Scrolling is slow/laggy in Page Layout View (where page margins are shown) PLV
Hi everyone – we continue to work on performance improvements in this area and other areas of Excel. It’s a gradual process, so there have been some improvements already, and we will have more to come.
Steve K [MS Excel]
There is a serious problems with The new upgrade of excel 16.9 and scrolling on mac 27 inch running High Sierra, It is much worse than the previous problems. Information jumps when scrolling, goes blank for a portion of a second. It is really hard to use. Anyone else notice it?
Not only scrolling is slow in page layout view, also things like copy/paste and adding or removing rows/columns.
Strangely it doesn't happen in many but not all of my Excel files.
Thought it might have to do with the extension xls or xlsx, but changing it, makes no difference.
Still finding it extremely annoying, since the problem has existed for one and a half year now...
macOS Sierra (10.12.6)
Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2014)
Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Grapichs Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
Updated to the latest version of Office (15.41, 171205), and still slow/laggy when scrolling in Page Layout View.
No solution yet, please fix it.
macOS High Sierra version 10.13.2
Excel for Mac version 16.8 (171205)
Macbook Pro (13-inch, 2016)
Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 8GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3
Graphics Intel Iris Graphics 540 1536 MB
got the same issue: slow/laggy scrolling even in Normal Layout View.
I think the bug is from formula. If you use some cells with formula, then it's start to slow/laggy scrolling.
1. try to scrolling from empty column (if your formula is in column A, then try to scrolling from column C).
2. if not work, just move to google sheet.
Randy Yuwono commented
mac OS High Sierra
Macbook Pro (15 inch, 2016)
Processor 2.7 Ghz Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB 2133 Mhz LPDDR3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 530 1536MB and AMD Radeon Pro 455 2GB
Excel 2016 for Mac 15.40
All are updated to the latest dated today November 20, 2017.
And the issue of scrolling in Page Layout View still persists.. please fix.
Mark Lewus commented
OK, Microsoft, you made me give up. I have gone back to the now unsupported Office for Mac 2011 because it more or less works, while the current version does not This most basic function - scrolling a sheet in page view - does not work, and has not worked since Office 2016 was released. Frankly, if you have not been able to make it work over some 16 point releases to the software, I do not expect it will ever work.
Hard to believe this level of incompetence is not intentional.
Office Insider Fast is now up to version 16.16... any change noticed??
Mark Lewus commented
Same issue here. I was happily running Office for Mac 2011 and decided to upgrade for all the great new features. Except now mouse scrolling is so slow as to be unusable. A simple 5 column x 100 row spreadsheet that I display in Page view takes almost 2 seconds to refresh if I scroll below the bottom of the displayed page. Using Normal view is useless to me as I print everything and I am constantly fiddling with the font size and column width to get it to fit.
It is so bad that I have reinstalled Office for Mac 2011. This has been a reported problem since the Beta. Why has it been more than a year and not yet fixed? Frankly, I want a refund. Not that I'll get one.
Same issue here:
It's only laggy on Page Layout View. Otherwise it's as fast as anything. Incredibly frustrating and thinking of downgrading to Office 2011 as I waste so much time whilst things buffer.
Lags/delays specifically when using borders, making cells bold/italics/underlined, changing font size or typeface. It appears to be anything that basically changes the size of the useable page which makes Excel 2016 for Mac lag/beachball briefly. Yes, it's only for a second or three, but it all adds up and becomes so painful to use.
Things tried and failed:
Using in safe mode, new workbook, fresh install of software, fresh install/format of OS/HDD, removal/no firewall, using without internet connection, no Excel addons being used, etc.
Literally the only solution to this, has been to *not* use Page Layout View, from Microsoft and pointing me to this forum:
"I'd like to explain that this behavior is consistent with the earliest version of Office 2016 for Mac.
My suggestion is to use the Normal view for the changes and view the result in the Page Layout view.
I understand that the delay impacts your work, so I suggest voting on this thread on Excel for Mac's Uservoice where others have participated in the discussion; this is the best way to make our products and services better for you and others."
Bill Moore commented
Having the same problems:
1. Excel is Slow/laggy when in Page View
2. Unable to edit some cells
3. Columns at page break clip partial data
4. Unable to select some cells
This video demonstrates the problems: https://1drv.ms/v/s!ApoJkYkZlCMWg2HQHLjiYY4b6Ms6
Bridget Benton commented
I feel so validated to have found this! I have in the past always used the page layout view, and then since upgrading my computer last year have had such a hard time. The lag making working a nightmare. I have switched to normal view, which I HATE!
Repro video : https://1drv.ms/v/s!AkLorueUNJNhgsohDv5f-rlOH7GGPQ
It is now July 14, 2017 and after a harrowing week where I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown because Excel 2016 for the mac would lag and stick and I could barely construct a spreadsheet, I find out this problem has existed for a year and nothing has been done by Microsoft to fix the problem. As a mac user I say delete Mac 2016 office from your computer and get Libre office Mac. It's free and mind you it works as a opposed to the Mac 2016 office that I just bought , and I hear that there is an issue with Word. Can someone from Microsoft tell me what the **** is going on!!!!!
The scrolling issue in Page Layout view is still broken in 15.34. I have a 13-page 8-column spreadsheet with names, phone numbers, etc. and when I scroll down to show the next page, it delays 2-3 seconds before displaying the page. When it does, it shows the whole page instantly.
I am using a 2011 MBP i7 quad core with an SSD and 16GB RAM. Every other program is fast. Normal mode is fast, but unusable for adjusting column widths, etc.
Brandy Webb commented
Seriously, this is ridiculous. This problem has persisted for over a year. What is so difficult about fixing a scrolling feature. My company has delayed upgrading from our now-unsupported Office for Mac 2011 because we cannot lose productivity as a result of a faulty replacement product.
PLEASE FIX, MICROSOFT!
Hello! Having the same problem. Just upgraded from Office 2008 to the most recent office and was surprised to find things dragging when I scroll between pages in page view. There is no problem in normal view.
I am working on a MacBook Pro with Sierra 10.12.3 installed (the most recent version). I have 16gb memory.
Office is the most up to date version and the file I'm working on is 47kb. It takes at least 3 seconds for each page to load in page view, even a page I was working on a moment before.
I have a video of the problem if devs need.
Thank you for your consideration of this fix!
My problem ended up being associated with my mouse. It was a logitech. Once I switched over to a Microsoft mouse, then boom, problem was solved.
How in the world can your excel clients get a good view at the layout of their documents? With no 'Preview' available either, our only option is to scroll down and wait the 4-5 seconds for each page to load. Why does it happen with Excel in Page Layout View?? (When the 'normal' layout scroll fine, as do Word documents )
Please please please fix this. How is it that upgrading from Office 2008 is a downgrade in 2017?
OK, MS, you win. After 3 years of cursor jumping in Excel, I can't stand it another minute. I have to buy a Win PC, just to run Excel.