We all must be familiar with the basic features of the calculator application in Windows 7 operating system. We all use the calculator to perform simple basic calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The calculations are performed either simply by clicking the buttons of calculator with mouse cursor, or by typing the calculations using the numeric keypad.
Some inquisitive minded must be using this application for advanced calculations too. Here are some common calculations that we usually come across at any point of time, but are unaware that we can do them with the calculator on Windows 7 operating system too. The common calculations include finding out the amount for mortgage payments, calculating fuel economy, perform unit conversions, and much more.
Here is how you can use the Windows 7 calculator to do so:
* To calculate mortgage payments, go to View > Worksheets > Mortgage and choose from monthly payment, down payment, purchase price, and term (in years).
* Use the calculator to compute lease period, leave value, payments, and residual value by going to View > Worksheets > Vehicle lease.
* The fuel economy worksheet can calculate your vehicle's fuel economy, distance, and fuel used. Go to View > Worksheets > Fuel economy to do so.
* If you want to figure out the exact age difference between your two kids or between you and your colleague, leave it to the calculator worksheet. Go to View > Date calculation or use the ‘Ctrl’ + ‘E’ shortcut to do so.
* The Windows 7 calculator can also be used to perform a large number of unit conversions, like area, length, power, and volume. Just go to View > Unit conversion or use the ‘Ctrl’ + ‘U’ shortcut.
* If you wish to view and edit the history of your calculations, go to View > History to access the history of Standard and Scientific modes. Just double-click on the calculation you want to edit, and hit the ‘Enter’ key when you are done.
Finally, here are some keyboard shortcuts for frequent Windows calculator users:
'Alt' + '1': Switches to standard mode
'Alt' + '2': Switches to scientific mode
'Alt' + ‘3’: Switches to programmer mode
'Alt' + ‘4’: To switch to statistics mode
'Ctrl' + ‘E’: To launch date calculations
'Ctrl' + ‘H’: Toggles calculation history
'Ctrl' + ‘U’: Launches unit conversion
'Ctrl' + ‘Shift’ + ’D’: To clear calculation history
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