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How to move the group plus/minus sign to top in Excel?

While tie range of cells together with the Group function in Excel, do you know how to move the plus or minus signs to the top of each group? Actually, you need to change the Outline settings. This article will show you step by step to achieve it.

Move the group plus/minus sign to top in Excel

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arrow blue right bubbleMove the group plus/minus sign to top in Excel


1. Go to the worksheet with group you want to move the plus/minus signs to top.

2. Click Data > Outline setting button. See screenshot:

3. In the Settings dialog box, uncheck the Summary rows below detail box, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then you will see all group signs are moved to top of the group.


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    Joe · 4 months ago
    I have a sub group that has no plus/minus place to click. Why is this and how do I fix?
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    Joe Sargent · 5 months ago
    I HAVE ONE SET OF SUB GROUPS THAT IS NOT PUTTING A PLUS/MINUS SYMBOL!!!! HOW DO I FIX THIS AND WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?????
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    Sourabh · 1 years ago
    Thanks, it was a great help!
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    yoyo · 1 years ago
    Fantastic, helped me