Format Cells as Time in Excel

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This free Excel macro formats a selection of cells in the Time format in Excel. This Time number format means that instead of just numbers, an actual sort of digital clock display will appear. By default, this format is in hh:mm:ss AM/PM. This means the Time format will show the hour, the minute, the seconds, and the AM or PM designation in Excel.

If you are working with time in Excel, you need to use the Time number format. This macro allows you to quickly and easily apply this format to a large number of cells in Excel.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Excel Macro to Format Cells as Time in Excel

Sub Format_Cell_Time()

Selection.NumberFormat = "[$-F400]h:mm:ss AM/PM"

End Sub





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How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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