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I want to group the items in this sheet by the Context in column D such that the entire group can be expanded and contracted easily.  I've tried making the pivot table but am unclear on how to get the output I want from there, or if that is even the feature I should be using.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
Course-Schedule-F2010.xlsx
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by:winthropj
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Not exactly sure what the desired output is but try using the auto filter of just filter in version 2007 and up. It will give you a drop box in the header of column D and then you can pick which course context to display.
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I was hopeful that I could get a grouping with the little plus and minus next to it.
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This is using the Group functions. I'm using 2007 and this was a manipulation of the Subtotal grouping feature.
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I think this is better. I added a column and gave it the labels for the courses then selceted and made the groups. Which version of excel are you using?
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Still pretty raw.  I'm using Excel 2010.  Thanks for the assist.
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Here is a screenshot of the pivot table function but I am still not quite there.  Trying to group by context using the pivot tables.
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A little prettier?
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Looks a little cleaner, but now I can't insert a row under one of the groups?
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Throw that pivot table screen shot up and I'll see if I can help you get where you want to be.
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seems like the best solution, thank you
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