Compared to WinWord 97, Excel 97 takes a long time to prepare and print a document and will not allow you to continue working while it does this. I wondered if there is something that can be configured to get this working better. I have set up the printer to print in background mode, but this doesn't seem to help with the problem. WinWord allows you to continue working while it prepares and prints, but Excel doesn't do this. Is there a setting for this? As these are in the same package of Microsoft Office PRO 97 I don't understand why the difference.