Office 2016 for Mac is here!

While I don’t use a Mac, I can appreciate cross-platform capabilities. That and my wife uses a Mac. So I’m excited to let you know that Office 2016 for Mac is finally here!

7-9-2015 9-10-14 AM

Here’s what you need to know:

One thing you might notice is how much this looks like Office 2013 for PC, and how different it looks from Office 2011 for Mac. This is great news! Basically this means we’re getting more parity between the Office programs across platforms. If you’ve used both PC and Mac versions of Office you know how different they are, and it’s always been a sore spot with users, because you have to learn the same program all over again.

The most exciting thing: Excel has Slicers!! A big sore spot with multi-platform users has been Slicers have only been available for PC versions of the program. I’m very excited to see this make it’s way to the Mac version. (Note this is for PivotTables only, not Tables, unfortunately. One battle at a time. šŸ™‚ )

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8 thoughts on “Office 2016 for Mac is here!

  1. I’m an advanced Office 2003/7 Excel user (Windows). I’ve recently been using Excel for Mac 2011 and while you can do a lot of things with the Mac version, learning how to do them a different way for Mac makes it a royal pain in the proverbial. Ultimately, all the design has gone into the first Windows version and in the Windows environment is an awesome tool. On a complex file, you might as well be learning a new application. I don’t have the time to effectively learn a new application, so will be Windowsizing my Mac solely to use Office.

    1. You share the view of the masses here. Mac Excel is a work in progress. I’ve been playing with it a little recently, and I’ve run into so many problems, it’s such a pain in the butt. I couldn’t agree more. šŸ™‚

  2. Anyone found a way to use a slicer on PivotCharts? seems to work for the tables, but doesn’t update the charts.

  3. How do i insert the slicer i have a mac with 2016 excel and have a pivot table but am unable to insert the slicer

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