[mso] How can I enter Hours and minutes in excel 2007

  • From: "mikebreen" <mikebreen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 09:47:28 -0000

How do you set a spreadsheet to recognise hours and minutes in entering
figures. The option in format cells never shows it how I enter it. 

In format cells / number tab / custom I select hh:mm but it never recognises
an entry. E.g. 3 Hrs 45 mins shows as 10:48. But 10.48 what. 


To show 3.75 hours in hours and minutes I have to enter main digit then a
formula - = (3+(0.75/100)*60). Doing this for every line is quite


Can anyone simplify it for me please. 


Thanks in advance.



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