Few hours back, we reported that Microsoft has updated their Office Lens app for Windows Phone devices. OneNote team today detailed this update with a video demo. While Office Lens is a great app for capturing whiteboard notes and paper documents and saving them in OneNote, the new update adds the ability to convert pictures of whiteboard notes and paper documents directly into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations—that you can edit, author and edit again.
You can now just take a picture of hardcopy of a document using Office Lens and convert it into a new Word file. You can then make the changes on your device and print it again. How awesome is that? For Word, Office Lens recognizes the text and the document layout. All the text, formatting and layout in the Word document is preserved. Images of typed text become fully editable—just like you authored it at your desk.
You can now take a picture of the whiteboard using Office Lens and convert it directly into PowerPoint. Later, you can present the PowerPoint as is or edit the slide and embellish it with a few more great ideas. For PowerPoint, all the handwritten lines and strokes are transformed into PowerPoint drawing objects that can be recolored, resized, repositioned and edited. That great infographic or sketch from one presentation can now be reused in other presentations.
Download it for free from Windows Phone Store here.