Take A Picture Of A Spreadsheet & Have It Convert Into A Fully Editable Excel File!

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Microsoft Excel has come out with what is arguably one of their coolest updates on the mobile app.

By allowing users to take pictures of Spreadsheets which become fully editable Excel files, this vital update will allow companies & government’s which were logging this data manually to transition without someone have to put in hours copying this information.

Microsoft explains the new feature as follows:

Add data to Excel directly from a photo- Using the Excel app, you can take a picture of a printed data tableon your Android device and automatically convert the picture into a fully editable table in Excel. This new image recognition functionality eliminates the need for you to manually enter hardcopy data.

Right now the feature is rolling out to Android devices but iOS will follow soon.

If the feature works as advertised, this will be hugely important and years of data can be entered much faster and more conveniently. For firms looking to migrate their database from hardcopy to digital this new Excel feature available on smartphones should be enough incentive.

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  1. Anonymous

    Post the link so that we can download the app

    1. Farai Mudzingwa


  2. Annualy Reported Torture

    OH. MY. GOD! Thank you MS for saving me from all the devil spawn clients that send us financial documents with freakin bitmap tables we have to redraw to layout! The tears of blood us graphic designers have shed all these years have not been for nothing! Rejoice my sisters and brothers, for we have been delivered from this great evil!

    1. Culli

      Calm down before you have a heart attack this has long been available in 3rd party apps since 2012, you just don’t know and haven’t been looking in the right places

      work SMART not HARD

      1. Annualy Reported HARD Torture

        OH. MY. GOD! Thank you Culli for saving my life! I was starting to get pains down my left arm and chest but they went away the moment I SAW YOUR COMMENT!!!!!! Ok, calming down now… Out of curiosity, what’s been the most effective app you have used in this regard? It would be great to compare to the excel app and the ocr web service I’ve been using till now.

    2. Farai Mudzingwa

      Hahahaha, it’s a great day!

  3. The Gibbs

    Fantastic! And how about coming app with a function that automatically convert hand written notes into word? Anybody who knows such an app or scanner converter kindly notify

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