At 18:46 01/08/2013 +0200, Adam Noname wrote:

`I use format [[HH]:MM for time. Then hour can be maximum 2 digit
``number ( from 0 to 24 ). Is it possible for calc to add sign :
``after every second number ? Or : is it possible for calc to use
``sign : when I press key ./del on numerical keypad ?
`

`Not as far as I know. Times are stored as numbers - as fractions of
``a day - so any number you enter, even if it contains a point, is
``interpreted as a number of days but then displayed in hours and
``minutes, as you have chosen. Critically, it is the presence of the
``colon that would indicate that you are entering a time in hours and
``minutes, and I don't see how you can stimulate that interpretation without it.
`

`The simplest workaround might be to enter just the digits of the time
``- always including the units digit of minutes - into a column (let's
``say column A) formatted as number. Then, in another column (say B),
``you could calculate the required value in the appropriate
``formula. In B1, enter:
`=TIME(INT(A1/100);MOD(A1;100);0)
Fill this down column B and format the column as a time as you require.

`If you prefer, you could format column A as 0:00, which would make
``column A look like the times you require. But note that these would
``still not be the genuine time values you require and you would still
``need to calculate the column B values before you could calculate with
``them successfully.
`

`Note that you could hide column A after you have completed entering
``your data. Alternatively, you could put the data entry column
``somewhere out of the way - perhaps even on a separate sheet.
`
I trust this helps.
Brian Barker
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