How can I change the formatting of the X,Y coordinates displayed in Surfer's status bar?

The status bar in Surfer displays the x,y location of your cursor on the page, as well as the z value of that location if you have a grid-based map. To change the amount of decimal places that display for those coordinates (or to see the full number if it is displaying in exponential format):

  1. Click File | Options
  2. In the navigation tree on the left, click User Interface.
  3. In the Map Coordinate Format section on the right, expand either Linear coordinates if you're using  projected coordinates or Spherical coordinates (degrees) if you're using lat/long coordinates.
  4. Increase the Significant figures or Decimal digits value to the number of significant figures you want to see in your status bar.
  5. Click OK.


The status bar should now display the coordinates with the number of significant figures you want to see.


Updated October 25, 2018

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