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Top Tip #6 – EVPU’s

#6 – Set EVPU’s as the Measurement Unit

Quick! What’s the value of the top system on page 3? – 0.23611. What about the distance between systems 7 and 8? – 0.3125. What’s the definition of pi? – 3.14159265358979323846…

I know, these are easy questions for all those math geniuses out there. But what about the rest of us?

Here’s an idea, instead of using inches as your measurement unit, try switching to EVPU’s. What does EVPU stand for? Honestly, I don’t remember and I couldn’t care less (actually, I do know and I do care, but it sounded cooler the other way). What I do care about is that when I’m in EVPU’s, I see numbers like 144, 288, 110, etc… Come on, that’s gotta be easier to deal with than 0.23611.

It’s an easy switch. Ready? Follow me… “Finale /Measurement Units/EVPU’s.”

Done. See, I told you it was easy.

Try living in the world of EVPU’s for a while and see if you ever switch back. Of course, if you need to switch back to inches (or points, or picas) for a specific reason, you saw how easy it was to go back and forth.

Oh, I forgot to ask. One more question. What’s the airspeed velocity of an un-laden swallow?

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