Scan Document Feature using Camera for IOS
Since you can't add document attachments for IOS. I would like to request a feature for the attachment control for IOS where it auto recognize edges and auto crops so you can scan documents from the IOS camera and attach it as a PDF.
David Dean commented
Everything you stated is correct
I want a scan feature OneDrive Version 9.1 offers or better. The ability to scan as many paper documents as they want and save the pages into a single PDF, with options to crop, rotate, or delete the scanned pages. I want the functionality with the attachment control to mimic this. Below is a quick video walkthrough of onedrive app functionality. This use to be in the Office Lens app and is now merged with onedrive app.
Hi David, I'm keen to knowing more about your idea.
Are you just asking for a special type of camera attachment control? One that has auto cropping, a rotation option and perhaps a high contrast filter so as to better see text on paper?
Also, I can see this feature being useful to our Android users as well.
Daniel Laskewitz commented
This sounds a lot like Office Lens. Would be a great addition!
David Dean commented
Our organization will always require paper forms due to a large population of our employees who do not have computer access. A feature like this would allow a manager to quickly scan a paper form to which they can add metadata to it instead of them having walk to put the paper form into a scanner send it via email to themselves, download it then attach the file via desktop. They can just simply scan and attach and auto crops it an image of just the form.
This sounds like an interesting feature. Would it not also be possible to do this via a workflow using DocGen or similar? This way you keep the form simple and use the workflow to do the heavy lifting.
AdminLuke Bongiorno (Admin, Nintex) commented
Great suggestion, this is something we will evaluate.
I like the idea, a form could be started from the office lens app, and deep link in the Nintex app to a form, or pick a form to add the image to. Or choose the lens app instead of the camera and camera roll for pictures.
Dan Annand commented
From what i can tell, MS Office Lens doesn't work for corporate accounts, only accounts such as live.com and outlook.com etc So could be limiting.
The latest release of Office Lens included OCR capturing, for example for Business Cards. It would be great if I could use the result of the OCR from Office Lens to fill forms via Nintex Mobile.