Microsoft Excel

Larger Worksheets

Over the years, perhaps the most common complaint about Excel was the size of a worksheet. A worksheet now has 1,048,576 rows and 16,384 columns, which works out to more than 17 billion cells, an Excel 2007 worksheet has more than 1,000 times as many cells as an Excel 2003 worksheet.

Excel 2003 versus Excel 2007

Excel 2003 Excel 2007
Number of rows 65,536 1,048,576
Number of columns 256 16,384
Amount of memory used 1 Gbytes Maximum allowed by Windows
Number of colors 56 4.3 billion
Number of conditional formats per cell 3 Unlimited
Number of levels of sorting 3 64
Number of levels of undo 16 100
Number of items shown in the Auto-Filter dropdown 1,000 10,000
The total number of characters that can display in a cell 1,000 32,000
Number of unique styles in a workbook 4,000 64,000
Maximum number of characters in a formula 1,000 8,000
Number of levels of nesting in a formula 7 64
Maximum number of function arguments 30 255
Maximum number of function arguments 30 255
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