Microsoft Office Adds “Tell” Me Feature To Android App


Word, Excel, PowerPoint. These three apps have become a staple part of our office life (pun intended). While there are many of us who know the ins and outs of these applications, there are still those who do not know everything there is to know about them (myself included). If you have taken the trouble to go over each and every feature that these apps have to offer, then you would see that these are actually some pretty complex programs.

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People Actually Pay To Learn Office

The truth of the matter however, is that there comes a time when we, proficient as we may be, find ourselves scratching our heads on how to perform a particular task or how to find certain tool. It happens to the best of us. Just remember that in Sri Lanka and perhaps other countries as well, people actually pay a tidy sum to take a full course to learn how to use these specific applications.

Granted, they could have simply used Google (or any other search engine) to aid them in their quest to conquer the daunting task of superimposing a text or something of that nature, but it is generally agreed that Microsoft should have a dedicated too for helping you use Office.

What Does “Tell Me” Do?

Well, that tool has just been implemented for the Android apps Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Called “Tell Me”, the tool can be accessed by simply tapping on the light bulb icon that is visible in the app. Once the text box is available, all you need to do is start typing what you want to find and you should get the necessary help instantly.

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If you are having trouble locating said light bulb icon, simply tap the “A” and pencil icon on the top of the interface, then select the light bulb. The process is a tad simpler for tablet users as they have more space to fiddle around with. All they need to do is to find the light bulb icon on the top-right corner.

Apart from that, Word also gains the ability to merge and split cells while Excel gets improved auto-complete, in addition to the ability to expand or collapse grouped rows and columns. PowerPoint remains the same with no additional improvements or features, save Tell Me.

Click to download Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Do you use Microsoft Office for Mobile? Do you find these features useful? We would love to hear your feedback.


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