I have written an Applescript that creates a grading and curving workbook in excel. On a MacBook running Excel 2008, if I run the script from the script editor it takes about 20 seconds to run (which is slow enough!), but if I run the applet (which has the exact same code) by double clicking it, it takes 2 minutes and 15 seconds to complete. I notice some speed difference on my iMac running Excel 2004, but it's not as much. Any thoughts on this?