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Overview of Palettes

  

A palette is a collection of buttons representing items such as predefined symbols, expressions, operators, Matrices, and Vectors. By clicking the buttons on the palettes, you can build or edit mathematical expressions without having to remember the Maple command syntax. Maple provides over 30 palettes.

  

You can draw a symbol with the Handwriting palette and let Maple match it with existing symbols.

  

You can create a Favorites palette of the expressions and entities you use the most.

  

You can use the MapleCloud palette to share worksheets with other users.  

  

In addition, you can create your own palettes.  For more information, see Creating a Custom Palette.

Expression Palettes

  

Expression - a palette containing a collection of common operations, trigonometric expressions, and function building tools

  

Matrix - a palette consisting of a dialog that allows you to enter the number of rows and columns required; designate type, such as zero-filled; and designate shape, such as diagonal. Use this palette to insert a Matrix or Vector.

  

Layout - a palette that allows you to add math expressions using layout templates, such as superscripts and subscripts

  

Calculus - a palette for constructing expressions commonly used in calculus, such as derivatives and single, double and triple integrals

  

Handwriting - a palette that provides an efficient way to find and insert the right symbol. You draw the symbol with your mouse and then Maple matches your input against symbols available in the system.

  

Units SI - a palette that inserts a unit from the SI system, or any general unit

  

Units FPS - a palette that inserts a unit from the FPS system, or any general unit

  

Accents - a palette that allows you to insert decorated names such as an x with an arrow over it to denote a vector

  

Trigonometric and Hyperbolic Functions - a palette for constructing expressions containing trigonometric and hyperbolic functions

  

Student Random Variables - a palette for constructing random variables based on distributions in the Student Statistics package

Other Palettes

  

Favorites - a palette where you can add expressions and entities from other palettes that you use most often.

  

MapleCloud - view worksheets shared by other users and share your worksheets

  

Variables - manage all of your assigned variables in your current Maple session

  

Components - a palette that allows you to embed simple graphical interface components (for example, a button) into your worksheet. The components can be associated with actions that are to be executed.

  

eBook Metadata - a palette consisting of a collection of Metadata tags you can use, along with commands from the eBookTools package, to author documents

  

Live Data Plots - create and customize statistical plots

  

Tasks - a palette where you can store tasks that you have created

Alphabetical Palettes

  

Alphabetical palettes include Roman Extended Uppercase, Roman Extended Lowercase, Diacritical Marks, Greek, Cyrillic, Script, Open Face, and Fraktur.

  

Use Roman Extended Uppercase and Lowercase palettes for accents, such as grave or umlaut.

  

Use the Diacritical Marks palette in 2-D math regions where accents are required. To enter these marks, you must use the underscript and overscript shortcut keys.

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Underscript: Ctrl+' (Command+', for Macintosh)

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Overscript: Ctrl+Shift+" (Command+Shift+", for Macintosh)

  

For more information on shortcut keys, see 2-D Math Shortcut Keys

Mathematical Palettes

  

Common Symbols - a palette of common symbols for constructing expressions using sums, products, π, and ⅇ among other things

  

Relation - a palette of standard relations for constructing expressions

  

Relational Round - a palette of relational round symbols for constructing expressions

  

Operators - a palette of operators for constructing expressions

  

Large Operators - a palette of large operators for constructing expressions

  

Negated - a palette of negation symbols for constructing expressions

  

Fenced - a palette of fenced symbols for constructing expressions

  

Arrows - a palette of arrow symbols for constructing expressions

  

Constants and Symbols - a palette of constants and symbols for constructing expressions

  

Punctuation - a palette of various punctuation symbols, such as the registered trademark and copyright symbols, for inserting into text regions

  

Miscellaneous - a palette of miscellaneous math and other symbols outside the above categories

See Also

Custom Palette, Edit Mathematical Expressions, Expression Palette, Show Palettes, Variable Manager Palette


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