Create barcode in forms merge
It would be helpful to be able to generate a 2D barcode which combines multiple index values while generating a PDF form from a web form. This way you could embed all the index values into a single barcode for simple index capture if the form needs to be printed and re-scanned.
Thank you for your idea. We added it to our collection of ideas and features and will further investigate it. We currently cannot say exactly when this idea will be implemented. As soon as we have more information we will update its status.
MI - Hamburg commented
This idea is great! It would be also nice, when DW can create a QR-Code.
This solution will help us a lout by creating documents/Forms where at the and a signature is necessary.
Nate French commented
This would be amazing!! Sometimes still it is impossible to capture a signature at the time of form creation (multiple parties, document will be effective in the future, etc) So to simply re-scan and entirely index would be super killer.
While you're in there, it only makes sense to put a multi choice option what to do with the scanned one, relative to the original generated one (clip before, clip after, entirely replace, store separately)
Ross Lister commented
6.12 Update: The newly added Automatic Number in Forms would lend itself to this feature but allowing barcode fonts within Forms would greatly enhance the product by matching paper forms being scanned to the evolution of that document.
Allow that Automatic Number field (and all others) to be placed onto the form using a barcode (2D and/or otherwise) font. The multi field option being used in DW Import and Print recognizing 2D barcodes is the perfect setup.
You would be creating the barcode instead of reading it based on the input received from the submitted forms. From that point forward you will always have a link back to the form that was originally submitted into the system.
A configuration screen for the version management of this Form could give instructions on how to deal with subsequent documents that come back into the system that match the barcode that was originally created and designated to match on.
Ross Lister commented
Maybe the form was merged and requires a wet signature for some reason. Much easier to scan that same piece of paper back in and possibly version it upon ingestion?