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In this Microsoft Word Tips & Microsoft Word Help page I will show you how to create a basic VBA procedure (macro) and initiate that procedure from a control you add to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).
For whatever reason, the Word 2003 Insert>Picture>From Scanner or Camera command (see illustration below) was excluded from the Word 2007/2010 UI and the list of available commands.
Nil despero! The feature can be restored using an old WordBasic command as follows:
Note: If you are already familiar with creating macros or already have your own macro available, then you can skip these next four steps.
Note: The tab is initially hidden by default in Word 2007. To display, click on the round Office Button (menu). Then click "Word Options" and proceed as illustrated below.
On Error Resume Next WordBasic.InsertImagerScan
Perform the following steps to add a control to the QAT which will execute the macro you created above:
Note: You can also display the dialog shown above by right clicking anywhere on the QAT and selecting "Customize Quick Access Toolbar..." or using the Office Menu>Word Options>Customize. In Word 2010 there is a dedicated customization dialog for "Quick Access Toolbar" and "Customize Ribbon." This tips page was developed using Word 2007 and actual displays in Word 2010 will vary.
The macro can now be executed by clicking on the control now displayed on the QAT.
That's it! I hope you have found this tips page useful and informative.
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