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 17B display questionMessage #1 Posted by Graham Nott on 8 Mar 2004, 6:55 p.m. Hello, I love my HP 17B (old I know but some of us get better with age). Problem is that somehow I have switched comma for decimal and vice versa. For example a number display of ten thousand will show 10.000 whereas five dollars and sixty one cents will display 5,61 I have searched all over the web and can not find how to set this back. I think it's some kind of european display feature. Closest I could get was instructions on how to change this on the 12C but of course that doesn't work on my 17B. Anyone? Many thanks

 Re: 17B display questionMessage #2 Posted by Christoph Giesselink on 8 Mar 2004, 7:04 p.m.,in response to message #1 by Graham Nott What's wrong with ? Christoph

 Re: 17B display questionMessage #3 Posted by Tom Sherman on 9 Mar 2004, 7:50 a.m.,in response to message #1 by Graham Nott Graham, The choice between period and comma is probably in either the DISPLAY menu or the MODES menu. I do not have a 17B, but that is where it is in the 27S, 19B, 42S, and 32SII. Cheers, Tom

 Re: 17B display questionMessage #4 Posted by Bob Wang on 9 Mar 2004, 11:45 a.m.,in response to message #1 by Graham Nott Graham: The manual for the HP 17BII+ should help. Bob http://h20015.www2.hp.com/content/common/manuals/bpia5321/bpia5321.pdf Exchanging Periods and Commas in Numbers To exchange the periods and commas used for the decimal point and digit separators in a number: 1. Press D to access the DSP (display) menu. 2. Specify the decimal point by pressing F or G. Pressing F sets a period as the decimal point and comma as the digit separator (U.S. mode). (For example, 1,000,000.00.) Pressing G sets a comma as the decimal point and period as the digit separator (non-U.S. mode). (For example, 1.000.000,00.)

 Re: 17B display questionMessage #5 Posted by Dennis on 10 Mar 2004, 9:24 a.m.,in response to message #1 by Graham Nott Press DSP Press . That should do the trick

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