Excel 2010 - problem whenever print area is set

Win 7   Home premium 64 bit   SP1

All updates done

Home & Office Student 2010

Version:  14.0.7140.5002(32 bit)

last update 11 Dec 2014


Something only very recent - presumably down to some dodgy  'update' from Microsoft 

Whenever I set the print area on a sheet, the machine slows to a crawl, and the spreadsheet appears to be be refreshing every few seconds.

Looking in Task manager I see the CPU usage has rocketed permanently to between 80% and 100%.

Even closing the offending workbook has no effect on CPU usage.

Please can anyone tell me how to fix this.


Question Info

Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 596 Applies to:

What application or process is eating that CPU time? Look through the list of processes on the [Processes] tab - be sure you choose Processes from all users.

I suppose you could start with a REPAIR installation of Office 2010:  Find it in the Control Panel, Programs and Features, highlight it and choose "CHANGE".  That will start the installation dialog for office, and I believe the 2nd option in the list is a Repair of Office.

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