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    Excel running slow - can't copy/paste

    On a Toshiba laptop running Win 7 and Office 2007 Excel has started running very slow. When I try to copy/paste it displays the blue turning circle for 60-90 seconds and I frequently need to go to Task Mgr to end the program. I have run anti-virus scans and Malwarebytes but no problems were found. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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    Have you changed anything such as printer recently?
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    No, there have no major software or hardware changes. I should have noted that this is a random issue. It seems to occur when the computer is running a while. When I checked memory there is always several hundred MB free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulh7436 View Post
    ....... I should have noted that this is a random issue. It seems to occur when the computer is running a while. .......
    What else is running when it happens? Perhaps a Virus scan?
    When it happens in Excel, open a program such as Word. Do you get the same copy/paste issues?

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    How big is your file? I just had the same problem, and I noticed that the file was 10x that of similar files. Apparently I had overformatted things.

    Try opening the file; then open a new spreadsheet. Copy all of the information in the "bad" file, paste it in the new one. Save the new. Compare the file sizes. If the new file is really, really smaller than the original, you have found your problem.
    [I have been here for years; I had to get things restarted]

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