Reduce File Size By Use Of Macros
I still cant figure out how to write macros. If someone could help me out with this I would appreciate it.
Currently I have a worksheet that is 20mb.
This file contains what takes up most of the space. I repeat this line many times throughout the worksheet.
Once again it is a zero eliminating code.
If someone could reduce the number of formulas for me, I think I could figure out how to adapt it to repeat throughout the sheet.
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