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Paper based data capture form design

In order to read hand print from paper surveys and documents, we will need to create form templates, either from your existing designs or preferably as new forms.

Ideally, we will redesign your paper based data capture forms to improve the robustness of identification, hand-print recognition and processing speed. However, if you prefer, you can scan an existing form and overlay the structure on top to capture your existing designs.

Powerful design features allow the fields to be defined to capture specific information, perform look-ups, enforce validation rules and match brand guidelines.You can also define image zones, exports, pre-fill fields and automatic page linking.

We can automatically recognise and process different form designs for questionnaires, feedback forms, customer surveys, exam paper marking, clinical trials, customer evaluation forms, timesheet processing, claim forms and many more. And if you have multiple designs in one batch, you won't need to sort them into different types before scanning as we can automatically recognise the page types and sort them for you.

Typical form components include:

Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)

Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR)

To read short hand-print written responses from constrained print fields (one character per box) such as names, dates and numbers.

Image Zone Capture

Image Zone Capture

Predictive key-from-image, coding and image snippet capture can be used to capture drawings or cursive handwriting.

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)

OMR technology identifies if a checkbox has been filled, with automatically handling of crossed out and amended responses.

Barcode recognition

Barcode recognition

To recognise all standard barcode types, including 2D matrix barcodes.

Signature dectection

Signature dectection

To confirm if a paper form has been authorised with a signature by calculating the fill percentage of the field.

Form design examples

Please click on the thumbnails below to view examples of data capture forms:

    Once designed, blank or pre-filled forms can be distributed via paper, fax, eMail or web for completion on-screen or on paper.

    If you want to learn more about data capture form design, or wish to book a demonstration, please contact us.