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In response to your inquiry, TWAIN is an industry-standard protocol for
between applications and devices such as scanners. TWAIN-compliant applications
provide a direct link that allow
you to open the scanner from another application (such as Pagemaker), scan the
image, and then place it directly
into your document.
My scanner documentation does not say what the actual letters of TWAIN stand
Hope this helps.
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