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Document 252

Workaround for unit replacement bug

Version: 3.0 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Notebook

Problem

In some circumstances, repeated Replace operations in the Unit Name dialog yield units with incorrect exponents.

For example, if you insert the unit name Math: acre from the Unit Name dialog, then immediately select Square foot and press Replace, you correctly obtain Math: ft² . However, if you then select Square inch and choose Replace, you obtain Math: in²² , which is an error. You should obtain Math: in².

Solution

Use this workaround to replace unit names:

  1. Select the existing unit name, including its exponent.

  2. If the Unit Names dialog is not open, choose Unit Name from the Insert menu.

  3. Select the new unit name.

  4. Choose Insert.

Revised 05/03/02

This document was created with Scientific WorkPlace.



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