## Convert Inches to Centimeters or Vice Versa in Excel Worksheets

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated October 14, 2022

Applies to: Microsoft® Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021 and 365 (Windows)

You can convert cm to inches (inches to centimeters or centimetres) using formulas with operators or functions in Excel. This is useful since the regional settings on a computer affect the default measurement system used in Excel and other programs.

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The following are the conversion amounts:

1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 cm = 0.3937 inch

### Divide to convert from cm to inches

To convert from cm to inches by dividing:

1. Click in a cell where you want to insert the converted amount.
2. Type =cell to convert/2.54 (for example =A2/2.54)
3. Press Enter.

In the following example, the conversion formula is entered in column B: ### Multiply to convert from inches to cm

To convert from inches to cm by multiplying:

1. Click in a cell where you want to insert the converted amount.
2. Type =cell to convert*2.54 (for example =A2*2.54)
3. Press Enter.

In the following example, the conversion formula is entered in column B: ### Use the CONVERT function

You can also use the CONVERT function to convert measurements.

The CONVERT function uses the following syntax: =CONVERT(Cell to convert,Units to convert from,Units to convert to).

The units must be entered in quotation marks or double quotes (such as "cm").

### Convert cm to inches using the CONVERT function

To convert cm to inches using the CONVERT function:

1. Click in a cell where you want to insert the converted amount.
2. Type =CONVERT(cell to convert,"cm","in"). For example, type =CONVERT(A2,"cm","in").
3. Press Enter.

In the following example, the conversion formula is entered in column B: ### Convert inches to cm using the CONVERT function

To convert inches to cm using the CONVERT function:

1. Click in a cell where you want to insert the converted amount.
2. Type =CONVERT(cell to convert,"in","cm"). For example, type =CONVERT(A2,"in","cm").
3. Press Enter.

In the following example, the conversion formula is entered in column B: There are also other units you can use with the CONVERT function.

This article was first published on November 27, 2020 and has been updated for clarity and content.

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You can convert cm to inches (inches to centimeters or centimetres) using formulas with operators or functions in Excel. This is useful since the regional settings on a computer affect the default measurement system used in Excel and other programs.
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