I just tried this for the first time on my Slackware Linux system and it
does seem to be broken. (LO 220.127.116.11) 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.
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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