Thank you Sherri. I thought that was the way it was supposed to work.
The manual is less than helpful with options for manual mode scattered all over the place. The Mastering D700 is a Nook copy and I cant just check the index or table of contents and page around or at least I havent figured that out either.
One thing I havent seen in either book is how to move the little focus point thingy in the viewfinder. Mine has moved over to the right and I cant figure out how to get it back.