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Thread: Highlighted rows in "Format as Table" and cannot undo/delete!! Help.

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    Highlighted rows in "Format as Table" and cannot undo/delete!! Help.

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    I thought I was so clever figuring out how to highlight alternating rows in Excel 2010 and it looked really cool until it wouldn't let me sort my rows past the first page. So, I have tried everything to undo the highlighting and it just won't happen. I did what various help sites told me to do but to no avail.
    I didn't do the original formatting through the conditional formatting way, I did it by clicking on the "Format as Table" then picked the color I wanted and unclicked "header row".
    Anyone able to help me undo this?
    Thank you!

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    You can remove the table features by selecting a cell in the table, then going to Table Tools --> Design --> Convert to Range. You may have to manually un-format at that point.

    I am a little curious though, you couldn't sort past the first page. Any chance that you had blank rows in the middle of your range? For each to treat a table as such, there can't be any blank rows or columns in the data range at all. My suspicion is that you got a table applied, but only part way down your data.
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