In this section, you will learn how to open an editor for Maple files. You will also learn about some of the basic Maple editor features.
You can easily open Maple editor. Expand the recently created package and select the Maple file (.maple).
You can open Maple file in the Maple editor by double clicking on
it. In general you can open a Maple editor for files with extension .maple by simply double
clicking on them.
To demonstrate syntax highlighting feature of the Maple Editor, we will explore ready Maple package. Different kinds of elements in the
Maple source are rendered in unique colors. Examples of Maple source
elements that are rendered differently are:
Keywords (module, proc etc.)
Tasks (TODO, FIXME)
Look at the Outline view. It displays an outline of the Maple file including
the modules declaration, procedures declarations, local and export procedures and modules etc. The
Outline view uses icons to annotate Maple elements. For example, icons indicate whether a Maple module is
or local ();
You can find more about the Outline Icons on the Icons page.
In the Outline view, select different
elements and note that they are again displayed in a whole file view
in the editor. The Outline view selection now contains a location indicator
on the vertical ruler on the left border of the Maple editor that indicates
the location of the selected element.