# convert cm to inches

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Worksheet Functions' started by Guest, Jan 22, 2005.

1. ### GuestGuest

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?

Guest, Jan 22, 2005

2. ### BiffGuest

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?
>.
>

Biff, Jan 22, 2005

3. ### Bernard LiengmeGuest

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
news:18a701c500a9\$902983c0\$...
> 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?
>>.
>>

Bernard Liengme, Jan 22, 2005
4. ### Gord DibbenGuest

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 Tools>Add-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?

Gord Dibben, Jan 22, 2005