Performance Improvements in Excel for the Web
Published Jan 25 2021 10:00 AM 15.7K Views

With an uncompromised goal to provide our customers with the ideal, fast, and smooth user experience, we’re excited to announce the latest significant performance improvements in Excel for the web.


We have addressed and improved several scenarios, including opening workbooks, navigating within a workbook, and other interactions. Check out all the improvements we’ve made below:


Loading – We’ve significantly reduced the time it takes to load a workbook, making it faster for you to start working in Excel for the web.


Scrolling – Scrolling is a fundamental part of working in Excel. Now, even in incredibly complex sheets, scrolling is smooth and fast.


Scrolling in Excel for the WebScrolling in Excel for the Web


Selection – Even more fundamental than scrolling, is the need to interact with content in your workbook. We have optimized the speed of cell selection, so you’ll experience less lag and a more fluid experience when working in the grid.


Selection in Excel for the WebSelection in Excel for the Web


Navigating - We optimized several navigation actions: find/search, Go-To, page-up and page-down are all now faster.


Modifying - We developed faster cell editing and formatting experiences.



Our team is always working on performance improvements and we’re dedicated to improve the user experience for Excel for the web. Your input is vital to help us ensure that we continue to address the areas of improvement that customers like you have communicated through Send us a Smile or Frown. Want to be more involved in the process? Stay connected with us and other Excel enthusiasts in the Excel Tech Community, read and comment on our Excel blog posts, and send us your ideas and suggestions for the next version of Excel through UserVoice. Don’t forget to follow Excel on Facebook and Twitter!


Want to learn more on Excel for the web? Stay informed on recent changes by regularly visiting What's New in Excel for the web.


Thanks for reading, and for your interest in Excel!

Danielle Rifinski Fainman

Dror Yashar

-Microsoft Excel Team

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