“You are quite right! I tried this and it does work with documents. For some reason I was under the impression that the Office Lens was going to make this happen automatically and that the text would be searchable as soon as the image appeared in OneNote.
Thanks for the tip!”
“Hello Yu, yes I tried it with a printed document, which was in English but also had a lot of numeric content, i.e. it was very similar to the receipt you show in the example gallery.
But if the app currently doesn't support handwritten text, then I shouldn't expect any OCR on a whiteboard, correct? Handwritten text would be a great addition for a future version!
“One more detail: Using the Office Lens on Nokia 1020.”
“I opened a whiteboard image in OneNote application and still see no sign of OCR. There is nothing obvious except the image itself (which is fine) and trying to select the text on the whiteboard doesn't do anything except select the entire image.
It would be useful to have the demo video showing the steps to using the OCR'd text in OneNote. Also, should we eventually expect the OCR'd text to work in OneNote web?”
“Photos seem to work quite well, but no sign of the OCR capability. I have tried whiteboards with what should be legible text, a book cover and a printout of text and just get pictures, with no sign of any recognized text.”