How do I get my scanner working under OpenOffice.org?

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How do I get my scanner working under OpenOffice.org?


  1. Make sure that the scanner is supported by the SANE system if you are running the Linux (or other UNIX-like) operating system, or TWAIN if you are using a Windows version, and that it is already configured on the machine on which OOo is running. If more than one scanner or equivalent device are present, select the source from Insert > Picture > Scan > Select Source.
  2. Place the cursor where you want the picture to appear in the document.
  3. Select Insert > Picture > Scan > Request.
  4. The rest of the procedure depends on the scanner driver and interface. You will normally be required to specify the resolution, a scan window and other parameters. Consult the scanner’s documentation for more information.
  5. When the scan is complete, OOo places the picture at the cursor's location.
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