[mso] Re: Excel 2003

Andrew,
I believe the custom format

[h]:mm (Note the brackets around the h)

will yield the format that you're looking for.

Clem

--- Ray Blake <ray@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Andrew,
> 
> I'm not aware of an easy way to do this, but here's
> a hard way that
> works!
> 
> 1. Future date and time in A1
> 2. =NOW() in B1
> 3. =A1-B1 in B2
> 
> Cell containing hours reads: =ROUNDDOWN(B2*24,0)
> Cell containing minutes reads:
> =ROUNDDOWN(MOD(B2*24*60,60),0)
> 
> Fun, fun, fun.
> 
> Ray
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Andrew
> Sent: 27 November 2004 11:49
> To: Mso@Freelists. Org
> Subject: [mso] Excel 2003
> 
> 
> I am subtracting the result of NOW() from a future
> Date+Time and I would
> like to show the result in hours and minutes.  The
> Time format does not
> answer, because it returns a 24hr clock format.  Do
> I need a complex
> formula (multiply by 24 and take the integer part
> for the hours,
> multiply the decimal part by 60 for minutes and use
> TEXT() to format as
> hhh:mm) to do this or is there a custom format which
> I have missed?
> 
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