Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Determining a date's quarter
For financial reports, you might find it useful to present information in terms of quarters. The following formula
returns an integer between 1 and 4 that corresponds to the calendar quarter for the date in cell A1:
This formula divides the month number by 3 and then rounds up the result.
Converting a year to roman numerals
Fans of old movies will like this one. The following formula converts the year 1945 to Roman numerals:
This function returns a text string, so you can't perform any calculations using the result.
Finally! The long-awaited companion function was introduced In Excel 2013. Use the
ARABIC function to convert a Roman numeral to a value. Here's an example, which re-
turns 1945:
Time-Related Functions
Excel includes a number of functions that enable you to work with time values in your formulas. This section
contains examples that demonstrate the use of these functions.
Table 6-5 summarizes the time-related functions available in Excel. Like the date functions discussed earlier,
time-related functions can be found under the Date & Time drop-down list via Formulas Function Library.
Table 6-5: Time-Related Functions
Returns the hour of a time value
Returns the minute of a time value
Returns the current date and time
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