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Add to elapsed time when editing test results?

When editing test results, is there a way to continue the elapsed time?

We have test cases that have multiple steps that may not all be completed at one sitting. As the tester goes along, they mark each step, then set the overall status of the test case as “In Progress”, and save the result. They then pick up the test case later and edit the result to finish the remaining steps. Unfortunately, when you hit the “Start” button for elapsed time, it starts from 0 again and doesn’t add to the previous elapsed time.

I know an additional result could be added instead of editing the existing result but that does not meet our needs.