## An Excel conversion question

## An Excel conversion question

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Does anybody know if it is possible to covert

I could not find anything on this.

Thanks

**meters**to**feet-fractional inches**in excel?I could not find anything on this.

Thanks

## RE: An Excel conversion question

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## RE: An Excel conversion question

Over the past few months, I have posted a bunch of things to the PTC Mathcad boards, including a feet-inches-fractions calculator. Included in that particular post is an Excel spreadsheet to do F-I-F calculations. My spreadsheet does NOT include metric to F-I-F, but I think you should be able to use my spreadsheet as a way to shorten your task. You can find it here: http://communities.ptc.com/docs/DOC-5190

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## RE: An Excel conversion question

Feet, in B1: =INT(CONVERT($A1,"m","ft"))

Inches, in C1, format as fraction: =((CONVERT($A1,"m","ft")-B1)*12)

The problems with this are that you probably won't like the numbers they choose for the fraction, and the value is now split over two cells, so you can't use it as a value in further calculations.

A UDF should be pretty easy, I'll have a look.

Also for a general purpose unit converter, have a look at: http://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/un...

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## RE: An Excel conversion question

=m2ftin(10) returns 34' 5.39"

=m2ftin(10, 16) returns 34' 5 6/16"

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Also the second "ft = Int(inch1 / 12)" in the code is redundant.

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## RE: An Excel conversion question

http://excel-formulas.blogspot.com.au/2009/07/disp...

If you have the dimension in feet in A2 then:

=INT(A2)&"' "&TEXT(12*(A2-INT(A2)),"# #/#")&CHAR(34)

will give feet and inches with fractions.

If you want to convert from m to feet and inches all in the one cell it would be (with metres in A1) :

=INT(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft"))&"' "&TEXT(12*(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft")-INT(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft"))),"# #/#")&CHAR(34)

If you have decimal inches as a value in a cell you can format it to display as eighths, sixteenths, etc, but I don't know how to do that in a text formula.

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## RE: An Excel conversion question

Thank you very much for all the replies, incredibly helpful

## RE: An Excel conversion question

=INT(A2)&"' "&TEXT(12*(A2-INT(A2)),"# #/16")&CHAR(34)

see:

http://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/py...

for more details, and download of UDFs providing conversion in both directions, and unit conversion spreadsheet.

Doug Jenkins

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## RE: An Excel conversion question

https://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/f...

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