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  1. What does OmniForm do?

  2. Why are electronic forms better than paper forms?

  3. How do I use OmniForm 5.0 Premium with the Web?

  4. How does OmniForm 5.0 Premium work with databases?

  5. Can I use OmniForm 5.0 Premium on a network?

  6. Why should I care about color support in forms conversion?

  7. What does OmniForm 5.0 Premium do to make form filling easier?

  8. How do I design a form from scratch?

  9. Can I use OmniForm with forms from other applications?

  10. How do I share my forms with other users -- especially remote users?

  11. Can I generate consecutive serial numbers within a form?

  12. What kind of intelligence can I embed in my forms?

  13. What's the difference between OmniForm 5.0 Premium and OmniForm Filler 5.0?


  1. What does OmniForm do?

    Basically, OmniForm converts a scanned paper form into an exact electronic version of the form on your computer screen. The fillable fields in the form are highlighted in yellow and you can tab between them and type in them to fill them out. Then you can save the form and its data to a shareable database, export to other ODBC databases, e-mail the form to someone else, or print it out. OmniForm also lets you edit and modify an electronic form or create a new form from scratch. When you modify or create a new form, you can design in intelligence to make the form easier to fill out. Other people can fill out your forms using OmniForm Filler, OmniForm Mailable Filler, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or their Web browsers.

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  2. Why are electronic forms better than paper forms?

    Several reasons:

    • They're easier to fill out.

    • You sometimes run out of paper forms just when you need them.

    • Paper forms require physical storage space.

    • You can electronically store, search and sort the data in electronic forms

    • You can easily update electronic forms

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  3. How do I use OmniForm 5.0 Premium with the Web?

    After converting or creating a form, simply save it as HTML 4.0 with cascading style sheets or 3HTML 3.2. Note if you want a submit button and/or a reset button included on the Web form. Choose which browsers you want supported. Indicate if you want calculations and validation rules in the current form to be supported and whether you want tables to be converted to layers. Then click OK and Save.

    To publish to the Web, you use Microsoft's Web Publishing Wizard, which can be obtained by installing the full application of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, by downloading it from Microsoft's Web site, or by installing it from the Microsoft Windows 98 installation CD if you are running Windows 98. Then follow instructions to publish the form.

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  4. How does OmniForm 5.0 Premium work with databases?

    OmniForm automatically creates a database when you scan in or import a form. As soon as you fill in the form, it becomes the first record in a new database. Any user of this database can create a new, blank form using the record as a template, and then fill in new information to create another record. Once you have more than one record you can use toolbar buttons or commands to move back and forth through the records. You can quickly search the records for information using dialog boxes, and you can perform other common functions like sort, recalculate, delete, refresh, save and export. OmniForm lets you share information with other OmniForm and ODBC-compliant databases like Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, FoxPro and dBase. In addition, OmniForm lets you protect both form design and data from potential deletions or changes.

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  5. Can I use OmniForm 5.0 Premium on a network?

    Yes. Multiple users of OmniForm 5.0 Premium or OmniForm Filler 5.0 can fill in forms over a network and capture the information in a centralized database. You simply designate files as Shared Forms and save them in a folder accessible by other users with OmniForm or OmniForm Filler installed. Sharing forms and form data has never been easier!

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  6. Why should I care about color support in forms conversion?

    Many forms are printed in colors that don't convert well to black and white. These forms previously presented problems during recognition, but don't now. So color support makes recognition more accurate. It also lets you preserve original colors and reprint them on a color printer.

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  7. What does OmniForm 5.0 Premium do to make form filling easier?

    It begins with "tab and type," which lets you use your keyboard to skip from field to field. Another ease-of-use feature is TypeAhead, which anticipates what you're going to type based on previously entered information. AutoFill extends this concept to make it possible for you to enter a key piece of information in one field and have the current field or other fields automatically filled. And database lookups can generate popup lists you can select from. Finally, a form can be designed to include automatic calculations, validation requirements and drop-down lists, all of which save time for the person filling the form and reduce the likelihood of errors.

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  8. How do I design a form from scratch?

    First, you may not have to. OmniForm 5.0 Premium includes an extensive library of pre-built sample forms that you may be able to use as-is or modify to suit your needs. But if you want to start from scratch, there are more than a dozen highly intuitive tools to help you do it. They include a scrapbook of form elements such as name and address fields, and tools that support easy creation of tables, fillable fields of various types, built-in calculations and validation requirements, drawing, and graphics importing.

    OmniForm 5.0 Premium includes several new design tools and capabilities, including mixed portrait and landscape pages in the same form, unlimited colors for form elements, text font adjustment toolbar buttons, gradient fill effects for form elements, a format painter tool to copy and apply text formatting, an object stamper tool to copy and apply object attributes, a line converter tool to convert lines to fields and fields to lines, a field namer tool for quick field renaming, and a tabbing grouping tool for quickly changing the tabbing order of a group of fields.

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  9. Can I use OmniForm with forms from other applications?

    Definitely. Forms created in any Windows application can be opened, edited and filled in OmniForm. You just open the form in the original application, select Print and then Print to OmniForm. The form is automatically opened in OmniForm.

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  10. How do I share my forms with other users -- especially remote users?

    You have several options. You can save a form as a Mailable Filler and then send it via a floppy disk or e-mail to anyone with a Windows computer. The file contains a runtime version of OmniForm which they can use to open the form, fill it out, and send it back to you. Or you can save the form in Microsoft Word format and then users of Word 6.0 or higher can open and fill the form in Word. The same holds true for users of Adobe Acrobat Reader who need to access the form in PDF format. And you can also save your form in HTML format and publish it to the Web, where users can fill it out in their browsers.

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  11. Can I generate consecutive serial numbers within a form?

    Yes, a new feature of OmniForm 5.0 Premium is the ability to generate serial numbers. In OmniForm's design mode you can define serial numbers for any fill text field or comb field using a dialog box. As a new record is created in OmniForm's fill mode, serial numbers automatically change by the increment you have selected. You can also use serial numbers in calculations.

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  12. What kind of intelligence can I embed in my forms?

    • Using the AutoFill Wizard, you can set up a form for automated data entry, either to automatically fill certain fields (including fields in tables) or to provide drop-down lists for easier filling.

    • You can add security to your forms, including signature fields.

    • You can set conditions for fields so that only certain data can be entered in them.

    • You can add hyperlinks to connect your forms to another file or Web site.

    • You can insert OLE objects, such as sound files or video clips, into your forms.

    • You can set up fields to do automatic calculations when they are filled in.

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  13. What's the difference between OmniForm 5.0 Premium and OmniForm Filler 5.0?

    OmniForm 5.0 Premium contains two modes, design and fill. In design mode, you can scan and convert paper forms, convert previously scanned images, edit forms and design forms. In fill mode, you can fill out, save, send and print forms and form data and use the database functions of OmniForm. OmniForm Filler 5.0 contains only the fill mode of OmniForm 5.0 Premium. It is a lower-priced product designed as a companion for OmniForm 5.0 Premium, for users who only need to use the fill mode functions of OmniForm 5.0 Premium.

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