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.
To insert 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.
Including Math, 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
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
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 p, br, img, code, pre, em, a, cite, blockquote, ul, ol, li,
dl, dt, dd, sub, maple, b, strong, u, i, span, table, tr, td, colgroup, font.
Uploading Files, Images or Worksheets into your message
You can upload and link-to or display a variety of files within your MaplePrimes
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 as attachments.
The link and/or content of the file will be inserted at the position of your cursor
in the message.