Question: Text in 2D without the math

How can I write with 2D math in text mode? That is, I want to create a document with mathematical expressions but I don't want Maple to do any mathematical operations on them. Imagine that you're trying to write a page in a textbook with expressions put in normal notation and interspersed with comments - that's what I'm trying to do. I've tried Text>Maple Input, Text>2D Input, Text>2D Math, Text>Normal, etc, etc but they all just put out 1D. And if I try to use "Math" instead it invariably does some sort of simplification or normalization or some such when I don't want it to touch the expressions I enter at all. Hmmmm.....once again trying to do something very simple with a very complex application.
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