Optimizing Microsoft Excel 2010 to make it respond faster
A problem that majority of the users face is that Microsoft Excel 2010 responds really slow when there’s considerable amount of data stored in it. When the size of the file gets bigger because of the data, Microsoft Excel 2010 responds really slowly. Sometimes, even saving a file would take time that’s longer than the usual time. So, do you know anything that helps? Do you have any tips that help Microsoft Excel 2010 respond faster at times like that? We do. Here are a few tips that help you in optimizing Microsoft Excel 2010 to make it respond faster.
Picture links were known as snapshots in Microsoft Excel 2003. These picture links help you a lot in creating dashboards and reports. These picture links are also responsible for slowing down Microsoft Excel 2010. Do not add more number of picture links to your Microsoft Excel 2010 files to ensure that it will still respond to your requests in the usual time. Also, if you use more number of dynamic changes in those picture links in your file, it will drastically hamper the speed of Microsoft Excel 2010. Keep that number to a minimum for better results.
Too much data
Restructure the data and do not save the data that you do not need. Loading too much data in Microsoft Excel 2010 also reduces the response time of the application. Do not create your charts which have too many data points. Having too many data points will only mean, you’ll have to start eating popcorn while you’re working on Microsoft Excel 2010. Split the data into various workbooks in case you have to. If don’t need everything in once workbook, there’s no reason for the excessive data to sit in the application. It would only slow down the application.
Another thing that slows down the performance of Microsoft Excel 2010 is the fancy formatting that people use for their tables and charts. We all know that presentation is necessary when it comes to numbers otherwise they look plain, simple and boring. But going overboard with the formatting is where you need to draw the line. Do not use too many fonts in your Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook. Also, using the 3D features or effects like shadows and reflections in the charts slows down Microsoft Excel 2010. Be it the regular data, or the tables and charts – keep the formatting to bare minimum.