Templates

Templates make it easy to perform calculations by presenting values in a simple form. To access a template, select it from the template list.

Each row consists of a status button, variable and value, from left to right. Variables are names for identifying values. In the template above, variables include Height, Width and Length.


Variables that can be entered include an underlined area after the equals sign. Those that are output only, such as Total BF, have no underline. The status button to the left of each variable indicates whether the value is unknown (?), known (=) or in progress (...).

Basic Functionality

Start by entering the data you know. Each variable that can have data entered has an underline portion after the equals sign. Select a row, enter data in the editor and then select the row again to close the editor, select the (...) status button, or choose a new row. Each time data is entered, the status buttons for all rows will change. Known rows will show as (=) while unknown rows will show as (?). While editing the buttons will display (...).

Each template will try to calculate the unknown variables as best it can. If it can't resolve a result or there are multiple options, tap the (?) button on the row you wish to calculate.

Entering Values

There are three types of editors for entering values: number editors, list selector and date selector. Each row will display an editor automatically when selected and give you options appropriate for that row.

Number Editor



Number editors show a keypad and, if a unit is expected, also offers unit options. (The unit number editor is pictured above.) Numbers are built from left-to-right, one key at a time. The only exception is to change the sign of a number. [±] can be selected at any time.

Length units can be entered as feet, inch or feet-inch numbers, area can be entered as square feet or square inches, and volume can be entered as cubic feet or cubic inches . For feet-inch, use [&] to separate whole and fractional inches and [/] to separate numerator and denominator in those fractional inches. Use backspace to remove the designation.

Examples are as follows (brackets indicate buttons):

[3] [ . ] [5] to enter 3.5
[3] [ . ] [5] [±] to enter -3.5
[3] [6] [in] to enter 36 inches
[3] [ft] to enter 3 feet
[3] [ . ] [5] [ft] to enter 3.5 feet
[3] [ft] [4] [in] to enter 3 feet, 4 inches ([in] is optional)
[3] [ft] [4] [&] [1] [/] [2] [in] to enter 3 feet, 4 and 1/2 inch ([in] is optional)
[3] [ . ] [5] [in²] to enter 3.5 square inches
[1] [0] [ . ] [5] [ft³] to enter 10.5 cubic feet

Upon closing the editor, the number will be re-formatted as expected by the template. For instance, when a feet-inch length is expected, values can be entered as feet, inch or feet-inch numbers and, once the editor is closed, it will be reformatted in feet-inch format.

List Selector



Choose an option from the list by selecting it. The list selector shows a maximum of five items but may include more. Scroll to see additional items.

Data Selector



Choose a day, month and year as appropriate. Scroll each column to see additional options.

Help

Help is integrated directly into the template. Scroll the template down to see integrated help and examples.

Calculation Accuracy

The decimal places displayed in the template is different from the decimal places stored in the application to ensure calculation accuracy.

Accessing the Calculator



Select the calculator icon in the top bar to show the calculator.

More



Select the overflow button in the top, right corner (older devices have a designated hardware button). From here you can email template results, mark a template as a favorite (or remove the designation) which appears in the Favorites category in the template list, and access application help. Scroll the template itself for help on this specific template.