To set tag options
1.Select Edit... from the 'Fields' menu (Ctrl D) and click on the field you wish to edit in the Fields list.
or
Right-click on a field on the page and select Edit Field...
2.Click the Searching tab.
3.Ensure that the appropriate Tag string is selected from the drop down list (see Notes below). The corresponding Tag type (Text, Graphic or Part of a graphic) is set automatically.
This is only used when its Match box is checked.
4.Select from the options:
oMultiple occurrences allowed
A field may occur more than once per page.
oSubfields may precede the tag
Sub-fields may occur earlier on the page than the tag itself e.g. on the preceding line.
oFront page only
Only searches for the field on the 'front' sides of the paper, usually odd-numbered (right-hand) pages.
oBack page only
Only searches for the field on the 'back' sides of the of paper, usually even-numbered (left-hand) pages.
5.Specialists may use font characteristic(s) to recognize fields. In the Required font characteristics section, enter any of these values for matching: Symbol set, Size, Style, Weight, Typeface, and tick the Match box(es) alongside.
To set field end options
1.Select Edit... from the 'Fields' menu (Ctrl D) and click on the field you wish to edit in the Fields list.
or
Right-click on a field on the page and select Edit Field...
2.Click the Searching tab.
3.To define how the end of a field is detected, select from the options in the Field Ends at section:
oNew tag
Field ends when another tag found.
oEnd of page
Field terminated by end of page.
oBlank line
Field ends when a blank line is encountered.
4.Type in the values for:
oAfter Columns
Maximum width of the field in characters.
oAfter Rows
Maximum height of fields in rows.
5.Starting page:  enter the number of the page on which to start the search.
6.Repeat every:  enter the number of pages to be counted till the next search is started. Note: if you enter a number that is bigger than the number of pages (after the starting page) in the document, only one multi-page set will be created.
7.Repeat for other fields.
8.Click OK.
Notes

When text is used as a search tag, the whole of the text block (as defined by the PCL file) is displayed in the 'Tag string' box. (If you are setting up a tag manually, you must enter the text here yourself – see Defining fields and tags.) If there is variable data in the text block, click in the Tag string box and edit the text to remove it.
If 'Match' is checked but the string is null then a match will occur if any text whatever is found in the designated area (subject to any font characteristics that are being checked).

Vector graphic paths and bitmapped graphics may be used as search tags. When a "whole" graphic is used, a unique 40 character hex string is assigned to it (this includes any white borders that are part of an image) and displayed here; it should not be edited.
If you are setting up the tag manually, you can right-click on a graphic and choose Graphic details to see the 40 character string that you need to enter in the Tag string box.
When searching for This size of graphic, the string takes the form of "width X height", e.g. 200X100 for a graphic that is 200 pixels wide by 100 high. When searching for Any graphic, the Tag string box must be cleared but the "Match" check-box beside it must be ticked.

When only part of a graphic is used as a search tag, white edges within the swept rectangle are trimmed off before its hex string is calculated. Only one graphic in the area can be recognized. Text in the area is also ignored.

See Examples|Search tags.

Tips

Open blue diamond bullet Select Show from the 'Fields' menu to view the position of fields and tags on the page, see Viewing data fields and tags.

Open blue diamond bullet If a barcode is used as a tag, the tag type may be text or graphic: it depends on the system which created it.

Open blue diamond bullet You can set up a font (family, size, style, effects, color and language group) for displaying the tags' search strings by clicking Font... (Field Definitions page). This may be useful when you are searching for text in an unfamiliar symbolset.