Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How to scan with Canonscan LiDE 20 in Windows 7 64-bit

This is how I got around not having scanner driver for my Canoscan LiDE 20 since my Windows 7 64-bit OS is unable to access this scanner.

I download VueScan which can access my scanner when it runs. Then I use it to can my text as jpeg files. After that I use my old faithful FineReader 6 to scan the jpeg as text and copy to clipboard. From clipboard, I copy it to my Word to do the processing for my need.

I begin to like VueScan as I need only to preview my document to be scanned once and I can crop any part I want to scan and save to a file. After that I press preview to go back to the same image, select the part I want to crop, then press scan. I can then save this second part to a new file.

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