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Why Is There A Built-In Calculator in ERA-IGNITE?

Article Highlights:

  • Save time and decrease errors any time you need to calculate figures.
  • Adding Machine mode that makes it easy to keep track of it all.

Your PC comes with a simple, effective calculator. So you might wonder: why did Reynolds build a separate calculator directly into ERA-IGNITE?

The answer is simple: it will save you time and decrease errors any time you need to calculate figures and enter them into a field in ERA-IGNITE.

How the ERA-IGNITE Calculator Works

The ERA-IGNITE calculator works in most fields that accept numeric values. For example, let’s say you’re making an entry in the Enter Cash Received screen.

Start by placing your cursor in the Amount field, then click the calculator icon in the top toolbar to bring up the built-in calculator:

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Do the math in the calculator, but instead of pressing Enter at the end, press F12.

ERA-IGNITE will perform a return with result action. That’s computer speak for simply returning the result in your calculator and placing it directly into Amount field.

It’s faster, since you don’t have to go out of ERA-IGNITE to open up the Windows calculator, or grab the calculator on your desk.

There’s also no chance you’ll miskey the end result into the ERA-IGNITE data field. You would have to enter the number manually if you used a different calculator.

Adding Machine Mode: For Multi-Step Calculations

If you have a string of things to add together, the ERA-IGNITE calculator has a simple Adding Machine mode that makes it easy to keep track of it all. Click View, then Adding Machine to activate the feature:

Calculator

You can also save the results of any calculation for later use. Just click the Memory drop-down menu and choose Save Result.

For more great information about how to use your Reynolds system, check out the upcoming web-based and in-class training available from Reynolds Software Education.

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Jennifer McReynolds has worked in Software Education over 15 years. In addition to overseeing the training of her instructors, Jennifer reviews and updates course materials to match recent software changes.

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