|HP42S: [GTO][.] in PRGM mode|
Message #1 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 28 Mar 2004, 1:29 p.m.
Hi, all HP42S users and owners d;^)
When I started using an HP42S (80's), I found myself with an "interesting" challenge/task. Let me just remember the HP41 before going further.
When the HP41 is in PRGM mode, [GTO][.] allows the user to go to an specific step number in the current program AND also allows the use of [ALPHA] for searching any glogal label WHILE the calculator is in PRGM mode, i.e., [GTO][.] is not programmable. The only problem of using [GTO][.][ALPHA] is the need of correctly spelling the ALPHA label.
The HP42S adds a PRGM catalog that is active anytime you press [GTO] or [XEQ], and both allow [ALPHA] to be activated so you can either use a softbutom or spell the ALPHA label. In both cases, they area programmable.
What if you want to "navigate" through programs while you are in PRGM mode? This means using [GTO][.][CATALOG]... Oops! A short BEEP tells me CATALOG cannot be active while using [GTO][.] in PRGM mode. After some "trial and error" I was able to find a way to see the PRGM catalog with [GTO][.] in PRGM mode.
I added an extra post in this thread with my keystroke sequence to accomplish the task, but I'd like to know if someone else have already tried to do this and what is the sequence they use to accomplish this task. I'm not posting my own sequence in this post so it will not misdirect others that want to try their own way, but the next post in this thread has it.
Edited: 28 Mar 2004, 1:37 p.m. after one or more responses were posted