OneNote for iPad update: iOS 7 and Office Lens

Beautiful on iOS 7

OneNote for iPad has been redesigned to feel right at home on iOS 7. The look and feel is clean and lightweight, while maintaining all the features you’ve come to love in OneNote.

The Ribbon continues to serve as your primary interface to access powerful editing tools. If you’ve used Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, OneNote will feel very familiar to you.

We’ve moved the sharing features in OneNote to be more easily accessible. If you ever want to share a page or notebook, it’s as easy as tapping the Share icon at the top right.

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Finally, we’re happy to announce that OneNote for iPad is now available in all 155 countries and regions with App Store access.

Office Lens

This release of OneNote for iPad includes Office Lens, a technology that turns OneNote into a portable scanner. Office Lens automatically scans whiteboards and documents, while cropping and rotating pictures to enhance image quality.

Here’s an example of how Office Lens works:

Let’s say you come across a document you’d like to save in OneNote to look at later. Open any page in OneNote, then tap to activate the cursor on the page. On the Ribbon, tap Insert, then select Camera.

OneNote will launch the camera. Now, using the purple shutter button on the middle right, snap a picture of the document. Don’t worry about lining up the edges or zooming in.

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Then, tap Document or swipe left on the image.

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OneNote will automatically crop and enhance image quality. You can use the Crop button at the bottom right to fine tune the selection if you’d like.

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When you’re happy with the photo, tap the check mark at the bottom right to insert the image into your notebook.

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