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  1. Manually adjust focus area

    The option to manually adjust the focus area of the shot. The focus area tends to jump between area to area. Its hard to get perfect shot, this should help when doing either top of document or bottom. Possible options: Pre-set sizes for top of page and bottom, and full. Plus manual size adjustments pre-shoot. Less retakes!

    93 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Able to scan multiple page.

      Ability to scan & save multiple page.

      92 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open API for integration with other apps

        Would love to see an Open API for integration of lens with other apps.

        92 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The option to set a default file name format.

          I'd like the option to set something other than your standard default as it's too long. For example: I use this produxt to scan and save my receipts using a file name of yyyy-mm-dd.nn where n is a sequence number. It makes sorting easier so even if I could manually set yyyy-mm- as default and change it each month it would make things easier.

          90 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Sync to OneNote fails

            Fix your bugs! I cannot take a picture and send it to OneNote properly. Don't know if it's something with the Swedish version I'm using.

            89 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Scans are stuck "waiting to transfer" even though connected to wifi, 4g, and msft account

              Even though i am connected to wifi, 4g, and msft account all scans never transfer. Internet access is good. Appears to be a major bug and I'm surprised it wasn't reported here as others have the same issue in the reviews.

              86 votes
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                16 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Reduce resolution option

                Add the option to reduce the resolution option to reduce the file size.

                86 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Multipage pdf please.

                  Scan multiple pages into a single pdf doc.

                  85 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Volume button as shutter

                    It was nice to use volume button to take photo

                    85 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Offset active cropping handle

                      Right now the active handle is directly beneath the finger which makes it very hard to pin point exactly where to place it. Offset and magnify it would be a huge improvement.

                      84 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bluetooth sharing with PC and Phones

                        Very often I need to transfer scanned documents from the smartphone to my computer, but I can't do it when I have no Internet connection at the moment.

                        If devices are next to each other, you can share documents by using Bluetooth and put directly in OneNote and pass OneDrive.

                        84 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Settings >> Disable shutter sound

                          Please add option to disable shutter sound, or use native camera shutter sound setting. Thanks.

                          83 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Outlook

                            I like the business card scanner, but there are too many steps required to get a card into my Outlook contacts on my laptop.

                            Also, please put an image of the card itself into the Outlook contact itself (like the Dymo Business Card Scanner does). This helps if there is an error in the extraction of data from the scan.

                            While I'm at it, the accuracy of the extraction could be improved. My Dymo Business Card Scanner has less extraction errors, and that is quite old now.

                            82 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Renaming

                              I would love to be able to rename my documents...etc this would be awesome !

                              80 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • when the software try to straighten documents it ends up altering document proportions and introducing distortions that are not present in t

                                when the software tries to straighten a document, it ends up: 1) altering the document width and height proportions and 2) introducing distortions that are not present in the page itself

                                Sub 1) it should be possible to tell the software to format the page to various szes eg. A4, letter, etc.

                                79 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to save to specified onedrive folder.

                                  The ability to set a default one drive folder in onedrive in settings and override this on save

                                  79 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • iCloud Drive!!

                                    Please, please add support for document export to iCloud Drive!!

                                    78 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Office Lens for iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 75 votes
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                                      • Default filename and filename categories

                                        Default filename and file naming pattern should be configurable.

                                        Also it would be great to have quick categories (e.g. "notes", "to-do", "personal") which can be selected after photo is taken and which, among other, influence the file naming pattern (respectively "notes_YYYYMMDD-COUNTER.jpg", "to-do_YYYYMMDD-COUNTER.jpg", etc)

                                        They could also add respective (configurable) by xmp keywords and/or influence other behaviour.

                                        75 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Office Lens for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Lenses to crop / cut

                                          Use lenses to magnify / show the corners of documents when cropping / cutting them. Now they are invisible, because of my finger blocking the view.

                                          74 votes
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