I have very little data. I have copy and pasted the values only within the same Excel Workbook but still the size is 5MB! I tried selecting the entire sheets and deleting everything ( that I can not see! ) but the file size is still 5MB!
I saved the files as XML (2003 ) and see that there are a lot of empty style values are being repeated!
Is there a quick way to tell excel to remove everything that is not visible ( or not selected )?
The only thing that worked was to create a new Excel Workbook and copy paste the selected region as Values only. Is it alarming that things can be embedded in a file and passed from a person to person without anyone realizing there is something more in the file, or maybe I was just being paranoid?