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    issue in displaying time in milliseconds

    Hi All

    I am using Excel 2007 and in one of my cell I call the function =NOW() to display the current time.

    I want to display the time also in milliseconds so I change the Cell Format from
    Custom d-m-jjjj u:mm to u:mm.000 according to a lot of post I viewed.

    When I do this an error message popups saying "Microsoft Office Excel cannot use the number format you typed.
    Try using one of the built-in number formats." I tried also u:mm.### but it doesn't work.


    I thinking that probably some other setting on Excel might be done, but I don't know where to find.
    Can you help me?

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    Re: issue in displaying time in milliseconds

    Not being from Amsterdam, I can't tell exactly how the formatting should go but I did the same thing in the US and have attached it. Check the custom formatting in A1 and try duplicating it on your sheet. Does that work for you?
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    Re: issue in displaying time in milliseconds

    Quote Originally Posted by manustone
    I tried also u:mm.### but it doesn't work.
    I suspect you need to use , rather than . to denote the milliseconds, ie: u:mm,000

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    Re: issue in displaying time in milliseconds

    Great!
    It works really cool using comma instead of do so ",000" is the solution.
    Thank you all gentlemen
    Mn

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