The Desktop client is a Windows application which connects to the ScannerVision Processing Engine and guides the operator through the document capture process. Documents may be acquired by scanning with an installed TWAIN driver, or by importing existing electronic files (e.g. files from a TIFF archive). Users may browse the document after the acquisition and, if required, may answer any metadata questions defined in the template to complete the process. Some metadata questions can be flagged as requiring an answer before scanning can proceed, ensuring that files with missing information are a thing of the past.