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Footslog Support - Ticket ID 12171 Completed

Date submitted: Sat, November 6 at 14:52:56
Category: Software
RAM: 128
Processor: Pentium
MHz: 400
Operating System: Windows 98
The problem:

All of my files that I have scanned are in the Windows/Temp folder and they have the file extension of .tif I then tried to open these files in Microsoft Word 2000. When I opened the .tif files in Word, all I got was a jumbling of characters and no text or pictures came from the document I scanned. How do I go about taking a .tif file in Windows/Temp so I can use it in Microsoft Word so I can see the text and pictures of the document I scanned? I am a novice in knowing how to get scanned files into applications such as Word. Thank you very much for helping me with this!!!! Jim


Solution:
Instead of opening the .tif files directly into Word, you need to insert the graphic into your document. So you would start a new Word document and click the 'Insert' menu item, click 'Picture', click 'From file'. Now under the 'Look in:' box change it to the location where you have your .tif files saved. Now select a .tif file to insert and click Insert. This will insert your file into the Word document.


 

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