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I have a table that contains conditional formatting.

The table has:
5 rows of data
3 blank rows
7 rows of data
2 blank rows
6 rows of data
and so on...

I would like eliminate the blank rows by moving the data rows adjacent to the last data row.

I don't want to delet ethe blank rows becaus ethey contain conditional formatting teh references the value in th erow above.

How would you recommend accomplishing this task?



I would try sorting the data (sort not filter).

generally blank cells will in the sort key column will sort to the top or bottom - reverse you order of sort to achieve what  you want if they go to the wrong end.

If you want to maintain the order except for the blanks, insert a column and number it to achieve the results you want - then sort on that column.  

You can then delete the dummy column.

Tom Ogilvy

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