If you are a heavy Microsoft Excel user on mobile, you are going to love a new feature that the mobile app is going to gain soon. The next time you want to create a digital copy of a printed data table, all you need to do is point your iPhone’s camera to the printed data table and it will be converted into a fully editable table in Microsoft Excel.
Microsoft teased this feature on Twitter and while it is already rolling out for the Android version of Microsoft Excel, the iOS version will get the feature soon.
Data entry just became easier! You can now take a picture of a printed data table and automatically convert it into a fully editable @msExcel spreadsheet. Rolling out to #Android users and coming soon to #iOS! Learn more: https://t.co/MLEsEidGA4 pic.twitter.com/4Bi3ulDLPx
— Microsoft Office News (@OfficeNews) February 28, 2019
As the demo from Microsoft shows, you first have to capture the entire page using your iPhone’s camera. Then drag the sliders around the table so that Excel can read its data and create an editable version. Once done, you will be able to edit the table data in Excel. This feature will come in extremely handy for people who work with Excel and tables on a daily basis.
This feature will be available to Office 365 subscribers so if you are not already an Office 365 subscriber, make sure to subscribe. There are plenty of other features that Microsoft announced as a part of its February update. Make sure to read about them over here.