Is ASAP Utilities also available for the Apple Mac?Date: 28 june 2005, updated on 16 august 2012
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Is ASAP Utilities also available for the Apple Macintosh versions of Excel?
Unfortunately, not there isn't, we don't have a special edition for the Mac editions of MS Excel. But you can use a workaround to use ASAP Utilities on your Apple Mac.
was dropped with the release of Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, in favor of AppleScript. Microsoft, however, has also clearly stated that they have no plans to remove VBA from the Windows version of Office.
Removing VBA support requires a complete rewrite of ASAP Utilities in a new programming language and that is not something we have planned to do in a near future.
Support for VBA (standard Excel macros) is back in Mac Office 2011
Good news, MS has brought back the support for macros written in VBA (the default for macros) in Mac Office 2011.
Unfortunately still not fully compatible with the Excel for Windows
The latest version of Mac Office still doesn't supports COM add-ins. ASAP Utilities consists of two type of add-ins. The first is a common "Excel Add-in" (ASAP Utilities.xla), the second is "COM Add-in" (ASAP_Utilities.dll), which is faster then a general Excel Add-in and less easy to crack and for these reasons contains nearly all of the macros. Unfortunately this second type of add-in still isn't supported by the Mac edition of Excel.
System RequirementsDetailed information about the system requirements of ASAP Utilities.
Workaround to run Windows (and ASAP Utilities) on your Mac
From the Apple website:
"Have a Windows application you need to use once in a while? No problem. Every new Mac lets you install and run Windows at native speeds, using a built-in utility called Boot Camp.
Setup is simple and safe for your Mac files. After you’ve completed the installation, you can boot up your Mac using either Mac OS X or Windows. (That’s why it’s called Boot Camp.) Or if you want to run Windows and Mac applications at the same time — without rebooting — you can install Windows using VMware or Parallels software."
With one of these workarounds you are able to run the Windows version of Excel. And then you can benefit from all the tools in ASAP Utilities to help you otherwise perhaps with the tedious and time-consuming tasks.
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