Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macdaddy121, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2003
    I am starting a new job in a week and I am going to need a computer that has excel. Does anyone know if the excel on Mac's and the excel on Windows is the same. I have heard it is a little bit different. I have heard the formula writing uses different key strokes and such.

    If anyone can give me any advice on this I would be much appreciative. Thank you very much.
  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Writing formulas is the same - and they work in the same way.

    The difference I notice is when dragging and copying cells around. You have to relearn the differences between control drag on Windows and Opt/Ctrl drag on the Mac but it's pretty straightforward. The way that the Mac autofills cells is much better - much easier if you're doing things with lists and plan to use a pivot or filter later.

    I have several large 20,000 rows and 30 column spreadsheets that happily (well, aside from the size of them) transfer between a PC at work and my Mac at home.

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