Our office has recently upgraded to Office 2013. One major problem is the fact that Excel repeatedly tries to connect to the default printer, even for something as basic as changing font color in a cell. All printers are network printers, so this can cause significant delays, especially during high traffic periods.
We're losing a LOT of time each day to sitting here waiting for Excel to connect to the printer, when we're not even trying to print!
Changing the default printer to a PDF generator reduces the lag, but this isn't a good solution to the problem - I'm constantly working in multiple programs, and often need to print from other programs in the midst of working on a complex spreadsheet. If I've changed the default printer to PDF to make Excel usable, I have to change the printer selection for everything else I do.
So the question is, how do I stop Excel constantly checking with the printer?