troubleshooting Question

Excel - break one column into multiple columns

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Charles MeyerFlag for New Zealand asked on
Microsoft ExcelSpreadsheets
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We have several text documents what look something like this:
Group 1: ITE-1
Group 2: ITE-2
Group 2: ITE-6
Group 2: DFG-1

Group 1: RDA-1
Group 2: ITE-2

Group 1: SIMON
Group 2: LPI
Group 2: K88TS
Group 2: HOUSE1

Group 1: LPI

The list can be several thousand lines long and the blocks of data are different sizes as shown.

I have been tasked with entering the data into a spreadsheet with each block of data being a new column.

Does anyone know if it is possible to create a macro (or use an existing Excel feature) that will be able to move each block of data to a new column? Perhaps a rule could be created where the macro sees the blank cell between each block then cuts and pastes the data between each blank cell to a new column.

Sorry for rambling.
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