Entering Time Data

tball

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Entering Time Data

I need to enter a whole lot of hand written time data into a spreadsheet. The data is in the format hh:mm:ss, (i.e. 03:21:32, 11:23:32, 18:11:22, …)

I am working on a laptop and I am looking for ways to reduce key strokes, is there a way to format a cell to automatically enter the colon “:”? I just want to type 032132 and have excel convert this to 03:21:32.

Any ideas would be helpful.

Thanks
tball
 

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fairwinds

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Hi,

You could:

-Format the cells as text.
-Enter the values as you describe.
-Apply =TIMEVALUE(REPLACE(REPLACE(A1,5,0,":"),3,0,":")) in an adjascent column.
- Copy and paste special values.
 

Brian from Maui

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In addition to Fairwind's solution, you could also custom format the range to,

00\:00\:00

This however is not a true time value and must be converted if you're using the times for calculations. Use,

=Text(A1,"00\:00\:00")+0
 

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