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Why doesn't Maple provide enough white space when user reaches end of document ? As you can see below, I have reached almost to the end of the page. I believe the default process would be to bring the cursor to eye-level (middle of the screen). Now in this case, I have to hit RETURN enough times to bring the cursor to my eye level.


Anyone else find this as an issue ?



Hello all, 


This is my first time with Maple, I have been a student of Mathematica for 7 years. I purchased Maple to learn a new software and I have heard great things about it. I somehow dont feel the flexibility of Mathematica in Maple documentations. It seems to be a bit constrained and not very straight forward in some aspects. Please correct me if I am wrong and also point out to tutorials or documents that I should be looking at before nose diving into Maple.

worksheet example here: 

I have faced 2 simple problems which I think is a bug in some form, or I may be wrong. Please advise.

  1. How do I insert Equation 7 before Equation 6? The worksheet wont let me do it.
  2. Why are 'and' and 'in' bolded automatically in SECTION format?

Dear Maple users,

I have very interesting problem with evaluating of only symbolic equations.

The problem is: (In document mode)
When I try to evaluate all numeric values for example typing 1+2 and press Enter it successfuly evaluates 3.
But when I try to evaluate symbolic values for example x + y nothing happens.

I tried lots of things to solve this, but no luck.
Shortly if the equation contains only numbers it evaluates successfuly.
And if the equation contains one or more symbolic variables like (x, y, z, variable1, test1), it does nothing.

What could be the problem?

(Because of this problem I cannot use the document mode, so I'm using the worksheet mode. Worksheet mode works good, but sometimes it is not calculating like document mode)



System is Windows 7 x64
Maple 2016
8 x 3.50GHz Xeon CPU
128 GB RAM
Windows Language is Turkish, (I tried with also USA English, but no luck either)
Keyboard is Turkish TR, (I tried with also US English, but no luck either)

My subsection have so many lines of codes, sometimes I want to disable one subsection, is there simple way to disable one subsection? it is tedious to set # at each lines of the subsection.

Is there any way to say maple dont open specified subsection during the running?

While coding I used _ instead of subscript which I now want to change to create a presentable document.

Does anyone know how I can change all underscores to subscripts at once without going through every single element?


Vince :)

I have a document containing notes from my past semester, which will not open properly. When i try to open up the document maple asks if i want to retrieve the content as plain text, 2D-math or maple input. The document is written in document mode and contains both text and 2D math. When I try to open it in plain text, maple gives me nothing, and with the two other options, maple is just loading forever. Can anybody help me retrieve the content og fix the document?

I am teaching math i high school and we are using Maple. 

A lot of times the students forget to save their work. This is a problem if it is during a test, and the computer runs into problems.

The problem is that their document is called Untitled and i have a problem finding the file. 

The file that Maple usually creates is MAS.BAK file, but when they forget to save, I can't seem to find anything. 

The problem occurs in both MAC computers as well as PC.

Can anyone help.


I am using Maple 2015 and when assigning a name to a function or expression and hit enter, it appears like in the following picture.

However, I want to make it appear like in the following picture:

How can I make that ?

Thank you !

I Have a problem with opening a document

When i open the document it shows a blanc document and this message 

no matter wich i choose, maple just shows a plain document.


Is there any solution to this problem?



I am having hard time understading how a style sheet works with Maple. I am trying to use the "document mode" and would like to change the font used for math.

The first question I have is: How does one determine which style sheet is being used for the current open document?

Second: I have followed instructions on how to make a custom style sheet, as shown here: and saved the style sheet on some location on my PC.

But it seems to have no effect at all. Since when I load it again using Format->Manage style sheet->User defined style set, then using the Browse... and select the file which I created using above instructions, I notice that fonts remain the same. I also close Maple and start again, and select again, but when I start typing in document mode, the font is still italic, even though in the XML I see it says  talic="false" (when I open the file in text editor):

<Font name="2D Math" background="[255,255,255]" bold="false" executable="true" family="Times New Roman" foreground="[0,0,0]" italic="false" opaque="false" readonly="false" size="12" subscript="false" superscript="false" underline="false" placeholder="false"/>

I even tried editing the style sheet I think Maple is using, by hand (it is an XML, and modified the font to be not italic) and reloaded it, and no effect. I even added invalid entries in there, and invalid font names, just to see the effect, and nothing happens, no error or anything. It is as if Maple does not even read the style sheet I just saved.

All what I want to do it to make the math 2D input, be _not_ italic font. I spend one hr on this, and nothing seems to make any difference, Maple insist on using italic for math input when in document mode.

Why is it that the style sheet says talic="false" for 2D math, but when I start to type, it types as italic?


As you can see, when I type, it switch to italic, even though the style sheet I just set, it clearly saying italic=false. There is not one single italic=true in the whole XML file. Why is Maple insisting on using italic?


I am using Maple 2016 on windows. 

I created a new Document with a single command:


Then I right-clicked on the command and chose Explore from the context menu and then clicked on the Explore button in the dialog box. A rectangle with a slider appeared. So far so good.  However, I cannot delete the rectangle from my Document. I tried to select the rectangle and press Delete, Ctrl+Delete, and to right-click on it and choose Cut from the menu. Nothing works.

If I select both the rectangle and the command A=1 all the three actions described above also fail to delete anything.

Help will be appreciated.

I watched a webinar training:   Maple Training for Engineers, Researchers, and Scientists.


The file demonstrated topics and used collapsible regions with a colored band across the document and a + / - sign on the left to open/close the section or region.  Different than the document gray down arrow.


I have searched all the documentation and can not find how to do this.   I have done this in other programs like MathCAD to close and lock a region from viewing or editing of specific formulas.


Any help always appreciated.




I'm an educator (physicist) who has migrated to Maple because of the lower "activation barrier" to get something of interest produced by the student. The students in my courses are exposed to several language (Python, C++, Java) and mathematical systems (Mathematica, Maple, MATLAB.) Many claim that unless forced to used a particular language or system, their first choice is Python and Maple for the reason I cite. 

As a consequence, it is my experience that students truly perfer the math-like appearance of the 2-D Math notation as opposed to the Maple notation. They see it as more natural - again with a lower activation barrier. Hence I see no reason to change. However, I would be interested in reasons why it might be beneficial.

My ultimate question is: do I start them with worksheet mode or documents mode? I'm use to worksheet mode and have found the call and response method easy for them to understand. But document mode has many valuable benefits. Is it worth the increase in learning (and frustration) for the benefits if the students use the software only a few times per semester? Or for some, every week?

I would be interested in hearing about the experiences of other educators.


I have a Document that I have been putting together.  When I insert a Subsection into a section below the title I get a 1D-math input command symbol.  Is there a way to prevent this from happening?  I have not had this problem before. 

It appears there is something confused in the startup of the document because when I start a new document and this doesn't happen.

It's almost like when I insert the subsection it converts that part to a worksheet?????

As an exercise, I'm trying to replicate the table shown at the end of section 10.3 (Creating Embedded Components) of the Maple User Manual, the table on page 308 of the PDF, reproduced here:

I create a 6 x 3 table, and merge cells of columns 1 and 2 in each of rows 1, 2, 5 and 6, and proceed to enter the text and components from the Embedded Components example 2 to look as above. In column 3, I merge the cells in rows 2, 3, 4, 5 in order to place the plot component as shown. The new cell seems to be considered as in the same row as its top merged cell, in this case, row 2.

I can't control vertical positioning in the plot cell in column 3. If I select the vertical alignment for the plot cell (which sets the same vertical alignment for all of row 2), to Centre or Bottom or Baseline, the alignment is to the centre or bottom or baseline of row 2, not of the plot cell. So when I paste the plot into the cell it extends up from the Centre or Bottom or Baseline of row 2, to well above the table's top border.

If instead I set the vertical alignment to Top, then the pasted plot fits into the cell since the top of the plot now aligns with the top of row 2. But that can be an annoying restriction. Also, I am no longer allowed to set the vertical alignment in rows 3, 4 or 5 because of the merged cell in column 3.

Maple document tables need to have two improvements:

  1. The ability to adjust vertical centring in a single cell (merged or not), instead of just across a row.
  2. The ability to resize row height. Currently it looks like document tables only allow resizing column width.

I guess my question is mainly, is there a better way to go about setting up a document table in order to control fairly precisely how it appears? And to get around some of these formatting restrictions?


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