|Today I am gonna introduce the printing options of DeskCalc. This is the summary of all requests concerning printing of thousands of users working with this software tape calculator on a daily basis. Feel free to contact us, if you still miss something...|
Today I like to share some thoughts of other DeskCalc users with you. First of all, because it makes us feel good :) It seems like we are doing the right thing. We always wanted DeskCalc to be as smart and easy to use, as an conventional adding machine for users who, for many different reasons, wanted an adding machine for their PC. Actually that's us as well, that is the reason why this calculator was created. Thanks for your comments, wishes and complaints as they are always welcome.
DeskCalc includes a currency converter with 170 currencies updates on a daily basis. Not much to say about, how to use it, because it's really simple. Enter your numbers, do your calculations and at any time, start a currency convertion and add the result to your tape. If you need rates from last week or last year, press CTRL+W to start the enhanced currency calculator
Our costumers had the requirement to store and archive calculations with a time stamp. In earlier days they copied their checkstrips and appended them to their documents. In a paperless office, or an office with a document management system, this is not a very convenient way.
While there are many options to export data from DeskCalc, the "PostIt" feature is the most easiest of all. It does copy the checkstrip as a "metagraphic" to the clipboard. A meta-graphic has the benefit, that it can be resized without the loss of details, it's a so called vector graphic format. Costumers to append such "PostIt's" to their PDF-files, WORD-files, document management files etc.
These "PostIt's" include date&time as well as the document name and you are able to give them any background color you like.
If you are working with your tape calculator on a daily basis, you'll
often might like to share your calculation with a colleague or
costumer. Running a conventional desktop adding machine you might scan or copy your tape to get this done.
A single click and you can archive the same, when using Deskcalc. DC sends an email with the tape and an additional graphic file to your colleagues or costumers.
Some of our costumers use this feature to automatically archive all tapes in a document management system.
While DeskCalc prints an item counter in the text column of the result of an calculation, it is often very helpful if we can see the actual position while we are typing our calculations. That is the reason, why we added an optional position column to the tape. You may enable this column with the "Show position counter column" as shown in the picture to the right.
This position counter is optionaly also available for printing, but this will be part of the "printing" blog post, that will follow pretty soon.