Time format in Excel by default is "HH:MM:SS", but they can be formatted into different styles.
1. To Enter a Time
For example, to enter a time of "4:20:15":
Step 1: Select a cell and type the hour "4" from the keyboard
Step 2: Type the time separator: ":" (colon)
Step 3: Enter the minute by type "20"
Step 4: Type another colon separator
Step 5: Enter Second (e.g., 15)
Step 6: You can format to a different style, please check how to format time into different styles.
The time format in the formula bar will not changed even you changed to a different format in the cell.
2. To Enter Current Time
To enter current time, you can use:
– Excel function of "=NOW()", or
– Excel shortcut of "Ctrl+Shift+:" (colon).
"=NOW()" will have us the time with today's date while the shortcut will have us only the time.