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Scanning in word 2007

Posted on 2007-10-18
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Last Modified: 2008-04-08
How do I scan documents in word 2007.
Question by:Cromwellhospital

Expert Comment

ID: 20099836
Did you mean scan like scanning to word for editable text? If so

You need a good OCR Program that takes a scanned image (document) and  
converts it to Editable text. Be aware that you will have to do some editing  
because OCR is not perfect. OCR does not work on handwritten text.
The best ones are OmniPage Pro Or Abbyy Fine Reader.
Abbyy Fine Reader: Look for Abbyy FineReader OCR.

Expert Comment

ID: 20099848
If you want to scan from within Word and not use OCR do this:

Go to Insert, Picture then choose From Scanner or Camera

Author Comment

ID: 20099859
There is a way in word 2000 to scan documents by clicking insert-- from camera or scanner. This inserts the scanned document as an image in the word document. However in word 2007 it does not scan the document in word, instead it opens another program to scan. Any suggestions please?
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Expert Comment

ID: 20099893
This might be the solution you are looking for then :)


Author Comment

ID: 20101504
Thanks for your reply leeds2000 but if you read our last comment we actually want to scan direclty into word and not any other program like Clip Organizer.

Have you used word 2007 to scan in an image in to a document?

Expert Comment

ID: 20101861
I have not tried the scan function no.

But as i see, the clip organiser is a word addon (implemented in word) and you use this to scan pictures and its placed in the clip art gallery, so you can use it right then and there, and its stored for later use.

Im not sure if there is another way to do this, some other experts may know, but as far as i know this is the only way to scan in the word 2007 program.


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ID: 20398861
Sub InsertFromScanner()
On Error Resume Next
End Sub

This macro will give you the ability to scan DIRECTLY into Word 2007.  Microsoft won't tell you about it, but it's still there....just hidden...soft of....

In Word 2007, access to the macro dialogs has been changed and as installed is not available. To make it available, it is necessary to first add the developer tab to the ribbon. To do this, Click the Microsoft Office Button. That's the one that looks like a pizza . Then select 'Word Options'

Click 'Popular', and then select the 'Show Developer tab in the Ribbon' check box.

Open the macro and past the code into it.  You can then add Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar (Word 2007)
  Word 2007 allows regularly used macros to be added to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). Right click the QAT and select 'Customize Quick Access Toolbar'

You should now have an icon on the Quick access toolbar that will allow you to scan directly into word 2007.

Thanks Microsoft! for taking a routine task and making it 100 times as difficult....

Expert Comment

ID: 20904543
I'm neither the asker nor an expert askee but I found qacs macro does work quite well for pictures but with a document leaves the user with an un-editable product since it is really just a picture. Now I did find something that may work for some. My scanner has what they call a native interface that for most of my programs pops up anyway and I found I could select the option to scan the document to MS Office. Even though MS Word 2007 doesn't have the capability to OCR the doc, when my scanner scanned the document, it made an 'rtf' document and automatically opened the document in MS Word 2007. It did a fairly decent job with very little changes needed in the document which did include a small logo picture and various fonts and sizes. I then could save it as a Word 'docx'.

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Cromwellhospital earned 0 total points
ID: 21200749
here are a couple of options which i found.
i used option c and it has worked well.

Author Comment

ID: 21200761
Thanks for your help, question was resloved in house.

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