6 Major Differences between Excel 2016 for Windows and Excel 2016 for MAC

1.Excel for MAC does not support PowerPivot. Consequently, any pivot table based on the Excel Data Model will be unfilterable if the spreadsheet is opened by a MAC user.

  1. So will be any pivot table, that was created via the “Import from Microsoft Access Database” option as Excel for MAC does not support OLEDB connections, either.

It does work for ODBC connections, though, so this may be your workaround…

3. Excel for MAC does not support Pivot Charts. As a result, they will no longer be interactive and change simultaneously with their source Pivot Table but remain static screenshot-like graphs

4.Pivot table value filters on Excel for Mac can only be applied to the left-most value field. There’s no option to apply a value filter that has been placed in second or further position in the pivot table.

5. If you’re accustomed to using workbook and worksheet events for triggering your VBA routines, you’re in for a disappointment – none of these will execute on MAC.

6. Speaking of VBA codes, I cannot but mention that the VBA editor on Excel for Mac 2016 is in a very sorry state compared to its Windows counterpart:

(a) ”Properties'” window is missing

(b) So long about developing VBA User Forms

(c) Gone are the days when you could easily import or export your VBA codes collection, too

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