Slow editing plain text in cells including extended characters


Excel shows a very poor performance when editing existing plain text containing extended characters in a cell of a sheet, like ä,ü,ö,ß, à, é, â, è.
This problem could lead to think that Excel hangs whenever the text is large and includes many extended characters.


Flaw in Excel 2010.


Install the following hotfix for Excel 2010:

Description of the Excel 2010 hotfix package (excel-x-none.msp, graph-x-none.msp): June 28, 2011

To have us enable the hotfix for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to enable the hotfix yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

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To enable the hotfix automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

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Article ID: 2738959 - Last Review: 19 Mar 2013 - Revision: 1