My adding machine has quit printing decimals. Only prints when I total? Have settings changed this?

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Depending on the model there is often a switch that you can set the decimal on, often 1-6 places at the top.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Your calculator is fine. It is an adding machine first, so it uses adding machine logic and you hit the star button to print the total on the tape. The equals sign is only used when multiplying and dividing.

Adding machine logic is as follows:

5+ total 5

3- total 2

7+ total 9

* print out total

Good luck,

Paul

Adding machine logic is as follows:

5+ total 5

3- total 2

7+ total 9

* print out total

Good luck,

Paul

Sep 13, 2016 | Staples SPL-P500 Printing Calculator

In the product details of this calculator, it states that there is a "decimal point selector." This is normally a slider starting with the letter F followed by the numbers 0123 etc. It is probably on 0. You can set the number of decimals to whatever you want, or use F for full numbers. For example, if you set this to 2, you should always get 2 decimals.

Good luck,

Paul

Good luck,

Paul

Apr 07, 2016 | Staples SPL-P100 Printing Calculator

For mine to print I have to hit either the subtotal key, or the total key. (# and/or * )

Jun 05, 2013 | Universal Office Adding Machine/Calculator...

I can't believe we still have a book for this one - the ER2385 began production in 1987!

Most business owners take their totals daily. You probably have, too, by turning the key to Z1 and touching

. CA/AT*(I hope you can the decimal point in front of the CA/AT. It's essential.)*

To take monthly totals, do exactly the same thing, but in the X2/Z2 position.

Note that these totals are monthly only because you print them monthly. If you do it every Saturday night, you'll get weekly totals. The register prints totals that have accumulated since the last time you took a Z2 reading. It's up to you to make them monthly by taking them monthly.

So, on January 31 take your usual nightly total, then the Z2 total. Taking the daily one first ensures that today is included in the month.

Skipping the decimal point before the CA/AT will give you an X2 total. The same numbers will be printed, but they won't be cleared back to zero. That's fine if you want to see your totals so far, without messing them up, but if you forget it at the end of January, then February's totals will include both months. The same rule applies to daily totals. Use the decimal point if you want the numbers cleared.

While the CA/AT key gives the familiar department totals, other readings are available.

PLU gives your PLU totals, if you use them. (X1 and Z1 only)

#/TM gives totals for each hour of the day (X1 and Z1 only)

SBTL gives a total for each day of the month (X2/Z2 only)

Most business owners take their totals daily. You probably have, too, by turning the key to Z1 and touching

. CA/AT

To take monthly totals, do exactly the same thing, but in the X2/Z2 position.

Note that these totals are monthly only because you print them monthly. If you do it every Saturday night, you'll get weekly totals. The register prints totals that have accumulated since the last time you took a Z2 reading. It's up to you to make them monthly by taking them monthly.

So, on January 31 take your usual nightly total, then the Z2 total. Taking the daily one first ensures that today is included in the month.

Skipping the decimal point before the CA/AT will give you an X2 total. The same numbers will be printed, but they won't be cleared back to zero. That's fine if you want to see your totals so far, without messing them up, but if you forget it at the end of January, then February's totals will include both months. The same rule applies to daily totals. Use the decimal point if you want the numbers cleared.

While the CA/AT key gives the familiar department totals, other readings are available.

PLU gives your PLU totals, if you use them. (X1 and Z1 only)

#/TM gives totals for each hour of the day (X1 and Z1 only)

SBTL gives a total for each day of the month (X2/Z2 only)

Dec 30, 2012 | Computers & Internet

I think you mean your end-of-day money totals:

Turn the key to X1/Z1

Touch the decimal point, then the CA/AT/NS (CAsh, Amount Tendered, No Sale) button - or maybe it's just CA/AT on the -A330.

It will print out a Z reading: the day's sales totals and clear them back to zero, except the Grand Totals at the top of the tape.

If you skip the decimal point it will print an X reading: the same tape, but will not clear the totals, so they can continue building. You can print an X tape several times a day if you're curious about sales, so far, without messing up anything.

I talk about Z totals as a daily total, but they accumulate for as long as you let them, before taking a Z reading. It is only a daily report as long as you take it daily, as most business owners do.

Turn the key to X1/Z1

Touch the decimal point, then the CA/AT/NS (CAsh, Amount Tendered, No Sale) button - or maybe it's just CA/AT on the -A330.

It will print out a Z reading: the day's sales totals and clear them back to zero, except the Grand Totals at the top of the tape.

If you skip the decimal point it will print an X reading: the same tape, but will not clear the totals, so they can continue building. You can print an X tape several times a day if you're curious about sales, so far, without messing up anything.

I talk about Z totals as a daily total, but they accumulate for as long as you let them, before taking a Z reading. It is only a daily report as long as you take it daily, as most business owners do.

Nov 19, 2012 | Sharp ER-A330 Cash Register

The selector you are asking about is the "decimal selector". The result displayed/printed, will be in a format according to the position that you have selected as follows:

f = floating (the result will be in the number of decimal places that were entered on the keyboard

4= fixed 4 decimal places (x.0000)

3= fixed 3 decimal places (x.000)

2= fixed 2 decimal places (x.00)

0= fixed 0 decimal places (x)

add 2= (add mode*,fixed 2 places) ($.00)

Note* "ad mode" automatically enters the decimal place when entering the number on the keyboard. If you enter "123", the displayed ammount will be "1.23". If you enter "1", the display will read ".01". This is a useful setting when adding a list of numbers in a dollars/cents format, however, be careful, if entering a whole dollar ammount "three dollars" be sure to enter the decimal point, or enter the number as "300". If you don't, the result will be ".03", instead of the 3 dollars you intended.

f = floating (the result will be in the number of decimal places that were entered on the keyboard

4= fixed 4 decimal places (x.0000)

3= fixed 3 decimal places (x.000)

2= fixed 2 decimal places (x.00)

0= fixed 0 decimal places (x)

add 2= (add mode*,fixed 2 places) ($.00)

Note* "ad mode" automatically enters the decimal place when entering the number on the keyboard. If you enter "123", the displayed ammount will be "1.23". If you enter "1", the display will read ".01". This is a useful setting when adding a list of numbers in a dollars/cents format, however, be careful, if entering a whole dollar ammount "three dollars" be sure to enter the decimal point, or enter the number as "300". If you don't, the result will be ".03", instead of the 3 dollars you intended.

May 20, 2011 | Royal 29307U Calculator

You need to set your decimal selection to full-floating if you expect any numbers to be more than 4 decimal places.

Each time you press the DEC key it changes the decimal selection. From F to 0, 2, 3, 4 and A in that order. F is "full floating" but appears as a blank on the screen. A is the "add-mode" for currency transactions. The "A" does show on the screen if this is your selection.

As soon as the letter for the number of decimal places you want ("F" is blank just before 0 decimals) appears on the screen you are "ready to go." Problem is, the decimal indicator numbers and letters are so tiny and screen is so difficult to read that under many lighting conditions your selections might be all but invisible. They are in the upper left side of the screen just to the right of the equally difficult to see multiplication and division rounding indicator "5/4." PS If the 5/4 does not appear on your screen then you have set the round-off function to not available.

Each time you press the DEC key it changes the decimal selection. From F to 0, 2, 3, 4 and A in that order. F is "full floating" but appears as a blank on the screen. A is the "add-mode" for currency transactions. The "A" does show on the screen if this is your selection.

As soon as the letter for the number of decimal places you want ("F" is blank just before 0 decimals) appears on the screen you are "ready to go." Problem is, the decimal indicator numbers and letters are so tiny and screen is so difficult to read that under many lighting conditions your selections might be all but invisible. They are in the upper left side of the screen just to the right of the equally difficult to see multiplication and division rounding indicator "5/4." PS If the 5/4 does not appear on your screen then you have set the round-off function to not available.

Feb 26, 2011 | Canon P1-DHV Calculator

TI-5045 SV

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English

Your Texas Instruments calculator has a built-in printer for producing a permanent record printout of

your calculations with negative numbers printed in red. A big, easy-to-read display also enables you to

check entries or perform quick calculations without printing.

GETTING STARTED

OFF ON PRT IC GT

POWER

1. Connect the calculator to a proper power outlet (110-120V or 220-240V

where available).

2. The calculator is turned on by setting the POWER switch to the PRT

position.

Inserting the paper (see illustrations 1, 2, 3, and 4 on page ii).

1. Turn on the calculator.

2. Open the printer compartment cover by pressing down on its front edge and sliding it back in the

direction of the arrow.

3. Fit the roll of paper on the holder so that it unrolls from the bottom, with the loose end toward the

calculator.

4. Cut the end of the paper squarely and insert it firmly into the printer slot on the back of the

calculator.

5. Press & until the paper is in the printing position.

Replacing the ink roller (see illustrations 5 and 6 on page ii)

1. Turn the calculator off and tear off the excess paper.

2. Remove the printer cover by pressing down on both sides of the front edge and sliding back in the

direction of the arrow.

3. Remove the old ink roller by lifting it with the removal tab.

4. Insert the new ink roller into the compartment and press down gently until it snaps into place. Close

the printer compartment.

Note: The old ink rollers should not be refilled. Replacement rollers can be obtained from your local

retailer. The warranty does not cover ink roller replacement.

2

SELECTION SWITCH SETTINGS

OFF ON PRT IC GT

POWER ROUND

: 5/4 9 + F 0 2 3

DECIMAL

4

TAX

SET CALC

Set the POWER, ROUND, DECIMAL and TAX switches as required.

Note: The TAX switch is spring-loaded to return to CALC when it is moved to SET and released.

The switch settings are summarized in the following table:

SWITCH SETTING FUNCTION

POWER ON

PRT

IC

GT

No printout is provided; however, the display can be printed by pressing

4.

The printer provides a printout of your calculations but does not count them.

The printer is on and an item count of additions and subtractions to or from

the register is printed when sub-totaled or totaled.

The GT position controls whether or not the totals from the independent add

register are accumulated in the grand total register.

ROUND Rounds the result of a calculation to the selected number of decimal places.

:

5/4

9

Truncates the result to the selected number of decimal places.

Rounds the result up or down according to its value. For example, when the

DECIMAL switch is set to 2, the result is rounded up if the third decimal

position is 5 or more and rounded down if it is 4 or less.

Rounds the result up to the selected number of decimal places.

Ex. 220 P 6

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: :

DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC

Ex. 220 P 6

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4

DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC

Press Display Printout Press Display Printout

2 0. 0¦ C

220 ' 220. 220¦ P

6 3 36.66 6¦ =

36¦66 ?

2 0. 0¦ C

220 ' 220. 220¦ P

6 3 36.67 6¦ =

36¦67 ?

DECIMAL + Add mode: All results are given with two decimal places. For addition and

subtraction only, a decimal point is automatically placed to the left of the last

two digits entered, unless the number already includes a decimal point.

F Floating mode: Any results are displayed and printed with the maximum

number of decimal places.

0 2 3 4 Fixed decimal mode: Sets the number of decimals to 0, 2, 3, or 4.

3

TAX SET

CALC

Lets you enter a tax rate to perform tax calculations.

Stores the tax rate. Pressing ! or " after a tax rate has been entered,

adds/subtracts the stored tax rate to/from the value in the display.

Ex. VAT = 17.5 %

100 + VAT

Ex. VAT = 17.5 %

235 - VAT

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, DECIMAL: F, ROUND: 5/4, TAX: CALC

Move and hold the TAX switch to SET. Press 217 L 5 and release the TAX switch. It

automatically returns to CALC. 17.5% is printed.

Press Display Printout Press Display Printout

2 0. 0¦ C

100! 117.5 100¦

17¦5 @

117¦5 ?

2 0. 0¦ C

235" 200. 235¦

N35¦ @

200¦ ?

Note: The most common setup is POWER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4, DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC. Use these

positions for the examples unless other settings are given.

KEY DESCRIPTIONS

Basic keys

I Clear Entry: Clears an entry, enabling you to enter another number in its place. Note

that this key does not clear the add register.

2 Clear Key: Clears the add register, any pending operations, and the display. 0.C is

printed. Does not clear the memory.

( Right Shift: Deletes the right-most digit entered from an entry before an operation key is

pressed. Shifts the remaining digits one place to the right.

L Decimal Point: Enters a decimal point.

4 Date/Non-Add: Prints a date (such as 12¦10¦96) or a number for reference purposes.

Does not affect calculations. This entry is printed on the left side of the printout, the date

or number preceded by the # sign.

& Paper Advance: Advances the printing paper.

Addition and subtraction keys

9 Add: Adds a number to the add register. Displays the cumulated result.

: Subtotal: Gives the intermediate total from the add register. Using this key does not

affect the contents of the add register.

. Subtract: Subtracts a number from the add register. Displays the cumulated result.

E Total: Gives the total from the add register, and then clears the register.

4

Multiplication, division, percent and margin keys

? Multiply: Multiplies the number in the display by the next value entered.

' Divide: Divides the number in the display by the next value entered.

3 Equals: Completes any pending multiplication or division operation.

> Percent: Calculates percentages, ratios, add-ons (e.g. of VAT), or discounts.

# Gross Profit Margin: Calculates the selling price of an item when its cost and gross

profit (or loss) margin are known; also used to obtain a price excluding VAT.

Ex.

Cost: 594

Profit margin: 40%

Press:2 594 # 40 3

Answer:

Selling price: 990

Gross profit: 396

Ex.

Selling price including VAT: 252

VAT %: 20%

Press: 252 # 20 . 3

Answer:

Selling price excluding VAT: 210

VAT: 42

/ Grand Total: Gives the grand total of the operations previously performed and stored in the

Grand Total register. Every time a total is obtained with E it is cumulated into this register

(printout shows G+) which is only cleared when / is pressed twice. During long

calculations, if / is not used, this re

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Examples, exemples, ejemplos, exemplos .............................. 21

ILLUSTRATIONS ¦ FIGURES ¦ ILUSTRACIONES¦ ILUSTRA??ES

Removable tab

Languette

Leng?eta extracci?n

Alavanca usada para o rolo

Ink roller

Rouleau encreur

Tamp?n de tinta

Cartucho de tinta

1

English

Your Texas Instruments calculator has a built-in printer for producing a permanent record printout of

your calculations with negative numbers printed in red. A big, easy-to-read display also enables you to

check entries or perform quick calculations without printing.

GETTING STARTED

OFF ON PRT IC GT

POWER

1. Connect the calculator to a proper power outlet (110-120V or 220-240V

where available).

2. The calculator is turned on by setting the POWER switch to the PRT

position.

Inserting the paper (see illustrations 1, 2, 3, and 4 on page ii).

1. Turn on the calculator.

2. Open the printer compartment cover by pressing down on its front edge and sliding it back in the

direction of the arrow.

3. Fit the roll of paper on the holder so that it unrolls from the bottom, with the loose end toward the

calculator.

4. Cut the end of the paper squarely and insert it firmly into the printer slot on the back of the

calculator.

5. Press & until the paper is in the printing position.

Replacing the ink roller (see illustrations 5 and 6 on page ii)

1. Turn the calculator off and tear off the excess paper.

2. Remove the printer cover by pressing down on both sides of the front edge and sliding back in the

direction of the arrow.

3. Remove the old ink roller by lifting it with the removal tab.

4. Insert the new ink roller into the compartment and press down gently until it snaps into place. Close

the printer compartment.

Note: The old ink rollers should not be refilled. Replacement rollers can be obtained from your local

retailer. The warranty does not cover ink roller replacement.

2

SELECTION SWITCH SETTINGS

OFF ON PRT IC GT

POWER ROUND

: 5/4 9 + F 0 2 3

DECIMAL

4

TAX

SET CALC

Set the POWER, ROUND, DECIMAL and TAX switches as required.

Note: The TAX switch is spring-loaded to return to CALC when it is moved to SET and released.

The switch settings are summarized in the following table:

SWITCH SETTING FUNCTION

POWER ON

PRT

IC

GT

No printout is provided; however, the display can be printed by pressing

4.

The printer provides a printout of your calculations but does not count them.

The printer is on and an item count of additions and subtractions to or from

the register is printed when sub-totaled or totaled.

The GT position controls whether or not the totals from the independent add

register are accumulated in the grand total register.

ROUND Rounds the result of a calculation to the selected number of decimal places.

:

5/4

9

Truncates the result to the selected number of decimal places.

Rounds the result up or down according to its value. For example, when the

DECIMAL switch is set to 2, the result is rounded up if the third decimal

position is 5 or more and rounded down if it is 4 or less.

Rounds the result up to the selected number of decimal places.

Ex. 220 P 6

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: :

DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC

Ex. 220 P 6

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4

DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC

Press Display Printout Press Display Printout

2 0. 0¦ C

220 ' 220. 220¦ P

6 3 36.66 6¦ =

36¦66 ?

2 0. 0¦ C

220 ' 220. 220¦ P

6 3 36.67 6¦ =

36¦67 ?

DECIMAL + Add mode: All results are given with two decimal places. For addition and

subtraction only, a decimal point is automatically placed to the left of the last

two digits entered, unless the number already includes a decimal point.

F Floating mode: Any results are displayed and printed with the maximum

number of decimal places.

0 2 3 4 Fixed decimal mode: Sets the number of decimals to 0, 2, 3, or 4.

3

TAX SET

CALC

Lets you enter a tax rate to perform tax calculations.

Stores the tax rate. Pressing ! or " after a tax rate has been entered,

adds/subtracts the stored tax rate to/from the value in the display.

Ex. VAT = 17.5 %

100 + VAT

Ex. VAT = 17.5 %

235 - VAT

Setup: PRINTER: PRT, DECIMAL: F, ROUND: 5/4, TAX: CALC

Move and hold the TAX switch to SET. Press 217 L 5 and release the TAX switch. It

automatically returns to CALC. 17.5% is printed.

Press Display Printout Press Display Printout

2 0. 0¦ C

100! 117.5 100¦

17¦5 @

117¦5 ?

2 0. 0¦ C

235" 200. 235¦

N35¦ @

200¦ ?

Note: The most common setup is POWER: PRT, ROUND: 5/4, DECIMAL: 2, TAX: CALC. Use these

positions for the examples unless other settings are given.

KEY DESCRIPTIONS

Basic keys

I Clear Entry: Clears an entry, enabling you to enter another number in its place. Note

that this key does not clear the add register.

2 Clear Key: Clears the add register, any pending operations, and the display. 0.C is

printed. Does not clear the memory.

( Right Shift: Deletes the right-most digit entered from an entry before an operation key is

pressed. Shifts the remaining digits one place to the right.

L Decimal Point: Enters a decimal point.

4 Date/Non-Add: Prints a date (such as 12¦10¦96) or a number for reference purposes.

Does not affect calculations. This entry is printed on the left side of the printout, the date

or number preceded by the # sign.

& Paper Advance: Advances the printing paper.

Addition and subtraction keys

9 Add: Adds a number to the add register. Displays the cumulated result.

: Subtotal: Gives the intermediate total from the add register. Using this key does not

affect the contents of the add register.

. Subtract: Subtracts a number from the add register. Displays the cumulated result.

E Total: Gives the total from the add register, and then clears the register.

4

Multiplication, division, percent and margin keys

? Multiply: Multiplies the number in the display by the next value entered.

' Divide: Divides the number in the display by the next value entered.

3 Equals: Completes any pending multiplication or division operation.

> Percent: Calculates percentages, ratios, add-ons (e.g. of VAT), or discounts.

# Gross Profit Margin: Calculates the selling price of an item when its cost and gross

profit (or loss) margin are known; also used to obtain a price excluding VAT.

Ex.

Cost: 594

Profit margin: 40%

Press:2 594 # 40 3

Answer:

Selling price: 990

Gross profit: 396

Ex.

Selling price including VAT: 252

VAT %: 20%

Press: 252 # 20 . 3

Answer:

Selling price excluding VAT: 210

VAT: 42

/ Grand Total: Gives the grand total of the operations previously performed and stored in the

Grand Total register. Every time a total is obtained with E it is cumulated into this register

(printout shows G+) which is only cleared when / is pressed twice. During long

calculations, if / is not used, this re

Jan 16, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

OFF • P P•IC

ON POWER SWITCH; PRINT / ITEM COUNT MODE SELECTOR:

"OFF": Power OFF

"•": Power ON. Set to the non print mode.

"P": Power ON. Set to the print mode.

"P•IC": Power ON. Set to the print and item count mode.

1) For addition or subtraction, each time is pressed, 1 is added to the item

counter, and each time is pressed, 1 is subtracted.

• The count is printed when the calculated result is obtained.

• Pressing of , clears the counter.

2) When the grand total/rate setting mode selector is in the ON position (GT), the

counter will count the number of times that the calculation results have been

stored in the grand total memory. To print and clear the count, press the key.

3) The memory item counter will count the number of times that the key has

been pressed in the addition.

Note: • Each time the key is used in the subtraction, 1 will be subtracted from

the count.

• The count is printed when the memory is recalled.

• Pressing of the key clears the counter.

Note: The counter has a maximum capacity of 3 digits (up to ±999). If the count exceeds

the maximum, the counter will recount from zero.

ON POWER SWITCH; PRINT / ITEM COUNT MODE SELECTOR:

"OFF": Power OFF

"•": Power ON. Set to the non print mode.

"P": Power ON. Set to the print mode.

"P•IC": Power ON. Set to the print and item count mode.

1) For addition or subtraction, each time is pressed, 1 is added to the item

counter, and each time is pressed, 1 is subtracted.

• The count is printed when the calculated result is obtained.

• Pressing of , clears the counter.

2) When the grand total/rate setting mode selector is in the ON position (GT), the

counter will count the number of times that the calculation results have been

stored in the grand total memory. To print and clear the count, press the key.

3) The memory item counter will count the number of times that the key has

been pressed in the addition.

Note: • Each time the key is used in the subtraction, 1 will be subtracted from

the count.

• The count is printed when the memory is recalled.

• Pressing of the key clears the counter.

Note: The counter has a maximum capacity of 3 digits (up to ±999). If the count exceeds

the maximum, the counter will recount from zero.

Dec 17, 2010 | Sharp EL-1801P Calculator

PRINT KEY:
To save paper you can only print what is displayed, even
in non-print mode.
Pressing after the entry of a number will print the entry
with the symbol “#” even in non-print mode.
Pressing will insert a separator into a number entry
such as a code, date, etc. Separators are displayed as a
period and dashes but printed as periods.
MEMORY + KEY / PRINT ON / OFF KEY:
Pressing selects print mode or non-print mode.
Cause the calculator to operate in a display / print or
display only mode, depending upon the calculator’s
present state.
“P” on the display: Print mode.
“NP” on the display: Non-print mode.
MEMORY – KEY / DECIMAL SELECTION KEY:
Pressing sets the number of decimal places in
the result.
“F” on the display:
The answer is displayed in the floating decimal system.
“3, 2, 1, 0” on the display:
Presets the number of decimal places in the answer.
“A” on the display (Add mode):
The decimal point in addition and subtraction entries is
automatically positioned to the 2nd digit from the lowest
digit of entry number. Use of the add mode permits
addition and subtraction of numbers without entry of
the decimal point. Use of , and will
automatically override the add mode and decimally
correct answers will be printed.

Aug 18, 2010 | Sharp EL-1611P Calculator

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