Excel Question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by celticfan11, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. celticfan11

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    So i have office 2003 which runs perfect except Excel. Certain things in excel take FOREVER to accomplish. Forinstance if i click on a cell and BOLD it, it takes about 2-3 seconds to apply. Adding color takes about the same time. This is very annoying, reinstalling it didnt help. Anyone have any ideas? It has been doing it for months. I just now decided to address it.

    Edit/ Cut and paste takes forever, so does as well as adding italics and underlining.
     
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  2. Johnny

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    It could be the processor is running to high .. With it running bring up task manager and see what is running and how much processor and memory it is using.
     
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    while this 3 second lag happens it uses like 3% of my processor (3.2ghz intel) and excel uses 10K ram i have 1 gig.. so that isnt it
     
  4. it happened to me too im guessing that's how they want it to work maybe
     
  5. celticfan11

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    gay
     
  6. Johnny

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    I don't have any probs with mine .. It could also be if you are running an anitvirus. Certian ones will slow certian progams down more than others ...
     
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    i dont have an antivirus program at the present time :)
     
  8. LeeJend

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    I just checked Excel 2002 and 2003 neither shows any significant delay in coloring or bolding a cell. Even on my slow clunky RAM deficient P4 at work.

    Try turning macro's off and check if the recursion is turned on and set to a high number.

    PS Only an idiiot runs without antivirus these days. You could have a macro virus running and interfering with Excel.
     
  9. tdinc

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    have you applied all the office service packs and updates? that may help.
    there have been some bugs that have been patched by M$.

    updates page

    try defraging your hard drive. it should increase your drive performance and may speed up office. also try adding more ram....from what i read. excel "office" uses alot of memory....
     
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  11. celticfan11

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    reinstalling windows solved this :)
     
  12. Johnny

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    installing windows shows that there was a incompatability somewhere ..