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    Microsoft Calculator Plus

    Microsoft Calculator Plus is an improved version of the calculator that ships with Windows XP. In addition to the standard and scientific mode it includes a conversion mode allowing for many different types of conversions. It includes an option to import exchange rates to allow for up to date currency conversion.

    Requires Windows XP or above.
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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    <img src=/S/poke.gif border=0 alt=poke width=60 height=17> Wonder where they got that idea? <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20> <img src=/S/pcvmac.gif border=0 alt=pcvmac width=137 height=30>

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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    >>> includes an option to import exchange rates to allow for up to date currency conversion.

    Wonderful if you want to convert Schillings to Belgium francs ... but don't all of these countries use the

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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    It looks all super whizzo and obviously much better than anything offered on an Apple Mac! And the ability to use 32-digit "accuracy" will come in useful for Bowlie's tax return! <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>

    But the inclusion of the historical European currencies seems a bit puzzling...

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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    Alternatively, using Google's built-in conversion functions are just as simple, and the rates updated constantly... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    It's not the 'inclusion' of the legacy currencies - There are only legacy currencies that convert - No GBP, no CHF, no USD just AUS, BEF, FRF, DEM etc! <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>

    What's this about tax return? We don't pay tax in <img src=/S/flags/Switzerland.gif border=0 alt=Switzerland width=18 height=18>,

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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    That's because the exchange rates between those currencies willl never change again, so they will be correct forever. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    if it wasn't for the download source I would swear this was a spoof - put out to show just how badly Microsoft can do something really simple

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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    The program gives the option to add them manually, though it should have been a default setting to include all major currencies.

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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    If you have a Palm you may want to have a look at this. It gives you all of the mass, weight, etc. conversions plus currency conversions as well. If you are on-line it will also update the exchange rates every time you sync! And it's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>

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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    Alternatively, just use google to convert....

    (Am I getting boring with this yet? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>)
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    Re: Microsoft Calculator Plus

    <hr>It looks all super whizzo and obviously much better than anything offered on an Apple Mac! And the ability to use 32-digit "accuracy" will come in useful for Bowlie's tax return!<hr>
    There's also PowerToy Calc by MS, which can work with up to 512 significant digits. I don't know which thread the discussion comes from, but Bowlie can rest assured his tax return will be accurate. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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