How to Scan Documents & Save in Word

Updated April 17, 2017

If you own a scanner or a printer capable of scanning documents, it is important to learn how to manage these documents and save them onto the computer using Microsoft Word. Scanning a document is a time efficient way of transferring information from paper form to digital form without having to manually transcribe the information using a keyboard. Microsoft Word is a good word processing tool to manage and save the document.

Turn on the scanner and open the top part of the machine to expose the clear surface beneath. Place the paper document that you would like to scan face down against the clear portion of the scanner.

Pres the "Start" button at the bottom of the computer screen and select "All Programs" from the available options. Select "Windows Fax and Scan" from the next window.

Click "Scan" from the next page. When the toolbar appears, click "New Scan." Click the "Scan" button at the bottom of the window to scan the document. The document will appear on-screen once the process is complete.

Click "Open With" from the options on the next screen. Select "MIcrosoft Word" from the list of options on the next screen. The document will automatically load using Microsoft Word.

Click the "File" tab at the top of the screen and click "Save" from the menu. Enter a file name into the corresponding fields that appear and click the "Save" button at the bottom of the window to save the document.

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