Install Microsoft Office Document Scanning

The document scanning tool might not be installed on your computer if a default, or typical Office installation was carried out.

To install, you need to start the Office 2007 setup program again and choose to modify the installation.

Find the section marked “Office Tools” and click the + symbol to the left of this to expand the selection.

Select, by clicking on, Microsoft Office Document Imaging, then clicking on the inverted pyramid symbol to the left and selecting Run all from My Computer.

Now click continue at the bottom of the installation window.

Once installed we can continue.

Getting the text from the scanned document into Word

From your computer’s Start Button, in the bottom left hand corner of the screen, navigate to All Programs, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Tools, Microsoft Office Document Scanning.

Now in the Scan New Document windows you can click on Scanner… to ensure your scanner is present. There is also the option to choose “Show scanner driver…”. This can be selected if you wish to contol the scan with the utility bundled with your scanner but is not essential.

Returning to the main window, click the image button at the top right, depicted by the scanner and sheets of paper picture.

Once the scan is complete you can choose to continue loading new documents or choose “Done”.

A new window will open with the title of Microsoft Document Imagining. From the menu bar select Tools and then Send Text to Word…

Word will now open with the text from the scanned document ready, for editing.

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