EXCEL (Office 2008) running slowly, freezing?

annettest

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Hi everyone:

I have not used EXCEL much since I was using Office 2004. I now run Office 2008.

Today my boss and I were looking at plots in EXCEL (Office 2008) on separate computers (Macs). On both computers, EXCEL was extremely slow and it kept crashing. We were looking at different plots and we even created new plots, so the problem is not that the plots are corrupted. The versions of Office that we have were installed from separate sources. We are concerned because we are going to need to use EXCEL a lot from now on.

I would very much appreciate any advice about this problem... Has anyone heard whether there are problems with EXCEL plots in Office 2008? If the are known problems, are there any fixes? Any other tips/advice?

Thanks a lot!
 

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annettest

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Hi Sadi:

Thanks for your help. My boss has a new Mac with hardly anything on it, so I don't think it is the RAM. Mine is pretty juiced-up on RAM too.

Thank you!
 

RoryA

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Are both machines fully patched? I don't have any real speed or stability issues with XL2008.
 

annettest

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Hi rorya:

What does "fully patched" mean? I have never come across that term. Thanks for your help.
 

RoryA

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I mean that office update has been run - there have been a few updates since the suite was released.
 

annettest

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Yes, we have made sure to get all the updates. Thanks.
 

RoryA

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You may want to have a look at this thread at Mactopia and see if it is relevant to your problem.
 

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