Excel Functions&Formulas >> convert cm to inches

by VlBI » Sun, 23 Jan 2005 00:59:01 GMT

Although the convert function is listed in excel 2002 help it is not
available from the insert formula command and it does't work in excel 2002.
s there a way to get it to work?
=CONVERT(A2,"cm","in") Returns NAME?

Excel Functions&Formulas >> convert cm to inches

by Biff » Sun, 23 Jan 2005 01:41:11 GMT


Hi!

From Excel help on convert:

"If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME?
error, install and load the Analysis ToolPak add-in."

Goto Tools>Add-ins

Check Analysis ToolPak

OR

1 centimeter = 0.393700787 in

=A2*.393700787

Biff

help it is not
work in excel 2002.

Excel Functions&Formulas >> convert cm to inches

by Bernard Liengme » Sun, 23 Jan 2005 02:42:26 GMT

Since WWII the inch (Imperial and US) has been defined as 2.54 cm EXACTLY.
This means the US has been sort-of-metric for 60 years!
So a more accurate conversion is 0.393700787401575

I would use (1/2.54) as the conversion factor.

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Excel Functions&Formulas >> convert cm to inches

by Gord Dibben » Sun, 23 Jan 2005 02:59:29 GMT

VPH

If you read the 2002 Help on CONVERT carefully you will see this........

If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install and
load the Analysis ToolPak add-in.

To load the Analysis Toolpak go to Tools>Add-ins and checkmark the ATP.


Gord Dibben Excel MVP

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