by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 16, 2014)
Kathy is having problems creating nested subtotals in Excel. It seems that when she thinks she has it right, she ends up with disorganized subtotals, with the subtotals being after the grand total.
This problem seems to be a known issue to the folks at Microsoft; it has affected users of both Excel 2002 and Excel 2003. The problem and its solution is discussed in this Knowledge Base article:
In short, you can fix the problem in Excel 2002 and Excel 2003 by downloading a hotfix or service pack.(You can also do a Registry edit to effect a fix.)
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