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Maple 11 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Updates

  

With Maple you can create powerful interactive documents for use as business or education tools. Many features have been added or augmented in the Maple 11 Standard interface.

  

The following example was created in worksheet mode using Document Blocks.

  

This page provides an overview of the following new and updated GUI features.

 

Annotations in Your Document

Document Block Enhancements

Drawing Tools

Interdocument References

Markers - Updated Interface Feature

Numeric Formatting

Self-Documenting Context Menus

Viewing a Document as a Slideshow

Annotations in Your Document

  

Annotations are notes that you can enter in your document. You can annotate input expressions and text. Annotations can contain information such as content author, content origin or purpose, and more.

  

 

  

The notes are made visible by moving your mouse over an annotated item. Annotations are incorporated by using the Format>Annotate Selection menu option. For details, see Annotations.

Document Block Enhancements

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Previously, some warning messages were not displayed in document blocks. Document blocks had to be expanded to view warning messages. In Maple 11, they are now visible.

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Previously, only the last result of an evaluation was displayed. Document blocks now display all output.

Drawing Tools

  

Maple allows you to sketch an idea in a canvas, draw on plots, or even draw on images. For details, see worksheet/documenting/drawingtools.

Interdocument References

  

The Insert>Reference menu option allows you to access mathematical expressions from another document. Expressions are referenced using Equation Labels. For details, see Interdocument Reference.

Markers - Updated Interface Feature

  

You can display icons that indicate the presence of hidden attributes in the document such as Document block boundaries, execution groups marked for autoexecute, and bookmarks. Markers are now available for additional features such as annotations and numeric formatting.

  

 

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From the View menu, select Markers. A vertical bar is displayed along the left pane of the document. Icons for hidden elements are displayed in the vertical bar next to the associated text in the document. For details, see Markers.

Numeric Formatting

  

Using the Numeric Formatting dialog, you can format numbers in your document: accounting, currency, date, fraction, number, percentage, scientific notation, text, and time. Additionally, you have the option of creating a custom format.

  

 

  

Use the Numeric Formatting dialog to enhance your document for presentation or illustrative purposes. For details, see Numeric Formatting.

Self-Documenting Context Menus

  

An arrow connects input and output as the result of a context menu operation and the text describing the operation is displayed above the arrow.

  

 

  

For details, see Context Menu.

Viewing a Document as a Slideshow

  

Maple documents can be viewed as a slideshow for presentation purposes. The document is displayed full screen; therefore, palettes, toolbars, scroll bars, and menus are not displayed.

  

To view a document as a slideshow, select View and then Slideshow.

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Each top level section of the document corresponds to a slide.

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The cursor in the document determines the first slide to be displayed.

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If the content does not fit the full screen, the content is truncated.

  

For details, see Slideshow.

See Also

Index of New Maple 11 Features