been getting strange things with excel lately. If i edit a spreadsheet and for instance change the font color of a word, it takes time for it to load the change but once it makes the change i can change the color many times and it is fast. However when i close excel down then open again and make the same color change, this time it is fast. Must have done it 20 times and i think 19 out of 20 it had same pattern of slow then fast then slow then fast again each time i close then reopen excel. i initially had this problem accessing the excel file which is on our file server and thought it was problem with network but then i copied the file locally and still does the same thing on local pc. Strange, any ideas? thanks.