Internet Power- Making Excel run faster

Can you believe the power of the Internet.

It has been driving me nuts lately that my computer takes for ever to do certain things in Excel. The first time I make a cell bold it takes a long time and print previews took forever. Eventually I did a google search for ‘excel running slow with bold’ and immediately got the answer courtesy of Dave Peterson.

I would never have thought of it. I run a local network and my default printer is the networked printer. Apparently every time I do something that effects what would be printed if I asked it to, it first checks with the printer which takes time over a network. I changed my default back to a printer linked directly to the computer and we are back to full speed.

I wonder how long it would have taken to figure this out before the internet?