Form options

When setting up a form, the following three tabs must be configured:

General tab

Option Description
Name The name of the form to be displayed on the MFP panel. For example, if this form is used to send the scanned documents to the user's home directory, then name the form "Scan to User's Home Directory". This name must be unique among the forms at the current nesting level.
Description Description of the form.
Single Touch Mode Select this check box if the user should be restricted from entering any indexing data about the document. By selecting this option, the scan operation will start immediately after the user presses the "form" button on the device.
Select MFP Select the MFP to which scan settings will be applied.
Scan Options
  • Get Default Values from MFP — Default values are taken from the MFP.
  • Validate with MFP — Values entered within AutoStore are validated against the MFP.
  • Reset to AutoStore Default — Values will be reset to AutoStore default values.
Scan Settings This table lists all the available scan settings. In the Options column, default scan settings can be configured if the Customize check box is selected. A default setting is used when a user does not change the setting at the device panel. Select the Allow Changes check box on a setting to allow users to change the setting from the device panel.
  • Type of file(s) — Provides the list of available file types. The TIFF and JPEG file formats generate one file per document page. The other formats include all pages in the same file.
  • Color — Provides the color mode. The target document will be rendered in grayscale or color. If no value is specified, color will be used. If the device can only scan in monochrome then all scans, regardless of specification, will be monochrome.
  • File Options — File options can be selected according to the type of file selected. Options include compression level, selection of OCR language and encryption. Note that with certain file types, all or some of these options are not available.
  • Resolution — Resolution (dots per inch) of the scan.
  • Orientation — Orientation of the target document, either “portrait” or “landscape”.
  • Media size — The size of the target document.
  • Custom Length (inches) — Length of custom media size in inches.
  • Custom Width (inches) — Width of customer media size in inches.
  • Blank image removal — Option to remove blank images. Note that if all images in the job are removed, the job will fail. Additionally, some older devices will always include the first image in the job, even it is blank.
  • Duplex Mode — Specifies whether duplex mode should be used (whether both sides of a document should be scanned). The default is simplex.
  • Duplex format — Option to select orientation of the binding for a document. Select Book for binding on the left — as with a book. Select Flip for binding along the top.
  • Background Cleanup — Allows removal of the background. It is a value between 0 – 8. The default is 2.
  • Color dropout — Option to remove a given color plane. For example, select RemoveRed to remove the red color plane.
  • Output Quality — Adjust to compromise between quality and file size.
  • Text/photo optimization — Produces a target document with the text or graphics optimized.
  • Contrast — Allows contrast to be increased or decreased. It is a value between 0 – 8. The default is 4.
  • Darkness — Sets the lightness/darkness of the image. It is a value between 0 – 8. The default is 4.
  • Sharpness — Adjusts the smoothing/sharpness. It is a value between 0 – 4. The default is 2.
  • Crop — Removes white space from the top, left, right and bottom of scanned images. Blank images will not be cropped.
  • Media source — Directs the device to scan from either the automatic document feeder (ADF), flatbed scanner or the device will automatically select the media source.
  • misfeed Misfeed detection — Option to detect misfeeds.
  • Media weight — Adjusts the scanner feed mechanism for the weight of the media (the weight of the paper).
  • Job assembly mode — Specifies whether job assembly mode should be used. The default is off. Job assembly mode allows the user to assemble a complete scan job, one set of pages at a time. This is necessary when the ADF is not big enough to hold the entire job, when the user has several documents of different sizes that need to be scanned, or when the flatbed scanner is being used to scan multiple pages. Job assembly mode prompts the user to place additional material either in the ADF or on the glass. This prompt allows the user to indicate that there are no more documents to scan. For some devices, it also allows canceling the job.
  • Scan Preview — Option to display thumbnail preview images on the device.
  • Scan progress dialog — Options to display built-in scan progress dialogs.

Refer to the HP OXPd User Guide for detailed descriptions of the scan parameters.

Dynamic Form
  • Enable Dynamic Form — Standard behavior of a form can be modified by responding to events. This check box allows the workflow sever to load form snap-ins. Here are some examples of what enabling dynamic forms can do:
    • Add and remove fields.
    • Change field contents (Example: load the contents of a list field from a database).
    • Validate field contents before the document is scanned into the server.
  • Snap-in path — Path to the compiled snap-in (.NET assembly) that contains the code to respond to form and field events. If you have an existing snap-in you want to use, click the browse button (...) next to the Snap-in path box.
  • Source Path — Path to the source code of the snap-in. This path is used by code editor to compile the snap-in only during design time.
  • Create/Edit Snap-in — You can click this button to open a code editor window with basic snap-in code. For details of the code editor window and the object model used to respond to form and field events, please refer to the Snap-in documentation by clicking Help in the code editor window.
  • Raise event when Form is Loaded: — Select this check box to cause the form to initiate an event every time the user enters the form.
  • Raise event when Form is Submitted: — Select this check box to make the form to initiate an event every time the user presses Scan button in this form.

Fields tab

Configure the indexing fields that will be presented to the user. Add fields by entering data on an existing line or by selecting the notify server check box (N).

Column Description
Name The field name should be unique among the other fields within this form.
Display The text which is displayed above the field at the device panel.
Type A field type represents the format by which data is collected at the device panel. Regardless of field type, the result will be in text format. The following field types are supported:
  • Text — Allows a user to enter unformatted text.
  • Numeric — Allows a user to enter numbers (with or without decimal point).
  • DateTime — Allows a user to enter date and time information in different formats
  • List — Allows to present users with a list of choices from which users select the desired item. Use this field type if you want a text field with auto complete capabilities. If a list of choices is too long, the list can be made searchable.
  • Label — Allows a user to enter text labels as index value within a form. There can be none or several free-form labels in a form.
R (Required) A field is required when this check box is selected.
N (Notify Server) Selecting this check box triggers an event when the value of the field changes. The event can be responded to in the snap-in that was configured for the dynamic form section in the General tab. For details on how to respond to form and field events, refer to the HP OXPd Capture Component Snap-in documentation.
P (Properties) Click the browse button (...) to edit additional properties for a particular field type.

Components tab

This tab lists process and route components in the workflow. Configure a component for this form by clicking the browse button (...) in the C (configure) column for a row. This opens the configuration dialog box for the component. You can click the Help button in the configuration dialog box for component instructions.