Please let us change automated date format (e.g yyyy/mm/dd) that appears.
Please allow us to change the format of the date that is entered automatically (e.g. yyyy/mm/dd).
This really should be the same format as Screenshots in Windows.
Strangely (not really for Microsoft) Office Lens saves with an underscore between dates(e.g. 2019_12_31), whereas Windows Screenshots save with a dash/hyphen between dates (e.g. 2019-12-31).
Personally, I would prefer to use a dot/decimal between dates (eg. 2019.12.31) as it is quicker / easier to access on a mobile keyboard, but individual users would have their own preference.
Therefore, being able to specify the format in the Settings is essential.
Make it like the win mobile version.
Ing. Merzendorfer Peter A. commented
To sort the files correct, we need that format.
Excelente aplicación y muy confiable
Very easy to sort and to remember when I took the picture of I took several that day in meetings
Also, you should be able to save your own default naming convention. I use YYYYMMDD HHmm.
This is important because I never use the actual time I take the photo. I true up my receipts and documents at the end of the week.
Allow the user to set their preferred filename format so we don't have to manually type it in upon each save.
Please use YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS, or give a selection of formats and let us choose one.
Matthew Petty commented
YES. Allow ISO8601 and other formats, so that everyone outside of the USA, Marshall Islands, or Micronesia can have a date that makes intrinsic sense.
Allow user control setting for default date format
Yes I agree with those who like the format YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS Office Lens. This is excellent for proper sorting as well as having a sequence if needed
Update: after having to rename all damn files, 500 of them, it turns out that Office Lens had been deleting a random scan every time that I had decided I wanted to do another scan or shot [presumably because you Microsoft didn't program in the remove function correctly with the new automated format name]. Because about 250 pages from the original document are missing, deleted by your classy programming.
So out of 500 scans, I have left about 200 of the "re-shots/scans" which I thought I had deleted, instead of all the pages which I had scanned. I need to now sort out which of the 250 scans or the reshots are the original ones, then index exactly which pages are missing, and retake the shots [/rescan] the missing pages from the original document. That is a lot of extra work.
Had this document not been paginated, all work until now would be absolutely worthless. But actually it might be quicker to just redo everything again with another product that actually works.
Seriously though. Do you even test your product before updating?
Thank you for the headache, and for wasting my time.
P.S. That was a bad example with the seconds, since it was taken different minutes. Instead:
Office Lens 20160831-154826
Office Lens 20160831-154836
Office Lens 20160831-154844
Office Lens 20160831-154852
Worked great. Never any hassle.
Exactly Matthew!!! I came to post this as well. My 500 photos taken are now a mess. How did they even think?
Office Lens 20170627-144847.jpg
Office Lens 20170627-144943.jpg
(neatly sorted by second...)
2017-07-08 12_37 Office Lens.jpg
2017-07-08 12_37 Office Lens (1).jpg
And so on... and it became an absolute mess [I don't know how, but it did]. Now I have to go through every single file and rename them manually instead of it sorting automatically timewise like before. It wasn't even possible to sort by date in the folder since somehow the app screwed that up as well.
Please revert back to the old format ASAP. Why fix what ain't broken? Sort by second! Why minute?
Matthew Skelton commented
Microsoft have just broken the file naming in Office Lens. Instead of sensible yyyyMMdd like it used to be, it's now changed to a gormless dd_MM_yyyy which does not sort properly and ends up with (1) (2) suffixes due to the crap new name format.
Frode Severin Hatlevik commented
Also add an 'X' button to clear the preassigned name.
Ms Sparks commented
YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS format for save would eliminate need for a counter unless you are saving quicker than 1 per second.
If it did YYYYMMDD HH:MM and then added a counter only if you took more than 1 pic per minute would even be better.
20161016 13:20 (02)
I always over write and save file as "20160315 - xxxxxxx". Would be great to have this option
Or at least change it to something useful like YYYYMMDD_HHMM