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specific excel file - slow on load

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specific excel file - slow on load
format:xslx
size: 368kb  - is that normal for file 130 lines plus colors

i can paste the contents to another file and that would be ok, but i lose all the colors/formatting that are important,

next copy paste operations to file take 3-4 seconds+
file is not hosted on a network

there are no macros to look for

what would i look for in such a file.

is there a way to view source code of an excel file?

some column take more time then others to load.  like price columns that have numeric values vs alphabetic
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cyberion1985 earned 250 total points
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Hello Anti-Mhz,

I would advise you to open a new excel sheet. Choose from the menu and click on "Save As". Under the save as you choose the filetype to be XLS and not XLSX. Safe the filename as NEW_ORIGINAL.XLS for example. Now open your real original. While in your original sheet on the original document, press Ctrl&A (to select everything), then Ctrl&C (to copy). Then open navigate into your other sheet on "NEW_ORIGINAL.XLS" and press Ctrl&A (to select everything) and then right click anywhere in the highlighted area and choose "Paste Special". In the paste-special window, make "All" is checked at the top right.

Alternatively, you can open your original document, then save it immediatley as .XLS instead of xlsx.

136KB file should not take long to open. I'm using a 7000KB file, yet it takes only 7 seconds to open and it's from a network. However, I am using Office 2007.
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paste special worked. thank you.
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