How to Convert Feet to Meters in Excel: 4 Simple Methods

Method 1 – Converting Feet to Meters Using Arithmetic Operations

Arithmetic Operations such as Multiplication (i.e., x) or Division (i.e., /) are the basic tools to go with converting feet to meters. Converting feet to meters manually requires a Conversion Operator. For multiplication, the Conversion Operator is 0.3048, and for division, it’s 3.28.

Step 1: In an adjacent cell use the Multiplication (in this case used here) or the Division Conversion Operator with the feet values.




Arithmetic Operations-Convert Feet to Meters in Excel

Step 2: Press ENTER and drag the Fill Handle to convert all the foot entries into meters, as shown below.

Fill Handle

Use the Division Conversion Operator instead of the Multiplication. In both cases, the outcomes remain the same.

Multiplication and Division Operators

Method 2 – Using CONVERT Function to Convert Feet to Meters

Excel offers the CONVERT function that converts given cell values from a specified unit to another specified unit. The syntax of the function is

CONVERT (number, from_unit, to_unit)

Here, in the arguments,

number; the numeric value you want to convert.

from_unit; numeric values’ existing unit.

to_unit; numeric values unit you want them into.

Step 1: Paste the formula in any blank cell (i.e., E5).


In the formula,

D5 = number

“ft” = from_unit

“m” = to_unit

CONVERT Function-Convert Feet to Meters in Excel

Step 2: Use the ENTER key to execute the function and drag the Fill Handle to apply it to the entire range.

CONVERT Function Outcome

Method 3 – Feet to Meters Conversion Using Excel Paste Special Feature

Step 1: Type one of the Conversion Operators Multiplication (i.e., 0.3048) or Division (i.e., 3.28) as depicted below.

Paste Special-Convert Feet to Meters in Excel

Step 2: Copy (CTRL+C) the Conversion Operator cell (i.e., D4) highlight the entire value cells.

Copy then highlight

Step 3: Right-click on any highlighted cells. The Context Menu appears. Choose Paste Special > click on Paste Special (situated at the bottom of the 2nd window).

Paste Special option

Step 4: The Paste Special window appears. Mark Multiply (in this case) or Divide. Make Sure the All option is marked under the Paste section. Click OK.

Paste Special window

Step 5: Excel takes a moment. All the entries in feet get converted into meters, as shown in the picture below.


Use the Divide option in the Paste Special window, and use the Division Conversion Operator in cell D4.

Method 4 – Using TRUNC Function to Convert Feet to Meters

The TRUNC function usually is not used to convert values, it returns the truncated values up to an optional decimal point. Excel users can use this function to execute the conversion. The syntax of the function is

TRUNC (number, [num_digits])

Step 1: Use the below formula in cell E5.


The formula takes D5 as a number and then converts it into centimeters. 1 foot = 12 inch afterward 1 inch = 2.54 centimeter. That’s how D5 gets converted into centimeters. Dividing the value by 100 results in meters.

TRUNC Function-Convert Feet to Meters in Excel

 Step 2: Hit ENTER then drag the Fill Handle to apply the formula in other cells.

TRUNC Function Outcome

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