In order to scan and grade Scantron bubble sheets, we use a software by DataBlocks called Remark Office OMR 8.4. We currently have 4 individual licenses for version 8. The license are used in the following locations:


  • SCANNING-W7-IT Virtual Machine
  • Montgomery 204 office
  • Walker Adjunct Office on the 3rd Floor
  • Sharon Wilborn's PC in Ellis


Version 8 and its updates are no longer supported by the company but the software still functions for us so we are still installing the 8.4 version. There are some things that need doing first BEFORE installing this software. Below is the instructions to successfully install this product on a PC on campus. 


Installing Remark Office 8.4

  1. If the program has been previously installed on a machine, you must first deactivate the license inside of the software before uninstalling and reinstalling it or trying to install on a new PC.
        CAUTION: When deactivating the license on a machine, you will no longer be able to install it again on that same machine. You will need to either have a new PC ready or reimage 
        the current PC to be able to run the installer again.
    • Open Remark Office 8.4 
    • Choose "Help" from the menu at the top of the window
    • Choose "Transfer License"
    • Check the box to indicate you have read the warnings and want to proceed. 
    • Follow the instructions to finish deactivating the license
  2. Locate the Installer for version 8.4 in the "Downloads from SMC4" folder on \\SMCTS1\Departments\IT_DEPT
  3. Download it to the desktop of the PC you wish to install the software on
  4. BEFORE you run the installer you must enable the .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 10
    • Open the Control Panel
    • Choose "Programs and Features"
    • Choose "Turn Windows Features On and Off"
    • Check the box next to ".NET Framework 3.5" to enable it
  5. Run the installer and use the serial number and activation code that is in the folder on the server along with the installer.


Once the installer is complete it will add a shortcut to the desktop and when you open the software for the first time it will ask for a license key. Once you enter that, assuming that all 4 licenses aren't already active, the software will activate and run properly.