How do you scan an image directly into MS Word or Powerpoint?

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  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    In Word or Powerpoint on a PC you can scan an image directly into a doc or presentation (Insert Image from Scanner command) but I can not see how this can be easily done on a Mac using MS word or powerpoint 2007. In fact I can't see how to do it easily with iWorks.

    Any help is appreciated.:confused:
     
  2. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    Got an answer from Microsoft

    Redmond said that the feature existed in the prior version of MS Office for the Mac but was NOT kept in MS Office 2008. So to Microsoft I say

    F@$ you very much....:mad:
     
  3. webraider macrumors member

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    Don't Recall

    I'm sorry, but I don't recall that feature EVER appearing in Word. There is also no way to do it from in iWorks. In order for it to work, the program has to be twain compliant such as Photoshop Elements or Presto PageManager etc... Those programs and an "Acquire Image" and will link directly to the scanner. Alas I don't know too man programs that support it. It's not really a big deal however, because all you have to do is save the image from your scanner to your desktop.. and then just drag it into the program where you want it. Both iWorks and Office support dragging and dropping of images from any location.
     

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