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Programming today is a race between software engineering striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning Robert Cringley


FormScanner article on “The Physics Teacher”

In January it was published an interesting article on using FormScanner for grading students into the  journal "The Physics Teacher" The Physics Teacher Article Thanks to the co-authors Chadwick Young, Glenn Lo and Kaisa Young ABSTRACT The multiple-choice exam remains a staple for many introductory physics courses. In the past, people have graded these by hand or even …

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How to install FormScanner on a Linux System

The correct procedure to install FormScanner on a Linux like system is: Download the binaries from http://sourceforge.net/projects/formscanner/files/0.10.0/formscanner-0.10.0-bin.tar.gz Extract the archive Open a terminal Go to [FORMSCANNER_HOME] folder Run the command ./configure.sh Go to [FORMSCANNER_HOME]/bin folder and run the command ./run.sh otherwise Type this command [JAVA_HOME]/bin/java -jar -DFormScanner_HOME=[FORMSCANNER _HOME] -DFormScanner_VERSION=0.10.0 [FORMSCANNER_HOME]/lib/formscanner-main-0.10.0.jar where [JAVA_HOME] is the Java …

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Java : Unsupported Major.Minor Version 51.0

1. Problem Run FormScanner on a Unix like system (Linux, MacOSX), and hits the following error messages: $ java -jar -DFormScanner_HOME=/home/pi/formscanner-0.10.0-bin -DFormScanner_VERSION=0.10.0 /home/pi/formscanner-0.10.0-bin/lib/formscanner-main-0.10.0.jar Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/albertoborsetta/formscanner/gui/FormScanner : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0 at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:643) at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:142) at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:277) at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader.java:73) at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:212) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:205) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:323) at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:294) at …

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FormScanner 0.10.0 released

February 20 was released version 0.10.0 of FormScanner with some code refactoring and the API library, there are also some minor bug fixes: NEW FEATURES Zoom feature in image frame Added Farsi (Persian) translation Added support for RTL (Right to Left) user interface Stored last save location for templates and results Added options for change …

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FormScanner 0.9.2 released

Today I have released the new 0.9.2 version of FormScanner with some code refactoring and the API library, there are also some minor bug fixes: NEW FEATURES Added UTF-8 support for translation Added Greek translation Added Polish translation FIXES Fix the problem saving formscanner options Problem scanning forms with "Ignore multiple responses" enabled Minor BugFix …

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