Dm42: how to access direct alpha

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Dm42: how to access direct alpha

Post by Testing-42 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:53 pm

Maybe I am searching for the wrong terms, but how do I access the letters next to the keys?
On the forums I only found that it is called direct alpha input and that there is a lot of hassle about it, but no instructions.

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Re: Dm42: how to access direct alpha

Post by grsbanks » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:02 pm

Agreed, it's not immediately obvious, which is why some documentation is being built.

When in alpha mode, press [SHIFT] then [UP] or [DOWN]. You will see an annunciator at the top of the screen cycle through:
  • [ ]
  • [a]
  • [A]
When "[ ]" is visible, original HP-42S input is active.

When "[a]" (or "[A]") is visible, you get the lower (or upper) case letters directly on the keypad.
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Re: Dm42: how to access direct alpha

Post by Testing-42 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:09 pm

That's it!
Thanks a lot

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Re: Dm42: how to access direct alpha

Post by Walter » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:47 pm

Thanks from me as well! Another topic for the manual.
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