Royal A600-601 User Manual

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Contents

1 Welcome

 

Before Starting.....................................................................................................................................................

1

What is in the Box? .............................................................................................................................................

2

Important Phone Numbers .............................................................................................................................

2

2 Getting Started

 

Plugging in and Putting in the Batteries ....................................................................................................

3

Installing the Paper Roll....................................................................................................................................

5

Installing the Barcode Reader .....................................................................................................................

6

PC-Based Software .............................................................................................................................................

7

Setting the Language........................................................................................................................................

8

Setting the Date And Time..............................................................................................................................

9

Programming the Sales Tax ..........................................................................................................................

10

Programming Department Keys .................................................................................................................

10

3 Getting To Know the Cash Register

 

About the Displays ...........................................................................................................................................

12

Opening and Closing the Customer Display........................................................................................

12

About the Numeric Display........................................................................................................................

14

Using the Mode Key Area ..............................................................................................................................

14

Using the Keyboard .........................................................................................................................................

16

Using the Cash Drawer ...................................................................................................................................

17

Contents

 

Using the Accessory Drawer ........................................................................................................................

18

Using the Counterfeit Detector Feature ..................................................................................................

18

About Paper Money .....................................................................................................................................

19

Detecting Suspicious Money ....................................................................................................................

19

Programming the UV Light........................................................................................................................

21

4 Setting Up Your Cash Register - the Basics

 

Using the Displays ...........................................................................................................................................

22

The Clerk Display...........................................................................................................................................

23

Setting Alphanumeric Descriptions ..........................................................................................................

23

Alphanumeric Code Chart .........................................................................................................................

24

Using Single Width Characters.................................................................................................................

26

Programming Blank Lines or Restoring Factory Default Messages ............................................

26

About Programming Numbers in Header Messages .......................................................................

27

Using Double Wide Characters ................................................................................................................

27

Programming a Header Message............................................................................................................

28

Setting the Footer Message ......................................................................................................................

30

Setting Clerk Numbers and Names ...........................................................................................................

32

Using the Clerk System ...............................................................................................................................

34

Setting the Machine Number ......................................................................................................................

34

Setting X and Manager Passwords ............................................................................................................

35

Printing the Quick Start Program Confirmation Report.....................................................................

36

Before Going to Register Mode...................................................................................................................

37

Error Codes .........................................................................................................................................................

38

Clearing an Error............................................................................................................................................

38

5 Setting Up Your Cash Register - Advanced

 

Programming Department Keys.................................................................................................................

41

Setting Standard and Gallonage Mode.................................................................................................

43

Programming Multiple and Single Items .............................................................................................

43

Programming High Digit Lock-out (HDLO)..........................................................................................

44

Programming Tax Status ............................................................................................................................

44

Programming Department Preset Price ...............................................................................................

45

Assigning Department Number Keys ....................................................................................................

46

Programming Department Names.........................................................................................................

46

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Scrolling Messages ...........................................................................................................................................

50

Types of Scrolling Messages ......................................................................................................................

50

Scrolling Message Length...........................................................................................................................

50

Default Scrolling Messages ........................................................................................................................

51

Programming Scrolling Messages ...........................................................................................................

51

Sample Scrolling Messages ........................................................................................................................

51

Programming Scrolling Message Display Times ...................................................................................

52

Setting the Off Message Start Time.........................................................................................................

52

Setting the Mode Message Start Time ...................................................................................................

52

Setting the Sales Message Start and Stop Times................................................................................

53

Setting the Idle Messages Start Time .....................................................................................................

53

Setting the Amount of Time Message Letters Appear in the Display.........................................

54

Programming the Credit Keys......................................................................................................................

55

Programming PLU Descriptions..................................................................................................................

56

Programming PLUs without a Barcode Reader ..................................................................................

57

Programming PLUs with the Barcode Reader.....................................................................................

58

Setting the Decimal Points............................................................................................................................

59

Setting the Rounding Rates ..........................................................................................................................

60

Programming Discounts ................................................................................................................................

60

Programming Minus Percentage Discounts ........................................................................................

60

Programming Coupon Discounts ............................................................................................................

61

Programming Plus Percentage Add-ons...............................................................................................

64

Programming Flag Options...........................................................................................................................

65

6 Ringing up Sales and Using Training Mode

 

Ringing up Sales................................................................................................................................................

71

Ringing up Sales with the Barcode Reader...........................................................................................

73

Printing Receipts...............................................................................................................................................

73

Using Training Mode .......................................................................................................................................

75

7 Programming Complex Tax Rates

 

Setting the Tax Rates.......................................................................................................................................

77

8 Running Reports

 

Running the Program Confirmation Report ...........................................................................................

80

Running the Department Confirmation Report ....................................................................................

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Running the PLU Confirmation Report ....................................................................................................

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Running the Department Sales Report ....................................................................................................

83

 

Running Management Reports...................................................................................................................

83

 

About X Readings..........................................................................................................................................

84

 

About Z Readings..........................................................................................................................................

84

 

About Management Reports ....................................................................................................................

85

 

Running a Cash-In-Drawer Report ..........................................................................................................

85

 

Running a Clerk Report ...............................................................................................................................

86

 

Running a Financial Report .......................................................................................................................

86

 

Financial Report Example...........................................................................................................................

87

 

Running an Hourly Report .........................................................................................................................

89

 

Running PLU Reports...................................................................................................................................

90

 

Running an Electronic Journal Reports .................................................................................................

91

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Maintenance and Options

 

 

Installing a New Paper Roll ...........................................................................................................................

94

 

Using the Battery System ..............................................................................................................................

95

 

About the Serial Port.......................................................................................................................................

97

10

Troubleshooting

 

 

Error Codes .........................................................................................................................................................

98

 

I Hear an Error Beep......................................................................................................................................

98

 

Sec code error appears in PRG, X OR Z modes ...................................................................................

99

 

If Clerk E12 Displays In REG 1 or REG 2 Modes....................................................................................

99

 

PE Printer Error or Paper End .......................................................................................................................

99

 

EJ -FULL Error...................................................................................................................................................

100

 

The Register Does Not Work at All...........................................................................................................

101

 

Opening the Drawer When There is no Power....................................................................................

101

 

Half System Clear ...........................................................................................................................................

102

 

Partial Reset......................................................................................................................................................

102

 

Full System Clear ............................................................................................................................................

103

 

If Nothing Helps..............................................................................................................................................

103

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Examples

 

 

Sample Receipt ............................................................................................................................................

106

 

Transaction Codes .........................................................................................................................................

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Adding Tax to a Non-Taxable Department ..........................................................................................

108

Cash Sale With Tendering Change ..........................................................................................................

108

Cash Sale Without Tendering Change ...................................................................................................

108

Charge Sale ......................................................................................................................................................

109

Charge Return.................................................................................................................................................

109

Coupon Discount Sale..................................................................................................................................

109

Credit Return ...................................................................................................................................................

110

Credit Sale.........................................................................................................................................................

110

Dept Shift Key..................................................................................................................................................

111

Exempting Tax On An Item ........................................................................................................................

111

Exempting Tax on the Entire Sale............................................................................................................

112

Gallonage Sales Transaction......................................................................................................................

112

Minus Percentage Discount Sale..............................................................................................................

112

Multiplication of a Department Unit Price............................................................................................

113

Multiplication Sale.........................................................................................................................................

113

Multiplying By A Fraction............................................................................................................................

114

No-Sale Function............................................................................................................................................

114

Overriding a PLU Sale...................................................................................................................................

114

Paid-Out Sale...................................................................................................................................................

115

PLU Sale.............................................................................................................................................................

115

PLU Sale With PLU Description .................................................................................................................

115

Plus Percentage Sale.....................................................................................................................................

115

Received-On-Account Sale.........................................................................................................................

116

Registering A Department Unit Price .....................................................................................................

116

Registering A Reference Number ............................................................................................................

117

Return Sale .......................................................................................................................................................

117

Split Tendering Sale ......................................................................................................................................

118

Temporarily Overriding a PLU Price........................................................................................................

118

Use the Error-Correct /Void Key................................................................................................................

118

Voiding A Coupon Sale................................................................................................................................

119

Voiding a Department Preset Price.........................................................................................................

119

Voiding a Department Preset with a Coupon Discount ..................................................................

119

Voiding a Department Preset with a Minus Percentage Discount ..............................................

120

Voiding A Minus Percentage Discount Sale.........................................................................................

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Voiding a Multiplication of a Department Preset Price

....................................................................121

 

Voiding A Multiplication Sale ....................................................................................................................

121

 

Voiding a PLU Multiplication Sale ............................................................................................................

122

 

Voiding a PLU Sale .........................................................................................................................................

122

 

Voiding a PLU Sale with a Coupon Discount .......................................................................................

122

 

Voiding a Plu Sale with a Minus Percentage Discount .....................................................................

123

 

Voiding a PLU Sale with a Plus Percentage Rate.................................................................................

123

 

Voiding a Plus Percentage Sale.................................................................................................................

124

 

Voiding A Sale .................................................................................................................................................

124

A Calculating State Tax Table Codes ...............................................................

125

 

Calculating Your Tax .....................................................................................................................................

125

 

Example Tax Chart ......................................................................................................................................

129

 

The Worksheet .............................................................................................................................................

130

 

Programming the State Tax .......................................................................................................................

131

B Programming Tax in Canada ........................................................................

132

 

Setting Flag Options .....................................................................................................................................

132

 

Setting Tax Percentage Rates ....................................................................................................................

133

 

Linking Tax Rate(s) To Each Department...............................................................................................

134

C

Product Information ......................................................................................

135

 

Specifications and Safety ............................................................................................................................

135

 

Safety and Legal Notices .............................................................................................................................

136

 

Limited Warranty............................................................................................................................................

137

 

Software Licensing Agreement.................................................................................................................

138

D

Settings Tables ..............................................................................................

139

 

Alphanumeric Code Chart ..........................................................................................................................

139

 

Flags....................................................................................................................................................................

141

 

Language Table ..............................................................................................................................................

146

 

Transaction Codes .........................................................................................................................................

151

 

US Tax Status Numbers................................................................................................................................

152

Ordering Supplies and Accessories...................................................................

153

Index ....................................................................................................................

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CHAPTER 1

Welcome

Congratulations on purchasing your new Royal cash register! This register is designed to be easy to use, helping you to focus on running your business.

Before Starting

Before you start using this manual to set up and customize your cash register, you should know the following.

When you need to press a key, you see a picture of the key you need to press and the name of the key is in another font. For example:

1If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

If you need to type something in the round Number keys area, what you need to type is shown in a special font. For example:

2 Using the round Number keys, press 444444 and then press the

Amount Tend Total key.

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What is in the Box?

Look for and unwrap the following:

Cash Register

1 starter roll of standard thermal paper, Royal Reorder Number 013127 (57.5mm).

Journal Spindle, installed in the printer compartment

Barcode reader located in a small box

RegisterLinkTM software

1 set of keys, consisting of:

2 Cash Drawer keys (515).

2 PRG Program keys (427-023).

2 REG Register keys (427-024).

2 Z keys (427-012).

Important Phone Numbers

If you need help or want to order additional supplies, use the following contact information.

Customer Service:

1-800-272-6229

(USA)

 

1-888-266-9380

(Canada)

Ordering Supplies:

1-888-261-4555

 

Website:

www.royal.com

 

To order items, see Ordering Supplies and Accessories on page 153.

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Getting Started

Setting up your cash register consists of the following steps:

Plugging in and Putting in the Batteries

Installing the Paper Roll

Setting the Language

Setting the Date And Time

Programming the Sales Tax

Setting at least 2 Department Keys

Do all the steps to make sure you have your cash register set up correctly.

When you are done with this chapter, see the chapter called Getting To Know the Cash Register, starting on page 12 and the chapter called Setting Up Your Cash Register - the Basics, starting on page 22 for more information about your cash register.

Plugging in and Putting in the Batteries

Your cash register needs 3 AA 1.5 volt batteries for the memory backup system. These batteries did not come with your cash register and you must purchase them additionally. You should purchase these batteries before you start this section or as soon as possible after setting up the cash register.

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Make sure that you plug the cash register into the electrical outlet before you put in the batteries.

Caution

If you put the batteries in first, they can damage the cash register.

Do not use this cash register outdoors in the rain or near any source of liquid.

To get the cash register ready to use

1Remove the cash register and the parts from the box. Store the box and packing material in a safe, dry place. If you need to move the register in the future, you can put it back in the box.

2Remove the tape holding the parts of the cash register in place. For example, there may be tape on the Journal Compartment Cover. Make sure you remove the tape on the black Journal Tape spindle inside the printer compartment of the cash register.

3Put the register on a hard, level surface, away from rain and spilled drinks. A hard level surface makes it easier for the cash drawer to go in and out smoothly.

Do not put the register on a porous surface. Depending on the surface or any cleaning solution used on the surface, the rubber feet may leave marks on the surface. Do not place the register on any valuable surface, such as antique or fine wood tables, desks, and so on.

4Plug the cash register into a standard three-hole electrical wall outlet. (115-120 volt, 60 hertz). Make sure the electrical cord is not going to get tripped over or accidentally pulled from the electrical outlet.

Put the cash register on an electrical circuit with no other electrical device or appliance. Other appliances can overload the circuit or cause electrical interference with the cash register. It is best that you use a circuit without other appliances already on it.

5Install the memory backup batteries.

Open the Journal Compartment cover. Remove the cover and put it aside.

Move the paper roller bar up and out of the way. Grab the small handle on the right of the print roller bar. Push the little handle towards the back of the cash register and raise the paper roller bar up. You see a slope down to the paper

compartment. The battery cover is located under the print roller bar, on the slope.

Remove the battery cover. Press the edge at the top of the cover and push to the back. The cover pops off.

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Put the batteries in the slots. Make sure that the positive and negative ends are in the right place. The batteries have a little plus (positive) and minus (negative) sign on each end to help you.

Replace the battery cover. Slide the bottom tabs into the long slit in the bottom position and it snap the cover into place. Do not put the tabs in the 2 holes in the bottom of the

compartment. The cover will not close and you will break the tabs.

6Now you are ready to put the paper in the cash register and set the time and the date. See the next section for more information.

Installing the Paper Roll

Your cash register has a thermal printer that prints receipts for the customer or a journal tape. Use 2¼ inch (57.5 mm) wide standard thermal register paper.

To install the paper roll

1Insert the PRG key and turn it to either REG1 or REG2.

If you need a customer receipt, turn the Mode key to the REG1 position.

If you do not need a customer receipt, turn the mode key to the REG2 position.

2Unlock and open the Journal Compartment Cover. Grip the left side of the cover and gently pull upward. Remove the Journal Compartment Cover and set aside.

3Remove the Journal

Takeup spindle. Place the paper roll in the

little round area at the bottom of the compartment. Make sure the paper feeds out from the bottom of the roll, towards the front of the cash register.

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4 Grab the small handle on the right

Handle

of the print roller. Push the little

 

handle towards the back of the cash

 

register and raise the roller bar up.

 

5Lay the end of the paper across the printer as shown. Move the print roller down onto the paper and snap into place. Make sure both sides are snapped down.

Press the Feed key until the paper catches and moves through the printer.

6Do one of the following:

If you do not need to print receipts: Place the black plastic Journal Takeup spindle on its grooves above the Battery compartment. The spindle sits above the paper roll. Press the Feed key to move the paper through the printer about 10-12 inches. Push the paper through one of the narrow openings in the center of the Journal Takeup spindle. Press the Feed key until the paper catches and begins to wind securely around the

Journal Takeup spindle. Replace the Journal Compartment Cover.

If you want to print receipts:

Lay the customer receipt paper over the receipt slot and close the Journal Compartment Cover.

Installing the Barcode Reader

Your cash register comes with a barcode reader. It allows you to scan items with a UPC symbols, instead of using the keyboard to type the PLU number.

The barcode reader plugs into the port on the lower right side of the cash register. You don’t need to do anything special to make it work after you plug it into the cash register. Use the directions below to install it.

To install and program the barcode reader

1Unpack the reader from the box.

2Turn the Mode key to OFF.

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3Locate the port for the scanner on the lower right side of the cash register. Plug the reader into the port.

4Now you can program the cash register so that you can scan UPC symbols to ring up

items. For specifics, see Programming PLUs with the Barcode Reader on page 58.

PC-Based Software

Your cash register includes:

RegisterLink PC-based software.

This software allows you to connect the cash register to your PC to download your sales information and transfer it to QuickBooks® Pro 2002 or later or Peachtree® 7.0 or later accounting software. For instructions about using the software, see the RegisterLink manual.

Back-Up and Restore - Whether you programmed your cash register data on the cash register or on your PC, you can back-up that programming and store the data on your PC. Should you lose the memory in your cash register, you can simply restore the data from your PC back to the cash register without having to reprogram all the PLU's, Departments and other data.

Additional Registers - When you buy additional cash registers, you can use the back-up-and-restore feature with multiple registers of the same model number. Just program one register, back-up the data to your PC, and then restore or download the data from your PC to the other registers, as long as they are all the same model number. This saves you the time of having to program each register individually.

Check the Royal web site for any new features and upgrades to

RegisterLink.

Using the RegisterLink software requires connecting your computer to the cash register using the serial port. To connect your computer to the serial port, you need a null-modem serial cable that may or may not be included. If necessary, you can purchase this cable directly from Royal or at any computer supply store. For technical details about the serial connection, see About the Serial Port on page 97.

The RegisterLink software is on a CD. Please install the software from this CD. Then check for updates on the Royal web site (www.royal.com). If a later version of the RegisterLink software is available on the web site, download it from the web site and install it on your PC. It is important that

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the CD version of the software is already installed on your PC before you download and install any upgrades.

RegisterLink software instructions are separate from this manual. The RegisterLink instruction manual is on the CD that contains the software. An updated and revised version of the instruction manual accompanies any newer version of the software that is downloaded from our web site. Please refer to the RegisterLink instruction manual for all software related operational instructions and assistance.

Setting the Language

Before you program the cash register, you need to specify a language if you do not want to use English. You can select English, Spanish, French, or German.

Changing the language changes the words you and the customer see on the display. For more information about the prompts that appear, see Language Table on page 146.

Note

If you start programming the cash register and then set the language, you will lose all your programming changes.

To set the language

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2Using the round Number keys, press 19. Press the round Number key to select the language you want. The options are:

English

0

Spanish

1

French

2

German

3

3Press the Void key. The language your cash register shows on the display is set.

4If you want to the cash register to show a language other than English, see Programming Flag Options on page 65 to specify the language you want. If you set the language after you program more options, all the custom programing you add is erased.

You are ready to start programming the cash register.

Note

Before you continue, see page 65 for other settings you may want to use.

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Setting the Date And Time

Setting the Date And Time

The date changes every day and prints in the month-day-year format. You can prevent the date from printing on the transaction receipts. The date format can also be changed to print day-month-year. For more information, see Programming Flag Options on page 65.

You can set the cash register so that it does not print the time on receipts. For more information, see Programming Flag Options on page 65.

The time can print in either the 12 or 24 hour (military time) format. The default setting is to print in the 12 hour format, which is normally used. To change to the 24 hour format, see Programming Flag Options on page 65.

Reminder

When you set the time, you need to type the time in a 24 hour format. To convert the current time to a 24 hour format, add the number 12 to every hour after 12 noon. For example: 1:15 P.M. programs as 1315. 8:20 A.M. programs as 0820.

To set the date

Example 1: To program June 30, 2004

1 Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2 In the round Number keys area, press 063002 and then press the

#/ST/NS key.

To set the time

Example 2: To program 9:45 P.M.

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2In the round Number keys area, press 2145 and then press the Qty/Date key.

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Programming the Sales Tax

Now you need to program the sales tax for your area. If you do not know your sales tax rate, contact your local government office.

Tip

You must press at least 4 digits in step 4.

Note

If you make a mistake or you hear an error beep, press Clear and start over with Step 3.

Example 3: To program a sales tax rate of 6%

1Find your sales tax rate. You may need to contact your local government office.

2Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

3In the round Number keys area, press 1 and then press the Tax 1 key.

4Press 6000 and press the Amount Tend Total key. Your sales tax is programmed.

To program other tax rates, in Step 4, press the following:

Table 1 Additional tax rate programming

For this tax rate...

Press these keys...

 

 

7.75%

7750

5.5%

5500

10.5%

10500

For more advanced tax rate programming, see Programming Complex Tax Rates on page 76.

Programming Department Keys

You are done with the basic programming of your cash register. After you program at least 2 department keys, you are ready to use the cash register, if you do not want to use any of the other features.

For more information about the other features of your cash register, see Setting Up Your Cash Register - the Basics on page 22 and Setting Up Your Cash Register - Advanced on page 40.

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Programming Department Keys

To program Department 1 as taxable with no preset price and no description

1Using the round Number keys, press 00001 and press the

Subtotal/w/Tax key.

2Using the round Number keys, press 0 and press the Dept 1 key.

3Press the Amount Tend/Total key. The department information is saved in the cash register.

To program Department 2 as non-taxable with no preset price and no description

1Using the round Number keys, press 00000 and press the

Subtotal/w/Tax key.

2Using the round Number keys, press 0 and press the Dept 2 key.

3Press the Amount Tend/Total key. The department information is saved in the cash register.

For more information about programming department keys, see Programming Department Keys on page 41.

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CHAPTER 3

Getting To Know the Cash Register

This chapter shows you the basics of using your cash register after you set it up. If you have not yet set up your cash register, see the Quick Start sheet that came in the box with your cash register or Getting Started on page 3.

About the Displays

Your cash register has 2 displays.

Customer Display

You can lift, tilt, and rotate customer display so customers can see what is happening. When you move the register or store it, close the display so it doesn’t get damaged.

Your cash register has a 1 line customer display

1 line that shows letters and numbers (alphanumeric)

The alphanumeric display shows 10 digits for descriptions, scrolling text messages, and sales dollar amounts.

Opening and Closing the Customer Display

You can open and close the customer display so that customers can easily see what is happening.

To open and close the customer display

1To open the rear customer display, pull up, tilt, and rotate to view from any direction.

2To close, turn the display to face the rear of the machine and press down.

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Operator Display

Your cash register also has a 2 line display for the operator. Both lines shows letters and numbers (alphanumeric). The following codes can appear in the display:

Table 2 Codes and words that can appear in the display

This code...

Appears when...

 

 

:

the -%/RA key registers a percent discount amount. Also appears

 

in the Customer Display.

 

 

=

the Charge, Check, Amount Tend Total keys are pressed. Also

 

appears in the Customer Display.

 

 

ADD ON

the +%/PO key registers a plus percentage amount. *

CASH

the Amount Tend Total key finalizes a cash sale. *

CHANGE or C

change is due. *

CHARGE

the Charge key finalizes a sale. *

CHECK

the Check key finalizes a sale. *

CLERK ERR or

clerk numbers have been programmed and the clerk system is

CLERK E12

active. When this appears, the clerk number must be entered.

COUPON

the -/CPN key is pressed. *

DISCOUNT

the -%/RA key registers a percent discount amount. *

E.J FULL

the Electronic Journal memory is full. Run the electronic journal

 

report to clear the memory. See EJ -FULL Error on page 100.

 

 

ERROR

an incorrect key is pressed. Press the Clear key to clear.

NO SALE

the #/ST/NS key is pressed. *

NON TAX

the Non Tax key is pressed.

P

you are in the middle of a programming step. Also appears in the

 

Customer Display.

 

 

PE

if an error is detected in the printer.

PAPER END

there may be a printer error.

P-O

the +%/PO key is used for a paid out function. *

R-A

the -%/RA key is used for a received on account function. *

REFUND

the Return key is pressed. *

SEC CODE

a manager password is programmed. When this appears, you

 

must enter the password.

 

 

SUBTTL

the Subtotal w/Tax or #ST/NS key is pressed. *

TAX 1/TAX 2

the TAX 1 or TAX 2 key is pressed.

VOID/CORR

the Void key is operated. *

* also prints on the receipt or journal tape.

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When ringing up sales, the department number or PLU number can also appear. If a description or name has been programmed, this description also appears.

About the Numeric Display

The following codes can appear in the Numeric Display:

Table 3 Codes that can appear in the Numeric Display

This code...

Appears when...

 

 

PE

an error is detected in the printer.

P

you are in the middle of a programming step. Also

 

appears in the Customer Display.

 

 

Cr

the Charge key is pressed. Also appears in the

 

Customer Display.

 

 

CH

the Check key is pressed. Also appears in the Customer

 

Display.

 

 

CA

the Amt Tend/Total key is pressed. Also appears in the

 

Customer Display.

 

 

C

change is due. Also appears in the Customer Display.

Using the Mode Key Area

The Mode key area allows you to do the following.

Table 4 Mode key settings

This setting...

Does this...

 

 

 

PRG

Programs the cash register and sets the cash register to

 

 

Training mode. Use the key marked PRG.

 

 

 

OFF

Turns the cash register off. It also electronically locks

 

 

the cash drawer. All keys do this.

 

 

 

REG1

Turns the cash register ON for all normal sales

 

 

transactions. All features of the cash register are

 

 

activated as programmed. A customer receipt is printed

 

 

for every transaction.

 

 

 

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Using the Mode Key Area

 

 

 

 

 

Table 4 Mode key settings

 

 

This setting...

Does this...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REG2

Turns ON the cash register and allows all normal sales

 

 

 

 

transactions just like REG1 mode. However, the built-in

 

 

 

 

printer is turned-off so that customer receipts are not

 

 

 

 

automatically printed. This option allows you to control

 

 

 

 

the amount of receipt paper used by not printing a

 

 

 

 

receipt for every transaction and only printing a receipt

 

 

 

 

for those transactions where one is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Lets you read all transaction totals without clearing any

 

 

 

 

totals. This is useful for mid day reports. Use the key

 

 

 

 

marked Z.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Z

Lets you read all transaction totals and clears all

 

 

 

 

transaction totals to zero, except the end of day, or close

 

 

 

 

of day, totals. Use the key marked Z.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need to keep the register plugged in when you are not using it, turn the Mode key to the OFF position. The keyboard will not work and the cash drawer is electronically locked. A small amount of power maintains the program and transaction data totals.

For more information about programming the cash register, see Setting Up Your Cash Register - the Basics on page 22 and Setting Up Your Cash Register - Advanced on page 40.

For more information about using the cash register to ring up sales, see Ringing up Sales and Using Training Mode on page 71.

For more information about running reports, see Running Reports on page 80.

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Using the Keyboard

The keyboard on your cash register looks like the following:

Mode key area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department keys and

Total key

Round number keys

 

letters for programming

opens cash drawer

 

 

 

 

To use the keyboard, do the following:

To use the cash register, put the key marked REG in the Mode key hole and turn to Reg1 or Reg 2. Now you can press the round Number keys and Department keys to ring up a sale. For more information about ringing up sales, see Ringing up Sales and Using Training Mode on page 71.

To program the cash register, put the key marked PRG in the Mode key slot and turn to PRG. For more information about programming the cash register, see Setting Up Your Cash

Register - the Basics on page 22 and Setting Up Your Cash Register - Advanced on page 40.

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Using the Cash Drawer

The cash drawer is where you put the money after you ring up a sale. The cash drawer has slots for putting paper bills and a tray for coins. You can store paper items such as checks and charge slips under the removable coin tray.

When you ring up a sale, the cash drawer automatically opens so you can make change and put money away. You can also open the cash drawer without making a sale. This is handy if you need to make change for someone or forgot to put something away.

The cash drawer locks in 2 different ways. Locking the cash drawer is a good idea if you need to leave the cash register.

The cash drawer automatically locks electronically when you move the register key to the Off position. Remember to take the register key out if you are leaving the register. The emergency open lever will still open the cash drawer when it is electronically locked.

You can also use the 515 key to mechanically lock the cash drawer. If you lock the cash drawer this way, you must have the key to open it again. Even the emergency open lever will not open the cash drawer. when it is locked with the key.

Important

If the cash drawer will not open, see if the lock on the cash drawer is turned to the right. If it is, the drawer is locked with the 515 key. You need the key to unlock the cash drawer. If the key is lost or locked in the cash drawer, contact Royal.

To open the cash drawer after a sale

1When you are done ringing up a sale, press the Amount Tend Total key at the bottom right of the keyboard. The cash drawer opens. You can make change and put the money in the drawer.

2When you are done, push the cash drawer closed.

To open the cash drawer without making a sale

1Press the #/ST/NS key at the bottom right of the keyboard. The cash drawer opens and a No Sale receipt prints.

2When you are done, push the cash drawer closed.

To lock and unlock the cash drawer using the key

1Using the small key labeled 515, put the key in the lock in the front of the cash drawer.

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2To lock the cash drawer, turn the key to the right and remove the key from the lock.

3To unlock the cash drawer, turn the key to the left and remove the key from the lock.

To open the cash drawer using the emergency lever

1With your hands on the cash drawer, carefully tip the front of the register up. Underneath the cash register, toward the back of the register, you see a small lever.

2Push the lever in the only direction it will move. The cash drawer opens. If the cash drawer will not open, make sure it is not locked with the 515 Drawer key.

Using the Accessory Drawer

Your cash register has a small drawer above the cash drawer. The Accessory drawer can be opened at any time by anyone. It is a good place to put things like pens, pencils, and note pads.

Because anyone can open the drawer, it is not a good idea to put checks or charge slips in it. You should put those in the cash drawer, under the coin drawer.

Make sure that you never put anything valuable in the Accessory drawer.

Using the Counterfeit Detector Feature

Protected by U.S. Patent D477,836. Other U.S. and Foreign Patents Pending.

Your cash register comes with a handy Counterfeit detector feature that helps you decide if the money is possibly counterfeit or fraudulent.

All new style American paper money, except for the $1 bill, have a strip that glows under ultra-violet (UV) light. The Counterfeit detector feature lets you see that strip before you accept the paper money.

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About Paper Money

Just because the Counterfeit detector feature shows a glowing strip does not always mean the paper money is real. A clever forger may include this strip in a fake bill. Always use multiple methods to decide if you want to accept a bill as valid.

Each bill amount has a strip that glows a different color. The location of the UV markings in US and Canadian currency is shown below:

Table 5 US paper currency UV mark locations

US $ bill...

Has this color...

Located here...

 

 

 

$ 5

Blue

Left edge of bill

 

 

 

$ 10

Orange

Right of Hamilton's head

 

 

 

$ 20

Green

Left edge of bill

 

 

 

$ 50

Yellow

Right of Grant's head

 

 

 

$100

Red

Left of Franklin's head

 

 

 

Canadian Paper Currency: UV sensitive dots are placed in a random pattern throughout the bill. These dots glow blue. Newer Canadian bills may have different UV-sensitive markings. See your bank or local government office for help on what UV-sensitive markings to look for in a genuine bill.

Detecting Suspicious Money

Always use multiple counterfeit detection methods to guard against fraudulent paper currency. Some of the more common methods for detecting valid US currency are:

Look for blue and red threads in the fabric.

Hold the bill up to a light source and check for the watermark - which should be the face of the same President pictured on the front of that denomination bill.

Hold the bill up to a normal light source (not a UV light) and look for the UV sensitive strip, the characters USA and the numeric denomination of the bill (either in numeric form or spelled out).

Mark the bill using a Universal Counterfeit Detector Pen, which uses special ink that reacts to counterfeit paper currency.

For other currency, such as Canadian money, see your bank or local government office for help.

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To use the counterfeit detector feature

1 Put the paper money in the slot in the front of the cash register.

2 UV light button

 

 

 

3 Look in window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Insert paper bill

2Press the UV light button. The UV light turns on.

3Look thru the small window on the front of the cash register. If the bill has the strip, you see a strip that glows as a color. See the table above for the correct color. If the bill is Canadian, you see blue dots.

4When you are done, remove the bill from the slot. Press the UV button again. The UV light turns off.

Things to Remember

The counterfeit detector feature in the cash register uses ultra-violet light (UV light) technology and only works on new style US paper currency. This currency has the large portrait of a US president, off-center on the front of the bill. Old style U.S. bills, printed before 1996 and all $1 bills do not have any fluorescent markings. These bills do not react to UV light and the counterfeit detector in cash register does not show any fluorescent markings on these bills, even though they may be valid US bills and not counterfeit.

Keep in mind that any one method of counterfeit detection, including the UV light mechanism built-in to the cash register, is not fool-proof and only suggests suspicious paper currency.

Using this counterfeit detection feature is open to user interpretation of the reading of the currency under the UV-light. If no fluorescent markings are seen on a US bill, then consider the bill suspicious. This may not mean that the bill is definitely counterfeit. Use other counterfeit detection methods to further examine the suspicious bill. If the US dollar bill fails multiple counterfeit detection methods, then the bill may be counterfeit and you must decide whether to accept the bill or not. You should also contact local law enforcement authorities regarding suspicious or counterfeit bills.

The opposite may also apply, when a US dollar bill may show fluorescent markings under UV-light, but there is still a slight chance that the bill is a very sophisticated counterfeit bill. There are no absolute guarantees to the

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authenticity of a US dollar bill without the use of very high-end, sophisticated testing methods and devices.

Programming the UV Light

You can program the UV light to stay on for a certain number of seconds while you view the currency.

You can use the default which is pre-programed to “00” seconds and works according to the previous instructions.

You can also program a number from “01” to “99” that represents the number of seconds the light stays “on” after you press the UV light button. Then the light automatically turns itself off after the programmed amount of time.

To program the UV light

1Put the key marked PRG in the Mode key slot and turn to PRG. For more information about programming the cash register, see Setting Up Your Cash Register - the Basics on page 22 and Setting Up Your Cash Register - Advanced on page 40.

2Using the round number keys, enter the number of seconds (from 01 to 99) you would like the light to stay on.

3To save your setting, press the #ST/NS key.

The button now only works to turn the light on. It does not work to turn the light off.

If the button is pressed when the light is off, then the light turns-on for the number of seconds that you have set. If the button is pressed again while the light is on, the light timer resets, and the light stays on for the full number of programmed seconds.

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Setting Up Your Cash Register - the

Basics

This chapter includes explanations for setting:

Messages on the display and on receipts

Setting clerk numbers

Setting machine numbers

Setting clerk and manager passwords

Clearing error codes

Using the Displays

Your cash register includes two displays: 1 for the clerk and 1 for the customer. The displays feature large, easy to read fluorescent digits for easy viewing.

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The Clerk Display

When ringing up sales, you see the department number or PLU number on the clerk display. If a description or name is programmed, this description appears.

For information about all the messages that can appear on the display and how to open and close the display, see Opening and Closing the Customer Display on page 12.

Setting Alphanumeric Descriptions

You can program custom header and footer messages, clerk names, departments, and item descriptions. These text messages and descriptions appear on the receipt and on the display.

When you are programming the alpha descriptions for Departments, PLUs, Clerks, the Header and Footer messages, use the Alpha Keyboard.

Note

Only capital letters of the alphabet are on the Alpha Keyboard. You can use lower case letters. See Alphanumeric Code Chart on page 24.

The department keys are clearly labeled with all the letters needed to program these descriptions. When you are programming alpha descriptions, use the department keys to spell out the words you want.

To use the letters in the white part of the Department keys, simply press the Department key.

To use the letters in the lower green area of the keys, press the Dept Shift key and then press the key with the letter you want.

You might need certain symbols or lower case characters that are not found on the Alpha Keyboard. For example, if you require a space between words, or if you need the / symbol, or the - symbol, see the Alphanumeric Code Chart shown in the next section.

Important

If you enter the wrong character, press the Void key to backspace and delete that character. Now you can continue.

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Alphanumeric Code Chart

Other characters are also available. Use the tables in this section to help you find the ones you need.

Use this table for lower case letters and numbers.

Table 6 Letters and numbers

 

 

 

 

Code

 

Code

Character

Number

Character

Number

 

 

 

 

Space

00

s

20

Wide Character

01

t

21

a

02

u

22

b

03

v

23

c

04

w

24

d

05

x

25

e

06

y

26

f

07

z

27

g

08

 

 

h

09

Numbers

 

i

10

0

30

j

11

1

31

k

12

2

32

l

13

3

33

m

14

4

34

n

15

5

35

o

16

6

36

p

17

7

37

q

18

8

38

r

19

9

39

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Use this table for punctuation and foreign characters.

Table 7 Special Characters and Punctuation

 

Code

 

Code

Character

Number

Character

Number

 

 

 

 

¡

80

?

28

¿

81

!

29

á

82

@

40

é

83

/

67

í

84

:

68

ó

85

#

69

ú

86

&

70

Ä

93

%

71

Ü

94

$

72

Ö

95

,

73

 

 

(comma)

 

Ï

96

(

74

ü

97

)

75

Ñ

98

*

76

ñ

99

+

77

 

 

-

78

 

 

.

79

 

 

(period)

 

 

 

;

87

 

 

(semi colon)

 

 

 

>

88

 

 

89

 

 

(apostrophe)

 

 

 

90

 

 

<

91

 

 

=

92

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Using Single Width Characters

The following describes the maximum number of characters that can be programmed for each item description in single width.

Department

12 Characters

PLU

12 Characters

Clerk Name

24 Characters

• Header and Footer message

5 Lines (24 characters each)

To make a space to separate words, press the round Number 0 key twice or press the round Number 00 key one time.

For double wide characters, see Using Double Wide Characters.

For programming department keys, see Programming Department Keys on page 41.

For programming PLUs, see Programming PLU Descriptions on page 56.

For programming Clerk names and numbers, see Setting Clerk Numbers and Names on page 32.

Programming Blank Lines or Restoring Factory Default Messages

You can customize the header and footer message based on Flag settings for flag numbers: 33, 37, 38, and 39.

Flag # 33 and 37: You can now individually select whether to turn on and print or turn off and skip the header or the footer messages entirely. This can save paper when you are printing. Or you can leave the factory default phrases and settings.

Flag # 38: You can print a blank line or to just skip a blank line. For example, you can program 3 of the five footer lines as blank lines and then select not to print the blank lines to save paper. This prints only the 2 programmed lines for your footer message. Or you can select to leave the blank lines in for spacing so in the final result is 2 lines of print and 3 blank lines with no print, but all 5 lines print and are accounted for.

Flag #39: You can program a blank line or program the factory default line by entering a 0 (zero) when you are programming an individual header or footer message line.

For more details about using flag settings, see Programming Flag Options on page 65.

For example, for a blank line to print for the 1st line of the header message:

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1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

3To set Flag #39 to 0, enter 390 and press the Void key.

4For the first line of the header message, press 31.

5Press Return.

6Press 0.

7Press the Check key.

About Programming Numbers in Header Messages

If you need to print numbers, you must enter the numbers using the Alphanumeric Code Chart. For example, for the telephone number 999-555-1212, the number 9 is programmed using the character code 39, the number 5 is programmed using the code 35, and so on.

Using Double Wide Characters

For extra emphasis, you can program double wide characters for a specific character or a line of characters.

Normal Size

Double Wide

If you use double wide characters, the maximum number of characters you can use is cut in half.

Department

6 characters

PLU

6 characters

Clerk Name

12 characters

Header Message

5 lines, 12 characters each

Footer Message

5 lines, 12 characters each

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To make a character print extra wide, you must use the double width code 01 before each character as you type in the description.

Programming a Header Message

You can specify a header message to print on customer receipts. The header message can be a maximum of 5 lines. Each line can have 24 characters in single width or 12 characters in double width.

YOUR RECEIPT

THANK YOU

is the default printout for the header message.

You can set Flag #33 to print the Header message or skip the Header message completely (none of the 5-lines print).

Make a copy of the blank Worksheet below for future changes or revisions to your header message.

Header Message Worksheet

Use this worksheet to make your header message. Make a copy of the blank worksheet before you start, in case you make a mistake or change your mind.

Line 1

Line 2

Line 3

Line 4

Line 5

Note

If you enter the wrong character, press the Void key to backspace and delete that character and then continue.

Before programming your header message

1Write out your store name and the header message you want to program.

2After writing out your message, count the number of characters on each line. The following example shows a message and the letter count, including spaces.

INTERNATIONAL COFFEES

21

999-555-1212

12

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INTERNATIONAL

COFFEES

21

222 EAST

MAIN

STREET

20

OPEN 7AM

TO 6PM

15

COFFEES OF THE WORLD

20

 

3

Complete the chart, filling in extra unused characters with blank spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line 1

 

 

I

N

T

E

R

N

A

T

I

O

N

A

L

 

C

O

F

F

E

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

9

-

5

5

5

-

1

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line 3

 

 

2

2

2

 

E

A

S

T

 

M

A

I

N

 

S

T

R

E

E

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line 4

 

 

 

 

 

O

P

E

N

 

7

A

M

 

T

O

 

6

P

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line 5

 

 

C

O

F

F

E

E

S

 

O

F

 

T

H

E

 

W

O

R

L

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the example, blank spaces are added at the beginning and end of each

 

 

 

 

 

line so the message is centered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, you can make the characters double width but you can only

 

 

 

 

 

use half the total number of characters if you do this. For example, if you

 

 

 

 

 

want Coffee to be double wide, you need 12 spaces. For more

 

 

 

 

 

information about double wide characters, see Using Double Wide

 

 

 

 

 

Characters on page 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also use characters other than those on the Department keys,

 

 

 

 

 

such as numbers, punctuation, and international letters. See the

 

 

 

 

 

Alphanumeric Code Chart on page 24.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of a programmed header message:

INTERNATIONAL COFFEES 999-555-1212

222 EAST MAIN STREET

OPEN 7AM TO 6PM

COFFEES OF THE WORLD

To make a space to separate words, press the 0 key twice or press the 00 key one time.

Note

If you enter the wrong character, press the Void key to backspace and delete that character and then continue.

To program your header message

1 Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

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2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

3For the 1st line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 31.

Press the Return key. The header line 1 appears on the display.

Enter the 1st line of the header, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

4If you want a 2nd line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 32.

Press the Return key. Header line 2 appears on the display.

Enter the 2nd line of the header, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

5If you want a 3rd line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 33.

Press the Return key. Header line 3 appears on the display.

Enter the 3rd line of the header, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

6If you want a 4th line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 34.

Press the Return key. Header line 4 appears on the display.

Enter the 4th line of the header, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

7If you want a 5th line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 35.

Press the Return key. Header line 5 appears on the display.

Enter the 5th line of the header, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

8When you are done, turn the Mode key to Off.

Setting the Footer Message

You can also program a message that automatically prints at the bottom of the receipt. For example, you can list your hours of operation, return policy, or a special promotion at the bottom of every receipt. You can set Flag #37 to print the Footer message or skip the Footer message completely (none of the 5-lines print)

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The Footer message can have up to 5 lines. Each line can have 24 characters in single width or 12 characters in double width. For more information about double-width messages, see Using Double Wide Characters on page 27.

For example, the message at the bottom of the receipt can say:

TUESDAY IS 10% OFF DAY!

STOCK UP AND SAVE

Use the worksheet on page 28 to plan your message before you start.

Note

If you enter the wrong character, press the Void key to backspace and delete that character and then continue.

To program your footer message

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

3For the 1st line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 71.

Press the Return key. The Footer line 1 appears on the display.

Enter the 1st line of the footer, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

4If you want a 2nd line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 72.

Press the Return key. Footer line 2 appears on the display.

Enter the 2nd line of the footer, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

5If you want a 3rd line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 73.

Press the Return key. Footer line 3 appears on the display.

Enter the 3rd line of the footer, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

6If you want a 4th line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 74.

Press the Return key. Footer line 4 appears on the display.

Enter the 4th line of the footer, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

7If you want a 5th line, do the following:

Using the round Number keys area, press 75.

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Press the Return key. Footer line 5 appears on the display.

Enter the 5th line of the footer, up to 24 characters and then press the

Check key.

8 When you are done, turn the Mode key to Off.

Setting Clerk Numbers and Names

You can program and assign up to 26 Clerk Numbers so you can monitor sales by individual employees. Each clerk number can also be assigned a 24 character name.

The Clerk Numbers are used in the register modes REG1 and REG2 only. To see the sales totals for each clerk, a Clerk Report is available in both the X and Z modes.

You can spell names by using department keys. For more information, see Setting Alphanumeric Descriptions on page 23.

Note

When entering the clerk passwords, they appear as asterisks **** on the displays for extra security.

After you specify Clerk Number and Names, you must set a flag option so that clerks must enter their clerk number before every transaction. For more information, see Programming Flag Options on page 65. If you do not set the flag option to turn on Clerk Numbers, all transactions listed on reports and receipts will appear under Clerk 1.

After you are done programming clerk numbers, you can check your results. See Printing the Quick Start Program Confirmation Report on page 36.

Note

If you make a mistake while you are programming the Clerk Numbers, press the Clear key and begin again with Step 3.

To set clerk numbers

Example 4: For Clerk #1, Security number is 234

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

3 Using the round Number keys, press 444444 and then press the Amount Tend Total key. The letter C appears in the Customer Display and Clerk Pass appears in the clerk display until Step 6 is complete.

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4Using the round Number keys, press 1 for Clerk #1 and then press 234 for the Security number and press the Clerk key.

5Repeat Step 4 for adding Clerks 2 through 26.

6When you are done programming Clerk Numbers, press the Clear key.

7Before you can use Clerk Numbers, you must activate the Clerk System by selecting Option #1 on Flag 12. Do the following:

Press 121 and then press the Void key.

To program a clerk name

Example 5: For Clerk #1, program name as Sally Smith

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

3Using the round Number keys, press 1 for Clerk #1 and then press the

Return key.

4To program a name, press the Department keys or the Alphanumeric Code Chart, as needed. For an explanation of how to use the Department keys to spell words, see Setting Alphanumeric Descriptions on page 23. Remember, the Department Shift key lets you use the letters in the lower green section on the Department keys. To make a space to separate words, press the 0 key twice or press the 00 key one time.

5Press the Check key when you are done.

To use clerk numbers

Example 6: Clerk #1 has a passcode of 234

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to either the REG1 or REG2 position.

2Using the round Number keys, press 1, then press the Clerk key. Press 234 and then press the Check key.

3The first 2 digits of the display show the Clerk Number when entered and the display shows the Clerk Name. The cash register is now ready for operation.

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Using the Clerk System

If you see the message CLERK E12, RE-CLERK#, or CLERK ERR in the display and you hear the error beep, clerk numbers are programmed and the clerk system is active.

To use the Clerk System

1Press the Clear key to clear the error condition and then enter a clerk number and press Clerk.

2If you programmed a clerk security code, enter the clerk number and then press the Clerk key. Using the round Number keys, press the three digit security code and then press the Check key.

Setting the Machine Number

You can assign your cash register its own number. This is useful if you have several cash registers and want to track which one creates which receipts and transactions.

The machine number prints on all receipts/journal records, and management reports. The machine number can be up to 4 digits long.

After you are done programming the machine number, you can check your results. See Printing the Quick Start Program Confirmation Report on page 36.

To set the machine number

Example 7: Program the cash register number to 1234

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

3Using the round Number keys, press 1234 and then press the +%/PO key.

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Setting X and Manager Passwords

Two Manager Passwords are available for added security:

one password to go to the PRG and Z modes

one password to go to the X mode.

Important

The Manager Password cannot be 0000 (zeros). The cash register will not accept this password.

Caution

Write your passwords down in a safe place. If you forget the passwords, you must do a Full System Clear procedure. A Full System Clear erases all transaction information and programming. For details on the Full System Clear, see Full System Clear on page 103.

After you program a password, you must use it every time you go to the program mode or before every X or Z readings, depending on which you set the password for.

When you enter a password, it appears as asterisks **** on the displays for extra security.

To set manager passwords

Example 8: To set the X password as 1212

1 Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2 Using the round Number keys, press 222222, and then press the Amount Tend Total key. The X PASS prompt and the letter P appears until you complete step 3.

3Using the round Number keys, press 1212 and then press the Non Tax key.

Example 9: If the PRG/Z password is 1313

1 Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2 Using the round Number keys, press 111111 and press the Amount Tend Total key. The PASS prompt and the letter P appears until you complete step 3.

3 Using the round Number keys, press 1313 and press the Non Tax key.

To use manager passwords

Example 10: Go to the X mode, using the Manager Password 1212

1 Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the X position.

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2Using the round Number keys, press 1212 and then press the Check key.

3You are now ready to run an X Report.

Example 11: Go to the PRG or Z modes, using the Manager Password 1313

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG or Z position.

2Using the round Number keys, press 1313 and then press the Check key.

3You are now ready to program or take any reports based on your selection in the first step.

Printing the Quick Start Program Confirmation Report

Now that basic programming is complete, check your results with a Quick Start Program Confirmation Report.

If you made a mistake during programming, repeat only the step you made the mistake in. For example, if only the tax rate is incorrect, just re-program the tax—you do not need to re-set the time, date, and so on.

To print the Quick Start Program Confirmation Report

1 Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2 Using the round Number keys, press 999999 and then press the

Amount Tend Total key.

3After the Program Confirmation Report prints, press the Feed key to advance the complete report out of the cash register.

See the next page for an example of this report.

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Before Going to Register Mode

Your tape looks similar to the example Program Confirmation Report shown below.

The Date, Time, Tax Rate and Department Status shows the information based upon your input.

For more details of the symbols printed in the Program Confirmation

Report, see Running Reports on page 80.

Before Going to Register Mode

Your cash register offers many other features not covered in this chapter. Other options are covered in the chapter called Setting Up Your Cash Register - Advanced, starting on page 40.

We also provide examples to help you learn how to use your cash register. For information about the examples, see Examples on page 104.

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Error Codes

Your cash register makes beeps as well as shows you messages in the display. Some beeps and messages let you know everything is working and others let you know you need to do something.

Table 8 Common errors

 

This error...

Means this...

 

 

Register Beep

The cash register makes a short beep each

 

time a key is pressed. This is normal and not a

 

cause for concern.

 

 

Entry Error Beep

When using your cash register, you must

 

perform all operations in the correct order. If

 

you press the wrong key at the wrong time, an

 

alarm beep sounds and you see a message on

 

the display. The keyboard also locks. Press the

 

Clear key to continue.

 

When a transaction is started in the REG1 or

 

REG2 position, you must complete the sale

 

before moving the Mode key to another

 

position. When an operation is started but not

 

finished in the REG1 or REG2 positions,

 

turning the Mode key to another position

 

makes an alarm beep and you see an error

 

message on the display. Press the Clear key to

 

continue.

 

 

Printer Error or Paper

If a PE appears in the display, check if you are

End

out of paper. Check for a paper jam. For more

 

information about other solutions, see PE

 

Printer Error or Paper End on page 99.

 

 

Clearing an Error

The Clear key stops an alarm beep that happened because a key was pressed that was not correct for that operation.

The Clear key does not erase a transaction that was registered by an operating key and printed on the register tape.

To erase an entry after you press a key that printed the entry on the tape, use the Void key to correct the error.

If the cash register makes a loud error beep, press the Clear key to stop it.

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Error Codes

If your cash register will not stop making a beeping sound after you press the Clear key, you can do three more things.

Half System Clear

If you pressed the Clear key and the error beep does not stop, you can do a Half System Clear. For more information about a Half System Clear, see Half System Clear on page 102.

Partial Reset

A Partial Reset can help if the Half System clear did not help. For more information, see Partial Reset on page 102.

Full System Clear

If you did a Half System Clear and a Partial Clear and the error beep still does not stop, as a last resort, you can do a Full System Clear. For more information about the Full System Clear, see Full System Clear on

page 103.

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Setting Up Your Cash Register -

Advanced

This chapter shows you more advanced programming for your cash register. This chapter covers:

Programming Department Keys

Programming PLU Descriptions

Setting the Decimal Points

Setting the Rounding Rates

Programming Discounts

Programming Flag Options

When you are done programming your cash register, you can run the Programming Report to see your results. See Running the Program Confirmation Report on page 80.

Note

While you are programming, the letter P often appears in the display.

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Programming Department Keys

Departments are a category of merchandise. For example, Department 1 can be Housewares, Department 2 can be Food, Department 3 can be Womens Clothing, and so on. This helps you track what you are selling.

Each department can be programmed as taxable or non-taxable, so that if an item needs to be taxed, it is added automatically when you ring up an item in a taxable department.

You can have as many as 99 departments on your cash register. If you have many departments, you may want to make a list so other people who use the cash register can properly use the department keys.

Programming departments includes up to 6 steps. Not all steps listed below may apply to your specific needs, but you must specify a value for each, even if you do not plan to use that feature.

1Setting Standard and Gallonage Mode

2Programming Multiple and Single Items

3Programming High Digit Lock-out (HDLO)

4Programming Tax Status - If you are using the cash register in Canada, refer to Programming Tax in Canada on page 132 during this step.

5Programming Department Preset Price

6Programming Department Names

For specific information about each of the items above, see the next sections.

After you are done, you can check your results. See Running the

Department Sales Report on page 83.

To program department keys

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

3Press the following, in this order:

Press this...

To specify this...

See this page...

 

 

 

0 or 1

Standard or gallonage

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Multiple or single items

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0 to 6

HDLO

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Press this...

To specify this...

See this page...

 

 

 

00 to 15

Tax status

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and then

 

 

 

 

 

0 or up to a 7 digit

Department preset value

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price

 

 

 

 

 

A department key

The department key for

 

 

this department

 

Note

If you do not want to program a department name, press the Amount Tend/Total key.

Skip the next steps. You are done with this department.

The alphanumeric The department name 46 keys to spell the

department name.

The information is saved in the cash register

4 To add another department, do step 3 again.

To program Department 1 as taxable with no preset price and no description

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

3Using the round Number keys, press 00001 and then press the

Subtotal/w/Tax key.

4Using the round Number keys, press 0 and then press the Dept 1 key.

5Press the Amount Tend/Total key. Skip this step if you are going to enter a description. The department information is saved in the cash register.

To program Department 2 as non-taxable with no preset price and no description

1Put the PRG key in the Mode key slot and turn it to the PRG position.

2If you are prompted for a Manager Password, type the password number and then press the Check key. If you did not program a Manager Password, go to the next step.

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3Using the round Number keys, press 00000 and then press the

Subtotal/w/Tax key.

4Using the round Number keys, press 0 and then press the Dept 2 key.

5Press the Amount Tend/Total key. Skip this step if you are going to enter a description. The department information is saved in the cash register.

Setting Standard and Gallonage Mode

A department can be set for either Standard Mode or Gallonage Mode.

Gallonage Mode allows entering a price with 3 decimal places, representing the cost per gallon, pound, kilogram, yard, meter, or other unit of measurement. For example, $1.499 per gallon.

Standard Mode enters the price using the normal 2 decimal place setting.

Table 9 Standard/Gallonage Mode

This number...

Means this...

 

 

0

Standard Mode

 

 

1

Gallonage Mode

 

 

Programming Multiple and Single Items

Multiple Item Entry allows you to ring up two or more items into a department. For example, if you want to ring up 5 of the same items, you can tell the cash register to multiply the one price by the number of items.

Single Item Entry allows you to ring up only one item in a department. For example, if you want to ring up 5 of the same items, you must ring each one up individually.

Table 10 Multiple / single item

This number...

Means this...

 

 

0

Multiple Item Sale

 

 

1

Single Item Sale

 

 

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Programming High Digit Lock-out (HDLO)

You can specify the most number of digits that can be rung up in an entry. This feature helps to prevent against large over-rings. If too many digits are entered, the error beep sounds and the keypad locks up. For example, to limit ring ups of more than $99.99, set the HDLO to 4.

Table 11 High digit lock out (HDLO) values

This number...

From this...

to this...

 

 

 

0

$ .01

$ 99,999.99 (Standard setting)

 

 

 

1

.01

.09

 

 

 

2

.01

.99

 

 

 

3

.01

9.99

 

 

 

4

.01

99.99

 

 

 

5

.01

999.99

 

 

 

6

.01

9,999.99

 

 

 

Programming Tax Status

Some items must have tax collected by law. You can program your cash register to automatically assign the right amount of tax, based on the department the item is assigned to.

Note

If you are using the cash register in Canada, your instructions are in

Programming Tax in Canada on page 132.

You can link no tax, a single tax rate (Tax 1), or multiple tax rates (Tax 2, 3 or 4) to a department key.

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