Even on modern PCs, large spreadsheets can sometimes seem to run at the speed of sludge. The Microsoft Excel blog runs through how to deal with one common reason for this problem: hidden objects in the spreadsheet introduced via indiscriminate cutting and pasting. Check the post for details on how to hunt down and remove those unwanted items. (Note to Microsoft: the ribbon doesn’t seem to make this particular common task any easier!)
Speed Up Excel Files By Removing Hidden Objects
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