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Help Needed Converting Inches to Millimetres :)
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Jun 4, 2014, 04:46 PM
To whom it may concern.... as I'm just not sure what category to post this thread...

I have a project to have done for a client in the USA... I'm a graphic designer based in Ireland and I use only millimetres.

I can convert basic inches to millimetres easily... using my OSX widgets or using online conversion... but my client has given me sizes with eights of an inch in the measurement... and this has be totally spooked.

Can anyone help and convert the following measurements to millimetres for me... as these dimensions are for a 32" flatscreen TV and I will setting up my document in Quark to allow for a cutout effect in the large format graphic panel I will be getting printed... so I would like to allow for a 15mm gap all around the TV... but to get this accurate...

I need an accurate conversion of the dimensions below:-

The 32” TV is 29 1/8wide x 17 3/8 high

Can anyone help me from the USA with this so I get the correct dimensions.

Thanking you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Anthony MacCarthy
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Jun 4, 2014, 05:47 PM
Uhm, am I missing something ?

This is basic math.

3/8 of an inch in cm = 3/8 * 2.54 = 2.54/8*3


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Jun 4, 2014, 06:07 PM
One inch = 25.4 mm

So the TV is 740 mm wide x 442 mm high.
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Jun 5, 2014, 05:44 AM
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
This. I think that Spotlight on the Mac will do it too.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
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Jun 5, 2014, 10:13 AM
Also, 1/8 is 0.125.
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Jun 6, 2014, 06:24 PM
My OSX Dashboard has a conversion tool for this sort of thing.
(admittedly, I'm on 10.6.8, so who knows if it still exists)
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