Using the MaplePrimes Text Editor
MaplePrimes uses a WYSIWYG text editor for all user input.
This editor provides common editing functions (e.g., format text and layout),
as well as more advanced features for adding mathematics notation, plots, links
to Maple help, images, and even the content from a Maple worksheet.
To add or
edit a link to a web page, highlight the linked text and click the Insert/Edit
Link icon. In the dialogue box that appears, paste or type the address into
the URL box and click OK. For advanced users, style and target features are
available by clicking the appropriate tab.
an image that is located on another web site (e.g., flickr.com), click the
Insert/Edit Image icon and provide the URL of the image. Additional
information such as description and title is optional, but helpful for some
users. Advanced layout and formatting options are also available in the
‘Appearance’ and ‘Advanced’ tabs of the Insert/Edit Image dialog box.
Plots and Help References in your Post
There are multiple ways to insert math notation, plots and
Maple worksheets within your posts and questions on MaplePrimes.
To insert math
notation, or to copy rich, 2-D math directly from Maple, click the Maple Math
icon. In the resulting dialog box, simply enter the expression. The
expression will immediately be displayed in the preview area of the dialog
box. To insert the math into your message, click Insert and it will be
inserted as an image in the place where your cursor is located.
To insert a Maple
plot directly into your message, click the Maple Plot icon. In the
resulting dialog box, enter the expression that you would like to plot in the
Maple Expression box. The plot will immediately be previewed below. To insert
the plot into your message, click Insert and it will be placed where your
cursor is located.
The entire Maple
help system is available online and can be linked to easily from your message.
To include a link to a Maple help term, click the Maple Help icon. In the
resulting dialog box, enter a Maple command into the ‘Search Help’ box. A list
of matching help terms will appear. Click the matching term and it will be
entered into your message.
Alternatively, you can enter Maple help notation directly in
your message (e.g., ?plot) and MaplePrimes will automatically create a link to
it after the message is submitted.
Including HTML in your message
Click this icon to edit the HTML source of any of your messages. For security and to
maintain the integrity of the pages, not all HTML tags are permitted. The list of supported tags is
Images or Worksheets into your message
You can upload and link-to or display a variety of files
within your MaplePrimes messages.
To begin, click the
Upload File icon in the WYSIWYG editor. In the resulting dialog box, select
one or more files that you’d like to include and click ‘Upload’ to add them.
For each file that you selected, one or more options will appear for including
it in your message. For example, an image or Maple worksheet can be inserted
directly into the message, whereas an Excel or Word file can only be linked to
The link and/or content of the file will be inserted at the
position of your cursor in the message.