mdub that is very useful but i am having situations where my fractions in my dimensions are reading in /128" and /64ths of an inch so I guess I need several charts. How did you produce this in 2 minutes :kewl:

Probably using Excel and it's loverly formatting.

You got 'er, Josh.

The explaination will make it sound like a lot of work, but it's really very simple.

All I did was to put the number 1 in cell A1. Put the cursor in cell A1, then right click & drag the tiny black square at the bottom right corner of it all the way down to cell A256, release the right mouse button and select "Fill Series". You will then have them all filled out from 1 to 256.

Then, in cell B1, just put "256" and hit enter. Again, place the cursor back on B1 and double click the tiny black square at the bottom right corner and excel should fill the number "256" all the way down to B256. (The double click trick will fill whatever you have down to the last adjacent populated cell, if that makes sense)

In cell C1, type "=sum(a1/b1)" and hit enter. Again, place the cursor back on C1 and double click the tiny black square at the bottom right corner and excel will perform the calculation all the way down, giving you the decimal equivelent.

Now, highlight cells C1 to C256 and hit Ctrl+C. Place cursor in C1, right click and select Paste Special. Check "Values" from the popup and hit Ok.

The method I used to get the fraction was to place the cursor in D1 and type "=CONCATENATE(a1,"/",b1)" and hit enter. Again, place the cursor back on D1 and double click the tiny black square at the bottom right corner and excel will combine the strings from column A, then add the forward slash, followed by the string from column B. Once that's done, highlight cells D1 to D256 and hit Ctrl+C. Place cursor in D1, right click and select Paste Special. Check "Values" from the popup and hit Ok.

Now you can delete columns A and B and you can arrange it however you want. If you wanted a similar chart for other fractions (*/128, */64, etc.), just change the number 256 in the description above to whatever it is you're looking for and the rest of it still applies.

Clear as mud?