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Creating 2 separate but consecutive groups

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If I select col C:E and click "Group" those three columns become a group.

If I then select col F:H and click "Group" the previous group C:E is simply extended, and becomes one large group C:H!

How do I create two separate groups C:E and F:H?
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This cannot be done. You really have to use an extra blank column (for example F), so G:I will be the next group.
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Hello,

the grouping functionality assumes that there will be a row (or column) between the groups to total the preceding data. You cannot arbitrarily select adjacent blocks of data and group them. You will need a separator row or column for that. For details see

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/outline-group-data-in-a-worksheet-HA010095247.aspx

cheers, teylyn
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First answer got the point; it was simple and easy to understand.
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