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Data Entry Guide for CALC 1

This guide covers the different ways to enter data into CALC 1 quickly and accurately.

Manual entry with the Σ+ key.

All Focused Calculators that perform calculations on lists have a Σ+ key to allow the user to key in numbers and use the Σ+ key to append the value to the list (or lists).
When this method is used, the data should be reviewed with the List Manager to verify that the values were entered correctly.

Paste data into the List Manager

If you are able to copy the data to the clipboard, using the List Manager to paste the data saves time and avoids errors from keying in the data manually.
The List Manager will only numeric values and will recognize any non-numeric characters as delimiters so the copied text can have any type of delimiter (spaces, commas, tabs...) and it will ignore non-numeric text. 
If the copied numbers have comma separators (12,345), the commas will separate the numbers and they will be treated as 2 numbers (12 and 345).  If you have the customizable version of CALC 1, the Data Manager string item has a "replace" button that can be used to replace unintended commas.

Use Universal Clipboard to copy and paste between your Apple devices

With Universal Clipboard, you can copy text containing list values, then paste the content to CALC 1 using the List Manager.

File import and AirDrop

The Customizable (Graphical) version of CALC 1 will accept text file from the Files App or AirDrop.
These files are added to the Data Manager.  From there, they can be copied to list x.
The Data Manager string item has a "replace" button that can be used to replace unintended commas if your data is formatted with separators ($123,456.00).
A History item is created to record that a file was imported and the name of the data item it was saved to,

Dictation into a Data Manager item

If the data cannot be copied to the clipboard or available as a file, dictation of the values works well.  

Create a new Data Item and dictate data to it. 

Saying "new line" or "comma" works to separate the values. 
Prefix "numeral" for ordinal numbers.  Saying "seven" will usually result in "seven".
Saying "numeral seven" will result in "7".
Saying "three hundred forty five point twenty two" will result in "345.22"
Check when using word "thousand" and "million" since using them will result in a separator.
Saying "three hundred forty five thousand point twenty two" will result in "345,000.22" which will be parsed as "345" and a second number "0.22" because of the comma.

The Data Manager string item has a "replace" button that can be used to replace unintended commas.


OCR works for importing data from printed material.  We have had good results with an iPhone app.