New Office Insider build for Android offers new Tell Me feature

Microsoft announced a new build of Office Insider for Android today - version 16.0.6925.1002 - introducing Tell Me, a feature that users of desktop Office have had for some time, which allows them to type plain text to say what they want to do.

Here's what's new:

Word
Tell Me: Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide through the process as well as offer additional resources.
Merge and split cells: You can now merge cells to make a heading span across columns, or split cells to show the right level of details.
Reply with your edited document: No extra steps for editing an attachment and sending it back on the same thread. Just open Outlook from Word and reply

Excel
Copy an entire worksheet: No need to start from scratch! Get a worksheet set up just the way you line, and then duplicate it.
Tell Me: Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide through the process as well as offer additional resources.

Reply with your edited spreadsheet: No extra steps for editing an attachment and sending it back on the same thread. Just open Outlook from Excel and reply.

PowerPoint
Tell Me: Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide through the process as well as offer additional resources.

Reply with your edited presentation: No extra steps for editing an attachment and sending it back on the same thread. Just open Outlook from PowerPoint and reply.

The last time we saw a new build was only about three weeks ago, which included a number of new features, such as the ability to send Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents as a PDF.

Launched back in November, there are a few prerequisites for Office Insider for Android. You're going to need a device running at least Android 4.4, along with 1 GB RAM. You'll also need to head over to the Office Insider for Android community on Google+, join it, and register as a beta tester.

As you may have noticed from the feature list above, Outlook isn't included in the program, nor is there a separate preview for the app. There are, however, preview programs for Office Lens and OneDrive.

Source: Google+

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