Grid Column and Row Setup

Grid Column and Row Setup
After creating the data capture Grid the rows and columns should be adjusted. The first step should be to adjust the columns by moving and removing the unneeded ones to fit all the data that needs to be captured. Deleting a column is done by clicking on each column header field to show up the Grid header menu and selecting the Delete Column option. In order to move a column around the mouse should be close to one of the horizontal column lines, the cursor will change to Move Column, like the image below:
Move Column cursor
The next step should be to create or select a master column using the Split Rows Based on this Column (Master Column) option in the Grid Header Menu. If the fields are misplaced they can be assigned to any other data field setup for the Grid also on the Grid Header Menu. If the rows are not splitting correctly it is just a matter of playing with the Row Split options until the desire result is achieved.
The next step is to setup the entire Grid option on the Grid Menu as shown here
The Grid Header Menu might have slightly different options depending on it's Type, more on the different Data Capture Field settings and configurations can be found here.

Grid Header Menu

1. Grid Header Menu
The Grid Header menu will help setting up the columns for the Grid and how the rows are split. The option available on the Grid Menu will vary slightly depending on the Field Type set for this Column.

Column Split

2. Column Split
This option will create a new column.

Delete Column

3. Delete Column
This option will delete the currently selected column.

Make Master Column

4. Make Master Column
This option will make the selected column the master column. An "A" will show up over the master column and it will turn green.

Search Master Line

5. Search Master Line
The Search Master Line option allows the use of a Regular Expression to search for a master line for the selected column.

Row Split

6. Row Split
Those options only show up for the master column, it will change how the rows are split along the Grid.

Carriage Return Detection

7. Carriage Return Detection
When this option is enabled the problem with cells that contain more than one line of information that needs to be captured as a single line will go away. When carriage return mode is selected the user will need to input the desired minimum spacing between rows. This makes ChronoScan detect cells containing more than one line of information. Learn more about carriage return detection here.

Use Fixed Row Size

8. Use Fixed Row Size
When this option is selected the Row Height Window will pop up asking for a fixed manually entered row height and number of rows. This option should be selected when ChronoScan is having trouble acquiring the correct row sizes.

Set Vertical Offset

9. Set Vertical Offset
The vertical offset option will allow you to set a vertical offset from the detected text on the Master Column. Very useful when working with grids where the vertical alignment of all columns is not the same.

Left to Write Read Mode

10. Left to Write Read Mode
This option will make ChronoScan read information only from the left hand side of the screen to the right hand side of the screen.

Advanced OCR Settings

11. Advanced OCR Settings
This option will open the Advanced OCR Read settings and will enable advanced OCR reading for the entire table.

Adjust Cut Area

12. Adjust Cut Area
That option will allow for customization of grid height when the Fixed Row Size option is selected. It's options can be found here.

Ignore Values

13. Ignore Values
This will make ChronoScan ignore all values currently on the Grid cells for that entire column. It is useful if a certain value is not intended to be captured and processed.

Assign to Field

14. Assign to Field
The Assign to Field option can be used to change columns within the grid or, if the user added fields after creating the Grid on the document, those fields can be added in. It also enables to add previously removed fields on the Grid.
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