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cannot insert scanned image in Calc, but can in Write or Draw

asked 2015-12-14 08:04:01 +0200

Maitchy gravatar image

updated 2015-12-14 12:45:57 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

There is no option that I can see that will allow me to scan an image into a spreadsheet using Calc. Am I missing something? The instructions for inserting an image from the scanner say to:
Choose Insert - Picture - Scan

That works for the writer program, but not for the Calc program... it doesn't have an option to insert a "Picture" but does have an "Image" sub-menu in the Insert pull-down menu... but that has no "scan" option. The Draw program, on the other hand, also has "Image" instead of "Picture", but it does have a scan option in that sub-menu!

  1. Should I look somewhere else for the scan facility in Calc?
  2. Shouldn't all programs use the same naming, such as "Picture" instead of "Image", and match the on-line manual, and is the lack of a scan option in Calc a mistake?
  3. The scan user interface isn't particularly great in LibreOffice... it is more convenient than having to keep going to some external program and create a temporary file, but could there be a "repeat last scan" button to insert another image quickly using the previous settings, for example?

I am using a Linux kubuntu/ubuntu version of LibreOffice, if that makes any difference: Version: 4.2.8.2 Build ID: 420m0(Build:2)

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answered 2015-12-14 13:08:26 +0200

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Hi Maitchy

Yes, your version and/or source does make a difference.

Debian 7.9
LO-4.4.4.3 (not loaded via repository, but direct via LO):

The following is available via the identical menu method in Calc, Draw, Impress, Writer (not Math, cannot test Base):

  • (menu):InsertMediaScan→(either Select Source... or Request...)

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With my LibO 5.0.3 on Win 8.1 I experienced that the above described way is working in 'Writer' and in 'Draw' while the items under 'Scan' are disabled in 'Calc'.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2015-12-14 13:55:03 +0200 )edit
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