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How to convert various unit measurements in cells in Excel?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2013-07-01

You may need to convert between different unit measurements in cells now and then, such as convert meter to yard, pound mass to ounce mass, etc. This article will introduce some tricky things about how to quickly convert between various unit measurements in Excel.

Provided that you measure distance with meter as in the following table, and you need to convert those values’ unit measurement into yard.


arrow blue right bubble Convert between various unit measurements in Excel with Convert function

Using Convert function to convert one unit measurement to another unit measurement in Excel, it’s a little complicated.

Step 1: Enter the formula of =CONVERT(A1,"m","yd") in a blank cell, and press Enter key. In this case, we enter it in Cell E1. Then you will see the 212 meter is converted to 231.846 yard and fill the Cell E1.


Step 2: Select the Range of E1: G5, which contains same size as A1:C5.

Step 3: Click the Home > File > Down / Right.

Then you will see the unit measurement of all data in A1:C5 is converted to yard, and fill the E1:G5.

Note: In the formula, you must use the right shortening of measurements. For example, you can use the "yd" but not the "yard", "lbm" but not the "Pound mass", etc. You can find out the right shortenings in the following web page:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/convert-HP005209022.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HP003056127


arrow blue right bubble Convert between various unit measurements in Excel with Kutools for Excel

For most starter users of Microsoft Excel, it's hard to remember the exact shortening of all measurements, and might have problems to apply the Convert function. Kutools for Excel's Unit Conversion tools is able to convert between various unit measurements quickly.

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Step 1: Select a range you want to work woth.

Step 2: Click the Kutools > Content Converter > Unit Conversion…. See screenshot:

Step 3. Specify the unit style in the drop-down box of Unit, and then select source unit in the left box, converted unit in the right box, and you will see the result in the Preview box. See screenshot:

Step 4. Click Ok or Apply.

Then you will see the measurement of all data in A1:C5 is converted to yard, and fill the selected Result range.

Note: If you want to keep the source unit in the cells and show results in the comment, you can check Add results as comment. See screenshot:


Kutools for Excel's Unit Conversion tool can quickly convert measurements from one unit to another in your Excel, including Angle, Bits bytes, Distance, Energy, Force, Source, Volume, Mass, Liquid, Time and Temperature. Click to know more…


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The URL above that shows the proper abbreviations for the various units of measurement is a broken link. Here is the new or updated link on the Microsoft website to see the various measurement units available:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/CONVERT-function-D785BEF1-808E-4AAC-BDCD-666C810F9AF2
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How to convert MM to CM Plz Ans
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milli = 10^-3, centi = 10^-2, millimeter --> centimeter would me multiplying by 10.

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