|Printing, Docs, HP 50G|
Message #1 Posted by Kevin Doyle on 4 Apr 2007, 12:03 a.m.
Back into the HP calculator world after many years away, 3 kids in math courses and I want to get them to enjoy HP calcs like I did. Owned the 25C, 67/97, and the 41 system, tape drive, printer, wand reader, etc. Loved them, loved RPN, and always enjoyed working through that great HP colloquial documentation in those great, spiral bound books.
Bought a 50G about a week ago, and it is impressive. Gotta say I do miss the old beveled keys, but there is so much capability...unfortunately, not a useful manual however. The little book, and the pdf, are like reading stereo instructions, and bear no resemblance to the inspirational docs of my youth. Maybe those talented writers are still out there. Any suggestions on some cool 3rd party books?
I also picked up a 82240B printer to have mobile hardcopy output at school. Only problem is the calc does not seem to have the old trace modes to send work to the printer automatically as you work through the calculation, like the 97 or the 41C. Is this something you have to program...or am I just missing some simple flag to set in this mountain of functions? Any help would be appreciated...I am really feeling like a newbie here.
Thanks in advance...