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    Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    I am looking for the easiest way to scan a multipage document. I need the pages numbered, so I have been using Word. In Word 2002, I just used Insert/Picture/From Scanner or Camera. Each page scanned went on a page. To insert additional pages anywhere in the file, I just inserted a page break, made sure my insertion point was on the blank page and scanned the additional pages in.

    In 2003, when I scan multiple pages directly into Word, they all appear on one page, layered on top of each other.

    I tried Microsoft Office Document Imaging, but if I use the "send text to Word" option, OCR takes place and formatting is affected.
    If I save the file as "tiff" like this Microsoft Article suggests ( http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;827100), only one page is inserted. No layers or anything, just the top page.

    My desired result is an exact image of the document, with page numbers and the ability to insert pages anywhere in the file at a later date.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    Best software is alleged to be Omni Page Pro Office.
    I purchased it is July from http://www.atomicpark.com/, but have not had time to play with it much.

    If you already have an OEN scansoft/textbridge product, e.g., that might have come with your scanner, then you may be eligible for the upgrade price.

    Also check for prices at http://www.pricegrabber.com/ and http://www.provantage.com/.

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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    All I'm looking to do is get the tif's into Word so that I can add page numbers. Omnipage is more than we need. We do have PaperPort, but when the pages are inserted into Word, they don't always come in in the correct order.
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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    Many scanner scan to PDF. There are utilities to watermark the pages of a PDF file, and this might be used to number the pages. It's possible that pdf995 offers an inexpensive program to do this, but it's been a while since I searched for this. (Might have been in a thread on Bates numbering in PDFs.)

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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    I presume you are scanning multiple images before you return to Word. What happens if you return to Word after each scan and repeat the insert image command?
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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    Egghead,

    I use Paperport. From your first description, it looks like it's not a big step to this routine:
    Scan your docs into paperport, but scan them as photographs, not documents. They'll be JPEG files, but you can change the scan product to whatever in the scanner settings. You can then copy/paste those into Word pages. Good luck!

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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    With PaperPort, when I save the file, it separates it into as many files as there are pages. Because of the naming procedure it uses, when I select the files to insert them into Word using CTRL +A or click and SHIFT methods, they are not necessarily in the same order they were scanned. That's a HUGE problem when scanning a large document. That's the main reason I don't want to use PaperPort for it. Any ideas on that?
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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    If I use Insert/Picture to scan the first page and then put in a manual page I am able to use Insert Picture to insert the second page. If I don't manually put in the page break so that my insertion point is on a blank page, it inserts page 2 on top of page 1.
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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    Egghead,
    I didn't think of selecting all the files (Ctrl-A) at once to copy/paste. I guess I don't do the Word page thing on a large scale. However there're two choices in Paperport for combining the pages:

    <UL><LI>Select all the pages you just scanned (They should already be selected by default) and click the Stack button. They should stack up in the original order.
    <LI>When you first click on Scan, below the "Scan what?" window and the Scan button is a "Single Page Items" check box. If it is CHECKED, every scan of the scanner will be a separate page. If it is UNchecked, the scanner will accumulate all the scans and deposit one file when you Close the scanner.[/list]Errol

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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    Unfortunately, when a stacked PaperPort file is saved as an image file, the pages are separated into separate files and the first page will have the original file name, each subsequent page will have (1) or (2) after it. When inserting them into Word, I've been using CTRL+A to select all the individual files to insert them at once. With the 2003 version of Word, they are all inserted on top of each other, in one layer!
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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    It sounds as if you are inserting floating graphics instead of having the graphic inline with text. What do you see in the Layout tab when you select one of your graphic images and bring up the Format Picture dialog box?
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    Re: Document Imaging & Word (2003, SP1)

    As soon as I read your post, the lightbulb went on! You are so right! Thank you very much. <img src=/S/music.gif border=0 alt=music width=97 height=29>
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