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    Non-VBA related question for MAC users

    I picked up macbook pro over the holidays but found out an excel plugin won't work w/ the mac office version. The support for the plugin said you have to parallels -> Window Version of Office.

    Aside from this first issue (the mac has since been returned pending my coming up with a solution), what other issues have people encountered trying to use a Mac with excel?

    The plugin in question is capitaliq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grichey View Post
    I picked up macbook pro over the holidays but found out an excel plugin won't work w/ the mac office version. The support for the plugin said you have to parallels -> Window Version of Office.

    Aside from this first issue (the mac has since been returned pending my coming up with a solution), what other issues have people encountered trying to use a Mac with excel?

    The plugin in question is capitaliq.
    Hi Gavin,

    Big time Mac fan since 1986. I've used Office on my Mac forever with no issues, until I started getting into VBA just a few weeks ago. VBA in Excel is very buggy, and the experience pales in comparison to running VBA on Windows. I went with Parallels on my Mac, installed Office, and I couldn't be happier.The best of both worlds IMHO.

    Kevin

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    I would totally agree with Kevin. Either use a VM or Boot Camp.
    Although VBA in Mac Office is getting better (I'm ignoring 2008 which was an abomination in most respects for me) it's a long way behind Windows versions. It's still missing features, arguments, the VBE is awful and it's much much slower to run. To be honest, I don't like Mac Excel much even ignoring VBA because so many keyboard shortcuts are different/don't exist.
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