change 4 digit number to time with formula or shortcut

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Format cells as time
Select range and press Ctrl+Shift+2 to format cells as time. (Shift 2 is the @ sign).

Gerald Higgins

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Here's one way, there are likely to be others.
Assume your number 0430 is in cell A1.

Code:
=LEFT(B11,2)/24+RIGHT(B11,2)/1440

and then format as HH:MM
 

Gerald Higgins

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Sorry, formula should be
Code:
=LEFT(a1,2)/24+RIGHT(a1,2)/1440
assuming your number is in cell A1.
 

Datsmart

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Code:
=--TEXT(A1,"00\:00")
Think this came from Barry Houdini.
 
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