unnecessary confusion w/ Convert cmd

06142014, 03:27 AM
(This post was last modified: 07222014 12:25 PM by resolved.)
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unnecessary confusion w/ Convert cmd
if I use the convert command in Home
CONVERT(2_(km),99_(ft)) I get 6561.6….. CONVERT(2_(km),1_(ft)) I get 6561.6….. CONVERT(2_(km),0_(ft)) I get 6561.6….. but CONVERT(2_(km),_(ft)) I get an ERROR or Help's example CONVERT(20_m,1_ft) I get 65.6167…. if I use the convert command in CAS CONVERT(2_(km),99_(ft)) I get an ERROR CONVERT(2_(km),1_(ft)) I get an ERROR CONVERT(2_(km),0_(ft)) I get an ERROR CONVERT(2_(km),_(ft)) I get an ERROR or Help's example CONVERT(20_m,1_ft) I get an ERROR if I use STO symbol in Home 2_(km)"triangle"99_(ft) I get an ERROR 2_(km)"triangle"1_(ft) I get an ERROR 2_(km)"triangle"0_(ft) I get an ERROR but 2_(km)"triangle"_(ft) I get 6561.6….. the above is true for CAS (wonderful) in Home view if I type 2_(KM)"triangle"_FT I get an ERROR in CAS view if I type the same 2_(KM)"triangle"_FT I get _[((1000.*_M)/_FT * 2. _FT]) There were other anomalies, but my mind broke I can't remember what they were. When using the CONVERT cmmd you have to put in a number before the second unit, (that is ANY number, a billion would do), but in the "triangle" cmmd you must NOT put in a number before the second unit. The 616 page manual says nothing about this anomaly. Instead of just ERROR messages, can't HP just inform the user "This function only works in Home mode" This simple instruction would save hours of research and frustration for the users trying to figure which comma was misplaces, etc. 

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