I did not know that If I had the drivers installed on my laptop, plugged in the scanner and used the Photoshop File > Import function, I could use my scanner with all the bells and whistles.
Now I know and I am a happy woman. I can do all of my computer work from my laptop. If I really wanted to, I could carry the darned thing around with me, since it is a relatively small scanner and it weighs about the same as a laptop battery.
I haven't had time to do a lot of work on digital layouts today, but I have had time to learn one new thing.