Import Data from a printed document directly into Microsoft Excel

Very often we come across a table, in print, which we may wish to import into Excel. And, of course, it is painful to sit and enter the entire data into Excel. Now, your Microsoft Excel App for Android, allows you to do just that. Along with numbers, you can convert lists and recipes. And the entire process is very simple.

Just fire the App on your Android phone and open a New Sheet (Blank Workbook). At the bottom of the screen, tap the Data from Picture button (it’s the 3×3 grid with a camera). If this is your first time using the tool, tap Allow to give Microsoft permission to convert the image to data using Microsoft’s online service. Then tap the red check button to convert the data. In a preview of the captured data, tap a red-highlighted cell and then tap Edit to enter missing information. Tap Done after each change. You can also tap unhighlighted cells to make corrections or changes. Once you are done, tap Insert at the top to place the data in your workbook.

This is a very cool feature on the Android App and is likely to appear on Excel for iOS very soon.

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