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I just tried this for the first time on my Slackware Linux system and it does seem to be broken. (LO I used Insert -> Picture -> Scan -> select source to verify it was using my Epson USB flatbed scanner. The problem with my version is that it defaults to the existing, but unconnected video device (v4l:/dev/video0). When I select my scanner in the "Device used" option, it shows the "epson2:libusb:00", which I assume is correct. However, it still will not scan and the "About Device" button results in the info for the video device even though I changed the device. It will not run the scanner and results in a garbage block (probably the unconnected video card). LO does not seem to support USB scanners.

I would do a separate scan with Xsane and save it in whatever format you want. I usually use jpeg, but others could work also. Just do _not_ use encapsulated Postscript. Then insert that file into your document. I have had good success with that process.
Girvin Herr

On 07/23/2014 11:30 AM, Thomas Taylor wrote:
Is it possible to scan an older printed document directly into LO?

I have an old 2 page document that I want to reproduce and modify with LO but
don't find any entries in the menus for scanning directly into LO.  This is in
a Linux system and would probably use xine for the scanning.

I suppose I could scan into a pdf and bring that into LO but would prefer to
work on an *.odt format.

Thanks, Tom  list moderator

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