Sunday, 9 March 2014

How to add scanner button in word 2007/2010/2013.

Problem:

How to add scanner button in word 2007/2010/2013.

Solution:
This could be tricky for a user because you have to add a script in word application.
Let's see how.
To add a Scan button into Microsoft Word:
  1. Click the Office icon in the top left.
  2. Click Word Options
  3. Tick the box labelled Show Developer Tab in the Ribbon
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click on the new Developer tab in the Ribbon
  6. Click Macros
  7. Type something in the top box and click Create
  8. Delete everything in the new box that pops up and paste in the following:
    Sub InsertFromScanner()
    On Error Resume Next
    WordBasic.InsertImagerScan
    End Sub
  9. Click File, then Save Normal, then close the Visual Basic Window.
  10. Click the Office icon.
  11. Click Word Options.
  12. Untick the Show Developer Tab button.
  13. Click Customize.
  14. In the drop down Choose Commands box and select Macros.
  15. Select Normal.NewMacros.InsertFromScanner.
  16. Click Add.
  17. Click OK. You should now have a new icon on the Quick Access Toolbar for Scanning.