Remark Office OMR is the world’s most popular OMR software to quickly and accurately collect data from surveys, tests, assessments, evaluations or other forms. Create and print your own forms on plain (printer/copier) paper and scan completed forms with virtually any image scanner. You can then analyze the data in the software or export the data to the application of your choice! It’s that easy! Purchase now from Hearne Software, the official distributor of Remark Office OMR for Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Pacific Islands.


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Remark Office OMR 10


Remark Office OMR 10

Remark Office OMR the leading OMR Windows based forms-processing software package for surveys and tests. The software recognizes optical marks (bubbles and checkboxes), computer-generated characters (OCR) and barcodes. You can design your own forms using any word processor and print them on your printer. Then use Remark Office OMR to scan and recognize data with your image scanner, analyze the data in the software or export the data to the application of your choice! It's that easy!

New Features in Remark Office OMR 10

Remark Office OMR 10 has many new features and updates. The following list provides an overview of what is new in this version. 

  • Fresh New Look: The interface has a fresh new look to better match modern Windows applications.

  • New and Improved OCR Engine. Along with quicker processing and improved accuracy, the new OCR engine offers support for an additional 70+ languages through an extended language pack.

  • More User Friendly Activation Process. The process of activating and transferring software licenses has been streamlined.

  • Data Center:

    • Qualitative Coding on the Fly: When using Image regions with qualitative coding, you can now add and edit the list of codes right from the Data Center without having to modify the template ahead of time.

    • Updated Target Folder for Image Clips: The Target Folder that is set up to hold image clips has been updated to allow both browsing to a location and typing (or copying/pasting) a location.MariaDB Support: MariaDB is now supported for exporting data through ODBC.

    • Save Database Lookup Changes to New Template: When a template’s database lookup information is modified from the Data Center, you can now save those changes to a new template (as oppose to only overwriting the currently open template).

    • Auto Increment Record Number when Using Auto Form ID: The ability to increment record numbers across multiple open templates when using Auto Form ID was added. This feature allows you to quickly find a scanned document in any of the data files.

  • Automation:

    • Prompt for Image During Automation: When using an automation (REZ) file, you can now set it to prompt you for an image to read, and then the software will continue to carry out any other processes defined (e.g. grading the test).

    • Chain Automation Files Together: The ability to have one automation file launch another automation file was added.

  • Remark Quick Stats:

    • Updated Answer Keys and Survey Definition Files: Answer keys are now more flexible to allow you to reuse them after changes have been made to the corresponding template (e.g. removing or adding questions).

    • More Robust Partial Credit: When grading tests and applying partial credit to a question, you can now include any combination of answer choices and associated point values.

    • Support for Learning Objective Grade and Standard Answer Keys. You can now use Learning Objectives and Standard Answer keys at the same time.

    • More Question Options for Standard Answer Keys: Standard keys now allow differing number of correct responses between versions for questions in the same position, and allow correct AND/OR per question per version (for questions with more than one correct response).

    • Export to Excel with Multiple Test Versions: When grading tests with multiple test versions (answer keys) you can now export reports to Excel.

    • Custom Decimal Points in Excel Export: You can set the number of decimal points to use when exporting reports to Excel.

    • All Reports are Available when Using Batches and Multiple Test Versions: When grading tests with multiple test versions (answer keys) all reports are now available when setting up a batch.

    • Automatic Splitting of the Student Grade Report: The Student Grade Report can now be split into individual student files for easy emailing and distribution.

    • Email Reports to Individual Recipients. You can now email reports to individual students. This feature is particularly useful for email student grade reports and other reports that are specific to a respondent.

    • Run Multiple Report Batches at Once: The ability to chain report batches together was added, so that one batch finishes you can set off another one automatically.

    • Student Statistics Report Updates: The popular Student Statistics Report was updated to be more user friendly in the order in which items are displayed. You can also show or hide the objective/subjective score columns (displayed when a subjective question is in use).

    • Ballot Response Report: A new report was added to streamline the tabulation of ballot style responses. It tabulates and displays the choices in order from highest to lowest selection.


  • Template Editor:

    • Illegal Characters in Region Names: Characters that could potentially cause problems during data export are now excluded from question/region names, including: . – Period, ! – Exclamation, ‘ – Singe quote, [ – Left bracket, ] – Right bracket, , – Comma, ” – Doublequote, ( – Left paren, ) – Right paren.

    • Special Characters Excluded from Templates: Characters such as tabs and carriage returns can cause problems and are now excluded from the template. These items include: tabs, new line character, carriage return, carriage return/line feed, null character. The affected areas of the template include: template description, region name, image region default fills, question text, question names, answer labels, answer codes, blank/mult/duplicate/error return values and ID values.

  • Data Center:

    • Error 32811 when Reviewing Regions with Duplicate Values: An error #32811 was fixed when reviewing data that had repeating values as the answer labels.

    • Digitally Filled PDF Files Not Properly Flattened When Archiving: A problem was fixed where PDF files were not properly flattened when reading digitally filled PDF files and archiving the images.

    • Custom Export: A problem was fixed where the custom export experienced a lag for excessively large files.

    • Custom Export: A problem was fixed where the custom export was not saving the start line for data output.

  • Remark Quick Stats:

    • Opening Saved Answer Keys/Survey Definitions with Multiple Data Sets: Remark now properly opens saved answer key and survey definition files when multiple data sets are in use.

    • Non-Tabulated Regions Showing as Tabulated in Advanced Survey: A problem was fixed where non-tabulated regions appeared as though they were being tabulated in Advanced Survey due to a refresh issue.

    • Selecting Textual Questions as Subjective: A problem was fixed where you were able to select textual questions as Subjective questions in Advanced Grade. You can now change the question to numeric and set it to Subjective, but it cannot be used for Subjective if it is set to the textual data type.

    • Exporting Numeric/Textual Results with Grades: A problem was fixed where all possible columns of data appeared when exporting grade results to the textual or numeric formats.

    • Invalid Responses on Detailed Item Analysis Report: A problem was fixed where hand entered invalid responses were not being properly shown on the Detailed Item Analysis Report when exported to Excel.

    • Exporting Reports to Excel with International Characters: The Excel export now supports international characters in the question names.

    • Low Quality Images on Integrated Item Analysis Report: The Integrated Item Analysis Report settings were updated to set image quality to “High” for image clips.

    • Student Response Report Incorrect Highlighting: A problem was fixed where the Excel exported version of the Student Response Report incorrectly highlighted multiple responses as green (correct) when they were properly graded as incorrect.

Remark Flow Diagram


Remark Office OMR plain paper Form Scanning Software

Use your own tests, surveys and other plain paper forms
     Stop buying expensive preprinted OMR forms Stop buying expensive preprinted OMR forms

Design forms using any word processor or form design program (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel)
     Provides flexibility to create and duplicate as many as you need Provides flexibility to create and duplicate as many as you need

Save time and money by printing your forms in-house
     Forms can be printed on a laser printer, photocopied, or sent out to your local printer Forms can be printed on a laser printer, photocopied, or sent out to your local printer

Add barcodes, computer generated text for OCR and bubbles or checkboxes for OMR fields
     Remark Office OMR processes marks, barcodes and text for the ultimate in flexibility Remark Office OMR processes marks, barcodes and text for the ultimate in flexibility

OMR Bubble FormsRemark Office OMR is the first plain paper OMR solution, that allows you to design and control your own forms. There is no need to learn a special form designer. Instead, simply create forms in any word processor and duplicate them on a laser printer or photocopier. The software works with virtually any image scanner or multi-function device through its TWAIN driver or by reading various image file types (TIFF/PDF/others). Once data are collected, Remark Office OMR grades or tabulates the data using the built-in analysis component, Remark Quick Stats, or you can export your data to over 35 different formats, including SPSS, Excel, Access, SQL Server, Oracle and more.

Scanning Forms

Scanners used with plain paper OMR forms

With Remark Office OMR, you can take full advantage of any image scanner or multi-function machine (printer, scanner, copier, fax all-in-one) to scan and process your survey or test forms. There is no need to buy dedicated scanning equipment, allowing you to maximize functionality while minimizing costs. The software works in two ways: 1) with a TWAIN enabled scanner or multi-function machine directly connected to the software, or 2) by reading images (TIFF, PDF, BMP, JPG, PCX, and PNG) created by networked scanners, multi-function machines or other scanners. This combination allows you to read images from virtually any scanning machine.

Remark Office OMR reads OMR areas (optical marks such as bubbles), OCR areas of computer-generated text and barcode information from your forms. Handwritten areas are captured as image snapshots for later key entry, viewing in an analysis report or coding into themes. Built-in exception handling easily locates and allows you to correct or verify any erroneously marked forms (example: a person fills in two marks for a question, or fails to answer a question).

Grade Tests and Analyze Surveys

Remark Office OMR includes Remark Quick Stats, a built-in analysis and reporting package that is used to tabulate surveys and grade tests. With the click of a button, the software provides many standard reports. Reports are customizable in terms of information displayed, colors, fonts and graphics. All reports can be exported to various formats, including PDF, and emailed in order to get information into your constituents' hands quickly and efficiently.

Remark Quick Stats Reports

For survey style forms, reports such as an item analysis, item statistics or crosstabs are available. Each report contains a variety of statistics including; Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, Standard Error, Min, Max, Range, Median, Skewness, Kurtosis, T-Value, Percentiles, Confidence Intervals and more. View open ended questions in a single response report. In addition, view results by groups of questions to gauge performance better, or compare responses by demographics or other criteria. Detailed information and examples of Remark Quick Stats’ Survey Analysis reports.

If you administer tests, the software automatically grades them. Using the Easy Grade option, simply put the answer key on top of the test forms, scan the forms and click the Grade button. Or customize the grading process by using a specialized grade scale, adding learning objectives to create scores for subsets of questions, compare student scores to established benchmark scores and other options, the software grades the test and produces statistics and graphs representing the item analysis, frequency distribution, student scores and several other test statistics.  Remark Office OMR also produces a grade report for each student which can be printed and handed back to the student. Grades can be exported to a variety of gradebooks and student management systems. Detailed information and examples of Remark Quick Stats’ Test Grading reports.

All reports can be exported as PDFs, html, xml and more. Reports can generate a variety of graph types including; pie, bar, horizontal bar, line, area, point, polar, fast line and more.

Remark Office OMR’s Data Export Capabilities

Once your forms have been scanned and processed the software can save the data to over 35 different output formats for use with virtually any analysis package (such as SPSS, dBase, Access, SQL Server, Excel or Lotus 1-2-3). Remark Office OMR can even save your data to an HTML format for publishing on the Internet or to an Intranet.

Remark Web Survey 5.0


Remark Web Survey 5.0

Create and run your own web surveys with Remark Web Survey.  Your surveys will have your design, your branding and your URL. Create online evaluations, registrations, guest books, ballots, information request forms and any form you can imagine. And you don't have to learn HTML to do it. Remark Web Survey makes it easy and affordable for anyone to create, publish and gather results from online forms. View Remark Web Survey's extended feature list.

Remark Web Survey has two easy-to-use components. Use the Designer Component to create your web forms then use the Server Component to administer web forms and collect the data. Once the data is collected, you can analyze it with Remark Web Survey's built-in analysis tool, Remark Quick Stats, or export the data to one of over 35 formats.