how to stop ms word from making a scanned doc smaller



straypuss
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
HELP NEEDED: i'm trying to scan a document into word, i've office 2000, when
the doc has been scanned, it size is smaller then the original doc in the
scanner. How do i keep the size of the doc in ms word the same as the doc in
the scanner.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
If you are scanning the document as a picture and inserting it in Word, then
it is inserted In Line With Text and hence constrained by Word's page
margins. Click on the graphic and change the text wrapping to Behind Text,
In Front of Text, or some other style and then go to Format Picture and
restore the size to 100%.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"straypuss" <straypuss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:508ACCE6-68B1-48DB-B9F7-E9549F334931@microsoft.com...
> HELP NEEDED: i'm trying to scan a document into word, i've office 2000,
when
> the doc has been scanned, it size is smaller then the original doc in the
> scanner. How do i keep the size of the doc in ms word the same as the doc
in
> the scanner.

straypuss
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Thanks Suzanne, you were a great help, also that was a fast reply too. may be
you can help on this problem that i found on the scanner, if i scan an doc,
then either paste it into paint or word then print it. The printed backdround
of the copy comes out as grey instead of white. But if i scan straight to the
printer, the doc comes out ok with a white background.
Any thoughts on this.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> If you are scanning the document as a picture and inserting it in Word, then
> it is inserted In Line With Text and hence constrained by Word's page
> margins. Click on the graphic and change the text wrapping to Behind Text,
> In Front of Text, or some other style and then go to Format Picture and
> restore the size to 100%.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "straypuss" <straypuss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:508ACCE6-68B1-48DB-B9F7-E9549F334931@microsoft.com...
> > HELP NEEDED: i'm trying to scan a document into word, i've office 2000,
> when
> > the doc has been scanned, it size is smaller then the original doc in the
> > scanner. How do i keep the size of the doc in ms word the same as the doc
> in
> > the scanner.
>
>

Amedee Van Gasse
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
straypuss shared this with us in microsoft.public.word.newusers:

> Thanks Suzanne, you were a great help, also that was a fast reply
> too. may be you can help on this problem that i found on the scanner,
> if i scan an doc, then either paste it into paint or word then print
> it. The printed backdround of the copy comes out as grey instead of
> white. But if i scan straight to the printer, the doc comes out ok
> with a white background. Any thoughts on this.

Most scanner software "cleans up" (can't describe it better) the scan
when scanning to printer - at least my HP scanner software did. I could
change a few settings about brightness, contrast, etc which resulted in
white(r) or grey(er) backgrounds.

When scanned to an image, you should do some experiments with changing
the contrast and the brightness of the scanned image before printing.
Your favorite image manipulation will do the job (I would recommend The
Gimp - http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html) but even with Word
you can do some basic manipulation. Right click on the image and click
on the second item from below. Don't know what it's called in English.
Anyway, there you can do something about brightness & contrast.
EXPERIMENT to find out what you need.

Good luck!

--
Amedee Van Gasse

JR
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Sounds like you are scanning in "color", rather than "Black & white"

John

"straypuss" <straypuss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A3049A4D-B59A-4C33-826C-120A59BB9C0C@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Suzanne, you were a great help, also that was a fast reply too. may
> be
> you can help on this problem that i found on the scanner, if i scan an
> doc,
> then either paste it into paint or word then print it. The printed
> backdround
> of the copy comes out as grey instead of white. But if i scan straight to
> the
> printer, the doc comes out ok with a white background.
> Any thoughts on this.
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
>> If you are scanning the document as a picture and inserting it in Word,
>> then
>> it is inserted In Line With Text and hence constrained by Word's page
>> margins. Click on the graphic and change the text wrapping to Behind
>> Text,
>> In Front of Text, or some other style and then go to Format Picture and
>> restore the size to 100%.
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
>> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
>> so
>> all may benefit.
>>
>> "straypuss" <straypuss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:508ACCE6-68B1-48DB-B9F7-E9549F334931@microsoft.com...
>> > HELP NEEDED: i'm trying to scan a document into word, i've office 2000,
>> when
>> > the doc has been scanned, it size is smaller then the original doc in
>> > the
>> > scanner. How do i keep the size of the doc in ms word the same as the
>> > doc
>> in
>> > the scanner.
>>
>>

neal
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
I solved a similar problem by changing my printer properties to "borerless
printing" which gave me 100%

"JR" wrote:

> Sounds like you are scanning in "color", rather than "Black & white"
>
> John
>
> "straypuss" <straypuss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A3049A4D-B59A-4C33-826C-120A59BB9C0C@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Suzanne, you were a great help, also that was a fast reply too. may
> > be
> > you can help on this problem that i found on the scanner, if i scan an
> > doc,
> > then either paste it into paint or word then print it. The printed
> > backdround
> > of the copy comes out as grey instead of white. But if i scan straight to
> > the
> > printer, the doc comes out ok with a white background.
> > Any thoughts on this.
> >
> > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
> >
> >> If you are scanning the document as a picture and inserting it in Word,
> >> then
> >> it is inserted In Line With Text and hence constrained by Word's page
> >> margins. Click on the graphic and change the text wrapping to Behind
> >> Text,
> >> In Front of Text, or some other style and then go to Format Picture and
> >> restore the size to 100%.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> >> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> >> Words into Type
> >> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> >> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> >> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
> >> so
> >> all may benefit.
> >>
> >> "straypuss" <straypuss@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:508ACCE6-68B1-48DB-B9F7-E9549F334931@microsoft.com...
> >> > HELP NEEDED: i'm trying to scan a document into word, i've office 2000,
> >> when
> >> > the doc has been scanned, it size is smaller then the original doc in
> >> > the
> >> > scanner. How do i keep the size of the doc in ms word the same as the
> >> > doc
> >> in
> >> > the scanner.
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


how to stop ms word from making a scanned doc smaller