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Excel...extreme left side...2 columns labeled 1,2...several

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Excel...extreme left side...2 columns labeled 1,2...several rows down a little slider hides, unhides a row...what did I do to activate do I de-activate...and what is the reason for this feature? Thanks.
JA: What programs and versions are you using?
Customer: Downloaded latest version 3wks ago...programs? simply adding data by hand.
JA: What is your ideal outcome? How can we solve this for you?
Customer: how do I de-activate these two unwanted columns
JA: Anything else you want the programmer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Programming
Expert:  Richard replied 8 months ago.

Hi there and welcome

I believe you are referring to the option to groping rows

Select the problem rows, then Try Data > Group > UnGroup

Does this then stop it?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
the 2 columns still appear...the slider boxes have disapearred
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no thanks...I'll preceed myself...thanks
Expert:  Richard replied 8 months ago.

Columns will always appear...

Can you attach the file do I can see which columns you are referring to please?

Expert:  Richard replied 8 months ago.

ok, well the columns you either need to delete by right clicking on the label at the top then Delete

The sliders is Grouping and this you did via Data > Group > Group by accident. It is a feature in Excel that allows you to manage the display of data easily.

I am not sure what though you mean with the No Thanks... but if you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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