on normal documents this method has proven to be very reliable.
Have you got tips for enhancing the barcode detection process?
- Experiment with the printed size of your barcodes.
- Position the barcode on a fixed location on the document.
- Experiment with the DPI settings.
When to use the area option?
Area's are usefull when you are sure the barcode is locates on a fixed position. (E.g. you might have printed it there when the document was produced).
The area option is required when the internal recognition method is used. The internal recognition method cannot locate barcodes at random positions.
When to use the prefix option?
If a document contains other barcodes, there might be no way to discriminate between the codes. Unfortunately setting the barcode type is not enough. Most engines detect a code 39 barcode even when a code 129 is expected.
What happens when a document contains other barcodes?
To prevent confusion between 'your' barcodes and other barcodes the document a prefix can be used.
Click the 'Select' button to select one of the installed TWAIN compatible scanners.
- Output folder
- Display page after scanning
- Display scanner options before scanning
- Save images as PDF Files
- Use barcode area
- Store scanned pages
- Required barcode prefix
- Barcode Engine
- Scan for barcode
- This option is only applicable for the Inlite Basic and Pro engines.
- Please note 'cross detection' is possible (e.g. when for example code 128 is entered in this box a code 39 barcodes is still detected).
To set an barcode scanning area:
- Load an example scan from your harddisk using the 'Load image' option from the 'File' menu.
] Note: this size (A4, Letter etc) and resolution (200 DPI) must match the size and resolution of the pages to be scanned. The area coordinates are based on those parameters.
- Choose 'Select area' from the 'File' menu.
- Use the mouse to mark the area on the document.
- Choose 'Select area' again from the 'File' menu to store the area.
- Make sure the 'Use barcode area' option is selected in the 'Option' window.
Prefixes can be used a precaution measure to prevent detection of other barcodes on your document. Suppose you print labels from DX000001 to DX999999. The characters DX are now used as prefix to distinguish your document barcodes from other barcodes.
To enable the prefix feature simple enter the 'DX' prefix into the 'Required barcode prefix' field of the 'Option' window.
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