Example using XL2000, my 2.16MB file was saved as a 3.85MB file and took 45 seconds to save first time with Save As, and over one minute with subsequent Save.The save time for this large file as a normal XL2000 file is 10 seconds. If you are saving as Microsoft Excel 97-2000 & 5.0/95 Workbook *you will see the following Microsoft Excel 5.0/7.0 saving on your status bar where you normally see Ready toward the end of the save then you are saving in multiple formats.[journaling], [speech], [ext], [insert], [lastcell], [addins], [slowmacros], [speedup VBA], [recalculation], [openclose], [calc], [1-2-3], [memory], [leakage], [GDI], [objects], [pagesetup], [swapfiles], [VBE], [files], [elimxused], [defrag], [formats], [likeformats], [volatile], [checklist], [slowxp], [moreitems], [grayed], [temp], [timer], [reg], [related], [startup], [warnings], [search], [mskb], [slow], [updatesites], You are probably visiting this page because you were referred to it by someone in a newsgroup.Because of the nature of such problems, it is important to provide feedback when you solve your problem by replying back to the thread so that others can be helped and so that pages such as this can show relevant information.Some specific tweaks for Excel 2003 (spinner 2005-04-08), appear to be the speech recognition above, no improvement in zooming graphics and fonts (keep zoom at 100%).Auto Recovery is improved but you have to respond when Excel is going down, and decide which file (old or recovered) to use later but no peeking.
Since I lost AOL several times I think they have unmovable files.
Look in HELP (F1) for “Disabled items” (Dave Peterson, programming, 2005-04-28) Startup Problems (Disabled files), Jan Karel Pieterse.
Unspecific version problems with standard macros, with Event macros.
After clearing out everything imaginable and having been running 190-250MB for a month, I thought I'd clear out the “stored offline” files -- I suddenly had 900MB of free space.
Afterwards I went to Favorites, then organize, and used the Arrow DN key to check each exposed folder and single files.