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Microsoft Excel files: File size becomes very big while saving.

I make my invoices of about 50-80 rows x 12 columns in Excel. Normally, till one year ago the average file size was about 20KB. But since a year, my laptop started throwing problems in Excel. My file sizes started ballooning ..every new file saved was between 5 - 30 MBs! Working on these saved files have become impossible..as they are too slow, and often hang while performing a function..I have tried many anti virus programs, and tune ups for the computer..the same problems..no change!!!
I was using Windows XP .. so used to save files in the 97-2003 format. I wondered if that was the problem and started saving them in Auto format..no improvement. Then I tried deleting, the borders and colourings..in the end deleted all data in a file to see if this was increasing the size..no significant change in the file size.Just saving a blank sheet was making it so abnormally heavy.
Then I downloaded these files into my new notebook which had Excel 98 version...the same problems here too! Then I re-installed Excel, latest version..but no results !!!
Although I am not using Microsoft Word all that much I have not seen any problems there. Though right in the start before I had done those virus scans and re-installations..Word had showed some problems with speed. But there has been no problems there lately ..so it looks like an Excel problem.
What can I do? Can you help?

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    No luck with options 1 and 2, have tried all that. But what is a macro? and what is an over sized one?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Same exact issue. Excel 2000, huge file size suddenly

    no macros, no ghost users, not a huge amount of data

    previous version of same doc is 5mb, current version of doc is almost 33mb

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    Some of my execel files have become bigger and are now slow to work on.

  • smartmind_25 May 11, 2010



    Macro is a external add-in ,R u pasting any screens or logos in your invoces?





    just disable all add ins(got ot tools menu --> add-ins Disable not required add-ins possiblly all)

    and turn of track changes

  • Peter Sturniolo
    Peter Sturniolo May 11, 2010

    Macros can be access via the Tools menu, or by pressing Alt+F8. Macros are essentially just a set of commands that run as a single operation. They should be less than 2 lines long.

  • Peter Sturniolo
    Peter Sturniolo May 11, 2010

    A couple things to check...


    1. Make sure there are no hidden rows or columns.

    2. Make sure there are no over-sized macros.

    3. Try deleting an entire row or column. (By right-clicking and selecting Delete from the drop menu, not by using the Delete button on the keyboard)

    Hopefully one of those options will make the file size smaller.

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Whenever Excel closes unexpectedly, "ghost users" can remain in a "shared" workbook. Excel tracks changes in order to synchronize between users, resulting in huge file sizes. In order to fix the problem click Share Workbook (Review tab, Changes group in 2007 or Tools/Share Workbook in earlier). On the Editing tab see if there are any "Users" using the workbook. If so, remove them by clicking "Remove User." When you save again, the file should be back to normal. Being this is a Microsoft product, I want to re-emphasize the word "should" from my previous sentence...

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I had the same problem too.. but what i did is to open Access, import the excel file data then copy it to a new sheet & re-do the formatting....

If I copied anything from the problematic excel file and paste it to a new file, the problem will still persist.

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While there are many software programs available that promise to shrink Excel files, there are many ways to reduce the bulk without downloading a new application.

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4. Click the "Clear" drop-down in the "Editing" group in Excel 2007 and select "Clear All."
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Try reducing the size of your Excel files in different ways to eliminate your storage problems.
Remove unnecessary graphics and fonts from the Excel file.
Simple report data doesn't need a lot of excess formatting to make it attractive.
If you need to keep different fonts in your file, reduce some of the font sizes you originally used.
Reduce the number of pivot tables you allow in your data analysis.
Run your pivot table wizard when dealing with involved calculations.
When given options to format the file, choose those that allow the data to refresh instead of adding a new table.


Input your data, close the file and save as an Excel (XLS format) file and as an HTML (XML format) file.
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Check into file compression software such as OzGrid.
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