Tool of the Month: This AI spreadsheet trick is my favourite Ex-spell tool

Tool of the Month: This AI spreadsheet trick is my favourite Ex-spell tool

Hollie Abbott

Hollie Abbott

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a love-hate relationship with spreadsheets. Some days they’re my best friend, other days they’re my mortal enemy — I tend to consider them one of life’s necessary evils. So, any tools that can make my life easier when it comes to a spreadsheet and Microsoft Excel, I embrace with open arms. And this new feature from Microsoft is exactly that.

Microsoft is adding a feature to its Excel mobile app for iOS and Android that allows Excel users to take a photo of a table of data and convert it into a spreadsheet. Using AI, this feature uses image recognition, so users don’t have to manually enter hardcopy data. All you have to do is take a picture of the table and Excel will work its AI-magic to produce a spreadsheet, saving you from having to repeat the process of clicking through each cell and entering the data.

To see how this sorcery works in practice, check out Microsoft’s video here.

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