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Stuart: I am not sure I am explaining what I want to do. If a shift starts one day and continues into the next day, I don't want the conditional formatting in #3 to happen. When I input the times in Excel, the a2 turns red.

Questions: What do need to do to prevent the cell from turning red? How can I restate my conditional format to accept 24:00 in the cell and any time after 24:00 (e.g., 24:05) to turn red? Do I need to restate my other conditional formats?

I use Excel 2007 and this is my set up for my timesheet in hh:mm format:

A1 = 18:00 m(6:00p)

A2 = 24:00 (12:00a)

To get the difference between the two times, this is the following formula I am

using:

=IF((OR(a2="",a1="")),0,IF((a2<a1),((a2-a1)*24)+24,(a2-a1)*24))

My conditional formatting for a2 is:

1) isblank(a2) = No formatting

2) =IF(AND(a2>=TIME(23,55,0),a2<=TIME(24,0,0)),"","") = no formatting

3) =OR(a2<TIMEVALUE("23:55"),a2>TIMEVALUE("24:00")) = red fill with white font

(1) As I said, there's no such time as 24:00. Midnight is 0:00, not 24:00. And even if there were a time of 24:00, there SURELY is no time LATER than 24:00, so a2>TIMEVALUE("24:00") makes no sense, since after 23:59:59, the next second is 0:00:00.

(2) Why are you entering times only, and creating so much complication? Couldn't you enter

6/14/14 18:00

in A1, and

6/15/14 0:00

in A2? The number of hours from A1 to A2 would simply be

=(A2-A1)*24

It's not that it's impossible to work with times only. But in the real world, in every project I've every worked on, it's much much more clear and precise to enter the day and time, rather than just the time.

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