I’ve pasted into an excel file lots of number such as 43:11 or 22:06. These represent goals scored and goals against. However excel is recognising them as dates and times. I want it so that I have two columns with 43 and then 11 for example, instead of 43:11. Whatever I have tried it has become confused because it things of it as a time. I’ve tried formatting as text, numbers etc. Any ideas?
This will work in Excel 2016 (other versions have the same functionality but the menus may be slightly different):
- Copy your numbers to the clipboard
- In Excel, select the Home ribbon
- Click the downward arrow under the
Pastebutton (the leftmost icon on the ribbon).
Use Text Import Wizard
- Wizard appears. Make sure
Delimitedis checked and
My data has headersis not checked.
- In the
Otherand in the box next to it type
If you are typing values into a cell, then format the cell as Text before typing. If you are importing material from an external source, then tell the Import Wizard that the field containing these values is Text.