RE: [TCP] Problems with Excel

Subject: RE: [TCP] Problems with Excel
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Lauren'" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 17:19:03 -0500

Lauren wrote:

Subject: RE: [TCP] Problems with Excel

>It's every file? Have you checked your memory and storage settings? Maybe
your hard drive is full or you have some caching issue. Excel does use a
lot of memory and it will suffer from memory issues sooner than other
applications, but Access is worse. If you try to run Access and it pukes,
too, then memory is probably an issue.<

I have over 40G of HD space left and more than enough memory (in excess of
2G after files are loaded). Cache has never been a problem and was never
changed before the Excel problem reared it's ugly head. I didn't load Access
or Publisher for Office 2003 Pro because I don't need them and I don't like
loading programs I don't need.

>Have you tried opening other files from shortcuts that use memory-intense

Only Excel is affected. Word, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw,
Solidworks, Pinnacle Studio DV (video editing)...they all work fine, and
they are all memory hogs. The only problem is with Excel.

>You may also want to check "personal.xls," if you have it. It is a
spreadsheet that stores personal settings, at least in older versions of
Excel, anyway.<

Office 2003 (Excel 2003) does not have this file.

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