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Calculations
Use Custom Calculations to add, subtract, multiply or divide
other values in reports.
NOTE The Custom Calculations list is only used
in a few places mainly for calculating values in a few
of the financial accounting reports. This list may not be
included in all versions of Goldenseal small
business software.
Entering Custom Calculations
To enter a Custom Calculation, follow these steps:
 Choose Calculations from the Options menu, then choose Custom
Calculations from the submenu.
 Click the New button, or click on an existing item and click the Edit button.
 Fill in details about the calculation.
 When you are finished, click OK to save the item, or click
Cancel to close the calcuation without saving changes.
Data Fields
Enter the following information for each Custom Calculation:
Name Type in a brief name for the calculation. This is the
text that will appear in clairvoyant fields. HINT It's a good
idea to have a name that describes exactly what the calculated value
includes, so you'll know what to expect, when making forms or
reports.
Description Type in any comments you'd like to make about this
item.
First Source Choose the first calculation type that you'll
start with.
First Calculator Choose the specific calculation that
you'll start with. HINT Calculations that show a list instead of
a sum are not available, since this calculator only calculates number
and money values.
Calculation Type Enter the general type of calculation you'll
use (described below).
Second Source Choose the second calculation
type that will be used.
Second Calculator Choose the
calculation that will
be used for the second part of this calculation.
Rounding Method Choose No
Rounding to use
the exact value. Values can also be rounded
to the
nearest
dollar, ten dollars,
hundred dollars
or thousand dollars.
Layout Tag Goldenseal
shows
you the letterandnumber ID tag that marks
this
item in report layouts.
Calculation Types and Details
Custom calculations allow you to do math to values from other calculations.
The following choices are available:
Add Calculator Add a calculator to the previous value.
Subtract Calculator Subtract a calculator from the previous value.
Multiply Calculator Multiply the previous value by the value of a calculator.
Divide Calculator Divide the previous value by the value of a calculator.
Max with Calculator Get the larger of two calculators.
Min with Calculator Get the smaller of two calculators.
Add Constant Add a number to the previous value.
Subtract Constant Subtract a number from the previous value.
Multiply Constant Multiply the previous value by a number.
Divide Constant Divide the previous value by a number.
Max with Constant Get the larger of a calculator and a number.
Min with Constant Get the smaller of a calculator and a number.
Using Custom Calculations
After
you create a Custom Calculation, follow these steps to use it:
 Choose
Custom Layouts from the Options
menu, and choose Printed Forms or Reports from
the submenu.
 Switch to the report where you'd like to
use the calculation.
 Click on the Calculator
Tool the calculator icon in the palette on the left side of the window.
 Click on the report and drag a rectangle at the location where you'd
like the calculation to appear.
 You'll see a list of calculations. Enter
Custom into the popup menu at the top.
 You'll see a list of Custom calculations (see illustration at right).
 Choose the new calculation from the list.
 Click OK.
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