Configure the program to interpret asterisks

By default, Kofax ReadSoft Invoices is not configured to interpret asterisks. However, you can configure the program to interpret them. (For instructions, see Creating or editing a character set.) If you do so, uninterpretable characters are displayed in Verify in the same way as characters interpreted as asterisks.

You cannot change how interpretation errors are displayed in Verify. However, you can change how asterisks (that is, characters that are interpreted as asterisks) are displayed, preventing confusion.

Important This method also changes what asterisks look like in the transfer file. If you want to reverse this, you must implement a VBA routine — for example on Verify’s Invoice Complete event or a suitable Transfer event—that changes the new character back to an asterisk.


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  1. If you do not already know, find out which code page Kofax ReadSoft Invoices is set up to use. One way to find out:
    1. Use a text editor to open Ehcharset.ini.
    2. Find the section pertaining to the language you are interpreting (for example [English]). The last line of that section tells you the code page number (for example CodePage=1252). See "CodePage" topic in INI file help for more information.
  2. Using a text editor such as Notepad, open Ehcharmap50.par (located in Kofax ReadSoft Invoices' Bin folder).
  3. Find the two sections pertaining to your code page (for example [1252_PR] and [1252_HW]).

42 is the ASCII code for the asterisk character. Change the 42 to the ASCII code for the character you want to be displayed in Verify in place of interpreted asterisks.

Example: 43 is the ASCII code for the plus sign (+). If you change *=42 to *=43, characters that Kofax ReadSoft Invoices interprets as asterisks on the invoice are displayed as plus signs, making it easier for you to tell them apart from interpretation errors.

  1. Save and close the file.