Adding time in excel

jerseyboy

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I have a column of times [these are high and low tides for each day in the calendar year, eg High 6:35 AM, Low 12:15 PM]

I also have a list of adjustment factors, measured in minutes and seconds [these are to display the reference times for another location, eg High -3:35, Low -4:19]

I can do this for dozens of measurement stations, so I really hope excel can do the heavy lifting for me

Example:

Reference site: H: 6:35 AM. L: 12:15 PM
Site 1 factors: H: -3.35, L: -4:19 --> Site 1 tides: H:6:31:25 AM, L: 12:10:41 AM
Site 2 factors: H: +2:15; L: +2:09 -->Site 2 tides: H:6:37:15 AM, L: 12:17:09 AM
 

jerseyboy

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A bit of a clue.

If I type in a negative time such as -00:03:35, excel thinks I'm starting a formula and tosses up an error message.

But if I Ctl-A Ctl-X Ctl-V on the offending time, excel accepts it just fine.

This is definitely bizarre.
 

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