Clear Excel 2007 cache

I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet which extracts large quantities of data from a spreadsheet. Even after I delete the data, the spreadsheet is still very large. I think it's because copies of the data are still stored in the cache.

Is there a way for me to clear the cache (either in Excel itself or by using a VBA macro) without actually deleting the destination cells? I wouldn't want to delete them since doing so would destroy the formatting I need.
RothbardAsked:
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
What kind of extract? If it's not a pivot table, then there is no data cache. Any formatted cells will increase the size of the used range of a sheet and hence the size of the workbook.
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RothbardAuthor Commented:
I see, so it's probably the formatting of large ranges which is causing the file size to be so large. Alternatively - how can I arrange in VBA for a given cell range to have a particular format?
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
If you use styles it's simple:
Range("A1:A1000").Style = "Normal"

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for example. Otherwise you need to specify each property you want applied.
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RothbardAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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