This chapter describes the process for inspecting files containing barcodes.
Barcode Inspection Mode
detects and grades barcodes, displaying details such as decodability, magnification, quiet zones, etc. Digimarc barcodes, which consist of embedded barcode information in enhanced packaging, are supported through a separate licensed module. Only administrators possess the ability to create custom profiles to enable the feature. For more information, see the Administration Guide.

NOTE: The Barcode Inspection Mode icon itself only displays if the module has been purchased.

Step-by-Step

This section describes the steps to follow when running a barcode inspection.

1. Load Electronic Files (Skip to No. 2 to Load Scanned Files)

To inspect barcodes in a master file:

  • Click File Menu > Load Master or click in the Master panel to launch the load-file window. - You can also load a file by using “drag and drop.” 
  • The Master image loads in the Master panel.
  • If the file is a PDF:
    1. The integrated PDF Viewer displays.
    2. Prepare the Master image using the PDF Viewer tools, if required 
  • Click inspect and the results display in the Inspection View.

To inspect barcodes in a sample file:

  • Click File Menu > Load Sample or click in the Sample panel and follow the same steps as above.

2. Load Scanned Files (Skip Over if Electronic Files Loaded)

  • Click Load from Scanner > Select Source.
  • Select the applicable scanner from the Scanner Selection window and click Select.
  • Click Load from Scanner  > Scan Master to scan the Master document. Once scanned, the image loads in the Master panel.
  • Click Load from Scanner  >  Scan Sample to scan the Sample document. Once scanned, the image loads in the Sample panel.

3. Select the Barcode Inspection Mode Icon

 4. Select an Action 

To inspect a master file for barcodes:

  • Click Action > Inspect Master (for masters placed in the Master panel).

To inspect a sample file for barcodes:

  • Click Action > Inspect Sample (for samples placed in the Sample panel).

To inspect multi-page files or multiple files for barcodes:

  • Click Action > Inspect Master (All Pages) (for masters placed in the Master panel). 
  • Click Action > Inspect Sample (All Pages) (for samples placed in the Sample panel).

5. Select Profile  

  • Click Profile.
  • Select the profile that best suits your inspection needs from the drop-down menu.

The following default profiles are installed with the system:

  1. Profile: Default, Description: Inspect master or sample files with barcodes in horizontal or vertical orientations. 
  2. Profile: Rotated, Description:  Inspect master or sample files with rotated barcodes; Detection speed is slightly slower. 

6. Run the Inspection 

  • Click inspect and the results display in the Inspection View.

7. Review 

  • To navigate to a barcode, click on the barcode in the Barcodes found panel in the Inspection View. The Barcode Details panel displays its parameters and grades/ values. 
  • An overall grade is determined for the barcode based on the values of the individual parameters.
  • Use the track wheel to zoom in or out of the image.
  • Hold the left mouse button and move it around to pan the image.

8. Include Inspections in Report 

The Application lets you rename inspections and/ or exclude them from the report after having conducted several. This option is available under the Inspections panel.

To rename the inspection:

  • Right-click on the inspection name in the Inspections panel.
  • Click Rename, enter the desired name, and click OK.
  • The new name displays in the Inspections panel.

To exclude the inspection from the report: 

  • Right-click on the inspection name in the Inspections panel.
  • Click Exclude from report.
  • The inspection name gets crossed out in the Inspections panel.
  • The Inspection is not included in the next generated report.

9. Generate the Report 

  • Click the report icon.
    NOTE:
    If Digimarc support is enabled, all information regarding that aspect of the inspection is found appended to the PDF report. No other action is required on the part of the user. 

10. Clear Inspection Results and Run a new inspection.

To retain inspection results and run a new inspection: 

  • Click Back. The Main View displays the Master/ Sample image.
  • To load a new file to be inspected, follow the steps above.
  • To run a new inspection with the same files, click inspect.
  • Once the inspection is completed, both it and the previous inspection get listed in the Inspections panel in your Inspection View. 

To clear inspection results and run a new inspection: 

  • Click Reset. The following message displays, asking if you want to continue:
  • Click Yes to clear inspection results and documents. The Main View displays.
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