What is Microsoft Office Lens & How we can use it?

Microsoft Office Lens is a built-in camera and previously available only for iPad and iPhone with the Microsoft application OneNote but now it is available for other  Office.com/setup apps like OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. This lens feature of Microsoft enables you to capture pictures of school whiteboards or written documents and allow you to enhance then by using its various features. Users can crop, sharpen and straighten the images, media or printed file, so to give it looks like a scanned file. Your picture will be added to your OneNote account so you can recover it later or whenever you need it.

To understand better, follow the below steps. Please note that the steps below are applicable to Microsoft Office OneNote for iOS.

How do we use Microsoft Office lens?

  1. Open OneNote icon and log in to your account associated with Office setup
  1. Create a new note or open an existing one, now open the note in which you want to put in a picture
  2. Depending on your iOS device, do the following
  • Users with iPad- Tap Insert option and when the options appear select Camera
  • Users with iPhone- Tap the Camera icon on the ribbon above the keypad
  1. You will see the different picture taking mode: WHITEBOARD, PHOTO, and DOCUMENT, select a mode and click a picture
  2. The Office Lens app will sense the image and automatically crop the picture you took, but you can change the cropped image by dragging the circles on each corner to change the crop
  3. When you are finished tap the check mark to save the changes and Office Lens will add the photo to your note

You have now captured an image and cropped it by edges. This feature will help you take images and files as if they are scanned. However, if you want to go back to the built-in iOS Camera app, you simply need to make a few setting changes. Go to Settings > OneNote > Camera Setting, and tap on the button to turn off Use Office Lens. In case of any trouble, seek help from Office com setup and find the fix.

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