After doing some research I just gave up and decided to use the 4 sheets to 1 envelope of powdered gelatin conversion due to the differing ideas regarding its actual conversion value. However, my question is.... If a recipe asks you to soak the sheet gelatin and I want to substitute powdered gelatin, then do I still have to soften the powdered gelatin? If so, how much water should I use? If not, do I just add in the powdered gelatin where the recipe tells me to add the softened sheet gelatin? I feel this would be hard to decide because a sheet of gelatin can just be removed from water and wrung of excess liquid, whereas we can't just pull out the powdered gelatin and wring that out... any ideas? Much appreciated!!