How do I import tables from camera to excel?

Answered by Yogi Kumar

Have you ever wanted to scan a receipt or table-type information, like a recipe, into Excel? With the new insert data from picture feature you can, and it's as simple as taking a picture.


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Open Excel on your phone or tablet and tap the Insert data from picture button to get started


Insert data from picture button


Next, narrow in on your data until you see it surrounded by a red border, then tap the capture button. If needed, you can use the sizing handles around the edges of the image to crop it to size first.


Ready to take a picture on an Android device


Excel's powerful AI engine will process the image and convert it to a table. When it first imports your data, it will give you a chance to correct any issues it discovered during the conversion process. Tap Ignore to move on to the next issue, or Edit to correct the issue. 


Excel import data from picture gives you the ability to correct any issues it found when converting your data.


Press Insert when you're done, and Excel will finish the conversion process, and display your data.


Excel has converted your data, and returns it to the grid.