Maple Flow Questions and Posts

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I'm running Maple Flow 2022 on a Win10 Pro PC...

When looking at a Maple Flow worksheet I press Ctl-F to search for something on the worksheet ...

The search seems to work but the "found text" turns white ... so it is hard to see ... any fix for this?

Also, Is Dark Mode available for Maple Flow?

Thanks for any help.

I read it somewhere along the way but can't find it now ...

When entering Text into a Text Container you can inter-mix math in the Text Container ...

I think it was some key-stroke that told Maple Flow that you were switchng to entering Math ...

Can someone please remind me how to do this.

Thanks for any Help.

I should know this by now but its been a long day learning Maple Flow 2022 and my eyes are rolling back in my head and I'm not thinking clearly ... so maybe some kind soul will gentley remind me how to  specify a the units for a number are Radians ...

When I look at the Units Palette in Maple Flow I don't see a unit symbol for radians ... or did I miss it?

Altenately ...

An example for specifying feet ...
type the number
press Ctl+Shift+U
type ft

An example for specifying radians...
enter the number
press Ctl+Shift+U
type what?

I know Maple Flow 2022 uses Radians by default ... but  when I just type a number without specifying units it could be anything.

Thanks for any help.

Question 1: The Common Symbols palette referenced in the the section titled ... "Solution 2 - Use the Palettes" in Online Help HERE ...

Where is the Common Symbols palette in Maple Flow 2022 ... or is it missing?

Question 2: How can I add it if it  is missing as it looks very handy.

Question 3: Can you create custom Palettes and if so how?

Question 4: OT: Any chance of getting a spell checke for Forum Post ? :-)

Thanks for any help.

I know they must be in Maple Flow somewhere but after 45 minutes of looking ... I'm asking ...

Where are the common scientific constants in Maple Flow?

For instance "e" for Euler's number ~2.71828, or "c" the speed of light  in a vacuum ...

Or must I define them myself?

Thanks for any help.

PS - I'm wondering if prior knowlede of the original "Maple Math" program is expected of Maple Flow users?

I'm new to MapleSoft having just acquired MapleFlow 2022 and am making my way through the first few tutorials.
After a few hours I have started to accumulate some questions ...

First ... is the proper forum for Maple Flow 2022? I didn't see "Maple Flow" in the "Tags" so just checking.

Now my questions ...

I - Page Margins: Are their no Page Margins or Rulers?
When looking at print preview my content shows up split vertically with half on page-1 and half on page-2.
How do I easily keep up with what is on Page 1 and what is on Page 2, etc?

II - Draw Tool: Is it true that the  "Draw Tool" only appears when hovering over an imported image? That has been my experience.
In fact I wouldn't have known there was a draw tool except by accident ... after I had imported an image ... then wondered why the image tool appeared then disappeared ... discovering later it appeared when hovering the mouse over an image.
It would be very handy to be able to draw on the canvas without restricting it to drawing on an imported image ...
Is there a way to draw on the canvas without having to import an image ...
If not I guess one could import a blank image and then draw on that ... or what?

iii - Apps to Create Images: What applications do you use for creating images? I've experimented with PC Paint and Inkscape but wondered what image creation software you guys may use.

IV - SVG Files: Are there plans to be able to create or import and manipulate SVG files? (Like fromInkscape? That would be very handy.)

V - Adding Units:
I saw in the video "Introducing Maple Flow: A Freeform Whiteboard for Design Calculations" at minute 15:53 ...
That you can add Units by holding down CTL+Shift and then pressing U as in the example below ...
    Click on the Canvas
    Type 2
    Hold down Ctl+Shift then press U
    Overwrite the unit placeholder with "m"
    Type +
    Type 3
    Hold down Ctl+Shift then press U
    Overwrite the unit placeholder with "ft"
    Press =
    Press Enter, Tab, or the Arrow key
After numerous attempts, I was unable to get this to work ... is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?
(I was able to get units to work using other techniques noted in the examples that came with the program but the above method
would be useful ... if I could get the darn thing to work :-)

I'm excited about learning and using MapleFlow ... so thanks to any kind soul who has the patience to answer some questions for me along the way :-)

System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit PC

Backspacing at the end of a few math containers on one row will shift them upwards beyond the top screen out of view and out of existence.  Your last chance of retrieval is when you can still see the bottom half portions of the letters/equations before you need to go to the first point and press enter to bring them down.  Once they're out of view, there's no chance to bring back what you wrote - the assignments are still valid.  Also note CRTL-Z will not bring them back. 

Using the hide command after displaying a plot in MapleFlow2022 prevents that plot from being moved.

If you create another plot, then both plots are movable until you use the hide command again, at which point you need to create another plot to allow plots to be positioned.

We’ve just released Maple Flow 2022!

The name of the product – Flow - references a psychological concept known as the flow state. You might know it as being in the zone. That’s when you’re so immersed in your present task that outside distractions melt away, your problem solving skills are firing on all four cylinders, and feel-good neurochemicals flood your brain.

Maple Flow supports a mathematical flow state through a simple design that productively guides the loosely structured and somewhat haphazard way that most people work.

Since Maple Flow's release a year ago, we've regularly added new features through updates, and we're commited to maintaining that momentum. These updates are driven by user feedback, so keep sending your comments and requests my way.

Here’s what we have lined up for you in Flow 2022.

Flow 2022 features a new in-product help system - see it in action here:

In addition to copying & pasting equations and expressions from a help page, you can open entire help pages as worksheets. The nature of Flow means that the help pages have a certain immediacy that becomes very tangible once you start working with them.

You can change the background colour of containers to highlight important results or draw the reader's attention to specific groups of containers.

Prior versions of Flow were a toolbox that needed to be installed on top of Maple.

Now, Flow 2022 is completely standalone, and does not require an existing installation of Maple.This makes managing an installation of Flow far simpler.

A new options menu let you specify how you want worksheet hyperlinks to open – in the same application window, or in a new application window.

We've also made many other quality-of-life changes to Flow. Head on over to the Maple Flow website to learn more or download an evaluation.


I like to know if it is possible to use a for loops in MapleFlow. I've tried a couple of times but it didn't work. For example,


for l from 1 to n do

   for c from 1 to n do


   end do

end do



doesn't produce any result for a

Best regards,


I have Maple 2021 and Mapleflow 2021 installed. The Maple 2021 is working fine. However, MapleFlow gives the error as follows. ERROR: Flow does not evaluate to a module. My system OS is Windows 10 updates till April 2022



I get this error when typing a sigma symbol with some subscripts.

Is there anyway to get rid of it?

If mapleflow doesn't allow typing in this way, how can I type it in an unexcutable Math format like document mode in Maple?

Is it possible to read and/or convert Mapleflow sheets to Maple?

Hi, just some ideas for improvement!

- since MapleFlow uses Maple as its engine, more integration of MapleFlow and Maple would be nice. Some commands that work very well in Maple not always work the same in MapleFlow. For example, BodePlot plots magnitude and phase in Maple but plots only magnitude in MapleFlow

- a better Help documentation would also help. ?command/function works in Maple but not in MapleFlow. It's a bit anoying to have to open Maple just to get help documentation

- a lot of palettes are not enabled in MapleFlow. Again, it is a little anoying to have to open Maple to get some of the palettes copied and pasted into MapleFlow

Is it possible to open or import, and execute Maple Flow documents in Maple 2021?

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