When setting up a form, configure settings on the General, Fields, and Components tabs.

General Tab

Field Name 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.
Display Name The name that will be displayed on the MFP for this form.
Description Description of the form.
Single Touch Scan Check this option 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.
Scan Button Label Label to be displayed on the Scan button.
Scan Settings This table lists all the available scan settings. In the Value column default scan settings can be configured, which will be used if the user does not change the setting at the device panel. Check Changeable check box on each setting to provide the user the ability to change setting from the device panel. See HP OXPd User Guide for detailed description of each scan parameter.
  • 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.
  • Duplex Mode — Specifies whether duplex mode should be used (whether both sides of a document should be scanned). The default is simplex.
  • Page Size — Provides the list of available page size.
  • File Type — 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.
  • Page Orientation — Orientation of the target document, either “portrait” or “landscape”
  • Color Mode — Provides the enumeration for an available 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.
  • Resolution — Resolution (dots per inch) of the scan.
  • Output Quality — Determines the trade-off between quality and file size.
  • Optimize Text Photo — Produces a target document with the text or graphics optimized—this determines which content will look better in the output.
  • Darkness — Sets the lightness/darkness of the image. It is a value between 0 – 8. The default is 4.
  • Background Cleanup — Allows removal of the background. It is a value between 0 – 8. The default is 2.
  • Sharpness — Adjusts the smoothing/sharpness. It is a value between 0 – 4. The default is 2.

The following scan setting options are available with selected models:

  • Contrast — Allows contrast to be increased or decreased. It is a value between 0 – 8. The default is 5.  This is available with Group 30 devices.
  • Heavy Originals — Specifies whether the original has heavy paper. Available with Group 10 & 20 devices.
  • OCR Language — Determines the language or character set used to optimize the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine. Available with Group 30 devices.
Dynamic Form To enable dynamic forms, select the Enable Dynamic Form check box. This modifies standard behavior of a form to respond to events. This check box allows the workflow server 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.

After your enable dynamic forms, you can configure the following options:

  • 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.
  • Create/Edit Snap-in — You can also click the Create/Edit Snap-in 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 HP MFP/Digital Sender (OXPd) Capture Component Snap-in documentation  by clicking Help in the code editor window.
  • 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.
  • Raise event when Form is Loaded — Select this checkbox 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 clicking on the New field button appearing as the first column header and labeled with “N”.  Once you have added the first row, you can tab through to get additional fields added.

Option 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.
Size Type A field can be full-sized or half-sized. A full-sized field takes the entire space form the left margin to the right margin on the MFP panel, a half-sized field takes only half the space between the margins.
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.
Notify Server If this check box is selected, this field 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.
Properties Allows user to edit additional properties of the field type.

Components Tab

Configure the component for this form by clicking the Properties button (right-most column on each row). The configuration window for the component will be displayed. Refer to the help for the component for instructions to configure.