How to display time in minutes format only in Excel?

Supposing you have a list of HH:MM:SS time format cells, and now you want to display this time cells in minutes format only. What can you do? In this tutorial, we will show you two methods of displaying time in minutes format only in Excel.

Display time in minutes and seconds format with Format Cells function
Display time in minutes format with Kutools for Excel


Display time in minutes and seconds format with Format Cells function

You can format the HH:MM:SS cells to minutes and seconds only by customizing a format in the Format Cells dialog box. Please do as follows.

1. Select and right click the cells with time you want to display in minutes and seconds, and then click Format Cells in the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:

2. In the Format Cells dialog box, click Custom in the Category box under Number tab, type [m]:ss into the Type box, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then the selected time cells are displayed in minutes and seconds only as below screenshot shown.


Display time in minutes format with Kutools for Excel

You can also display HH:MM:SS time format cells in minutes with the Convert Time utility of Kutools for Excel.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the cells with time you want to display in minutes, and then click Kutools > Content > Convert Time > Time to Minutes.

Then all HH:MM:SS time format cells in selected range are displayed in minutes only immediately (you can specify the decimal number as you need). See screenshot:

Note: With this Convert Time feature, you can also display the time format as hours or seconds only.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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    Murray · 4 years ago
    How would you go about creating a formula to deduct/add one time value from another to give you a total time?

    For Example:

    10:00am (Cell 1) + 12:00pm (Cell 2) = 2 Hours or
    10:00am + 12:30pm = 2.5 hours

    I am looking to create a sort of timesheet to track my hours worked and would simply like to enter my Start time and End time and have it calculate to reflect total time worked. Been struggling with this for years.