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How to Update Microsoft Excel in 2 Methods

Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

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Although the subscription model is rising, some users still have the installed version of Excel. Microsoft still supports the software by sending updates from time to time. If you’re one of the lucky people that bought the app previously, read on to learn how to update it.

  1. On Windows

    How to Update Microsoft Excel

    Updating Excel is super easy and can be accomplished in a few clicks. Here are the steps you can take:

    – Open the program

    – Go to the “File” menu

    – Indicate if updates are available

    – Click “Update Options”

    – Select “Update Now”

    – Wait until they install

  2. On Mac

    How to Update Microsoft Excel

    If you own a MacOS device, the process is as follows:

    – Open Excel

    – Go to Help

    – Select the “Check for Updates” option

    – Click the “Automatically Download and Install” choice

    – Select the “Check for Updates” to initiate the download

    • Wait until the new version settles, and the program restarts

Can you activate automatic updates?

The automatic updates on Office apps, including Excel, are allowed only on Mac. Go to the “Updates” page on your Mac, as described above, and check the “Automatically keep the Microsoft Apps up to date” box. If you’ve downloaded the program from the App Store, go to the “Updates” page and click “Update All.” You can also open the beta channel to get the latest and greatest features before anyone else.

How to Update Microsoft Excel in 2 Methods
Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

I live in South Africa, Cape town, as a father of two children. I've been gaming almost all my life, with plenty of experience writing reviews and articles on the latest titles. With 15 years of experience in local government performing Facilities Management functions, I moved towards becoming CEO of my own company, Celenic Earth Publications, which serves to publish author's books, including my own. I'm a published author of horror and fantasy novels, while I also dabble in game and movie scriptwriting.

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