Inserting a document directly from scanner? RRS feed

  • Question

  • With MS Word 2000 I was able to directly insert a Custom Scanned image into an open document.  I could not find a similar facility within MS Word 2007 so I updated to MS Word 2010 (Beta) but there is no improvement.  I have bought and installed Omnipage Proffesional 17 but I am still not able to install directly into an open Word document.  Therefore I ask, is it possible to install MS Word 2000 on my Windows 7 (64-bit) OS?
    Derek Nicholson (aka Old Nick)
    Friday, February 12, 2010 12:35 PM


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  • Hi,

    Make sure you have installed the latest drivers of the scanner compatible for Windows 7. To check the compatibility of your scanner and ocr software on this website:

    Actually, you can also use Word 2007 to insert the image to the open document from scanner.
    1.Start Word 2007.
    2.On the Insert tab, click Clip Art.
    3.In the Clip Art pane, click Organize clips.
    4.On the File menu, point to Add Clips to Organizer, and then click From Scanner or Camera.
    (This option is not activated unless there is a scanner or camera connected. To access and insert a graphic this way, click on "From scanner or camera." Microsoft Word brings up thumbnail images of the graphics available for insertion. Click on the picture you want to insert. It appears at the insertion point in your Word document.)
    5.Select the image, click Add, and then close Microsoft Clip Organizer.

    I attached two links for your reference:
    How to insert an image from a scanner into a Word 2007 document
    How to insert scanned images in Office 2007 and Office 2003 Programs

    Meanwhile, pls let me know the brand and module of your scanner.

    Monday, February 15, 2010 6:49 AM
  • Hi Martin, I admit I did not tell the whole story in the interest of brevity.  With Word 2000 (Windows XP SP3) I was able to directly insert a custom scanned image from my Canon 8000F scanner into an open Word document. I purchased a new computer equipped with Windows 7 (64-bit) and MS Office 2007 (H & S).  I successfully updated the drivers for my three printers (Epson Photo Stylus 875 and R300 plus Kyocera FS1010), when I tried to update the driver for my scanner Canon 8000F I found Canon did not have a driver for Windows 7 (64-bit) for their 8000F scanner and they had no intention of updating this driver in the near future.  I purchased a Canon 8800F which did have a suitable driver.  At this point I ran into the problem with scanning a picture into Word 2007 (H&S); I found that I had to use MS 2007 Tools to access MS Clip Organiser but I had to copy from the Clip Organiser and paste the document into an open Word document.  I went on to solve the problem of accessing The Clip Organiser from with Word 2007 (H&S), I opened Control Panel/Programs & Features/ where I right clicked on MS Home and Student 2007 and selected 'Change' then 'Add or Remove Features', then 'Microsoft Document Imaging/Scanning, OCR and Indexing Filter'/ Run from my Computer.  After this I wa able to access Micro Soft Clip Organiser from within my Word 2007 program, but it is still necessary to copy and paste an image into Word 2007.  Not to be defeated I decided to try MS Office Professional 2010 (Beta) but the situation with this program is that I am back to square 1 in that I have to open Word Tools 2010 to access MicroSoft Clip Organiser then scan, copy and paste an image to get it into an open Word document.

    Conclusion: Since 2000 MS Office has been stepping backwards, my next action is to investigate whether or not another Document processing program (WordPerfect etc) can fulfill my desires!
    Derek Nicholson (aka Old Nick)
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:11 PM
  • Hi Old Nick,

    I can understand your confusion that the direct way to insert image has been changed in the recent version MS Office Word. I think you can post your feedback this issue on the Technet's Subforum: Office 2010.
    your suggestion will be valuable for the Office 2010 guys.

    In addition, if you prefer to use this feature in previous version of Office, you can install Office 2000/2003 to your Windows 7 under (Virtual PC)XP Mode as a work around.

    Here are the links for your reference:

    Good luck!

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 5:03 AM
  • Hi Martin,
    Thank you for answering the question in my first post; I already have Office 2007 & 2010 (Beta) on my HD and I was hesitant to add a third version (Office 2000).  I prefer the 'Simple things in life' and although later versions of Office probably have many additions required by professional users, for some home users they have made things that complicated they will look elsewhere for their processing requirements.
    Derek Nicholson (aka Old Nick)
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:23 AM
  • Try typing Alt+IPS

    This should bring up an option box for the scanner!


    • Proposed as answer by Shavings Monday, November 8, 2010 12:04 AM
    Monday, November 8, 2010 12:01 AM
  • Hi Martin 7

    What happens when you use the Alt key + IPS?

    • Proposed as answer by Shavings Monday, November 8, 2010 12:04 AM
    Monday, November 8, 2010 12:03 AM
  • ALT +IPS worked beautifully but the scanned picture is light. Is this a problem with the scanner?

    Friday, July 1, 2011 12:46 AM