I am fairly sure this is not possible but I wanted to 'bounce it off' my fellow Excel experts to be sure.
When you have a range object that includes multiple non-contiguous ranges they are represented as child 'Area' objects of a master Range object. If you have multiple ranges which each contain multiple areas and you combine those ranges will you only get one 'level' or area objects or can each area object include multiple areas in a nested fashion ?
It appears to me, and common sense. that when a new range is created out of a union of combined ranges their multi-area reference notation is simply combined together so it appears as if you had selected all the areas in one range object. In which case it is not possible that one of more areas in a range will itself contain multiple areas.
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I predefined the ranges.