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Excel 2007 is slow to open


Q. Excel 2007 is slow to open document, both over the network and local files.

A. There are many things that can be wrong here. One of them is associated with Adobe Acrobat professional. There's a file, called PDFMaker.xla that slows things down (its an addon for Excel to create PDFs). Go to the following directories and remove that file:

C:\Documents and Settings\"user name"\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLStart\

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12\XLStart\

Sometimes it can be found here as well (if you've upgraded from Office 2003):

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 11\XLStart\

Other times it has been reported that MS Office is slow due to Rtvscan.exe running. This is part of Norton Antivirus, so you'll have to live with it if you want to keep scanning for viruses on the fly.

Good luck.

You can still convert to PDF by going to Print and selecting the Adobe PDF printer.

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