Excel 2016 painfully slow while moving from one cell to another. New MacbookPro 8 GB Ram+El Cpaitan

Guys i have macbook pro retina display 13 inch with 8 gb ram. I have personal subscription for office 365. I just shifted from windows platform to mac.  

The problem is when i work in excel it is painfully slow. Like real slow. Even when i have to just move from one cell to another it takes to much time. sometime i have to wait for cursor to actually move so that i can start typing.

Is this normal behaviour in Excel 2016 for Mac or there is something which i don't know. 

Oh one thing  i googled and some user complained that for them it takes to much time to start excel. For me it is not a problem. It starts really quickly but later on it becomes slow.

Please suggest some solution.

PS i have all the updates installed both for Mac OS and Office.



Yes and By all means Please send all your screen shots. Save them on OneDrive (you don't want to insult them by using iCloud or GoogleDrive😀) and provide links so they can see. One thing I notice is the excessive amount of Google Chrome Helper calls. If that signifies each time Chrome was opened then that is okay.

You also can report the Excel Suggestion Box:

Microsoft Suggestion Box Websites:

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  • If not, create a Bug Report/Complaint/Suggestion.
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Last updated April 14, 2020 Views 9,037 Applies to: