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    Excel for Mac - help me!

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    Question Excel for Mac - help me!
    I really hope I've posted this in the right bit of the forum. Apologies if I'm in the wrong place.<p /><p />I'm relatively new to Mac and still finding my way around my new 13inch Macbook Pro. I bought Office Home & Student for Mac and have been using it very happily, until I came to try and format a cell comment on Excel. I've googled the problem extensively and can find a myriad of solutions for Windows Excel, but the same menu options just aren't there on the Mac version!<p /><p />Essentially what I'm trying to do is import a photo into a comment so that it pops up when I hover over the cell. Right-clicking the comment box and changing the background options on Windows Excel will achieve this, but when I choose the menu option to "Format Comment' in Mac Excel, it only gives me the option to alter the font, not do anything that will result in me having a picture in there.<p /><p />Is this simply not possible in the Mac version or am I missing something blindingly obvious?

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    Excel for Mac - help me!
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    Hi there! As much as i cant help you with office, a little known bit of information is that if your version of office:mac is a retail version, you get 90 days of free technical support from microsoft, so give em a call and let it all out (as long as your within 90 days of buying it that is)
    0870 60 10 100

    All the best

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    Excel for Mac - help me!
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    Have you updated to version 12.2.4 which did update Excel?

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    Excel for Mac - help me!
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    Harry, you're assuming Office 2008, I assume, because I have 2004, and 11.5.6 is the latest Excel update. The OP doesn't indicate which version, only a clue that it might have been purchased recently.

    In any case, if no answer is found here: Excel Help, or The Missing Manual for your version of Office, or this forum: Excel Questions - MrExcel Message Board

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    Excel for Mac - help me!
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    'New to the Mac' and "bought Office" indicates Office 2008 to me and my version of Excel sure is 12.2.4. We do need that info OP.

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    Excel for Mac - help me!
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    harry, just to be clear... I meant that the latest Excel update number for Office 2004 is not the same as for Office 2008. And yes, I know you picked up on the clues, and I think you're probably correct.

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