Improve Excel for Mac performance
Please improve Excel performance. I have Microsoft for Windows opened in a virtual machine alongside Excel for Mac. And despite limited resources Excel for Windows performs MUCH better.
For example when I put any value in a cell and hit enter and do it multiple times in a row then I experience a noticeable lag. There's no lag when I use the Windows version for the same file.
It is the exact same for me and has been for 5+ years through 3 different MacBook Pros. I have an i9 and 32GB of RAM, and selecting cells, copy, paste, etc. are all super slow. I can watch the screen redraw. I have to hit '=' and wait to ensure that took before entering a formula or selecting cells for the formula. When I select cells to fill, I have to wait 5-10 sec after my selection before I get the fill handle.
I recently did a 100% fresh install of Mac OS Catalina from a reformatted drive with no restore from backup. Still the same performance. Excel for Windows running under Parallels 15 in coherence mode runs 300% faster with only 8GB of ram and 2 processor cores dedicated, vs Excel for Mac with 32 GB and 6 cores.
It is crazy that Excel for Mac is written so horribly. People will post "change to Windows", etc.. Those comments are rubbish. Microsoft should put out quality software on all platforms. Please optimize Excel for Mac!
Jana Seggewiß commented
I have the same problem with my Mac since I switched from Excel 2013 for Mac on Excel 365. I really can't work with Excel that way and I only have a little document with 1 sheet, text and some numbers.
I don't even use formulas in that document...
MacBook, 1.1GHz, 8 GB RAM; Mac OS Mojave
I absolutely agree. We're using the current Office 365 Mac Excel version (the problem also existed with older versions).
With many Excel documents a reasonable working is currently impossible.
The following problem:
Small documents, maximum 2 sheets, little content
> Open the documents: Lasts up to 1 - 2 minutes until the documents are opened
> Change cursor from cell to cell - extremely slow
> Entering data in cells - even slower possibly even spinning beach ball
> Scrolling especially in columns and with area fixation - unbearably slow incl. screen distortions.
> Copy & paste of cells and contents only possible with long delay, also rotating beach ball.
Need urgent help for this, efficient work in our company currently not possible.
MacBookPro, 2.26GHz, 16GB Ram, Catalina / Office 365 16.33