Of course there is a calculator on Windows. Some keyboards even have a key that will start it up.

But sometimes you need to do math on a specific field. It would be nice if the current value of the field loaded into a calculator – and when you finished the math – the result would load back to the starting field.

Or, maybe you would just like to start a calculator in the Telios program…

On any Telios program, there are two key sequences that will display a small calculator. it looks like this:

#### Here is an example from the General Ledger Journal entry program:

The first key sequence is to press the letter **C** where the focus is on a numeric field – like the A**mount** field on this window

The calculator will open just under the numeric field and will be loaded with the value of the field. You can press the **C** character anyplace on the field – beginning or end.

You can also **right-click** on the numeric field to display the context menu and select **Calculator **C**.**

The second key sequence is a combination of **CTRL + SHIFT + C **(3 keys). This combination will work just about any place on the window. In this case, the calculator will pop up on the lower right hand corner of the window:

With this sequence, the calculator is independent from any field in the window. However, if you press **ENTER** on the result of the calculation, the result will automatically copy to the clipboard, so you can paste it someplace else.

The calculator can:

- Add – press
**+** - Subtract – press
**–** - Multiply – press
**X**or***** - Divide – press /
- Clear – press
**C**(or**ESC**if calculator field is not blank) - Abort/Quit – press
**Q**(quit) (or**ESC**if calculator field is blank)

If the calculator starts from a numeric field with **C** then:

- Re-load from field – press
**SPACE**(when calculator field is blank) - Load result into field – press
**ENTER**

Back to our original window, we have an insurance expense of $5,016.00 which happens to be an annual amount. We want to divide this up to the expense for one month:

press **/** then type **12 **and **ENTER**

For each step of the math, the operation will display below the entry.

To load the result back into the **Amount** field, press **ENTER** again.

The calculated amount will replace the original amount.

To discard the result, press **ESC **or **Q** instead of **ENTER**.

You can drag the popup calculator around the window if it covers something up.