How to Scan a Document Into Word 2007

To scan a document in Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier versions, you inserted a scanned document directly from the scanner into Word by selecting "From Scanner or Camera" in the Insert menu. Microsoft Word 2007 does not include this option. Instead, Microsoft recommends scanning the document, converting it to a specific file type and using the Microsoft Office Document Imaging application to edit and manipulate the document in Word 2007. However, PCMag.com reports that the menu options can still be used in Word 2007, if you know the key combination; they also propose an alternate.

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Multiple methods allow you to scan a document into Word.

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Install the Microsoft Office Document Imaging application. Click "Start," and then select "Control Panel." Select "Add or Remove Programs" in Windows XP or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista. Select "Microsoft Office" and then click "Change." Choose "Add or Remove Features," open "Office Tools" and install Microsoft Document Imaging.

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Copy the scanned document and paste it into a graphics program, such as Microsoft Paint. From the "File" menu, select "Save As" and change the Save as Type to a TIFF file. Close the graphics program.

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Open Microsoft Document Imaging. Go to the "Start" menu, point to "All Programs," open "Microsoft Office" and then open "Microsoft Office Tools." Select "Microsoft Document Imaging."

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From the File menu in Microsoft Document Imaging, select "Open." Click on the scanned document you saved as a TIFF file and click "Open."

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Go to the Edit menu, and then click "Select All." Go to the Tools menu, and then click "Send to Word." Select both "All Pages" and "Maintain Pictures," and then click "OK." The scanned document will be sent to Word 2007.

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Use the keyboard options available in previous versions of word. Press "Alt-I," "P," and then "S."

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Alternately, from the Insert menu, at bottom of the Clip Art pane, choose "Clip Art," and then "Organize clips." From the menu, select "File," and then "Add Clips to Organizer." From the options, choose "From Scanner or Camera."

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Use your scanner to scan the image onto your drive. Then select "Insert," and then "Clip Art" to add the scanned image into your Word document.