Entering current time and then finding the difference

JoeGill

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I need to be able to do two things in my excel spreadsheet. I have three columns. One for and "in" point, one for an "out" point, and one for "trt" (total running time).

In the "in" and "out" column I need the short cut to enter current time (CTRL + SHIFT + ;) to enter the time in hh:mm:ss, it's default is to enter hh:mm:00.

Second, in the "trt" column I need excel to automatically calculate the difference in time between the two columns." e.g. I enter 14:20:15 in column a, and 14:22:15 in column b, column c automatically reads 2:00.

Any help is really appreciated. Thanks.
 

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JoeGill said:
I need to be able to do two things in my excel spreadsheet. I have three columns. One for and "in" point, one for an "out" point, and one for "trt" (total running time).

In the "in" and "out" column I need the short cut to enter current time (CTRL + SHIFT + ;) to enter the time in hh:mm:ss, it's default is to enter hh:mm:00.

Second, in the "trt" column I need excel to automatically calculate the difference in time between the two columns." e.g. I enter 14:20:15 in column a, and 14:22:15 in column b, column c automatically reads 2:00.

Any help is really appreciated. Thanks.

Point1: Format the entires column to how you want it to show. The shortcut for entering should then assume this format

Point2: =b1-a1 with the cells in a proper time format.
 

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