Date and Time in Excel

I am trying to figure out how to get Excel to show dates and times and also add those.

I would get one cell that would say 2-Jul-13 22:45PM and I would copy that cell over.  I would change it to 3-Jul-13 03:32AM and it would show up as 00:00 in the cell.

I am trying to build the spreadsheet something like
1-Jul-2013 22:00 1-Jul-2013 22:45  2-Jul-2013 03:45  2-Jul-2013 13:00 2-Jul-2013 14:00

and then 1-Jul-2013 22:45  2-Jul-2013 03:25  and 2-Jul-2013 13:25 2-Jul-2013 14:25 would be added up to 8 hours (1-Jul-2013 22:45  2-Jul-2013 and 2-Jul-2013 13:00 2-Jul-2013 14:00) - I used and easy time to give you an idea.

It would repeat on the next line
2 Jul 2013 and then times etc.
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Michael FowlerSolutions ConsultantCommented:
You can format the cells to display the date and time in the format of your choice

Here is a good link outlining how date/times work in Excel


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coreybryantAuthor Commented:
Thanks - let me take a look at it.  I am needing to add the date / time and then have it be added together.  

For example:
3 Sep 2013 22:34   4 Sep 2013 0435

Would it be best to keep everything in the same cell?
it's best to keep date and time in the same cells as it makes computation easier.

you can also change how the date is shown by using the TEXT function.
=TEXT(cell reference,"d MMM YYYY h:mm")

or press  just press CTRL+1  
click "custom" and paste or type d MMM YYYY h:mm into window
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