A couple of months ago, Microsoft announced a new feature that would be coming to its Office apps on mobile, where through the use of AI, it would be able to capture an image, extract the data from that image, and put it into a spreadsheet. For example, if you had a printed list of phone numbers and names, taking the photo would let you tabulate that into Excel.

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Of course, having access to the original file is ideal, but that isn’t always the case. The good news is that if this is a feature that you’re interested in, Microsoft has since announced that it is now rolling out to iOS users, so if you use Office on your iPhone or iPad, then you should be able to take advantage of this new feature.

According to Microsoft, “With this feature, you can easily grab any data in a table format—financial spreadsheets, work schedules, task lists, timetables, and so on—and convert it to a digital format in Excel, so you can arrange and analyze that information quickly and in context to make better decisions on the fly.”

If you have yet to download Excel or update your version of Excel on your iOS device, then head on over to the iTunes App Store to get your hands on it.

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