I am on Mac 10.11.6 El Capitan Excel version 14.7.2

I will be grateful for your help. I am truly concerned - I can't use the Insert tab in Excel for Mac; if I try to insert anything in any file - symbol, picture, etc - Excel crashes, opens an Error reporting window (see attached).

Here is what I get from the information part of that error window:

Blame Module Name: MicrosoftComponentPlugin Blame Module Version: Blame Module Offset: 0x00149510

How can I solve this? Please, advice me. enter image description here

EDIT: Updated Excel to the 14.7.4 version. Still the same problem.

Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 
2.0 Error Signature: 
Date/Time: 2017-06-02 08:50:14 +0000 
Application Name: Microsoft Excel Application 
Bundle ID: com.microsoft.Excel 
Application Signature: XCEL 
Application Version: Crashed Module 
Name: merp Crashed Module Version: 
Crashed Module Offset: 0x00004422 
Blame Module Name: MicrosoftComponentPlugin 
Blame Module Version: 
Blame Module Offset: 0x00149510 
Application LCID: 1033

Thank you very much!

  • First thing I'd do is get it up to date & test again 14.7.4 is latest. – Tetsujin Jun 2 '17 at 7:17
  • @Tetsujin Well, MS didn't suggest to do that yet. I get automatic notification on updates, none has been shown yet. Edit: I have just found this update. Installing now. Let's see if it fixes the issue. I'll be back. Thank you. – Vitale Jun 2 '17 at 8:36
  • very much out of left field.. a test. What view-type do you have in the open/save dialogs? Icon & coverflow have been known to crash certain apps, column & list are fine [I have no idea if Office is affected, but it's worth a try] – Tetsujin Jun 2 '17 at 8:53
  • @Tetsujin I deleted my previous reply because it looked messy; edited the original post. As to your last comment above, sorry, but I don't understand what you mean. I wonder if there might be an issue with some Plugin as I see a line saying Blame Module Name: MicrosoftComponentPlugin Blame Module Version: , but I have no idea what it means. – Vitale Jun 2 '17 at 9:03
  • Any Finder window has 4 view types. Pick any window & try Cmd/1 then Cmd/2..3..4 to see icon, list, column & coverflow. The same is possible from any file-picker sheet [open or save dialog]. – Tetsujin Jun 2 '17 at 9:06

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