Tip & How-To about Sharp ELW516 Scientific Calculator

**Getting Decimal Answers by Disabling WriteView on the Sharp EL-W516 Calculator**The Sharp EL-W516's WriteView display uses multiple lines to display mathematics as it is seen on a page. Fractions are shown as fractions, exponents as exponents, integrals as integrals, and so on. This makes entering calculations easier, and reduces the chance of errors.

At the same time, calculation results are displayed as fractions (or with roots or pi) whenever possible. Pressing the CHANGE button repeatedly will change these to decimal answers.

If you prefer to always get decimal results you need to

Press 2ndF and MATH to enter SET UP. Now press 2 for EDITOR.

There are now two options: 0: W-VIEW, and 1: LINE

Press 1 for Linear display mode to disable the WriteView display, and to get decimals as your answers.

To return to the WriteView display, go through the steps above but press 0 for W-VIEW.

Press the CHANGE key to cycle through the different views.

If you don't want results showing up as fractions, switch out of the WriteView mode into the Line mode. Press SETUP, select "EDITOR" then "LINE."

If you need a manual, you may download a copy at http://www.sharpmea.com/cps/rde/xbcr/documents/documents/om/30_cal/elw531-g-h-ha-w535_om_gb.pdf

If you don't want results showing up as fractions, switch out of the WriteView mode into the Line mode. Press SETUP, select "EDITOR" then "LINE."

If you need a manual, you may download a copy at http://www.sharpmea.com/cps/rde/xbcr/documents/documents/om/30_cal/elw531-g-h-ha-w535_om_gb.pdf

May 06, 2014 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

You need a SHARP with Write-View display capabilities. The EL-531X is unable to show that. The Write-View calculators from Shard have a W, example EL-W516 followed by Write-View. Not to be confused with the W in EL-520W

Feb 21, 2013 | Sharp el-531x scientific calculator

on the key pad row above **7**-**8**-**9**-**(**-**)** all the way to the left there is a key that says **change** with two arrows moving in a cicle press after each answer will change from **even fraction** to **uneven fraction** then **decimal**

Sep 08, 2011 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

At the same time, calculation results are displayed as fractions (or with roots or pi) whenever possible. Pressing the CHANGE button repeatedly will change these to decimal answers.

If you prefer to always get decimal results you need to

Press 2ndF and MATH to enter SET UP. Now press 2 for EDITOR.

There are now two options: 0: W-VIEW, and 1: LINE

Press 1 for Linear display mode to disable the WriteView display, and to get decimals as your answers.

To return to the WriteView display, go through the steps above but press 0 for W-VIEW.

Feb 07, 2011 | Sharp ELW516 Scientific Calculator

[2nd F] [Set up] 2 1 will solve the fraction problem. Must be in line mode not write mode to view decimals.

Jan 22, 2010 | Sharp EL-531VB Calculator

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