To invoke Maple from a computer running UNIX, type xmaple & at the prompt in a shell window. (From a PC or Mac, you just click on an icon). This will open a Maple worksheet in which you can enter Maple commands, receive Maple output responses, type in text or paste in graphics generated by Maple. There are five menus across the top of the worksheet window. We will be using the File menu and the Help menu. The File menu includes commands to allow you to Open a previously stored worksheet, Save a worksheet, Print a worksheet and Exit Maple. The Help menu includes the commands Help Browser and Keyword Search. You should regularly use these help options to investigate Maple commands and syntax.
To exit Maple, type quit at an input line in the worksheet, or select Exit from the File menu.