If you think scanning OMR sheets is a daunting task, you are probably not aware of the easy solutions available in the market today. While working with the OMR software solutions, you can use any regular image scanner for scanning the OMR sheets. The speed and other features depend on the type of scanner you have. For fast, multi page scanning, automatic document feeders or ADF scanners are ideal.
To get desired outcomes, a few things are needed to be kept in mind and they are:
While using an automatic scanner for scanning a large number of sheets, ensure that the scanner is only taking one sheet as an input. To make sure of same, always close the brackets of pocket where sheets are placed in the scanner properly.
There is always a need to choose scanning mode depending on the type of scanning. Ideal option for scanning answer sheets is Black & white. Is sheets are colored, only then you can use color scanning. It is possible to convert color scanning into black & white with the help of an advanced scanner.
For accurate scanning, higher DPI is not the fact that always helps to keep up the pace. It’s good to scan at 100/150/200 DPI if there is no barcode on the sheet. DPI higher than 200 can increase the file size and consumes more time for uploading and downloading.
BMP and DIF are the formats that all the scanners accept. Preference must be given to these formats. Scanning sheets in PDF format must be avoided. It must be noted that scanning software is unable to read in JPEG format but it can automatically convert a JPEG file into BMP.
Above discussed are some of the common FAQs related to OMR sheet scanning. Follow the instructions to yield accurate results.