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Learn about the reasons why Microsoft Excel Macro runs slow and get tips to fix it.
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that would allow you to enter numerical values or data into the rows and columns present on the spreadsheet. These numerical entries would be used for calculations, statistical analysis and graphs. When you are looking at the Microsoft Excel screen you would be able to see a rectangular table or grid of rows and columns. These horizontal rows are being identified by numbers (1, 2, 3). It is seen that the vertical columns are with letters of the alphabet (A,B,C). In the case of columns beyond 26, they are being identified by two or more letters such as AA, AB, and AC. Microsoft Excel Macros are treated as a special feature in Microsoft Excel. This would allow you to perform the common tasks automatically.
Following are the symptoms, causes and the tips to solve the slow running of Microsoft Excel Macros:
- Reasons for slow Microsoft Excel Macro
- Tips to solve the issues
It is seen that when you execute a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications(VBA) Macro in a later version of Microsoft Excel, the Macro would take a longer time to complete its process. In earlier versions of Microsoft Excel this issue is not much severe. That means a macro which requires several seconds to complete in an earlier version of Microsoft Excel might require several minutes to complete its process in a later version of Microsoft Excel. The other thing is that if you are running a Macro a second time, the Macro might take twice as long in order to run as it did at the first time.
Reasons for slow Microsoft Excel Macro
If you have performed an operation which has forced Microsoft Excel to calculate page breaks this issue would arise. Microsoft Excel would calculate page breaks when you perform some operations. They are, when you display a print preview of your worksheet, when you click Page set-up in the File menu in the Microsoft Excel 2003 and earlier versions. This slow Macro would also arise when you select Page break check box which is on the View tab of the Options dialog box. This issue would also occur if the Macro sets any page set-up property, or if you have manually set a page set-up property.
You need to manually disable the page breaks display. For doing that firstly click Options on the Tools menu. Then you need to click View tab. After that, under Windows options, you have to click to clear the Page breaks check box. Then click OK. These are for Microsoft Excel 2003.In the case of Microsoft Excel 2007 firstly click the Microsoft Office button, and then click Microsoft Excel Options. After doing that click the advanced category. You need to click to clear the Show page breaks check box which is found under the Display options for this worksheet section.
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