Slow typing in Excel 2008 and unexplained network traffic
November 27, 2009 1:06 AM Subscribe
Why would Excel 2008 cause a lot of network traffic while typing in a cell?
posted by lbergstr to computers & internet (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
After using Excel 2008 for a few months, recently I've experienced sluggishness when typing in cells. These are really serious slowdowns, the display can take 5 seconds to catch up to my typing. It comes and goes; haven't been able to discern a pattern here.
However I use MenuMeters and during slowdowns, I've noticed that network traffic spikes when I'm typing in Excel - say 150KB down, 33KB up.
I'm not editing a document on a network drive, or even an external drive. Happens whether or not I have any external drives connected.
I'm connected to a local network via wifi, and through that to the Internet - but our external connection tops out around 25KB down.
Using Excel 2008 SP1 on 10.5.8.