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I've been asked to create a button called "Scan". When this button is clicked, it will start scanning the file in the Scanner machine and then storing the file in the library. However, I've searched throughout many websites and I found out that there must be a third-party to do that. Is there any scanning service or some script that can be integrated to perform this task?

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Depending on the scanner it may be able to send scans as emails either directly or through an app.

If that's the case then you can email enable the document library and then configure the scanner to send to the email address of the document library.

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You can also address the library directly via WebDAV, same as Explorer View address. –  Matthew McDermott Apr 23 at 16:01

I agree with Per Jakobsen and wish to add that there also intelligent scanners (I have seen such models from HP) that even have the required button on the scanner's menu and are capable of scanning and doing OCR before sending the document to the designated document library.

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I have to add my support to the original request...

Here's the scenario: a user has used their browser to get to a specific Sharepoint site/library. They realize that they have in hand the printed copy of the document that they need in this library to which they have browsed. Why can't they press a button in the ribbon that is labeled Scan that fires-up their scanner and saves the scan in the library to which they have browsed?

Why do they need to send it to Email, get a workflow to run, etc?

What would be even better would be to modify the Upload "dialog" that appears when you click the ribbon Upload Document button to have a start-the-scanner option.

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Take a look at Udocx for SharePoint. It'll allow you to browse SharePoint from the scanner/MFP and both print from and scan to specific folders.

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