WD: Word for Windows Does Not Support TWAIN Protocol

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Summary
Word for Windows and Microsoft Excel are not TWAIN compliant. This meansthat you cannot access a scanner from within Word to acquire graphicsimages directly from a scanning program such as Hewlett-Packard (HP)DeskScan IIp.
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TWAIN is the industry standard protocol for scanning and acquiring graphicsfrom software programs.

Word 97

Microsoft Photo Editor is designed to help Microsoft Word 97 usersimport, edit, and manipulate pictures within Microsoft Office products.Photo Editor can be used as a stand-alone imaging program or as anOLE Server. For example, you can adjust the colors in a image, clean upunwanted specks, create a negative image, and resize, crop, and rotatea picture. You can scan pictures into Photo Editor using a TWAIN-compatible scanner, or you can open existing pictures.

Word 6.x, 7.x, and Office 4.x

Microsoft Imager is designed to help Microsoft Word 6.0 and 7.0 and Office4.x users import, edit, and manipulate pictures easily from withinMicrosoft Office products. Imager can be used as a stand-alone imagingprogram or as an OLE Server. For example, you can adjust the colors in aimage, clean up unwanted specks, create a negative image, and resize, crop,and rotate a picture. You can scan pictures into Imager using a TWAIN-compatible scanner, or you can open existing pictures.

HP DeskScan IIp is a scanning software program you can use with the HPScanJet IIp, ScanJet IIc, and ScanJet Plus scanners. You can run DeskScanIIp as a stand-alone program for scanning and saving images in differentfile formats. You can also access DeskScan IIp from within a TWAIN-compliant program using a special linking process. If you access DeskScanIIp from within your program, you can select, scan, and insert a graphicimage that you have not previously saved on disk.

TWAIN-compliant programs add two commands to the File menu:

  • Select Source: Use this command to select your scanner.
  • Acquire: Use this command to open DeskScan IIp when you want to scan and insert a graphic image in your current file.
The Hewlett-Packard products included here are manufactured by avendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied orotherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.
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