17B display question - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum) +-- Forum: HP Museum Forums (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-1.html) +--- Forum: Old HP Forum Archives (https://archived.hpcalc.org/museumforum/forum-2.html) +--- Thread: 17B display question (/thread-53433.html) 17B display question - Graham Nott - 03-08-2004 Hello, I love my HP 17B (old I know but some of us get better with age). Problem is that somehow I have switched comma for decimal and vice versa. For example a number display of ten thousand will show 10.000 whereas five dollars and sixty one cents will display 5,61 I have searched all over the web and can not find how to set this back. I think it's some kind of european display feature. Closest I could get was instructions on how to change this on the 12C but of course that doesn't work on my 17B. Anyone? Many thanks Re: 17B display question - Christoph Giesselink - 03-08-2004 What's wrong with ? Christoph Re: 17B display question - Tom Sherman - 03-09-2004 Graham, The choice between period and comma is probably in either the DISPLAY menu or the MODES menu. I do not have a 17B, but that is where it is in the 27S, 19B, 42S, and 32SII. Cheers, Tom Re: 17B display question - Bob Wang - 03-09-2004 Graham: The manual for the HP 17BII+ should help. Bob http://h20015.www2.hp.com/content/common/manuals/bpia5321/bpia5321.pdf Exchanging Periods and Commas in Numbers To exchange the periods and commas used for the decimal point and digit separators in a number: 1. Press D to access the DSP (display) menu. 2. Specify the decimal point by pressing F or G. Pressing F sets a period as the decimal point and comma as the digit separator (U.S. mode). (For example, 1,000,000.00.) Pressing G sets a comma as the decimal point and period as the digit separator (non-U.S. mode). (For example, 1.000.000,00.) Re: 17B display question - dennis - 03-10-2004 Press DSP Press . That should do the trick