Fiona1986 wrote:Using decimals is potentially confusing in imperial - .8 of an inch is not the same as 1/8th of an inch.

Do you mean .1 of an inch is not the same as 1/8 of an inch (if an inch is commonly divided into eighths), whereas centimetres are split into 10 millimetres, so .1 of a centimetre is the same as 1/10 of a cm or 1 mm?

Fiona1986 wrote:So I can see why it might be avoided.

Yes, it's not surprising that parts of an inch tend to be written in fractions rather than in decimals.

Rob Houghton wrote:...it would be a bit of a bind to go into word just to write '1/2' lol!

I feel the same!