Mustek scanner and programs??

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Kenneth, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Kenneth

    Kenneth Guest

    I have a "Plug & Scan 96 CP" Mustek-scanner that I want to use. I want to
    scan pages into MS Excel-format, how do I do that?

    I found a driver on Internet, but I also need a program to scan with.
    What program can I use to get the scanned documents into Excel-formats?
    And how do I scan a pages since there is no buttons on the scanner?

    Kenneth, Jun 13, 2004
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  2. Kenneth

    filmscan Guest

    Excel is a spreadsheet program, I do not know of ANY image format for it.
    You can indeed start the scanner from inside Excel and have the image in web
    or print format scanned, but it is NOT unique to Excel. It is saved as
    whatever the scanner would save it as if you used IrfanView instead of
    Excel, but with more control than you get out of Excel.

    I just tested and the image in the Excel spreadsheet was a JPG and you can
    do that without Excel and then bring it into Excel very easily.

    So scan using IrfanView, save as a JPG and then import the graphic into the
    Excel spreadsheet only if that is exactly what you need. You CAN import a
    graphic of almost any type into a CELL in the spreadsheet.




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    filmscan, Jun 14, 2004
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  3. Kenneth

    RSD99 Guest

    You are correct ... Excel is Micro$loth's spreadsheet program, part of their "Office"
    suite, and often bundled on computers from the "major vendors." While it cannot deal
    directly with a scanner, some (if not most) OCR programs will have an option to output in
    a format that is "commutable" with the program.

    I just checked my copy of the "home edition" of ABBYY's FineReader OCR software that is
    furnished with the Epson scanners. It *claims* to be able to take a image file (TIFF,
    JPEG, or whatever) and output a file "in Excel format." If this works (and I have *not*
    tried it), then one method would be to:

    (1) Scan the page to a TIF or JPEG file using IrfanView and the TWAIN driver,

    (2) Import that file into the OCR program, and

    (3) Output Excel file ... or possibly CSV (comma separated values) file ... from the OCR
    RSD99, Jun 15, 2004
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