Remark Office OMR is a leading Windows based forms-processing software package for surveys and tests. The software recognizes optical marks (bubbles and checkboxes), machine-generated characters (OCR) and barcodes. You can design your own forms using any word processor and print them on your printer. Then use Remark Office OMR to scan and recognize data with your image scanner and analyze the data or export the data to the application of your choice! It's that easy! Read on for more information, or use the links to the right for product information, downloads, support and more.

In addition COMPACT has created an additional software system for creating & managing questionnaires and exam forms that saves time and complements the Remark Office Solution.

The key features of Remark Office are described below:

Creating Forms
Forms processed with Remark Office OMR can be created using any word processor or survey design package. Forms can be printed on a laser printer, photocopied, or sent out to your local printer. We are not involved in the creation of your forms… you have the flexibility to create and duplicate as many as you need.

Training Remark Office OMR to Read Your Form
Remark Office OMR is unique in that forms do not require any registration marks or drop-out inks (special printing). Because of this, you have complete flexibility over how the form is set up and where the marks are located. In order for Remark Office OMR to read a form, users go through a simple "training" process to show the software how to read the form. The result is a template file that can be used over and over to process forms. Training is accomplished with the Remark Office OMR Template Editor. It is a simple procedure where you scan a form, the software displays the image of the form, and with the mouse, you drag "boxes" around the areas of marks and fills in some information about these areas (defines what each mark should translate into if filled in). The training session typically takes a few minutes per page.

Scanning Forms

The Remark Office OMR software works with an image scanner to scan and process your survey or test forms. Remark Office OMR can read OMR areas, OCR areas of machine-generated text and barcode information from your forms. Handwritten areas cannot be read by the software but can be captured as image fields for later key entry or viewing by an operator. Built-in exception handling easily locates and allows you to correct or verify any erroneously marked forms (i.e.- a person fills in two marks for a question, or fails to answer a question).

Data Export

Once your forms have been scanned and processed the software can save the data to over 30 different output formats for use with virtually any analysis package (such as SPSS, dBase, Access, SQL Server, Excel or Lotus 1-2-3). Remark Office OMR can even save your data to an HTML format for publishing on the Internet or to an Intranet. Or, save your data in Remark Office OMR's own format and take advantage of the software's built-in analytical tools.

Data Analysis

Remark Office OMR includes Remark Quick Stats®, which allows you to tabulate surveys or grade tests with the click of a button. For a survey, you can run reports such as an item analysis, item statistics or crosstabs to view your results. If you administer tests, the software can automatically grade them. For a test, you can specify an answer key, grade scale, learning objectives, benchmark scores and other options, and then the software can grade the test and produce statistics and graphs representing the item analysis, frequency distribution, student scores and several other test statistics. Remark Office OMR also produces a grade report for each student that can be printed and handed back to the student.

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