Slow copy & paste in Excel 2002

08 Mar

One of the trading support guys have an excel application that has the following problem:

– When logged on via a citrix session, trying to copy (via Ctrl-C) a cell with formula hangs excel for about 20 seconds or so.

– When logged on via a terminal session, the same operation is almost instantaneous.

We could easily blame the additional citrix session for slowing down excel, but I found that if I use the menu, file | Edit | Copy, excel does not hang!

Even though these 2 operations are supposed to do the same things, it appears that they affect excel differently. Server is a W2K running Citrix Metaframe XP. Yes, the application has a lot of links and formula, but if that is the case any copy operation would show similar slow response, but it doesn’t

So far I have not found any solution to this problem yet, except to recommend using the file menu as a workaround. If you know of any or if you know what is the difference between a CTRL-C and a File | Edit | Copy, do drop me a comment.


1 Comment

Posted by on March 8, 2007 in Windows



One response to “Slow copy & paste in Excel 2002

  1. RBH

    March 30, 2007 at 2:25 am

    I don’t know a solution, but I recently developed the same problem so I hope someone responds here. One difference: using the | Edit | Copy sequence is also slooow for me. Makes working in Excel a pain in the b*tt now.


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