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Scrolling is slow/laggy in Page Layout View (where page margins are shown) PLV

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  • MC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Unusable. Still using 14.7.7 hoping each new version will fix it. Nope. Unacceptable.

  • Pawel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It seems that with every update the Excel performance is getting worse and worse. I'm wondering if they ever optimise Excel to work at least similar to Excel on Windows... lost my hope and still sticking to 15.41 version which is somehow workable.

  • Matthew Knight commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It takes me hours to complete a set of reports every month, because Excel 16.2.1.1 is so painfully slow working with large spreadsheets.

    When is this going to be fixed?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's appalling that months after the upgrade, *forcing* us away from 2011, this is still an issue. I prepare extensive data sheets for a long-term field project using Excel and it takes hours longer than it should because of this laggy jumpy view. It's painful, and it can't be that hard to fix. Come on MS team, restore our faith!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Everything is slow, laggy. I am a fully maxed MBP late 2016. Since the upgrade from Office 2011 to 2016, Excel is horrible. . . . There is visible, that is seen with eye, lag moving between cells, simple summing, and on and on.

    So terrible in fact that we will move the machines back to 2011 if something is not done soon!

  • Glen Footer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have a 2017 13inch Mac Book Pro and I boot to windows when I need to use excel because on the Mac the jittery jerking drive me insane !!!

    In Normal View

    Lag to paste
    Lag to Copy
    Lag scrolling

    Mac OS - Mohave
    Excel - 16.18

  • Tim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm running Office 16.16.2 on MacBookPro (Early 2015 model, Core i5 2.9GHz, 16GB ram), on MacOS Majave (10.14). Excel for Mac in painfully slow in Page Layout mode. Several seconds to copy a small selection of cells. Several more seconds to paste. Scrolling is painful. In normal view, it's fine. I am just about to upgrade to Office 2019 to see if it's an area Microsoft has improved on. I'm not holding out much hope.

  • Jim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Has anyone upgraded to Excel 16.16.1? If so, has MS fixed these incredibly frustrating lagging problems on with MS for Mac? If not, we are downgrading to old version or more likely going back to PCs throughout our business units. HEY APPLE! ARE YOU LISTENING??

  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    THIS IS A INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING PROBLEM!!!!! I just updated from 2011. I figured things like this would be figured out by now. Lagging in page view come on. That's not something that over the course of two years should not be "gradually" being fixed. I can't even scroll up and down quickly let alone do any work. And the option of just click into normal view then move to page view is not a tenable option if you want to make sure your spreadsheets print well...

  • Jamie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm in a corporate environment so can't install an old version of Excel. This is a really bad user issue and makes my 8 hours a day on spreadsheets painful, please fix ASAP.

  • msagert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm using 16.11 and scrolling exhibits very poor performance, whether using Normal or Page Layout views. Problem occurs when using formatting, such as a combination of merged/wrapped cells, borders, and background colors. The more of these items that are used, the worse the scrolling performance gets. I can provide spreadsheet samples, if helpful.

  • Lana commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm also experiencing significant delays with Excel (4-5 seconds to do simple copy and paste, etc.). This is very negatively affecting my business. When will this update be out pls?

  • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Steve K (MS Excel) - will you be posting here when the fix is released? This problem is significantly impacting our business and looking for a fix asap.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Updated to Mac Excel 16.9 (180116), Page Layout is useless.
    Excel's CPU usage spikes to 90%.
    Renaming sheets takes forever, each keystroke takes 10seconds + and beachballs Mac.
    Shockingly bad software update

  • DaveL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just updated to 16.10, and both Word and Excel are much, much better. Thank you Microsoft.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just upgraded to High Sierra and Office 2016 and, in my opinion, Excel is barely usable. Word isn't much better. I'm considering finding a copy of Office 2011 for Mac and trying that...the frustration of fighting with these programs is extremely stressful.

    Has anyone had problems with 2011 and High Sierra?

  • Kristin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I feel so much better knowing that I am not the only dealing with this issue. SUPER FRUSTRATING, and such a waste of time! Not all of my spreadsheets are extremely slow, but the most important ones are. I see have the Mac 27 inch, and it's a problem, however, my husband MacBook Pro is responding the same way.

  • Sasha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Steve K {MS Excel} thanks for letting us us know we're not crazy -- But some of us can't wait until February 2018 for a fix - I'm a contract employee doing data entry where time is money. I'm dealing with hundreds of lines of data in each spreadsheet I work on. The update (16.9) that MS sent out is literally costing me money because it is slowing me down so much. How can we "un-update" so our machines work normally again until MS can get this fixed?

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