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#1 bobsmith76   User is offline

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is it just me or is excel for mac chock full of bugs

Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:26 PM

there are some software that i use everyday, are highly complex, and to mind work almost perfectly. these are: chrome browser, pycharm, mac os. i have had very few problems with these apps. pycharm, for example, i would say, crashes about once every two months and it is simply an enormously powerful app. the same cannot be said for excel for mac 2016. i've been using that app since as far back as i can remember and it has always been enormously bug prone. excel for mac 2011 would crash roughly once a day, if not more than that. i was hoping that by upgrading to the 2016 version that they would finally bring it to perfection just like chrome browser or pycharm, but alas they have not! they have gotten rid of some bugs but only introduced others! it still crashes once a day if not more. the software in some areas is only a very minor improvement over excel for mac 2011, but given the fact that they've introduced bugs elsewhere, it is even tempting to say that the current excel for mac is even worse than the 2011 version! am i the only one who is making this observation or have others noticed this as well?

again, i want to be clear: i'm not saying that excel has to be perfect. every software has bugs, but there is a big difference between encountering a bug every hour and encountering a bug once a month. chrome and pycharm have demonstrated that it is possible to build complex software which rarely produces a bug. excel has failed to do that.

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Re: is it just me or is excel for mac chock full of bugs

Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:44 PM

what's the crash reports? Granted I distain the feel of mac's, but outside of insane equations I haven't ever crashed excel.
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Re: is it just me or is excel for mac chock full of bugs

Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:40 AM

Speaking of crash reports, do you send in your crash reports? Did you opt-in to the telemetry?

When I used to work for MS, we paid very close attention to the crash reports and telemetry. The former drove a lot of the bugs being given priority in the database. The latter helped correlate not only what features are being used most, but if those crashes were in commonly used features.
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Re: is it just me or is excel for mac chock full of bugs

Posted 23 August 2018 - 02:19 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 22 August 2018 - 10:44 PM, said:

what's the crash reports? Granted I distain the feel of mac's, but outside of insane equations I haven't ever crashed excel.


I got tired of paying attention to that. essentially i gave up hope that excel for mac would get better a long time ago. i guess excel for pc works ok.

View PostSkydiver, on 23 August 2018 - 06:40 AM, said:

When I used to work for MS,


cool, you used to work for MS. what was it like?
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