Transform Images into Editable Documents with MS Office Lens App

Transform Images into Editable Documents with MS Office Lens App

Sharing documents and meeting notes is easier than ever with Microsoft’s Office Lens app.  Lens is a mobile scanning tool that offers seamless integration with OneNote, Microsoft’s cloud-syncing notebook service, and Microsoft Office suite.

With Office Lens you can snap a picture of a whiteboard, document, business card or electronic screen, and import an enhanced version picture into your OneNote file. The best part about the app is the text recognition feature, transforming your static image to an editable and searchable document.

The accuracy of Lens’ recognition capabilities is determined by the quality of the image, so Microsoft programmed the app to either automatically or manually adjust the borders of any document, so you can take pictures at various angles without sacrificing the quality of the finished product.  You can use your camera or upload an existing photo from your media library and save your scanned files as a Word document, PowerPoint or PDF. 


Microsoft Lens is available for free from the app store for both Android and iOS users. Office Lens is a great option for those who are fed up with traditional scanning processes or clunky scanning apps, as well as those seeking a better way to share whiteboard meeting notes with colleagues and clients alike. 

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