Here’s what’s new for the Microsoft Office Lens app for iOS and Android in October

In a blog post, Microsoft has announced the new features coming in their monthly update to the iOS and Android app in October.

The list includes:

Text annotations for iOS

Previously released on Android, you can now annotate photos with text of different styles and colours after they’ve been taken with Office Lens.

Snap to Edge for Android

Removing the background from documents is now easier. When scanning a document, move the crop handles and the cropping boundary will snap to the nearest document edge.

Tap to Select for Android

When you tap the camera screen to focus, Office Lens will attempt to find the document boundary around the tapped area to lock it in. This feature is especially helpful when there are multiple document-like objects in the camera view and you want to select a particular one to scan.

Immersive reader for Android

Immersive reader is a popular feature on various Microsoft apps on across platforms, including Windows, web, and iOS. Immersive reader is now also available in Office Lens for Android.

Immersive reader helps users easily scan and read content, not only making a digital copy of the content, but also creating a more accessible content capture experience.

  • Read aloud allows users to have text read out loud while highlighting each word. This feature of Immersive reader improves text decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining focus and attention.
  • Increase or decrease the font size for better visibility of text.
  • Wide text spacing optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to aid reading fluency for users with visual crowding issues.
  • Rewind and forward — Allows the user to move backwards and forwards in the content.
  • Control the speaking rate of the voice reading aloud the text.

Immersive reader will be available for English content only.

Find Office Lens for iOS and Android at the links below.


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