I am using HP VEE to develop calibration tests for the Brunei Min Def

Calibration Centre (I obtained our first copy of the software 3 months ago).

When printing out a results sheet I am having problems printing some REAL

values of limit data.

For example:

Set a REAL constant to the value 8.9972

Now print it.

The result is 8.997199999999999.

Has anyone had this problem?

I can replace the REAL with a TEXT constant and get the correct print out but in

my actual application the number is input by an operator and is checked against

limits and accidental text input is prevented.

I have also found that by increasing the number of significant digits to the

maximum (under the File -> Edit Default Preferences) it is impossible to input

8.9972.

Is there a fix?

I have written a Userfunction to manipulate the number text string to give me

the required value but is it necessary?

Kevin Roke

Brunei Darussalam

Calibration Centre (I obtained our first copy of the software 3 months ago).

When printing out a results sheet I am having problems printing some REAL

values of limit data.

For example:

Set a REAL constant to the value 8.9972

Now print it.

The result is 8.997199999999999.

Has anyone had this problem?

I can replace the REAL with a TEXT constant and get the correct print out but in

my actual application the number is input by an operator and is checked against

limits and accidental text input is prevented.

I have also found that by increasing the number of significant digits to the

maximum (under the File -> Edit Default Preferences) it is impossible to input

8.9972.

Is there a fix?

I have written a Userfunction to manipulate the number text string to give me

the required value but is it necessary?

Kevin Roke

Brunei Darussalam