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  1. Posts : 11,247
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #21

    Hi folks

    W10 itself does not natively support TWAIN --END OF.

    Now if you want TWAIN support there's probably 3rd party stuff out there that can make it run somehow - OR you can fire up a Linux or Windows Virtual machine for scanning. It's no point blaming Office 2016 or whatever if the scanning interface has been changed in the OS so of course the old API call for scanning won't work.

    If you start using bundled applications for scanning -then that's a whole different ball game -- as I said it "may be possible" to get TWAIN drivers to work on W10 but it's not native to the OS.

    Choices are therefore limited to the following :

    1) If you can find a bundle that works -- good luck

    2) buy a 3rd party package like vuescan

    3) run the old scanner software in a Virtual Machine (Windows or Linux --take your pick)

    4) get a new scanner -- hopefully if the old one is still good you won't need to do this although I've seen some really quite good epson multi-purpose printer / scanner systems around very cheap --certainly good enough for printing "Snaps" ( I refuse to call any picture taken with a mobile phone a Photo !!) . Also the new ones are more convenient as they work on wifi --anything that minimises cables IMO is great.

    Cheers
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  2. Posts : 2,631
    Windows 10
       #22

    I am using a Canon Pixma AIO printer nothing fancy, just the CIS scanner in the lid.
    This is OneNote 2010 in my case part of MS Office Home & Student 2010.

    For those doubters...
    I am well aware it is not what the OP wanted, however it is a method.

    N.B. The Apps(UWP) version of OneNote does not do this.

    Also of note is IrfanView will use both the WIA method and opens the Canon scanner application, 2 choices, the second ultimately the better quality choice.
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  3. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #23

    That i s not scanning an "image" directly into OneNote. That's copying text into it.

    Doubters united.

    Helmut said:
    You can scan directly in to MS OneNote which is part of MS Office 2010 for sure, and many other variations of MS Office suite. There is also an OCR function in OneNote. This is installed on Windows 10.
    sygnus21 said:
    Also, point me to the OCR function in OneNote that allows direct scanning into it?

    Thanks.
    At any rate this is NOT what the OP's complaint was about so it's a moot point... all the way around.

    Peace:)
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  4. Posts : 138
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit with May 2020 update
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       #24

    Hi All, I think I will have to draw a line under all of this. It would seem that Microsoft in there wisdom have stopped allowing direct scanning end of story. The various work around suggestions actually sound more complex than the one I use which is to use the scanner software to scan to a desktop folder and then insert the scanned document into the Office 2016 application be it Publisher, Powerpoint , or Word using the Insert function. This works perfectly well it is just not quite as convenient as the old way of direct scanning.
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  5. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #25

    A Gray said:
    Hi All, I think I will have to draw a line under all of this. It would seem that Microsoft in there wisdom have stopped allowing direct scanning end of story.
    You might also add, vendors also stopped supporting direct scanning into apps themselves. One perfect example was Nikon with their Nikon scanners which no longer allowed direct scanning into Photoshop when Windows 7. Reason, Nikon stopped supplying the driver under Windows 7 to allow this, and Windows stopped supporting Twain. But that's a story for another time.

    Point is your scanner's driver also have a role to play in this as well.

    A Gray said:
    ...which is to use the scanner software to scan to a desktop folder and then insert the scanned document into the Office 2016 application be it Publisher, Powerpoint , or Word using the Insert function. This works perfectly well it is just not quite as convenient as the old way of direct scanning.
    Yes, that's the best way to go.... unless the scanner provides for a driver to allow direct scanning into documents.
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