Missing your Microsoft Document Imaging in Office 2010?


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If you have been using Microsoft's Office Document Imaging and are wondering where it went in Office 2010, you're not alone. Microsoft has dropped it as of Office 2010, but there is a workaround to install it in Office 2010 by using the Office 2007 version of it. KB with the information is at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982760. If you're still wondering what we're talking about after checking out the Wikipedia article, here's a description of MODI from Microsoft's site.

For those who don't want to click there, here are the directions from KB982760 to run the 2007 version of MODI (as of the date of this Blog post):

How to use MODI in 2007 Office together with Office 2010


To use MODI in 2007 together with Office 2010, use one of the following methods:

  • If you do not have 2007 Office system installed on a computer that has Office 2010 installed, you can install only MODI from the 2007 Office system setup. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Start the 2007 Office setup process.
    2. Click Customize.
    3. On the Installation Options tab, select Not Available for all items except for the items under Microsoft Office Document Imaging, and then click Install Now.
    4. Click Close.
  • If you perform a standard upgrade to Office 2010 from 2007 Office, MODI will be removed together with 2007 Office. Therefore, to keep MODI you have to keep the 2007 Office installation. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Start the Office 2010 setup process.
    2. Click to select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.
    3. Click Customize.
    4. On the Upgrade tab, click the Keep all previous versions option, and then click Install Now.
    5. Click Close.