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  1. multipage scanning in android

    Why isn't multi-page scanning available in Android like it is in Windowsphone? The app is useless without the ability to combine multiple pages into a single PDF.

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    • Receipt scanning

      I'd like to use Office Lens as a consumer receipt recording app. I hate paper receipts - the ink fades or you lose them, with Office Lens and OCR I can easily scan them in and save them to a folder on my OneDrive.

      I have two suggestions to make this easier:
      1: Be able to autosave to a chosen OneDrive folder. No more choosing where to save it every time, or moving pictures around on OneDrive, make it simple!
      2: Ability to rotate photos and rename photos.

      And hopefully OCR will take care of the rest! Then I can…

      42 votes
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      • ios capability for multi page documents

        capability for multipage documents in ios! most people are not going to switch to your phone so please upgrade the ios version. I am coming back to microsoft after a long hiatus.

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        • Preset Actions

          It would be nice if you had presets like email this address, save to this onedrive folder, etc. So you could take the picture then click the preset to quickly take that action.

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          • Copy a business card contact into CRM and outlook

            Post a contact file directly to outlook

            13 votes
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            • Don't force OneNote

              I would prefer not to be forced to save to one note. My use cases are better served by uploading to one drive or emailing and then having it disappear. I can currently do that, but it sits in the lens app until I save it to onenote.

              10 votes
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              • Put Office Lens on the Surface Pro 4

                Having to use my iphone to capture a document, then upload it to the surface is cumbersome. It would also be helpful to have office lens built into all the Office 365 programs under "insert".

                8 votes
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                • Allow a desktop scanner to be used as image source in addition to a smartphone

                  If I could use my Epson Workforce scanner with a sheet feeder as an optional source for images, it would simplify batch recording of receipts and documents

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                  • Make it possible to change default folder for saving files

                    I love Office Lens but there is one problem. It automatically stores files in the folder "Documents\Office lens" in OneDrive. My problem is that I don't have any folder with that name but Office Lens makes in anyway. In the app for my Android phone I have changed the default storage-folder for OneNote to "OneNote notes". I would like Office Lens to store it's files in the same folder configured in the OneNote app or preferable decide in which dolder Office Lens should store files.

                    7 votes
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                    • Support for Chinese Traditional

                      not only for simplified Chinese

                      6 votes
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                      • Allow documents to be saved locally or uploaded through another service

                        I like to take notes in meeting using physical medium rather than digital because it helps me focus on what's being discussed. Having a computer open can be distracting and rude depending on the topic/presenter. Therefore, I typically translate physical notes into OneNote along with any whiteboard drawings after the meeting.

                        I would like to use Lens to automate this process. Unfortunately, being forced to sign in and upload documents to OneNote prevents this capability since it is a security risk for company data to reside on non-corporate clouds, especially in private accounts. Allowing documents to be transferred via Exchange…

                        6 votes
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                        • I use it as a receipt scanning app but would like to have the ability to specify where to put the scan.

                          I use it as a receipt scanning app but would like to have the ability to specify where to put the scan.

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                          • 4 votes
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                            • I'd like to choose a different folder where Lens stores the scans in OneDrive. I cannot find this option in the Android app for Lens.

                              I'd like to choose a different folder where Lens stores the scans in OneDrive. I cannot find this option in the Android app for Lens.

                              4 votes
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                              • Lots of problems but lots of potential

                                Need better feedback mechanism in app
                                Need to test and debug and support international (&233; doesn't cut it) and phone numbers need to be internationalized and respect country info
                                Need ability to edit card info before saving
                                save/sync contacts with whatever

                                4 votes
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                                • Diagram Capture

                                  I frequently draw diagrams/wireframes on whiteboards when coming up with ideas or explaining concepts to others. Office Lens does a fantastic job at giving me a digital artifact in the form of a photo of the discussion.

                                  However, my next step in the process is then usually to (painfully) recreate the diagram in a diagram/vector sharable format: Powerpoint shapes, Visio, LucidChart, etc. It'd be amazing for Office Lens to do this step for me, so I could draw a flowchart on a whiteboard, capture it, and go straight to PPT to edit & share it with the rest of the…

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Multiple pictures import

                                    I use this app primarily on PC and would like to have an option to import whole folder with pictures of documents. This is essential for my use case, because many of the pictures are taken with a digital camera before Android came into existence. I would be very happy to have this feature, because it will save me a lot of time and will facilitate me a lot.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • I use it in college everyday.

                                      I use Office Lens to snap pics of the power points in my classes.

                                      Often my instructors will work off of large slideshows but skip over many slides. Instead of own loading their slide shows and importing into OneNote (which requires me to flip through and later delete the slides they skipped-which is both time consuming and annoying) I use Office Lens to take a picture of the slide in class and export it to OneNote. It's so fast being on the same wifi network that it's more convenient.

                                      It works great in a classroom or a large lecture hall.…

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Use 3rd-party App Connector in iOS

                                        Lens uses its own "send to" list of options rather than the built-in iOS "send to" list. In most iOS apps, tapping "send to" brings up a host of 3rd party apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, iMessage, etc.

                                        I'm an IT admin and I'd love to tell our users to use Lens to scan their receipts and then "send to" our expense app directly. The expense app camera controls are terrible -- but Lens' fast auto-straighten etc. capabilities would really help users submit their receipts.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Office lens availability in Saudi Arabia for Android users

                                          Office lens is not available in Saudi Arabia for Android users. I hope we can use it as soon as possible.

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