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    Excel Resource Usage

    Does anyone know of methods which will decrease the resource usage of excel? I.E. How can I load excel with a bare minimum of resource usage? Does loading with no toolbars have any effect?

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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    Anyone?!?
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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    Drk,

    I for one have never had to worry about it. I suspect that's the case with a lot of the loungers.

    Is there a reason why?
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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    Yeah, we're running windows 98 networks here with Sun software, which gobbles up resources like Crazy... in some instances, users have approximately 10% resources free without running Excel. If I can minimize the throughput of excel to make it as resource friendly as possible, that would be ideal.

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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    There comes a point when the only option is to beef up the hardware![img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img] (yeah, I know it's hard to sell to the bean-counters, but if it stops you doing the job....)
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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    Drk,

    Ouch! 10% free BEFORE any apps? Sounds to me as if your LAN people need to be tuning their 90%, and not leaving you with the work on the other 10%.

    It also perhaps explains why some of your timer loops in other threads were taking up all the resources for you, when they were working fine for other people.

    I guess, for a start, you could turn AutoCalculate off for Excel- but you might have some unhappy users.
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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    There's nothing wrong with bean counters!

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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    I never said there was! It's just hard to persuade them that I need to spend
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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    That's because we just spent

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    Re: Excel Resource Usage

    Hehe! thanks for the insight, if you can think of any other 'resource saving' methods, please let me know!

    btw, I used to be bean-counter, but I had to convince other (more stoutly and impressionable) bean-counters to give me what I need... i'd rather just look for an alternative, (like this!) Thanks again!
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