Copying from Maple to paste into another application?

Discussion in 'Maple' started by Salmon Egg, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Salmon Egg

    Salmon Egg Guest

    I am a novice at both Maple and Powerpoint. Maple 14 seems to be very
    good at synthesizing mathematical expressions that would look familiar
    to people familiar with mathematical notation. Is there a way of copying
    an expression generated in Maple to another application?

    For example, I wish to have a way of expressing a combination of N items
    taken M at a time. Using the Maple tools it is easy to generate the
    expression between large parentheses of N over M with no fraction bar.
    Similarly, there is an equation in the Maple help section defining
    combinations in terms of factorials. Is there an easy way of taking the
    way the expression appears on the screen and transferring that to
    another application such as Powerpoint? I realize I can use screenshots
    and transfer what I see as a picture.

    Merely copying and pasting gives

    binomial(N, M)


    binomial(n, r) = factorial(n)/(factorial(n-r)*factorial(r))

    Salmon Egg, Nov 11, 2010
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    Axel Vogt Guest

    Not sure, whether you use the Classical or the Standard interface.

    If you want to have it nice in Powerpoint, then you can the menu
    to export as html, which saves the outputs as gifs, may be that
    is what you need.
    Axel Vogt, Nov 11, 2010
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  3. I just typed, in the new interface (not classic), using Maple 14:


    And then simply selected the output, using the mouse, then did CTRL-C to copy, then opened WORD, and did CTRL-V to paste.

    And the the exact output was copied (i.e. the integral sign, etc,, as it appeared on the screen, 2D math).

    Have you tried just using the mouse?

    Nasser M. Abbasi, Nov 11, 2010
  4. Maple copies the expression in several formats. I don't know which one
    Powerpoint would use as the default, but I suspect there is a "Paste As..." or
    "Paste Special..." which would let you choose.
    Robert Israel, Nov 12, 2010
  5. Salmon Egg

    G. A. Edgar Guest

    Also, the OP never said whether he was using a Windows machine, Mac,
    Linux, or what...
    G. A. Edgar, Nov 12, 2010
  6. You are correct, OP never said. But where else would one
    expect "powerpoint" application to be?

    most likely windows, no?

    but in either case, doesn't Linux and mac have cut/paste between
    applications also? I thought Linux did.

    I do not use mac, but I would find hard to believe mac does
    not support copy/paste between apps, being a user friendly OS
    and all.

    Nasser M. Abbasi, Nov 12, 2010
  7. Salmon Egg

    Salmon Egg Guest

    I wish to apologize to everyone who tried to help. I find myself so busy
    just now, that I cannot do justice to the suggestions made. I hope to do
    so in about a week.

    The one thing I will say now is that I am using an Intel Mac Pro desk
    top with OS 10.6.4 although I think 10.6.5 just came out.

    Salmon Egg, Nov 12, 2010
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