How to show time with milliseconds in Excel? (2023)

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For example a recorded time contains milliseconds, such as 10:33:50.235. When I type this time into a cell in Excel, the time shows as 33:50.2. After changing to the time format, the time shows as 10:33:50 AM with milliseconds disappearing. Is there any way to show time normally with remaining milliseconds in Excel? Yes, the following method will help you solve it easily.

Show time with milliseconds by Format Cells feature in Excel

Show time with milliseconds by Format Cells feature in Excel

This method will walk you through creating a custom time format to show time with milliseconds in Excel. Please do as follows:

1. Select the time cells that you will show time with milliseconds, right click and select the Format Cells from the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:
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2. In the opening Format Cells dialog box, go to Number tab, click to highlight the Custom in the Category box, and then type the format code hh:mm:ss.000 into the Type box.
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3. Click the OK button. Then you will see the milliseconds are showing with time as below screenshot shown:
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Peter Bain

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Thank you for this information. I need to enter times as per a stop watch in minutes, seconds and hundredths eg 1.23.56. I then need to calculate time differences which can be positive or negative. I get an error if negative and it shows #######. Ideally I would like to enter using . rather than : as I have a larger number of times to enter.

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Brett

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Thanks very much for this.

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Something to watch out for: in some locales it won't work if you use this exact solution. In my version you need to use the format "uu:mm:ss,000" (that's a comma instead of a decimal point, and u is for "uren", dutch for hours).
Not sure whether it has to do with windows version, windows language, windows regional settings, used locale or office version.

For those of you who still want to show a decimal instead of a comma (like me), you can use this workaround (if your value is in cell A1)

=SUBSTITUTE(TEXT(A1;"uu:mm:ss,000");",";".")

Or adapt where necessary for your locale.

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...but when you go back to edit the number in the formula bar, the milliseconds are gone (as shown in video). That makes editing very difficult.
Our local format is "mm:ss,000" (not using hours in this case). When I enter number "00:40,123" it displays correctly in the cell, but in the fomula bar it shows "00:00:40". If I enter the formula bar and hit enter, the number in the cell then displays "00:40,000" - losing those crucial milliseconds. I have yet to find a reason, or even more important - a solution.

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James

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I need 6 digits of precision, but "hh:mm:ss.000000" throws an error "Microsoft Excel cannot use the number format you typed"
How to I get 6 digits of milliseconds?

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Hi there, instead of formatting the cell as a time, you should format it as text to show more then 3 digits of milliseconds:

1. Select the cell range where you will input thoses times with more then 3 digits of milliseconds.
2. Press Ctrl + 1 to open the Format Cells.
3. On Number tab, select Text in the Category list. Then click OK.
4. Enter the times in these cells.

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Tino

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Hallo,

ich brauch die Uhrzeit in Millisekunden als statischen Wert. Excel gibt mit der Tastenkombination (command + shift + Semikolon) die Uhrzeit statisch aus. Allerdings mit den Werten 00,000 für Sekunden und Millisekunden. Kennt jemand eine Lösung für dieses Problem? Die Eingabe von statischen Zeitwerten müsste relativ schnell geschehen (ca. 100 Werte innerhalb von 30-40 Minuten).

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Amanda Lee Tino

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Hi there,

As far as I know, you cannot show milliseconds with the shorcut key. You can use the VBA method below:

1. Select the cell where you want to show the time in milliseconds, and then press Ctrl + 1 to open the Format Cells dialog.
2. Select Custom, and copy and paste hh:mm:ss.000 in the Type input box. Then click on OK to close the dialog.
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3. Press Alt + F11 to open the VBA window, and then click Insert > Module.
4. Copy and paste the following code into the module window.

Sub TimeStamp()'Update by ExtendOffice 20220902 ActiveCell.Value = Format(Now, "hh:mm:ss") & Right(Format(Timer, "0.000"), 4)End Sub

5. Click F5 to run the code.

Hope this could help you 🙂

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How do I extract time from milliseconds in Excel? ›

Select a blank cell besides the first time cell, enter the formula =RIGHT(TEXT(A2, "hh:mm:ss. 000"),3)/1000 (A2 is the first time cell in the list) into it, and then drag the Fill Handle down to the range as you need. Now you will get the calculation results showing as time with milliseconds as above screenshot shown.

Can Excel handle milliseconds? ›

This does not mean that Excel cannot process time values with milliseconds. The only requirement is that they are in a format that Excel recognizes. You should also assign a custom format to the cells so that you can easily read the values.

How do you show time in milliseconds? ›

Usually we display time in in 12 hour format hh:mm:aa format (e.g. 12:30 PM) or 24 hour format HH:mm (e.g. 13:30), however sometimes we also want to show the milliseconds in the time. To show the milliseconds in the time we include “SSS” in the pattern which displays the Milliseconds.

How do I make Excel show time? ›

Insert a static date or time into an Excel cell
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It's equally easy to calculate how many milliseconds are in a number of samples. In this case, they use the following formula: Samples divided by ​the sample rate = milliseconds.

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What is the symbol for a millisecond? ›

but . A second (of time) has the symbol sec. (not ): a millisecond is msec.: a microsecond is sec.

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Timestamps in milliseconds and other units. Timezones, Unix timestamps in milliseconds & UTC.

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A 13 digit timestamp is used in JavaScript to represent time in milliseconds. In PHP 10 a digit timestamp is used to represent time in seconds.

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Please do as follows:
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  2. In the opening Format Cells dialog box, go to Number tab, click to highlight the Custom in the Category box, and then type the format code hh:mm:ss.

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Select and right click the cells with time you want to display in minutes and seconds, and then click Format Cells in the right-clicking menu. See screenshot: 2. In the Format Cells dialog box, click Custom in the Category box under Number tab, type [m]:ss into the Type box, and then click the OK button.

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