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Save to specified OneDrive folder with option to rename upon save

Save to specified OneDrive folder with option to rename upon save

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  • Pat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Evernote scannable already has this feature and it works with OneDrive. Can't believe Microsoft couldn't get their own scanning app to be useful from the start

  • Bryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You could setup a save profile. Setup a profile and make it one touch to save as certain type, naming convention, date, location, tags, format, etc. Could have multiple for various items/scenarios.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please! I use it to collect my expenses and it would be so much simpler if I could just specify a default OneDrive folder for them to save to!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Save files directly to any OneDrive folder. Need to be able to change file name before saving to that folder. Needs to be as few steps as possible.

  • A.B. West commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's possible to save an item to wherever you want on onedrive.
    First save it as the type file you want... pdf, jpg, word... lots of choices.
    Then choose it in Recent Uploads and it will open with a SHARE icon.
    Pick Onedrive, and you'll be able to choose the folder, subfolder, you want to send it to.
    Can also send it to an Explorer share folder.
    Pretty nifty all told.

  • Steven Lendowski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    They are gathing feedback for nearly 1 + 1/2 years.. Maybe it takes so long, because they can only work when their windows 10 workstations dont get BSODs..
    So it should be here when WIndows 10 Redstone 666 called "Bugfixing Update" should arrive..

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm glad it's not just me having these issues. The naming and choice of where it is saved - especially if using a Microsoft product such as OneDrive- is surely a must have feature to ensure that this has any longevity as an app.

    Being able to merge multi page docs would be ideal too.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally useless at saving to OneDrive. Best I can achieve is a photo saved to OneDrive pictures. The app says saved to OneDrive but where? Another failure!!!

  • Mike Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My OfficeLens android app used to send everything to my OneDrive\Office Lens folder. Now it sends everything to Pictures. I guess there was an app "upgrade" that reset this without even thinking of backward compatibility.

  • Van commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really like this app, but I agree with everyone. GIVE ME AN EASY WAY TO SAVE THE FILE TO A KNOWN FOLDER! Saved images seem to go to some obscure place -- not even to the folder named "Office Lens". Where do they go???? The only way I've found to do this is do a save, look at Recent Files, then move to where I really want them. This is a really clunky solution for an app that's otherwise very elegant.

  • Ms Sparks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If it had widgets, then we could set up our save locations for most common uses on different widget buttons and use main program button when we wanted to save someplace unusual.

    Then it would be much faster to use. If I push my math class widget it opens to the screen to take a picture, allows me to modify,delete, or save picture and then immediately returns to picture screen for next lecture note.

    This program is great for pics of PowerPoint lectures

  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be great if if I could just save to my default folder called receipts

  • jmdh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I spent time to find out where the new version has saved my Officelens photos.
    Since i use OneDrive with selected folders, i could not find them.
    Eventually i discovered a folder named Apps on OneDrive (cloud) and then added it to my list of synchronised folders and now it works...
    Pity

  • Shai commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What is the point in all microsoft (android) (and i am guessing windows phone also) apps if the app saves the file to where it want's .That is like taking my paperwork and throwing it in the open air . I can't find the documents , Microsoft is making a mess .
    That applies to , android : outlook , one drive , lens . Unfortunately google (chrome and email) and yahoo (mail) is also participating in the mess . And there are browsers manufacturers too : maxthon , firefox, dolphin .

  • Maciek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    UWP app works great.
    When saving to OneDrive app should allow to select folder, app should find all OneDrive locations including shared one's.

  • PM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In addition to being able name the picture upon capture , I would add the option to specify save location based on the information being captured. For example receipts would have a different default save location than business cards.

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