Thursday, June 16, 2016

Casio Classpad’s (fx-CP400) Hidden Shift Functions

fx-CP400 Keyboard



Hidden Shift Functions

When I was giving a quick review of the Classpad’s fx-CP400 last March (http://edspi31415.blogspot.com/2016/03/a-quick-look-at-casio-classpad-fx-cp400.html), I mentioned that I would have liked the basic scientific functions assigned and listed on the keyboard.  It turns out that most of the keys have shifted functions.  The reason why they are not listed is because the shifted functions can be customized.  Here are the default shift settings:

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To assign (or clear) keyboard assignments: 
1.  Press Menu
2.  Select System (2nd page)
3.  On the top row of icons, select the (Shift) icon.  (first set, farthest right)
4.  Select a key.  To assign a function, select the box next to [ Set ].  Call up the keyboard if needed.  When are you ready, press [ Set ].
5.  You can clear a key by pressing [ Clear ].
6. To return to default settings, press [ Default ].
7.  When you are done with the keyboard settings, press [ OK ]. 
8.  Test your settings by going to the Main screen.

This is also shown on pg. 247 of the Casio Classpad II manual.

Here is my customized keyboard.  I made a keyboard on an index card and keep it with the Classpad.  It is great because we can easily call up commonly used functions without having to hunt through the soft keyboard.  For mine, I just kept the defaults and added some other basics to the missing keys (they are in green for reference):

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CUT
PASTE
UNDO
√[ ]  
[ ] / [ ]
=
x
y
z
^
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t
sinˉ¹(
cosˉ¹(
tanˉ¹(
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7
8
9
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θ
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ln(
log[ ]
abs(
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4
5
6
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cos(
tan(
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1
2
3
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=> store
π
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ans
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EXP
EXE



This blog is property of Edward Shore, 2016.

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