How do I set my scanner to scan to OneNotes

Discussion in 'Onenote Newsgroup' started by George, May 27, 2007.

  1. George

    George Guest

    I have a canon 9900F acanner and the scanning tools software with it can be
    set to scan directly to various programs. I want to set it to scan directly
    to OneNote
    George, May 27, 2007
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  2. Many scanners have a "copier" utility or an option to scan directly to
    the printer. Simply set the OneNote printer as the printer for this
    utility or feature. Keep in mind that this will simply insert a picture
    of the page just like any other time you print to OneNote. You can not
    select or rearrange anything on that "page" because it is just a picture
    of a page. If you are scanning text then you might be better off to use
    the OCR software that comes with most scanners and copy and paste the
    recognized text from the OCR software into OneNote. It may not look
    exactly like the original document but it will be more useful in the end
    and it won't consume so darn much hard drive space.
    Grant Robertson, May 27, 2007
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  3. George

    Kathy Jacobs Guest

    A hint: If you use the OneNote printer, then you can copy the text from the
    image easily. Once the page/pages are in OneNote, right click them and
    select either "Copy text from this page of the printout" or "Copy text from
    all pages of the printout" - Paste on a new page and you have the OCRed
    content. IMHO, the results are better than most of the OCR software that
    comes with scanners anyway.

    Kathy Jacobs, Microsoft MVP OneNote and PowerPoint
    Author of Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint
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    Kathy Jacobs, May 27, 2007
  4. George

    George Guest

    The response was perfect. Both of you Mr. Robertson, and Ms. jacobs
    information was right on the mark. Thanks to both of you.
    George, May 27, 2007
  5. George

    Kathy Jacobs Guest

    Glad to have helped! Stop back anytime!

    Kathy Jacobs, May 27, 2007
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