# How do I enter degrees, minutes, seconds

1. ## How do I enter degrees, minutes, seconds

I have an excal project that requires me to use degrees, minutes and seconds.
How do I enter this into a cell

2. ## RE: How do I enter degrees, minutes, seconds

For the degrees go to insert menu and select symbol; make sure your font says
symbol and locate the degree symbol, press enter.
For the time, go to format menu and select cells, press the number tab and
select time and find the format you want to use.

"Edwn" wrote:

> I have an excal project that requires me to use degrees, minutes and seconds.
> How do I enter this into a cell

3. ## Re: How do I enter degrees, minutes, seconds

Hi Edwn

for a good explaination on the topic check out
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/latlong.htm

Cheers
JulieD

"Edwn" <Edwn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have an excal project that requires me to use degrees, minutes and
>seconds.
> How do I enter this into a cell

4. I just ask for the date in three cells putting "Degrees? " in (say) A1, "Minutes? ",in A2, and "Seconds? " in A3 with the data entered in B1, B2, B3 respectively. (Later of courrse you will lock all the cells except the ones in which data is to be entered). Then in another cell put "=A1+B1/60+C1/3600". If you are talking latitude and longitude you will ask "N or S?" in A4 and get the answer in B4. Then (assuming the last calculation was done in C1) write in D1 "IF (UPPER(C1))="S".-C1,C1" to get a negative figure if the latitude is Southern. Depending on how bright the users will be you may want to validate the input!

5. ## Re: How do I enter degrees, minutes, seconds

Hi!

When you have formatted a cell as [h]:mm:ss, enter your data as, for
example, 12:48:06.
You will then find you can calculate using the contents of the cell

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