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UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« on: November 14, 2004, 06:20:36 PM »
I made an excel spreadsheet conversion program between metric imperial. It was for my sweet wife when she came here.
It does weight, volume, length, temperature etc.
If there is a way to post it I will do so for anyone interested.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2004, 06:43:10 PM »
Very kind of you - those conversions are always a bit of a nightmare

edit - snipped a discussion concerning how best to upload. See next post
« Last Edit: November 15, 2004, 05:44:44 AM by GrahamE »
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 05:43:23 AM »
The spreadsheet is now uploaded onto (my) websapce and you can download it from
http://www.wellho.net/downloads/cascode_converter.xls (just click on that URL - no need to type it in).

Looks like exactly the sort of thing that we could have done with around here a couple of years back - please feel free to download it everyone - thanks, Cascode

[I guess I should add the inevitable disclaimer that says that the spread sheet looks "clean" to me but you should check it, you download it "as is", and that if you have any questions, Cascode's your man not me  ;) ]
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 05:55:32 AM »
The spreadsheet is now uploaded onto (my) websapce and you can download it from
http://www.wellho.net/downloads/cascode_converter.xls (just click on that URL - no need to type it in).

Looks like exactly the sort of thing that we could have done with around here a couple of years back - please feel free to download it everyone - thanks, Cascode

[I guess I should add the inevitable disclaimer that says that the spread sheet looks "clean" to me but you should check it, you download it "as is", and that if you have any questions, Cascode's your man not me  ;) ]

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2004, 09:56:27 AM »
What a great tool Cascode and thanks to Graham for hosting it.  I hope you don't mind but I shall sticky this for a while!
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2004, 02:25:42 PM »
No problem.
I didn't give any instructions, but it should be self explanatory.
For each little conversion, you can change the left hand cell only. The rest of the worksheet should be protected (if I remembered to do that on all sheets) so it shouldn't be possible to change the formulas.
I also noticed there were no imperial to metric conversions for length. I have added that and will send a new version to Graham.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2004, 04:06:08 PM »
This is fantastic!  Thanks!
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2004, 05:45:54 PM »
That's very groovy,  & helpful,  but I love www.convert-me.com

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2004, 06:58:25 PM »
Good site. And there are others. I also have a programme that is so old it was around before the Dead Sea reported sick.

The only merit in what I offered is that you don't need to be on line to use it.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2004, 07:17:18 PM »
I thought yours was groovy. :)  It's on my puter now.  I mostly like the name of convert-me - it helps me remember I DO have a place to find conversions. I am VERY forgetful, even when I have book marks.

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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2004, 09:52:06 PM »
Nice one.
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2004, 09:56:03 PM »
I've just uploaded "Mark 2" that Cascode forwarded to me ... some extra conversions and ... ah - I'll let him tell you about any other changes. Still at same URL.
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2005, 01:34:14 PM »
I just discovered that my new Mobile (Samsung D-500) has got a built in converter - it does Currency, Length, Weight, Volume, Area, and Temp - how cool is that?

No more going into B&Q and trying to figure out how many inches 1395 mm is! (54.52745 in case you were curious)
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2005, 10:50:42 AM »
I made an excel spreadsheet conversion program between metric imperial. It was for my sweet wife when she came here.
It does weight, volume, length, temperature etc.
If there is a way to post it I will do so for anyone interested.

I love the idea, Cascode, but I don't have Excel  :\\\'(

In the absence of any computerised converter, I have a little non-electronic gadget I bought at Lakeland that converts stuff. It looks like a salt cellar and you turn it to read what you want converted. I'm not making much sense, am I? Anyway, it's easy to use and very handy to keep on the kitchen counter next to the stove. Saves time running to the computer every time I need something converted!
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Re: UK-US food subsitutions and Conversion chart
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2005, 10:17:33 PM »
http://www.onlineconversion.com/

its free... no software needed.   ;)  I use it when I am cooking or converting temperatures from C to F

Great spread sheet, btw!   ;D  Cheers for that!
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