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Using Document Blocks

  

With the Document Block feature, you can create Maple worksheets or documents that present text and math in formats similar to those found in business and education documents. If your main purpose is to create a document, you can use Document Mode, which is a Maple worksheet comprised of document blocks.

  

With document blocks, note the following:

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Input prompts and execution groups are not displayed.

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(Optional) Before using document blocks, set your worksheet to display Markers. Icons representing document blocks are displayed in a vertical bar left of the associated text.

  

To activate markers:

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From the View menu, select Markers.

  

You can also create document blocks within Worksheet mode.

 

View Document Block Code

Expand an Execution Group within a Document Block

Switch between 2-D Math Input and Output

Applying Document Blocks in Worksheet Mode

2-D Math in Document Blocks

View Document Block Code

  

To view the contents, that is, to expand the document block to see its code and expanded execution groups:

1. 

Place the cursor in the document block region.

2. 

From the Edit menu, select Document Blocks.

3. 

Select Show Command.

4. 

To hide code again, clear the check box beside Show Command.

  

Note: Document blocks will always try to display something; output will be displayed if available. If there is no output, then input will be displayed.

Expand an Execution Group within a Document Block

  

An execution group is a grouping of Maple input with its corresponding Maple output. It is distinguished by a large square bracket called a group range at the left. As document blocks can contain many execution groups, you can select to expand one execution group within a document block.

1. 

Place the cursor in the document block region.

2. 

From the Edit > Document Blocks menu, select Show Execution Group.

3. 

To hide the group, clear the check box beside Show Execution Group.

Switch between 2-D Math Input and Output

1. 

Place the cursor in a 2-D math input or output section in a document block region.

2. 

From the Edit > Document Blocks menu, select Toggle Input/Output Display.

Applying Document Blocks in Worksheet Mode

  

General Process

1. 

Enter input at the Maple command prompt.

  

Note: These instructions are for Worksheet mode.

2. 

Execute the area, creating output that may be referenced elsewhere in the document. See Equation Labels.

3. 

Intersperse the area with the content that is to remain visible, adding references to the input and output in the appropriate locations.

4. 

Select the area (text and math content) you want to format.

5. 

From the Edit > Document Blocks menu, select Create Document Block.

6. 

Select Edit > Document Blocks > Inline Document Output.

  

The block displays text and 2-D math output only. You can select areas to display 2-D math input instead of output.

7. 

Select the output region you want to display as input. Select Edit > Document Blocks > Toggle Input/Output Display. The selected region displays input.

2-D Math in Document Blocks

  

In document blocks, to execute all 2-D math input, use any of the following methods:

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Press Ctrl+=. This evaluates and displays results inline.

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Use the Edit menu item Evaluate and Display Inline. (This can also be invoked through the context-sensitive menu.)

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Use the Edit menu item Evaluate.

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Press Enter. This evaluates and displays results on the next line or, if set in the Options dialog, simply evaluates.

  

The dual behavior of the Enter key (Evaluate menu item) is set in the Display tab of the Options dialog. See Options>Display.

See Also

2-D Math

Ditto Operator

Document Mode

Documents and Worksheets

Edit Menu

Format Menu

Options>Display

View Menu

 


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