## How to quickly convert time to text or number of hours/minutes/seconds in Excel?

In this tutorial, I introduce the methods to convert time to text string or number string, or the number of decimal hours, minutes and seconds in Excel.

Convert time to text string

Convert time to number string

Convert time to number of hours/minutes/seconds

#### Convert time to text string

Here is a formula can convert time to text string.

Select the cell which will place the text result, type this formula =TEXT(A1,"hh:mm:ss AM/PM"), press Enter key. And if you need, drag fill handle down to apply this formula to the below cells.

#### Convert time to number string

To convert time to number string, you just need to format the time cells as General.

Select the time cells you want to convert, click Home tab, go to Number group, select General from the drop down list.

#### Convert time to number of hours/minutes/seconds

If you want to convert time to number of hours/minutes/seconds, you can choose one of below methods to deal with.

Convert time to number of hours/minutes/seconds with formula

 Time Formula Result 16:15:48 =A1*24 16.26 16:15:48 =A1*1440 975.8 16:15:48 =A1*86400 58548

Remember to format the result cells as general.

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Select the cells you want to convert, click Kutools > Content > Convert Time > Time to Hours/Time to Minutes/Time to Seconds.

Then the time will be converted.

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in the description is the wrong formula...
It is NOT: =TEXT(A1,"hh:mm:ss AM/PM")
It is: =TEXT(A1; "hh:mm:ss AM/PM")

with a semicolon, not a comma!
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I want to substitute time in the string, but whenever i use the formula the time converts into timevalue, i dont want time value. Can you please teach me what to do?[img]https://ibb.co/NVvknsF[/img]
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Hi, Md. Shariful Islam, add TEXT function to fix the time format in the formula, the result will keep the time format but not the value.
=SUBSTITUTE(A1,MID(A1,13,8),TEXT(F1,"hh:mm:ss"))
See the screenshot:
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Hi have a excel roster with time formulas to calculate the total hours for the week for each employee.

My question is on the days that staff member is OFF / Public Hol / Annual leave etc.
Wanting to enter words instead of time when someone is off or sick or on annual leave of if Pub Hol but when time in the words it messes up the time calculation giving a value error.

How do i enter words in a time cell without messing up the calculations.
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Hi, could you upload a file or a screenshot to show what's your data structure like for me to better find a solution?
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¡Excelente ! Gracias
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Thank You! I've been looking for a way to do this all day!
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These formulas are super helpful, thank you. I find that I have a question about your Convert Time To Text String formula.I am using it to retain the hh:mm formatting in Excel into a Word doc via a mail merge.
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Hiunable to get the formula in the excel
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