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Options Dialog - General Tab

  

In the Options dialog, the General tab allows you to change basic settings for the worksheet interface and mathematical engine.

  

For more information about the Options dialog and how to apply settings to current and future Maple sessions, see the Options Dialog help page.

Tab Options

  

Mathematical Engine

  

Enable RTF Copy

  

Plot Print Quality

  

Language

  

Help Language

  

User Dictionary

  

Auto Save

Mathematical Engine

  

The Maple engine performs all mathematical calculations that are entered into Maple. When working with several Maple documents, you can run Maple in different modes: with a new engine for each document (default) or sharing one engine among all documents.

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Select one of the following modes and click Apply to Session or Apply Globally:

  

Ask each time a new document is created - Prompts you to specify the math engine whenever you open a new document.

  

Share one engine among all documents - Variable assignments defined in one document apply to all open documents.

  

Create a new engine for each document - Variable assignments defined in one document work independently of those defined in other open documents.

  

Note: This setting does not apply to documents from the MapleCloud Document Exchange. When you open a document from the MapleCloud, it always runs its own engine.

Enable RTF Copy

  

Processing time increases when copying a large selection in a worksheet. Using the Enable RTF copy option, you can disable the copying of rich text formatting (RTF) when necessary for efficiency or enable it for all selections. The default is Only for small selections.

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From the Enable RTF copy drop-down list, select Never, Always, or Only for small selections.

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Click Apply to Session, Apply Globally, or Cancel.

  

Note: This is only available using Windows(R).

Plot Print Quality

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When incorporating plots into print documents, select High Quality from the Plot print quality drop-down list.

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Optionally, for draft documents, select Screen Quality.

Language

  

This feature allows you to override the default language setting on a computer.

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System Default- starts Maple in the language based on the current locale setting of the computer. For example, if you are using an English system, Maple starts in English. If you are using a Japanese system, Maple starts in Japanese. If the language is not supported, the Language field displays System Default and the language used is English.

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You must restart Maple for a change to this option to take effect.

Help Language

  

This feature allows you to override the default language setting on a computer.

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System Default- starts Maple in the language based on the current locale setting of the computer. For example, if you are using an English system, Maple starts in English. If you are using a Japanese system, Maple starts in Japanese. If the language is not supported, the Language field displays System Default and the language used is English.

User Dictionary

  

You can create and maintain a dictionary that works with the Spellcheck utility.

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To specify your own dictionary, enter the path including filename in the desired location or click Browse and select a location and filename.

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To use Maple words that are command and function names, select the check box Use Maple Words in spellchecker.

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Click Apply to Session, Apply Globally, or Cancel.

  

Properties of the User Dictionary file:

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It must be a text file, that is, have the file extension .txt.

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It is a list of words, one word per line.

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It is case sensitive. For example, integer and

  

Integer require individual entries in the dictionary file.

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The user defined dictionary file does not require manual maintenance. You build your dictionary file by using the Add functionality of the Spellcheck. However, you can manually edit the file if an error is introduced.

Auto Save

  

Automatically save all open worksheets.

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Select the Auto save check box.

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Change the frequency for saving worksheets by entering the number of minutes.

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Click Apply to Session, Apply Globally, or Cancel.

  

AutoSave saves a copy of the worksheet in the same directory as the worksheet file. The filename is the worksheet's filename with _MAS appended to it. When the worksheet is manually saved, the _MAS file is deleted.

  

When you open a _MAS worksheet that has been automatically saved, the worksheet is read-only. Therefore, you must use Save As to save the _MAS worksheet as a Maple worksheet.

  

AutoSave does not save the worksheet under the following conditions:

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The worksheet does not have a filename associated with it.

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The worksheet has not been changed.

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The worksheet was loaded using the HTTP protocol.

See Also

Export as Rich Text Format, Kernel Modes, Options Dialog - Display tab, Options Dialog - Export tab, Options Dialog - Interface tab, Options Dialog - Network tab, Options Dialog - Precision tab, Options Dialog - Security tab, Overview of the Options Dialog, Restore Backup, Save As, Using the Spellcheck Utility


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