How do I shut off Microsoft Publisher when I scan?
When I scan from my Cannon Printer, I get a dialog on my screen that asks me if I want to use Microsoft Publisher or my printer software for the process. This never used to happen. I used to hit the scanner button on my printer, and it sent a file to
my computer automatically. Now, this dialog box pops up. Is there a way to get rid of this? I don't want to manually tell my computer that I'm using my Cannon program for scanning every time. I think this happened because I opened up Microsoft Publisher
In case you are still looking for the answer, go to control panel, devices & printers (assuming windows 7, otherwise something like 'scanners and cameras'). Find the scanner, right-click, select 'scan properties' and then the 'events' tab. You should
be able to associate an action with each button, this will prevent the choice prompt from coming up. I had the same problem and uninstalling publisher did not fix it, oddly enough. Nor was there a way to set this from within the scanner software (canon mp
navigator), it was unaware that I had publisher installed.
Of course there would be a setting on the printer to setup where to direct the scan. It could go as an image to your computer, to your desktop, to a program such as Publisher or Word, to a FAX, or directly to the printer to print a copy of the scanned page.
Read the documentation for your scanner on how to use it.
Yes, you can uninstall Publisher but that is a bit overkill unless you never use the program. You would uninstall it just like you uninstall any program. If you are using XP go to control panel and uninstall.