How to Convert Inches to Feet and Inches in Excel: 5 Methods

Method 1 – Applying INT and MOD Functions


  • Select cell D5, type down the formula below, and press ENTER to get the result in feet and inches.
=INT(C5/12)&"' "&MOD(C5,12)&""""

Convert Inches to Feet and Inches in Excel

Formula Breakdown:

The formula converts the numeric value of inches to text representing the same amount in inches and feet.

Use the INT function to get the value for feet. The formula for this part is as below:

=INT(C5/12)&"' "

In the INT function, inside the parentheses, the value in cell C5 is divided by 12 as 1 foot is equal to 12 inches. INT function simply rounds down to its nearest integer value. It returns the integer part of the number, removing any decimal portion.

A single quote is put inside a quotation mark to mean feet sign, with an ampersand (&) operator concatenated with the INT function.

The next part of the formula is as below:


The MOD function returns the remainder after division. The value in cell C5 is the dividend, and 12 is the divisor.

This result is concatenated with two pairs of double quotes. The outer pair is for indicating text and the inner pair is to indicate the inch symbol.

Both the functions are concatenated with the ampersand operator

  • Get the cursor at the bottom right part of cell D5 and use the Fill Handle tool to copy the formula in other cells with a view to getting the values of these cells in feet and inches.

Convert Inches to Feet and Inches in Excel

Method 2 – Converting Inches to Feet and Inches with Labels

  • Select cell D5, write down the formula below, and press ENTER.
=INT(C5/12)&"ft. "&MOD(C5,12)&"in."

Convert Inches to Feet and Inches in Excel

Notice that with our previous formula, the only difference is that we interchanged the “single quote” and “double quote” with “ft.” and “in.”. It displays ft. and in. instead of a quote sign.

Method 3 – Utilizing the ROUND Function to Convert Inches


  • Cell D5, put down the formula below, and ENTER. Use the Fill Handle tool and drag it down to get the whole results.
=INT(C5/12)&"' "&ROUND(MOD(C5,12),2)&""""

Convert Inches to Feet and Inches in Excel

The MOD function returns the remainder after division and the ROUND function returns the decimal value to 2 digits. These heights in feet and inches look pretty much presentable.

Method 4 – Converting Inches to Feet and Inches If the Input Is Negative

  • Choose cell D5 and type down the formula as follows, press ENTER.
=TRUNC(C5/12)&"' "&ROUND(MOD(ABS(C5),12),2)&""""

Use the ABS function to ensure that the integer inside MOD is positive and as well as replace INT with the TRUNC function. The INT function rounds negative numbers down away from zero. TRUNC function, on the other hand, removes the decimal value and leaves the integer along with the sign. The MOD function also doesn’t work correctly with negative numbers. Using the ABS function, we will get the absolute value always to work with the MOD function. This formula can completely run with both positive and negative numbers.

Method 5 – Using CONVERT Function to Transform Inches


  • Select cell D5, and write down the formula below and press ENTER.

We took the value from cell C5 as a number and converted it from inches to feet. Using the ROUND function, round up the decimal value to 3 digits to look clean.

  • Select cell E5 paste the formula below, and press ENTER.
=TRUNC(D5)&"' "&ROUND((D5-TRUNC(D5))*12,2)&""""

Convert Inches to Feet and Inches in Excel

We used the TRUNC function. To get the inches part, we must multiply the decimal portion of cell D5 with 12. We subtracted the integer part from the whole number of cell D5 and multiplied it by 12. At last round down the decimal number to 2 digits to give it a cleaner look. The feet and inch signs are put as our previous methods.

Things to Remember

  • In the result, we got our measurements in feet and inches in text format. So, we cannot use these cell references as values in other formulas.

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  1. Nice writing. Actually my ques is out of this topic. But I’m facing this problem severely in my spreadsheet. In some cells of my sheet, there are some extra spaces, but i cannot figure out how to remove them automatically. This creates error in calculations also. Could you help on this?

    • Hello JACOB,
      Thanks for your appreciation first. Now coming back to your question. I understood your problem easily. It takes a great effort if you try to remove those extra spaces manually from the cells one by one. But no problem. We have a smart workaround for you. Just follow the following steps.
      We can see that there are some spaces in cells in the C5:C8 range which we want to remove.

      • Firstly, press CTRL+F on your keyboard.
      • Immediately, the Find and Replace dialog box appears
      • Secondly, go to the Replace tab.
      • In the Find what box, type down a single blank space.
      • Keep the Replace with box blank.
      • After that, click on the Replace All button.

      Instantly, it’ll show a message box with the message “All done. We made 20 replacements.”. Also, the extra spaces are gone in the dataset.

      Additionally, you can go through the article How to Remove Blank Spaces in Excel in our website to know more techniques regarding this problem. Also, follow our website, ExcelDemy, a one stop Excel solution provider to explore more. Happy Excelling.

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