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Convert 1 measure to another:DOC, DBF.
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Convert 1 measure to another:DOC, DBF.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
CONVERT.DBF 66123 8539 deflated
CONVERT.DOC 3860 1542 deflated
CONVERT.PRG 1092 450 deflated
CONVERT.TXT 69814 8504 deflated
PRINTDOC.BAT 20 20 stored
PRINTTXT.BAT 20 20 stored

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I computerized this table because I had a very old copy that be-
came quite tattered and I wanted to preserve it for myself. I
then realized that I could both preserve and have it enlarged by
putting it on the computer bulletin board network. I was always
amazed at the number of conversions available in it. The cover
is missing so I unfortunately don't know who originally put it
out. Although I proofread it a couple of times, there may still
be some typos in it; I hope, however, that there are no mistakes
in the factors. If there are conversions that you must rely on,
double check with other sources. If you find errors or perhaps
another source of greater precision, please feel free to amend
the chart using the conventions described below. The table was
prepared in dBASE III and uses the dBASEIII .PRG to list the
file to the printer. The dBASE III command file may be easily
converted into dBASE II format by altering the .PRG file slight-
ly and appending the data from the .DTA file. The following is
the dBASE file structure:

Structure for database : B:CONVERT.DBF
Number of data records : 904
Date of last update : 04/24/86
Field Field name Type Width Dec
1 FROM Character 29
2 TO Character 28
3 FACTOR Character 18
** Total ** 76

Included is a mail merge version delimited with " as well as a
standard ASCII format. If you correct or add to the table,
please use the same format and conventions if it is to be placed
back on BBSes; this will hopefully keep the table easily readable
by those (and me) who may obtain it in the future.

Because the original had a very scattered approach to capital-
ization, abbreviations and numerical notation; I decided on cer-
tain conventions to use:

Capitalize only when necessary. Abbreviate only when
it is necessary because of column restrictions, and then
only the least important term (cu. or sq.) or secondly,
the last term. Abbreviations should be followed by a
period. Each entry should by accompanied by its reverse
factor in its proper place. Factors beginning with a
decimal point should be preceded by a 0 and those that
are whole numbers should be followed by a decimal point
and a trailing 0.

Factors that have fractional parts beyond those included
should not end with a 0, while those with fractional
parts that end within the notation should be followed by
a 0 thereby signifying the actual end of the factor.
Exponentiation and scientific notation should be sig-
nified by the following convention:

#.#### X 10^E.

The revised table should be re-arced with the next
sequential number to identify the revision number:
CONV004.ARC becomes CONV005.ARC.

Thanks, and I hope you find this chart as valuable as I have over
the years.


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