Office 2011 For Mac Access

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Office for Mac 2011, however, switched to a single activation code and to an install-based licensing plan, effectively halving the number of Macs on which a customer can install the program.

Applies to: Excel for Mac PowerPoint for Mac Word for Mac Office 2016 for Mac

Use the GrantAccessToMultipleFiles command to request access to multiple files at once in your Office 2016 for Mac solution.

Unlike other versions of Office apps that support VBA, Office 2016 for Mac apps are sandboxed. Sandboxing restricts the apps from accessing resources outside the app container. This affects any add-ins or macros that involve file access or communication across processes. Microsoft office 2011 free download - Microsoft Teams for Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2011, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook (64-bit), and many more programs. Support for Office for Mac 2011 ended on October 10, 2017. All of your Office for Mac 2011 apps will continue to function. However, you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks. Upgrade to a newer version of Office so you can stay up to date with all the latest features, patches, and security updates.

Unlike VBA macros in Office for Mac 2011, VBA macros in Office 2016 for Mac don't have access to external files by default. Because the Office 2016 for Mac apps are sandboxed, they do not have permission to access external files.

Existing macro file commands prompt the user for permission to access a file if the app doesn't have access to it. This means that macros that access external files cannot run unattended. The user must approve file access the first time each file is referenced. You can use the GrantAccessToMultipleFiles command to minimize the number of prompts in order to improve the user experience.

GrantAccessToMultipleFiles command

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Use the GrantAccessToMultipleFiles command to input an array of file paths and prompt the user for permission to access them.

fileArrayAn array of POSIX file paths

The command returns whether the user granted permission or not.

Return valueDescription
TrueThe user grants permission to the files.
FalseThe user denies permission to the files.
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After the user grants permissions, the permissions are stored with the app. The user doesn't need to grant permission to the file again.


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Mac users have several options for using Microsoft Access on their Macs.

Microsoft Office for Mac can do the following with Microsoft Access ACCDB and MDB files:

  • 2011 and 2016: Get data from an Access file into an Excel Table or Excel PivotTable
  • 2011 and 2016: Use Structured Query Language (SQL) in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and AppleScript automation
  • 2011 and 2016: Use the macro recorder to get started with code
  • 2011 only: Use a graphical user interface (Microsoft Query) to generate queries and reports from Microsoft Access
    • Excel 2016 users can only vote here and hope someday Microsoft will restore this essential functionality lost to cost cutting

Limitations of Office for Mac with Microsoft Access

  • Interaction with Access is Read-Only. Excel for Mac can not add, delete or modify records, fields, queries, views, tables or create anything new within Access.
  • Only tables and views are available from Access databases. Forms and reports in an Access database are not available to Excel for Mac.

I need all Access features. Can I run Microsoft Access on my Mac? Yes!

Microsoft Access 2016 is available as a stand-alone product. You will need to have Microsoft Windows installed on your Mac either in Apple's Boot-Camp or in a virtual machine (Parallels or VMware). Using a virtual machine allows you to run Wndows and Windows applications simultaneously with your Mac OS apps. I recommend at least 16 gigabytes of RAM for running a virtual machine on your Mac.
Click here to purchase Microsoft Access 2016 stand-alone edition from the Microsoft store
Click here to purchase Microsoft Windows 10 from
Click here to purchase Parallels Desktop virtual machine from


This tutorial explains how to query Microsoft Access tables using Excel for Mac.

  • Part 1 - Overview (Current page)
  • Part 2 - Connecting to Access (Next page)
  • Part 4 - Getting your data in Excel 2011
  • Part 4 - Getting your data in Excel 2016

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