Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video How Excel records and stores times, part of Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times.
…In this worksheet called times, we've got data entries in columns B…and C, and also with a different set of data in column I.…Recognize that they are formatted differently, and there are…a number of built-in formats for displaying times in Excel.…As with dates, times are considered numerical entries.…If you type a time using a colon any time of day you wish, for example 6:30,…as I press enter, it's automatically right aligned giving…us a tip that this is actually a value.…Days are recorded as one, value one is equal…to a day times our portions of a day.…
Now, although it wouldn't necessarily ever need to see…the value behind this, if this were 6 o'clock exactly.…So if I, I'll retype it as 6:00, that's one fourth of a day.…And it you were to click the Comma button in…here, just for reference, you could see that's a 0.25.…Rarely do we need to do this, but there…will be times when you get data from other sources.…You might have a time column, and if you're seeing decimals…instead of colons, perhaps those numbers have to be formatted differently.…
- Understanding how Excel records and stores dates and times
- Looking at standard date and time entry options and acceptable alternatives
- Using the TODAY and NOW functions
- Customizing date formats
- Using keyboard shortcuts
- Formatting time for hours over 24
- Calculating differences across dates and times
- Calculating the day of the week
- Working with holidays
- Validating dates
- Converting formatted dates to usable data
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Excel Date and Time Systems
2. Creating Date and Time Entries
Instant date and time entry1m 28s
3. Date and Time Formatting
4. Date and Time Functions
5. Calculating with Dates and Times
6. Using Dates and Times with Excel Commands
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