Excel for Mac: are you freaking kidding me??

Still too bad, so sad.

So here we are. It’s 2019. We have Office 2019. And Excel for Mac is still a half-arsed, crippled piece of crap from a programming perspective. (from a normal user perspective, it may be just a slow, slightly embarrassing cousin of the Windows versions).

Userform designer? No. I mean seriously: it’s been three years at least; do you even care?

Properly functioning VB Editor? No. See above.

VBA performance on any sort of par with Windows? No. Maybe with 2007? Which was crap.

BI tools? No. This at least I can understand, sort of.

Anything that makes it great? Well, no. Oh wait – at least it’s not Numbers. I think that basically is the benchmark.

In all honesty, there might be some good points if you’ve never used Windows Excel, but if you have, you’ll be scrabbling for any sort of VM where you can run a full, proper version of Excel.

You are, of course, free to disagree with me, and if you do, I’d love to know why. I’m unlikely to agree with you, but at least I’ll have some more data for my clinical studies…

2 thoughts on “Excel for Mac: are you freaking kidding me??

  1. RV says:

    It’s more like Cousin IT.

    If I recall, MSFT even had different VB engine for Mac for a number of years. It didn’t even support custom typed arrays.

    I can’t seem to EDIT my userforms on a Mac. Any ideas on that?

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