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# RE: Steel-Detail: feet and inches in Excel

• To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
• Subject: RE: Steel-Detail: feet and inches in Excel
• From: "Gary Hodgson & Associates" <ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com>
• Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 08:09:43 -0500
• Priority: normal

```I agree.  Being an old f--t, I resisted going metric for a long time.  But one Christmas, as I sat drinking my nog and perusing my new copy of the CISC
steel handbook, I decided that it would be easier to go with the flow and use the metric data instead of converting all the time.  It took time but I can
use metric comfortably now and wish that everybody would go that way.  Unfortunately being close to the border means that a lot of people still hear and
use Imperial or US units.  I hope nobody minds this little bit of rambling.

Gary

On 11 Mar 2003 at 15:54, Mark Geoghegan wrote:

> Not a direct answer, but the easiest way is to drop feet and inches
> altogether and go metric, as in "mm" or "m" etc!
>
> Only Liberia (in western Africa), Myanmar (Burma, in southeast Asia)
> and the USA are left in the non-metric world. Come join the rest of
> the world and see the benefits.
>
> Mark Geoghegan
> Honolulu, HAWAII
>
>              > -----Original Message-----
>              > From: Ken Peoples [mailto:kspeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net]
>              > Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 7:28 AM
>              > To: Steel Detail; Seaint
>              > Subject: Steel-Detail: feet and inches in Excel
>              >
>              >
>              > Do any of you know of a simple way of inputting feet >
>              and inches in Excel?  I currently separate the two > into
>              two different cells but think that there must > be an
>              easier way.  (I don't want to convert to > decimal feet
>              or use all inches) > Thanks in advance, > Ken > > Kenneth
>              S. Peoples, P. E. > Lehigh Valley Technical Associates,
>              Inc. > 1584 Weaversville Road > Northampton, PA
>              18067-9039 > Phone: (610) 262-6345 > Fax: (610) 262-8188
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