Saturday May 25, 2019
Home Lead Story Microsoft Wor...

Microsoft Working on a New Feature to Create Spreadsheets Using Visual Data

On release, the feature is expected to be cross-platform, allowing Microsoft to continue emphasising that the platform is not necessarily operating system (OS) based

0
//
Microsoft
Microsoft introduced Cortana on Windows Phone four years ago. In Windows 10, it became the core search functionality.Pixabay

Microsoft is testing a feature that would allow users to create spreadsheets using visual data and mixing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Office 365 through smartphone cameras.

According to Microsoft, the “insert data from picture” option would allow users to scan a receipt or table-type information into Excel.

Scanning for a grid or outline can be done by many apps including Microsoft’s own Office Lens but taking the visual data and building up the sheet is the simple magic that smartphone users would love, Forbes reported on Sunday.

“Open Excel on your phone or tablet and tap the ‘Insert data from picture’ button to get started. Excel’s powerful AI engine will process the image and convert it to a table,” Microsoft wrote in its support page.

Microsoft, Taiwan AI
A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

The feature would also give users a chance to correct any issues discovered during the conversion process after importing the data.

“‘Insert data from picture’ is one of several beta features and currently only available to a portion of Office Insiders. When ready, we’ll release the feature to all Office Insiders and Office 365 subscribers,” Microsoft added.

Also Read- Tech Giant Google Refuses to Remove Controversial Saudi App

On release, the feature is expected to be cross-platform, allowing Microsoft to continue emphasising that the platform is not necessarily operating system (OS) based and that the software users could choose to run on any device totally irrespective of the OS it’s running on, Forbes added. (IANS)

Next Story

Microsoft Interns Make English Learning App

In addition, the app comes with three games that would help the users practice saved words

0
microsoft
FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Eight interns from Microsoft’s Garage Intern Team have developed an Android app – Read My World – for people willing to learn the English language.

The app requires and allows users to take a photo to identify an object from a library of over 1,500 vocabulary words, the company wrote in a blog-post on Thursday.

Using syllabification and text-to-speech features, the user can hear and see the spelling of the object as a vocabulary word, then add it to a personal dictionary for practice later.

Microsoft
Logo of Microsoft outside it’s office. Pixabay

The app would let users see the spelling and hear the phonetic pronunciation of identified vocab words.

Also Read- Elon Musk Mocks Bezos’ Moon, Space Colony Plans

Read My World would also give users the option to save photos with corresponding identified word to a personal dictionary for later reference.

In addition, the app comes with three games that would help the users practice saved words. (IANS)