Can I use my mobile to scan documents?

Can I use my mobile to scan documents?

Can I use my mobile to scan documents?

Especially useful for working from home during the COVID crisis, Microsoft Office Lens turns your mobile into a document scanner. Automatically cropping, adjusting and cleaning up your scanned document, you can then save to email or a multitude of other destinations including OneDrive and OneNote. You can even export to a searchable PDF or a Word Document that you can edit with OCR facilities. Available for IOS or Android and free of charge. Especially powerful if you have a Microsoft 365 Business Standard account and use mobile Microsoft Office, but not essential for basic functionality

What you will need to scan your documents on your mobile

  • An Android or Apple IOS mobile device
  • Access to the Google Play Store or Apple Appstore
  • An internet connection


More information and step-by-step tutorials

(Microsoft External links)



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