When you use Microsoft Excel to keep track of time, you may also need to calculate the final statistics. To view the total time spent, you can add hours and minutes or subtract the start and end time to see the amount of work time.
Total time in Microsoft Excel
In Excel, you can track the amount of time you spend completing a project. You can use a combination of formulas and formatting to get all the time spent on yourself or the customer bill.
Format cells for hours and minutes
Note that we use the H: MM structure to adapt to the timing of hours and minutes. Although Excel should recognize this when entering data, you can ease your mind by formatting cells.
To do this, select cells containing your inputs or right-click Format Cells Choose. Also, you can from the tab Home Roy Format Click and Format Cells Choose.
In the Format Cells window, go to the tab Number go. In the box Category, Optional Custom Choose. Then, h: mm From the selection list or enter this template in the Type box.
To apply the template to cells, tap OK click.
Addition of time using a formula
If you only have a few inputs, you can calculate the sum of hours and minutes with a simple formula. Select the cell in which you want the time to be displayed. Enter the following formula and replace your cellular reference:
To apply the formula, press the Enter key. Now you need to see the total hours and minutes of your inputs.
Addition of time using the Sum function
If your time tracking tab has a lot of inputs, using the SUM function is the easiest way. Select the cell at the bottom of the inputs. To fever Home Go on «Sum» Click, previously called AutoSum.
Excel must identify the cells you want to use. If Excel fails to detect, simply drag the cursor over the cells containing the times you want and press Enter.
You should now see the total number of hours and minutes of your inputs.
24-hour formatting of times
You may get an incorrect result when you collect inputs that use 24-hour time. To prevent this, you must format the result cell.
Select the cell containing the formula and right-click and Format Cells Choose. Also, you can go to Home> Format> Format Cells go.
In the Format Cells window, make sure the tab Number it’s been chosen. Custom From the box on the left and from the menu @; mm:[ ] Select or enter the same template in the Type box.
To apply the format to the cell, you must z OK click. Now, you should see accurate results for inputs using the 24-hour time format.
Subtraction of time in Microsoft Excel
Another useful way to track time in Excel is start and end time. This can be true of your project or perhaps your career schedule. By following the steps below, you can calculate the total working hours.
Format cells for time
Like when you save hours and minutes, it’s best to make sure your input cells are formatted correctly. Cells should be formatted according to time (for example, 4:30 in the morning).
Select the cells containing your inputs and right-click and Format Cells Select or to Home> Format> Format Cells go.
In the Format Cells window on the tab Number, Option Time Select from the box on the left. For the hour and minute format, select 1:30 PM.
Roy OK Click to apply the template to the cells.
Subtraction of time in Excel
Select the cell in which you want the result to be displayed and enter the following formula. Replace the cell reference with your reference:
Press Enter to apply the formula. Next, you may need to format the cell for hours and minutes to display all the time spent. By default, results may be displayed as a time of day.
Select the cell containing the formula and right-click and Format Cells Select or to Home> Format> Format Cells go.
In the Format Cells window and in the tab Number, Option Custom Select as category. Optional h: mm Select it or enter it in the Type box and tap OK click.
You should now be able to see the exact number of hours and minutes spent.
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