Create Your Own Bubble Answer Sheets

Use the OMR bubble answer sheet template editor to generate your own bubble sheet templates. Bubble Sheet Template

Image: The editor interface used for generating bubble answer sheets that are recogizable by the OMR Software.

The bubble answer sheet templates created in the editor are printable and compatible with OMR bubble sheet scanning software. The only hardware needed is your regular printer, scanner and computer.

Download the Free 30 day OMR Software Trial to use the OMR bubble sheet editor and OMR sheet processor to quickly and automatically grade your next answer sheet test or exam. Just click to choose the platform you use - Windows, Mac or Linux and download the software. The free trial lasts for 30 days giving you plenty of time to create and print and automatically process all the bubble answer sheets you need.

Using the bubble answer sheet editor to create and print all of your answer sheets is easier than creating a bubble answer sheet template in word. The forms that are printed and scanned are instantly recognizable by OMR Software - no need to train the template first, which requires a few difficult steps, especially if it’s the first time. Designing bubble answer forms in word requires the use of special fonts. If you want your forms to be recognized by bubble sheet reader software to automatically grade answer sheets, the bubble sheet template created in word must be trained to be recognized by the OMR software you are using.

Generation of bubble answer sheets using the editor is as easy as clicking on the checkbox tool to add the first bank of checkboxes, then duplicate to the number of question fields required on the page.

When the answer sheet is being created in the software editor, it is already being detected by the software. Easily check everything is being detected by the optical mark recognition software just by clicking the form recognition button. Checking the bubble sheet template before printing saves a lot of time and effort to make sure everything has been correctly added to the template. This lets you know your bubble answer sheet design will be detected by the software later on when the returned answer sheets are being automatically graded by the software’s form processor.

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Image: A Bubble Answer sheet template created using the bubble sheet generator.

You can also add a checkbox bubble grid for capturing student ID numbers or an option to print respondent’s names on the form pages.

Instructions for filling in Bubble Answer Sheets

Free Instructional Clipart Images to add to your bubble answer sheet template, you can find the Clipart link on the bubble sheet page, just scroll down a bit.

Printing OMR Bubble Answer Sheets

OMR Bubble Answer sheets should always be printed using a laser printer. Laser printers can create a crisply printed bubble sheet, which is not always the case for bubble jet printers because the bubble jet ink can smudge, causing imperfections in the detection of the filled in checkbox bubbles or the barcodes when the pages are being read.

How to Grade Bubble Answer Sheets with Computer Software

The first step to having your bubble answer sheets read automatically is to scan the bubble sheets using any recent model scanner, then upload the scanned images saved on your computer, into the Bubble Sheet Reader Software. You will find the pages are read so quickly, you will have all the bubble answer sheets graded within a few minutes, without having to do anything else. Free Trial Bubble Answer Sheet Grading

Bubble Sheet software is computer technology that can locate where the checkbox bubbles appear on the page. It then detects marks made in the checkboxes of the scanned pages. Creating the bubble answer sheets with Optical Mark Recognition that can automatically recognise them, saves the time taken with having to train a Microsoft word bubble answer template to be recognised by the OMR software. I have always found this process to be a real chore.

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Finally, there’s a way to simplify data collection from paper-based, bubble sheet tests and exams


Forget about the stress of having to grade exams and tests manually. With OMR software and a scanner, you’ll have the ability to automatically grade all of your multiple-choice bubble sheet forms. Not only does this shorten your potential workload from days to mere hours, but you’ll be able to be more accurate as well.

Market Research Bubble Sheet Surveys

Immediately get the information you need from surveys without any effort. Create, Print and Scan your bubble sheet Survey forms all in the one program. Bubble sheet Software will read, capture and store the detected data from the filled in checkboxes. The captured data can be exported to a spreadsheet or your own management software for immediate feedback from multiple choice paper surveys.

Healthcare Bubble Sheet Patient Assessments and Surveys

Create, Print and Scan Patient Assessments and Surveys then Export the response data to your own management software. Custom Paper Patient Questionnaires used for Patient Assessments and Surveys in Hospitals, can make sure patients get excellent care by collecting fast accurate Patient data. Paper Bubble sheet forms are easily printed from a computer and the responses to questions are easily filled into oval shaped bubbles by patients. When the bubble forms are returned by the patients they are scanned and the data is processed and exported.

Conference Evaluations

Immediately see how your conference went, create and Print your own custom Bubble Sheet conference evaluation forms. The bubble sheets you create can contain question text on the same page as the checkbox bubbles, making it easy for respondents to fill out and return. The returned paper bubble sheet evaluation forms can be scanned using and ordinary document scanner giving you immediate conference evaluation data exported to your computer with OMR software.

Customer Satisfaction Research

Create and Print you own Paper Bubble Sheet cust0mer satisfaction survey forms for research. Print from your computer and scan the forms when they are returned by the respondents. Optical mark recognition software on your computer can automatically read and export respondent's data to a spreadsheet or your own management software.

Scanning bubble sheets and using OMR to capture them, eliminates the possibility of inaccurate and time consuming data entry. OMR reads and captures the marks from filled in checkbox bubbles on scanned bubble sheets and converts the detected marks into readable data on your computer. FormReturn is streamlined Optical Mark Recognition Software which fully integrates the OMR forms with the OMR processor. FormReturn OMR Software is priced to suit small businesses as well as larger organizations who rely on the automatic collection of data every day. Bubble sheet checkbox response forms have many uses such as, tests, assessments, ballot forms, checklists, quality control sheets, market research surveys and patient assessments and surveys.   Many of FormReturn's customers are University departments, Medical Colleges, Medical Research companies, Hospitals, Community Colleges; Training Colleges and Public Schools who want to collect the data from their checkbox forms, tests and assessments more quickly than sending them away for marking.   FormReturn has its own bubble form design editor, just click and add the checkbox bubbles, Click and add a Barcode to each page to make it unique and to automate the process of linking multiple form pages with the stored captured data.

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  • Create your own custom bubble sheet templates which will automatically integrate with FormReturn OMR Software.
  • Create your data table where respondent's records can be stored and retrieved by the software for identification of forms.
  • Scan bubble sheets and watch as people's filled in responses are captured and stored as readable computer data.
  • Captured data is stored in the software and easily exported as captured checkbox values (A,B,C,D,E), scores and scanned bubble sheet images for each processed form.

Try FormReturn's free trial download now and start creating and automatically grading your own bubble sheet tests and exams. FormReturn is packed with features for flexible bubble sheet form design and the way data is captured and exported.