delay inputting data

Copper Contributor

hello everyone 

i have issue delayed about 3-8 seconds while inputting data to the cell in excel

when i type data to cell, it takes 3-8 secs to be done. anyone can help ???

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This could be due to a number of factors, including complex formulas, large amounts of data, or certain settings in Excel. Here are some potential solutions:

Turn off automatic calculations: Excel recalculates all open workbooks whenever a change is made. This can slow down data entry if your workbook contains complex formulas.

Avoid volatile functions: Functions like OFFSET, INDIRECT, RAND, RANDBETWEEN, etc., can cause recalculation delays.

Limit the use of whole-column references: If your formulas refer to whole-column ranges like A:A instead of limited ranges like A1:A10000, each recalculation might be processing 1+ million rows.

Simplify formulas with helper columns: If your formulas are complex, consider breaking them down with the help of helper columns.

Disable hardware graphics acceleration: In some cases, disabling hardware graphics acceleration can improve performance.

Check for unused rows and columns: Press Ctrl+End to detect the last cell used and if you find that irrelevant, delete the unused blank rows and columns.

Turn off AutoComplete for cell values: Go to File > Options > Advanced, and under Editing options, select or clear the Enable AutoComplete for cell values check box.