How to Run Excel Client on Mac

On Macbooks with M1 processor it is not possible to run a virtual machine.

To run the Excel client on Mac using a virtual machine (VM):

  1. Prepare the VM machine.
    1. Download a prepared VM from the Microsoft website: 


    1. Unzip it using Unarchiver, as suggested by Microsoft. (With another tool you may get incorrect results.) If you download the VM in a ZIP file for VMWare, you should have three files.
    2. Start Fusion.
    3. Import the existing VM: navigate to the *.OVF file (one of the three in the unzipped folder). 
  1. In the running Windows 10 instance install:
    1. MS Excel (You can use Office 2016, there is no need to register it.)