New Features in Maple 2018 - Interface - Maplesoft

What's New in Maple 2018

Interface




In addition to the new context panel, code editor improvements, tools for encrypting and protecting your content, and other changes detailed elsewhere, Maple 2018 also includes a variety of smaller interface changes that further streamline your workflow.   


File Path Autocompletions

When a file path is detected in an entered string, it is now possible to use command completion to autocomplete the file path or to browse the specified directory.


Menu Updates

Reorganized and consolidated top level menus that make it easier to find what you need. Some of the changes are highlighted here. 


Edit Menu

  • The new Copy Special menu group contains the Copy as image, Copy full precision, and Copy as MathML menu items.
  • Remove Section has been added to the Edit menu (it was previously called Outdent in the Format menu).
  • Image Properties has been added to the Edit menu.
  • Hyperlinks has been moved to the Format menu.
  • The Edit Annotation and Delete Annotations menu items have been moved to the Format menu.
 

View Menu

  • A new menu item Context Panel controls the display of the context panel.
  • The Header Footer... menu item has been moved to the Insert Menu.
  • The Open in a New Window menu item has been moved to the Window menu.
  • The Clickable Math Popups toggle has been removed. Clickable Math Popups are now available by default.
  • The Hide arrow and stay expanded toggle has been added to the Sections submenu. This was previously available in the right-click context menu.
 

Insert Menu

  • The Header Footer... menu item has been added to this menu.
  • The Subsection menu item has been removed.
 

Format Menu 

  • The new Annotations menu group now contains the Annotate Selection, Edit Annotation and Delete Annotations menu items.
  • The new Hyperlinks menu group now contains the Hyperlink Editor and Hyperlink Properties menu items. The Hyperlink Properties menu item was previously available from the right-click context menu.
  • The Indent and Outdent menu items have been removed. The Outdent menu item has been moved to the Edit menu and renamed Remove Section. Indent can be found under the Insert - Section menu item.
 

Tools Menu 

Several options have changed in the Options / Preferences Dialog. 


Display Options

  • Syntax check level has been added. This option controls the defaults for the syntax checker in the Code Editor and the Code Edit Region component.
  • Syntax check automatically has been added. This option controls if the syntax checker in the Code Editor and the Code Edit Region automatically checks for syntax issues. This is enabled by default.
 

Interface Options 

  • The Arrangement of math context menus menu item has been removed.
  • The Quick Help popup on new documents toggle has been removed. The Quick help is now automatically available in the Context Panel.
 

Window Menu

  • The Open in a New Window menu item has been added to this menu.
 

Markers Panel 

The right-click (Control-click, for Mac) context menu for the Markers panel has the following updates: 

  • Added Units Formatting to the Formatting menu group.
  • Added Annotation menu group containing Annotate Selection, Delete Annotation, and Edit Annotation menu items.
  • Added Select Document Block to the Document Block menu group.
  • Added Select Execution Group to the Execution Group menu group.
  • Added Show/Hide Contents to the View menu group.
 

New Shortcut Keys

Several new shortcut keys have been added for opening, navigating, using, and exiting Maple's Help Browser. 



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