Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Converting an Elapsed Time to a Decimal Number
Some employers pay their employees based on work time that is measured in decimals as portions of an hour. For example, if an employee works a 7-hour and 45-minute day, the employer pays that person for 7.75 hours of work time.
Here is how to represent elapsed work times in decimalized fashion.
• Enter and copy as needed the numeric formula, example
• Select the formula range and right-click that selection.
• From the right-click popup menu select Format Cells.
In the Format Cells dialog box:
• Click onto the Number tab.
• In the Category list, select Number.
• In the Decimal Places field, select your desired setting. I selected 2 decimal places.
• In the Negative Numbers field, I selected the black font style -1234.10.
• Confirm your format selections by clicking the OK button.
Here a simpler formula: (Time Out – Time In) X 24
Like your blog, very instructive.
Hi Daniel, thank you for following my blog, and thank you for your formula suggestion, which sure is simpler and better than mine. Thanks so much, I’ve made a note of your formula for my future reference.