May 16, 2008, Newsletter Issue #256: Converting hours and minutes into minutes in Excel

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There is a way to convert time expressed in hours and minutes into minutes only, even though Excel doesn´t have a minutes-only format. Enter a measure of time in hours and minutes, such as 2:25, into any cell, such as A1. In another cell, enter the formula =Hour(A1)*60+minute(A1). Excel will then convert the time into minutes.

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