Convert Inches to Centimeters or Vice Versa in Excel Worksheets

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated July 29, 2021

Applies to: Microsoft® Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 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.

Recommended articles: How to Hide Formulas from Clients, Colleagues and Other Users

The following are the conversion amounts:

1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 cm = 0.3937 inch

Dividing 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:

Convert cm to inches in Excel by dividing.

Multiplying 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:

Convert inches to cm in Excel by multipying.

Using 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 quotes (such as “cm”).

Converting 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 cm to inches using the Convert function in Excel.

Converting 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:

Convert inches to cm in Excel using the Convert function.

There are also other units you can use with the CONVERT function.

Subscribe to get more articles like this one

Did you find this article helpful? If you would like to receive new articles, join our email list.

Related articles

How to Use Flash Fill in Excel to Clean or Extract Data (Beginner’s Guide)

How to Quickly Fill in Missing Values from the Cell Above in Excel

10 Great Excel Navigation Shortcuts

How to Highlight Errors, Blanks and Duplicates in Excel Worksheets

3 Excel Strikethrough Shortcuts to Cross Out Text or Values in Cells

Related courses

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Excel: Data Analysis with Functions, Dashboards and What-If Analysis Tools

Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Power Query to Get and Transform Data

Microsoft Excel: New and Essential Features and Functions in Excel 365

Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

VIEW MORE COURSES >

Our instructor-led courses are delivered in virtual classroom format or at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some live classroom courses may also be delivered at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca if you'd like to arrange custom training on a date that's convenient for you.

Copyright 2021 Avantix® Learning

You may also like

3 Excel Strikethrough Shortcuts to Cross Out Text or Values in Cells

3 Excel Strikethrough Shortcuts to Cross Out Text or Values in Cells

You can apply strikethrough to text or values in Excel to cross out or create a line through a cell or part of a cell. There are 3 common ways to apply strikethrough in your Excel worksheets – using a built-in keyboard shortcut, using the Font dialog box, or by adding a command to the Quick Access Toolbar.

How to Lock the Position of a Slicer in Excel

How to Lock the Position of a Slicer in Excel

Slicers are a great tool in Excel to filter tables or pivot tables. You can lock the position of a slicer in an Excel worksheet using a two-step process. First, select the slicer or slicers and Disable resizing and moving in the Format Slicer task pane (and choose other options based on your preferences). Second, protect the sheet using the Review tab in the Ribbon. There are a few important options you’ll need to select to get this to work.

Microsoft, the Microsoft logo, Microsoft Office and related Microsoft applications and logos are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in Canada, US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of the registered owners.

Avantix Learning | 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5E 1W7 | info@avantixlearning.ca

Summary
How to Convert Cm to Inches in Excel (or Inches to Cm)
Article Name
How to Convert Cm to Inches in Excel (or Inches to Cm)
Description
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.
Author
Publisher Name
Avantix Learning

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This