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From Regina Henschel <rb.hensc...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2012 12:12:37 GMT
Hi Josef,

Josef Latt schrieb:
> 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.

Of cause I can set the column width to 2.5cm in the template and save 
that. But every new document based on that template starts with column 
width 2.27cm.

How do you set the template column width?

Kind regards
Regina

>
> 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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