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After upgrade to High Sierra Excel crashes when I try to change a cell

Excel 15.39 and High Sierra. Changing a cell (whatever, for example a stupid =5000/2 to =(10000/2)/2 Excel crash. Please fix it as it become unuseful and very frustrating!

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    Federico Fumagalli shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminExcel Team [MSFT] (Admin, Office.com) responded  · 

    For the specific crash described with version 15.39, we are not receiving reports of this exact scenario. We continually monitor for crash reports that are submitted at the time of the crash as well as by feedback sent from within Excel (the smiley face button near the top right corner of the Excel window). Other comments here mention a variety of crashes, but we need more detail, such as exact build/version numbers, and exact steps that lead to the problem.

    This topic is closed, but again, we continually monitor for crash issues and release fixes each month.

    The best way to report a crash is to submit the crash information when prompted by the Microsoft Error Reporting dialog that shows up after a crash.

    Steve K [MS Excel]

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      • Manny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I do have this issue - and none of the things worked. Not safe mode, not a clean install. Excel crashes when I try to change fonts. Another stellar product from Microsoft!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Has anyone solved this yet? Almost every time I try to change the shading of a cell Excel hangs up!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Has anyone found a solution to this? Most of the time when I select a color to apply to cells it crashes and closes. Does this with some data sorting as well! Ugh

      • Juan Guerrero commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Im also having a ton of problems with excel crashing when I change font/cell color, it happens only when you look at the color display box for every feature.

      • Bob Khodjaev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same problem for Excel 2016 crashes when I try to change font color in few minutes when i start..

        Please advice how to fix it???

      • Jake Armstrong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We tracked our instance of this issue to the fact that the cell with the formula has Accounting format. With any other format it works fine.

        Can anyone else corroborate this?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same, Excel crashed every few minutes when I try to change the formatting such as cell color. I'm on Mac Os High Sierre 10.13.2.

      • Lisa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Excel 15.41 and High Sierra. Almost daily Excel will lock up. Usually when I am opening a file or trying to save a file. Then I cannot shut down properly. Please fix. Very frustrating!

      • Tor Espen Kristensen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I solved my problems by deleting all the files in Library/Preferences. That mean that I had to go through all my settings again (apps on dock, size of dock, etc).

      • Mounir Abou Atmeh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        after upgrade to high sierra , excel is crashing after changing cell color!
        please fix it as soon as possible

      • Jonathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on Apple mac - this is ridiculous - you encourage a free upgrade to High Sierra and now I cant use my version of excel - just a simple typing in of some new information on a continuous spreadsheet cannot be saved. This make the whole thing useless for me.
        Please fix this nonsense as soon as possible.
        By the way - why are there no warnings that this upgrade will render whole parts of a users information, or existing programs, to become useless.

      • Sharon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have the same problem, am unable to update, sort, or format cells. makes Excel useless. VERY FRUSTRATED!!

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