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.