August 19, 2019

Remark Classic OMR 6.1 is Now Available!

Remark Classic OMR Logo

Remark Classic OMR 6.1 is now available to all customers with a valid maintenance and support contract! This latest update offers a number of new features, fixes, and updates, including:

  • The ability to save scanned images to the PNG format if you are using an image-enabled scanner
  • An added message when printing on forms during scanning to make sure you have properly added the desired item to the print queue
  • Displaying the appropriate version key identifier when exporting multiple test version data from Remark Quick Stats

The full list of new features and fixes is available here.

This update can easily be installed within the software. If you have the check for updates feature enabled, the software will prompt you to install the update upon opening. You can also manually check for the update by clicking Help|Check for Updates within the software.

If your maintenance and support agreement has expired and you wish to receive the update, please contact our sales team for information on how to renew your maintenance and support.

Updates for all of our products are based primarily on your suggestions! You can suggest a feature by clicking here. Your idea could be a part of our next release!


August 15, 2019

Using Fillable PDF Document Files in Remark Office OMR

Fillable PDF forms are often used in place of official paper documents when completing important paperwork via the web. Fillable PDFs can be created using most existing document types, including scanned paper documents, non-interactive PDF forms, spreadsheets, and Word documents. Remark Office OMR can read fillable PDF forms if they contain optical mark information (bubbles, checkboxes, etc.).

PDF forms can be accessed over the Internet or via email. If a PDF form includes form fields (for example, text fields, buttons, list boxes), you can fill in the form on-screen with an Acrobat product (including Adobe Reader, Acrobat 3D, Acrobat Professional, or Acrobat Standard). These forms must still adhere to our form design best practices in order to work with Remark Office OMR.

When importing PDF images into Remark Office OMR, there are recognition settings you can adjust should certain problems occur. One of these recognition settings is “Flatten fillable form fields on PDF images.” If you are reading digitally-filled PDF document files, you must turn on this checkbox. Flattening the PDF forces the data from the fillable items, such as bubbles and checkboxes, to be included in the PDF file.

Recognition Settings Image Processing

To set this feature globally in Remark, under Tools|Recognition Settings|Default Settings|Image Processing or under Tools|Recognition Settings|Template Settings|Image Processing, mark the checkbox next to “Flatten fillable form field on PDF images.” You can also access these settings from the Read window when processing images. The adjusted settings apply to your next read operation and stay in place until you change them again.

Image Processing - Flatten Fillable PDF Images

Before adjusting image options, remember to determine whether you want to adjust them for the software in general (globally) or just for the active form template.

We hope you find this feature useful. Don't forget to reach out to Remark Support if you need assistance.


August 12, 2019

Remark Test Grading Cloud Update

We are pleased to announce that the latest update of Remark Test Grading Cloud is now available! The updated version includes the ability to grade student test forms without first having to specify a class roster. In this mode, Remark test Grading Cloud clips the students' handwritten names from the answer sheets and displays them on the reports. This feature is great for organizations who don't typically use student rosters. When you create a class, you can specify whether or not your class has a roster. Check out the video below to see this feature in action.

Please note that when using this feature, if you export grades, there is no student identifier associated with the grade. Grades are listed in the order in which the students appear in Remark Test grading Cloud. Students are also not added to the system.

In addition to the this new feature there are several other updates:

  • Emailing Student Reports: An issue was fixed where student reports were not emailed when using multiple versions of a test.
  • Test Names with Slashes (/): An issue was fixed when emailing data files when the test has a slash in the name (e.g. Spanish Test 6/2). The slash was being replaced with other characters in the body of the email.
  • Deleting a Key: If you have multiple test versions and delete one of the answer keys after grading, the data would previously still show up for any students who had already been processed. Now you will see an "Invalid Version" flag, as the version's answer key no longer exists.
  • Adding Students After Grading: With the new "rosterless" class option, you can no longer add students after you upload tests. Students are either rostered or not rostered. If you are using a rostered class, you will need to add any missing students to the roster before you grade tests.

We continue to add features to the product that are requested by our customers. If you have something you would like to see in the product please contact our product management team at rpgpm@gravic.com If you are using the product and want to write a review please submit one here.


August 8, 2019

Upcoming Remark Support Webinar – Custom Report Headers in Remark Quick Stats

Custom Report Headers in Remark Quick Stats, Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 1:30 PM EDT

Custom Report Headers allow you to customize titles and add graphics to your report headings, and can be used in Remark Office OMR, Remark Web Survey and Remark Classic OMR.  Custom Headers can be set up in individual reports, and in both Advanced Grade and Advanced Survey. We will demonstrate how to add static text, pull data from your data set and add images to report headers.

This webinar is targeted to Intermediate Remark users who understand how to use Remark Quick Stats and want to better understand how to customize Report Headers.  We will be using Remark Office OMR to demonstrate the feature, but this feature can also be used in Remark Classic OMR and Remark Web Survey.

Sign up for this monthly webinar.

Monthly webinars are free for customers with current maintenance or technical support agreements. If you do not have a current agreement, the cost of each webinar is $50 USD. Why not consider purchasing a support agreement? A support agreement entitles you to attend any monthly webinar at no additional cost. For support status and information, contact our support department.

You can view upcoming webinars here.


August 7, 2019

Gravic's Remark Software team will be exhibiting at the VPPPA Safety+ Conference

We are pleased to announce our participation in the 2019 VPPPA Safety+ Conference in the always exciting New Orleans, Louisiana from August 27 to 30!

We will be demonstrating Remark Office OMR’s data collection and analysis capabilities on a variety of forms, including safety observations, training assessments, and other safety forms.

We will be exhibiting in booth #249 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located at 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, during the following hours:

Learn how Remark Office OMR can save you time, money, and hassle. Create your own forms in Word, Excel or another program of your choice. Print forms on regular paper and scan them with any image scanner or copier for processing. Use the built-in analysis reports or export your data to feed your existing safety management and other reporting systems.

  • Tuesday, August 27th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 28th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 29th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

We can’t wait to discuss your safety form and data collection needs with you in New Orleans!

Gravic's Remark Software at VPPPA Safety 2019 in booth #249
Come see us at booth #249


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