A bad HP print driver install caused intermitent print problems and following an uninstall that had mapped but not removed a z: drive.

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There are two things that would be really annoying HELP file does not have index, doesn't work well for offline use.

The other is that Ctrl A doesn't work properly see shorcut keys (foobar) for a macro solution. As for myself I'm still on Excel 2000 have 128MB RAM I have upgraded to 512MB RAM (max for my laptop) and it has eliminated all paging problems and a macro that had to go through menus would have taken many hours not rips right through it, and don't have to take down other applications to run Excel.

Unwanted Task Pane comes up on right side when trying create a new file (#taskpane) There is a Registry change that did not work for me (Ron de Bruin, misc, 2003-06-17).

Alternately Dave Peterson has four macros involved in adding another entry to the file menu to bring up the old menu (misc, 2004-07-14) Changes to later windows systems, and later Excel versions is invariably going to have much higher memory requirements, from others sounds like you should have 512MB RAM and turn off features.

If the file is accessed only in one version, you don’t want to use this feature.

Save As a normal *file to eliminate the feature from your file.

Example using XL2000, my 2.16MB file was saved as a 3.85MB file and took 45 seconds to save first time with Save As, and over one minute with subsequent Save.

The save time for this large file as a normal XL2000 file is 10 seconds. If you are saving as Microsoft Excel 97-2000 & 5.0/95 Workbook *you will see the following Microsoft Excel 5.0/7.0 saving on your status bar where you normally see Ready toward the end of the save then you are saving in multiple formats.

Look in HELP (F1) for “Disabled items” (Dave Peterson, programming, 2005-04-28) Startup Problems (Disabled files), Jan Karel Pieterse.

Unspecific version problems with standard macros, with Event macros.

Some specific tweaks for Excel 2003 (spinner 2005-04-08), appear to be the speech recognition above, no improvement in zooming graphics and fonts (keep zoom at 100%).