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XL: Workbooks Containing User Forms Take Excessively Long Time to Save Across WAN Connections
Article ID: 254733 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q254733
When you save Excel workbooks that contain user forms, it typically takes about one minute to save to the local computer or within the local area network (LAN). When you save the same workbooks over a wide area network (WAN), it can take an excessive amount of time.
When Excel saves a user form, it writes out each control separately, and waits for an acknowledgement from the network before proceeding to the next control. The amount of time it takes to save is relative to the number of controls and user forms, and the network and remote drive latency.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)To work around this problem, the following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros copy the document to the local drive, and then share that local copy back to the WAN.
To implement the workaround, follow these steps:
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