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How do I calculate square footage in excel ?

I want to crate a spreadsheet so that I can enter measurements for a house &
have the total square footage displayed. I am having issues with the
calculations due to feet & inches. Any suggestions or tips???
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Answer: How do I calculate square footage in excel ?

Calculating Square Footage in Excel

1. Create a new spreadsheet in Excel and label the columns as "Length", "Width", and "Area".

2. In the "Length" and "Width" columns, enter the measurements for each room in feet and inches. For example, if a room is 12 feet and 6 inches long, enter "12'6" in the cell.

3. To convert the feet and inches to decimal format, use the following formula:
Formula:
``` =LEFT(A2,FIND("'",A2)-1)+RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-FIND("'",A2))*0.0833  ```
4. In this formula, A2 is the cell containing the measurement in feet and inches. The formula will convert the feet and inches to decimal format.

5. To calculate the area, multiply the "Length" and "Width" columns. To do this, enter the following formula in the "Area" column:
Formula:
``` =B2*C2  ```
6. To get the total square footage for the house, use the SUM function to add up all the areas. For example, if you have 3 rooms, enter the following formula in a cell at the bottom of the "Area" column:
Formula:
``` =SUM(D2:D4)  ```
That's it! You should now have a spreadsheet that calculates the total square footage for a house based on the measurements you enter. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.
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How do I calculate square footage in excel ?

You need to convert your feet and inches values to numeric values. See
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/feetinches.htm and
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/fractional.htm

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I want to crate a spreadsheet so that I can enter measurements for a house
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have the total square footage displayed. I am having issues with the
calculations due to feet & inches. Any suggestions or tips???

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