Fix: Excel for Mac error message “The application Microsoft Excel quit unexpectedly”

This article may interest you, If when you launch Excel for Mac or when you try to open a new Excel workbook and the program closes unexpectedly.

Additionally, you receive this error message:

The application Microsoft Excel quit unexpectedly. Mac OS X and other applications are not affected. Click relaunch to launch the application again. Click report to see more details or send a report to Apple

To resove this issue, Microsoft KB975724 recommends you try these methods depending on your version of Office:
1. Quit all programs and close all windows
2. Remove Excel Preferences
3. Peform clean boot
4. Remove and then reinstall Office
5. Use the “Repair Disk Permissions” option

This fix applies to Excel 2004 for Mac, Excel 2008 for Mac and Excel for Mac 2011


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