Microsoft updates Excel for iPhone to add a new way to import spreadsheets and tables into the app with a camera. The feature debuted in Android for the first time in March and allows Excel users to take a photo of a printed data table and convert it into a fully editable table in the app. You can import it with Excel for iPhone and then further edit it on your desk using Excel for Windows or Mac.
Microsoft uses artificial intelligence to bring this to Excel for iPhone, and it uses optical character recognition (OCR) along with machine learning models to convert paper data into a digital table. The image recognition automatically detects financial spreadsheets, work schedules, to-do lists, time schedules, and other tables. It's one of the most impressive features that has appeared in Microsoft & # 39; s mobile Excel apps, and Microsoft has combined its work with the PDF Reflow for Word feature, the Office Lens app and See AI to bring this to life .