Back in 2015, The Verge explained how Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. Office Lens converts images to PDF, Word, and PowerPoint files. Wait for it; you can also save images to OneNote or OneDrive.
Office Lens Capabilities
To put it another way, Office Lens is limitless when it comes to benefits and applications. In particular, whether you are making notes in a classroom setting or notating receipts for compensation, Office Lens has the features that will be sure to benefit you. Just imagine what having a portable scanner at the click of your phone camera button can be a transformation in sharing and saving data digitally.
Office Lens Receives Overhaul
On February 1, Microsoft announced that Office Lens receives a makeover over to their new name of Microsoft Lens. Not only do we see a new logo and name, but also new dynamic options are being introduced. To start with, Microsoft Lens integrates new and exciting intelligent actions into the camera, including: Image to Text, Image to Table, Image to Contact, Immersive Reader, and QR Code Scan.
As revealed by Microsoft, there are two important notes you need to be aware of having to do with Office Lens and Windows:
• Certain cloud-based services in Office Lens for Windows, such as saving your pictures to OneDrive, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, or PDF, are no longer available in the app as of December 31, 2020. You can continue to use any other features of the app as installed on your computer or device.
• Office Lens for Windows 10 is no longer available for download from the Microsoft Store as of January 1, 2021. To continue to enjoy all Office Lens features, we recommend downloading and using the latest version of Microsoft Lens for iOS or Microsoft Lens for Android on your mobile device.
New Enhancements in Microsoft Lens
To make Office Lens even better, Microsoft is opening up the doors to provide you with the capability of re-ordering pages, re-editing scanned PDFs, and applying filters to images contained in the document.
Of course, that is not all they are doing. Picture being able to scan up to 100 pages as images or PDFs (Wow, that’s a lot!) and easily switch between local and cloud locations while saving a PDF. Oh, and did I mention that Microsoft is also providing an easy way to identify local and cloud files?
Welcome to the Future.
Just because Office Lens has a new look, that doesn’t mean you won’t continue to see it referred to as Office Lens. It will take some time for the Microsoft Lens label to take hold. What is more, change can always take time to get accustomed to. Microsoft makes the Office Lens renovation over to Microsoft Lens easy.
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