'copy&paste' web tabular data into excel

Hi All,

I have data that should always be treated as text.
From a web page I 'copy&paste' bunch of rows. Some of the cells
have data that looks like this '23:59' or 24:01' basically mm:ss
format. I'm only interested in this as text. What happens '23:59' is
displayed as is in the excel cell but on the other paste brings it in
as '24:01:00' instead of '24:01'.

I tried pre-defining that column as text but the 'paste' overrides it
and brings it in as some date/time field.

How to overcome this?

Thanks so much.

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