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Edited for better description

I have a rather specific problem while using an old internally developed application at my work.

I need to attach a file, but the application only has a scan functionality, not file attach. Changes to the application is unfortunately not possible.

So the only way to "attach" files now, is by printing the file and then scan it - in the long run this isn't all that smart.

So my question is - are there any program/driver, that adds a "fictive" printing driver that doesn't actualy scan but instead prompts for a file? (somewhat like PDFCreator adds a fictive printing driver that doesn't actually print)

Or do you think it's so specific that no one has bothered to make such a driver/program?

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Your question is rather vague. In it's current form, it might end up being closed. Can you edit this question with some detail about the program you are working with and what you've already tried? – CharlieRB Dec 5 '12 at 13:30
@CharlieRB , thanks for your comments. I've attempted to adjust the description, hopefully the problem is clearer now? – Casper Dec 5 '12 at 14:30
@ScottChamberlain I've tried to change the description to better explain the problem, I hope it is clearer now thanks. – Casper Dec 5 '12 at 14:31
Much clearer. However, now that I understand the problem, I don't have a solution for you. – Scott Chamberlain Dec 5 '12 at 15:39
Twain Importer is a "virtual Twain driver that imports images into any Twain-compatible scan application" ( You can download a trial version from…. – jaume Dec 6 '12 at 10:27
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Twain Importer is a "virtual Twain driver that imports images into any Twain-compatible scan application".

It runs on Windows XP/7/2008 Server/2008 Server R2 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions) (see for more information).

You can download a trial version from

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