DM42 User Manual

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Walter
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DM42 User Manual

Post by Walter » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:05 pm

As far as I can see, the User Manual is still the same since 2017-07-27.

I ask for an update, covering also the following topics (which may or may not have been treated on this forum already, but it's annoying having to search the entire forum for basic information everytime one needs it). Please explain the topics step by step comprehensively like to a 4-year-old. Not everyone does operate his calculator everyday, and people tend to forget things (please bear with us!). The topics listed below follow arbitrary order.
  • How to get a program (stored on a computer as a .raw file) into the DM42.
  • How to get a program (stored in the DM42) transfered into a computer - e.g. for convenient editing.
  • How to get a program (stored in a text file) translated into a .raw file.
  • How to get a .raw file translated in readable text (well, I know this now thanks to grsbanks - but it shall be explained in the Manual).
  • Is there any "officially acknowledged" text file format for programs? If true, which? What's the respective recommended editor? Under which OS?
  • Please include some sample programs for typical applications (don't have to be new, maybe sufficient you collect them at one place for easy access).
  • ...
  • There were more wishes mentioned earlier on this forum. Please search and you will experience yourself why a good manual will pay quickly.
Thanks in advance!
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by toml_12953 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:13 pm

Walter wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:05 pm
As far as I can see, the User Manual is still the same since 2017-07-27.

I ask for an update, covering also the following topics (which may or may not have been treated on this forum already, but it's annoying having to search the entire forum for basic information everytime one needs it). Please explain the topics step by step comprehensively like to a 4-year-old. Not everyone does operate his calculator everyday, and people tend to forget things (please bear with us!). The topics listed below follow arbitrary order.
Thanks in advance!
As much as it pains me to have to agree with Walter, I have to give these suggestions a +1 :shock:
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by grsbanks » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:44 pm

No need to be pained by it, Walter is right.

While discussing this with Michael and David the other day, I agreed to put together a manual in PDF form (so, printable if you want to print it) that goes through the differences between the DM42 and the HP-42S.

Prior knowledge of how to use the HP-42S is therefore assumed but I'll also point people to online resources for that machine.
Not SwissMicros staff, just an enthusiast.

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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by RAPo » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:03 pm

A PDF or a Wiki?
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by Walter » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:21 pm

grsbanks wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:44 pm
No need to be pained by it, Walter is right.

While discussing this with Michael and David the other day, I agreed to put together a manual in PDF form (so, printable if you want to print it) that goes through the differences between the DM42 and the HP-42S.

Prior knowledge of how to use the HP-42S is therefore assumed but I'll also point people to online resources for that machine.
Thanks to both of you (with and without pain ;) )! :)
Any idea when this manual will be available/accessible?
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by akaTB » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:35 pm

Walter wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:21 pm
grsbanks wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:44 pm
No need to be pained by it, Walter is right.

While discussing this with Michael and David the other day, I agreed to put together a manual in PDF form (so, printable if you want to print it) that goes through the differences between the DM42 and the HP-42S.

Prior knowledge of how to use the HP-42S is therefore assumed but I'll also point people to online resources for that machine.
Thanks to both of you (with and without pain ;) )! :)
Any idea when this manual will be available/accessible?
In bundle with Geoff's book!
SCNR :lol:
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by Walter » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:13 pm

akaTB wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:35 pm
Walter wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Any idea when this manual will be available/accessible?
In bundle with Geoff's book!
SCNR :lol:
Certamente! :D Luckily for Geoff, there's no interest rate on books - else I may well receive 1.18 books this year (and counting ;) ).
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by grsbanks » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:43 pm

Walter wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Any idea when this manual will be available/accessible?
We're still working on what to put in it, so hold your horses :)
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by Vitasam » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:05 am

grsbanks wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Walter wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Any idea when this manual will be available/accessible?
We're still working on what to put in it, so hold your horses :)
Is there an idea to make a high quality pocket variant of a kind of quick reference manual?
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Re: DM42 User Manual

Post by Walter » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:26 am

grsbanks wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Walter wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:21 pm
Any idea when this manual will be available/accessible?
We're still working on what to put in it, so hold your horses :)
Ok, understood. I've let my horses run onto the prairie. ;) Once you need them (again), don't hesitate to drop me a message. 8-)
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