queXF takes scanned paper forms generated using queXML and reads them. Operators then verify that queXF has read the form correctly using a web browser. The data collected can be exported in many formats including a fixed width ASCII file with a DDI data description, CSV and PSPP. queXF Process

queXF 1.14.0 Released

queXF 1.14.0 has been released today on Sourceforge

This release adds a new feature where page edge detection has been greatly improved. queXF can determine if a page corner has been detected incorrectly and repair it. This should greatly improve page alignment where scans are not ideal. Please report any successes or failures using the Launchpad bugs or answers system.

queXF 1.13.6 Released

queXF 1.13.6 has been released today on Sourceforge

This release fixes a bug where the temporary directory contains spaces. It also adds an "Accept page" feature which verifiers can click to accept all boxes on the page (instead of going through each one). Translations have also been updated. Thank you as always to those who have translated queXF on Launchpad.

queX Suite Windows Easy Install with XAMPP Released

A Windows Easy Installation has been released today that contains all the packages in the queX Suite (queXML, queXF, queXS and queXC) based on XAMPP. Download it from Sourceforge.

If you want to test any or all the packages in the queX Suite on Windows - simply download the self extracting executable, extract it to a root directory of your computer or USB stick and then execute the xampp service. Then browse to the http://localhost/ address to be greeted by a list of all the queX Suite packages.

Please note that I don't recommend using the XAMPP installation in production - but it may serve as a good test or introduction to the packages in the queX Suite.

queXF 1.13.5 Released

queXF 1.13.5 has been released today on Sourceforge

This release is a mixed bag of bug fixes and minor feature enhancements. New features include a display of remaining forms to verify on the verification page, and better barcode handling where the scan is dithered based on a patch from John Milner (thank you). Bug fixes include using POST instead of GET on verification submits which speeds submission considerably, and fixing CSV output of mutiple choice questions. See the changelog for full details.

Thank you as always to those who have translated queXF on Launchpad. Your translations have been included in this release.

queXF 1.13.4 Released

queXF 1.13.4 has been released today on Sourceforge

A notable new feature is being able to edit the value and label of a response box while banding (mouse over the box and a small and large box will appear - one for the value and one for the label). This is very useful where you manually band a form and aren't using the banding file produced by queXML. Bugs with PSPP export, banding file import and page width detection have been fixed. Translations have been updated from Launchpad - thank you to all those who contributed (especially the Spanish translation which has been updated a lot recently).

queXF 1.13.3 Released

queXF 1.13.3 has been released today on Sourceforge

A form compatibility test has been added to see if your form is compatible with queXF. This test will also automatically show up if importing a new form fails. Bugs when deleting forms and outputting data with "0" values or labels in them have been fixed. Translations have been updated from Launchpad - thank you to all those who contributed.

To upgrade (from queXF 1.13.0 or 1.13.1 or 1.13.2):

1. Backup config.inc.php (copy to config.inc.php.bak)

queXF 1.13.2 Released

queXF 1.13.2 has been released today on Sourceforge

A bug with downloading data on some browsers has been fixed. Definition of bounding boxes is now set by using portions of the page instead of each corner of the box.

To upgrade (from queXF 1.13.0 or 1.13.1):

1. Backup config.inc.php (copy to config.inc.php.bak)
2. Extract the new package over your existing installation
3. Copy your config.inc.php.bak file over the extracted config file

queXF 1.13.1 Released

queXF 1.13.1 has been released today on Sourceforge

Handling of forms where pages are missing or undetected has been improved. Example ICR databases are now available in the documentation directory. The administration documentation has been updated to reflect the new procedures for missing and undetected pages.

A full list of changes is available in the CHANGELOG in the download package.

queXF 1.13.0 Released

queXF 1.13.0 has been released today on Sourceforge

The major new feature in queXF 1.13.0 is the ability to automatically update a queXS / Limesurvey database with queXF form data once verified. This allows for multi-mode data collection (via the web, telephone and paper) and for all data to return to a single dataset (within queXS or Limesurvey) for output or online analysis. Currently this will only work with, and with forms generated by the Limesurvey within a queXS 1.5.2 or greater installation. The administration documentation has been updated with details of how to make the link from queXF to your queXS installation.

Some bug fixes have also been made including:

  • Scale and rotation did not correctly handle case where the scale was exactly 0 and rotation exactly 0
  • CSV output from text/numeric (not long text) elements were ignoring internal spacing
  • Full text elements were not being removed when reverifying a form
  • Fixed width output updated to handle where code width is greater than the string length of the number of categories
  • PSPP output updated to fix where variables start with a number (append a V) and to handle where category variables are strings instead of numeric

A database update is required for this upgrade. Read on for details.

queXF 1.12.2 Released (Bug fixes)

queXF 1.12.2 has been released today on Sourceforge

This is a bug fix release.

The verification process had a few bugs introduced with the new page setup system that have been resolved, and the new log system has been improved for better display.

For full bug details and how to upgrade, read more:

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