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Working in Worksheet Mode

  

Worksheet mode allows you to quickly perform computations, while having access to the input palettes, context menus, and text input functions such as document blocks. In worksheet mode:

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The input prompt is displayed.

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Math input can be entered as standard 2-D Math or classic Maple Input (1-D math).  See 2-D Math.

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Command completion is supported.

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You can insert images, plots, tables, sketches, and other objects.

 

Starting in Worksheet Mode

Saving Worksheets

Creating Worksheets Within a Maple Workbook

Creating Document Blocks in Worksheets

Execution Groups

Executing 2-D Math in Worksheet Mode

Starting in Worksheet Mode

  

By default, Maple opens in Document mode.

  

To open a new file in Worksheet mode:

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From the File menu, select New, and then Worksheet Mode.

  

To change the default to always open new files in Worksheet mode:

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From the Tools, select Options.

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Within the Interface tab, set the default format for new worksheets to Worksheet.

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Click Apply to Session, Apply Globally, or Cancel.

Saving Worksheets

  

Maple Worksheets are saved as .mw files. When you open a file that is a Maple worksheet, Maple opens automatically in Worksheet mode.

Creating Worksheets Within a Maple Workbook

  

To create a new workbook worksheet:

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In the Workbook tab, right-click anywhere inside the Navigator palette.

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From the context menu, select New, then select Worksheet in Workbook.

  

Alternatively,

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From the File menu, select New, then Worksheet in Workbook

Creating Document Blocks in Worksheets

  

Maple Documents are a series of Document Blocks, but Worksheets can also contain document blocks, along with Maple code. To create a document block, from the Format menu select Create Document Block.

  

You can collapse and expand document blocks to hide or view the underlying code.

  

To hide the code behind a Document:

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As a visual aid, ensure that the Markers feature is activated. From the View menu, select Markers. Document block markers are displayed in the left sidebar.

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Insert the cursor in a document block to be expanded.

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From the Edit menu, select Document Blocks.

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Clear the check box by Show Command.

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To view the code again, select Show Command.

Execution Groups

  

You can insert a new command prompt from the Insert menu. You can choose to insert an execution group before or after the cursor. See Insert Execution Group for details.

  

More information about execution groups is at Structure Worksheets with Execution Groups.

Executing 2-D Math in Worksheet Mode

  

You execute 2-D math in Worksheet mode by using either of the following methods:

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Press Enter. This evaluates and displays results on the next line.

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Use the Edit menu item Execute>Selection.

Command Completion

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Begin entering a command in the worksheet.

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To list all Maple packages, commands, functions, and symbols (2-D math mode) that match the entered text, from the Tools menu select Complete Command, or use the short cut key:

  

Command + Shift + Space, Macintosh

  

Ctrl + Space, Windows

  

Ctrl + Shift + Space, Linux

See Also

2-D Math

Complete Command

Ditto Operator

Document Blocks

Document Mode vs Worksheet Mode

Insert Execution Group

Statement Separator

Structure Worksheets with Execution Groups

 


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