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Sharing Content on the MapleCloud

You can use the MapleCloud to share a worksheet, a workbook or a worksheet selection with other users. If you share a worksheet selection, it will be added to a new worksheet that contains only the text and objects that you selected. You must be logged in to the MapleCloud to share content.

If you want to share content with certain Maple users only, make sure that a custom group has been created before sharing your content. For more information, see MapleCloud Groups.

Notes:

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In certain custom groups, group members may not have permissions to share content or view content shared by other group members. Contact your group owner for more details about your permissions.

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For more information about the MapleCloud Terms of Service, visit http://www.maplesoft.com/cloud/terms.aspx. For best practices on using the MapleCloud Content Exchange, visit http://www.maplesoft.com/cloud/bestpractices.aspx.

 

Upload Worksheet Content to the MapleCloud

Upload Workbooks and Package Workbooks to the MapleCloud

Adding Thumbnails to Workbooks

Updating Cloud Content

Removing Shared Content

Sharing Links to Content

Upload Worksheet Content to the MapleCloud

To upload an entire worksheet or part of the contents of a worksheet:

1. 

Log in to the MapleCloud.

2. 

Open the worksheet that contains the content you want to share.

3. 

If you want to share a worksheet selection, select the text and objects in the worksheet. If you want to share an entire worksheet, you do not need to select any text or objects in the worksheet.

4. 

In the MapleCloud menu, click Save to Cloud ( ).

5. 

Alternatively, go to File menu and select Save To Cloud.

6. 

In the Message field, enter the subject that will be displayed for the entry in the MapleCloud.

7. 

From the list box, select the group in which you want to share the content.

Note: If you want to store your content in a location that is not visible to other users, select the private group.

8. 

If you selected text and objects, you can still choose whether you want to share the selection or the entire worksheet or workbook. To share the selection, select Send Current Selection. To share the entire worksheet, select Send entire document.

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Click Send.

Note: You can share a link to a MapleCloud document with others.  For details, see Copy Link for Sharing.

Upload Workbooks and Package Workbooks to the MapleCloud

1. 

Open the workbook you want to upload.

2. 

From the File menu, select Save to Cloud.

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A dialog box will appear where you can enter metadata information and a detailed description so that others can more easily find information about your work.

The metadata fields that you must complete are: Title, Description and Thumbnail. For more information on entering workbook metadata see worksheet,cloud,metadata.

 

Note regarding package workbooks: You can upload package workbooks to either the packages or private group. When uploading to a private group you must set the Application Type to MaplePackage for users to have the option to install the package from the MapleCloud.

 

 

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When you are done, click Publish and the workbook, or package workbook, is added to the MapleCloud.

After it is uploaded, remember to save your local copy of your workbook or package workbook again. This ensures that all of the relevant Cloud metadata is saved into your local copy. Note that this is essential if you wish to update your package at some point in the future.

Adding Thumbnails to Workbooks

You can specify and upload a thumbnail image for a workbook in the MapleCloud:

1. 

Right-click on an image in the workbook explorer palette.

2. 

Select Set Thumbnail from the context menu.

3. 

Save your workbook to the cloud (see the section on Sharing Content for instructions). The thumbnail gets sent to the MapleCloud automatically.

Updating Cloud Content

To update content in the MapleCloud:

1. 

Make sure you are logged into the MapleCloud.

2. 

Open your content from the MapleCloud.

3. 

Make updates to your content.

4. 

From the File menu, select Save To Cloud.

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In the dialog window that appears, click Publish an Update.

Removing Shared Content

You can remove any content that you shared in the MapleCloud. If you are a group owner, you can also remove content shared by members in your group.

If you are not a group owner, you cannot remove content shared by other users. If you believe that content shared by another user should be removed, you can report it to the group owner or Maplesoft moderator.

To remove content:

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In the MapleCloud, open the group containing your document.

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From the Actions column, click the Delete button.

Sharing Links to Content

All content in the MapleCloud has an externally accessible website address location. You can share a link to this location in various ways, including by putting the link in an email, for example. The link opens the worksheet in the website for the MapleCloud Content Exchange.

 

1. 

Open any group in the MapleCloud and browse to the entry that you want to share.

2. 

Click on the Share button  in the Actions column.

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Click Copy on the Sharing dialog to copy the URL to the clipboard.

 

When a document is in a group that requires log-in access, such as the private folders, the link appends a randomly generated key to the link. When someone clicks on the hyperlink, they are prompted to log in and can access the private content.

See Also

The MapleCloud Content Exchange

MapleCloud Groups

Signing in to the MapleCloud

Viewing Shared Worksheet Content