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 presentation at IFD&TC

On Tuesday 18 May 2010, I presented at the International Field Directors and Technologies Conference on queXF. The presentation was titled 'Web based paper form verification using queXF'. The presentation should be available on the site shortly, but I have made a local copy available of the presentation here.

queXF 1.9.1 Released

queXF 1.9.1 has been released today on Sourceforge

New features include:

  • Translations added (Thank you to all those on Launchpad who translated queXF!)
  • MISSING_PAGES_ASSIGN directive added to not assign a form if missing pages exist
  • Allow to "force kill" a running process (i.e. for when the server is rebooted)
  • Can "delete inbetween boxes" in the banding context menu
  • Export blank categories in DDI v2 output
  • "Touch up" a form (ability to download form pages as PNG files and edit them and re-upload them in case banding is failing)

Bug fixes include:

  • Improved speed of background form processing by not going over files too many times
  • When naming variables while banding, do not refresh page text
  • Output correct width file even if boxes originally filled incorrectly

This upgrade does not require the database to be modified

For instructions on how to upgrade from queXF 1.9.0, click on the Read More link below

queXF 1.9.0 Released

queXF 1.9.0 has been released today on Sourceforge

New features include:

  • Translations added (Thank you to all those on Launchpad who translated queXF!)
  • Press F2 key to see a large image of the page
  • Page notes (and listing of the notes for administrators)
  • Banding includes box for variable name, and box numbers
  • Missing pages removed automatically where all page slots are filled
  • Performance information appears on "assign next form" page
  • Can set a form to be re-verified in the administrator screen
  • Can import PDF's with multiple pages per page (eg an A3 PDF can be split in to two A4 pages)

Bug fixes include:

  • Better handling of strange box sizes while banding
  • Specification of a page barcode length to improve detection

New translations include:

  • Catalan
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Galician
  • German
  • Polish
  • Russian

This upgrade requires the database to be modified.

For instructions on how to upgrade from queXF 1.8.1, click on the Read More link below

queXF now translatable

The latest development version of queXF is now able to be translated in to any language. If you are interested in translating queXF in to your native language, please use the translation system on Launchpad.

queXF 1.8.1 Released today (bug fixes)

queXF 1.8.1 has been released today on Sourceforge

Bug fixes:

  • Line detection will always return a line if it exists
  • Page setup now uses detected page size
  • Directory processing has ability to stop even when waiting for a long period

Click on Read more for how to upgrade

queXC - 4th package in the queX Suite released today

queXC, the 4th package in the queX Suite has been released today on Sourceforge

queXF 1.8.0 Released today

queXF 1.8.0 has been released today on Sourceforge

New features include:

This upgrade requires the database to be modified.

For instructions on how to upgrade from queXF 1.7.0, click on the Read More link below

queXF 1.7.0 Released

queXF 1.7.0 has been released today. Download it at Sourceforge

It contains the following new features:

  • Scanned images are rotated, scaled and offset to handle scanning irregularities
  • Missing pages are inserted in to the set if only 1 page is missing

New columns are required in the database, so follow the instructions to upgrade from 1.6.0...

queXF 1.6.0 Released

queXF 1.6.0 has been released today. It is available for download at Sourceforge

New features:

  • Added pagesetup.php for help setting up the config.inc.php for your page layout
  • Ability to "watch" a directory for PDF files and process them as they are placed there

Bug fixes:

  • Importing memory reduced by only keeping current page in memory

Read more for how to upgrade from 1.5.0...

Note on scanning forms

For the best performance using queXF, scan your forms to PDF using the following options:

1. Monochrome (1 bit)
2. 300DPI Resolution

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