question for excel usersq

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by thebighat, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. thebighat

    thebighat

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    Does anybody know what the cell measurements are in Excel? If you put the arrow on the line dividing two lines, a box opens that says 12.75 17 pixels. what is the 12.75 measurement? Millimeters? I have to print out a template for a calligraphy project and I thought this would be an easy way to get the line spacing I need. I can't find any command to change measurements anywhere.
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I would guess points. But I'm not sure.

    Phil
     
  3. anneke

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    An Excel cell height is between zero and 409 points. The best thing to do is define your margins and your view, then print out a row of cells, then measure them.

    They use points, not mm to adjust for different views, margins etc.
     
  4. jock

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    By my calculation a vertcal pixel is 1/100", ergo 17 pixels = 0.17". Or close enough to be going on with. (The horizontal pixel appears to be very slightly larger by 9.375%.)

    Jock
     
  5. thebighat

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    That's the info I was looking for. Thanks. Now I have to drag out the dial caliper, measure the pen nib, and set the lines 5 nib widths apart. Every book I've got on calligraphy shows how to do this with just making little lines with the pen, but it's so much easier to complicate things.