DECREASING SIZE OF EXCEL FILE

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    Default DECREASING SIZE OF EXCEL FILE

     
    I HAVE AN EXCEL FILE WITH LOTS OF FORMULA'S AND CONDITIONAL FORMATTIG, THE SIZE IS TOUCHING 40 MB, CAN SOMEBODY GUIDE ME TO DECREASE THE SIZE OF THIS FILE, SO THAT THIS CAN BE ACCESSSED FASTER.

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    Default Re: DECREASING SIZE OF EXCEL FILE

    For starters, delete all unused ranges.

    (And then type in sentence case - it's much easier to read )

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    Default Re: DECREASING SIZE OF EXCEL FILE

    Can I suggest you taking a look at this topic :

    http://www.mrexcel.com/board2/viewtopic.php?t=49751

    Have a special look at:

    Point 3 in first part
    Point 12, 13, 14 of second part
    Mat
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    Default Re: DECREASING SIZE OF EXCEL FILE

    Quote Originally Posted by OWAIZ
    I HAVE AN EXCEL FILE WITH LOTS OF FORMULA'S AND CONDITIONAL FORMATTIG, THE SIZE IS TOUCHING 40 MB, CAN SOMEBODY GUIDE ME TO DECREASE THE SIZE OF THIS FILE, SO THAT THIS CAN BE ACCESSSED FASTER.

    THANKS & REGARDS
    OWAIZ
    A common mistake that drastically increases the size of a file is formatting entire rows or columns. Try this to find out. Press Ctrl+Home to go to the top left of the active sheet (usually A1) unless you have clicked on Freeze Panes. Then press Ctrl+End, this will take you to the lower right hand corner of the active sheet. You should have data entered in rows and columns showing. If the cursor goes to never-never land. You need to select the area from where your active data ends and do a Edit Clear All. save the file (Excel does not release this area from memory until it is saved). If this does not release the area you may have to delete Rows and/or Cols and save to free up this memory.

    I have spreadsheets with 106 sheets which do not excedd 3 MB's in size.
    Started building macros in Lotus 123, then Quattro Pro and now program in Excel VBA.

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    Default Re: DECREASING SIZE OF EXCEL FILE

      
    Excellent pointer
    Worth noting, very much

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