Software : Microsoft : Excel for Mac

Microsoft Excel for Mac

(as of 11/11/2015)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Industry-standard, widely used spreadsheet program
  • Basic and advanced data manipulation
  • PivotTables for summarizing data
  • Support for large data sets
  • Can import and export data in many different formats
  • Complex mathematical formula support
  • Advanced support for VBScript scripting
  • Sparklines for detecting data trends

Microsoft Excel for Mac is a widely used spreadsheet program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. It allows you to organize, analyze, manipulate, and visualize data.

Excel for Mac provides workbooks that are divided by tabbed worksheets that can be edited independently. Contained within each worksheet is a grid of cells, which can be formatted in a variety of ways. Excel for Mac allows you to perform basic tasks, such as sorting data and creating simple formulas. The program also comes with advanced capabilities, such as Sparklines for detecting trends within your data, VBScript macro scripting, and PivotTables for summarizing your data. Excel for Mac saves workbooks in the Office Open XML (OOXML) .XLSX format, while still supporting the older .XLS format.

The spreadsheet application provides thousands of online templates that are available for download within the user interface. This gives users many different options for out-of-the-box styling, formatting, and mathematical computation, allowing them to focus on the data rather than extensive amounts of time on presentation. For example, financial templates can be downloaded by home or business users for tracking income, expenses, and transactions, as well as for automatically generating summary graphs. Excel for Mac also provides rich tools for visualizing data such as bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, and scatter plots, as well as more complex ones for more in-depth analysis.

Excel for Mac is a great program for managing your data. It provides advanced data organization and analysis tools and is an industry-standard spreadsheet program. Microsoft Excel for Mac is a great choice for organizing, analyzing, manipulating, and visualizing your data.

▶ Primary file extension

.XLSX – Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet

▶ Other file extensions used by Microsoft Excel for Mac 2016

Supported File Types
.CRTXOffice 2007 Chart Template File
.CSVComma Separated Values File
.DQYExcel Query File
.EFTXOffice 2007 Theme Effect File
.MHTMHTML Web Archive
.ODCOffice Data Connection File
.ODSOpenDocument Spreadsheet
.PRNLotus 1-2-3 Formatted Text File
.SLKSymbolic Link File
.THMXOffice 2007 Theme File
.TSVTab Separated Values File
.UDCXUniversal Data Connection File
.UDFExcel User Defined Function
.XLExcel Spreadsheet
.XLAExcel Add-In File
.XLAMExcel Open XML Macro-Enabled Add-In
.XLBExcel Toolbars File
.XLCExcel Chart
.XLKExcel Backup File
.XLLExcel Add-In File
.XLMExcel Macro
.XLRWorks Spreadsheet
.XLSExcel Spreadsheet
.XLSBExcel Binary Spreadsheet
.XLSHTMLMicrosoft Excel HTML Spreadsheet
.XLSMExcel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet
.XLSMHTMLMicrosoft Excel MIME HTML Spreadsheet
.XLTExcel Template
.XLTHTMLMicrosoft Excel HTML Spreadsheet Template
.XLTMExcel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet Template
.XLTXExcel Open XML Spreadsheet Template
.XLVExcel Visual Basic Module
.XLWExcel Workspace File
Additional Related File Formats
.DATAAnalysis Studio Offline Data File
.DBFDatabase File
.DEXExcel Spreadsheet
.DIFData Interchange Format
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document
.GRAMicrosoft Graph File
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.IIFIntuit Interchange Format File
.IQYInternet Query
.OLBOLE Object Library
.RDFReport Definition File
.RELSOpen Office XML Relationships File
.RLERun Length Encoded Bitmap
.SKVSemicolon Separated Values File
.TABTab Separated Data File
.TDLTab Delineated Format File
.TSVTab Separated Values File
.TXTPlain Text File
.WK1Lotus Worksheet
.WK2Lotus 2 Worksheet
.WK3Lotus 3 Worksheet
.WK4Lotus 4 Worksheet
.WK5Lotus 5 Worksheet
.WKSWorks Spreadsheet
.WKSLotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet
.WQ1Quattro Pro for DOS Spreadsheet File
.XLWExcel Workbook

Updated: November 11, 2015