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]
Mac Excel users have waited far more than long enough. Please fix the scrolling issue in Page Layout View.
Same issue here. Mouse scrolls fine on all programs except Excel. Today I decided to drop everything and resolve this. No luck. Wasted my time.
Feb 2017 - After months of my IT department saying 2016 Office for Mac was good to go, I finally downloaded it and within 15min of using Excel, I realized what a mistake it was! The scrolling delay is no small issue, I can't scroll more than two rows without the screen going white and then have to wait 2-10 seconds to see how far I might have scrolled down the page. Sometimes I find out I only went 3-6 rows down, other times I realize I'm on a different page. Yes I know it works "ok" in normal view, but when the layout is one of the most critical designs to a document your making, normal view is useless. You could work all day setting up a document in normal view just to find out when you switch to Page Layout, it's all wrong!
Oh BTW tried it with multiple Mac OS (El Capitan, Yosemite, & Mountain Lion) none of them work any better or worse.
Secondary issue is sometimes existing spreadsheets with merged cells, won't be correctly depicted on the screen...what I mean is that I could use a down arrow or even just click on a cell and it (Excel 2016) doesn't recognize the correct cell or row i've gone to, it will highlight the same size area that I clicked on but on a row above or below where I clicked (even if that line doesn't have any merged cells) it's the strangest glitch I've seen yet...Back to 2011 I guess.
I stumbled on this forum because I was Googling this exact issue. (As of today… January 2017) I just got a brand-new iMac 21.5” Retina (2015 model) running Sierra with upgraded specs for my photography business (3.3 gHz i7 processor, 16gb RAM, 1 TB SATA drive). I upgraded from a 2012 Macbook Pro with a 2.5 gHz i5 processor and 16gb RAM (the RAM was upgraded by me aftermarket). On the MBP I had an old copy of Office 2008 for Mac, which was working just fine albeit lacking new features. I installed it on my new iMac and to my dismay it was not compatible with the huge Retina display (pixelated UI) so I reluctantly purchased Office 365 download version. I uninstalled and deleted all Microsoft files from the 2008 version before installing the new one. When I finally got it installed, I loaded up my financial record spreadsheet to do my taxes, which is about 6 pages long and one page worth of columns. No complicated formatting besides some currency cell formatting, and no formulas (Office 2008 for Mac did not support formulas). As far as spreadsheets go it is fairly simple. I never had issues with this file on my MBP. I was running an older OS X (10.8 Mountain Lion) on the MBP because “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Anyways, I had my spreadsheet in Page View and scrolling up and down is a nightmare. The entire sheet goes blank white, it has a several-second delay when trying to scroll, random parts of the grid lines disappear, I can’t click and select certain cells though can usually use the arrow keys to get there, all the buttons on the menu ribbon are slow to react to a click, and some of the cells and grid lines randomly turn a highlighted yellow color! It’s nearly unusable. I resorted to using pen and paper to add up my values. What I did NOT yet try was switching it to Normal View (instead of Page View). I will try to play with it tonight as I see that seems to fix it for some people. I did go on Microsoft’s instant chat with a tech person and he said supposedly there is an issue with Office being slow on OS Sierra and they are “working on it.” I am naturally skeptical. I briefly tried Word and it seemed just slightly slow but not jumpy and buggy. Thankfully I did not uninstall Office 2008 from my MBP so I can still use that when necessary, but I paid $100 for the multi-device license to Office 365 so I’m angry.
Fix the scrolling issue in Excel 2016 while in Page Layout. I have been complaining about it from the beginning. Microsoft does not seem to care. Everybody keeps saying to continue to use Office 2011 until it is fixed. That is crazy. Two years?????
I too am noticing my Excel vertical scrolling an issue now with Sierra. Is there a fix for this??
Just updated to mac os Sierra and the scrolling in Excel is all over the place when scrolling in vertical Normal View and Page layout, it even stalls and the sheet jumps up and down
Brigitte Prud'homme commented
guess the screen shot didn't work :-)
Brigitte Prud'homme commented
Just bought a new computer (on El Captain) did a clean download of Office 365 and started and notice a number of glitches right away.
The biggest one for me is ... While in Page Layout mode, Excel shows rendering and performance issues with redrawing. When scrolling up or down, there can be a 3+ second lag, where the screen is white (rulers are gone, and spread sheet data not shown) also... once redraw has caught up... many cell border lines, simply DO NOT ever show or show in the colour of some highlighted cells nearby, although, in normal mode, all cell lines show, and performance in scrolling seem acceptable.
Here is a screen shot (not sure if it will show) to give yo and example of the issue.
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Gavin Liew commented
I'm experiencing this as well. This lag while scrolling in Page Layout View really makes the entire experience quite awful. Is there a quick fix? In fact there is also a lag in Normal View, though no where as bad.
I'm using the latest MacBook Pro with all up to date software, at time of print.
Hi, I'm experiencing the same issue. Excel seems fine in Normal View but it's really slow in Page Layout View.
George B commented
Having same issue. Excel looks fine in Normal View but not in Page Layout View.
Entire sections/rows/cells/borders/color fills-shades 'disappear.' I see different parts of sheets depending on zoom level and where I scroll to but not the whole screen.
I work with many sheets and in layout view due to important header info that appears only in this view.
Excel for Mac 15.23.2
2016 IMAC OS X El Capitan 10.11.5
Built-in Retina Display
27-inch (5120 x 2880)
AMD Radeon R9 M380 2048 MB graphics
same display issues when I move Excel sheets over to my second monitor
Apple Cinema Display
20-inch (1680 x 1050)
Chris S commented
Scrolling is still broken *** IN NORMAL VIEW *** M$! Please fix and stop closing ideas that are not solved!
Also, I just updated to 15.24.2.
I was able to go to the Normal view and it went much better. However, the reason I was in the Page Layout View was because I was formatting for printing. I have seen others say that they think this is due to hardware problems. However, I have a souped up late 2013 MacBook Pro with 2.8 Ghz processor, 16 MB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048MB graphics card. That hardware configuration should not cause performance problems, should it? PLEASE fix this!
I am currently facing this exact problem, kindly please update any resolutions. thanks
While in Page Layout mode, Excel shows rendering and performance issues with redrawing. When scrolling up or down, there can be a 3+ second lag, where the screen is white (rulers are gone, and spread sheet data not shown) also... once redraw has caught up... many cell border lines, simply DO NOT ever show, although, in normal mode, all cell lines show, and performance in scrolling seem acceptable. i have tested this issue on many different macs, from 4 gig of mem, to 64 gig of mem. same issue. I could supply the excel file to engineering (which i am SURE would be remarkably helpful). please contact me.
I have the same Issues
There's a bug in Excel 15.19.1 when you
- have a document with a fixed title row
- you're in "page layout" (doesn't happen in standard view)
- scroll around a bit with an Apple trackpad/mouse (with "smooth scrolling")
You will get views like this one: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2016-macexcel/excel-page-layout-fixed-title-row-scrolling/738e01bd-d48d-4b91-9455-630720190e1e