Last Update: 3/24/2019
When you copy and paste cells containing time data from MS Excel and paste them into Origin, you will likely see that the data display in Origin as "12/30/1899". This is Excel's "base date". The pasted time data remains but the trick is to get Origin to display it:
If you import your MS Excel data -- as opposed to copying and pasting -- into Origin, your time data should display properly in the worksheet without performing the above steps.
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