#### change general format to time w/o losing the data

```Help - I have several spreadsheet with military time i.e.
1701, 1615, etc.  The cells are in general format.  Since
I need to calculate hours from these times, I tried to
convert them to [h]:mm but when I do, it changed the
number 1701 to 40824:00. I tried to change the cell format
to hh:mm but it gave me zeros.  I use Excel 2000. Thanks.
```
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anonymous (74721)
9/29/2004 12:36:12 PM
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```Hi

With your number in cell A2:
=TIME(LEFT(A1,2),RIGHT(A1,2),0)

--
Arvi Laanemets
(When sending e-mail, use address arvil<At>tarkon.ee)

"klaire" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:09db01c4a620\$e7753900\$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Help - I have several spreadsheet with military time i.e.
> 1701, 1615, etc.  The cells are in general format.  Since
> I need to calculate hours from these times, I tried to
> convert them to [h]:mm but when I do, it changed the
> number 1701 to 40824:00. I tried to change the cell format
> to hh:mm but it gave me zeros.  I use Excel 2000. Thanks.

```
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garbage (651)
9/29/2004 12:58:20 PM
```Hi

two options - to convert the 1701 or whatever to "time" try
=TIME(INT(A1/100),MOD(A1,100),0)
where the A1 has 1701 in it

also you can calculate with your original format of time in the following
way:
with your start time in A1 (0800)
your end time in A2 (1730)
in A3 the formula to determine the number of hours between them would be
=DOLLARDE(A2/100,60)-DOLLARDE(A1/100,60)

Hope this helps
Cheers
JulieD

"klaire" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:09db01c4a620\$e7753900\$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Help - I have several spreadsheet with military time i.e.
> 1701, 1615, etc.  The cells are in general format.  Since
> I need to calculate hours from these times, I tried to
> convert them to [h]:mm but when I do, it changed the
> number 1701 to 40824:00. I tried to change the cell format
> to hh:mm but it gave me zeros.  I use Excel 2000. Thanks.

```
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JulieD1 (2295)
9/29/2004 1:02:01 PM
```Thank you!!
>-----Original Message-----
>Hi
>
>With your number in cell A2:
>=TIME(LEFT(A1,2),RIGHT(A1,2),0)
>
>
>--
>Arvi Laanemets
>(When sending e-mail, use address arvil<At>tarkon.ee)
>
>
>"klaire" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:09db01c4a620\$e7753900\$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> Help - I have several spreadsheet with military time
i.e.
>> 1701, 1615, etc.  The cells are in general format.
Since
>> I need to calculate hours from these times, I tried to
>> convert them to [h]:mm but when I do, it changed the
>> number 1701 to 40824:00. I tried to change the cell
format
>> to hh:mm but it gave me zeros.  I use Excel 2000.
Thanks.
>
>
>.
>
```
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anonymous (74721)
9/29/2004 1:04:57 PM
```And one more:

=TIMEVALUE(TEXT(A1,"00\:00"))

And format it the way you like:  [h]:mm

klaire wrote:
>
> Help - I have several spreadsheet with military time i.e.
> 1701, 1615, etc.  The cells are in general format.  Since
> I need to calculate hours from these times, I tried to
> convert them to [h]:mm but when I do, it changed the
> number 1701 to 40824:00. I tried to change the cell format
> to hh:mm but it gave me zeros.  I use Excel 2000. Thanks.

--

Dave Peterson
ec35720@msn.com
```
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ec35720 (10082)
9/29/2004 11:00:07 PM

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