mm:ss formatting

levy77

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Does anyone have a solution to formatting mm:ss without the AM/PM after it. I'm creating a spreadsheet where I need to put time as an input, say for a race where something like 10:30 would be 10 minutes and 30 seconds. There are then some calculations done on the time which says if time is below 10 minutes the person gets 20 points, if above 20 minutes the person gets 0 points then uniformly distributed for all other values between 10 and 20 minutes. The cutoff points will also be dynamic, so that you could change the lower bound to something like 12:30, which would be 12 minutes and 30 seconds.

Is there also a way once the formatting is correct, to apply data validation so that the person must enter mm:ss exactly?

This sheet will be spread to a large number of different computers so I wont be able to just change the computers default time setting as this will be redundant when other people open the sheet.

Does anyone have any suggestions or direction?

Cheers.
 

sandy666

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sure, but in this case you cannot calculate time automatically and you'll need some formulas to do that
ok if it works for you
have a nice day
 

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