In Microsoft Word, you can use a scanner to insert images
into a Word document. This article explains two methods that you can use to
insert images into a Word document, and when to use each
Method 1: Custom Insert Method
If you want to insert a single image from a scanner into your
Word document, you can use the Custom Insert
method. This method uses the software that came with your
scanner. To insert an image into Word with this method, follow these steps:
- Start Word.
- Place or insert the item that you want to scan in (or on)
- On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From Scanner or
- In the Insert Picture from Scanner or
Camera dialog box, select your scanner in the device list, and then
click Custom Insert.
- Follow your scanner software procedure for scanning images.
When your scanner is finished, the image is inserted into your Word document.
: The image is inserted where the cursor is
Method 2: Document Scanning Method
The Microsoft Office Document Scanning method uses software that
is included with Microsoft Office XP. Use this method when you want to scan an
entire document (generally more than one page). For an example of this method,
follow these steps:
- Start Word.
- On the Start menu, point to Programs, and then click Microsoft Office Tools.
- In the Microsoft Office Tools list, click Microsoft Office Document
- Place or insert the item or items that you want to scan in
- In the Microsoft Office Document Scanning
dialog box, make sure that the Original is double sided check
box is selected, and then click Scan.
- When your scanner finishes scanning the pages, make sure
that all the pages that you want to insert into your Word document are
- On the File menu, click Save.
- In the Save As dialog box, make sure that TIFF appears in the Save as type box, name the file,
and then click Save.
- Return to Word.
- On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File.
- In the Insert Picture dialog box, select your scanned image, and then click Insert.
The images that you scanned are inserted into your Word
: If your scanner preset resolution is not 300 dots per inch
(dpi), you will be prompted to change your resolution settings for your
scanner. Change the resolution settings when prompted, and then click Scan
to continue the imaging process.