Calculator Buttons

 

     Here is a list of the calculator buttons with a description of what function they perform.

     The 'number' buttons are pretty straight forward and are simply used to enter numbers.

     The 'operator' buttons are pretty straight forward and are simply used between number entry to perform addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

     The 'extended operator' buttons are similar to the regular operator buttons only they take an immediate effect on the displayed number.

     The 'help button' will navigate your default browser to our online help.

     The 'menu' button will pull down the list for your scales, memory, or history depending on which one is displayed when you press this button.  You can cycle between them by pressing the upper left label which doubles as a button.

     The 'decimal to fraction' button will display any decimal distance value in it's fractional format.  The result will be displayed in the upper history display.

     The 'scale from' button is used to enter the first part of your entered scale.  To enter a scale of 1/16" : 1' you would first enter 1/16" and then press the 'scale from' button followed by 1' and then press the 'scale to' button.  After a scale is entered scaling will happen automatically to any entered value.

     The 'scale to' button is used to enter the second part of your entered scale.  To enter a scale of 1/16" : 1' you would first enter 1/16" and then press the 'scale from' button followed by 1' and then press the 'scale to' button.  After a scale is entered scaling will happen automatically to any entered value.

     The 'clear all' button will clear all entered values and operators.

     The 'clear' button will clear the active displayed value.

     The 'backspace' or 'delete' button will erase your last entered number.

     The 'negative' button will toggle the active displayed number between negative and positive.

     The 'decimal' button will enter a decimal into your active displayed number.

     The 'equals' button will display your result.

     The 'meter' button will set the meter value based on the displayed number.  For example to enter 3m 16cm you would press 3, m, 1, 6, cm.

     The 'centimeter' button will set the centimeter value based on the displayed number.  For example to enter 3m 16cm you would press 3, m, 1, 6, cm.

     The 'millimeter' button will set the millimeter value based on the displayed number.  For example to enter 5cm 6mm you would press 5, cm,  6, mm.

     The 'yard' button will set the yard value based on the displayed number.  For example to enter 5 yards 2' you would press 5, yd, 2, ft.

     The 'foot' button will set the foot value based on the displayed number.  For example to enter 5' 6-1/2" you would press 5, ft, 6, in, 1, x/, 2, /x.

     The 'inch' button will set the inch value based on the displayed number.  For example to enter 5' 6-1/2" you would press 5, ft, 6, in, 1, x/, 2, /x.

     The 'inch numerator' button will set the numerator value of the fractional inch based on the displayed number.  For example to enter 5' 6-1/2" you would press 5, ft, 6, in, 1, x/, 2, /x.

     The 'inch denominator' button will set the denominator value of the fractional inch based on the displayed number.  For example to enter 5' 6-1/2" you would press 5, ft, 6, in, 1, x/, 2, /x.

     The 'memory set' button will transfer the displayed value into the top memory location.  Memory values can be recalled by clicking the menu button when the memory display is active.

     The 'memory plus' button will add the displayed value to the selected memory location.  The memory location will retain it's unit.  For example if the memory holds an imperial distance and you add a metric distance to it the memory location result will be in feet.

     The 'memory minus' button will subtract the displayed value from the selected memory location.  The memory location will retain it's unit.  For example if the memory holds an imperial distance and you subtract a metric distance from it the memory location result will be in feet.