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February 9th 07, 03:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Excel calculation of duration in hours and minutes

The standard functions in excel allow to calculate duration in hours
and minutes, using the format hh:mm for the result. However; hh:mm is
normally used only for clocktime: any duration of more than 23:59 will
start again from 00:00, whilst the result could be any figure (24:00;
168:00, ...). Does Excel provide a solution?

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February 9th 07, 03:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 SteveW external usenet poster Posts: 427
Excel calculation of duration in hours and minutes

Format as [h]:mm rather than hh:mm

Steve

On Fri, 09 Feb 2007 15:11:49 -0000, > wrote:

> The standard functions in excel allow to calculate duration in hours
> and minutes, using the format hh:mm for the result. However; hh:mm is
> normally used only for clocktime: any duration of more than 23:59 will
> start again from 00:00, whilst the result could be any figure (24:00;
> 168:00, ...). Does Excel provide a solution?
>

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February 9th 07, 03:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Sandy Mann external usenet poster Posts: 2,345
Excel calculation of duration in hours and minutes

Yes it does. Try a custom format of [hh]:mm

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> wrote in message
ups.com...
> The standard functions in excel allow to calculate duration in hours
> and minutes, using the format hh:mm for the result. However; hh:mm is
> normally used only for clocktime: any duration of more than 23:59 will
> start again from 00:00, whilst the result could be any figure (24:00;
> 168:00, ...). Does Excel provide a solution?
>

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February 9th 07, 03:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Esbee external usenet poster Posts: 1
Excel calculation of duration in hours and minutes

Great, it works! Thanks for the turbo response. May I add a
complication? The difference between scheduled time and actual time
(Time A - Time B) can also be negative: however, excel does not allow
a negative time-value... Or does it?

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February 9th 07, 04:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 David Biddulph external usenet poster Posts: 620
Excel calculation of duration in hours and minutes

Tools/ Options/ Calculation/ 1904 date system
But if you do that, be careful if you are trying to transfer dates to and
fro with spreadsheets set up with the conventional 1900 system.
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David Biddulph

"Esbee" > wrote in message
oups.com...
> Great, it works! Thanks for the turbo response. May I add a
> complication? The difference between scheduled time and actual time
> (Time A - Time B) can also be negative: however, excel does not allow
> a negative time-value... Or does it?
>

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