Insert an image from a scanner into a Word 2010 document

First open Microsoft Clip Organizer:

1. From the Start menu, click All Programs.
2. Click Microsoft Office, click Microsoft Office 2010 Tools, and click Microsoft Clip  Organizer
3. On the File menu, click Add Clips to Organizer, and then click From Scanner or Camera.
4. Ensure your scanner device is selected, click Insert
5. On the left pane, click My Collections, click your scanner
6. On the right pane, select the picture and right click, copy
7. Start Word 2010, ctrl+v to paste the picture
8. Select the picture and you may perform simple editing.

Alternatively, create a macro in Word 2010 to automate the scanning.

1. Click View >  Macros > View Macros
2. Select Normal.dotm (global template) under “Macros in:”
3. Type ‘InsertFromScanner’ as the name > Create > Paste the following codes:

  Sub InsertFromScanner() 
  On Error Resume Next 
  End Sub

You may “Customise the Quick Access Toolbar” > More Commands > choose commands  from: “Macros” and ADD. Then click “Modify” to select a distinctive icon.
This will give you the “InsertFromScanner” icon with one click from the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).

If you have OneNote 2010, you also may click “Insert”, “Scanner Printout”.

Or, you may also launch “Windows Fax and Scan” by clicking Start, type wfs.exe


10 Responses to “Insert an image from a scanner into a Word 2010 document”

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  2. Joyce Says:

    You have my sincerest gratitude for this article. I scan things regularly for my class and hate having to scan with a different program and then insert. This will save me so much time.

  3. tgv Says:

    thnx!! i ve lost a couple of hours when i first installed MSoffice2010 and i didnt found it!

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    i have been using this for a while (thanks!) but it does not work in word 2013. any ideas ?

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