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. 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: 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: 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 > 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! ... --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: ooo-users-unsubscribe@incubator.apache.org For additional commands, e-mail: ooo-users-help@incubator.apache.org