Convert Cm to Inches or Vice Versa in Excel Worksheets

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated November 27, 2020

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

You can convert cm to inches (or inches to cm) 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

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 multipying:

  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.

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