Fixes or workarounds for recent issues in Excel for Mac

Last updated: October 13, 2017

Announcement

Microsoft Office support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Apple announced a major new version of macOS 10.13 High Sierra on June 5th, 2017. While the new operating system is not generally available to all users right away, developers and beta testers may have access to beta seeds. Read more in this article to learn about the supportability of running Office for Mac on 10.13 High Sierra.

Excel for Mac crashes and slow performance

Good news! There are no crash or slow performance issues affecting Excel for Mac currently. All cylinders are firing.

Issues affecting Excel for Mac features and add-ins

Last updated: October 19, 2017

ISSUE

When you click "Export to Excel" to export a SharePoint list on a Mac, it doesn't open the file in Excel for Mac and instead downloads the query.iqy file. This is working as expected as the internet query connection is not supported by Excel for Mac.

STATUS: WORKAROUND

If you have Excel for Windows, you can save the file as XLSX and then open it in Excel for Mac. You'll be able to see the data but you won't be able to refresh the data connection.

Last updated: October 13, 2017

ISSUE

When trying to filter a column that contains only date values, the filter list is empty, so you are not able to set the filter. This issue affects Excel 2016 for Mac version 15.38 and 15.39.

STATUS: WORKAROUND

We are actively working on a fix for this issue. As a workaround, you may be able to filter your data as needed using the filter options above the filter values list.

Excel for Mac filter date values

Last updated: October 4, 2017

ISSUE

We are aware of an issue affecting Excel 2016 for Mac users. Problems are reported rendering Excel worksheets, causing text to display as backwards or upside-down.

STATUS: WORKAROUND

This occurs on a Mac with macOS High Sierra beta and Excel 2016 for Mac Insider's Fast update. This should be resolved when the next Insider's Fast update is released.

As a workaround, you can uninstall the Excel 2016 for Mac Insider Fast version and install the production version of Excel on your Mac.

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