FormScanner is an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) software that automatically marks multiple-choice papers.

Optical Mark Recognition (also called Optical Mark Reading and OMR) is the process of capturing human-marked data from document forms such as surveys and tests.

Formscanner is easy to use, effective, and completely free of cost and advertisements.FormScanner at work

FormScanner not bind you to use a default template of the form, but gives you the ability to use a custom template created from a simple scan of a blank form.

The modules can be scanned as images with a simple scanner and processed with FormScanner software.

All the collected information can be easily exported to a spreadsheet.

Users scan the forms and, in just a couple of steps, they have a spreadsheet with students scores, answers to individual questions, and detailed analysis of the class perfomance.

It is possible to download the source code and the binaries from SourceForge, follow the project and rate it. offers several other interesting tutorials and information on how to use FormScanner.

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2 thoughts on “FormScanner

  1. Hi, I’m trying to use FormScanner for a thesis project. I don’t know how to contact Chad Young, but I figured I’d try dropping a line here. Is support/development for FormScanner still active? I’m having a few issues with the program and would be grateful for assistance. I was using version 1.1.2, but after I updated I could no longer open the program, even through the terminal. Is there a way to access previous versions or resolve this issue? Secondly, I’d appreciate access to the support Google group if it’s active. When I click on the “Forum” tab of the FormScanner website, I encounter this error message: “This group either doesn’t exist, or you don’t have permission to access it. If you’re sure this group exists, contact the owner of the group and ask them to give you access.” Can you help? I hope to hear from you.


    1. Hi Monica,

      it’s possible that for some reason the Forum could been off-line for some time.
      Now it seems it is on-line and so it is accessible.
      I don’t know why the new version is not working on your PC, so if you have trouble with the new version try to remove the current application and download the previous from Sourceforge:

      then install the version that is working.
      I will wait for your news (contact me directly by e-mail at alberto[dot]borsetta[at]gmail[dot]com)



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