Maple 11 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Updates
With Maple you can create powerful interactive documents for use as business or education tools. Many features have been added or augmented in the Maple 11 Standard interface.
The following example was created in worksheet mode using Document Blocks.
This page provides an overview of the following new and updated GUI features.
Annotations in Your Document
Document Block Enhancements
Markers - Updated Interface Feature
Self-Documenting Context Menus
Viewing a Document as a Slideshow
Annotations are notes that you can enter in your document. You can annotate input expressions and text. Annotations can contain information such as content author, content origin or purpose, and more.
The notes are made visible by moving your mouse over an annotated item. Annotations are incorporated by using the Format>Annotate Selection menu option. For details, see Annotations.
Previously, some warning messages were not displayed in document blocks. Document blocks had to be expanded to view warning messages. In Maple 11, they are now visible.
Previously, only the last result of an evaluation was displayed. Document blocks now display all output.
Maple allows you to sketch an idea in a canvas, draw on plots, or even draw on images. For details, see worksheet/documenting/drawingtools.
The Insert>Reference menu option allows you to access mathematical expressions from another document. Expressions are referenced using Equation Labels. For details, see Interdocument Reference.
You can display icons that indicate the presence of hidden attributes in the document such as Document block boundaries, execution groups marked for autoexecute, and bookmarks. Markers are now available for additional features such as annotations and numeric formatting.
From the View menu, select Markers. A vertical bar is displayed along the left pane of the document. Icons for hidden elements are displayed in the vertical bar next to the associated text in the document. For details, see Markers.
Using the Numeric Formatting dialog, you can format numbers in your document: accounting, currency, date, fraction, number, percentage, scientific notation, text, and time. Additionally, you have the option of creating a custom format.
Use the Numeric Formatting dialog to enhance your document for presentation or illustrative purposes. For details, see Numeric Formatting.
An arrow connects input and output as the result of a context menu operation and the text describing the operation is displayed above the arrow.
For details, see Context Menu.
Maple documents can be viewed as a slideshow for presentation purposes. The document is displayed full screen; therefore, palettes, toolbars, scroll bars, and menus are not displayed.
To view a document as a slideshow, select View and then Slideshow.
Each top level section of the document corresponds to a slide.
The cursor in the document determines the first slide to be displayed.
If the content does not fit the full screen, the content is truncated.
For details, see Slideshow.
Index of New Maple 11 Features
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