1. xandros9's Avatar
    Hello! I've put together a guide for Office Lens! The scanning app that I've found to be invaluable!

    Found an error, want to add something? Showcase your amazing scans? Sound off below!

    I've attached it as a PDF, the processed image attached is the full picture of the main example document. (I haven't mastered formatting in a forum post itself.)

    If you prefer a higher quality PDF, here's a link: Office Lens Guide PDF
    I had to compress the attached PDF if get it under the site's size requirements.


    8/5/2014 - Office Lens has seen an update, WPCentral has it covered: http://www.windowscentral.com/office...rithm-and-more

    10/3/14 - The guide has not been updated to cover new features such as the export-to-Word/Powerpoint as of today.
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    Last edited by xandros9; 10-03-2014 at 07:52 AM.
    06-22-2014 01:00 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thanks for this guide! It will be useful to me, since I really did not know how to use Office Lens.
    06-23-2014 04:33 PM
  3. derekpthomas's Avatar
    Office Lens will not successfully sign into my MS account and upload scans to OneNote as it did before the last update. Tried everything. Must be a bug. Any thoughts?
    08-06-2014 11:58 AM
  4. WaterWorldLLC's Avatar
    HELP!!! I am having the same problem. Since the update 8/5/14 I cannot save to OneNote. Using a Nokia 928 running black.
    08-06-2014 03:50 PM
  5. natinet's Avatar
    Didn't know about the OCR option, thanks!!
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-15-2014 04:06 AM
  6. derekpthomas's Avatar
    Well, it looks like the 7:28am update I received fixed the Office Lens login issue. Thanks MS!
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-20-2014 07:07 AM
  7. ludecoli's Avatar
    Too bad after the last update it's messing with the text. I have no idea why but it put some random words inside the document and turned some of the pictures upside down. I'm pissed.
    10-15-2014 09:07 PM
  8. harihar akhil's Avatar
    Ability to export to word and OneNote without internet.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-29-2015 09:36 AM
  9. samorri's Avatar
    So, I'm finding office lens to be generally OK , until it does the OCR, so i've completely neglected it... adding in random words/symbols, upside down pictures too, exports dont work at times.. However, what I was most shocked to see, is that it doesn't provide export to SharePoint or Office 365.. you'd think they'd make that one of their top export priorities. Ok, so doing some hunting around, I think I've found the only app to do so is called GScan Mobile it makes clear and SMALL PDFs in like 3 color variations (bw, grayscale, and color) and the app's available in Windows Phone and Android. IF you want to have OCR, you just have to purchase the sharepoint app, GScan Online. So, I'm pleasantly pleased. There's also a couple youtube vids. Does everything I want, guess it just depends on your needs.
    09-09-2015 02:45 AM
  10. laevanay's Avatar
    Does anyone know where the .pdf files created by Office Lense are stored? Can anyone open a .pdf file that Office Lense says it created?
    06-30-2016 12:07 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    Does anyone know where the .pdf files created by Office Lense are stored? Can anyone open a .pdf file that Office Lense says it created?
    They're sent to OneDrive > Documents > Office Lens.
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-30-2016 03:41 PM
  12. 2687's Avatar
    Any way to send OCR formatted pics to drive?
    08-27-2016 11:01 AM

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