thanks again for your input
To be honest this looks like it's more trouble than it worth, although [according to this tutorial (assuming I'm understanding it correctly ) url]https://help.ubuntu.com/community/sane.d%20tutorial[/url] it is possible, however my problem seems to be the scanner I want to share is connected to a Windows PC.
I could switch things around so that I share another scanner I have connected to a Linux PC so it would be Linux to Linux, but if you think that would be equally difficult or not possible at all I'll just drop the idea
I was only wanting to do this so my Grand-Daughters PC could have access to a scanner but it's really no big deal
You can let me know what you think
Off to bed now