Microsoft Excel 2011

Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac Preview 14.0.0

Microsoft Excel better than ever for Mac

IMPORTANT NOTE: Microsoft Excel 2011 free trial is no longer available. It has been replaced by a free trial of Office 365. The download for this program takes you to the Office 365 sign-up page. View full description

PROS

  • Much better OS X integration
  • Integration with SkyDrive and SharePoint
  • Lots of new and interesting templates
  • Ribbon and Spotlight integration
  • Document sharing and colloboration much improved
  • Integrated with Office 365

CONS

  • Doesn't support 64-bit

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Microsoft Excel 2011 free trial is no longer available. It has been replaced by a free trial of Office 365. The download for this program takes you to the Office 365 sign-up page.

Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac is the latest version of the most popular spreadsheet application in the world, now with the added bonus of much better OS X integration.

Microsoft Excel 2011 is part of Microsoft Office 2011 and has been given a through revamp since Office 2008 including a slicker OS X style interface, lots of new templates and new sharing options. It's also now part of Office 365 which integrates Microsoft Office with the Cloud.

The biggest innovation has been the introduction of the Ribbon to Microsoft Excel 2011 which makes navigating and editing your documents much easier and brings it into line with the Windows version. Spotlight is also now supported to make searching documents much easier on your Mac.

All the old features are there including the advanced filtering and analyzing of data plus a few more useful analyzing options that make Excel such a powerful tool. You'll also notice that the new Excel is much lighter on resources than previous releases - it leaves hardly any footprint on your CPU resources. Finally, sharing and collaborating on documents has been made much easier thanks to integration with SkyDrive and SharePoint. Note however that at the moment, Microsoft Excel 2011 is only available in a 32-bit version.

Microsoft Excel 2011 is a much improved version of the famous spreadsheet tool that takes full advantage of OS X.

Insights are all in the data

Lay out your data
Organize your numeric or text data in spreadsheets or workbooks. Viewing it in context helps you make more informed decisions.

Reformat and rearrange it
As you look at different configurations, Excel learns and recognizes your pattern and auto-completes the remaining data for you. No formulas or macros required. The Tell Me search feature guides you to the feature commands you need to get the results you are looking for.

Do your analysis
Excel will perform complex analyses for you. And it summarizes your data with previews of pivot-table options, so you can compare them and select the one that tells your story best.

Get a better picture of your data

Flow into charts and graphs
Excel can recommend the charts and graphs that best illustrate your data patterns. Quickly preview your options and pick those that present your insights most clearly.

Find your best storyline
Discover and compare different ways to represent your data and your intents visually. When you see the one that shows your data best, apply formatting, sparklines, charts, and tables with a single click.

Highlight trends and patterns
Make it easy to spot trends and patterns in your data by using bars, colors and icons to visually highlight important values.


Add another set of eyes

Share from the cloud
Make sure everyone has the latest version by sharing your workbooks in the cloud with OneDrive or SharePoint, so others can view, edit, and collaborate. Or simply email or instant message as an attachment.

Collaborate in real time
Once you’ve saved your spreadsheet to OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint you and your team can work together in real-time with Excel Online.

Microsoft Excel 2011

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Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac Preview 14.0.0

— User reviews — about Microsoft Excel 2011

  • 1950gilly

    by 1950gilly

    "Sooo much better!!!"

    I had the 2008 version on my Mac and the University Lab had Windows latest version.... now I don't feel like a poor cous... More.

    reviewed on February 13, 2012