Microsoft Office Document Imaging 2003 (MODI) adds programmability features to the document scanning and viewing tools that Microsoft Office 2002 (XP) included for the first time. Programmers can take advantage of a simple object model built around the Document and Image (page) objects to display and read a scanned document as easily as a paper document, perform optical character recognition (OCR), search for text within scanned documents, copy and export scanned text and images, combine multiple pages into a single compressed file, and ReOrganize scanned document pages as easily as rearranging papers in a folder.
In order to install MODI and the Support files required for MODI programmability, including the MODI Viewer ActiveX control, select "Microsoft Office Document Imaging" in the "Office Tools" group when installing Microsoft Office 2003. The default installation location is C:/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/MODI/11.0. Installing MODI adds 2 applications, Microsoft Office Document Scanning and Microsoft Office Document Imaging, to the Microsoft Office Tools submenu on the Start menu.
You can program the MODI object model from any development tool that supports the Component Object Model (COM) by setting a reference to the Microsoft Office Document Imaging 11.0 Type Library. You can use the MODI Viewer control from any development tool that supports ActiveX controls by adding Microsoft Office Document Imaging Viewer Control 11.0 to the toolbox.