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I am putting together a schedule for an upcoming training and was hoping to use Excel in order to create it.  I have specific times that some events are starting but am still playing around with the length of the presentations within larger sections.  I was wondering if there was a way to use a formula in Excel to flesh some of this out.

The format I was looking at would be having a cell with a time length (say 5 minutes) and then a start time (say 8:00AM) and have a formula I could drag/copy down to create the schedule (8:05AM, 8:10AM, 8:15AM, etc).  I wanted to have the time length be able to be changed (to 10 or 15 minutes) and therefore be a cell referenced in a formula.  Is this possible and if so, how?

Thank you!

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in B1 put your time length as an excel time (as an example, so it displays as 0:05:00  which would be 5 minutes

in A1 put your start time

in A2 put in

=A1+$B$1

then drag fill cell A2 down the column for as far as you need to go.  You can then change the value in B1 when you wish to have a new/different interval.

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Tom Ogilvy

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