pasting time from html

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Subject: pasting time from html
Posted by:  DJH (dherm…
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010

I am copying invoice data from HTML that I am pasting into excel.  I
have multiple fields measured in hours/minutes/seconds.  As an

I copied the number 212:00:00.  When I paste it into excel it is
recognized as 1/8/1900 8:00:00 PM.  I want it recognized as
212:00:00.  What are my options to convert?