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From Josef Latt <Josef.L...@gmx.net>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2012 06:33:08 GMT
Hi,

think such a feature request is unnecessary and I cannot see any 
advantage changing this.
If someone want to have this, he can create a standard template.

Regards

Am 03.06.2012 08:12, schrieb Niall Martin:
> The problem with that comment is what standard other countries are using.  The yard was
> an imperial unit, based on a bit of metal kept in London, and until say Canada and India
went
> metric, their units were based on that.  But in the 80s it was discovered that the length
of the
> bit of metal kept in London, the Imperial yard, had been drifting down over time, and
the
> legislation was based on an estimate of what that length once had been. I suppose the
USA,
> as usual a law unto itself, has done something else, or ignored the problem, but if it
has, its
> measurements will still be based on the Imperial yard.  (I do know that their volume
> measures are different from the Imperial units, but that is not at issue here.  Though,
does
> anybody know of another country still using the pound/foot measurement system?)
>
> Best wishes
>
> On 2 Jun 2012 at 19:20, NoOp wrote:
>
> Send reply to:  	ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> To:             	ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> From:           	NoOp<glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
> Subject:        	Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm
> 	to 2,50cm
> Date sent:      	Sat, 02 Jun 2012 19:20:58 -0700
>
>> On 06/02/2012 11:54 AM, Niall Martin wrote:
>>> 2.54 cm to the inch, it certainly is by law. It follows from
>>> legislation in the 80s, I think, which defined the UK yard as 0.9144
>>> metres exactly.  If you do your arithmetic that leads to 2.54 cm to
>>> the inch, exactly.
>>
>> Well not *exactly* - it depends upon how many decimal places you'd
>> care to use, which country (most do abide by SI Units - BIPM, NIST
>> ect), and which law&  which reference.
>>
>> <http://physics.nist.gov/Pubs/SP811/appenB.html>
>>
>> 1 ft = (1200/3937) m
>>
>> 1200/3937 = 0.3048006096
>>
>> =(1200/3937)/12
>>   = 0.0254000508
>>
>> And of course there is the infamous '0.02540005'...
>>
>> For legal and practical purposes, in most cases, 1 inch = 2.54
>> centimeters. And yes, I've already responded to Mike regarding this.
>> However, please keep in mind that your response is country centric,
>> and most likely refers to:
>> <http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/72/section/1>  But that
>> "legislation" is (again) country specific and goes back to my original
>> comments: You see the problem? You call it tamatoe, I call it
>> tomato...
>>
>> [OT] Btw I pronounce 'River Thames' as th-ames (same as James) insead
>> of 'tems/tĕmz/temmz'. I suppose there are several explainations for
>> this (none in law that I know of), but I quite like this one:
>> <http://www.proto-english.org/l10.html>  Any yes, all of this has been
>> discussed/debated/departed on the old OOo lists. So my recommendation
>> is to let it be.
>>   :-)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Best wishes
>>>
>>> On 2 Jun 2012 at 8:07, Mike Scott wrote:
>>>
>>> Send reply to:  	ooo-users@incubator.apache.org Date sent:
>>> 	Sat, 02 Jun 2012 08:07:01 +0100 From:           	Mike Scott
>>> <mike@scottsonline.org.uk>  To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
>>> Subject:        	Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell
>>> width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
>>>
>>>> On 02/06/2012 05:01, NoOp wrote:
>>>>> On 05/30/2012 03:28 PM, Dwayne Henderson wrote:
>>>>>> Why is the default cell width in OOo 2,27cm?
>>>>>
>>>>> Actually mine (I suppose you are referring to _column_ width) is:
>>>>> 0.89" which works out to be:
>>>>>
>>>>> 2.2606 cm (1" = 2.540005cm)
>>>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>>>
>>>> ?? IIRC 1 inch is /exactly/ 2.54cm. I've no idea where your figure
>>>> might come from!
>> ...
>>
>>
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>
>
> Niall Martin
> Phone 0131 4678468
> Please reply to: niall<at>rndmartin.cix.co.uk
>
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