Fixes or workarounds for recent issues in Excel for Mac

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When you click a hyperlink to open a file or folder, it may not open a Finder window to show the folder or it may not open the linked file.


This issue has been fixed in version 16.11.0 or higher. To get the latest update, open Excel for Mac, go to the Help > Check for Updates menu, and follow the instructions in the AutoUpdate app. For the most recent information on this issue, go to Problem opening files or folders via hyperlinks in Excel 2016 for Mac.

Last updated: October 4, 2017


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.


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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