4.5 Entering and Editing Formulas in Symbol Mode - Maple T.A. 10 Help

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4.5 Entering and Editing Formulas in Symbol Mode

Navigating Templates

To edit a formula, use the left, right, up, and down arrow keys to navigate the placeholders. The following figures show navigation through a formula.

Example

  • To edit the exponent, you move the cursor to the right as in figures (1)-(3).
  • Pressing the down arrow puts you on the bottom of the fraction, as in figure (4).
  • Using the right arrow key repeatedly puts you all the way to the right, allowing you to add another term to the equation, as shown in the last figure (5).

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Cursor Movement Behavior Summarized

  • Use the mouse or the arrow keys to move the cursor.

  • The left and right arrows move the cursor between placeholders. When you reach the end of a placeholder, the cursor automatically moves to the next placeholder.

  • The up and down arrows move the cursor vertically.

  • Characters are automatically grouped together as you enter them. When the cursor is over a group, an underline appears beneath the whole group. Use the space bar to separate characters you do not want grouped together.