How to Use It :
filling out a form:
It is very simple to use: you will enter the data, which is otherwise filled out
manually, into the program, load a blank form into a printer and start printout. Many
formatting functions, user texts and group data defined by you will make the data entry
faster for you.
defining a new form:
When creating a new form, you will specify a background picture (a scanned form) and
define its orientation how to load it into a printer. Required fields can be added to the
form in an edit mode (see the below mentioned). More over, an actual width of a scanned
part of the form must be entered for proper recalculation of dimensions.
Left and upper edge adjustment can be used if :
The left upper corner of the form is shifted with respect to the left
upper corner of a largest size paper (A4 or another – according to a printer type) in a
feed paper hopper of your printer. This happens if the form is less than A4 in size and
thus it is shifted in the hopper.
The entire form is not scanned but only its section
You have a new series of forms available, which are partially shifted
compared to previous forms due to faulty printout
editing a form:
After switching to an edit mode, you can add and delete fields or change their position
frequently asked questions and answers to them :
|A printed form
image is of poor quality
even if the data itself
is perfect ! Why ?
Primarily, the FORMIK
in its design is intended
to fill out forms, i.e.
entered data is printed
into a blank form. The form
image, you can see on the
screen, is used first of
all to evoke the feeling
of filling out a real form
and help in primary defining
and positioning the fields.
Starting from the version
2.10, the FORMIK used the
display in the scale 1:1
and thus the resolution
75-150 DPI was selected.
This is sufficient when
displaying on the screen
but absolutely insufficient
for quality printout.
But starting from the
version 2.11, the size of
a background image can be
set on the screen in the
FORMIK so you can also use
images with a higher resolution
(at least 300 DPI for quality
printout), thus solving
printed text is shifted with respect to every field. Why?
|This problems occurs if:
- The form is loaded into a printer incorrectly
- Your printer is not calibrated (see the Menu-Form-Program Set-up-Printer Calibration)
- The form edge values are set incorrectly (see the Menu-Edit-Form Set-up).
- You are using another version of the form which is partially shifted compared to the
When printing a new form, it is recommended to print it out on a blank A4 sheet and
based on comparison with an actual form, determine deviations and use them for corrections
of the values of the left and upper edges in the ”Form Set-up” window.
text is printed out correctly at the beginning of the form but it is more and more shifted
in the fields in the right and lower parts of the form. How to set proper printout?
|Based on the description of the
problem, it can be seen that the left and upper edges of the form are set correctly.
However, the ”width of the form” is set incorrectly. This dimension is very important
for correct recalculation of actual field coordinates and sizes in mm. So, it is necessary
for you to enter a real width of the background picture of the form. If the background
picture represents only a section of the form (e.g. only a certain table), it is necessary
to enter a real width of this section (e.g. if you trim 10 mm blank margins of an A4 size
form - 210 mm wide, the real width of this section is 190 mm).
width of the printed form is correct but the height is not identical with that of the
actual form ! Why ?
|This problem results if there are
differences in horizontal and vertical resolution of the printed output. Obviously, you
have forgotten to calibrate the printer !
printed text is ”scattered” – it is printed correctly in some of the fields and
incorrectly in the others. Why?
|Check if you are using the same
form as that scanned in the background picture. It sometimes happens that individual
versions of the form differ from each other depending on the supplier or printout date.
Most often, these differences appear e.g. for post-office orders.
scanning a both-sided form, which is on a thin paper, the other side shows through very
much. Can this problem be eliminated somehow?
|Place a piece of black paper on
the form in the scanner and scan together with it. This way, its margins will also
creating a new form, I am creating different kinds of fields with different text format
(amounts, dividing into windows, crossed out fields) and I have to define all parameters
for each of them. Can this activity be simplified?
|The program remembers
automatically parameters of the last current (identified) field. So, when creating a new
field, first click on a similar already existing field (its parameters are saved) and only
then create a new field, which will have the same parameters automatically.
opening a form, the ”A background picture cannot be opened” message appeared. What is
|The program displays this message
if the selected background picture cannot be found in:
- Your current directory when defining a form
- Backgrounds directory located in the installation directory of the program
- The directory in which the definition file of the form *.frk can be found