One of the handy features of the Bradley Software programs has been a “drop-down calculator” available at the end of any numerical blank (for entering income, business expenses, etc.), making calculations possible without leaving the program or having to grab a pencil or separate calculator. Now we’ve improved the built-in calculator feature to totally eliminate the need to click on a separate “drop-down” button.
Now, you can just type in the operation(s) you want to perform within the blank where the result should be entered. For example, if you want to divide an annual income of $28,712 by 52 to obtain the weekly income amount, just type “28712/52”[Enter]. The result, 2392.66 will appear in the blank where you typed the calculation.
You can also enter complex formulas. For example, type “365/12*22.50” [Enter] to get the average monthly cost of daycare at the rate of $22.50 per day (365 /12 =30.4166 days per month average x $22.50 = 684.37)!! It’s just that easy!
Here’s the list of “operators” to use on your keyboard:
“+” to add a number to the previous total or number (e.g., 3+5 will yield 8)
“-“ to subtract a number from the previous total or number (e.g. 3-2 will yield 1)
“*“ to multiply the previous total or number by a new number (e.g. 6*3 will yield 18)
“/“ to divide the previous total or number by a new number (e.g. 12/3 will yield 4)
[Enter] is the same as hitting = on a hand calculator and causes the result of the operation(s) to be entered into the blank in which the operations were typed. (e.g. typing 365/12*22.50 [Enter] will cause “684.37” to appear in the blank, as though you had typed it in manually.)