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Make time count by using formulas

Calculate times by using formulas in Excel
Learn how to calculate times by using formulas in Microsoft® Excel.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Two self-paced lessons and two practice sessions for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to use formulas to:

  • Find the number of hours worked in a day or a week.
  • Convert a number from one unit of measure to another, such as years to minutes.

Before you begin

You should complete the course Audio course: Get to know Excel: Enter formulas, or you should already be familiar with Excel formulas, functions, cell references, and function arguments.

How many hours did you work this week? What's the total if you deduct your lunchtimes? In this course you'll learn how to use formulas to fill out a timecard in Excel. And just for fun, you'll find out how many minutes you've been alive, by using Excel to convert time from years to minutes.

To learn more about this course, you can read the overview in the center of this page or the detailed table of contents in the left column.

Click the Next button to start the first lesson.

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