HELP, EXCEL KEEPS CHANGING TIMES ENTERED

riverelf71

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I am hoping someone can help me, I am sure it is a formatting problem. My son is on the swim team, and I am working on a spreadsheet showing best times, qualification times etc. The format of the numbers I am attempting to enter is minutes, seconds, tenths and hundredths of seconds, notated like this:

51.99 (seconds, hundredths of seconds)

1:51.59 (one minute, 51.59 seconds)

every time I entered the second number in a cell, it automatically rounded it to 1:51.6...I played with the formatting and made things even worse, to where the first number (51.99) was being changed into something completely different. Is there a way I can override this function completely and just type in what I want and have it stay that way? HELP!!!
 

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hatman

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If you are not performing any calculations, you can simply enter these numbers as text '51.99 or '1:51.59
 

Datsmart

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Custom format your cell as "mm:ss.00" to show the .59.
You can format the first cell the same, but you must enter 00:51.99
 

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