# Convert Time to Text in Excel (3 Effective Methods)

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In this article, we will show the ways to convert time to text in Excel with proper illustrations. The following image shows the input and output briefly.

## Convert Time to Text in Excel: 3 Effective Methods

### 1. Use TEXT Function

The TEXT function converts a value to text in a specific number format. In this section, we will use a formula based on the TEXT function to convert time to text in Excel.

ðŸ“Œ Steps:

• First, we add a new column on the right side.

• Now, go to Cell C5.
• Then put the following formula based on the TEXTÂ function.

`=TEXT(B5,"hh:mm:ss")`

• Press the EnterÂ button.

• Finally, drag the Fill Handle icon downwards.

Here, time is converted to text without changing the presentation.

### 2. Use a Suitable Text Editor

In this section, we will use a suitable text editor. We will copy the time to the editor, and then paste them into some text formatted cells.

Apply the following steps.

ðŸ“Œ Steps:

• Go to the DesktopÂ window.
• Press the right button of the mouse.
• Choose the Text Document option from New section on the appeared menu.

• A new notepad window appears.

We will paste data into this notebook.

• Go to the Excel Sheet.
• Choose the Range B5:B9. Press the Ctrl + C to copy data.

• Paste the data into the notepad by pressing Ctrl+V.

• Now, change the format of the cells where to put the data.
• Choose the Range C5:C9.
• Press the down arrow from the NumberÂ format.
• Choose the Text option from the list.

• Now, copy data from the notepad.

• Then, paste data on Cell C5.

We can see time is converted to text with no change in data representation.

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### 3. Convert Time to Text Using Text to Columns Tool

In this section, we will apply the text to columns feature to convert time to text.

ðŸ“Œ Steps:

• First, we copy the data from the Time column into the next column.

• Choose Range C5:C9.
• Select the DataÂ tab.
• Choose Text to Columns from the Data ToolsÂ group.

• The Convert Text to Columns Wizard window appears.
• Choose the DelimitedÂ option.
• Then, press the NextÂ button.

• 2nd window of the Convert Text to Columns WizardÂ feature.
• Unmark all the options from the Delimiters, then press the NextÂ button.

• The last window appears finally.
• Choose the TextÂ option.
• Click the FinishÂ button.

• Look at the sheet.

Converted data are in text format.

## Conclusion

In this article, we described how to convert time to text in excel with function and other features. I hope this will satisfy your needs. PleaseÂ give your suggestions in the comment box.

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