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Unable to do conditional formatting on columns containing time values [closed]

asked 2012-05-05 08:53:57 +0200

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updated 2012-05-05 09:04:20 +0200

Hi, I'm trying to give conditional formatting to a column in LibreOffice Calc containing time values. I have selected the column format as Time format(HH:MM:SS) Now when I try conditional formatting on this column, for e.g, to highlight all fields with time greater than 09:30, all the fields get highlighted, except the blank cells in between.

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answered 2012-05-05 11:03:00 +0200

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You probably typed 9:30 in the condition field. While Excel is clever enough to accept 9:30 (and then converts it to number in the background), Calc doesn't.

(You can check in Excel that if you return to the Conditional Formatting dialog instead of 9:30 there is 0.395833333333333)

You have two options: type the actual value (in this case 0.395833333333333) or point to a cell which contains your condition in time format i.e. just have a cell somewhere in the spreadsheet or on another sheet with 9:30

In addition you can add this as a request for an enhancement in
https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/bug/

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