Document Mode vs. Worksheet Mode - Maple Programming Help

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Document Mode vs. Worksheet Mode

You can use a Maple document or worksheet to solve mathematical problems. You can insert images, sketches, plots, tables, and other objects into both documents and worksheets. However, Maple documents and worksheets differ:

Document Mode

Worksheet Mode

 • Quick problem-solving and free-form, rich content composition
 • No prompt (>) displayed
 • Math is entered and displayed in 2-D math
 • Solve math problems with right-click menu on input and output
 • Enter problems at a prompt (>)
 • Math entered and displayed in 2-D or 1-D math
 • Solve math problems with right-click menu on output

Document mode lets you create rich content, and enter text and expressions on the same line. For example, the following solves for x without any commands:  $\frac{\left(x-2\right)}{\mathrm{α}}=1$$\stackrel{\text{solve for x}}{\to }$$\left[\left[{x}{=}{2}{+}{\mathrm{α}}\right]\right]$

This command was performed by using the context-sensitive operations in the context panel on the input.

The corresponding code to perform the same calculation in Worksheet mode is in 2-D math:

 > $\mathrm{solve}\left(\frac{x-2}{\alpha }=1,x\right)$
 ${2}{+}{\mathrm{α}}$ (1)

or in 1-D math:

 > solve((x-2)/alpha=1,x);
 ${2}{+}{\mathrm{α}}$ (2)

Toggle Math/Text entry mode

Press F5 or choose from on toolbar

Toggle 2-D/1-D Math entry mode

Press F5 to switch between 2-D black font or 1-D red font

Evaluate math expression and display result inline

Alt + Enter

Evaluate math expression and display result on new line

Enter

Evaluate math expression and display result on new line

Enter

Continue on next line without executing

Shift + Enter

Switch to Worksheet mode (insert prompt) on toolbar

Switch to Document mode

Edit$\to$Document Blocks$\to$Create Document Block

To start in Document mode

(by default, Maple starts in Document mode)

File$\to$New$\to$Document Mode

To start in Worksheet mode

File$\to$New$\to$Worksheet Mode

For details, see Document Mode and 2-D Math.

For details, see Worksheet Mode and 2-D Math.

Within a Document block in a Worksheet,

 Show hidden commands Edit$\to$Document Block$\to$Show Command Hide commands. Show only results. Highlight commands to be hidden. Edit$\to$Document Blocks$\to$Create Document Block