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2 years later and this is still an issue not only on Linux but also on
Windows XP up to Windows 10, People on the net in various forums have
reported that while scanning does not work in LibreOffice they had it
working in OpenOffice(I have not yet tested that).

I have had this issue since Libreoffice which came installed with my
Peach OSI TW 16.04 LTS(Xubuntu) 64bit, i also tried 6.3. 

I just removed all instances of LibeOffice today and installed the snap
version of to see if the problem were solved, but no it's still
there. In Writer, I go to insert-Media-Scan-select source and nothing

I managed to get SANE working to see my scanner and it now works flawless. I
tried some other Office suites but they didn't have scanning options, so
back to LibreOffice in hope that you guys here can figure out a solution.

Printer/All-in-one set up as network printer in my home, Canon Pixma MG3070S
work with their own tool Scangearmp2 and now SANE. I do not run it, and
don't want to, as USB scanner, only network.  I would like to be able to
scan directly in to LibreOffice Writer and other apps of the office pack.

There must be a setting or script somewhere, were this option has been
disabled or written wrong, ex. an # where its not suppose to be.

Hope you will look into this and come up with a solution. Thank you in

Solution to the SANE problem, where it can find USB Scanner but not network

1. Open Terminal/Console Shell emulator window
2. Download Canon MG3000 Scanner Linux Drivers
Download Canon MG3070S Scanner Driver for Ubuntu Linux 32/64-bit.

3. Also grab Canon ScanGear MP .deb Driver. 

4. Confirm to Open with Archive Manager on Browser
Or after Double-Click/Right-Click on Scanner Driver
(When Downloaded with Firefox may be located in /tmp/mozilla* Dir)
5. Extract into the /tmp directory
6. Now to Install Canon Scanner Driver

First, access the Target directory with:

cd /tmp/scangear*

And then Run the Installation Script:

sudo ./

Note: During installation You may be Asked to Connect & Power On your

Now if in the Output you find trace of some Missing Package then try first
to execute:

cd /tmp/scangear*/packages

sudo su -c "apt-get install gdebi"

sudo su -c "gdebi ./*.deb"

When finished, restart the laptop

7. Head over to and
install the ppa as described:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thierry-f/fork-michael-gruz
sudo apt-get update

8. Go to /etc/sane.d/ and edit dll.conf as root. Under canon, add
canon_pixma and save the document and close the editor.

9. Open terminal and type sudo sane-find-scanner – it will not find the

9. In terminal type scanimage -L – scanner is now found and all SANE apps
work. LibreOffice do not work.

Hope this helps someone out there :)

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