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From Mikkel Bang <facebookman...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2012 12:40:39 GMT
*cough* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_over_configuration *cough*
;)

Mikkel

2012/6/3 Dan Lewis <elderdanlewis@gmail.com>

> Regina Henschel wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>     Create a spreadsheet in which all the columns have a width of 2.5cm.
> Save it as a template in the template folder of the user folder. File >
> Templates > Organize. Open the My Templates folder, right click the
> template, and select Set as default template. Close the dialog.
>     The next time you open a new spreadsheet, the columns should be 2.50cm.
>
> --Dan
>
>
>>> 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<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<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<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!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>  Niall Martin
>>>> Phone 0131 4678468
>>>> Please reply to: niall<at>rndmartin.cix.co.uk
>>>>
>>>>
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