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#1
January 22nd 05, 04:59 PM
 VPH Posts: n/a
convert cm to inches

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?

#2
January 22nd 05, 05:41 PM
 Biff Posts: n/a

Hi!

From Excel help on convert:

"If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME?

Check Analysis ToolPak

OR

1 centimeter = 0.393700787 in

=A2*.393700787

Biff

-----Original Message-----
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?
.

#3
January 22nd 05, 06:42 PM
 Bernard Liengme Posts: n/a

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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"Biff" wrote in message
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Hi!

From Excel help on convert:

"If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME?

Check Analysis ToolPak

OR

1 centimeter = 0.393700787 in

=A2*.393700787

Biff

-----Original Message-----
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?
.

#4
January 22nd 05, 06:59 PM
 Gord Dibben Posts: n/a

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

To load the Analysis Toolpak go to ToolsAdd-ins and checkmark the ATP.

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 08:59:01 -0800, VPH wrote:

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?

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