Pralana Retirement Calculator on browser-based version of Excel?

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Pralana Retirement Calculator on browser-based version of Excel?

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Can Pralana Retirement Calculator run on Microsoft 365 browser-based version of Excel?

The 2021 PRC Gold User’s Manual page 181 says, "PRC is a macro-enabled Microsoft Excel file and is totally dependent upon a properly installed and corruption-free copy of Microsoft Excel."

According to Microsoft, the browser-based version of Excel “… some features may not be available”. Microsoft gives no specifics about the missing features.

I am running a Linux operating system and don't have a Windows machine.
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FYI

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I emailed the question to the author of Pralana Retirement Calculator and he said,
I seriously doubt that PRC will run on any browser-based version of Excel.
It makes extensive use of macros which, as far as I know, are not supported on browser-based versions of Excel.

Stuart Matthews
Further Googling found:

One option is to use a virtual machine to run both Windows and Linux on a PC.

Macros work on Windows and Mac desktop versions of Excel for Office 365.

From https://stackoverflow.com/questions/504 ... cel-macros
VBA is a COM technology that has a lot of dependencies on Windows-specific things.
Making VBA work on all the platforms Office 365 runs on is simply unrealistic, and isn't going to happen.
VBA code can be ported/rewritten in TypeScript, using office-js, from scratch.

From https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/office-js
OfficeJS is the new JavaScript extensibility model for Microsoft Office client applications.
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