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2007 version running SLOW!!

I just upgraded from Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 on an Inspiron 9400 with 2GB of RAM and performance REALLY took a dive. Just to resize a column, I can just about count to 10. Is this because of some plug-ins? Anyone think of anything else it could be? I'd hate to re-install 2003 =( Thanks!

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Excel 2003 does not support beyond 7 step of logical formula.is this facility available in any excel version.

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Are you trying to open a .xls file instead of an .xlsx file? Xlsx is the excel 2007 file format. Another cause could be a lack of free space on your hard drive. Uninstalling the 2003 version or defragging could do it. One last question: XP or Vista? I find Office 2007 works better with Vista. Good Luck! ---- JG

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Are you trying to open a .xls file instead of an .xlsx file? Xlsx is the excel 2007 file format. Another cause could be a lack of free space on your hard drive. Uninstalling the 2003 version or defragging could do it. One last question: XP or Vista? I find Office 2007 works better with Vista. Good Luck! ---- JG

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Memory is used up by excel


I don't think you can. It's a real resource hog especially if youre using 2010/13. See below.

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Did you get this laptop with the Windows 7 installed or you upgraded from a lower version to Windows 7?


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    SOOO SLOOOWW!!! Excel 2007


    Are you trying to open a .xls file instead of an .xlsx file? Xlsx is the excel 2007 file format. Another cause could be a lack of free space on your hard drive. Uninstalling the 2003 version or defragging could do it. One last question: XP or Vista? I find Office 2007 works better with Vista. Good Luck! ---- JG

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