I just got an e-mail last week from the Mathsoft people (it took a long
while for them to respond) on this very topic. There isn't any way to
display intermediate results, which is too bad because this would make the
calculations very readable and easy to spot errors. The reason given to me
was that there probably wasn't enough interest in this feature to warrant
Mathsoft incorporating it. Maybe we could form a lobby to get them to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Structuralist" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 2:27 PM
Subject: RE: Mathcad question
> As far as I know you can only report the variables as the numeric
> equivalents are calculated. In other words, you can not show the values of
> You can create a text string that will report:
> Q = S*L=40 <units>.
> To do this you need to define the variables S and L.
> Next create a Text line that reads
> (where the " creates text instead of a formula)
> Next create the formula
> S*L= and let it calculate 40 (or whatever)
> Cut and paste the entire formula S*L=40 to the end of the Text string Q=
> (leaving as many spaces you would like between the = and the S).
> Each time you change the value for S or L, the new resultant will show in
> the string.
> I believe this is called Inline formulas and you should be able to locate
> in the Mathcad help files.
> Dennis S. Wish, PE
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat Bachman [mailto:BachmanPM(--nospam--at)c-b.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 12:20 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Mathcad question
> We are trying to standardize calculations on Mathcad in our office. I
> determine how to report intermediate results, eg.
> S = 20
> L = 2
> Q = S*L = 40
> How can I get this to display:
> Q = S*L = 20*2 = 40
> I want Mathcad to echo print the values of the variables prior to
> the solution. Does anyone know how to do this seemingly simple procedure?
> Thank you.
> Patrick Bachman, P.E.